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Smart Mouth Newsletter: Roasting Cocktail Weiners on the Hibachi

2024-05-20T22:39:21-08:00May 16th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "Continuing the hibachi/teppanyaki journey from last week! This profile of the founder of Benihana, Rocky Aoki, is interesting, and it features my favorite restaurant critic (and total, unabashed shill), Clementine Paddleford."  Read the article here: Roasting Cocktail Weiners on the Hibachi iTunes • [...]

Mary and Phyllis Date a Possible Homosexual

2024-05-20T22:22:30-08:00May 15th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: 80s | facts of life | NBC “Menage a Phyllis” (November 2, 1974) In the third-season episode “My Brother’s Keeper,” Rhoda famously said the word “gay,” turning a plot about her association with Phyllis’ brother on its head. Two seasons [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Hibachi and Teppanyaki in Old Newspaper Ads

2024-05-20T22:32:11-08:00May 10th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "I recently noticed that people often use “hibachi” and “teppanyaki” interchangeably, especially when talking about Benihana-style restaurants where diners sit at the griddle and the cook puts on a show with onion towers and flying ingredients. Technically, that is teppanyaki."  Read the article here: Hibachi [...]

Facts of Life Does a Covert Gay Episode With Cousin Geri

2024-05-20T22:23:13-08:00May 8th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: 80s | facts of life | NBC “Cousin Geri” (December 24, 1980) Fun game for listeners: Take a shot every time Drew mentions the phrase “gigantic bitch” in connection with Lisa Welchel’s Blair, who is in rare form this episode [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Cultivated Chicken; Japanese 7-11

2024-04-25T15:28:32-08:00April 25th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "After all that hubbub, David Chang has announced he will no longer be pursuing trademark protection for “chili crunch.” It’s so wild that Momofuku thought its cease and desists would be received differently than they were."  Read the article here: Cultivated Chicken; Japanese 7-11 [...]

Drawn Together Forces Xandir Out of the Closet

2024-04-25T13:03:55-08:00April 24th, 2024|

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan. tags: 2000s | Animated | Comedy Central “Gay Bash” (November 10, 2004)For better or worse, Drawn Together represents a very real trend in mid-2000s humor. It specifically sought out to tell the most offensive jokes it could get on air, but that’s what [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: No Need for Tinfoil, the Conspiracies Are Correct

2024-04-25T15:38:50-08:00April 21st, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "In January of last year PBS NewsHour ran a segment that got me so worked up. The topic was the rising price of eggs, but that’s old news; what made me mad was the angle that NewsHour took. Because it was wrong, you see. And [...]

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