Movie of the Year: 1984 – This Is Spinal Tap

Movie of the Year: 1984

This Is Spinal Tap

Can This Is Spinal Tap rock its way to the title of our 1984 Movie of the Year?

This Is Spinal Tap put rock music on the map. Before this movie came out, no one was really sure what to make of this new music genre. Enter Spinal Tap. With hubris, unparalleled talent, and a penchant for dramatically losing drummers, Spinal Tap changed music, and the movie about them, This Is Spinal Tap, put the new band and their wholly original sound into the national conversation.

This movie is considered a classic of both rock and comedy, but does it actually rock? Is it actually funny? We’ve been known to take down classics before, so this might be another time where we speak truth to power.

Coming up this season we have some of the most fun movies we’ve covered and some of the most amazing guests we’ve ever hosted. Stay tuned, everyone, because things are just getting started.

Abortion is healthcare

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at