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Today's Vagina Dialogue

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Jane Fonda has just retaliated in the War Between '70s Iconic Actresses–and between ABC and NBC morning shows. Recall that a few weeks ago, Diane Keaton dropped an F bomb on Good Morning America (no doubt, Lady Liberty shed a tear at the vulgarity of it all). Well, today on Today, Jane Fonda dropped the C bomb not once but twice (hmm, making it, I guess, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki of early-morning profanity). The topic of discussion was The Vagina Monologues.

Video clip via Heckler Spray (and thanks to readers in this comment thread):

How will the FCC–which is still a-quivering because of the anti-social, pizza-glomming antics of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fer chrissakes–react to this?

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  1. I’ve always said that if they just renamed them The Cooter Chronicles they’d have better attendance.

  2. I actually enjoyed the version of the Vagina Monologues released on video. I am creeped out by Ensler’s haircut, though.

  3. Eve Ensler looks like the result of Christina Ricci being hit with a truck full of cupcakes.

  4. Man, she poses for photos with the enemy during Vietnam and leads a life of luxury for decades, and now she’s going to get taken down by dropping the “C” bomb but not sedition. Where’s the justice in that.

  5. SugarFree bad! Eve SMASH!

  6. Strange that Peter is finally bigger than she is, with solid performances in Ulee’s Gold and The Limey (with General Zod).

  7. Eve Ensler is bigger than her too. Way bigger.

  8. I was thinkin’ about this in terms of the carbon tax debate–maybe on the same note they should just tax this stuff. It’s kinda the same thing we’re talking about–pollution–isn’t it?

    You drop a “c” word here, an “f” bomb there, you pay a tax. Surely it’s better to tax foul language than income and capital gains, etc…

  9. “I am a cunt, crevacious and warm. Pee comes out of me, but I’m also quite useful in squeezing dick snot out of schlongs. Fuck me.”

    If that were the Vagina Monologues, I’d be all on board.
    Too bad it’s nothing but horseshit male-bashing.

  10. Reason should talk. Don’t see anybody posting nudity here. Why not?

  11. There oughta be a male genitalia equivalent of the v-monologue. Penis Punditry? Testicle Sermons?

  12. Bravo, SugarFree. I was going to suggest, “Wow, Isabella Rosselini has really gone to pot.”

  13. Pinette,

    “Cock Tales”?

  14. It just doesn’t sound the same as when Don Logan says it.

  15. Eve Ensler looks like the result of Christina Ricci being hit with a truck full of cupcakes.

    I’m fond of the phrase “reverse liposuction”, myself.

  16. THE STIFFIE SOLILOQUIES? OR MAYBE THE SCROTUM SOLILOQUIES?

  17. Is that really a woman sitting next to Jane Fonda? Looks like a tranny.

  18. Pinette,

    May I suggest: Johnson Tries To Get A Word In Edgewise

  19. Pro Libertate @ 3:45pm: “Reason should talk. Don’t see anybody posting nudity here. Why not?”

    ‘Cause some of us reading Reason when we’re supposed to be working can get in big trouble with the our company’s Cyber Police for visiting sites that have “pornographic” images?

  20. No, no, Shirt, freedom requires that you make this sacrifice. You, not anyone else.

  21. There oughta be a male genitalia equivalent of the v-monologue.

    “It’s My Turn Because Vagina’s Mouth is Full: the Cock Conversations”

  22. “My underwear meat has Tourrette’s”?

  23. Ah, posted too quick. I forgot to credit one of my student workers for that one.

    I hate to abandon this thread, but I have to take my beautiful and terrifying wife out to dinner and must leave early. (No, we’re not eating a 4pm, we’re not 60.)

    Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody.

  24. “One Night Stand: the Ejaculate Sessions”?

  25. In this day and age, why is anybody shocked at foul language? Isn’t the Vagina Monologues whole appeal based on using shocking words to convey not really shocking ideas? If Eve Ensler had left out the profanity, would anyone have cared? And didn’t Karen Finley do this better (and funnier) first?

  26. “Stroke Me and I’ll Talk: Confessions of a Big Dick”?

  27. Ha ha, SugarFree is sucker whose wife gives a shit about St. Hallmark’s Valentine’s Day.

  28. I find the subject matter distasteful.

  29. Jane Fonda is a not to bad actress that has been the beneficiary of rhe attention of a somewhat sycophantic media (for reasons I’m not quite sure of).

    Ba-ba Wawa naming her as one of the hundred greatest women of the 20th century took the cake though (of course most lists of this ilk are suspect anyway). Godammit, I’ll warrant that if you picked a hundred ordinary female family practice MDs at random you would find women who had contributed more to humanity than at least half the women on Ba-ba’s list. And the same would be true if you picked women from any number of other professions.

  30. “I Saw the Best Pussy of My Generation: The Rise of Beat-Dick Poetry”?

  31. THE URKOBOLD DID ONCE ATTEND AN AVANT-GARDE PLAY CALLED THE MAMMARY MASTICATIONS, BUT PERHAPS THAT’S NOT RELEVANT TO THIS DISCUSSION.

  32. Of course, “my favorite one hundred female celebrities” would not have had quite the same cache, would it?

  33. Dick Johnsons’ new Album, the Pecker Record! Featuring such Hard Cock hits as,

    Standing Tall, Balls to the Wall

    Spelunking (with One Eye Open)

    Harry Putter and the Sorceror’s Bone

    Stroke and Mirrors

    Paint the Tree, Bitch

    and everyone’s favorite:

    Prostate? No, I’m a Libertarian!

  34. If they called the show something else, it would be better. There’s a monologue about the “coochie snorcher” and I think that could be used in the title for a broader appeal.

    Also the show complained about trimming up the fur. What’s wrong with that? Nobody likes a mountain man beaver dam.

  35. Sara,

    I think they already have Broad appeal. (rimshot). Thanks, I’ll be here all weak.

  36. i like jane fonda. i like all the fondas. i like peter and jane but their was an even better actor in some great movies and his children have done some good work too. i don’t take jane fonda seriously about her politics or activism and anything else and she seems a bit flaky but i think she’s probably a nice person all around which is more then you can say for barbara streisand (the other other old liberal actress the right loves to hate) she looks good for her age and i like her in some of her movies like “they shoot horses don’t they” and some others and that’s about all you can except from an actress.

  37. *i like peter and jane but their father was an even better actor i think in some great movies….

  38. Also the show complained about trimming up the fur. What’s wrong with that? Nobody likes a mountain man beaver dam.

    I think it’s because we supposed to appreciate natural beauty without artifice or something. There’s practical concerns involved, but that takes a backseat to ideology.

  39. Also the show complained about trimming up the fur. What’s wrong with that? Nobody likes a mountain man beaver dam.

    No shit about that. Anything I have to go hair-snorkeling through to get to the creamy center is definitely not for dinner.

  40. The Life and Times of Wang

  41. SAW A DOUBLE-FEATURE RECENTLY: CUNNING LINGUISTICS AND THE FELL HORATIOS.

  42. WHY O WHY isn’t Barbra Walters homeless as her talents warrant.

  43. I’ve stared down the barrel end of too many patchouli-doused, thick-bearded snatches to not appreciate a well-trimmed, perfumed work of art.
    I mean fuck, if I wanted to wade through 10 pounds of fur just to get a taste, I’d date Grizzly Adams and put a fish in his mouth.

  44. I loved the Saturday Night Live (I think?) Send-up of the Black version of The Vagina Momologues — “Talkin’ ‘Bout ‘Ginas!”

  45. “There oughta be a male genitalia equivalent of the v-monologue.”

    OO=====D

  46. Johnny Talk?

  47. There oughta be a male genitalia equivalent of the v-monologue. Penis Punditry? Testicle Sermons?

    The closest thing is probably this show called “The Puppetry of the Penis” where two guys would get on stage and make various shapes and forms with their genitals. Its juvenile tone is a fitting counter to the Vagina Monologues’ seriousness.

    http://www.puppetryofthepenis.com/
    Probably not safe for work.

  48. Dick,
    8 is better than 00

  49. “Also the show complained about trimming up the fur. What’s wrong with that? Nobody likes a mountain man beaver dam.”

    Actually AT Kingdom has some awesome hairy chicks!

  50. Dammit, stephen the g! I was going there!

    Oh, and not a goddam thing will happen to Hanoi Jane over this. [Insert your favorite double standard here.]

  51. You drop a “c” word here, an “f” bomb there, you pay a tax. Surely it’s better to tax foul language than income and capital gains, etc…

    I have to watch Demolition Man again. A foul language tax is sure to be better than the three shells.

    Stallone is such a nuanced actor.

  52. I’m amazed that people that are held in such high regard can’t control their words.I’m not an angel and have used such words in the past,mostly on the golf course.When at the store,out to dinner or at work I try to be civil.

  53. I agree, Michael Pack. People should try to be more civil when communicating in public.
    So fuck that cunt twat bitch slit.

  54. I for one lament the passing of the hairy bush.

  55. “I for one lament the passing of the hairy bush.”

    The president’ uncle died? How sad.

  56. You drop a “c” word here, an “f” bomb there, you pay a tax. Surely it’s better to tax foul language than income and capital gains, etc…

    That was the idea behind the ‘swear jar’ my mom used to have…I suspect we paid for our own Christmas presents through this device…

  57. I am dissapointed H&R would stoop so low as to draw unwanted attention to minor malaprops by commie-loving traitor aerobics whores. We should attempt to maintain a more enlightened and civilized public debate.

  58. There are some parts of the body which are not meant to speak. Although the title “The Vagina Monologues” makes me think of the movie “Chatterbox” with its talking vagina. (Never seen it, though.)

  59. Yon thread delivereth!

  60. Word, word, word, I’m so sick of words. Grow up.
    It’s only words. I’t not like she’s shaving her head, not wrearing underwear or snorting coke.

  61. Eve Ensler looks like a Romulan.

  62. I am dissapointed H&R would stoop so low as to draw unwanted attention to minor malaprops by commie-loving traitor aerobics whores.

    GILMORE, You forgot anorexic.

  63. I’t not like she’s shaving her head, not wrearing underwear or snorting coke.

    Why, are those bad?

  64. Eve Ensler looks like a Romulan.

    She looks like Cate Blanchett as the evil commie in the new Indiana Jones flick.

  65. Where’s the justice in that.

    That is perfect justice.

    See You Next Tuesday, Jane.

  66. Freedom is just another word
    for saying cunt on TV

  67. Sorry Monologue Fans:

    To paraphrase Gerald Early, when they study American civilization 2,000 years from now, nobody will give a shit about the Vagina Monologues. There will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the constitution, baseball, and jazz.

  68. TWC, you forgot the corn dog.

  69. Strange that Peter is finally bigger than she is, with solid performances in Ulee’s Gold and The Limey (with General Zod).

    He was quite good in 3:10 To Yuma as well….and Ghost Riders [looks furtively over his shoulder].

    you forgot the corn dog

    [grins]

    and Keith Black’s blown fuel Chrysler Hemis.

  70. TWC, You think this will be forgotten?

  71. At my college me and a couple of friends are going to present “The Vagina Monologues..In Space!” on the free speech lawn, in which I read the vagina monologues while my friends dressed up like astronauts act out the action behind me, treating the word “vagina” as if I where referring to an alien.

    I’ve stared down the barrel end of too many patchouli-doused, thick-bearded snatches to not appreciate a well-trimmed, perfumed work of art.
    I mean fuck, if I wanted to wade through 10 pounds of fur just to get a taste, I’d date Grizzly Adams and put a fish in his mouth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPH6LzlED6I
    “Those bastards expect my genitals to be clean! Fascists!”

  72. At my college me and a couple of friends are going to present “The Vagina Monologues..In Space!”

    I think “the Breast Monologues” would work better in space because the anti-gravity could only help.

    Breasts
    Boobs
    I’ve got two of ’em
    Like Frick and Frack
    Stalin and Trotsky
    Eisenhower and MacArthur
    Boobity boobity boob
    Yep, there they are
    one, two
    and damned useful too
    these sweaters of mine won’t
    fill themselves, you know
    Don’t laugh, you patriarchal assholes
    the twins funded
    my education.

  73. Scooby booby boob.

    I feel so empowered.

  74. At my college me and a couple of friends are going to present “The Vagina Monologues..In Space!” on the free speech lawn, in which I read the vagina monologues while my friends dressed up like astronauts act out the action behind me, treating the word “vagina” as if I where referring to an alien.

    This is glorious. Please make the vaginal version of these cheerful fellows!

  75. We have limited supplies. It’s basically a cardboard box cut up with egg-shell padding glued on it for teeth.

  76. The Greasemand (radio jock/story teller) among other interesting tales, told of a fantasy:
    He a dentist.
    Jane Fonda arrives at his office for dental work.
    Said dental work requires sedation.
    Afterwards, as she’s leaving, she expresses satisfaction with the work.
    Greaseman: That’s alright Ms Fonda, you have the nicest set of teeth I’ve ever come across.

  77. Don’t laugh, you patriarchal assholes
    the twins funded
    my education.

    I would have thought it was the boobs that funded it – and I’m not talking about the ones on your chest. 😉

  78. the re actions over at pandagon are a joke;
    http://pandagon.blogsome.com/2008/02/14/6738/

  79. TWC, You think this will be forgotten?

    Hell no. In fact, Jim came with me to my 18th birthday party, which happened to be on New Years Eve, as it is every year. We had a great time. Nearly blew all the fingers off my left hand cuz I hung onto those M-80’s a bit too long. Missed out on a roll in the hay with a hot red head (and her sister) and finally ended up in the back yard with Lynette’s Samoyd licking barf offa my face. Yeah, Jim Beam is The Man.

  80. Strangely, I didn’t see much to argue with re: the pandagon reactions. And that group of broads is the biggest collection of cunts I’ve ever seen.

  81. Mmmmmm … Bourbon.

    Recently discovered that Evan Williams is surprisingly good considering how cheap it is.

  82. Eve Ensler looks like the result of Christina Ricci being hit with a truck full of cupcakes.

    Naw…she looks like a fifty year-old version of the Uma Thurman character from Pulp Fiction

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