John Oliver tackles Miss America in this clip.
Youtube commenter Kimberly Chaplan said it best:
It [the clip] goes way beyond the simple snarking of the pageant … and actually investigates its [Miss America’s] bogus financial legitimizing claims. Spoiler alert: they totally do not give as much money as they weasel-word pretend.
I was tagged by marendezvous! So here are my answers:
2. Last time you volunteered for something? What was it, and why did you do it? I used to volunteer a lot more than I do now. The last time I volunteered was a few weeks ago when I spent time helping a student organization raise money on campus.
3. Favorite place to study and why? Although I normally study at home on the chaise lounge with the dog sleeping next to me, I’m most productive when I’m in the law library in my favorite study carrel.
4. Favorite fandom/fandom you are most emotionally vested in? The one about the books! Honestly, the Sherlock fandom is pretty great.
5. Have you ever gone on a road trip? Where to? Why? How long of a drive was it? I’ve gone on many road trips, usually to and from Southern California. That’s also the most recent trip I went on and I think the drive was six or seven hours.
6. How do you normally do your hair? Do you like it? Right now my hair is short so I use bobby pins to keep hair out of my face. I wish my hair was a bit longer.
7. What’s something that can always make you laugh? My dog. I have a Boston Terrier named Bodie. He’s pretty silly.
8. Last book you read for fun and actually liked? Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It was a doozy.
9. Energy drinks, coffee, or soda? Soda. Usually non-caffeinated, but once in awhile, I just need a pick me up.
10. Song that always pumps you up? For me, it’s about feel-good music. I have a whole playlist on Spotify that’s filled with songs that make me feel good. I’m always adding to it.
I will never understand why stripping is seen as degrading.
Like…the job description is literally “I am so hot that you could never get me in real life so you’re going to have to pay me to dance for you.”
Agreed. When the woman who won Master Chef this season did her background/biography piece in the last episode, she talked about being ashamed about the fact she was a dancer at a “gentlemen’s club.” The first thing I yelled at the TV was, “Do NOT be ashamed of that! Most of us have jobs and need money. I’m sure it’s hard, physically taxing work. And especially don’t be ashamed if you like it and/or are good at it. There’s nothing wrong with being a stripper!”
Danny explores Destiny’s launch reception and wonders how much our young gaming experiences craft the way we see the medium as a whole.
Maybe we all just want something different from the games we play, and if we learn to accept that … then we’d all be at each other’s throats a lot less.
dannyodwyer does it again with another episode of The Point.