episode #16 girl power

Spoken Word

Monty Python’s The life of Brian

“The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes the best that we can do is to start over.” Peggy Carter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“The truth is a matter of circumstances; it’s not all things to all people all the time. And neither am I.” Natasha Romanoff, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say, ‘No, *you* move’.” Sharon Carter, Captain America: Civil War 

“Sometimes the world’s greatest miracles happen by accident.” Skye, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Failed Experiments

“They say everyone’s born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you’re the villain. Problem is, you don’t always know that you’ve crossed that line.” Jessica Jones

“We never lose our demons, … We only learn to live above them.” The Ancient One, Doctor Strange

Gone Girl

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Angry people are not always wise.”

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” 

Pride & Prejudice


Beastie Boys: Girls

N.E.R.D.: Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom)

Blur: Girls and Boys

Say Yes Dog: Girlfriend

Chromeo: My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar)

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: Big Girls Don’t Cry

Franz Ferdinand: No Your Girl

David Bowie: China Girl

Lana Del Rey: Lolita

Florence + The Machine: Girl with One Eye

Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue

Antônio Carlos Jobim: Garota de Ipanema “The Girl from Ipanema”


Girls – to do the dishes – to clean up the room – to do the laundry – and in the bathroom – that’s all I really want is girls

I like the way that they walk – And it’s chill to hear them talk

[Beastie Boys]

Superstar ask you what you have – Bartender give me drink he just laugh – He talking bout a autograph

You just wanna dance in your wreak-less path – Close eyes see colourful things – You wanna let go and feel wonderful things

So you can answer the brain – And your conflicting the pain


Avoiding all work – Because there’s none available – Like battery thinkers – Count your thoughts – On one-two-three-four-five fingers

Nothing is wasted – Only reproduced


I am gonna give you what you need or I am gonna make you love – Just come little closer so I can take your hand

You will never want this thing between us to end – I am sure you will be happy

[Say Yes Dog]

Let’s keep the screaming, and the fighting, – And the crying to a minimum.

And if the kitchen don’t work, – We can fight in the living room.

You try to hurt me when you say – You’ll find another date – And memories of me will fade away.

You got to realise – This will not be a lie. – See what you fail to see – It wasn’t a fantasy.


“shame on you” your mama said – (Silly girl) “shame on you, you’re crying in bed” – (Silly girl) “shame on you, you told me lies” – Big girls do cry

[Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons]

Flick your cigarette, then kiss me – Kiss me where your eye won’t meet me

Meet me where your mind won’t kiss me – Flick your eyes and mine and then hit me – Hit me with your eyes so sweetly

[Franz Ferdinand]

I stumble into town just like a sacred cow – Visions of swastikas in my head – It’s in the whites of my eyes

You shouldn’t mess with me – I’ll ruin everything you are

I could pretend that nothing really meant too much – Oh baby, just you shut your mouth

[David Bowie]

I know what the boys want, I’m not gonna play – Whistle all you want but I’m (not) gonna say

I want my cake and I want to eat it too – I want to have fun and be in love with you

I know that I’m a mess… – I don’t care what they say about me, Because I know that it’s L-O-V-E

[Lana Del Rey]

She told me not to step on the cracks – I told her not to fuss and relax

Pretty little face stopped me in my tracks – But now she sleeps with one eye open – That’s the price she’ll pay

I said, hey, girl with one eye – Get your filthy fingers out of my pie

I said, hey, girl with one eye – I’ll cut your little heart out ’cause you made me cry

[Florence + The Machine]

Sit there and count the raindrops – Falling on you

It’s time you knew – All you can ever count on – Are the raindrops – That fall on little girl blue

[Nina Simone]

I watch her so sadly – How can I tell her I love her – I would give my heart gladly

But each day as she walks to the sea – She looks straight ahead, not at me

Tall and tan and young and lovely – The girl from Ipanema goes walking – And when she passes, I smile, but she – Doesn’t see.

[Antônio Carlos Jobim]

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