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Always Night Pads advertise, “Up to 100% leak protection!” 

Uhh… yeah? That’s your only job! It’s not something to brag about. 

Now if you said, “Up to 200% leak protection!” I’d be like, “Ok. Now I’m listening. What is that? You’re gonna, like, stop me from ovulating or something?”

Always Night Pads advertise, “Up to 100% leak protection!”

Uhh… yeah? That’s your only job! It’s not something to brag about.

Now if you said, “Up to 200% leak protection!” I’d be like, “Ok. Now I’m listening. What is that? You’re gonna, like, stop me from ovulating or something?”

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BBC Chief: no more comedy shows with all-male panels      

bechillcomedian:

My Facebook friends share The Guardian link with glee. “It’s about time!” they exclaim, thanking the BBC for finally addressing the imbalance on UK comedy panel shows.

But it’s NOT ENOUGH.

"…every episode recorded from now on will include at least one woman." OH YAY. AT LEAST ONE WOMAN. THANK YOU BBC. YOU’RE SO GENEROUS. Given most panel shows have about 6 members plus a host, I’m not satisfied with, "At least one." Oh yes, because the world is made up of 1 woman for every 6 men. Yes. That sounds right.

Not only that, but I want a promise of female COMEDIANS on panel shows. “I’ve seen women on panel shows. They’re just not funny.” That’s because she was a sports personality or a mathematician! She’s not a comedian! It’s not her job to be funny! Pit her against a mainly comedic panel and of course she won’t deliver the punchlines!

"…at least one woman." I’m sorry, but I won’t be heralding anyone as a hero for women’s rights until I hear, "50% of panel shows will be formed of female comedians." Until then, it is NOT ENOUGH.

Further to this, a friend said, “Surely you would rather be on a show because you’re funny, though, not to fill a quota. Guests should be there on merit, not because they have a vagina.”

Let’s just make this clear: there are LOADS of very, very funny women who are capable of being JUST as (if not, MORE) entertaining on these shows. And they’re not on them. It’s not because they’re not funny. It’s because they have a vagina. “Merit” means bugger-all at the moment.

Give us a chance to prove women are just as funny as men by allowing us the same liberties men have had on these shows for ages. To acknowledge the imbalance of gender on these shows, but then only suggest “at least one woman” should be on each episode is pathetic. At least one woman is still not a balance.

You put one woman on a show with 6 men and if she says a joke which bombs, everyone goes, “girls aren’t funny.” You have one guy tell a joke which bombs, everyone says, “that one comedian wasn’t funny.” Do you see the problem here?

Arguing there should be more balance of gender on these shows isn’t suggesting producers start booking guests based on gender. It’s requesting producers stop worrying about how an equal gender ratio may affect their ratings. Give us a chance to prove ourselves.

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BBC Chief: no more comedy shows with all-male panels      

My Facebook friends share The Guardian link with glee. “It’s about time!” they exclaim, thanking the BBC for finally addressing the imbalance on UK comedy panel shows.

But it’s NOT ENOUGH.

"…every episode recorded from now on will include at least one woman." OH YAY. AT LEAST ONE WOMAN. THANK YOU BBC. YOU’RE SO GENEROUS. Given most panel shows have about 6 members plus a host, I’m not satisfied with, "At least one." Oh yes, because the world is made up of 1 woman for every 6 men. Yes. That sounds right.

Not only that, but I want a promise of female COMEDIANS on panel shows. “I’ve seen women on panel shows. They’re just not funny.” That’s because she was a sports personality or a mathematician! She’s not a comedian! It’s not her job to be funny! Pit her against a mainly comedic panel and of course she won’t deliver the punchlines!

"…at least one woman." I’m sorry, but I won’t be heralding anyone as a hero for women’s rights until I hear, "50% of panel shows will be formed of female comedians." Until then, it is NOT ENOUGH.

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I just fixed a dodgy electric drill by hitting it repeatedly with the handle-end of a screwdriver. I feel all of the amazing.

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Kids today, they don’t know

I remember how freaking excited I was when WInamp started having different skins.

Cleaning that ball in the mouse when it wasn’t working! And that labyrinth screensaver was the most awesome thing ever!

OH MY GOD, SPACE CASE THO!!

My young friends, this is my childhood.

apparently when i was a kid i broke the computer trying to find pinball

i was young and unexperienced and that computer was brand new as well… 

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Would anyone like this water game? I found it while cleaning. The plastic bits look like a wang and balls and the background features a giant child on a phone in front of the Twin Towers.

Would anyone like this water game? I found it while cleaning. The plastic bits look like a wang and balls and the background features a giant child on a phone in front of the Twin Towers.

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