9 Chickweed Rage

012: Day and Night Area Bombing Raids

October 31st, 2022

Brooke McEldowney tells us everything he knows about conception and pregnancy. It's not clear that he understands how any of the experience, especially for the woman, really works. We begin with Juliette showing Edda a useless pamphlet that attempts to explain sex. The very same pamphlet her mother showed her and was not useful to her. Amos & Edda talk about their two possible strategies for conception, both of which sound terrible. Edda claims to wear a string bikini for the first time as a "last hurrah" (?) before her body gets super gross because of pregnancy. Amos has sex with Edda while she's pregnant and they both need reassurance that it was okay. Amos speculates about that inevitable time when their kids will imagine him and Edda fucking. Oh yeah, he also then thinks about Juliette having sex to get pregnant with Edda. And apparently it's something he does A LOT. In a Sunday comic, Edda says "whoops" for reasons we're still not certain about. Then there's a whole nursing thing that's also super gross.

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

The useless sex pamphlet, the bombing raids, and the string bikini are here.
The "coal to Newcastle" sex, Amos imagining Juliette having sex, and the gross nursing are here.
The big Sunday comic with the unexplainable "whoops" is here.

This episode's upsetting journey includes:

  • Norm's $7.99 steak breakfast
  • 9/11
  • Tattoos
  • Door-to-door meat salesman
  • Juliette & Edda
  • Sex Education
  • What is an Eb Alto Horn?
  • Turtlenecks
  • Amos
  • Ovulation
  • Beaver shots
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • String bikinis
  • By the way, the phrase isn't "coal to Newcastle," it's "COALS to Newcastle" and it means doing something unnecessary or pointless.
  • Bringing babies home from the hospital
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly.
  • The bombing of Dresden.
  • Gaslighting
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Breastfeeding

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