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What We Learned From Feminista Jones

If you hadn’t listened to our podcast The Philly Blunt yet, make it happen. It consists of fun interviews at bars with interesting Philadelphians. Our first one was with Feminista Jones, with whom we talked race, sex, and activism. Feminista is a mental health social worker, a sex positive feminist writer and author of the book Push the Button, and a community and online activist who launched the National Moment of Silence protesting police brutality and the #YouOKsis hashtag that targeted street harassment. She is a remarkable woman and a hell of a great interview subject.

Here are a few highlights. Regarding unity:

The key to unity is really starting inward, and like how much bullshit have we internalized? As a man, as a woman, as a white person, as a black person, as a rich person, as a poor person, how much have you internalized about this identity that you have that makes you think that you’re different from the next person? And that’s really difficult to do because that means divesting of the privileges that come with these things, and we’re not really ready to let that go. So I think that, in order for us to come closer to each other, we have to shed some things, we have to let some things go, and find the commonality, right?

On the difference between white allies and co-conspirators:

I don’t believe that allies exist. Allies and alliances represent a mutual benefit. And so when people talk about being an ally, there is no mutual benefit to being an ally. A street person is not going to benefit from the liberation of queer people. A white person is not going to benefit from the liberation of black people, and a man with women. So if there is no mutual benefit, there is no alliance. You’re not allies. You’re not on the same level. What I need you to do is be a good person. Because if you’re a good person, you affirm everyone’s humanity, and you will fight for everyone, and you want everyone to be free. 

Wanna hear more? Tune in here on itunes or check us out at the Philly Blunt website.

No Question of the Week

No QOTW this week. We’ll be back next week with another. See ya this week!

 

LA vs Boston Week

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Inspired by this year’s World Series, we’re gonna do Boston vs LA week, so all of our questions will be about those two cities. Hope to see ya this week!

*Photo courtesy of marcfreccero.com.

The Philly Blunt Podcast Interviews Fergie


There is a new Philly Blunt podcast out this week, this one with Philadelphia legend Fergus Carey, aka Fergie. This is a wild one, unsurprisingly. If you’re a podcast fan, do me a favor and check ours out. If you’re not a podcast fan, listen anyway. Any 5-star reviews and subscriptions are GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks, and enjoy the show! I think we’ve got something really cool going on here.

LISTEN HERE ON ITUNES.

LISTEN HERE ON THE WEBSITE.

And be sure to find us on instagram.

Big Lebowski Quiz/Bowling on November 4th!

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Really, really excited about this one: we’re doing a Big Lebowski quiz, followed by bowling as we watch the Big Lebowski. We’ll have prizes for Best Dressed, rattiest bathrobe, best bowling score, and much more. Furthermore, $10 of every ticket sold goes towards The Dude Hates Cancer. So get your team together (up to 8 players) and buy your tickets here. They include the quizzo, bowling shoes, and all you can bowl. There will be a lotta ins, a lotta outs, and a lotta what have yous. For more info, check out the facebook event page. And also wanna send a shoutout to our sponsors, Love Your Block (who are quizzo regulars). Fuck it, dude. Let’s go bowling.

Question of the Week

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In what city did several vats of beer explode, setting off a beer flood that killed 8 people, on October 17th, 1814?

Question of the Week

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Who originally had a hit in 1964 with the song “Tainted Love”?

Hello, and Welcome to “Next” Week

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Is this a quiz about the future? No, it’s a quiz about “next”: whether it be lines of succession, sequels, cover songs, or celebrity kids. Gonna be an interesting quiz. Here’s our schedule:

TUESDAY

  • Markets at Comcast 5:30 pm
  • Sidecar 8 pm
  • O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

Quizzo This Week

There’s no mas quizzo at Cambridge, and Thursday quiz at Birra and Bards is cancelled due to Eagles game. We are on for Tuesday and Wednesday, per usual. And we’ve got an interesting topic for this week: “Next” Week, where all of the questions will be about sequels, cover songs, next of succession, and offspring.

Also, winners photos have been posted on Facebook…finally!

New Podcast Interview with Natalie Egenolf!

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We just released our newest Philly Blunt podcast, this one an interview with 97.5 FM’s Natalie Egenolf. And it is really good. She talks about the struggle in radio to get to where she is now, about the inspiration she gets from her mother, and about a date in which she ended up an unwitting participant in a  dolphin heist. Be sure to check us out, and if you want to do me a HUGE SOLID you can leave us a review and a 5-star rating.

You can listen to it here on itunes.

You can listen here on android.

Or you can listen on the website.

 

Question of the Week

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Who released the song Pink + White in 2016?

The Philly Blunt Launches Today!

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Hey folks, been working on a project lately that I’m really excited about: the Philly Blunt is a new podcast hosted by yours truly, Reef the Lost Cause, and longtime O’Neals quizzo regular Violations Greg. The goal is to do interesting interviews with Philly’s most fascinating people, and we’re off to a good start: our first few guests have all been terrific. Below are the links to each of our first three guests:

Author and activist Feminista Jones talks about what she means by “I’m not interested in white allies, what I want are co-conspirators.”

Documentary filmmaker Tigre Hill talks about corruption at City Hall and the blowback he faced from his Mumia film.

Controversial Philly Mag scribe Victor Fiorillo talks about the Swiss Cheese pervert, the article that resulted in the most hate mail, and his brief time running a swingers club.

If you could do me a HUGE solid and subscribe to the podcast and rate it on itunes, that would be TRE-MEN-DOUS. And if you want more exclusive content (exclusive, folks! These are things I will NEVER reveal to you at quizzo!) please be sure to follow us on the following:

The Philly Blunt on Facebook.

The Philly Blunt on Twitter.

The Philly Blunt on Instagram.

Question of the Week

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What Harlem Renaissance writer wrote his masterpiece Cane in 1923?

Question of the Week

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The town of Cambridge Springs, PA became known as a “veritable Mecca to chronic hobos” after this author of the book The Ways of the Hobo raved about it. Who was he?