Fake Geek Girls
Episode 64

Comedy as a Tool

Melissa Brinks published on
Welcome to episode 64, in which we fundamentally destroy all humor by examining it and explaining every joke. Except Jim Carrey's teeth, which remain an enigma and a horror to all.

Mistakes: Missy didn't revisit A Modest Proposal before recording, and mistakenly said it's about solving world hunger. It's actually about classism—Jonathon Swift (satirically) suggests that poor Irish parents sell their children to wealthy people as food.

What Missy's Been Up To:


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


You Should've Asked by Emma (the comic about housework and emotional/mental labor)
Sweaty Palms, edited by Liz Enright & Sage Coffey

What Merri's Been Up To:


The Handmaid's Tale

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Why Do Puns Make People Groan? by Julie Beck
da share z0ne, if we haven't explained this to the point where it's no longer funny
Everything Wrong With "Everything Wrong With"
Movies With Mikey on Monster Factory
Shocking New Study Says Men Don't Play Video Games by Melissa Brinks
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? (specifically the joke we spoiled)

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