#403: Kate Berlant
☕ Breville Bambino, 📱🤝📱Having two phones, 🤬 Saying ‘Cocksucking’ A Lot, and more.
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Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Kate Berlant to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Kate Berlant is a Los Angeles-based actress and comedian that you may know from her appearances on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel, or films including Dream Scenario and Don’t Worry Darling. Last year, she put out an incredible stand-up special on Hulu, Cinnamon in the Wind, directed by Bo Burnham. The two are still collaborating, with Burnham directing her stage show KATE, and you can catch it at the Pasadena Playhouse from Jan 17 to Feb 11th. Be sure to also check out her podcast POOG, where she and fellow comedian Jacqueline Novak approach wellness topics in a lighthearted and cheeky way. Lucky for us, Kate is here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
Kate Berlant (instagram)
🍬🌱 Pasticche di S.M.Novella mints!
$10 a tin and worth every cent. I felt like a fucking saint when I gave my last one away to a pregnant friend .
☕ Breville Bambino
This has revolutionized my life. I now have a cafe in my home. I laugh in the face of local java merchants. A note: must be paired with a good grinder such as the Baratza Encore.
🚭 Alive & Kicking Slim CBD Hemp Cigarette Pre Rolls
I stole a pack of these from my mother and when she protested I barked at her that I needed them more than she did. They are not real cigarettes and they make me feel like no one could possibly hurt me.
🤬 Saying ‘Cocksucking’ A Lot
For years, I’ve been punctuating my sentences with this word. For example, earlier I said “where is my cocksucking phone?”
💉 Aimovig, 140mg
My migraine injection that I shoot into my thigh every 30 days. I don’t know what’s in it, I don’t care, it’s changed my life.
🦭Videos of baby seals being rescued from ocean plastics
Shoutout to the men who devote their lives to trapping these adorable little cocksuckers who can’t help but get their necks wrapped in fishing wire. It’s really sweet when they bark in confused anger at first but then are stunned into silence once freed.
📱🤝📱Having two phones
For as long as I can now remember, my integrity and my relationship to myself have steadily atrophied as a result of endless scrolling. I got a new phone recently and due to a clerical error, I was locked out of instagram. This allowed me to devote my old phone (which I now call my “bad phone”) exclusively to social media access. My pain levels have reduced 800%.
👁️ Lumify eye drops
I’m not sure what the hell poison is in these, but they bleach the whites of your eyes! Beautiful!
👁️👁️ Looking around the room
I’ve been trying to just look around the room more in an effort to be on my phone less. Try it! It can be quite psychedelic and is akin to reading and/or prayer.