Carl Sagan Day!! w00t!

Happy Carl Sagan Day Everyone!!!

In honor of this most important holiday here are some good words from the good man’s good books.

Also here is a link to last year’s post for Carl Sagan day where he raps.

 

“Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of
Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and
subtle way in which the universe is put together.”

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)”

“You are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals.”

“Every star may be a sun to someone.”

“intellectual capacity is no guarantee against being dead wrong.”

“Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgement, the manner in which information is coordinated and used.”

“We wish to pursue the truth no matter where it leads. But to find the truth, we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact. The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature.

“Since, in the long run, every planetary society will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring — not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive.”

“This vast number of worlds, the enormous scale of the universe… has not been taken into account, even superficially, in virtually no religion, and especially in no Western religions.”

“In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed”? Instead they say, “No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.”

“In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time someting like that happened in politics or religion.

“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us—there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.

“Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves, but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring.”

“In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.”

There are many hypotheses in science that are wrong. That’s perfectly alright; it’s the aperture to finding out what’s right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny…The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge and there is no place for it in the endeavor of science. We do not know beforehand where fundamental insights will arise from about our mysterious and lovely solar system, and the history of our study of the solar system shows clearly that accepted and conventional ideas are often wrong and that fundamental insights can arise from the most unexpected sources.”

“Those worlds in space are as countless as all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the earth. Each of those worlds is as real as ours and every one of them is a succession of incidents, events, occurrences which influence its future. Countless worlds, numberless moments, an immensity of space and time. And our small planet at this moment, here we face a critical branch point in history, what we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants, it is well within our power to destroy our civilization and perhaps our species as well. If we capitulate to superstition or greed or stupidity we could plunge our world into a time of darkness deeper than the time between the collapse of classical civilization and the Italian Renaissance. But we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet.”

We need your help.

Calling all female listeners of the show, we are planning a special episode of the podcast and need your help on the following questions. If you are so inclined please send your answers to us in a message or email. Thanks.
-Are there any circumstances where you think abortion should be offered to a pregnant mother?
-When do you feel life begins?
-Who has the greater right to life: the fetus or the woman?
-Should a father have a say in an abortion?
-Do you support legal abortion clinics?

Updates

Dear listeners, we have had a seriously difficult week here at the BS studios. Scheduling for both recording and releasing has been atrocious. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we struggle to overcome our problems. We will be back to normal on Monday, but as of now please excuse our goddamn hiatus.

Legacies

Carpe Diem and “Live everyday as if it were your last” are overly used phrases that have sunk their way into the popular collective to justify poorly thought out decisions. The bar has lowered on their usage as they have wandered from their original intent. So we here at Bored Shenanigans are taking this moment to remind all of us to not be a flaming cunt. People come in and out of our lives impacting us on a variety of levels, so is there really a reason to hold a grudge? Is there really a reason to be an intolerable pain in everyone’s ass? Maybe we should at the very least be civil, as we do not know what piece of our destiny that person will control. The most control you do have is to grasp hold of every moment and make it be one that you can take pride in. We’re not advocating some overly charitable business nor are we demanding that you try to win a citizen of the year award, just try to be a little better. Be better for yourself first of all, then be better for everyone else afterwards. After it is all over with, all you are is a collection of memories. So perhaps we should take the time and responsibility to make them pleasant ones

 

Cody Jemes is the Literary Engineer behind both the Rank This and the Articulations sections @Bored Shenanigans. Stay tuned weekly for new articles, new pod-casts and all kinds of free funny. Fill your need for sports at Texas Fandom or fill that poetry void at Abuse Through Poetry.

Ah Yeeeeeeeeeaaaahhhhh!!! B.S. in da hizzouse!!!!

Mixmaster DJ Righteous Bad R Reverend Dog a.k.a. Hurricane “Smooth Swagga” Brewer iz dropin’ da Mad beats up-in da ghetto, hoes. With my homie Hitman Cold Cody C Kool a.k.a. lil’ Jemes we be riddin’ on spinners thru da hood wavin’ stacks of Gs. Word to yo mom fool.

Yo man this is da real shit now. Yo favorite hiphop beatz from da last epidizzle fo downlowd fo shizzle dawg. peace.

Jack dis Jam

999 Words Shy of 1000

FUCKED is what I came up with. FUCKED. Here is a picture of the problem. Its not a bad picture my screen is just that garbled. But I still think that I will have the episode up some time Tuesday.

Fun Bored Shenanigans scavenger hunt! B.S. related items are hidden in this picture of the BS Productions Command Center; try to find at least 8 (there are more like 14 if you stretch it a bit but the lighting was bad)

MY PC is FUCKD

Hey Look A Distraction!

I’ve got 99 problems but a badass podcast ain’t one

If you’re having to use some one else’s domain name I feel bad for you son

We have this ‘cast thing down to pure science

So good we can do it with our eyes closed

Critics of good taste say we are too intense
We advocate truth and free speech, of course we will make foes
If you don’t feel that way, then fuck off we aren’t for you
We came to distribute the free thought and the free funny
Yes, We are the BS crew
We do this because we like it, we make zero money
So send us some hatemail or eat our soup
We are irreverent in all the right ways
Or listen to how low in the gutter our topics will stoop
So tune in on Mondays and give us a play
Surely it is the best way to download some fun

I got 99 problems but a badass podcast ain’t one

So we realize that we are late. New domain names do not solve all problems, hell would it be a BS production if it were not rifled with technical difficulties? New content is on it’s way, the episode will be up as soon as we fight off the Kraken and Rancor of the new feed. Nothing should change for you but a better Bored Shenanigans experience, we will remain on itunes and will soon be in the windows store and on the android app ‘podcast addict.’ Plus very soon you can wear and stick symbols of your favorite cast in places to cover places. Sorry for the big promises and the delays, but hang in their rouges gallery, hang in there ‘guy driving in his car’ hang in there good people of Podcastlandia. We are coming to you very soon.

It Blow Up and Melted

OK, so the new episode is going to be late. I hope I can get it out on Monday at some time but not sure when. If not, we will have some sort of content up so you can get your weekly fill of Shenanigans.

What is happening is my desktop is having some sort of…. I don’t know… seizure. The problem is definitely video in nature and consists of intermittently weird white squares, in almost a grid, over 2 of my 3 monitors.This happened after I updated flash but I am not convinced that is what caused it. My fear is that it is a hardware problem and not software, perhaps overheating.

So, sorry that my inconveniences became yours. Hey, so the new episode is going to be late but while you wait why not listen to an old episode and relive some of your favorite podcast memories.

Also, don’t you like the new URL, oh lord is it sexy.

Urgent News

We are witnessing the increasing impacts of  Cody no longer being a host of Bored Shenanigans. In this last few weeks alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Experts agree that his ousting by the megalomaniac Reverend caused undue duress upon the very nature of our planet. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot have a Bored Shenanigans podcast with just Brewer hosting it. The planet will suffer undue travesty for several thousand years.

As public pressure to confront this change builds, we call on the good people of Podcastlandia and those former enemies of Podcastia to immediately freeze any new dictatorial decisions made by the all too powerful editor and to re-invoke what was obviously his  wisest decision, co-hosting with Cody. We believe such action on behalf of The collective podcast galaxy will not only be a sound decision for our world’s entertainment, but also for the well being of its current and future listeners, who deserve the opportunity to enjoy a Bored Shenanigans the way it was meant to be and to have a world not mired with chaos.

For the good of our listeners, fans, friends, loved ones and our nation, and to preserve the quality of life for this and future generations worldwide, we call upon you to join a growing movement around the universe that is committed to preventing extreme and unwarranted decisions being reached by Reverend Brewer and to return Bored Shenanigans back to its true and unaltered form.

Signed,

Ambassador Grainger, (specialist in Podcastia/Podcastopia relations)

Happy Carl Sagan Day!

Brewer has talked about him in the past and now the day were we eat his soup has come.

The Majorious Carl Sagan, as said on Wikipedia, is American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, professor of astronomy at Cornell, advisor to NASA, author, science popularizer and, general Bad Ass. He advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted SETI.

What really makes Carl Sagan special, other than his Giant Brain, is his ability to make complex science easy to understand for someone without training in the field but, without simplifying down to the point it loses its wonder. His outlook on the Cosmos was of pure admiration and joy at the simple fact it was there and that he could exist to see it. The poetics of his words showed that.

“We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to selfawareness… starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms… Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth.”

AND NOW LOOK AT THIS

Pale Blue Dot

You are Here “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam”

AND THIS VIDEO of what he said

For a more light hearted video here is Carl Sagan autotuned by Symphony of Science which is brought up in a later episode (Oh No! now I feel Like Justin)