Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Episode 105 – Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In this episode, Liz and Heather take a crack at listing the top ten best parody movies ever! This, of course, leads us to define what a parody movie is. We also give a little history on why we each think the movies on our respective lists deserve to be there. Enjoy!

par·o·dy (noun): an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In deciding on our top ten list, Liz and Heather each created their Top 5 lists, which were kept secret, only running them through Producer Craig to make sure we did not have duplicates on the list. Here is a rundown of each list.

Heather                                                 Liz

#5:   Wayne’s World                                      Robin Hood: Men in Tights

#4:   Austin Powers: Goldmember                UHF

#3:   21 Jump Street                                     Spaceballs

#2:   Anchorman                                           Galaxy Quest

#1: Tropic Thunder                                       The Pirate Movie

Honorable Mention: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Go check out our Twitter draft to weigh in on who had the better list!

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The Twitters Speak

We asked our awesome followers on Twitter to throw in some of their favorite parody movies of all time, and they gave us some others to consider. Shout outs to everyone who contributed!

Nerdy Bitches Book Club Selection

Our next book for the Book Club will be Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising book cover

So, get your library card out and dig in with us! We will hit this one in a couple of weeks.

Come See Us

Heather will be at the Salt Lake Fan X show in Utah in September.

Liz will be at The Fandemic Tour in Houston also in September.

 

Something to watch: Making Fun: The Story of Funko on Netflix.

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Episode 104 – Sheroes

In this episode, Heather and Liz sit down to discuss Sheroes: the women who inspired us as we grew up and influenced how we saw life. This term is also used to describe women who fight for women’s equality and rights. The term can be a little controversial, since the term “hero” is supposed to be gender neutral, but usually is geared towards men.

Sheroes

Who inspired us growing up? We talk about our direct sheores when we were kids, and some of the lack of female representation in the world (and some that were always there, but have just recently came to know about). Family, athletes, historical, and fictional figures all make the list.

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Who inspires us NOW? Who are the women today who inspire us to work on making the world a better place? Public figures, media gurus, fictional women, and the youth of America.

Who are our historical female heroes? We each highlight a women in history who shaped the way we see the world, whether we knew their names or not. Hint: Heather and Liz both chose women from NASA’s history. Click HERE for the photo Heather references in the episode.

Tiny Baby Liz with the Space Shuttle circa 1978ish

In Context Internet Quote

You’ve come a long way, baby! – Virginia Slims, 1968

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Episode 103 – Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss mainstreaming nerd culture across generations. Has nerdom become more acceptable in mainstream society? Are nerds the new hipsters or exclusive club? Will Liz and Heather ever choose to clean their respective homes if they can get away with it? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

Heather has returned from her adventures with several comic cons in California and has much to say about them, compared to our experiences with Comicpalooza. Both are looking forward to the upcoming Fandemic Tour in Houston, so hopefully Liz will be able to attend and report.

Liz and Heather debate whether or not NERD has actually gone mainstream, or if it is specific to certain fandoms/genres. They also discuss how this has changed over the generations and some of the potential jumping off points.

We also talk quite a lot about cleaning (or not), and other off-the-rails topics, as usual.

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God Damn Millennials… walking around like they rent the place!

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

VIDEO – 100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Did you listen to our 100th episode live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity?? It was pretty awesome! We have loved being part of your earholes for over 3 1/2 years and are looking forward to the future! (LISTEN HERE)

Our amazing friend Seale was on hand during this celebratory event to video, and it is now available on the Nerdy Bitches YouTube channel! You can also watch the video below.

100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

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Thank YOU!

We want to send a heartfelt thank you out to all of the people who made this episode and video happen! First, thank you to Producer Craig for always making sure we sound good, and for helping to host the game and keep things moving along! Second, thank you to Paul (aka Operaman) for always being the show’s #1 fan and supporter, and also for taking Liz’s niece out of the room so she wouldn’t be scarred for life!

Next, we of course want to take the ever talented Seale Adams for volunteering his time and abilities to take amazing video, both of this show and our Women in Podcasting panel. You are completely awesome!!

To our Houston-area podcast friends at Cult 45, Dogfin Studios, and Carla Sue Houston for being there to support us, as always! You guys are the best!

Thanks also to the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s The Signal for coming out to cover the event! This is Liz’s alma mater, so finding that they took an interest in our little dog and pony show was a delight! You can read more about that here: https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/06/18/a-houston-natives-first-time-at-comicpalooza/

And finally, thank you to ALL of the strangers who came out to play the game with us and for being awesome participants! We couldn’t have done it without you! We were in a tough timeslot, and up against the Star Trek Q&A, so having a packed room was amazing!

xo, Liz and Heather

Fan Fiction

Episode 102 – Fan Fiction

In this episode, Heather is out on assignment, enjoying all of the awesome things California fan conventions offer, so Liz was joined by special guest host Mandy to read some erotic fan fiction! Mandy is the host of CasterQuest, an awesome podcast that covers Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, Game of Thrones, and does an annual 4th of July fan fiction episode!! We decided to take the plunge into this entertaining and disturbing world!

Trigger Warning: This episode contains erotica and some disturbing mental imagery and is 100% not safe for work or children. You have been warned…

Fan Fiction

 

Fan Fiction

Disclaimer: None of the stories included belong to us, thankfully. We are also not shaming anyone for what they write. Please continue with your amazing stories! We will do our very best to let you know where you can find these gems for yourself! Most of our stories came from FanFiction.net, fyi. Please also note we are day drinking throughout this episode. Sometimes straight from the bottle.

Fan Fiction

Time Stamps:

9:47: Frosted Tips by Lana in Macondo: Erotic, disturbing. This story features Ted Cruz and Guy Fieri heading on over to FlavorTown. (https://lanamacondo.tumblr.com/post/144719920453/frosted-tips)

17:51: Famous Last Words by madame.alexandra: Humor, erotic-light. This story features Han and Leia, some time after A New Hope. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12959549/1/Famous-Last-Words)

24:27: RoadKill by Piper Julian: Humor, death. This story recounts the final showdown between Harry Potter, Voldemort, and an unlikely ally! (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5251386/1/Roadkill)

33:53: Promo: CasterQuest (duh!)

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35:42: You Can’t Do That With The Force!! by Dark Poltergeist: Seriously erotic; excerpt. This story features Han and Leia at a party, and a pretty stupid, farm-boy Luke. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12832158/1/You-Can-t-Do-That-With-The-Force)

56:02: Nerdy Bitches Patreon Promo

56:47: Don’t Worry, Frodo. We’ll Get the Chance by Twisted Angel 08. Seriously erotic, hobbit-on-hobbit action. In this story, we are actually only covering Chapter 2: A Mouthful of Frodo. You can read the entire story at the link below. We also end up bringing OperaMan in for part of this story, just so we can watch his face while we read. It was well worth it. (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8758740/2/Don-t-Worry-Frodo-We-ll-Get-The-Chance)

 

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Women in Podcasting panel at Comicpalooza 2018

VIDEO – Women in Podcasting Panel at Comicpalooza 2018

Hey there! We know that you heard us talk about the Women in Podcasting panel we hosted at Comicpalooza this year, but we didn’t use the audio for an actual podcast episode. That is because our amazing friend Seale Adams showed up to video the whole thing and put together a really slick piece of work! It is available on our Nerdy Bitches YouTube Page. We are also embedding the video here, but encourage you to go give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our page! We are looking to add even more content going forward!

You can find the other ladies on the panel at:

Enjoy the panel! If you have questions you would like for us to answer in future panels, please comment below.

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap-Up

Episode 101 – Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up

In this episode, we briefly try to do our Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up, and fail miserably at the “brief” part! There was SO much going on, and we just couldn’t help ourselves!! So listen to us gush about the amazing time we had, all of our awesome panels, our friends, and did we mention the celebrities??

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap-Up

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up

We not-so-briefly go through each day of the convention and talk about the awesome panels we attended, the panels we hosted, and how much fun it was to finally see each other again since Heather moved away!

There are probably some really long tangents about Harry Potter meet-ups and other things, but the conversation was fun, so we left them in.

Quick Review

  • Thursday – Badge pick up, reuniting with our friends, and grabbing lunch
  • Friday – Matinee Hereos panel, Peter Mayhew (moderated by Brandon from Cult 45), Liz gushing about TALKING to Peter Mayhew, and a lot on our trivia show down game show with Cult 45 podcast. The live stream for that show is available here.

After recording with Shasie, Heather made it to the Cult 45 Podcast live show. Liz was late and missed it since the room was PACKED! As a small consolation, she did get to say hello to (and get a wave and hello in return from) Tom Holland. After that, we had our LIVE show, which you can find here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-100-live-from-comicpalooza-with-cards-against-humanity/http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-100-live-from-comicpalooza-with-cards-against-humanity/

  • Sunday: We had our Women in Podcasting panel, which we hosted. The panel included Mandy from CasterQuest, Miss Jenny Kelley, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds. It was a great panel, and we are looking forward to seeing the video captured by Seale when it is available!

Women in Podcasting panel

Now, we are exhausted! Heather is going out on assignment for a few weeks to a couple of other conventions. In the meantime, Liz will be joined by guest host Mandy until Heather is back! Look for those episodes coming soon!

 

Thanks again to the team at Comicpalooza for our third time as part of their official podcasting program. We have a great time every year, and this is definitely our favorite convention! We are already looking forward to next year!

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Episode 100 – LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

It’s finally here!! In this episode, we are celebrating our 100th episode LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity!! We also had some very special guests and listeners leave some awesome messages, and you will hear those throughout the live game play. Heather and Liz were back in the same state again, so it only made sense to make this milestone episode something special!

Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Winner with runners-up

LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity!

We may have stretched time a little to make this milestone happen when and how it did, but it was totally worth it! Our podcasting room was packed with people sitting along the walls just to watch. A big chunk of the audience played the game WITH us in a tournament-style show down to get to a single winner of our amazing Nerdy Bitches trophy (which is a female body building trophy, in actuality, but the caption on the trophy says it all!). And believe me, they WANTED this trophy. Our reigning champion from 2017 was there to defend his title, even though we told him we wouldn’t take away his trophy.

Who WOULDN’T want this little gem in their trophy case??

The game play was amazing, loud, and a great deal of fun, and we really hope you enjoy. Note: It has been edited to cut out the boring parts while we overexplain the modified rules, people are shuffling cards, and lining up. You are getting the solid action!

Shout Outs!

We put out an invitation via social media for anyone who wanted to send in a congratulations message, and we have included those soundbites and voicemail messages throughout the show. We love these folks and really appreciate them taking the time to send in a message! If they have a podcast, we are linking it below.

We want to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone who has participated in making this 100th episode amazing!! Thank you to:

  • Producer Craig, for always making us sound like we know what we are doing!
  • OperaMan, for always being a supportive listener and one who provides us with great feedback.
  • Cult45 Podcast for being awesome brothers-in-arms to our show and to Brandon for acting as bouncer during the show when some idiots got a little rowdy!

And a GIGANTIC thank you to Seale Adams for coming all the way in just to film our little dog and pony show!! We cannot wait to share his videographic genius with all of you via our YouTube Channel when it is completed!

R to L: Heather, Seale, Liz  – Live from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

 

Thank you to all of our listeners for allowing us to hit this milestone in our podcasting careers. We are looking forward to many more and have some awesome things in the works, so stick around!!

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We are so grateful for anyone who leave a 5-star rating and review in Apple Podcasts. A word of warning – Apple does not allow “offensive language” in their reviews, so if you mention the name of the show, or bitches or whatever, it will eat the review and we will never know your lovely thoughts. I have found that just typing b*tches is more than sufficient to make it past the censors. We would love to hear from you!

xo,

Liz and Heather

 

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Black Panther

Episode 99 – Black Panther

In this episode, Liz and Heather took a break from Comicpalooza to sit down with blogger and lifestyle guru, Shasie (Shasie’s World) to talk ALL about Black Panther! We will be focusing on the character of Black Panther, not just the stand-alone movie, so we will be discussing Captain America Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War with SPOILERS all over the place. Also, please excuse the audio. When recording quickly on-the-go, we had a few slip-ups!

Black Panther

Black Panther

Again, SPOILERS! We sat down with Shasie at Comicpalooza to talk all about the character, Black Panther, and will crossover into the different movies he has been in. We jump right on in and talk about all of the crazy things that happen in all of the movies and what is going to happen during the next group of movies that we know are coming.

We love Black Panther. Period. When he pops up in Civil War in the chase of Winter Soldier, we were surprised and excited. We talk about villians, and how well Marvel is doing at bringing in villians who you can somewhat relate to and can feel (especially Killmonger).

We do jump around to talk about some of the rest of the MCU and had a great time.

PROMO: Happily Ever Aftermath

Happily Ever Aftermath

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Episode 98: Classic Movie Review: Hook

In this episode, Heather and Liz dive into another Classic Movie Review: Hook (Listener’s Choice)! This selection came from the listeners in our most active Twitter poll to date! Our choices were Stand and Deliver, Hook, Spider-Man (2002), and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, based on guests coming to 2018’s Comicpalooza here in Houston! Hook took the victory in the last few minutes, so here we go!!

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2018 Comicpalooza

Reminder that we are only a WEEK away from Houston’s biggest fan convention of the year! Join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 25 – 27, 2018. We will be hosting/participating in three panels this year, so make sure you find us at the following times to say hello and win some prizes!

  • Friday, May 25: 5-6 p.m. (Room 352C): Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF with Cult 45 Podcast
  • Saturday, May 25: 5-6 p.m. (Room 352C): Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th Episode with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27: 2-3 p.m. (Room 352C): Women in Podcasting

Get your passes today at www.comicpalooza.com!

Classic Movie Review: Hook

We chose Hook as one of the options for our poll based on our favorite character from the movie, Dante Basco, attending the convention this year! You may remember him better as, “RUFIO! RUFIO! ROOF-EEE-OOOOO!” This may come up again 😉

Listen in to our point-by-point review to see if this classic from our teenage years really holds up over time. Also, learn why Tink is clearly the REAL villian of Neverland, and why naming a kid Thud Butt could have life-long consequences and strategic advantages.

 

PROMO: CasterQuest

After you finish with our show, head on over to visit with Mandy and Xavier at CasterQuest! They cover The Kingkiller Chronicles, Game of Thrones, Erotic Fan Fiction, and if you take a trip in your time machine, you can see Liz guest host on a re-record of episode 11: Doogie Howser and the Rolling Meth Lab! You can find them on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and wherever you find awesome podcasts! You can also catch them on Twitter @casterquest!

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