The Comment Awards Are Haunting The Remote Control

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Does anybody else remember the Nickelodeon TV shows Hey, Dude and Salute Your Shorts? Does anyone else remember feeling like life as a big kid and/or adult would involve a lot more bunk beds and/or communal hijinks? Am I a month or two away from hallucinating Christine Taylor in khaki shorts as a kicky new roommate? Who can say?

I mean, I’m definitely singing the Hey, Dude theme song to my dog right now, even though he’s not a nineties kid OR a horse girl. 🎵 It’s a little wild, and a little strange… 🎵

This week in the Dyke Kitchen, Kamala put a unique spin on chicken and waffles.

Himani wrote about the sometimes flawed and always very human legacy of The Legend of Korra.

Adrian reviewed Queerfully and Wonderfully Made, a book for LGBTQ+ Christian teens.

Read this: When Other People Get to Give Away Their Binders.

Kate Moenig with power tools is here to save the day!

Malic wrote an entire article on cottagecore without mentioning Frog and Toad once, but I’ll allow it.

In this week’s roundtable, the team talked about sex, and identity, and power, oh my!

Finally, the editors had some thoughts on the election.

And then there were your comments!

On What 4 TV Shows Do You Love More Than Anyone Else?

The Spiderman Pointing Award to Christina Tucker:

Kayla, thank you for seeing me, I feel loved and respected and my answer would have been the Morning Show four times.

On “Perry Mason” Has Lesbians, Tatiana Maslany, and Way Too Many Boring Men:

The Just One, I’m a Few, No Family Too Award to acw and Kristana:

The phrase “the one and only Tatiana Maslany

On Pop Culture Fix: Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher Is Even More Upsetting Than We Imagined!

The Lez Be Real Award to msanon:

i quibble with one item above. Dolly Parton is not ‘playing’ a literal angel. she is a literal angel appearing in a christmas movie.

On What Is Cottagecore and Why Do Young Queer People Love It?

The Original Flavor Award to BrandyWine

So, I’m a 44 year old cis lesbian married to a 51 year old cis lesbian. Recently, we came back from a trip to the back woods of Kentucky, where we visited and isolated antiques store (while masked)- and we brought back green ceramic salt and pepper shakers. My 18 year old trans son remarked when I showed them off with delight that my wife and I were “so cottage core.

On Let’s Talk About (Queer) Sex: Power Dynamics Are in the Eye of the Beholder:

The Whoosh, Crackle, Pop Award to hihello and Mathilde:

hark, it is the sound of all the bottoms in the room reading that line from Malic and spontaneously combusting whoosh, crackle

On A Note From Your Editors On The Very Unchill 2020 Presidential Election:

The Happy Straddler Award to Christana Mastley:

Kamala, everyone else: I have been so impressed by the depth of thought, creativity and intelligence the new team has brought to Autostraddle. When the editorial team changed hands, I waited with a certain amount of apprehension to see how things would change (change is never comfortable!). I have been blown away by the shape AS is taking under your leadership. I’m learning things that enhance my understanding of the world in ways I never expected, and I have been delighted and moved and challenged by so many of the things I’ve read. Thank you for your work. You’re bringing something good and beautiful to the world.

On Here’s What’s New and Gay on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Max and CBS All Access in October 2020:

The Come (Haunt) My Window Award to Sally, BettyOnIt, Kristana and Cleo:

Re: The Haunting of Bly Manor and its sexuality, I can confirm that it turns up when you search for lesbians in Netflix, but it does not turn up when you shout “LESBIANS

And on Also.Also.Also: Zoo Parrots Get Separated After Hyping Other Parrots To Swear at Guests. We’re the Parrots.:

The It Was Between Iago and Tippi Award to Heather Hogan:

This feature image of Iago genuinely made me laugh out loud.

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  1. thank you for the Dolly Parton love, queer girl.

    also, I don’t know who Christine Taylor is, but if she shows up maybe she can help you figure out your ballot?

    also also, do you know about PurpleAir? its got a lot of sensors, maybe some closer to you than

      • so, earlier this week as i bemoaned how the universe has been against particularly me this week (which it has), my mom gently and directly replied, ‘well, you are not out fighting wildfires in a pandemic, so…’. it was a nice little step ladder off of my b.s.

        I thought maybe you might be amused.

  2. A+ comments and comment award names! I don’t think I’ve ever been as proud of a comment award as I am of being part of this week’s The Come (Haunt) My Window Award.

  3. You know that supposed ancient Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”? It really hits different now.

    • this morning my mom called a trump person a ‘complete bitch’ while telling me about some news. my mom. who needed my dad’s permission to get a credit card. swore. 2020 is something.

  4. I was kind of obsessed with both ‘Hey Dude’ and ‘Salute Your Shorts’ as a youngster, and I think I saw every episode of those shows at least 5 times?

    Not only did I overestimate the bunk-bed quantity of my adult life (A-Camp aside…), but I also thought there’d be a bit more wildly dramatic capture the flag 😂

    • Thank goodness for a-camp for filling our bunk bed quotas!

      For some reason we played capture the flag a LOT in elementary school PE, and I was just glad it wasn’t soccer, which I was very scared of 😂

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