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Episode #39 - Moons Over My Ami
Fair to say, if nothing else, this episode title is a clear winner.
What prompted all the mooning talk? Oh, nothing. Katie-Ellen just chaotically wants to post her butt on Instagram (as one does).
The Imp of the Perverse
In an attempt to explain Katie-Ellen's sudden and uncharacteristic drive to break long-maintained Covid-19 protocols, Amitai suggests it can be explained with the Imp of the Perverse:
The Imp of the Perverse is a metaphor for the urge to do exactly the wrong thing in a given situation for the sole reason that it is possible for wrong to be done.
At the time of this episode's release Katie-Ellen is approximately 36-hours away from getting a 1st dose vaccination. We'll see what chaos ensues in half-vaxxed summer. If you have chaos dreams for the summer or any strange impulses these days, let us know.
New York Energy
Somewhat to Katie's embarrassment, Amitai shares the shorthand they use between one another to prompt or sometimes celebrate getting out into the world, doing things and putting yourself out there. The energy of "the city that never sleeps" lies in stark contrast to the coastal B.C. towns where the hosts grew up, which are the towns that ALWAYS sleep. The dozy nature of these towns is best captured by the sculpture in Victoria B.C. that Katie-Ellen mentioned, pictured below, that says "Night Is For Sleeping Day Is For Resting."
The Sunday Scaries
Katie shares that her current anxiety level has every day feeling like Sunday night - a concept Amitai connects to well (though adorably doesn't experience Sundays like folks with traditional work schedules). This image from Reddit pretty well sums 'er up.
Where's your anxiety at these days? At whatever stage of pandemic life you're at, how's it shaking out for you?
Dread not withstanding, I think we can all agree Amitai should get a sailor suit.
Walk It Off
Katie-Ellen's been enjoying the new SubStack newsletter from writer/pal about town Isaac Fitzgerald. Check it out here.
Pizza Coming Soon
Shout out to this new East Van Restaurant. They do not serve pizza. They DO serve fun and booze and Japanese snacks and other tasty foods. If you're in Vancouver, treat yourself to a good time and give these friends-of-friends of the pod some business.
Follow them on Instagram to keep up with the fun
This week, Amitai is horny for TIME TRAVEL stories.
Katie-Ellen is horny for Casey Plett's novel Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press)
WINNER, Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Lambda Literary Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction
Finalist, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year
It's the dead of winter in Winnipeg and Wendy Reimer, a thirty-year-old trans woman, feels like her life is frozen in place. When her Oma passes away Wendy receives an unexpected phone call from a distant family friend with a startling secret: Wendy's Opa (grandfather) -- a devout Mennonite farmer -- might have been transgender himself. At first she dismisses this revelation, but as Wendy's life grows increasingly volatile, she finds herself aching for the lost pieces of her Opa's truth. Can Wendy unravel the mystery of her grandfather's world and reckon with the culture that both shaped and rejected her? She's determined to try.
Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.
More on Casey and her books here.
Upcoming LIVE Show
A chance to hang out with your horny hosts LIVE (from your respective home or wherever you're most comfortable). The EIGHTH installment of Katie-Ellen's Online Comedy Variety Show Show OFF GO OFF (SHOW OFF GO OFF: VIII - Half Past June) will happen Saturday June 12th, 2021.
The show takes place online via Zoom and features standup, storytelling, music and fav segment Audience Show & Tell where members of the SOGO community invite viewers into their home and show or tell us all something weird or wonderful or some combination therein.
Tickets are by donation with 100% going to Covid-19 Relief in India.