Realism aside, the talking-vagina gimmick is droll until the moment you realize that Jordan’s blaccented vagina is one of the show’s only characters of color. Paige and Jordan, like nearly all their friends and clients, are white, fashionable, and middle-class. The series milks laughs from having Jordan exclaim “We’re drug dealers!” because it’s just so cute for two nice white girls to describe themselves that way when they are so obviously immune to drug laws that have directly fueled the mass incarceration of people of color. While marijuana use is roughly the same among black and white Americans, blacks are nearly four times as likely to be arrested for possession, and more than ten times as likely to receive a prison sentence. It might seem unfair to go easier on Broad City than on Mary + Jane, since both shows are about young white women flaunting the same privileges. Broad City is, after three seasons, not just a show but a millennial manifesto. The show puts a new spin on the dyad that describes most fictional friendships: the free spirit and the homebody; the slob and the neatnik; Oscar and Felix, Laverne and Shirley, Chrissy and Janet. Mary + Jane wants its viewers to see themselves as Jordans and Paiges, which should be easy enough, since the two are less characters than archetypes. Jordan is the freewheeler who loves sex, but somehow she always seems to be listing her one-night stands, rather than enjoying them. On Broad City, Ilana displays her sensuality in her sheer joy at inhabiting her own body; Jordan’s sexuality is not about experience, but acquisition. Sex, like weed, gets a lot of lip service in Mary + Jane, but always seems to exist just beyond the frame. In the series’s emotional landscape, even Paige and Jordan’s friendship feels flat.
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The show is about the weed business only tangentially; the real focus is on Paige and Jordan, their bond, the LA silliness all around them, and their dog, Daniel Day-Lewis, also known as DDL, whose thoughts are revealed to us in subtitles. Paige is the more innocent and responsible one – she’s blond, of course – the one who sorts all the product while Jordan is out carousing. Jordan is omnisexual and, in episode two, is having an affair with both members of a very wealthy couple. Together, they hop from restaurant to restaurant and client to client looking something like Britney Spears and Joan Jett on holiday. The show features some sharp – if not entirely original – satire of LA, including an air-kissy woman who talks in text-speak, wears a T-shirt that says “Some Band You’ve Never Heard Of,” and humblebrags with lots of vocal fry. At one point, Paige and Jordan go to an absurd hipster restaurant named MNNA that serves only dry toast – no butter, no jams, no coffee. If you take a photo there, you get booted by a fierce server, not unlike the Soup Nazi on “Seinfeld.” The price: $14 per slice. The writing is good, with jokes that come back around and with some spikily amusing cultural observations; but the relationship at the center of all the action is missing an important element: chemistry. Rothe and Durwood are likable as Paige and Jordan, but they don’t fit together organically as best friends. Their pairing feels a bit networky and prefab, a touch like the women in “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” or in “2 Broke Girls.” And that friendship, that sustaining bond between these two women, is a critical element on the show, the real point of it beyond all the comedy and cannabis.
Elon Musk smokes weed, sips whiskey on a comedy show
Musk, the 47-year old owner of Tesla, took one drag from what podcast Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California. PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 07:16 PM IST. Elon Musk sipped whiskey and smoked marijuana during a 2 1/2-hour podcast with California comedian Joe Rogan that touched upon everything from flame throwers and artificial intelligence to the end of the universe. Musk, 47, took one drag from what Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California. The spot on one of the most popular podcasts in the US marks Musk’s first appearance in a public forum since he stunned the financial world last month with his short-lived effort to take Tesla private. Along the way, Musk drew a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which already had been scrutinizing the public pronouncements he’s made regarding manufacturing goals and sales targets. The episode also raised concern about Musk’s health. The Palo Alto, California-based company faces concerns about its limited cash balance, maturing debt and struggle to steadily build high volumes of the Model 3 sedan, the first electric vehicle that Musk has attempted to mass-manufacture. Musk told Rogan that running Tesla is the hardest of his several endeavors. “It’s very difficult to keep a car company alive,” Musk said. Musk is also the founder of the tunneling startup Boring Co., plus Neuralink, which is developing brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Neuralink may have something interesting to announce in a few months, Musk told Rogan. Indian tycoon Adani beats Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos with biggest wealth surge.