What do you think of Donald Trump? No one’s ever really improved on Spy magazine’s Homeric moniker: “short-fingered vulgarian.” That he has any kind of constituency, namely, people who don’t find him nauseating in almost every aspect and emblematic of all that’s wrong in the culture, fills me with despair.
“Ultimately, Frank made terrible choices in his staff. If Columbia hadn’t gotten mixed up with a troublemaking biker, Dr. Scott would’ve had NO reason to show up at the castle. Riff Raff could’ve avoided a lot of awkwardness if he just said, “No, sorry we don’t have a phone.” Magenta is a terrible housekeeper since everything seems terribly disorganized. Seven forks on a dinner table for one person? I get that they’re aliens but if they’ve been hanging out on earth for awhile, surely they’d have figured out how utensils work by now.”—
“In an interview with Terry Gross on her radio program “Fresh Air”, Tim Curry said that he got to meet Prince Charles and Princess Diana because she loved Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and she requested the meeting while he was in a production of “Love for Love” that they attended. Curry recalled that he was placed at the end of the receiving line, and while Prince Charles only vaguely recognized Curry from seeing him “on television,” Princess Diana told Curry, with a “wicked smile,” that Rocky Horror had “quite completed my education.”—
“May I say, it’s about time,” is how Paul F. Tompkins responded to Julie’s heartfelt thanks for appearing on the show. May I say, I totally agree with Paul. PFT is a natural fit to guest on How Was Your Week? Obviously there is the fact that, as he puts it, he’s “on all the podcasts” but more so, there is a great deal of overlap in their brand of comedy. The both have the meandering rant thing down to a science. There speech patterns are actually pretty similar, especially the tendency to proclaim something then quickly disagree with it, only to then agree with it harder. It makes sense that she used to write for him on Best Week Ever for a spell. Ronna & Beverly’s Jamie Denbo is no slouch of a guest herself but Paul did seem like the main event this week. Or maybe the main event was Julie’s sizzurp addiction. Either way, it was one of the show’s all time best episodes.”—
How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner # 24 — Paul F. Tompkins, Jamie Denbo