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008: Your Views on Herbert Hoover Have Placed Your Bikini Under Surveillance

October 3rd, 2022

Just another day in the life of Edda & Amos Van Hoesen, when a simple trip to the pool ends up with Edda hanging by a thread. A rope? A wire? Look, we don't know. She jumps off a diving board with SOMETHING attached to her bikini bottom and she ends up hanging there for about a week's worth of comics. Amos speculates that it has to do with government surveillance, that someone planted a bug in her bikini bottom. We are not making this up. This is what he says. And so we spend all week on this topic. Sure, sure, there's a brief moment where Amos gets a boner. BECAUSE OF COURSE HE DOES! But does he ever make even the slightest attempt to help Edda down? OF COURSE NOT. He just continues to stare at her like a big dumb idiot. The biggest surprise is that he wasn't just making a goofy "joke" about her bikini being under surveillance. Nope, that's really what's happening. A government agency has put a bug in Edda's bikini bottom, and there's a (roughly) 200-foot cord attached that she somehow didn't notice. For reals. Yeah. We know. It's...it's something. (Part 1 of 2)

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

The bugged bikini saga begins here.
Edda wriggles out of her bikini here.
And we visit the horrible blog cafe and finally see the government agents right here.

This episode's partially bare-assed journey includes:

  • Voicemail
  • Day drinking / day heroin
  • LaCroix Raz-Cranberry
  • Steve Martin
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Depends
  • Wigs
  • Dirndls & Germans
  • Coco Chanel: Nazi sympathizer
  • "At Seventeen"
  • Amos & Edda
  • Red bikinis
  • Diving board
  • Dutch Angle
  • Core strength
  • Fiji
  • Herbert Hoover
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Annie
  • Polly & Lolly
  • Village of the Damned
  • George Sanders (we said Saunders, sorry)
  • All About Eve
  • Wrecked
  • Rhys Darby
  • Gadget Hackwrench...again
  • NASA's space bikini
  • Brooke McEldowney's secret X-rated stash
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • chickweedcafe.blogspot.com
  • Not tipping your waiter
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Pigeons

Show Notes

"At Seventeen" by Janis Ian
"I must think of a brick wall."
Shere Khan in the original Jungle Book.
Here's a little taste of Wrecked.
Recording sound for the first time in Singin' in the Rain.
In case you have a hunger to "dine on words."

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