Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 010


This is the first part of the actual Plot. It involves Archer and Vhraiden meeting up and figuring each other out; starting out with a case of good spirited mass murder moving to a ‘settlement needs your help’ Raider Trouble, and ending with a Lovecraftian horror story.

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Welcome to Chapter 010: The Meetup: Plot so Far: Part 1

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 009


You have heard of the High Reverend Carlisle Murphy, but a man like him does not travel alone. This week we rundown all of Murphy’s entourage. Their rougher edges are smoothed away making them a little more realistic and a little less like mini bosses. The lineup includes, Heath Millwright, Alluria Fiero, Mother Superior Alexus, Death, H4X0R, Uriel, and The Beast.

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Welcome to Chapter 009: The Inner Sanctum

This is the final bit of character work before actual plot details get laid down. yay

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 008


After the world ends everything on Earth is up for grabs, but everything above it is owned by one man: Seven Star General Carter Gray “Freefall” Jamison. Ace pilot, strong leader, and tortured soul. The side character we loved so much that we brought him back from the dead.
After Jamison we talk about a character we use to love a whole hell of a lot because he was the paragon of cool: “Black Jack” McCoy. We now think he is a bit of a prick so we completely overhaul him into a land baron, casino franchise owner, and sort of underground Murphy resistance.

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Welcome to Chapter 008: Shot of Jamison and Jack

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 007


Out of Georgia spreads those guided by commandments to create a better world. We call them the Guided and they are the latest faction to enter the Barrens. Find out about their calling as what we thought was going to be a quick drop and move on to other topics turns out to fascinate us enough for a whole episode and a major player in the world of our story.

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Welcome to Chapter 007: The Guided

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 006


The Barrens were not always barren. There had to be a world before that. A crowded world with little surplus and an abundance of political unrest. There are two fighting to be king of a dying world or everyone join together an leave to make a new home among the stars.

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Welcome to Chapter 006: The Before Times

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 005


This is how the world is now. Our setting were our characters live. We discuses how the world in now and all that entails; the scrapers, the water merchants, walled homesteads and decrepit old world megacities filled with infected beasts. Learn all about the Barrens and the spread out towns our heroes travel to.
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Welcome to Chapter 005: Braving the New World

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 004


Please place your offerings and tithes in plate and open your bibles to Revelations and pay respects to the High Reverend Murphy. Hear of his travels; of his battles, hard fought, against the forces of sin. Hear his words and obey. Give unto him your works of the material plane and take up and walk by his side in righteous march. Convert the repentant; vanquish the heathen.

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Welcome to Chapter 004: The Gospel According to High Reverend Murphy

The High Reverend Murphy is the primary antagonist of Archer and Vhraiden. The man the latter is hunting for vengeance and the former has scuffled with from time to time. Murphy is a man of the cloth and the sword whose beliefs are for all to keel in one direction and he is the prophet to make that happen.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 003


Fear not, sensual listeners. Bored Shenanigans storytime has returned to do more character breakdowns. This week we offer more of Cody’s atrocious high school era writings and Brewer’s hair brained setting ideas. Morgan Luscious Vhraiden: a forgotten warrior of a forgotten culture. If Archer is the oldest man in the apocalyptic barrens Vhraiden is the angriest. Sheltered from the outside in an isolationist cult he now enters the world in search of vengeance for his lost way of life.

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Welcome to Chapter 003: The Vengeance of Morgan Luscious Vhraiden

Determined to trudge through the chuffa and deliver a good story from the convoluted minds of their teenage selves, the BS team presents you the latest episode of Story Time.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Story Time 002


Up this week you meet the first of the protagonist, the cowboy in dingy armor, a scraper of the old world and relic of it; S.E. Archer. A history teacher in his old life who has survived the many decades between the once was and the here now to see a new generation that has forgotten its past.

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Welcome to Chapter 002: The Life and Times of S.E. Archer

We go through a character cheat sheet to determine all the things we need to know to understand were he is coming from and why he acts the way he does.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 116


It’s the end of the Podcast as we know it (It’s time I had a new show)
It’s the end of the Podcast as we know it (It’s time I had a new show)
It’s the end of the Podcast as we know it, and I feel fine.
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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 116: The LAST BS Episode: Please Stand By.

Well, after this episode it is a new show. We are up to our old shtick for the most of this episode, including finding a real life video game map point and talking about the walking dead but, stay tuned till the end for an exciting announcement.

This is NOT our Goodbye, Farewell, Amen. No solemn ending but an excite leap to something the same but different

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 115


This is the after election discussion episode so if you are tired of all that bullshit, skip this one. Maybe there will be another episode at some point for you to listen to instead.

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Welcome to Episode 115: BS Election

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 114


So, Hi! How have you been? It has been a while. Well, this is a month old so Orwell month is a thing again in it. Also a new hectic cake. Let us know how you like the podcast that goes with our blog website because it sure has been some time since we earned the “podcast” part of the domain name.
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Burmese Days Review

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“But the whole expedition -the very notion of wanting to rub shoulders with all those smelly natives -had impressed her badly. She was perfectly certain that that was not how white men ought to behave.”

 

Burmese Days was George Orwell’s first novel, published in 1934. Set in 1920s Burma it follows a timber merchant and the people that ripple in and out of his life. The motivations, while important are far less pertinent to this story than the interactions within it. This story does an excellent job showing what life was like for natives and Europeans living in imperialistic Burma.

The setting that Orwell builds here is fantastic. He goes to great pains to have the reader see what the interactions between the natives and the colonists are. It becomes clear that the colonists do not see the natives as equals, but rather tools and resources to be used to their own end. It also becomes clear as the novel progresses that Orwell loved Burma. His descriptions of the environment and the geography are so vibrant that it becomes clear that he truly loved it there.

The thing that I found most interesting in this novel was it’s ability to highlight the degrading British Empire. In this work it is obvious that years of rule by England have worn down the Burmese people. Corruption exists at a casual level as everyone is vying to gain a little bit more wealth or power. Though subtle and laced throughout, this theme shows early signs of what would become indicative of Orwell’s writing. He does a commendable job showing what a long period of rule from a far away state does to a group of people.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was simple to follow and while a bit dull in parts, the ability it had to keep the reader engaged. The infusion of Burmese culture never let you lose sight of the setting of the story and was tastefully sprinkled throughout. I read this book in about two days and found it to be worth the time spent. For those Orwell enthusiasts like myself, give Burmese Days a try.

 

“It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.”

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

George Orwell Complete Poetry Review

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-…Nothing believing, nothing loving,
Not in joy nor in pain, not heeding the stream
Of precious life that flows within us,
But fighting, toiling as in a dream…-

 

I’ll be honest, this collection of poetry wasn’t what I expected. More accurately it wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I desperately wanted left leaning, anti-totalitarian verse draped in social satire. I wanted elegant lines questioning the very intention of imperialism. I wanted first hand experiences of humanity falling into mob mentality. I really wanted to fall in love with this book.  I wanted to be as infatuated by this collection as I’ve become with Orwell’s essays and novels. I wanted this to be the shining gem of Orwell September. I wanted this to be something, it was never going to be.

For a little background, this collection was published in October of 2015 after being withheld for many years by Orwell’s estate. By the author’s own admittance, he never held much fondness for his poetry.  This book gathers some of his earliest writings from his youth  all the way to his later life. It does a commendable job of prefacing them, so the reader can more fully appreciate the events of Orwell’s life. From the standpoint of historical interest and curiosity’s sake, it is fun to see how much his style evolved, but that is about where the fun ends. The poetry just isn’t very good.  In the words of  Dione Venable, the editor of this collection, “Orwell wasn’t a wonderful poet, but in his poetry he’s gloomy, he’s funny, he’s happy, he’s sad, and in the last things he wrote, you feel his pain.” As you read through it, you see him experimenting with  various styles and rhyme schemes but few ever seem to really resonate.

Now that the negatives are out of the way, there are a few pieces in this collection that are quite good.  In particular I enjoyed Ironic Poem About Prostitution and As One Non Combatant to Another. The dark satire that reverberates in these works is familiar to the fans of his writing. They provide a glimmer of what I had hoped for when I found this book. Other than a few lines from a smattering of poems, this entire collection left me feeling a bit flat. It was eighty two pages of mediocrity. I appreciated seeing another side of such a highly exalted author. I enjoyed seeing small shades of his excellent novels in these poems. Unless you’ve read everything else he’s ever written or your inquisitive nature just can’t let this one go, I would suggest you just pass on it. Sadly, this is the first Orwell I’ve ever read that I can’t really recommend.

 

 

Pagan
So here are you, and here am I,
Where we may thank our gods to be;
Above the earth, beneath the sky,
Naked souls alive and free.
The autumn wind goes rustling by
And stirs the stubble at our feet;
Out of the west it whispering blows,
Stops to caress and onward goes,
Bringing its earthy odours sweet.
See with what pride the the setting sun
Kinglike in gold and purple dies,
And like a robe of rainbow spun
Tinges the earth with shades divine.
That mystic light is in your eyes
And ever in your heart will shine.

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

Why I Write Review

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This essay is one of George Orwell’s most highly touted. With it, he uses his own evolution as a author to show the reader what makes a good writer.  He analyzes his childhood writings and through a contemplative lens, he shows what motivations shaped him. This essay is a refreshing and interesting look at a person’s journey, laced with excellent insights into one of the greatest writers of all time.

Orwell breaks down all writer’s motives into the following four characteristics; sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse and political purpose.  He states that these four exist with varying degrees of intensity, depending upon the writer’s environment and personality. I rather enjoy the notion that all literature has been penned by people under the influence of the four above ideals. It takes some of the intangible out of writing, while still pushing one to ask even more questions.

More than anything in this essay, Orwell’s discussion of his creative choices made during the process of writing Animal Farm is excellent. He made a conscious effort to blend political ideology into an artistic narrative. For an author to look back objectively at their own works and discuss their merits and failings is valuable. You see how his tastes changed and how fluidly his work reflected the environment he inhabited. This short essay is worth the read, as it provides a fascinating opportunity to see inside the mind of George Orwell and what he felt motivated a writer. 

 

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Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Animal Farm Review

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With Orwell September in full swing, how could we neglect one of his most well known works?  This novella takes place on a rural English farm in which animals begin a revolution to overthrow their oppressive farmer. Deeply symbolic and easy to follow, it is simple to see why Animal Farm is so highly regarded.

This novel was mandatory reading when I was in high school. I didn’t really understand or care for it then. It seemed highly overrated and somewhat stupid. I recall making ignorant, snarky comparisons to the movie Babe. The allegorical use of animals to the 1917 Russian Revolution and the Stalinist era that followed, didn’t do much for me. Looking back I feel this book was mostly presented as anti communist tome and the deeper issues inside it were outright ignored. I remember discussions about who each character represented, but it was taken with a misguided slant toward patriotism and not a study of political structure.

I feel one point my high school literature teacher missed was how good this book is at explaining how the state works to anyone. Written in a direct and easy to follow form, it does an commendable job of illustrating the cycle of tyranny. Showing the reader how honest, well meaning ideas are agreed upon and slowly manipulated by the powerful and intelligent over the less powerful and less intelligent. Good intentions are quickly forgotten when one group can gain at the expense of another. The social and political constructs in this book are so true to life that the reader is forced to draw parallels to the ones that surround them. 

Dystopian novels rarely show the decline and fall, instead you usually see society at the lowest form. Animal Farm takes great pains to highlight multiple instances in which you see the society breaking down. You feel the plight these animals suffer as more and more things are taken from them.Orwell pushes the reader to ask if the revolution was worth it, or if the animals were better off with the farmer in charge. It alludes to a multitude of political theories and schools of thought, plus highlights how many changes a charismatic leader can make.

This book is goddamn great, truly goddamn great. I rediscovered it a few years after high school and it has been one of my favorites since that time. You can read it in an afternoon  without trying too hard, but it is the sort of novel that stays with you. If you didn’t like it when it was a mandatory read, I believe it deserves another chance. With the upcoming election season be political, read some Orwell. I believe that you will truly enjoy the time spent. Animal Farm proves that while all books are equal, some are more equal than others.

 

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Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

Moments Like This Never Last

 

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The Misfits are the greatest band of all time. I can state this with utmost sincerity and fervent devotion. Their ability to blend horror themes with fast paced punk rock have made them musical icons. The fiend skull logo has become quite familiar and has snuck it’s way into multiple venues of pop culture. Even the those unfamiliar with the music will recognize the brand. As with any long lasting, group they will go through multiple incarnations. I’ve caught a lot of heat from purists for not decrying one “era” over another but honestly there is nary an “era” of their music I don’t enjoy. From the early 70s to the rebirth in the late 90s to the latest incarnation featuring just one founding member. They strike a part of my person that few other artists seem to. As the lineups have changed, I’ve followed any former member’s current project with interest simply because of their association with The Misfits. This band is infectious and fantastic.

Last Sunday, Denver’s Riot Fest was big news for any fan of The Misfits or any fan of punk rock in general. For first time in thirty three years the founding members of Glen Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein ascended the stage. Accompanied on drums by Dave Lombardo of Slayer fame, the anxious crowd was stunned as they flawlessly performed twenty songs spanning their ‘77-’83 catalog. One of the most influential and charismatic punk bands of all time had returned to fill the world with their signature brand of macabre music. With this concert in Denver going so well there are already rumors of a full scale reunion tour happening.

This performance makes me exceptionally excited. I’ve followed the hype surrounding this reassembly with the kind of glee only a gushing by a punk rock fan boy can. Years of lawsuits and personal barbs thrown by band members at one another made any sort of reconciliation seem highly unlikely, yet here I sit glowing in the happy aftermath of a reunion. I desperately want a nationwide tour and a studio album and am I am giddy with the notion of seeing the original crew live on stage together. So few truly quintessential musicians pass through a given time period, but with such positive news coming from this year’s Riot Fest, the opportunity may be closer for us all.

If you find that your current music choices are lacking songs about vampires and Martians perhaps you should start growing your devil lock, get your fiend club membership card ready and enjoy some mighty fine Misfits here and here.

 
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Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

Shooting an Elephant Review

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George Orwell is a titan of literature. He has coined concepts and ideas that are so deeply embedded into popular consciousness we forget they haven’t always been there. Most of us know him as a novelist, but during his life his journalistic writing were his most well known. Around the Bored Shenanigans studio we are rabid Orwell fans and cite his works with far too much regularity. So for no particular reason we present, Orwell September. This month all of our Adult Book Reports will be reviews of Orwell works.

The first work I’m reading this month is one of his highest reviewed essays, Shooting an Elephant. This story follows an English police officer stationed in Burma who is called upon to shoot a mad elephant. While never directly stated, It is assumed the narrator is Orwell speaking from personal experience. That fact is disputed as no provable historical account of these events exist. In my opinion this is written with too much earnestness to be completely fictional.

On of my favorite things about George Orwell’s writing style is the sophisticated simplicity. If ever there was a master of doing more with less, it is him. In this essay, the events are neither complex nor cunning but with precision he shows the tension between the locals and the British occupiers. It forces the reader to examine the two clashing cultures and the results of the British Empire’s seizure of that area. It allows the reader to see the author’s true opinion of the totalitarian rule without ever directly saying it.

The climax of this essay is something to behold. It drives home the themes throughout in both a subtle and substantial way. It cleanly states the essay’s purpose whilst still forcing the reader to ask more questions. It using symbolism in all the best ways and ends with some stellar final lines of dialogue. I highly recommend this and clocking in at less that thirty minutes it is definitely worth your time.

 

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Check back next week as we sink our teeth into more George Orwell.

 

Read Shooting an Elephant free here.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Stalling For Time 06


We our out of the office this week, traveling to the beach for our 3 years of podcasting anniversary trip. So enjoy our 2nd attempt at recording a prerecorded message and us wishing we were Wayne Brady.

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Stall For Time Episode 006: Out of Office Message: Pull the Door Slammed

Anthems Aren’t Sacred

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I really don’t care about football. I really don’t care about the Superbowls or endorsement ads or deflated gates, I don’t care. Now if you took my lack of caring for that and quantified it exponentially, then you have how much I care about mainstream media’s opinion on things. Honestly, before the last few days I had never heard of Colin Kaepernick. I’m sure he is a fine athlete and worked hard to get his job, but I was as aware of him as he is of me. This is neither an indictment nor an endorsement of him remaining seated during the national anthem. He is exercising his free speech whilst those who are outraged and offended are exercising theirs. It’s America through and through, instant controversy over a meaningless game followed by reanalysis.

This latest fiasco is just one many where someone does the unexpected during a national anthem. Even the laziest Google search will corroborate that fact. People have been getting offended during America’s special song for so long. Somehow I doubt that Francis Scott Key wrote this song knowing the ire that would be raised by non participants or etiquette breakers. Beyond that, I highly doubt that he intended it be sung before every team sports event across the land. Does the audience there, eager to be entertained gain anything from it? Do we feel more patriotic afterwards? Does anyone really care? I think not, so I say we stop using it.

The national anthem at events is just one more piece of pomp and circumstance not necessary for anyone’s enjoyment of an event. The patrons are just there to have fun. Realistically it’s use is pretty inconsistent. It is used before every tee ball and pee wee soccer game but not before a sold out concert. It is sung with gusto during a parade, but not before a car auction. So why use it at all? If it is going to be a lighting rod for controversy, why not reserve it for political events and the like. Wheel out the anthem for big ceremonial events and not every trite, third tier semi pro ball game. Everyone just cooperates out of programming and routine. We put our hands over our hearts like our elementary teacher taught us to. It is just a red, white and blue lullaby for most people ready to see what they bought their tickets for.

I’m sure the ‘freedom isn’t free’ crowd will object to this. They believe that flag ought be worshipped and the scriptures of the anthem sung. Fine, exercise your fundamental human rights. Embrace your ruler. I just don’t think it matters at all. Patriotism isn’t mitigated by participation in a song. Stop using the anthem as a tool to provoke ostracism to those with different opinions. Stop forcing political agendas into our light-hearted entertainment. Stop assuming you know the founding father’s opinions on events this trivial. Just stop. Why don’t we just let the people get their popcorn and  and stop delaying the game. Why don’t we just accept that it wastes time and drags out the entire event? No one came to hear the national anthem. Let’s keep some perspective, it’s still just a guy sitting during a song.

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

The Beautiful and the Damned Review

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel is a great read. It follows through the course of their relationship, from the joys of infatuation to the committed stages’ hardships. It uses the early 1900s cafe culture as an interesting backdrop and really allows the reader to see the complexity that exist with each character. Before I get rolling too deeply into this, one comparison must be made. This book is everything Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises wasn’t. As much as I love Hemingway, this story told a similar tale in a much more enjoyable and captivating way. Horrible to say, as I know these two authors had a deep dislike for one another.

This is my first exposure to Fitzgerald’s writings. He is much more well known for his masterwork, The Great Gatsby. While that novel does seem interesting, I found this recommendation on a list of most underrated books and I feel that is a fair estimate. If you are looking for a romantic comedy style story that could easily be adapted to a Meg Ryan movie, this isn’t what you want. If you are looking for a cynical and realistic portrayal of flawed and selfish people whose love for one another has to endure trials and upheaval, this is your book.

The author’s writing style is simple and beautiful.There are multiple quotable lines spread through the text I had a difficult time nailing down one. The tone is a strange poetic elegance I haven’t really encountered anywhere else. The way in which he so clearly and cleanly becomes the vessel through which his character’s speak is incredible. The effect that their environment of decadence and the social structure in which they reside becomes ever clearer as the novel progresses, but not distractingly so. The author balances the line of a morality tale and an enjoyable narrative in a way that is rarely seen, especially amongst current literature.

The major downside to this book is it really comes to a screeching halt near the middle, I actually took a few weeks to finish this one. I cared enough to return to it, something I rarely do when I abandon a book in the middle. I was grateful I finished it, because I got closure on the characters within. The committed reader could knock this out in a few days, but I think this is best kept as a bedside book. Something to enjoy a few chapters at a time over a longer duration otherwise it does become somewhat ponderous. Overall, I got a lot of entertainment out of this story. I really enjoyed Fitzgerald’s style of writing and think this is a good entry point into the man’s work. This was definitely worth the time spent.

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Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Your Heroes Were Human Once

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“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Those words from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance felt very appropriate for this article. It seems that in any community there are always certain people whose reputation precedes them and are held up to a godlike standard. In the firearms community, some of those demi gods are Jeff Cooper, John Browning, Massad Ayoob and Elmer Keith.

We’re going to focus on Elmer Keith here. For those of you who aren’t the gun nerd that I am, Elmer Keith was a prolific firearms writer and enthusiast. He wrote for multiple firearms publications and had nine books published. He was instrumental in developing the .357 magnum, the .44 magnum and the .41 magnum. He developed the “Keith” style bullet which offers more reliable penetration for hunting applications. Over the tenure of his life, he influenced so many people and became known as quite the polarizing figure.

These are the blurb facts that I was familiar with. I knew the hit list of why he mattered, but didn’t know how he traveled down the path. I was pleasantly ignorant until I learned of this little episode. Elmer Keith was a novice reloader and while developing a powerful load for a Colt Single Action Army, it blew up on him.  In the man’s own words;  “When the gun rose from recoil of the first cartridge I unconsciously hooked my thumb over the hammer spur and thus cocked gun as it recovered from recoil. When I turned the next one loose I was almost deafened by the report and saw a little flash of flame. My hand automatically cocked gun and snapped again but no report. I stopped then knowing something was wrong. The upper half of three chambers was gone. Also one cartridge and half of another case. Also the top strap over cylinder. My ears were ringing otherwise I was all O.K.” (American Rifleman, August 15, 1925)

These are the little things that are glossed over by those who pray at the sanctuary of Elmer Keith.  No one mentions that as the catalyst that turned the man into the myth. No one ever said this rudimentary mistake began his journey down the path of becoming iconic. If someone had mentioned this to me, I guarantee I would have been far more interested in the man.  In the last few weeks, I have devoured vintage Elmer Keith articles and fallen in love with his brash style of writing. I have enjoyed his zest for life and his take no prisoners attitude. The man was extremely knowledgeable and has a great way of teaching the reader. I see that he was worth the hype.

Maybe I’m in the minority, but I like flaws. I gravitate to people who fight through the muck and fail. I need to know that you fucked up before you succeeded. I need to know of the faults to appreciate your accomplishments. If we will humanize our heroes and demote them from their gold plated altars, people might be more apt to appreciate them. They certainly won’t resent them or ignore them if they know they made the same errors we all do. I guess the takeaway is keep your idols in perspective. If you really want others to respect them the way you do, keep your starry eyed gushing to a minimum.

Need more? Ian at Forgotten Weapons has an excellent video showing the aftermath of the blown cylinder here. 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

The Four Dollar Pamphlet

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Fuck you, Michael de Bethencourt. Fuck you for calling Thirty Eight Tips For Better Snub Shooting a book.  Fuck you for not mentioning anywhere within that it is for new shooters. Fuck you for offering sparse technique, while still having an introduction talking about your skills and qualifications for writing such a pamphlet.

I don’t claim to know everything about shooting, if I did why would I purchase this literature? As a competent shooter looking to improve skills and hone the discipline of my defensive weapon, I expected more out of this. It spent more time on firearm and holster choices than on tactics. I wanted sight alignment tips, hand placement suggestions. Outside of an excellent page on reloading under stress, this was a terrible disappointment. All of the information in this booklet could have easily been found online. Thanks to a few videos from Jerry Miculek and Tom Gresham, I actually got the information I was seeking.

I tried to be objective about this, but as recommended as the author came I couldn’t help but be annoyed. I’m believe that my next foray into this type of information will be from the likes of Ed McGivern or Ed Lovette who actually offer true advice. I should have been more wary, but somehow I still have a naive hope when it comes to the firearms community. I suppose from here on out, I’ll have to be far more selective. It surprises me how small the selection of things for those trying to move from intermediate toward expert. I just wanted to get real tips on trigger control and increase my accuracy on follow up shots, but instead I wasted my time and money.

Moral of the story, pick your advice and educators with more care. Remember that book apparently is open to interpretation. Remember that just because you enjoy a certain hub of information doesn’t mean you will not get conned. Remember that just because something comes from a website called snubtraining.com, doesn’t mean it will offer any skills on snub nose revolvers. Most importantly remember, fuck Michael de Bethencourt, because he’ll charge you four dollars for a pamphlet.

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

The Killing Joke Review

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Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke is one of the best comics ever written. Simply put if you enjoy comics at all you need to read it. If you haven’t quickly abandon this review and find a copy of it. This book h highlights everything good about the medium of comics in the same way that Sin City and The Watchmen do. It is one of the definitive works ever put to page.

In the latest episode of Podcast, Brewer and I reviewed the newly released animated version. As good as that movie captures the comic, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is Alan Moore at his gritty best and the combination of Brian Bolland and John Higgins art is stellar. Telling an origin story for the enigmatic Joker and having him being a cunning and vicious is a bold choice. This is R rated Joker at his absolute best. Moore does an excellent job of blurring the line between the hero and the villain. He forces the reader to wonder how different these two really are and as stated in the narrative, all it takes is one bad day to change your life forever.

This book has been influential on a number of interpretations of Batman, everyone from Christopher Nolan, to Tim Burton and Mark Hamil citing how much they took from this comic. It is fairly obvious the critically acclaimed Arkham video games have taken many cues from it. From its’ examination of a well known character to its’ morbid subject matter, this is a fantastic comic. This book is worth all the hype, all the accolades and I imagine that it will perpetually be one of the essential Batman story arcs.

 

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Enjoy the full digital comic here.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 113


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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 113: Dance For Me Google Monkey!

I would put show notes for the thing that we talked about, but you don’t need that in  your life. Bored Shenanigans: We suffer so you don’t have to.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 112


This one is very simple. We just review The animated batman movie ‘The Killing Joke’ and the not so animated movie ‘Suicide Squad’
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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 112: What are we Scissoring?

BS to GO 017

Congratulations dear listener, you have been chosen by the hosts to hear very little about professional wrestling [Citation Needed]. Hear them talk about many other topics the world has yet to experience, weird tales from the wilds of Borneo. Stories of the great and powerful Elder Gods, anecdotes about ancient traps they’ve avoided on their many archaeological adventures and narratives of forbidden and buxom love. Tune into this very special TO GO episode that absolutely doesn’t even talk about pro wrestling.

May I Take Your Order?

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?
So that’s one Episode 17: No Wrestling?! Can it be True!? 

Red Harvest Review

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How do you like your crime novels prepared? Hard boiled detectives? Corrupt public officials? Rival gangs gunning for control of a town, perhaps? If so, Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest does all those things and more. This detective story is so engrossing and the characters so interesting, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Goddamn, did I like this book.

This is my first journey into any of Hammett’s work and I was quite impressed. I don’t know the last time I enjoyed character dialogue as much as this. It was easy to follow, but still smart and witty in beautiful way. Crisp transitions allowed the plot to cruise along without any clutter or confusion and by doing so, it forced the reader to keep reading. I found myself having a difficult time leaving this book alone as I desperately wanted see how this story would end.

I really enjoyed having a protagonist with anonymity. The Continental Op is believable as a detective, I loved the intimate little details of each person encountered. It gives you a true feeling of who each character was. From crooked lawyers to roommates with breathing disorders, you start to know them the same way that the detective does.  Another thing I enjoyed was seeing how the violent environment wears on the prominent figure’s mental state. As the mystery begins to unravel and the detective gets closer to tying up his loose ends, you want to see how he will triumph over the turbulent town in which he is currently inhabiting.

Go read this book. It has an inventive and well thought out plot that is executed by good characters fueled with reasonable motives. This book is so very worth your time and energy. Though it doesn’t have the same name dropping appeal as The Maltese Falcon, I can’t imagine there being a much more enthralling example of this author’s writing style. This book was highly suggested to me by one of my readers and I must echo that sentimental with full gusto. Goddamn, did I like this book and I think you will too.

 

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Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

I Stand W/ Milo

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I stand with Milo. This is not a popularity contest nor is this a trend I am band wagoning onto, I truly stand with Milo. For the unfamiliar, Milo Yiannopoulos is a journalist known for his controversial viewpoints covering the gamut from feminism to Islam to political correctness. He is currently being lambasted by the mainstream media over spreading hate speech and is one of the only accounts permanently banned from Twitter. He is a lightning rod for free speech and a social justice warrior’s nightmare. Goddamn, am I a fan of his.

Milo is what he is. He doesn’t just poke the bear, he body slams the bear.  He has become something of cult figure in the liberty movement by just being honest and speaking his mind. By daring to go against left leaning ideologies and point out the authoritarianism often represented in their actions, he has made so, so many enemies. I can’t ever remember anyone being so clearly hated by so many groups for merely using their words. People like Milo point out all the flaws in fundamentalism and encourage the rest of to advocate copious amounts of liberty.

Free speech was never meant to protect only the things you want to hear. It’s architecture was to allow those with dissenting and reprehensible ideas to bellow aloud. Those so quick to crucify people like Milo are the same ones who would defend him if he was advocating for their specific viewpoints. Honestly, I don’t really care if I agree or disagree with Milo or anyone on every single one of their ideologies. I do; however, vehemently promote their right to say whatever they feel needs to be said. I do not condone this or any other witch hunt aimed at destroying someone for voicing their beliefs. I will continue to advocate and support unfiltered expression, because it is the right thing to do. I will continue to stand with Milo.

 

Experience the controversy first hand

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Heart of Darkness Review

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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is a contemplative and brooding work set in the early 1900s. It follows Charles Marlow on his search for the infamous ivory trader known as Kurtz. As Marlow gets closer to finding Kurtz, his enigma grows exponentially.

It is almost impossible to discuss this novella without bringing up the controversy surrounding it. It is very of it’s time and portrays native Africans in less than a shining light. They are portrayed as savage, second class citizens who only exist to serve the white Europeans. I certainly see where this opinion comes from, yet I feel that it only adds to the brutality that bubbles under the surface of every single passage in this work. This is a morosely dense tale of a man losing touch with his humanity, so I think this work portrays a callous honesty rarely seen.

I’ve never experienced a book that does such a phenomenal job of pushing the reader’s yearning to meet a character. Conrad cannot be commended enough for the way he makes you want to meet Kurtz. His legend grows to a breaking point, then when you meet him you are not disappointed. Foreshadowing has never been more perfect than it is in this book. Kurtz steals the show and the cavalcade of insanity that surrounds him makes him both indescribably eerie and utterly fascinating.

All in all this work is very worth your time. It took me almost a week to read this book, but it is deals with such heavy subject matter breaks are very necessary. I don’t know how much re-readability there is in a novella like this, but I strongly believe that everyone should encounter this at least once. It is an enthralling tale that had been adapted multiple times to other forms of media. From films like Apocalypse Now to video games like Far Cry 2 and Spec Ops: The Line this story continues to show it has a timeless appeal that is easily adapted and still very entertaining.

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Whiskey With Kerouac

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I got shitfaced with Jack Kerouac last night. Home alone and with no real desire to accomplish anything, I drank neat rye whiskeys and read Scattered Poems. For those unfamiliar, Scattered Poems is a collection of vulgar and visceral poetry from the author’s travels across America. It is excellent in every meaning of that word, but I’m not really here to discuss that. I am here to encourage you to remember to live life in your way. I want you to stop and enjoy the whole experience. To remember to be more than just be acquainted with what sings to the muse within you. To taste the entire encounter complete with inspiration, love, joy and rage.

Sometimes, you have to spurn responsibilities and follow your own agenda. Sometimes you have to do the impractical thing that feels right in that moment. Sometimes, you should make that last cocktail when you’re already on the edge of drunk. Sometimes you should eat that last piece of cake. Sometimes you should make conversation with a complete stranger. Sometimes you should walk barefoot in the grass and look at the stars. Sometimes, you should make some decisions in the now and enjoy life for the luscious mystery that lies within.

 

Reality will always be right there waiting for you when you return from your chosen sabbatical. It vigilantly stalks you eager to present you with a new list of demands. Ii will meet with higher tolls and more stringent responsibilities. It will take your spirit and rob your very essence if you allow it. It is imperative that we realize that we are so much more than our agendas and professions allow us to be. We are a vast conglomerations of hope, dream and desires. It is vital to the human condition that we feel and question and contemplate. It is vital that we do not lose touch with the impulses of our imagination. We must continue to wonder, or truly all is lost.

 

 

I encourage all of my illustrious readers to enjoy some of Mr. Kerouac’s fine writing here.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 111


Get ready to set the clocks back before the Mayan Calendar ended. Back when Youtube started sharing the first cat videos, and W. started his second term and Katrina. Cut class, forget your homework and hope for sex that will never come because Bored Shenanigans is 17 again!
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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 111: Shenanigans: 2005

Reviewing T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland

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T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland is a long form, four hundred thirty four line poem divided into five parts. Written in 1922, it is waist deep in references to other pieces of literature and in his notes the author proudly cites his influences. It tells the basic legend of the holy grail interwoven with the author’s own conjectures and themes. Eliot switches narrators and shifts from philosophy to satire, making it somewhat difficult to follow. Do yourselves a favor and get a copy of this book with annotations, without them you will be lost in the weeds and curious as to the intentions of this poet.

I feel that parts four and five, Death by Water and What the Thunder Said are my favorite sections of this poem, mostly because they are the easiest to follow. Maybe it’s heresy, but I feel the entire work would have benefited from being a collection of poems as opposed to one long poem. The loose connection maintained throughout the text makes this somewhat difficult to comprehend and causes the reader’s experience to suffer

Overall, this is a great work. My major issues with it revolve around the inaccessibility this will exhibit to some readers. It’s a dense poem, that is hard to consume in large bites and most certainly is not a casual read. I read it twice with the annotations and a study guide as to not miss anything. Even with all that it is well worth your time if you’re willing to put in the extra effort. It’s an intense book, but the author’s talented word structure is unmatched. Often touted as one of the great poems of the twentieth century, this poem certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.  

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Bookshelf Memories

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My wife and I just recently moved and while reorganizing things I found an extremely important totem from the past. The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry is one of the most important books in my personal library. Not because it holds any collector’s value or even because it’s my favorite book, it is simply because it’s an amazing reminder of a chance taken. It’s one of those valued pieces of pure sentimentality.

I had a spectacular English teacher during my junior year of high school. She was one of those rare educators that honestly gave a shit and put out genuine effort. Before entering her classroom doors, I didn’t even really care to read and really didn’t see the purpose of literature. Mrs. Smith turned my world upside down by showing me the importance of it all. Her curriculum focused on creative writing and reading comprehension. She believed that everyone enjoyed reading, the trick was finding what appealed to the individual. Her approach was one that I hadn’t experienced before that and I bought in completely. 

My world was truly turned on it’s side when Mrs. Smith started the section on poetry. Seeing that everyone and everything has poetry in it revolutionized my thought process. She saw how much I enjoyed reading the works of authors like Dylan Thomas and Edgar Allan Poe. She also recognized  much I enjoyed the release granted by writing putting my feeling down on paper. She was an endless fountain of encouragement, pushing me to enter poetry contests, constantly printed off poems from a variety of authors for me to read and offered an abundant amount of constructive criticism on my writing.

One day after class, she was going over one my poems with me and she handed me Alan Kaufman’s Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. It was a vast collection with poems from the likes of Jack Kerouac to Patti Smith to Tupac Shakur. It showed me how that, in poetry there are no rules. You are given uncompromising freedom to say what you want. I’d never read anything like it and I knew from that moment on, I would be writing poetry.

This book, those authors and that teacher successfully pushed me to be a writer. I so deeply appreciate a teacher taking a chance on a misguided kid and showing me an entire world of art I didn’t know about. So many of the things I value now were heavily influenced by Mrs. Smith back then. She was a phenomenal teacher who I’ll continue to cherish. Her best intentions and eye opening lessons will continue to dwell within the pages that well worn book upon my book shelf.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

Cody’s Most Embarrassing Moment

A bet is a bet. For those of you who haven’t listened to Episode 110 of the Bored Shenanigans Podcast(Available via iTunes, Stitcher and this very website), a wager was made on the last episode. The details are in the episode but I, Cody Jemes lost. In doing so, had to publish an article retelling my most embarrassing moment. It is hard to imagine how such could exist.In co-hosting an online talk show for almost three years, I have revealed many shameful truths that long time listeners are too bashful to recall. I have retold many a tale of my face palming failings and moments of unfiltered stupidity. Those are mere child’s play to what I have for you here. Without further ado, Bored Shenanigans presents Cody’s Most Embarrassing Moment.

Let me take you back to a simpler time. A time before smart phones and reliable wifi signals. A time before tablets and net books. A time when one was forced to download their desired media onto a hard drive if they wanted to take it with them. A time when bulky laptops occupied college students back packs and their battery life was paltry at best. Now in these bygone days of yore, I was a full time overnight employee and a full time college student. I drifted in and out of poor decisions with great regularity, but truly on this day I would out do myself.

The campus I went to opened at seven AM around the time I was finishing my overnight shift. I would often arrive right as the doors opened and the halls were often quite vacant. On this particular day, I felt a need to release some tension before my classes and I secured a safe spot in the men’s room. After some quick reconnaissance work I realized that I was truly alone. I was a man alone with just his lust and downloaded library of erotic entertainment. What could possibly go wrong?  I set up my station, selected my finest adult video, plugged in my headphones and began to enjoy myself. As things escalated and intensified I proceeded with the normal course of action. My fatal flaw was the volume of the video overpowered the volume of my surroundings.

Whilst I was engaged with myself I didn’t hear a knock on the door of the cleaning woman. I certainly didn’t hear her ask if the bathroom was empty. More importantly than that, I was so overcome with my initial desire, I neglected to close the stall door. All these thing culminated in a quick and sorrowful turn of events. As I looked up I saw this poor woman, having just discovered me mid coitus with myself. She exclaimed “Sorry” as I violently shuffled to hide my shame. My laptop crashed to the ground, my headphones pulled out to reveal the sounds of hardcore pornography, I struggled to gather my belongings and my dignity in a losing effort while I vacated that bathroom.

After the woeful event I went and found a quiet corner to hid in my humiliation and in a futile attempt to collect myself. The cornucopia of poor judgments overflowed onto me with unrelenting ferocity. I was a moron. I tried as hard as I could to allow time to pass with some semblance of normalcy. I assumed my foolish behavior would be forgotten as there were only two witnesses.I thought things would be forgotten. Not so much.

I attended that college for two more years and would sporadically see the poor custodian who caught me in the act. I tried with all my might to avoid eye contact with her, but when her eyes found mine she would shake her head with disgust. There is no escape from chagrin so loathsome. To that woman, I am that harrowing tale of what to fear when walking into a men’s bathroom. In her eyes I am perpetually that slumped over pervert who was jacking it for all I was worth in the public restroom.

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast listen to more of his botches on iTunes and Stitcher. Read his not so self deprecating articles here. This deviant also writes poetry, see that here  or download his debauchery filled e-book hereBe sure heckle him on social media via Twitter or Facebook.

 

The Snows of Kilimanjaro Review

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Sweet hell is this story depressing. If you’re in the mood for a light hearted romp filled with laughs and joy, look elsewhere. Even with saddening subject matter this short story by Ernest Hemingway is absolutely superb. The book follows Harry, a man dying of gangrene who is on safari with his wife. As death approaches he reflects on key moments in his life.

It is clear that the author sees himself through the protagonist’s eyes in this story. He has had a good life, but wonders deeply of the choices he has made in the past to deliver him to his current status. He highlights a series of regrets and decisions that are so specific, they must have deeply plagued Hemingway. By pouring so much of himself into the text, the author shows his own humanity. Though the lead character is permeated with flaws he is instantly relatable. His intentions are good, he just didn’t always show nobility in their execution.

My favorite part of this short story was the relationship between Harry and his wife, Helen. It shows how messy and chaotic long term love is. Though the time the reader spends with them is brief, it is apparent that their compassion for one another is genuine. No line of dialogue is wasted between these two, even when quarreling they still deeply care for one another. It shows the kind of bond that exists only in a long term, loving relationship.

Even if it is a downer, this is the best way I’ve spent a lunch break in quite some time. I was genuinely saddened when this was over, but the candor it showed at someone’s final moments was extremely powerful. It elicited tears from me and I have no shame in saying that. This might be the finest gem I’ve discovered during this series. I encourage you all to read this, I’ve attached a link to it here.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans podcast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his articles here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Best Supporting TV Character Quotes

A television show is only as strong as the supporting cast. Those characters that waft through the scenes and occasionally steal the show with nuggets of truth. They can offer a bit of knowledge, humor or insight that the main characters cannot always offer. Rank This! Dusts itself off to present the Top Twelve Quotes By TV’s Supporting Cast

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I’m getting my cheating out of the way early on here. MASH and Scrubs are similar shows and both excel at comedic timing, their casts are superb and I couldn’t pick my favorite here.

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“In the end, when Mr Foster started coughing up blood the on-call surgeon was stuck in traffic, the nursing staff was busy losing the lottery, his original doctor was thanking a garbage man, and the covering physician was incapacitated. And what was Mr Forster doing? He was dying in the hands of the Interns!” -Dr. Kelso

This quote embodies the entire premise of Scrubs by highlighting the hardships medical interns endure whilst pointing out the importance of vigilance when you are in a position of authority for someone else’s life.

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“ Hear ye, Hear ye, it’s 0700 and all is hell. Incoming wounded, folks.”-PA Announcer

The PA announcer is the unsung hero of MASH. His insightful quips show that the best way to deal with the hellacious atmosphere of the Korean War is with humor. A strategy the show’s main character’s implement quite effectively.

11)

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  [singing]”Bundy the no-man / He’s as bald as he can be. With hair in his nose and rot on his toes / He’s as bald as he can be; Bundy the no-man / He’s as bald as he can be/He’s into old age, making minimum wage / He’s as bald as he can be.” -Marcy, Jefferson, Kelly and Bud

Al Bundy’s world is one of sarcasm and self deprecation. All the character’s in Married with Children are equally terrible, but underneath the well timed bards they love each other. The above quote/song is my favorite because Al’s his best friend and kids join in with his nemesis, Marcy to make fun of him. We’ve all been there.

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“Bill!! Bill, you have to be the stupidest man on the planet to think this is a good idea! Have you seen what you’re wearing?! That outfit makes you look like a sequined train wreck! Look at you!! You’re part of a twelve-headed Jackass! This chorus is the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity! You people make me envy the deaf and the blind!”-Dale Gribble

Dale has some real gems throughout all thirteen seasons of King of The Hill. His crazed conspiracy theories and pieces of advice range from fanciful to deadly accurate. He is a buffoon, but when his long time friend Bill is making a very poor decision he delivers an honest tirade that helps him see his error.

9)

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“I’m not gonna be confused anymore just because you say I should be! My name is Butters, I’m eight years old, I’m blood type O, and I’m bicurious! And even that’s okay! Because if I’m bicurious, and I’m somehow made from God, then I think your GOD must be a little bicurious himself!” -Butters

Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park are absolutely brilliant. The way they blend satirical humor with current events is otherworldly. The above quote is near the conclusion Season 11, Episode 2 where through various misunderstanding his parents send him to a Christian camp to stop his homosexual urges.

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“I..Am…Sorry” -Rico

Gunslinger Girl is supremely heartbreaking and engrossing beyond all measure. For the unfamiliar, it is about a government organization that using cyberly enhanced adolescent girls as assassins. It explores the human nature through little girls, the above quote is said by Rico after she meets a boy and is forced to kill him to follow protocol and maintain anonymity. The majority of the episode is her contemplating her new friend and developing a crush on him. The conclusion makes it all the more saddening when the audience sees the things she will be without as a member of The Social Welfare Agency.

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“You’re so hot for him I could reheat this chili in your cooch, We gonna make some cooch chili, or what?” -Pam

Pam is easily my favorite character in Archer. In an environment of spycraft and secrets she is wildly inappropriate and completely honest. The characters are all horribly self centered, but they begrudgingly look out for one another. The above quote is reference to Lana and Sterling’s on again off again romance. Everyone can see their affections, but Pam is the only one bold enough to ask about their relationship directly.

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“Somebody threw a snow cone at my windshield today. I thought I hit a rainbow.It was terrifying.”-Teddy

Teddy is that overly eager friend we’ve all had. Bob’s Burgers number one customer, he has a story or opinion on anything. His dimwitted attempts at wit deliver existentialism and thoughts he never intended. His good intentions are often complicate the situation in this family drama.

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“I have seen what power does, and I have seen what power costs. The one is never equal to the other.” -G’Kar

The ensemble cast of this Babylon 5 make it difficult to decide between who is support players. G’Kar really steals the show as he transforms from proud warrior to humble spiritualist through the course of the series. He has many thoughtful quotes, but this one is a recurring theme for the duration of the entire show.

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“Ain’t logical. Cuttin’ on his own face, rapin’ and murdering – Hell, I’ll kill a man in a fair fight… or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there’s a woman, or if I’m gettin’ paid – mostly only when I’m gettin’ paid. But these Reavers… last ten years they show up like the bogeyman from stories. Eating people alive? Where’s that get fun?” -Jayne

Jayne is the ultimate opportunist, but his assessment of the reavers in Firefly is easily my favorite. His truthful retelling of the carnage and fear they bring is especially revealing by a character who has been know to be less than truthful. When someone who is a much of a bad ass as Jayne expresses fear, you know that author of that fear is something truly reprehensible.

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“The universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to happiness isn’t the search for meaning, It’s keeping yourself busy with unimportant nonsense and eventually you’ll be dead.” -Mr. Peanutbutter

Bojack Horseman is dark comedy if ever there was dark comedy. The introspection the characters show toward themselves and others is refreshing. Though it can be nihilistic, I appreciate the candor this show exhibits. Especially when it comes from the perpetually upbeat mouth of Mr. Peanutbutter.

2)

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“Because no matter how hard you try and how much we want it, there’s the people who serve the bread, and the people who eat the bread!” -Red

Orange Is The New Black is on fire right now. Just released season four, it deserves all the hype it gets. It shows the struggles of women in a penitentiary and studies human nature. The Russian head of the prison kitchen express her bleak outlook of the planet and her place on that planet. Harsh words for a harsh world that characterize the entire series.

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“But I should say too that, in these rooms just this afternoon, such displeasure brought me near to murdering the sheriff and… raping Mrs. Ellsworth. I have learned through time, Mr. Tolliver, and as repeatedly seem to forget, that whatever temporary comfort relieving my displeasure brings me, my long-term interests suffer. My proper traffic is with the earth. In my dealings with… people, I ought solely have to do with niggers. And whites who obey me like dogs.” -George Hearst

It had to be Deadwood. Only a show as phenomenal as it could so accurately and completely make a villain despised.  In a frontier habitat of muddled morality only a megalomaniacal and menacing figure like George Hearst could stand out. It is the greatest example I’ve ever seen of enemies uniting to snuff out the greater evil, whom they cannot conquer. For my money he is the best villain in the best TV series ever written.

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

Rip Van Winkle Review

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Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle is embedded deeply in the fabric of American culture. Along with Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill, this character has been referenced in popular media for nearly two centuries. This story takes place during the time of the American Revolutionary War and follows a man after he drinks some home brewed liquor from a mysterious stranger and awakens eighteen years later.

The changes experienced by the protagonist during a relatively short period of time are cataclysmic. The status of the world he knew is spun out of control. He is forced to quickly try to understand the manner in which his surroundings had changed. In short order, he learns his wife had died, his friends are gone and his children are adults. Along with these revelations, he is also declared a traitor as he supports the government that he knew to be in power.

This story plays on your emotions and you see the drastic shift Van Winkle must digest. Though the evidence is there, he has difficulty accepting how different everything is. He has missed multiple family moments and memories, time forgot him. Van Winkle must also digest the stigma of his own reputation. Having just disappeared without explanation his family and neighbors assumed thought the worst of him for almost two decades.

The most enjoyable part of this story is easily the political implications. The average man, ignorant to current events unknowingly supporting the former regime is met with violent rebuke. The idea that in a few years, someone can shift from a loyal patriot to an enemy is fascinating. It further highlights the consequences of having missed so much in a short period of time. This forces the reader to capitalize on the time they have and not waste it. Irving does an excellent job pushing so much thought into such a short story. This is well worth your time clocking in at under thirty minutes, it is deserving of reading and continual adaptations.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow Bored Shenanigans on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Mission Statement

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Sometimes, I think my hopes and dreams are so far beyond me that I want to scream. I can see them, but either my lack of focus or work ethic seems to keep them unattainable. Swimming upstream against a tide of daily hardships seems to keep them at bay. That being said, before you abandon this page mid sentence hold on. I know you can’t take another one of those late-twenties, who am I and what do I want to do with my life types of articles. That territory is well trod by Buzzfeed and Salon. Lord knows there are plenty of shitty indie bands shitting out their shitty post grad blues feelings all over perfectly innocent listeners right now.I’m not trying to add to their ranks but instead highlight a particular area in which I routinely fail. In reality, this is meant as a way for you to learn from my mistake.

I take on more than I ever hope to accomplish,I’ll admit it. I dream way too big, procrastinate a bit too much and then burn myself out with overzealous intentions and piss poor time management. I want so badly to be successful in a realm that doesn’t involve my day job, yet I will give the aforementioned day job the bulk of my effort. I just need to make a living, I could probably scrape by at work and actually pursue my side projects to a finish line. I have a difficult time balancing my priorities and I fear when I’m in my golden years I’ll realize that I didn’t do anything on my own terms.

Don’t get me wrong, sacrifice is a part of life and concessions must be made. Sometimes you have to work overtime instead of record a podcast episode. Sometimes, you have to be there at 5 AM to pull the lever instead of outlining a novella you promised your wife you’d write. Sometimes, there isn’t time to just make the final draft of your second poetry e-book. Sometimes only sometimes. More often than not though I find myself agreeing to this things, these distractions when I could just as easily not do them. The Earth will continue to spin and life will go on if I invested in my own efforts as opposed to laboring for someone else’s. They didn’t really need me as bad as I needed them to be my excuse.

This isn’t meant to be a statement of arrogance or legacy. I don’t expect world renown receptions nor am I’m ever going to be a Saul Williams or a Voltaire. I don’t intend to revolutionize the world, but goddamn it I should be using the few things I enjoy and have some ability at more often. I should be doing more with the talent I have instead of trying to not upset the daily humdrum. I should dedicate time to improving my abilities for me. I should have so much content for those who visit our small hovel of content distribution on the big bad Internet. I should be doing so much more.

I wrote a list of goals for the first time in my life. I have a three year plan. I have self imposed deadlines and projects. I’m going to make this work in spite of the same flaws that have haunted me my entire existence. I’ve told my wife about long term goals and am now accountable to someone for them. I’ve set meeting dates for creative collaborations. For the first time in a long time, I’m not feigning effort. For the first time in a long time I’m honestly trying.

Trite as it may sound, I implore you to do better than me. Embrace your entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. Bare your soul. Get that promotion at work, talk to that handsome fella, start or update that blog, get that certification or weave that blanket. Just go forth and grab whatever has been hanging over your head. Do the work. Trudge and struggle along with me. Don’t you dare make me fucking do this alone.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

The Hanging Stranger Review

 

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This is cheating, I know it is. I have tried with this series to explore authors I don’t have a lot of experience with. I feel I’ve done a decent job at that, but sometimes I just want to read stuff I know I’ll like. Philip K. Dick’s Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? are some of my favorite stories. I pretty much knew I would enjoy this going in.

The Hanging Stranger is one of the best short stories I’ve ever read. It follows a man who sees a hanging body on a street corner and slowly discovers some strange race is overtaking humanity. This reminded me of an episode of The Twilight Zone or maybe They Live! In other words,this work garners very high praise.

I finished reading this in about thirty minutes and desperately wanted more. The setting developed raises questions and the reader has to know more about it. The panic and terror felt by the protagonist is real and reverberates with every line. You question your narrator, your sanity and the validity of proposed conspiracy. Any story that pushes you to doubt all this things simultaneously is, excellent. The author rides the edge of keeping this story clear and taught whilst still pushing you to ask questions. It could have easily have been confusing, but the skill exhibited in this work shows why he is revered as such a pillar of science fiction.

If you’re a fan of suspenseful, mind bending stories and have some time to kill, go find this now. This is well worth the effort and you won’t regret it. This is a great introduction to Philip K. Dick’s writing style and if you enjoy this I imagine you’ll soon been looking for more of his work.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

 

My Problems With Net Neutrality

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Congratulations, we all fell for it.  With websites from here, there and all over pleading for us to support Net Neutrality. Politicians and news anchors clamored that this is a much needed regulation. Well it’s official as of June 16th, the FCC Net Neutrality agreement was upheld in Federal Appeals Court. We all win, the Internet is no longer a luxury, it is now regulated as a utility. We can binge watch YouTube and Hulu without interrupted streams.

Net Neutrality was upheld as part of Title II of the Federal Communications Act of 1934. This act was originally designed around phone lines that transports only one type of data. Since the Internet moves so many types of data, to restrict everything on the same plateau eliminates the quality of service currently used. Restricting internet service providers in this way eliminates their ability to offer multiple speeds for their customers and removes the opportunity for them to prioritize the available assets as needed. This will force smaller service providers to new standards they may not be able to handle and regulates ISPs business models in a way that will make it harder to serve their customers.

The implications of how Net Neutrality will impact Internet users is important. These includes the Internet being subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission. The truest form of deregulated media may be a thing of the past. Independent content creators could potentially be fined or subject to the current regulations of terrestrial broadcasts.  Another implication of Net Neutrality is having service providers submit how their data is being dispersed and that it is being done according to this agreement. While I know that the Congressional push back has been against the violation of privacy, I am more worried about the cost involved. The expansion of administration or the creation of some agency to ensure that the dictums are met . Regardless, we will all pay for this. An additional concern is that Title II allows regulated utilities to be put under Eminent Domain.

Net Neutrality is unnecessary and overreaching. It chokes the free market and will only cost more money to everyone involved. From businesses to Internet users to taxpayers. Through the use of misleading language, this act will be harmful long term. I oppose this entire thing and I hope that it will be appealed in the Supreme Court. Ideally, this is something that will go away, but my gut feeling is it will haunt Americans the way the Patriot Act has.

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast available via iTunes and Stitcher. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book hereBe sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

White Fang Review

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Jack London’s White Fang is an excellent story. It tells the tale of a wolf born in the wild and follows his journey as he is domesticated during the Alaskan gold rush. It blends the savagery of the environment with the harshness of human nature. Seeing mankind from the eyes of the animal forces you to reevaluate your own actions.

The author is impeccable at capturing the spirit of such a unforgiving place. His own personal experiences while being in the Klondike come through in the text. His reverence and respect for the Alaskan territory and the culture reverberates with every page. He surrounds the reader with the bitter north area in a unique and very memorable way. By forcing you into this world, he makes you examine your own hardships and see the change in society as time has advanced. It provides a unique snapshot for a period in time where only the strong willed would survive.

One thing I particularly enjoyed about this story is that it is almost the inverse of his book, The Call of The Wild. This is a method I wish more authors would use. Seeing both sides of the journey from wild to domestic really allows the readers an opportunity to get context for both stories. This a particularly creative idea and it forces those who enjoyed these writing to revisit the other texts. It is such a fascinating world that is cultivated, I have a hard time comparing it to much else I’ve ever read. I truly enjoyed this book and I would love to explore other works by Jack London. With the fast read time and captivating content, this is very much worth your time.

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book here.Be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Thanks Dad

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It’s Father’s Day. So get your traditional funny gifts out and buy a greeting card. I know it’s trite and well worn to celebrate this holiday for the sake of celebrating it. I thought I’d attack it with sentimentality. Saddle up, I thought I’d share my thoughts on my father with our illustrious listening audience.

Thanks for everything dad. You’ve dealt with me being difficult for a long time. As both my wife and friends can attest, I’m an asshole. I know during the most rebellious parts of my youth i amplified that trait to nearly unbearable levels. Thank you for taking that with a grain of salt.

You have been such a positive influence on me. You have pushed me to challenge myself and be self sufficient. You always encouraged critical thinking, even if it resulted in a conclusion you weren’t crazy about. Your advice has always been well grounded and you’re my go to phone call when I need another idea or opinion. I know I owe my sense of humor and deep love of sarcasm to you. You’ve been an astounding example of what a father and man should be.

I sincerely appreciate all that you’ve done
So to all fathers of who listen to Bored Shenanigans, who fathered listeners of Bored Shenanigans or to those who are using Bored Shenanigans as fuel while you and your partner create something to father,  thank you.

Happy Father’s Day

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. Be sure to follow him on Twitter at @boredshenanigan. Stay tuned for more articles.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 109

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 109


I swear this is not a gimmick but for real I have know clue what is in this one this time. And not like how I say that some times but actually sort of know. I really don’t this time. I made one edit based on a note found with the file, removed some background noise and balanced the tracks, slapped some music on and called it good. The only thing I heard in this was the phrase “hill of bears” at the end. There could be anything in this episode, anything!! It could be one of our best or our worst. It could contain things that I normally would have cut out; which could be good or bad. Who knows. The only way to find out is to open it!
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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 109: Mystery Bag

The Importance of Being Earnest Review

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Oscar Wilde is a stellar wordsmith. I knew after reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, I wanted to read more of his works. This play satirizes Victorian England’s social norms by having two friends exchange lives and experiences under the pseudonym of Earnest. This play is praised for the comedy and trivial nature and has been brought to the stage many, many times. It is often considered to be Wilde’s masterwork.

This play doesn’t take itself very seriously, which makes it hard to complain too much about it. The language was easy to follow and fun. It did mindless things written in a compelling way. It was obvious through the text that the author enjoyed himself a great deal while writing this story. He truly enjoyed the characters, he created and wanted the reader/ viewer to do the same.

I wouldn’t categorize this as the greatest piece of literature I’ve ever read. It was mediocre in parts and felt a little flat, but I wouldn’t characterize it as a waste of time.  I didn’t regret the time I spent reading it. I realize this isn’t a heaping endorsement of praise, but it didn’t make me wish I had read something else. I appreciated it enough, but I don’t think my life would be incomplete by never reading it again.

I understand that reading a play isn’t the best way to get a feel for a story. Certain parts can be much more memorable by seeing a great actor or actress carry them out on stage. With that thought though, I’ve never seen King Lear as a play, but I’ve read that several times and have been entertained by it every time.  I would like to see this tale as it was intended to be viewed. Perhaps then I’ll come around on it, giving it a glowing endorsement. Until such time, “okay” is as good a review as I can give it.

If this is your introduction to Oscar Wilde, you can do better. If you’ve seen the play and need more of it, or just want a lighthearted and somewhat air-headed story written in a compelling way, this is the book for you. Otherwise, I would I would recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray or House of Pomegranates over this. Either way, only someone as talented as this author can make something so mundane, seem so interesting.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book here.

 

 

 

 

 

Quick, Everyone Chime In!

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The tragic part of a tragedy is the victims seem to take second place. Nobody really gives a fuck about those affected. Sure, we all feign solidarity, we all wish well, political figures stand in front of podiums and make claims and legislation. Leaders of communities demand action for whatever has happened all the while those who really suffer seem to get lost in the shuffle.

The incident in Orlando has saturated conversations, social media, and all forms of news. Things like this just magnify everyone’s agenda. These things just make people do more of whatever they do. Whatever sacred cow those people or agencies possess, they just do more of that. Anti groups do more of that, disenfranchised groups push to be more accepted, all members of a certain faith are expected to answer for the actions of one individual and any number of other assemblage condemn or begin to fight for their own agenda. Not to mention the multitude of radical fringe organization that will condone the architects of the tragedy.

I can’t claim perfection, I have dabbled in hindsight just as much as everyone else. I have piggy backed on travesties for the sake of proving a point. If only this or if only that, the situation could have been different. I’ve encouraged people to read these statistics and facts that reflect my opinions and beliefs.

During this cavalcade of lobbying and motive pushing people still are suffering. Families, friends and those directly impacted are experiencing unfathomable loss. They are not comforted or allowed to grieve in peace. Their own personal hell is analyzed into a million of “what if?” scenarios. When lives are taken, we owe it to one another to find a solution to the problem. Not the kind of solution that pushes legislation, reinterprets laws and ultimately limits freedoms.

The focus during some type of disaster should be far more introspective. We need a renaissance that allows us to mourn the dead and comfort their families simply because it is the right thing to do. To objectively look at the situation and find a way to teach the next generation that hate only causes problems, it never solves them. We need to foster an environment where differences are tolerated and critical thinking is promoted. More than anything, we need to stop making reactionary judgments and instead just try to be better people.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book here.

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 108


#RejectedSexPostion If this title alone isn’t enough for you to download this episode, I wonder what ever will be. We find this trending on Twitter and if ever there was a time that our talents and abilities were called upon, this is it. Also we dig deeper into the literary classic that is the Eye of Argon. Truly a fantastical and epic audio journey.
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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 107: #RejectedSexPositions

Review of Catcher in the Rye

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I’ve tried with this series to look at things objectively and from a entertainment mindset. I am not able to do that with the following review and my bias is clearly shown. With that in mind I present you with my review of Catcher in the Rye.

J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye is one of the only books I’ve ever vowed to never read again. Now I’ve read it twice. I’m a sadist. This book has to inspire more whiny emo band lyrics than any other source. It is dreadful. For those of you who weren’t forced to read this book in high school, it’s about Holden Caulfield and the days following his expulsion from a prep school. It is often praised as a love letter to New York City, showing the vibrant and colorful nature of the city. Holden is often referenced as a symbol of teenage rebellion and angst, capturing the feeling we all had in high school. This book has been banned multiple times for the language and its’ reference in several crimes.

I’ll start off with the positives, I love the style of writing Salinger implements here. The narrative, places you precisely where the protagonist is and allows the reader to see through their eyes and understand their handling of every situation. The author’s concise and well executed methods keep the book easy to navigate and allows the reader to quickly digest every instance.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, fuck Holden Caulfield. As a matter of fact, fuck anyone who claims this as a piece of art that shouldn’t be besmirched. This book is one of the most arduous and least enjoyable things I’ve ever read. If it is meant to be an indictment of adolescents or force you to hate all spoiled teenagers, job well done.

I cannot be alone in this, as a point of experiment, I had my wife try to read this book and she was done after about three chapters. It is a ponderous read, filled with self indulgent whimpers by the main character. He is a walking buzz kill, unhappy by every single aspect of his life and when presented with an opportunity to improve it he just complains all the more.

I hated this book. I found little enjoyment from it outside the narrative used the brevity in which I was able to complete it. What confounds me more that anything is how this book is held in such high esteem. The pedigree of excellence heaved upon this work blows my mind. Maybe I’m too dim witted to understand the implications inside it’s covers, but this goddamn book holds no enjoyment for me.

I cannot and will not recommend this book. If it were just a story I didn’t enjoy, I’d happily tell you. Literature is subjective, I understand that. The amount of universal praise this work finds itself in is misguided and I do not consider it a classic or even an enjoyable read. I almost find it offensive this book is held in the same regard as works of Hemingway and Chaucer. If you must read something I’d reach for the instructions on your toaster oven before cracking the cover on this drivel.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book here.

3rd Party, Please Don’t Fuck This Up

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Holy shit, another option. Holy shit, the Libertarians are actually being mentioned outside of chat rooms and their own circles. Holy shit Gary Johnson and Bob Weld are polling at eleven percent in national polls. Holy shit, the citizens are looking for choices outside of the GOP and DNC. Holy shit, I hope these two make a good showing and open up an express lane for others to campaign and be taken seriously.

I am actively advocating something to disrupt the establishment and push for liberty. We need a mindset change in this country. We have been mired in the left or right paradigm for far too long. The current mainstream candidates appeal to the lowest common denominator and only offer the illusion of choice. Whether the Democrats or Republicans win this election, we will end up in another war, we will have more laws passed that limit freedoms and the national debt will only rise. This things will negatively impact all of us. The people not politicians will be forced to reap the consequences.

Americans need this shift in the political spectrum. They need to see an alternative to the status quo to care again. I just want to liberty to prevail and people to actually be able to chose what works for them. I desperately want the third party to make a good showing this election, so people will stop choosing lesser evils and start moving towards good. Something to uproot career politicians whose only real goal is to stay in power and continue to exist comfortably. So many people are so vocal about how broken the system is, yet they refuse to hear any voice outside of what is easiest.

I plead with you, third party do not fuck this up. The Perot campaign in 1992 is the last time anyone took something different, seriously. We need this to work, we need this to do well and most of all, we need you to not abandon your principles for the sake of fitting in. Candor and truth stand tallest in the forest of mistruths and lies, so please just tread lightly and act with some civility so you don’t ruin fringe candidacy for the next guy.

 

 

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book here.

 

 

 

 

The Call of Cthulhu Review

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I don’t think I possess the ability to discuss literature without invoking the name of H.P. Lovecraft. I’m sure the term ‘classic’ isn’t always one attributed to pulp horror writers, but I’m pulling rank here.  Settle back as I present you, The Call of Cthulhu.

For the uninitiated, The Call of Cthulhu is a short story about a man named the inheritor of his uncle’s estate. While performing these duties he discovers his late uncle’s obsession with an ancient cult. This is easily Lovecraft’s most well known and highly regarded work, though his short stories have been adapted to multiple forms of media.

Before I get too deep into my passions for this book, I know from the get go you’ll either love or hate Lovecraft’s style of writing. It’s dark and complicated, a kind of sludgy gothic concentrate not for the faint of heart. He will build the atmosphere off the page and pile it up around you. It’s a bit inaccessible for some new Lovecraft readers.

Flaws noted, this is such a fantastic book. Call of Cthulhu is the story that began my love affair with Lovecraft’s work. I’ve read it multiple times and always gotten enjoyment from it. In my opinion, it is some of his finest writing. This book is worth the hype. It has inspired multiple adaptations and expansions to the myths, from tabletop RPG games to novellas to animated series. There is so much to enjoy in this story, it appeals to lovers of horror and mystery in all the best ways. I don’t really know of anything that compares to this tale, so for lovers of foreboding suspense  or for those who want a tale about ancient occults worshiping long forgotten gods, this is one for you.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here  or download his e-book here.

 

Is Effort Overrated?

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Cream always rises to the top. Sure it’s an easy colloquialism that is meant to inspire everyone to try hard. It is the style of saying usually reserved for guidance counselors and posters with cute animals on them. So what happens when the cream just gives up because the dairy fights them every step of the way.

Cryptic, I know. Ready yourself, I’m going to elaborate. We’ve all been told to work hard, apply ourselves and give a little extra. This is the secret to success and what we should aspire to be. Just do more because it’s the right thing to do. Great ideas that aren’t given the proper method to thrive.

Face it, some people are never going to apply themselves. Some people are going to skid by doing the bare minimum and that is fine. The application of self isn’t really the issue here. The issue is when those who don’t really exhibit any effort fuck it up for the rest of the people in the room. When they become the majority and lower the standards.

This is where those who legitimately try truly suffer. When the standard are so low, those willing to better themselves and give their all are ostracized. The system of do as little as needed is upset by their presence and they are either forced out of it or are absorbed into it. You either conform or are exiled.

With less being demanded of the individual why bother to compete? We are punishing the truest assets and not rewarding them. We are discouraging motivation and creativity by snuffing out everything it should be. Surely those with any desire will find a way to succeed, but it’ll be on their own merits and in spite of their environments. Good luck my dear overachievers, good luck.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work in the article section. Also enjoy his poetry blog here.

 

 

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 107


Is the Brave Little Toaster Gay? What is the sexiest bridge? Can we get through the next part of The Eye of Argon? These questions and more will be answered on this weeks episode of Bored Shenanigans.
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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 107: Toasted

Check Out the Show Notes for the Clip we talked about and the Eye of Argon

Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves Review

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Free e-books everywhere and which one to pick and read. Alas I have returned to the glowing pages of my kindle to find works of classic literature and see if they’re worth my time. This time, I dive into the world of folk tales with Ali Baba and The Forty thieves.

This book’s earliest written example is disputed, but the most well known example of it exists in  One Thousand and One Nights by European translators, Antoine Galland. The tale had been modified and manipulated somewhat, but in general the core stays the same.

Outside of the main character’s name and ‘open sesame’ I knew nothing of this book and before reading it, never gave it much thought. The concept is simple, Ali Baba is a poor woodcutter who finds a thieves’ cave of riches and his female slave helps him fend off the bandits. Easy enough, but I was entertained to no end by this book.

Morgiana, Ali Baba’s female slave steals the show here. I loved her from her first interactions with any of the characters. She is the strong, smart style of female character that would do Joss Wheaton proud. She continually saves Ali Baba though quick thinking and cunning. She made this book for me, hands down.

The lack of a moral compass is also refreshing in this tale. No real villain or hero is established, leaving the reader to choose the sides of right and wrong. It is just characters who react to one another. This book was a nice surprise to me and I can see how it continues to capture the minds and demand adaptations.

Overall, a fun read  with entertaining characters and well worth the hour it takes to complete this short story.

 

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Think

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It seems to me the modern day lynch mobs are growing at an alarming rate. Without even trying to be involved in any of the issues, they are forced upon me. Small minded arguments calling for vindication of some sort of wrong. I’m done with it and as far as I see it, you’re all wrong.

The social justice warriors have sharpened their spears and marched upon the natives, causing the natives to meet them with resentment and violence. Neither group has behaved particularly well, they are both making demands and terrorizing one another.

Every issue from trans-gender bathroom use to the profiling of the practitioners of Islam to those trying to ban or increase gun rights are beating on my brain and I’m tired of it.
What I think is being neglected by all sides of these issues is that we are all losing. What is lost in all of the heated discussions and short sided quarrels is we are playing the hand dealt to us exactly as we should. Instead of coming to some voluntary, civil agreement we call out to our officials to fix the problem. Just as children on a schoolyard call to the teacher, so we call in the litigators and officials.

This has a negative reaction for everyone, some type of law, rule, guideline or mantra will get passed, and that will limit or outlaw someone’s liberty. Whether that freedom was one to support or deny that particular issue. So no one really wins, we all lose. Losing the ability to live a life as we choose because we cannot come to some sort of an arrangement. It seems so simple, when it comes to differing ideas, just rationally discuss it. Act like an adult, conduct yourself with decorum and represent your side intelligently. If we figured out our own solutions that mutually benefited both parties, I doubt all the quarreling would raise everyone’s ire to the point of a riotous frenzy.

If we just show the slightest bit of respect to those in situations different than our own, we might actually fucking learn something as opposed to making judgments on other’s dispositions. Look I never claimed perfection and am filled with my own prejudices, but I am pledging from henceforth to improve my empathy skills. Perhaps, you’ll join me?
Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here.

 

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Review

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TITLE: DRACULA (1958) • PERS: LEE, CHRISTOPHER • YEAR: 1958 • DIR: FISHER, TERENCE • REF: DRA015CJ • CREDIT: [ THE KOBAL COLLECTION / HAMMER ]

Once again I delve into my kindle to find free classic literature. This time I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Did your English teacher lie to you? Is it worth your time to crack the cover open? Have the movies and tropes covered everything you need to know?.

We all know that vampires have gotten a lame reputation as of late. Still living in the sparkle light of the Twilight movies, it is almost hard to recall scary vampires. Going back to the source material of such an iconic creature really reinvigorates a such a well known subject. The story of Count Dracula has been told and retold in every form of media existing. From the iconic portrayal by Bella Lugosi, to the memorable Tomb of Dracula comic and even being the Belmont’s reason to exist in the Castlevania video game franchise. We are all familiar with Van Helsing, stakes through hearts, sleeping in coffins and Transylvania. Even with all of well knows of this tale, I’m just going to say it, Bram Stoker’s Dracula kicks ass.

If you are a fan of dark atmosphere that just builds on itself, this is your book. Stoker does an excellent job of making the Count out to be a predator whilst the reader is the prey lost in his jungle. The methods in which the preconceived notions Dracula are stripped away and he seems so otherworldly. The ambiance and state of fear and uneasiness amongst the characters as the Count manipulates those around them is breathtaking. As the reader you both dread and anticipate Dracula’s next move.

I can see why this book has continued to be adapted again and again.It entertains throughout, it drags a bit toward the end as Van Helsing pursues Dracula back to Transylvania, but that is a minor complaint in what is a great experience.
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Jekyll & Hyde Review

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We’ve all been told forever how classic the classics are. As a way to better myself I have decided to read some of these classics. Are they historically significant? You bet. Are they entertaining? We shall see. I understand that literature is subjective and somethings just really strike a chord with some people. That being said some things are just overrated. One of those things is Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

We all know this story. Well, we all know the pop culture synopsis of this story. The short version is a mild mannered professor has a mysterious connection to a dangerous man. That connection isn’t made clear until the reader discovers Jekyll and Hyde are the same person.

I wanted to like this book, I really did. I wanted this book to captivate and intrigue me. This book did neither. It was a ponderous and boring read that only was mildly interesting. I assumed that both the duality of man and goo versus evil would be discussed at length. I expected to dive deep into the conflicted mind of a mad genius. I was wrong. More time was spent discussing what makes a gentleman, a gentleman and the importance of someone’s reputation in Victorian era England. It lacked suspense and any elements of horror. Outside of an interesting core concept, this book offers very little to keep the reader engaged. If you need some Robert Louis Stevenson in your life, go with Treasure Island and pass on this.

I feel this book is a victim of it’s own reputation. It was difficult for me to stay on task during this brief story and it felt like a conscious effort to keep reading. Any time a book feels like work, that is never a good sign. Overall, a pretty uninspired experience.

Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 105


What What!! BS 4/20 show!! We be gettin’ our chemical on dis week. Puff Puff Podcast.
But, seriously, it is not that at all. Unless you think we are funnier while you are high. In that case just turn us on like Pink Floyd and board the Ganja train because we are reading “The Eye of Argon” by Jim Theis. The worst fantasy short story ever published, or so the legend goes. Think of it like Mystery Science Theater 3000 but for literature and not that good. Unrelated we wonder about nicknames and why we do not have ones.
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Welcome to Episode 103: Hula Skirt

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 104


Sorry for no episode last week it was because we were so relaxed from this Rest-Full recording. It has been some time since we have had a Rest-Full episode so to remind you it is when we have a guest on the fills the “and the rest” part of our logo. This time laying down with us is Cody’s wife Madison and she tells us all about her genitals and the genitals she wished she had. Also, Man Crates which isn’t slang for a huge Male Box.
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BS to Go 16

This to go is what happens when two anarchists talk about the government. We also make plans for trips to creepy locations and talk about the upcoming Wrestlemania. Join us in the take out menu as you enjoy a fresh batch of BS to go
May I Take Your Order?

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?
So that’s one Episode 16: uhmmm… *clears throat*

**Brewer’s Notes** I have not done anything with this episode so all Hate mail is directed at Cody for any failures in editing, crappy topics, or bleeding sores covering you body.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 102


This is the Special Valentines Day Episode because Cody Does Not know how days work. Brewer meets a politician, other than Government Monty, and still has all his limbs. Cody sees the longest possible version of the Watchmen, all 134 hours of it. Then we push the button for randomly generated ridiculous scenarios.

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Welcome to Episode 102: Fuck You Chocolate

Also HELLO AGAIN to you Arizona!!

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 101


We made a road trip to teh Pure Pwnage movie premier. But don’t worry there are no spoilers for it so you are safe. Other than the movie, which is great, on the trip we ran smack into a cult see pictures on our faceyspace and show notes. We also talk about porn because why not. And of course we talk about the Autoblow 2 because this is the 1 year anniversary of the first episode (Episode 071) in which we talk about it.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 100


Beowulf destroys the Grundel and we have a deep and meaningful conversation about Hobbing Knobs. Also so many butts. And then things go to the dogs. And this episode is mostly nude so no worrying about weird skips in the audio which by the way I will rerelease ep.99 as a bonus episode next week.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 99

That’s Right a New Episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
We give the old year a rap-up by talking about things we have forgot to talk about through out the year.
Including Fran Bow the point and click adventure game, Madoka Magica “the Watchmen of Magical Girl anime” and, I honestly forgot, but I believe it was a Nick Fury Comic.
Also what makes a piece of art worthy of being remembered and how to judge something you hate.
And I am sure some other shit I cant remember right now so, by my own standers put forth in the episode, this must not be that great of one.

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Welcome to Episode 99: Spoiler’s List

Also We Will Be Discussing the New Star Wars So Be Warned

also Look For The SHOW NOTES!!

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Christmas Special

In a very special holiday episode hear Cody sing the “12 days of Shenanigans” and Government Monty sits by his fireplace and reads to you the story “A Visit from St. Nicholas” attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, 1823

Happy Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Winter Solstice
Happy Kwanzaa
Happy Yalda
Happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti
Happy Pancha Ganapati
Happy Diwali
Happy Chinese New Year
Happy Omisoka
Happy Day of the Return of the Wandering Goddess
Happy Id al-Fitr

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BS to Go 14

It’s clobbering time folks, time to conquer the walkout if the century in the wrestling world. Brent and Cody share their options on Phil Brooks. Do they hate him? Is a pipe bomb coming? Is it just a ring out?
May I Take Your Order?
Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?
So that’s one Episode 14: BS to go 008 part 3, the best in the world

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 98-2

Happy September 16th dear listeners, On this anniversary of the founding of General Motors do we have a special episode for you. Find out the ins and outs of concealing your favorite pussy gun, learn which letters the hosts really hate and hear what happens what is in Grant’s tomb.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Stalling For Time 05


Why hello there. This episode is here to fulfill all your sensual desires. It will gently caress your supple body and fill you with orgasmic desire. You are in for the most erotic podcast of your life, prepare yourself for ecstasy you have never experienced. Welcome to Stall For Time 5, Live Nudes or Something.

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Stall For Time Episode 005: Live Nudes or Something

CAST:
Rev. Ryan S. Brewer— Emmanuel Westinghouse
Cody Jemes————- Emmanuel Westinghouse

BS to GO 13


On the first part of the journey, I saw the menu was filled with options. There were ridiculous stories about rapes and pedophiles and office managers. It felt good to be out of the rain.

Brent joins Cody as they talk about not talking in quite some time. Join the conversation and by that we mean treat it as a read only file, you can be there but your participation isn’t all that important.

May I Take Your Order?

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one Episode 13: I went through the drive thru on a horse with no name.

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Cody— Cody W. Jemes
Brent— Emmanuel Westinghouse

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Stalling For Time 04


While we are searching trying to find our lost podcast we go to the history files and bring you this gem from the golden age of podcasting, the 1930s
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Stall For Time Episode 004: Stall For the 1930s

BS to Go 12

Tragedy. Tragedy and horror has struck the Bored Shenanigans studio. Your hosts are in a state of somber disarray as they search for the episode that was swept from its crib in the dark of the night. Please help these two noble podcasters find their beloved episode so that they may release it you. So that it may run free across the internet. So that it may find its way home and into your listening space.Only perseverance and hope will get them past this darkest of hours and help them thwart the most nefarious of podcast abduction plots. Please contact local authorities with any clues to return this lost episode to its rightful place.

May I Take Your Order?
Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?
So that’s one Episode 02: State of the Shenanigans Address

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Stalling For Time 03


So this stall for time episode features the often talked about yearly segment of ‘so, what you going to wear, Brewer’. Where we help you the listener come up with Halloween costume ideas. There is another theme of this episode that is in the title but I don’t want to spoil that for you.

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Stall For Time Episode 003: Genital Farms

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Stalling For Time 01

Wait for it……………………
That’s right we have big plans for episode 100 but it is going to take us a few more weeks than we thought it would to finish so….. in an effort to hold off we created a new series, a brand new podcasting series, with a brand new numbering system that starts at 1. So hear us stall for time right in front of your eyes and don’t rustle or Cody will know what you are up to from anywhere in the world. Then Big Band Rappers will find you.

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Stall For Time Episode 001: Fuck This Shit

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 98

Have you ever felt a tingling sensation in the back of your head when seeing a funny video scored with the most classic of comedy sound tracks, the Benny Hill music. That’s because it has a Dark Secret and it is reveal to you this week. Also are you as tired of crappy super hero movie reboots as we are? Do you wish there was just more Suckerpunch? Are you like Cody and confessed at your love of movies with the devil when you don’t believe in him?

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 97

Hey you! Yes you! What are you doing? Put that down and come over here. Do you know that the Bored Shenanigans Podcast has started recording its Third Year of shows? Well you should have they have only been talking about it for the past few months. And guess what the third year starts just like the first year did. With utter crap. The beginning is good and very jokey then we bore you with our lives but its ok because we know that.

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Welcome to Episode 97: 1b

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 96

New equipment in the studio; so, woot. Cody is a bitch. And flyer are countered with other flyers in a war to win space on a bulletin board. Don’t worry you can see it below in the show notes for this episode. Cody still a bitch. But he did a tell all on the faceyspace so find that in the show notes as well. Cody is a bitch about bitching. And strange things poke out of backpacks.

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Welcome to Episode 96: Fearless Flyers

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 95

We can Cast on the beach You know I want to get bored in the sea
We gotta try a little dance, so Shenanigans is alright by me
Come on, let me take your download I will show you around Let me take you down
Face down in BS Kissing the ground.

Thats right it is our Second year anniversary of making the best possible podcast that a banana peel in a tube sock could do. And as tradition we go to the Beach!!! But this year we bring some friends.

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Welcome to Episode 95: Shenanigans in Paradise 2: Even Beachier

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 94

I know we spend a lot of time eating soup on this podcast but today we have noodles, Roman noodles. Also Cody plays a mean joke on his wife, defends a chickens honor, and visits 1950’s America.
Its my birthday episode so I can be boring if I want to.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 93

Not only is this a Vault Shenanigans originally recorded in December of 2014 but Cody is the one the edited it. So you would think that he would be the one to do the episode description. But no it is me and I have not yet had a chance to hear it so I will make wild speculations about what happens in it.

Cody will get stuck on a sentence and it will make negative amounts of sense. We will find common ground between two apposing points. A recent headline makes us angry. The words “potted plants” will be used more than we ever imagined. We will find a striking similarity between a political leader and a glass of iced tea. A primordial evil will be called forth from outer darkness to claim the blood of the living by remnants of a once great forgotten ancient kingdom and we will have to be recalled to an orbital platform to protect mankind from that which it knows not.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 92

Cody has the big balls to bounce his once god Cthulhu and bawls big baskets around the state of some Ballers.
Also we throw a flag on the way the flags are being thrown.

But more importantly than any of that do you remember the time Fabio got hit in the face by a Goose?

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Welcome to Episode 92: #BattlePenis

hey, do you remember Show Notes? Well they’re back!

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 91

This week we dance with the devil and become known as false prophets. And Cody shows off that he has one of the super powers reserved for Scientologist. Also accidental racism and some very real racism in the form of a Warner Brothers cartoon called “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs” (yes you can find that online)

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 89


So E3 just happened and we review a few things from that. See if you can guess what. Also we get lost in the realization of our own mortality for a moment in the middle

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Welcome to Episode 89: Live Nudes 9: BS Goes to Hell: The Final Live Nude

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 88

Hey there pretty baby. You look lovely and smell decadent. I appreciate you taking the time to read this well crafted episode desription because I am here to entice and seduce you into downloading me. Hear our rugged and voluptuous hosts tell you about their irrational fears. Maybe they’ll look to snuggle up you? Also Cody has a new place to play soft music and candlelight whilst Brewer finds a dreamy, cushiony place to take that special someone. Mmmm sounds divine.

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Welcome to Episode 88: ChairLand

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 87

This week the B.S. is back and the Party doesn’t stop. There is the chance that you could be riding around will listening to us talk about riding around. Also we got Charlie all around us but fight them off with reinforcements from hell. Cody’s castle may be changing as Brewer ascends to the monarchy. And we don’t get “Hatred” but assume it is no worse than anything else.

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Welcome to Episode 87: Brewer’s got Back

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 86

Find out the exciting conclusion to last weeks episode with the new news from Cody. Also hear Brewer talking more on the pot, Cody get the shakes, and what we see as the bigger problem with a failed terrorist attack.

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Welcome to Episode 86: The 1 Too Long for 1 Part so has a Part 2: Part 2

Also the last about 20min or so I did not edit at all. So think of this as a topless bar more than a live nudes

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 85

Did you watch Don Hertzfeldt’s “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” before this like we told you to?

We also dick around trying to talk about a birthday party and then nerf the podcast. Also we make speculation on the new Pure Pwnage teaser trailer.

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Welcome to Episode 85: The 1 Too Long for 1 Part so has a Part 2: Part 1

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 84

We finally get around to talking about the Solar Freakin’ Roadways but it might not be the best take down. If you would like to know more just google around. Other than that I don’t remember what we talked about so, hey lets find out together. I will download it and you will down load it and we can learn as one.

***You should watch Don Hertzfeldt’s “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” before next weeks episode.***

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Welcome to Episode 84: Bored Freakin’ Shenanigans

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 83

http://archive.org/download/boredshenanigans04/BS_ep083.mp3%20

Look, I am here to entice you to download the episode. Just to offer a very brief idea of what the hosts talk about and get you to enjoy such. Really and truly you will ignore me and my wit , blindly download an episode and never know I am here. It wouldn’t matter what funny or warning message I put here, you’d run by diving headlong into who knows what. Well fuck you, I don’t have to perform for you. I am a message…I have pride, I have feelings too…you’re just a monster.

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Welcome to Episode 83: Deep Hunger and Need

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 82

A pragmatic reverend, an opinionated electrician, when their powers combine, they form Bored Shenanigans! Rejoice all listeners, Cody has returned to flirt with your ears and sexy parts. Brewer missed him, even though he will never admit it.  The agenda this week involves canceled concerts, failed social experiments and an inordinate amount of swearing. Tune in for the number one choice in on demand audio entertainment.

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Welcome to Episode 82: blah, meh, who

BS to Go 09

Brewer gets a new side kick this week in the form of Brent (the sexy baby) and he wants to talk about racism. There is also more Internet Strangelove, Brewer pulls some weeds, and there are no fat guys or trolleys.

May I Take Your Order?   

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one To-Go Episode 09: Naked Brent

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 81

So we talk about the new Mad Max and Independence Day and Bad Religion (the band that is. This isn’t one of those atheist heavy episodes). But what is most interesting is we find more of what I titled in the tags last week as “Internet Strangelove: or how I learn to Stop Judging and Jerk Off to the Porn”

This week we see Asian girls actually hobbing knobs and a boob buffet! And the return of everyone’s favorite themes song for everyone’s favorite B.S. segment Face/On. Which after this one there may never be another because I don’t think it could ever be topped.

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Welcome to Episode 81: HOT KNOBS

Remember to check the show notes for all that we talked about so you to can see these things because we have not perfected beaming pictures into your brains via sound yet. Though through smell looks promising.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 80

 We got two big snakes in this episode one up front the other at the end to bracket an episode where we skate right into Kevin Smiths territory with a series of funny stories about Canada. But if Poutine is not your thing then you will find some late ’70s anime with propaganda, early ’40s Hollywood fighting the Nazi, and if only we were on time story about Randy Savage

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Welcome to Episode 80: J.O.I., Eh?

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 78

Welcome one, welcome all, welcome this is the Greatest Show on Earth. Cecil Demille be damned, we don’t need technicolor, Betty Hudson, Charlton Heston or elephants to deliver greatness. I’d offer little previews of what is discussed, but that is unfair to you. This is the most exceptional, most fantastic and by far the sexiest episode of Bored Shenanigans ever.

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Welcome to Episode 78: The Greatest Show on Earth: PART 1

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 77

On Saint Patrick’s one of our host trips the other loses his arms. Brent tells us his new nickname. Also, there are chicks, big hoes, and a confusing term.

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Welcome to Episode 77: Need a hand?

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 76

We record this on International Women’s Day so we talk about penises. Sorry or you are welcome ladies. Also Larry Sanders? Cody shoots his mouth off and has problems with Brewer’s names.

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Welcome to Episode 76: A Couple Thousand of Dicks

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 75

Leonard Nimoy is no longer with us so we talk about him for awhile. And then after that we have problems answering any questions we ask each other. I vaguely remember something about the sexual orientation of candy bars, a woman loses something way stranger than her marbles in a parking lot, Biblical slang, and Willy Wonka vs. Mary Poppins there can be only one.

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Welcome to Episode 75: Remember…

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 74

The two least qualified humans on the planet attempt to make some sense out of the abortion topic. With the help of many fine, fine listeners we bring their opinions and our own straight to you.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 73

there should be something here…

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 72

Did we just cross our own line on what we will do on this show?

We say quite a few things that we wish there was some possible way of removing from this world. If only that could be so; if only there was a way for you not to hear them. Other than that things follow the usual podcast format that you have grown to love over the years. Cody goes blind and gets inked up. Brewer imparts wisdom on how to pun.

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Welcome to Episode 72: Regrets of the Mouth

I also think there might have been a Face/On but I am not to sure.

Also last week Show Notes are finally up.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 71

It is sad. There it is.

Someone who inspired us, Monty Oum, at the time of recording this episode was in critical condition at the hospital. And now at the time of releasing this he has died.

You can look to the show notes for this episode to find the articles about this as well as some of his work.

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Welcome to Episode 71: The Full Monty

Also in this episode we show how similar we are to Hawkeye on M*A*S*H by covering up bad feelings with dirty jokes. Such as, what you do you prefer paper or cloth when it comes to cleaning up personal messes? The most wonderful product we have ever seen: the AutoBlow 2 and its fantastic marketing is discussed. Cody also wants to know what it is called when you are sexually attracted to plants.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast-Episode 70

The plague is going around the BS studios and your two humble hosts battle through the fog of sickness and staying out far too late to bring you something. Listen as we review movies that we have zero business reviewing and find new things to put on a popular deity.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 69

We bid a fawned farewell to Craig Ferguson leaving the Late Late Show.  And in honor of him we rip off every bit of his show, including having technical issues, or at least when we remember to.

Also Cody has very strong emotion based opinions on “The Interview” that in a later recording but previously released (Episode 68) he describes as making him a “moron”, “blundering ass” and, “ill-informed”

And who’s that at the door? I do not know because going through them makes us forget.

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Welcome to Episode 69: The Late Late Podcast

This is also the cleanest, in terms of language, that Bored Shenanigans has ever been, so far. Might be the best episode to show the kids; this kind of thing will not happen often.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 67

In the first episode recorded in the new year we try to do some beginning of the year cleaning of things we never got around to talking about. But just like everyone else when they try to clean, we do a little work and quit to play video games. Also since it is the first of the year we review the past one and make some predictions about the next one.

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Welcome to Episode 67: Once and Future Podcast

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 66

Just like the frozen orange juice at the grocery store this episode of Bored Shenanigans is concentrated and makes me itch. Also like that it has been lock in the Vault past its expiration date. Which means we talk about the wrong holiday. Brent’s Halloween party is over and Cody got back from (another) trip to the beach for an anniversary. Chocolate runs when a candy man goes to war. Our thoughts if M*A*S*H was remade. And more ‘90s stuff than you can shake a boy band at.

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Welcome to Episode 66: __________

ALSO CODY SAYS THE WORD “SWAGGY”

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 65

You will not get a description about Mountains or Brown vs Blue eyes or what makes art art or Minnie Mouse’s career

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Welcome to Episode 65: NO!

BS To Go 007: Half and Half Lite

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Holy Shit! Cody is here to bring you a monumental amount of filibustering. No Brewer here to distract from the important and vital issues at hand. Hear him rank things and tell select stories in this BS to go Lite. Down one host but we persevere and bring you this tasty, tasty content.

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 64

Don’t you hate it when you go to clean out the vault of your podcast and find a topical episode? Well, that’s what happened. I don’t know why I felt the need to say that. You know that’s what happened based on the fact that I asked the question. Anyways to the description, I don’t know if you heard about the Gamergate… thing but that’s what we talk about, sort of, hell you may not learn anything about it but you will get to hear our feelings. Also Cody is a RACIST.

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Welcome to Episode 64: Invisible Shenanigans

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Live on location, Brent and Cody recap their trip with the whole caravan to Abilene. Hear as they are looked at by weary travelers whilst recording in a hotel lobby, feel entranced as they talk about assholes at Cold Stone Creamery and listen as Cody tries his best not to swear.

May I Take Your Order?     

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one To-Go Episode 06: All Up In The Snuffypuffs

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 63

Tune in as your two favorite podcasting fellas open up a can of evil energy drink conspiracies. Hear the truth on whether the pen for her is mightier than the sword and know once and for all in what way you can use fucksickle in a sentence.

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Welcome to Episode 63: Live Nudes 8: BS in the buff

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 62

We pull our podcast pants up high for this one. Well, in actuality all of our pants regardless of kind or occasion of use or latest fashion trends or proper weather or public ordinance or their willingness to obey use as their conquering overlord bending their existence to our wills. If you are the kind of person that wears pants this is the podcast for you.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.    

Welcome to Episode 62: Fancy Pants Robot

Also, if you are or having trouble with fresh robots this is the podcast for you.
Or, if you like mash-ups such as the Saints of Hazzard this is the podcast for you.
Are harpooning giant space snowballs your thing then this is the podcast for you.
Do you like amazing ideas for a story this is the podcast for you (but please don’t steal it from us just yet give us a little time to see if we can do something with it).

Also, R.I.P Wayne Static of Static-X; he will be missed.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 61

Find out why things have been so hectic last week. Yesterday was Carl Sagan Day and we talk about all the things we did for it. The voting is done see how your favorite team did. Snakes are going missing and only we have the skills to make puns about it. Brewers writing a self help book on podcasting and Cody does not know when to stop talking sexy.

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Welcome to Episode 61: … or hardly working

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 60

Have no fear of scary viruses the B.S. Crew is here to give you the dirt on how to stay clear of Ebola. Also we do are part to prevent certain doom and assure you that insults are still a thing.
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Welcome to Episode 60: Gas Pumps and Sherbet

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 59

Other than what the title indistinctly hints at; Cody shows up for recording this week but is confused by Brewer asking about dates and also informs us about his watching of Halloween movies. We try to Spoil as many movies as we can. Brewer gets some Strange then we try to come up with Costume ideas for Brent’s upcoming Halloween party. An Update on Sex Jesus watch 2014. Also there is HATE MAIL!

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Welcome to Episode 59: Brewer’s Letter Opener

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 58

***SPOILER ALERT*** for BS episode 59

A good name for an ok episode. Filled with all the things that will not make it into next weeks episode or haven’t yet made it into any previous. Also Cody is terrorized and watches movies for Halloween, naked people are in our houses doing things to plants, we hate vague people, and love making up new ways to make love.

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Welcome to Episode 58: Live Nudes 7: When the Tigers Broke Free

Also you can now find us on Stitcher

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 57

The BS Crew talks about shitty movies and some that need more cunts in them. Brewer gives you the who’s who about Doctor Who. More on sex Jesus watch 2014. A watch falls from the Apple tree and no one care. Ken Ham is back to build something that even believers should question if it is what god wants. Octothorpe Breakfast Regrets.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.    

Welcome to Episode 57: Shit & Cunt

Now, where do I put my sausage…

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 56

Accidentally nude. Kind of like if you walking on somebody in the bathroom or when you are trying to return a coffee cup or when you walk in on them installing a new lava-lamp in their government mandated soul altar…

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Welcome to Episode 56: And Now a Word from our Sponsors

Also in this episode, I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. See Cody run like pigs to a gun Controversy. See how they fly. I’m crying.

Brewers Sitting on a cornflake. Waiting for the van to come. Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday Man you’ve been a naughty boy You let your editing run long. I’m crying.

Mr. Dallas Mavericks sitting. Pretty little Players in a row. See how they look in their new shirts. See how they Dribble. I’m crying

Sitting in an English theater Waiting for the Tusk. If the Tusks not fun you get a laugh From us giving soda to Bane.

Stamps.com Climbing up the Audible tower. Carbonite penguin singing Dollar Shave Club. Man, you should have seen 1n1 kicking Legal Zoom.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 55

All the news that is news, live! In the nude! Your brave podcasters stand on the front lines to bring you the breaking stories that cannot, nay, will not wait. Hear such important world changing events as Vancouver’s erect Satan, Updates on Satan Watch Oklahoma, Oral Jesus, and much more. So much news they had to don silly accents to inform you properly.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.    

Welcome to Episode 55: Live Nudes 6: Live Nudes News

And if you don’t know what “Live Nudes” means by now its on you to figure it out.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 54

I don’t care if it vibrates or lubes
I want a blow up Jesus
sitting the desktop of my computer
It should come in colors from pink and pleasant
to glowing in the dark and iridescent
Travel sizes too so you can take it with you travel far
Get yourself a fuckable deity with all the features often needed
Browsing for the sexual Christ isn’t too scary
We can’t even find a sex doll of Virgin Mary
So maybe none of us will go to hell

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.    

Welcome to Episode 54: Sin City 2: You can’t fuck Jesus

Also, Brewer is the Greatest American Hero, Cody is not allowed to poop, and a gnaked girl is abducted by gnomes.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 53

Are you tired of sub par podcast experiences? Would you like something thick and hearty? Something that holds in the warmth, like hot soup on a cold day? Look no further, Rev. Brewer and Cody are here to right the ship. There are many issues facing America today, but one issue that shouldn’t cause undo stress and heartache is what auditory experience you should have. Here at Bored Shenanigans, we are a helping hand in the darkness, an extra rag to clean up that spill, defense against the imminent Martian invasion and the summary of your favorite TV show you missed. BS Podcast is a servant of the people, so vote BS in 2014 and do something for you and America.

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Welcome to Episode 53: Vote Honest: Vote Shenanigans 2014

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 52

The boys are on duty tonight making sure you know whats what. They have a contest with a very special girl, Destiny. Tell you all about a new show that they think is going to be pimp. And talk about what and how they would hit it.

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What up Bitches!!!!

Check dis Episode 52: The Brew and C-Dog Show

Also check out one of their favorite clubbing songs.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 51

The mighty door to Vault Shenanigans has swung open and let out another locked up episode. This has all your favorite from rest-full episodes guests telling the story of Cody for your Prom Date. We also indulge in the 2 minutes hate, game on, dance safely, and this episode is not brought to you by stamps.com but it could be.

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Welcome to Episode 51: SHENANIGEDDON!!!

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 50

Have you blown out your flip-flop? Stepped on a pop-top? Cut my heel had to cruise on back home? Well there’s episodes in the feed and soon you will get what you need. Those shenanigans that helps you hang on.

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Welcome to Episode 50: Shenanigans in Paradise

After a year of shenaniganing our way into your hearts we take a well earned vacation in paradise.

BS-to-GO 05

We bring you a special report of a sort. Cody wants to talk about some of the issues surrounding the idea of the ability to open carry a handgun so Brewer interviews him. That’s all you really need to know.

 May I Take Your Order?

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one To-Go Episode 05: Have Gun – Will Podcast

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 49

We bring you the very best of Amsterdam from its companions to its bondage shops to its banana bars. Also German tradition and their fascination with weather preparation and remember when they start WWIII use the best weapon for fighting them: Spicy. But until then just do as the Majorious one would and drink with 15 year old girls.

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Welcome to Episode 49: The Rise and Fall of The Third Rest: Part 2

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 48

Rest-Full adventures in der Vaterland this week. Jarrett got back form Germany and to quote an email from him “besides random facts about Germany, I have an awesome weirdo story from my time there that sounds like it came out of a Tarantino movie. It’s ridiculous how crazy this story is. Like, really crazy”

So, Herr Kommandant grab yourself a dachshund and get stuck in a giant vagina and listen to the tails of royale with cheeses, pooping, driving fast in your people’s wagon, and all sorts of schadenfreude.

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Welcome to Episode 48: The Rise and Fall of The Third Rest: Part 1

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 47

You know how it is some days you are doing a podcast talking about the usual topics like 55 gallon drums of sex lube, our favorite Warner Bros cartoon character Quentin Tarantino, and creative cam girls then the next thing you know you are in the middle of a rest-full episode when Justin knocks on your window.  All the wile Orson Welles is confused and angry.

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Welcome to Episode 47: Pullin’ in the Rest Stop

5 Songs That Matter Most

Music matters to everyone. We all have those songs that take us back to our youth or to a specific place in our lives. A majestic art that can make us feel everything so deeply and on an almost subatomic level. That being said, I bring to you not only my five favorite pieces of music, but those that mean the most to me. So ready yourselves to disagree as Rank This! Presents Cody’s 5 Songs that Matter most.

5-Fuck Authority– Pennywise
This is a nostalgia choice for me. This is off of their Land of the Free? album and was my first exposure to anything called punk rock. This was my gateway drug into the world of three cords and do it yourself ethos that inhabit a large majority of my musical choice. Before this track, it never occurred to me that you could say this kind of stuff in a song. It opened my eyes to what self expression means and that the rules are merely what you make of them. I love this song as much now as the first time I heard it. A rebellious song that puts it all on front street and challenges the listener to make a change for the better. All in all a fantastic track.

4-God’s Love-Bad Religion 
The most recent choice on the list, this is a song I found a few years ago. This is a song that struck me at a time when I was exploring my own spirituality. God’s Love does a fantastic job of satirically yet insightfully examining one’s faith, especially in the realm of Christianity. I know this will never make a top ten list for Bad Religion songs, but being a big fan of theirs, this song just does it for me.

3-Where Eagles Dare– The Misfits
Let me be clear so there is no confusion, The Misfits are the greatest band of all time. They are far and away my favorite musical choice and cannot stop listening to them and enjoying their work. That being out of the way, Where Eagles Dare is my chosen song of their catalog. This was certainly the hardest pick for me, as I deeply enjoy so much of their music. The chorus of this song makes it, balancing the right amount of fuck you attitude with power to back it up. This song is a perfect manifestation of the horror imagery The Misfits built their legacy upon. A superior song from a phenomenal band.

2-All Apologies-Nirvana
This song is so good it almost physically hurts. Nirvana was such a deeply talented band with some real gems in their albums ,but this is the one I have to choose. Another song I found as a confused loner kid it has managed to grow with me through the years. Covering a large gamete of emotion in a single track, you follow the journey and feel it with every note. This is a necessary song for all humanity, without it who knows where we would be?

1-Paint it Black-Rolling Stones
As far as I am concerned, this is the perfect song. I really have little affinity for the Rolling Stones, but there is some kind of sorcery in this piece. A masterwork of musical arts, this one just never gets old to me. Haunting and beautiful you find yourself at one with the universe when this song plays. It reverberates the frustration and fear of the universe in a few brief moments. A classic in every sense of the word, this my friends is music.

 

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.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 46

Alot is going this episode (yes I typed “alot” on purpose, want to fight about it). Cody is in a fight with Obama on two fronts, Brewer is in a fight with the Pope’s demons, Colonel Sanders is in a fight about nothing, Turtles are in a fight with Rangers and, we all lose the fight with nostalgia.

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Welcome to Episode 46: Naming things gets hard

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 45

The big 4th of July wrap up show [citation needed] and it gets hot and sexy [citation needed] when we get live and nude. We bring to your attention some very important P.S.A.s [citation needed], put forth a Face/On face-off, and talk about music we like and get a little sentimental. And some other things to but if I write it all here then it ruins the fun of listening [citation needed].

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 45: Live Nudes 5: A Good Day to Live Nude 

And if you don’t know what “Live Nudes” means by now its on you to figure it out.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 44

As the title of the episode says we help crack the code of the evil that is Miracle Whip. Also, we wonder about our last episode; is it us that’s weird for Not getting offended easily? And we give you the straight dope on some movie we saw (Looper, The Dirties) and some podcast we now follow (Welcome to Night Vale, The Steve Austin Show)

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 44: Satan’s Miracle Whip

Also stay tuned after the credits for a little bit of trivia from Cody about Napoleon.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 43

We here at Bored Shenanigans feel that we have not been doing our part to in society. So, in this episode, we propose an idea that will raise the populace’s vocabulary and strengthen communication.

 

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Welcome to Episode 43: Jesus’ Cunt

We also show you our literary boners, Brewer bests Cody at quoting Star Wars, Cody learns about many different types of spinning things, and CHAD shows us the proper use for Doritos.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 42

We are taking our podcast pants off for you today and showing it all to you. After this you will know why you don’t want Bored Shenanigans to have this fast of a turnaround and go back to planning episodes. But if you like old references to movies you haven’t seen, eating Soylent Green, or have trouble using Wii Controllers you found the right podcast.

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Welcome to Episode 42: Live Nudes 4: Live Live or Die Nude

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 41

Ever feel that classic television intro themes were just a little too sexy for the family? Ever question the realism of Gilligan’s Island? Ever find yourself singing like William Shatner? Do the messages in bumper stickers ever escape your understanding? Do you find all religions too soft on what their rules are? Or ever imagine that your older self will have the exact opposite values you have presently?

Well then we have a Podcast for you!

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Welcome to Episode 41: The church of King Kong Grandpa 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 40

Brent lays down with us for this Rest-Full episode. Other than the usual BS we talk about a racist in the news, gnome warfare, wookie nookie, if Cody would kill a fat man, and umm… our balls… uh… I think trains…  something about Scrooge McDuck. Your either going to listen or not this description is not going to change your mind.

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Welcome to Episode 40: Restist 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 39

“Hey look at that hot podcast” and you get a lot for your dollar when you wave it at us on stage. There is talk of beer parties, whiskey dispensers, cheesy rap songs, and everything else wrong on the internet.

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Welcome to Episode 39: Live Nudes 3: Hot Hillary and Doofy Bill 

And if you don’t remember live nude means not planed episode with little to no editing.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 38

Get your graham cracker ready to make s’mores by the heat of hell fire.

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Welcome to Episode 38: Return to Satan’s Lap

We have an update on the Bored Shenanigans most covered news stories, the Satan statue in Kansas. Also, Brewer (Emmanuel Westinghouse) gets a new hat; Cody will be starting a new business; behind the scenes of B.S.; and we ask you out there for some help in an upcoming episode.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 37

Oh my God, I feel so nauseous!
Please calm down.
How many? How many episodes have you made?
Let it go!
How many?
All right, shut up a second and I’ll tell you! Jesus!
Well?
Something like… 36.
What? Something like 36?
Lower your voice.
Wait, what is that anyway, something like 36? Does that INCLUDE this one!?
Ummm… 37.
This is 37!?

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Welcome to Episode 37: HEY! HEY, YOU! GET BACK HERE!.

Like one of our favorite pairs of best friends we B.S. about the important and not so, about Cadbury eggs and Nicolas Cage, rising gods and noisy dogs, slash fiction and thought experiments.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 36

Holy B.S.? More like wholly bs! Yeah, I am sorry that joke exists now in the world too… What I was trying to say was it was recorded on Good Friday. But don’t fret that doesn’t stop us from telling dirty jokes and talk about movies. Also a sexy study, Cody double the date night, and Brewer finally finishes Final Fantasy XIII franchise.

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Welcome to Episode 36: Even better Monday

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 35

The return of two of your favorite BS segments, Rapid Fire Cast!™ and the BS Random Question Game Show©. Do you have an opinion on burial because we do. Also, do you have State Pride and what would you do if you had all the moneys?

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Welcome to Episode 35: Death by Firing Squad 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 34

Making good on our slogan a whole lot of nothing and a little bit of everything we bring you this episode that just does not have any sort of theme. There are big holes, big macs, big brains, big gripes about small things, lots of Steves, one Ellen, deities cruisin’ in style, the death of a legend, and the truth about fuzzy dice.

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Welcome to Episode 34: Minor Segue

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 33

What’s that sound? It’s the sound of the Bored Shenanigans Vault opening up to bring you and episode that got lost in the great podcasting apparatus that is B.S. Productions. You will find out soon enough but this dates back to when Bill Nye debated Ken Ham. So Brewer goes nuts on that. Then Cody seeing Brewer’s nuts pulls his out about the NDAA. Also, there are some things that don’t involve nuts like Green Arrow, and the tradition of finding picture of things with Nicolas Cage’s face on them continues and is now forever to be known as Face/On.

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Welcome to Episode 33: Vault Shenanigans 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 32

Our dreams of this being the most gay episode to date fall short from missed placed hype. Cody gives us his review of the kid’s movie Frozen while Brewer hits the opposite end of the road with his review of Zardoz. We talk about the death of Fred Phelps but it might not be how you would think. Then the tails of filling things with things starts which leads us to meandering about our thoughts like old men.

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Welcome to Episode 32: Labeling Stuff in Our Brains 

Also some where in there is a Chad story and the B.S. Random Question Game Show!

Product of Your Enviroment

Things bunch up. They combine together to form a gluttonous beast bent on devouring us into the bedlam and chaos. The best laid plans and the kindest of intentions often find themselves lost amid this hellish creature. When confronted by such dragons needing to be slain, remember that you control your own destiny.

If the breeding ground of procrastination and hap hazard schemes has you surrounded, move. Constant entrenchment against co-workers, classmates, neighbors, will take a nasty toll upon us  and should be dealt with accordingly. Habitats of tension and malcontent tend to keep us from our better nature and most certainly keep our achievements less than stellar.

On the other hand, if one makes a genuine effort to control their own dominion in a positive manner and tries to do the same as they travel into the world, surely they will have a marked advantage.

Mostly what I am saying is if someone has cultivated a culture that is positive, don’t be the self-righteous ass wipe who fucks it up for everyone. Also, if you find yourself mired in a cancerous surrounding with little to no hope of things finding a more enjoyable and productive path, get out of there. Whether this entails you escaping it or changing it, you must do what is necessary. Wherever one hangs their hat directly reflects upon them, so if you find yourself shifting eyes side to side to find some type of redeeming quality maybe it is time?

 

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.