Ep. 35 Notes (“Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga)

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The Song

“Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Videos

“Bad Medicine,” by Bon Jovi

“B***h,” by Meredith Brooks

“The Chain,” by Fleetwood Mac (from the Guardians of the Galaxy clip; this is a genuinely great song that I was unfamiliar with till GotG)

Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2, promotional videos

“Hurts So Good,” by John Cougar Mellencamp

“Hurts So Good,” by Astrid S

“I Hate Everything About You,” by Three Days Gracce

“Pain,” by Three Days Grace

“Luke Skywalker Surrenders to Vader,” Star Wars, Return of the Jedi

“Toxic,” by Britney Spears



The Wikipedia article on the song.

The Wikipedia article for RedOne.

The Billboard Hot 100 chart for December 12, 2009.

The Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Chart for 2010.

The Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart page for Lady Gaga.

The Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart page for Lady Gaga.

A Facebook post by Jean Wolf on what “medicine” means in Native American cultures.

Philosophical Sources

Plato’s Symposim (on eros).

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, books VIII and IX, on philia.

John Stuart Mill’s claim that “the sole evidence it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people do actually desire it,” from Utilitarianism, ch. 4. (I mistakenly used “valued” and “valuable” instead of “desire” and “desirable,” in the podcast.)

The Wikipedia page on C. S. Lewis’s book, The Four Loves.

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (or click here to go to the relevant passage in Book 2, chapter 2).

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1 thought on “Ep. 35 Notes (“Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga)

  • You’re correct about Cap and Bucky because Cap and Sam Wilson and Peggy Carter are a triad of eros. ^_^ Cap and Bucky totally have wonderful filia.

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