Lipstick on My Two Lips - #34

Always Open: Lipstick on My Two Lips - #34

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Mica Burton, and special guests Arryn Zech and Samantha Ireland as they discuss food poisoning, sexy videos, and a fan-submitted question about cheating!

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  • Burlann FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 day ago

    Revelation from this episode is that Mica did a Hot Pepper Gaming. I love it and also feel so bad for her.

  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    2 days ago

    When Sam was describing the hand sanitiser in the vag, and made those fucking noises, I curled into myself in 1. hilarity and 2. second-hand pain. Looked back at the screen and Arryn wasn't even in the shot because she was also laughing. Gonna be remembering those screams for awhile.


    Serious note though, the talk about putting celebrities on a pedestal...whatever you ladies consider yourself to be, internet celebrities or whatever, I really truly think that this show is a good way of helping people not put you on a pedestal. The whole concept of being open just makes me feel like I do know you more, on a level I wouldn't usually, and it has changed my perspective so much about people that I think are at this level of almost...unattainability. So yeah. The first few times I watched this show in development I was always subconsciously embarrassed because I never felt like this kind of conversations were what I wanted to hear, and I thought they were way too personal. I even wrote that in a comment early on. Now, I've changed my mind. It's solidarity in being comfortable with ourselves and others.

    And just to add to the Arryn love a little more, yeah, I adore her juuuuust a bit. And the rest of you, too. But not in that pedestal kind of way; in the 'these people are wonderful humans' way.

  • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    I saw the "Once you leave" episode that Samantha was in.... nice.

  • marky10b FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Otaku

    2 days ago

    Arryn is adorable

  • sirenite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Beta Tex

    3 days ago

    Twilight Movie was 2008 which means it wouldn't have been 2007 Mica what's the truth!!!

  • SarahWithStars FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold No Family Bias- Honest

    4 days ago

    bowel movements are safe when following the magic three

    It is normal for individuals to vary between 3 movements a day and one movement every 3days

  • Ironlordthemad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I really enjoy when they bring in guests from outside the main Austin RT group, its a great chance to experience from people we don't normal hear from. Sam and Arryn killed it on this episode, and in a top tier episode for honesty and reasoning (two of my favourite reasons for watching Always Open) that's impressive. 

  • StGrif FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I miss my friendly neighborhood burden :(

  • RemyLeBro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Now more than ever, I have to ask, why are these shot so far in advance? They're usually 2 weeks out from anything relevant. I hope that sexpertise guy got things figured out. And the Alamo/Wonder Woman "issue" struck me as "are people still going on about that?"


    I enjoy this show and understand, admittedly, little about production. But if scheduling is the issue, maybe rotate the cast every once in a while? 

  • nevada-zach FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I love the level of drunk everyone is XD

  • Bekitty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I had someone at the goth club offer me $50 to give me a foot massage... I was so taken aback that I turned it down, and I regret that lol.

  • aurouroborus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Mica is so beautiful!

  • ycart59 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Arryn is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen in my life, omg. I'm not usually super attracted to girls often but I would wife her so fast

  • Derraj502 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I know where Mica was going with the whole sweating and pooping thing. It's a terrible thing and is one of the worst feelings I've ever experienced


  • Icenrose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Yaaay~ Sam and Arryn!

  • Phoebe2979 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Merlyn7929

    1 week ago

    Ironic I'm watching this today, because last night I experienced my first food poisoning. It was traumatizing. I won't be eating McDonald's for a while. 

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Mica: "I cut my hair like that because I wanted to be/look like Alice Cullen"

    Me: *snkrt* gay.

    (No but seriously you and every other lady loving lady that year has at least one photo with that haircut, myself included. It was a thing.)

  • alyxjpg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold several drunk bees

    1 week ago

    I want to be Arryn when I grow up. She has impeccable style, a fun on-camera personality, and is just adorable. Every time she sipped on that martini and gave the table looks it gave my heart palpitations.

    • Marnsghol FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Bruh, Arryn is perfection, she is the Yamato Nadeshiko of the west for me. Also aren't you a little bit late to the party of "when I grow up" ?  barbara

    • alyxjpg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold several drunk bees

      1 week ago

      I wish the palpitations killed me before I read this reply.

  • tradesman88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Heard the theory of women wanting to fight something after watching Wonder Woman yesterday on this episode. Took my wife to see it, theory proven to be fact.  She kept trying to stab me with an imaginary sword after the end of movie until about an hour later.  This was not an isolated incident, several other women in the theater wanted to fight something as well.  I call this "Diana's Law" 

  • mitzt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boop!

    1 week ago

    This cast just makes me want to ask, when is Mica going to get to voice a character in RWBY? I don't even know who she could play but I need there to be a character for her. Maybe a friendly antagonist for Nora in Mistral during Vol. 5 kind of like Neon was to Yang in Vol. 3? I'm just dying for more screen time with Nora next volume.


    I also just noticed Sam Ireland's tattoo on her left arm. Has she ever said anything about it? The design is interesting and considering that there aren't any other tattoos that are clearly visible I'm really curious to hear what the significance of it is for her.


    Mica has seriously got to be the person who is most comfortably open about herself on Always Open. I'm not even talking about the fact that she can apparently talk about sending a sexy video to an SO, but that earlier story about feeling like she would need to shit on the side of the road is something that I can't imagine most women being super comfortable with mentioning on a show that will reach hundreds of thousands of people at the least, especially with the cliche of women not always being comfortable farting or shitting in the vicinity of their partner. Always Open should have an award at the end of each "season" of the show called "Ms./Mr. Open in honor of the most uncomfortably personal stories told by the people on Always Open. I don't care how much alcohol is or is not consumed, it takes some serious self-confidence to share something that could be embarrassing and not ask for the story to be cut in post.


    Even though I'm biased as a fan who doesn't want the people whom I admire to feel self-conscious, Arryn shouldn't need to feel uncomfortable when a masseuse tries to sell her on a pedicure. Maybe it's valid and maybe it's not, but the person that will make money from that isn't necessarily the person who will be giving you the best advice, at least not for something non-essential like a pedicure. Trust your dentist for non-cosmetic shit, sure, but unless there is a legitimate concern and benefit for your health, just be proud of your own body and don't let anyone use your insecurities to make a buck on you. That said, if you are comfortable with it and someone is willing to pay for photos of your feet, absolutely go for it as long as you and any SO are able to accept that proposition.


    Barbara described it perfectly when she called Ms. Sam Ireland the human definition of "sugar". Most of it for me has to be the fact that, as far as I've ever been aware in the time that she's been in RT content, Sam Ireland has been a mother and that ends up making her seem like she is more emotionally mature than the rest of the ladies of Always Open by at least 10 years, no matter whether her real age matches that. It's only made to seem broader when compared to Mica since Mica is so much younger than the rest of the ladies who usually are on Always Open. At the same time, that different perspective is why I love Samantha being on AO since she is one of the only people on AO who has appeared who is a parent/mother. Her being the lovable notion of someone who espouses the personality of being "sugar" just makes it better. And holy shit, VHS? I can't imagine Sam Ireland being more than 6 years older than Barbara, c'mon.


    And as always with "Sexpertise", honesty is essential. I fully believe that something is only wrong in a relationship once you are no longer able to be honest with your SO about it. If there is any uncertainty, then that is more reason to be honest about whatever it is. Cheating is, to me, entirely about lying to an SO about something you've done that they could view as threatening to the romantic aspect of your relationship, whether that has to do with viewing porn, which some people are not comfortable with their partners engaging in, or being with another person of any sex. To some people in heterosexual relationships, homosexual encounters may not meet that criteria since a person of that sex has something that you literally do not, so it is always important to be honest so that they can be aware of the situation and the context for it. The real test of whether it is cheating though, is how honest you can be with your partner about it. Worst case, you lie about it because you think or know that they will not be okay with it and it puts a strain on the relationship that could be, and likely will be, the cause of it breaking, or best case you can be honest and if your SO is understanding and confident in their trust of you, your bond with your partner will grow stronger. In other words, being honest will only drive apart a weak relationship that wouldn't work in the long term, or it would be a surmountable obstacle in what will reveal itself to be a strong relationship.


    To whomever actually read my comment all the way through or just skipped to the end to see this stupid end, I <3 you. Nothing I've typed here deserved anyone's attention but I appreciate it all the same. I'm far too drunk right now to worry about sounding like an idiot,

  • birdBeth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Barbara barbara I love your dress here! Where did you get it? 

  • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Ok but can we talk about Arryn's pants? They gave me the biggest spring vibes but at the same time made me wanna go to an 80s music festival and she totally rocked that look.

  • neonbluesun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I think we need Arryn in more things. She is just wonderful to watch.

  • CHRISNORTH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    That time Samantha Ireland made out with Gavin Free    

  • MatthewMT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Are Barb and Aaron still together? I thought recently that I hadn't seen them together in much etc. But, when Barb made the comment of; "look at your two in your committed relationships" It made me wonder...

  • BasicallyBasic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Matt Peake giving shot suggestions?

    • albinolass FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Exactly what I thought!

  • Wolfgang_Fyst FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sensei

    1 week ago

    Mica really ought to bring back the messy short hair, it looks fantastic on her. Great show, ladies!

  • KnotKnight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I don't think I've seen Arryn in a while, so this is the first time I noticed she and Lily Rabe look similar.

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    1 week ago

    So, my giggle-meter just blew up into pieces. How happy is this episode!  grin thumbsup

    I think I'll have to cough up a have-you-ever about VHS with THAT reaction.  smile

    This question is for Texas,.. "Is it just me, or did that sexpertise question keep drilling the 'straight' qualification to a wary level?"


    Also, I wish Yssa was here for this sexpertise question,.. She LOVES soft bois.

    Just sayin',.. ask her.


    Great Show as always (open)!

    Cheers!  beers

    • bogleshogle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      What?

  • Infinite_Simal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Also, is Texas wearing a 'The Kills' T-shirt? Fucking <3!

  • Infinite_Simal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Mica looks amazing in this episode, not that she didn't already.

  • Holmsie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    why was i eating when i watched this? O.o


  • aceofalex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ally

    1 week ago

    Arryn Zech is such an elegant person 

  • TheRetina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Arryn is so adorable. and Wonder Woman was fucking amazing. no one walked out of that movie feeling less than superhuman.

  • mcCaboose13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Also this podcast needs more Sam Ireland 

  • mcCaboose13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Sam is such a lovely human being, omg, do you anonymous dude! 

     

  • d3adandt0ast3d FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Mica and Samantha Ireland are amazeballs. 

  • AllPurposNrd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Today I Learned Mica did not one but TWO episodes of Hot Pepper Gaming.


    And from then on she referred to Normal Boots as 'normal poops.'

  • jesterr14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I'm a dude and coming out of Wonder Woman I was ready to fuck shit up, Wonder Woman is a badass.

  • zgillet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    This podcast always needs at least one guy to balance the estrogen (not Patrick, he doesn't count).

  • zgillet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Mica has literally not aged. She looks the same as she did in 7th grade... what?

  • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x6

    1 week ago

    Arryn.  The foot photographer.  I've been there... and he won't go away.  *flail*

  • Jicori FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I've been to that TGI Friday's.  open_mouth 
    Loved having Samantha and Arryn on this show, and Mica's lion pic was so adorable!

  • RedEyes1290 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    i Really want some of those awesome youtube people who have little animated short out of podcast and letsplay audio to make a RWBY themed one out of some of these topics.

  • c_a_mcc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Arryn is always so awesome on these podcasts.

  • NeetyRex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    man oh man all the girls looked so beautiful this episode c:

  • mattyy1701 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Does anybody else think the lads from Funhaus would be good guests on Always Open? We have had Elyse on before you should get like James or Bruce on. 

  • EZ-E590 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I think Mica's story is soon to be an RTAA animated adventure. Also, aw, Arryn, I miss you. You are so cute. 

  • l6e5i4n3a2d1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Q_Q Arryn omg you're so beautiful I love you...

  • AlecsanderM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold If Senpai won't notice y

    1 week ago

    I played this in the background while I worked. Couldn't stop laughing when I realized I was listening to Nora talk about getting food poisoning.