Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Episode 47 - Conspicuous Consumption

Guest host Diane Trap chose our theme this week. Joe picked the documentary "Queen of Versailles" for us to watch and Amy went with Scruples by Judith Krantz for the book.

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Show Notes

  • Gladys Kravitz was the nosy neighbor on Bewitched. Amy incorrectly identified her as "Edna Krabapple" despite (or because of) having only ever seen one episode of "The Simpsons."
  • David Siegel tells his employees to vote for Romney
  • "Wife Swap" episode featuring the Siegels
  • Jackie Collins's first novel The World Is Full of Married Men was published in 1968. The Stud, her second novel, came the next year. (Pun FULLY intended.) The Bitch was a sequel to The Stud. The later series Amy was thinking of is the "Lucky Santangelo" series, which includes, as its seventh entry, Poor Little Bitch Girl.
  • It was Barbara Cartland who called The World Is Full of Married Men "nasty, filthy and disgusting."
  • Judith Krantz's autobiography is Sex and Shopping: The Confessions of a Nice Jewish Girl
  • Despite owning a pair of underpants depicting Felix the Cat, Amy misidentified him as the subject of Steve Krantz's X-rated animated film. That was Fritz the Cat, based on the Robert Crumb creation
  • Clive James's review of Krantz's later novel Princess Daisy.
  • AIDS was first clinically observed in 1981 in the United States.

On the Next Show

Joe's chosen "Halloween" as his theme. And to that end, Amy has chosen Peter Jackson's horror comedy "The Frighteners." Guest host Matt Marcotte is picking the much less scary (but still funny) memoir The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker. 

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