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No, Heather, it's Heathers turn

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December

The hardest working cast in the podosphere is working through the holidays to give you another new podcast. This week, we focus on the darkest comedy of the 80s -- Heathers. The 1989 flick stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Download it here or PLEASE just go to iTunes and subscribe to the whole series. (Just click on the iTunes button to the right.) As you'll quickly see, Gina and I have vastly different opinions of the movie. (For starters, I don't like 80s teens movies without good soundtracks -- and Heathers' is bare of tunes.) At least we finally were able to recruit the Mistress of Cool, Cathy Wos, as a guest for the show.

You say it's your birthday: Punk goddess Patti Smith turns 59 today. We thank her for helping drag us out of the disco era and adding real poetry into music. And two of the Monkees share a birthday. Davy Jones is 60 and Michael Nesmith is 63. Yeah, yeah, the Monkees aren't from the 80s. I beg to differ somewhat. Most children of the 80s grew up on Monkees reruns, and they did tour on their 20th anniversary back in 1986. I caught it in Clearwater. Great show. I save my final birthday wish for Tracey Ullman, 46, whose landmark comedy show in the late 80s helped launch The Simpsons.

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