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Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Cat Planet on May 05, 2014, 07:06:43 pm
People often post things like "oh, I like the F Plus but I found this episode hard to listen to". What are your personal dislikes? This is in no way implying that this subject matter is bad or should not be made fun of in the future.

I, personally, like all the fetish episodes, even if it's about pushing your cock into someone else's eye. The only episode I wasn't able to get through is the Christian Domestic Discipline one - I expected funny spanking fetishists (nothing wrong with consensual BDSM) but got straight up domestic abuse. Also the Conservatives one, as I'm from Russia and the subject of homophobia is a little bit close to me, my friends have suffered from it. I found it hard to be repulsed by /r/mensrights people, as I think that dying alone and unloved will be punishment enough for them.

What about you?
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 05, 2014, 07:30:34 pm
The thing that I have the most trouble dealing with while listening to the podcast, more so than gross fetishes or loathsome ideologies, is secondhand embarrassment.  I've only listened to the NaNoWriMo episode once because it's just so cringeworthy and embarrassing and awful, and I only recently gathered up the strength to power through the Epic Rap Battles of History segment of the Debate.org episode more than one time.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Cat Planet on May 05, 2014, 07:32:24 pm
What about CodeCat's dating profile?
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 05, 2014, 07:34:30 pm
CodeCat's dating profile is just hilarious because it seems more like he's trying way too hard to be nerdy and quirky and interesting, rather than actually being a fucking awful dork.  (He is a dork, but not one that I can't hear being talked about without cringing hardcore.)
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Isfahan on May 05, 2014, 07:42:25 pm
Dickbugs episode. I know it's the cool thing or whatever to say you got through it no sweat, but during the recording I actually felt my gag reflex mildly engage once or twice. The adult baby episode was also gross.

Regarding NaNoWriMo, I much enjoy that episode, both recording and listening back to it, because I love shitty writing, especially shitty writing from people under the delusion that it's good writing. I think the secondhand embarrassment kicks in for me when I can tell that someone is genuinely unaware that they're being horrible and cringe-inducing, but for people who try too hard, like CodeCat and that guy in the cosplay episode who lied about scaring a guy outside of an Albertson's, they know exactly what they're doing, so they get no sympathy from me.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on May 05, 2014, 07:44:44 pm
I can't listen to the Sherlock episode. It is bar none the most fucking obnoxious perfect storm of Things I Enjoy Being Taken Over By Idiots and TUMBLR TUMBLR TUMBLR that I have only ever listened to it once.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Adept on May 05, 2014, 07:55:41 pm
The extreme body modification / Boy You Guys Sure Hate Frenulums one. I'm fairly squeamish for bodily injury, and that's the only episode I've had to stop halfway through - I was getting lightheaded and was worried I might faint. Perhaps against my better judgement, I did finish it later after the world stopped spinning around me, but I think that will remain a one-time listen for me.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Cat Planet on May 05, 2014, 08:03:19 pm
Dickbugs episode.
Isfahan, May 05, 2014, 07:42:25 pm

Out of curiosity, what was the thing that grossed you out? The Maggot Faggot story was pretty gross but everything else was just funny for me. I also marvel at how you managed to record this episode without reading Blowfly Girl. Although, this would have made you throw up for real.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: KingKalamari on May 05, 2014, 08:14:30 pm
Dickbugs episode.
Isfahan, May 05, 2014, 07:42:25 pm

Out of curiosity, what was the thing that grossed you out? The Maggot Faggot story was pretty gross but everything else was just funny for me. I also marvel at how you managed to record this episode without reading Blowfly Girl. Although, this would have made you throw up for real.
Aevi, May 05, 2014, 08:03:19 pm

Yeah, the Maggot part was really the only part of that episode I had trouble with (Mostly because I have a big thing about spoiled food in general) The rest of it was just too ridiculous to be gross to me.

The episode that still gives me the most trouble to listen to is She Thinks my Sex are Spexy. The actual glasses fetishism was fine it was all the authour's other, weirder medical ailment fetishes that made my skin crawl: All the cancer, and paralysis and blood transfusions stuff just gave me the goddamn willies.

I also made it about halfway through the Dark Fetish episode of Lou reads before having to stop and will probably never get around to the puke fetish episode of his...
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Isfahan on May 05, 2014, 08:45:41 pm
Out of curiosity, what was the thing that grossed you out?Aevi, May 05, 2014, 08:03:19 pm

I think it was a combination of a dude slipping maggots down his urethra and then smearing rotten pizza on his dick. Like, that's something my brain associates with a smell, and not specifically rotten pizza. Any kind of rotten food, holy shit.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: MISANDRY CANNON on May 05, 2014, 08:48:31 pm
The bug episode didn't get to me. But now that I am reading other people describe their reactions and to what. It's kind of making me gag. Retroactive queasiness is setting in hard.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 05, 2014, 09:09:51 pm
To be honest I haven't listened to dickbugs in a long time, so maybe I should go back and see how awful it is.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Tiny Prancer on May 05, 2014, 09:24:34 pm
I've purposely avoided listening to the dickbugs episode and probably will continue to do so because bodily insect infestation/parasites are pretty high up on things that freak me out. I still haven't listened to the adult baby or sex are spexy episodes for similar reasons, since they've kind of attracted quite a bit of infamy.

The only episode I can think of as never having listened to again because it made me so uncomfortable is "What's Louisville Got To Do With It?" because it was so obvious that the woman involved was seriously mentally ill and desperately needed help and it made me super uncomfortable about focusing on her as a point of comedy. I'm admittedly inconsistent about this because I enjoyed the Jonathan Lee Riches and Amy Lee and MAI-TRANG THI NGUYEN (PRONOUNCED AS ‘WIN) episodes, because the delusions involved were just so elaborately ridiculous (and the Dozerfleet episode because his obsessive recording of his life were so intensely detailed that the fact he doesn't have the ability to realize he is the source of all of his problems just by reading his own writings is stunning). The Louisville episode is too general paranoid schizophrenia for me to find funny.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Lemon on May 05, 2014, 09:27:36 pm
but during the recording I actually felt my gag reflex mildly engage once or twice.
Isfahan, May 05, 2014, 07:42:25 pm

Oh, I know. It's audible in the episode.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 05, 2014, 09:31:29 pm
I'm admittedly inconsistent about this because I enjoyed the Jonathan Lee Riches episode,Tiny Prancer, May 05, 2014, 09:24:34 pm
Good thing Jonathan Lee Riches is just a weird goofball who enjoys wasting the legal system's time and resources and not actually mentally ill, I guess.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: 🍆 on May 05, 2014, 09:37:57 pm
Dickbugs for sure. I am far from an insectophobe but that one is nearly impossible to deal with. It took me about three hours to get through that episode the first time.  I've relistened to it only a few times since then, but only once have I relistened to the last story, because as hilarious as the ridiculists are, maggots... in there... ugh.

A few stories in the other episodes are borderline difficult to listen to but are saved by absurdity, like the sock transformation one. Ewww sweaty feet and incest and bizarre child abuse.

Lou Reads is a lot worse though. I made it through the recent Return to Pozworld episode, even the part about urinal drinking, but the recent one about... um... butt abuse was so horrible. I made the mistake of trying to listen to it at work and at one point dropped all the stuff I was carrying in horror at one particular turn of phrase (don't remember what it was, don't want to go back and find out). I got a little over 10 minutes into that before I stopped, deleted the episode and considered reformatting my iPod. The one with the forum where people fantasize about torturing and killing women was another one I couldn't finish.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: count_actuala on May 05, 2014, 10:31:04 pm
I've listened to dickbugs three times, purposely.

I have yet to finish the childfree episode or start the unschooling episode.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Ansemaru on May 06, 2014, 01:55:46 am
I haven't listened to the dickbugs episode a second time because of the rotten pizza segment. Well, most of it, but that was the part that was hardest for me to get through- apparently decay is way nastier to me than insects. THAT SAID the other episodes I have the most trouble with are the secondhand nerd embarrassment ones- the TVtropes episode, the waifu episode, the NaNo episode, and the Escapist forum episode in particular. They're funny, but I cringe for knowing what those people are talking about and for having known/knowing those exact sorts of people.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Lady Frenzy on May 06, 2014, 04:36:54 am
I found adult babies to be grosser than dick bugs. If it weren't for Bunnybread's stellar performance I wouldn't revisit that ep too often.

The only ep I have a hard time listening to is Conservapedia, because I can't stand conservative BS and ignorance (same reason I can't watch a FOX News). I think it's from knowing that people who believe in that stuff have real power in this world, and so many people suffer for it.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Sherlockian on May 06, 2014, 12:30:13 pm
I have yet to make it all the way through the Fat Acceptance episode. Fat jokes make me very uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, so every time I try, I manage about five to ten minutes and then have to stop again. 

The Cosplay episode took me two or three tries because I was getting secondhand embarrassment for my teenage self.

For some reason the stuffed animals one pinged my "making fun of people with developmental issues" button in a way that made me nearly turn off the episode too, and I'm not sure why.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Cat Planet on May 06, 2014, 01:50:43 pm
I have yet to make it all the way through the Fat Acceptance episode. Fat jokes make me very uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, so every time I try, I manage about five to ten minutes and then have to stop again. 
sherlockian, May 06, 2014, 12:30:13 pm

Why do they make you uncomfortable? These people only have themselves to blame.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 06, 2014, 03:10:16 pm
Why do they make you uncomfortable? These people only have themselves to blame.
Aevi, May 06, 2014, 01:50:43 pm

Hey man, some people just have health issues that make them rapidly gain weight or make them unable to lose it.

The funny thing about the fat acceptance episode - to me, at least - isn't "oh these people are fat, ha ha", it's that they present this front of being socially and culturally oppressed because of their weight, because feigned outrage is easier than just owning up to the fact that they're uncomfortable with themselves.  (As a person with weight issues, I won't deny it can be tough, but come on.  Go listen to the fat acceptance episode and tell me that some of those people aren't fucking delusional.)
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Sherlockian on May 06, 2014, 04:01:15 pm
Why do they make you uncomfortable? These people only have themselves to blame.
Aevi, May 06, 2014, 01:50:43 pm

Because cultural judgement of fat people (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/truth-about-weight-stigma) as lazy and unlovable is actively harmful-- fat people are less likely to be hired (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=weight+bias+in+hiring&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=_EppU6XKHIac8QHVn4GACw&ved=0CCYQgQMwAA), more likely to be paid less (http://amosyang.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/wageobesity.pdf), and basically every fat person I know has had to work through the culturally imposed feeling of isolation and unlovability (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00926230902851280#.U2lLcvldXTo) that comes when something that you physically are (due to diet, genetics, health or environment (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe/causes.html)) is used as a shorthand for "hideous selfish moocher".

Basically, because fat jokes do nothing but shame people for something that is often outside their control, and reinforces social stigma which, in turn, actually causes greater health problems (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103113002047).

So I can't get through the fat acceptance episode.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Isfahan on May 06, 2014, 04:28:51 pm
Do you think it's more likely we're featuring the posts of the sort of people born with a certain set of genes, or of the sort of people who eat eighteen donuts in a sitting and scoop out aioli with their fingers to eat it straight-up after their fries are gone? Because if you haven't listened to the episode, it's made pretty clear.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Sherlockian on May 06, 2014, 04:47:59 pm
Do you think it's more likely we're featuring the posts of the sort of people born with a certain set of genes, or of the sort of people who eat eighteen donuts in a sitting and scoop out aioli with their fingers to eat it straight-up after their fries are gone? Because if you haven't listened to the episode, it's made pretty clear.
Isfahan, May 06, 2014, 04:28:51 pm

Do you think that the fact that y'all routinely make fat jokes might make me hesitant to listen to an episode entirely about fat people?

Fat and health is a sensitive subject. Fat jokes make me wince and the treatment of the subject within the first few minutes of the episode made me turn it off.  I'm sorry y'all feel so defensive about someone not enjoying the idea of making fun of that subject and not being able to make it through that particular episode.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on May 06, 2014, 04:51:19 pm
I was counting down the minutes until this thread devolved into "but whyyyy just give it a chaaaance!"

Some people can't get through certain episodes. That's all this thread should be about. We don't need to bicker about "just try it ooouuut" like a bunch of goofy otakus.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Cat Planet on May 06, 2014, 05:00:17 pm
Yeah, I'm sorry for starting this derail. Portaxx is right, let's end these discussions altogether.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: advancedclass on May 06, 2014, 05:12:20 pm
I'm personally good with the awfulness to date (although the half-assed Twin Peak wedding has me gritting my teeth every time I listen to it), but two friends have two separate ones they can't handle.

Introducing one friend to the F Plus: after one of the recipe ones, the mistake was made of queuing up the anti-vac/unschooling episode. This friend being a new mother, someone with anti-vac relatives, and a teacher. It was like the perfect storm of everything nightmarish for her. I don't think she made it halfway.

Another friend who's a regular listener won't listen to one with the glasses' fetishists. She doesn't wear glasses at all, but has blind grandparents and one side of her family with serious eyesight degradation leading to blindness. The thought of someone fetishizing something she's so familiar with is too much, even with the promise of STOG singing.

I, like a couple other people in the thread, definitely had to tap out in a couple Lou Reads, though, which keeps me humble. Humble about listening to gross podcasts.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on May 06, 2014, 05:24:33 pm
Bringing it back, I will say I have yet to listen to the monkey moms episode. It's straight-up animal abuse and that drives me up a wall >(
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Runic on May 06, 2014, 05:44:44 pm
I'm going to be boring and say that I had a hard time with the dickbugs episode. That shit is just fucking disgusting. Oddly I didn't have much of a problem with the most recent episode, possibly because it is sometimes unclear what exactly they were even into doing. I don't know enough about hyper-boners to know if they're gross or not, but I definitely understand the idea of maggots crawling up your dick, and I do not like it. No sir. That's a one-listen episode right there.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 06, 2014, 05:54:28 pm
I don't know enough about hyper-boners to know if they're gross or not, but I definitely understand the idea of maggots crawling up your dick, and I do not like it. No sir. That's a one-listen episode right there.
Runic, May 06, 2014, 05:44:44 pm
On a sort of related note, I'm going to put this out here and see if anyone agrees: I have never listened to an episode of Lou Reads The Internet more than once.  Can't do it.  Not a one.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: crow on May 06, 2014, 06:00:49 pm
I've listened to the butthole destruction one more than once because destroying buttholes is the funniest thing to me
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: A Meat on May 06, 2014, 06:09:36 pm
I've listened to the butthole destruction one more than once because destroying buttholes is the funniest thing to me
Smoking Crow, May 06, 2014, 06:00:49 pm

I think I've listened to  the drug trip report episodes of his more than once, and maybe some others, the only one of his I had to stop in the middle of was the defense of bestiality one, oddly not because it was gross, but because I was really annoyed at how insufferable and dumb the arguments in favor of bestiality were.

Back on topic, I only listened to the Asexuals episode once, because I didn't find it funny, I might give it another try, but I just didn't like it.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Contaminant on May 06, 2014, 08:37:56 pm
The couple of conspiracy ones that you do tick some paranoia thing in the back of my mind that unsettles me.  The situations are inherently preposterous, but I end up quietly thinking to myself 'what if I'm being gangstalked', and so I don't like to listen to them as much.  At least not when it's dark out.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: nilvoid on May 06, 2014, 11:06:18 pm
All of them all the episodes I hate this fuckiong podcast its shit





Serious answer: the Men's Rights episode, even though it was pretty funny. Usually when the subject is dumb political stuff I can just laugh past certain views and focus on the comedy, but with that episode I found myself arguing with the readings all the way through and I couldn't just sit back and enjoy it. I guess it's because I find myself arguing so much with these idiots so often that this episode felt like one big argument to me, which was surprisingly stressful for a comedy podcast. The pain was lessened a bit by hearing the readers' audible groans at the worst of the men's rights garbage.

Adult babies? No problem. Dickbugs? Bring em' on. Angry men with fedoras? Woahwoahwoah hold on, let's not get too hasty here
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Bobalay on May 07, 2014, 01:12:35 am
I love most of the (Point to Schlong) episode, but the two or three points where people are bragging about literally raping women are horrible to listen to and I sincerely hope it was just a product of their broken little heads.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Ansemaru on May 07, 2014, 05:28:15 am
I'm personally good with the awfulness to date (although the half-assed Twin Peak wedding has me gritting my teeth every time I listen to it), but two friends have two separate ones they can't handle.

Introducing one friend to the F Plus: after one of the recipe ones, the mistake was made of queuing up the anti-vac/unschooling episode. This friend being a new mother, someone with anti-vac relatives, and a teacher. It was like the perfect storm of everything nightmarish for her. I don't think she made it halfway.

Another friend who's a regular listener won't listen to one with the glasses' fetishists. She doesn't wear glasses at all, but has blind grandparents and one side of her family with serious eyesight degradation leading to blindness. The thought of someone fetishizing something she's so familiar with is too much, even with the promise of STOG singing.

I, like a couple other people in the thread, definitely had to tap out in a couple Lou Reads, though, which keeps me humble. Humble about listening to gross podcasts.
advancedclass, May 06, 2014, 05:12:20 pm

Oh god, I forgot about the Offbeat Bride episode until you mentioned it. I think it actually makes me cringe more than any of the other nerd episodes combined.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Fanzay on May 07, 2014, 07:05:38 am
I found the "Let's Hit Each Other" episode about the straight man from Oslo going to a gay bar the most painful for a number of reasons. A) I live in Oslo. B) I have some former friends who could be that guy and one of them probably is that guy. I had heard the story before, except not quite as embellished. So yeah.

Other than that, the plushie fuckers was a one-time listen for me. Eurgh!
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: crow on May 08, 2014, 10:51:30 pm
I can't make it through Roosh.  He's so much of an asshole that it ceases to be funny to me.

Also, thanks Lou, for making me look up what a meatotomy looks like
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: nigeline on May 09, 2014, 12:46:20 am
Back on topic, I only listened to the Asexuals episode once, because I didn't find it funny, I might give it another try, but I just didn't like it.
A Meat, May 06, 2014, 06:09:36 pm
Not to piss off portaxx, but you really ought to, just to hear the story of someone pretending they don't know what a penis is.

Personally, I can't get through the Christian discipline one - I have relatives that do that shit, and it's just sad.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Lemon on May 09, 2014, 09:22:59 am
Tried to listen to the YouTube shorts the other day and had to stop it. The audio's just too shitty.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: count_actuala on May 09, 2014, 11:24:01 am
Tried to listen to the YouTube shorts the other day and had to stop it. The audio's just too shitty.
Lemon, May 09, 2014, 09:22:59 am
Oh, well la~ dee~ da~!

(I have the same problem listening to them.)
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Isfahan on May 09, 2014, 01:42:37 pm
Tried to listen to the YouTube shorts the other day and had to stop it. The audio's just too shitty.
Lemon, May 09, 2014, 09:22:59 am

dude just pretend it's on vinyl and other people don't get it
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Bobalay on May 09, 2014, 07:15:21 pm
It wasn't a whole episode, but I've noticed that whenever someone is talking about how kids are exposed to sex too early, the author always sounds like a barely disguised pedophile. "I'm disgusted with these seven-year-olds shaking their butts on TV, and middle schoolers talking about gangbangs, I mean, not that I'm invested in it or anything..."
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 09, 2014, 07:46:20 pm
I feel as though that's how it is in general, not just with F Plus subjects.

If it bothers them that much, they're probably noticing it more than the average person, for one reason or another.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Adam Bozarth on May 10, 2014, 01:48:02 am
That's why I worry about Seth Romatelli from "Uhh Yeah Dude."
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: A Meat on May 10, 2014, 02:12:19 am
It wasn't a whole episode, but I've noticed that whenever someone is talking about how kids are exposed to sex too early, the author always sounds like a barely disguised pedophile. "I'm disgusted with these seven-year-olds shaking their butts on TV, and middle schoolers talking about gangbangs, I mean, not that I'm invested in it or anything..."
Bobalay, May 09, 2014, 07:15:21 pm

I've been sort of assuming that it's also partially teenagers who can't come to term with that fact that kids younger than them are talking about 'mature' things, just like they probably did too when they were that age. I might think that because I actually know some people in real life who think like this, who kind of shame others for not being 'pure' and 'innocent' when it's fucking obvious none of them are.

All in all, I think it falls under the whole fetishization of innocence thing that can way too easily cross the line into some real skeevy shit, but I feel like some of it is done because of adolescent stupidity and arrogance and not pedophilia.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Mathrandir on May 10, 2014, 10:19:57 pm
The dickbugs episode was probably the worst for me, being the only one that actually triggered a gag reflex (but only in one part, most was OK). But the "Masturbation Gone Wrong" short was definitely the creepiest and most horrifying, and takes a close second.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Navigator on May 12, 2014, 08:03:14 am
My favorite episodes are bad dragon, glasses fetish, and plushies, but as soon as obnoxious tumblr people show up, I make a run for it. I barely made it through childfree hardcore and tropers, and I refuse to touch the unschooling and Sherlock episodes. Asexuals was a "listen once and delete" ep.

I won't even download PUA episodes, mostly because hearing someone argue that women shouldn't be allowed to refuse sex makes me feel slightly unsafe.

The only two exceptions I have are the Fat Activists and Mike Bike, because they're far more absurd than they are cringe-inducing (and the Hunter S. Thompson fanfic is too good to pass up).
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Acierocolotl on May 14, 2014, 11:48:22 pm
I never had any problem with the bug episode.  I thought it was a little gross but by god if it was going to be a tapout episode, I was not going to be the first to slap the mat.  No sir.  The Bad Dragon thing?  That was just fucking hilarious.

Where I was grossed out?  The fuckdolls episode, no doubt about it, nothing was even close.  There were a lot of images and some movies of people doing really gross things from our selections we were reading, and I can't even abide the thought of trying to describe it.  It was gross, I persevered, and I still think a number of people we read need to be punched a few times.  Not to teach them anything, but just to get it out of my system.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: JT on May 15, 2014, 04:21:59 am
Definitely the one episode with that annoying dipshit from Tumblr who was having incestuous astral buttsex with Lucifer or whatever. I actually like the gross-out episodes for the most part.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: A Meat on May 15, 2014, 04:32:49 am
Definitely the one episode with that annoying dipshit from Tumblr who was having incestuous astral buttsex with Lucifer or whatever. I actually like the gross-out episodes for the most part.
JT, May 15, 2014, 04:21:59 am

Shit, I totally forgot about that episode, I hate that person for so many reasons, I just couldn't find that episode enjoyable to listen to. How can you make hell and demons so unmetal?
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: 🍆 on May 15, 2014, 03:06:34 pm
I love that episode specifically because of how terrible and uncool that person is. The contrast between self-aggrandizing wannabe badassdom and typical Tumblr fragility is just really, really hilarious. And because of how self centered they are you just know they listened to that episode at least once, steaming with anger the whole time.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Tiny Prancer on May 15, 2014, 03:48:43 pm
that episode is honestly one of my favorites because I fucking love that kind of ridiculous bullshit. People making up mountains of obvious bullshit (and on the hugbox community of tumblr, no less) and all the while screaming "TAKE ME SERIOUSLYYYYY" is one of my favorite bits of internet atrocity tourism.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Plague of Hats on May 16, 2014, 11:22:03 pm
I'm one of those special snowflakes who really doesn't get grossed out by just about anything. The reason I tend not to replay the older episodes is because they're not as snappy and funny as the newer stuff. (Except for the Transformers fanscript and the Juggalo double episode. Those will be best forever.)

However, I only recently started listening to Lou Reads, and finally found something that made me a little queasy. The recent-ish "poz my neg hole" episode's loving descriptions of lapping up piss from a dirty urinal did it. I'll probably listen to it again in the future, but that first time through was the only time something like this actually challenged me a little.

Love the podcasts. Hope you guys keep doing them until you've all got grampy-cracky voices.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: CheckeredTail on May 30, 2014, 01:33:34 am
The religion-based wife-beating episode, "The Beatings Will Continue Until Dinner Improves " With gross outs I can just shrug it off or laugh, most of what those people do is just something they do to themselves, or just imagine in their heads. And for the PUAs, most of them aren't having actual success with women, they're harmful a-holes, sure, but most of them are sexless idiots.

But I'm 100% sure that there are tons of actually married men who abuse their wives and use their fear of God/going against the "Bible" to justify continuing it even when the woman doesn't want it to continue. And that just makes me feel so terrible. Knowing real people are seriously suffering as we speak is pretty difficult to get through.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: JamEngulfer on June 12, 2014, 10:02:49 am
I found it difficult to get through the weddings episode specifically because of the way the podcast handled it. I don't know, but just the way you guys were continually ripping into the people that had the stupid wedding ideas just rubbed me the wrong way.

I get that they were generic/cringy weddings, but I still thought that some of them didn't sound bad enough to justify how much they were being criticised. At some of them it just seemed like you were just being super critical; FAR more than was deserved by the people who's wedding it was.

Oh, I also had to stop listening to the Paula Deen episode one time because I'd eaten a little bit too much and gone on a bike ride. The combination of that and you guys reading about dorito sandwiches just made me feel physically sick.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: TheCrawlingChaos on September 02, 2014, 01:27:22 pm
Ones I've had issues with that most others haven't: Vore, watersports, the MRA one (which I only managed to actually get through a few months ago, and then only in installments.)

Ones that others have freaked about that I don't find that bad: Fuckdolls, (somehow the idea of fucking a hunk of plastic, however creepy you are about it, doesn't get to me as viscerally as some) both the kinkmeme ones (I just find those funny. )

Ones I'm in agreement on with the majority: Still haven't even dared to start the dickbugs one. Or the adult baby one.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Fatty Bo Batty on September 02, 2014, 04:02:21 pm
Dickbugs is the only one I've had trouble with, and it made me sick. I listen to the podcast on a playlist while writing or drawing, so it breaks the flow to stop an episode, so I don't. 
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: IceTwister on September 03, 2014, 07:23:26 pm
Well we can add the newest episode to the list.  This is the first time I've squirmed and winced while hearing a reading.  When they did the maggot episode a while back, it didn't bug me (...I just realized what I typed, but I'm not going back) because it was so over the top and ridiculous that it wasn't believable.  But this one, someone did this and it sounded so goddamn awful.  AND THEY WANTED TO DO THIS AGAIN!
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on September 03, 2014, 07:54:37 pm
It wasn't like, emotionally rough, but I was involuntarily wincing and at one point I made a soft 'eeeeerrrrgggghhh' noise that was probably weird to anyone around me in the grocery store right then.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: LINDA on September 07, 2014, 12:07:08 am
I still haven't listened to the Sherlock fandom episode for fear of secondhand embarrassment and/or flashbacks to my tumblr feed from 2010.
Frozen cum drops? Bring it on. An eerie likeness of martin freeman with a dog dick screwing an eerie likeness of benedict cumberbatch, but pregnant (or whatever you guys found for the episode) I have been scarred enough already, thank you. (https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/red-pants-monday)

as for "I actually listened to it despite my entire brain screaming in protest", Lou has that honor with the enema episode.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Isfahan on September 07, 2014, 09:00:53 am
So, from what I can gather on the first page of that link, Red Pants Monday is supposed to be some kind of I'm-a-Johnlock-shipper hanky code that ostensibly these Tumblr users would have if they ever had occasion to leave the house.

I've probably got that wrong, because normally a hanky code is formulated around something you wear on an outward-facing layer of clothing, but I've also got the inkling that the folks who conceived this idea forced it to be red underpants because of some direct reference to the show.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Navigator on September 07, 2014, 12:04:54 pm
You're giving the Sherlock side of tumblr way too much credit, Isfahan. The red pants monday I remember was a weekly fanart tsunami of johnlock porn involving red underpants for reasons I never fully understood. Had jack shit to do with the show, though.

So yeah, eudo, me too.

I have to say, I didn't expect the foot episode to make me genuinely nauseous, but it did. Probably the fetishization of uncleanliness. I listened to the sounding with twist ties with no problem, but you say the words "toe jam" and I want to vomit.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: LINDA on September 07, 2014, 05:18:33 pm
I feel like there is a reason for red pants specifically that I am far, far better off not knowing. As navigator said, it used to be a weekly deluge of porn (of any sort, so long as it included red underwear) so immense and inescapable that if I recall correctly, a talk show host addressed it with the actors. I need to scrub my brain now.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Tiny Prancer on September 07, 2014, 06:06:22 pm
I think the deal is that someone drew fanart where John was in red underpants, or someone wrote fanfic, and the rest of the fandom went "THIS IS CANON NOW" and so it's now in everything they do because Fandom Says So.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: LINDA on September 07, 2014, 11:24:08 pm
to further derail the thread, the artist who started it has a tag (http://reapersun.tumblr.com/tagged/red-pants/chrono) for it (as you can guess, it is nsfw)
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Slayer of Yaks on September 08, 2014, 05:43:19 am
I don't like feet. Feet are icky. My neurotic distrust of feet in general made Snoot by the Foot difficult for me to listen to. On the other side of the spectrum of hard to get through, I find that the "Monkey Moms" still make me swear uncontrollably at my laptop. Barely domesticated animals do not make good children.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: applecake on September 10, 2014, 03:51:57 am
As stupid as it sounds, I find it hard getting through the ones about metaphysics from sheer secondhand embarrassment and it hitting way too close to home.

In that my mom's really into that kind of thing...not to the point of putting pyramids on her head or trying to quantum jump or anything, but she's definitely into the whole 'cleansing crystals' and has spent way too much time wondering over what rocks and incense to buy. Part of me is terrified she might end up a Joan Ocean counterpart someday in the far-flung future.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: 🍆 on September 11, 2014, 01:10:38 pm
I still haven't finished the newest one. Stinky feet have officially replaced dickmaggots as the thing I can deal with the very least.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: punpun on September 11, 2014, 05:13:27 pm
The drug episodes are hard to get through. They remind me of how my ex was simultaneously crazy and boring on drugs, and the way the posts are written remind me of his texts. It just hits a bit too close to home.

However, I find the gross fetish episodes hilarious. The second episode I listened to was the adult baby one, and I feel that really helped build my resilience against gross internet shit.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on September 12, 2014, 12:08:37 pm
So, from what I can gather on the first page of that link, Red Pants Monday is supposed to be some kind of I'm-a-Johnlock-shipper hanky code that ostensibly these Tumblr users would have if they ever had occasion to leave the house.
Isfahan, September 07, 2014, 09:00:53 am
Oh, Isfahan. Bless you for believing that anyone on tumblr is having any sex at all.
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Isfahan on September 12, 2014, 03:43:39 pm
Not even that, I just mean "hanky code" insofar as it's a method to recognize one of their own when they look at things that aren't their monitor and people who aren't represented entirely by all-capsed and italicized text.

I mean, juggaloes have the hatchet guy and assholes have Truck Nutz, so naturally Tumblrites need their public symbols too!
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on September 12, 2014, 04:54:54 pm
Not even that, I just mean "hanky code" insofar as it's a method to recognize one of their own when they look at things that aren't their monitor and people who aren't represented entirely by all-capsed and italicized text.

I mean, juggaloes have the hatchet guy and assholes have Truck Nutz, so naturally Tumblrites need their public symbols too!
Isfahan, September 12, 2014, 03:43:39 pm

Oh, so a Brocktoon, then
Title: Episodes you found hard to get through
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on September 17, 2014, 12:36:49 pm
Something about the Garbage Fetish episode is the absolute worst to me, and although I contributed a chunk of the content to the Multiples episode I still have a hard time getting through it without being furious.