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Episode 60 – Humor and Sexuality

Welcome to episode 60, in which we discuss…a lot of explicit topics with a humorous touch. Are sex jokes juvenile? How can sexual humor be funny without isolating people? What does all this have to do with video games?

Welcome to episode 60, in which we discuss…a lot of explicit topics with a humorous touch. Are sex jokes juvenile? How can sexual humor be funny without isolating people? What does all this have to do with video games?

Warning: This episode is explicit in every conceivable sense! There’s cussing, there’s sexual content, there are obscene gestures that you can’t see. Not safe for work!

Given the allegations against Nick Robinson at Polygon, we’re going to rescind our recommendation of Touch the Skyrim. While it was hilarious and even subversive, the additional context takes it from funny to creepy. We’re not going to edit the episode because at the time we meant what we said, but given what we know now we wouldn’t make that recommendation.

What Missy’s Been Up To:

Playing:

Mass Effect Andromeda
Night in the Woods

Watching:

Get Out

What Merri’s Been Up To:

Watching:

Battlestar Galactica
Star Wars Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

S.EXE by Cara Ellison
Who is your video game Valentine? by Simone de Rochefort
The ‘Stardew Valley’ Modder Who Added Jerk Off Schedules For Every Guy by Patrick Klepek
Touch the Skyrim
Hot Masked Robot-on-Robot Action at Waypoint Radio
Danielle Riendeau’s tweets
Hey Video Games, What’s the Problem with Dicks? by Kate Gray
Dick Joke by Todd Harper
The Age of Transformative Works Has Changed The Rules of Compelling Narratives by Meg Downey
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2 replies on “Episode 60 – Humor and Sexuality”

Stumbled onto your podcast, and I find it really enjoyable. Thanks for providing it!

In my opinion, people angry about Bastion having sex come from that incorrect idea that bastion is a robot. They are a machine, certainly, but it has sentience. I think people need to grok that in order to get behind Bastion fucking. heh.

To use your example in the podcast: A dildo is a fucking machine, but a dildo doesn’t fuck anyone. It’s used by others to fuck themselves and others.

Hey Geekoid! Can I first say that this might be the greatest comment we’ve ever received on one of our episodes? Like, it’s perfect in context and especially if you have no idea what we talked about in this episode.

That’s a great point. Maybe people aren’t realizing that Bastion clearly has agency–it’s kind of the point of "The Last Bastion," right? And even if people PERSONALLY aren’t into the idea of Bastion fucking (which is fine), there’s no canonical reason that it couldn’t, especially because there are plenty of other sentient robot types in the Overwatch universe.

I get if people are annoyed by driving the joke into the ground–I’m still here for it, but it’s such a goofy hill to die on that I can’t imagine getting tired of it–but dang, if I’ve had to listen to ‘gotta go fast’ and ‘Half-Life 3 confirmed’ for like 12 years, everybody can cool their jets about Bastion fucking.

  • Missy

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