February 1990 Teen Life: Divorce, Dude Defects & A New Sassiest Girl In America

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Thirteen months have gone by since Sassy crowned Rinnan its first Sassiest Girl In America, so it’s time to pick a new one from a notably smaller field of finalists. Did we agree with the judges’ choice? (Would we bring it up here if we did?) Catherine reports on a woman who was divorced before she was old enough to vote. Kim France makes her debut with a confusing piece on “dude defects.” Karen tries her hand at fiction again. All this, plus What He Said about fantasy women, an It Happened To Me that’s more It Happened To Dad, a Stuff You Wrote that inspires musical interpretation, and much much more!

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00:00:00 It Is February 1990 00:03:56 Feature: Four Of The Sassiest Girls In America 00:17:04 Feature: Diary Of A Marriage 00:19:24 Feature: The 7 Deadly Dude Defects 00:23:45 Feature: Beauty Pageants Are A Lot Like The Army 00:26:32 Fiction: 10-4 Good Buddy 00:29:34 Body Talk 00:31:58 What He Said: Who Is Your Fantasy Woman? 00:36:42 Help 00:40:11 It Happened To Me: Father Was Having Surgery During 1989 California Earthquake 00:43:59 Stuff You Wrote 00:49:11 Goodbye For Now

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Kellie Feltman on Pinterest
Kellie Feltman's website
Kellie Feltman's CV
Club Stain on @ThisDayInDanzig on Twitter
Dr. Gina Marie DeGiovanni on Vitals.com
Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw
Cathy Davies on Flickr
Cowgirl (NYC)
Groucho Club
“A Brief History Of The Military’s Unsightly ‘Birth Control Glasses’” at TaskAndPurpose.com
“5 Struggles Those Who Wore BCGs Will Remember” at Military.com
On BCGs getting a redesign, at NPR.org
Shop "birth control glasses army" at EyeBuyDirect.com
The 1989 Miss Teen USA Pageant on YouTube
Our May 1989 Teen Life episode, in which we discussed Karen's last published fiction piece, "Red"
WXII reports on the current Adderall shortage
Chris Connelly on Twitter
Chris Connelly on Instagram
Period Pals Austin on Instagram
Gillian Zaharias Miller, PhD on EcoCenter.org
Dr. Zaharias Miller's paper on detecting hazardous chemicals in consumer products
Mr. Show flag desecration sketch on YouTube
Tara's interview with The Drew Barrymore Show's co-head writer Cristina Kinon at Cracked.com