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 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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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 101: Vasecto-cast

HELLO to you Arizona!! Hope you are having a good day!

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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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 93: I dont know what this is…

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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Welcome to Episode 74: Abort!

 

 

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 Bored Shenanigans.

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 Bored Shenanigans.    

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 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 Bored Shenanigans.    

Welcome to Episode 66: __________

ALSO CODY SAYS THE WORD “SWAGGY”

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 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 Bored Shenanigans.    

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.

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.

Links of Awsome

As promised here is my (Brewer) final project video for one of my drafting classes. As I said in the episode it is far from perfect but a good starting point for something.

Here are some still renders. The scene is a stock one that I found. I did not have time to do anything that good then but I did edit it. Click for a bigger image.

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the two below are from previous project that made a cameo in this one

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 27

This episode will fall near the top in a list of sexiest Bored Shenanigans episodes. It is nearing Valentines Day (shut up and just go with it) so it’s all about love here, except for the parts of the show that aren’t. If that’s not enough of a tease does the phrase Swiss Cheese Pervert do anything for you?

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 27: B.S. Loves You 

Also Cody brings us some, as he calls it, more important news. You be the judge of that are debt ceilings, lead smelting, and education standards lowering more important than girls named Sexy, dumb coffee, and perverts with cheese.

Top 9 Favorite Swearwords

Cody’s Top 9 Favorite Swearwords

9)Piss. Does this really count? Isn’t this just a rude word? Like saying I voted for straight Republican ticket or I like Creed? This one barely makes the list.

8)Tits. Really? How is this a bad word? I guess because it isn’t the more technical teets, it is sinful. At least it brings to mind something wonderful, hence it’s position.

7) Damn. This is a pretty weak swear word, even when added as a description word. Even at it’s highest level of ‘I damn you to hell!’ it really requires a stronger word to make it strong enough.

6) Hell. This beats out damn simply on imagery. Devils, demons, hell fire and brimstone are all solicited. No one wants to go to hell, not even Hell, Michigan. A good word, but trumped by others on the list.

5)Shit. The versatility gives this one a guaranteed spot. Oh shit, holy shit, stepped in shit, dropped my shit, a shitty list. What a great word with good strong symbolism.

4)Ass. Another good one, it can be a great thing or a description of a horrible person. A giant ass can mean something glorious, something moronic or something vomit educing. Asses would be nothing without assholes, but the sphincter owes this one a debt of gratitude.

3) Dick. Insert Freudian phallic symbolism joke here. Look you can add ‘dick’ to anything, dick-day, dick-grass, Jupiter-dick. I don’t know what they mean either, but they sound dirty and it is all thanks to dick.

2) Cunt. I seriously had to debate my one and two for quite some time. This lost, but it did receive much consideration. This word immediately receives a shudder of disapproval from the fairer sex. Isn’t that one of the best parts about enjoying foul language? To irk the women?

1) Fuck. Come on, what else could top this list? This is the big enchilada of swear words and honestly, one of the most necessary words in the English language. It has the most ability to express every emotion conceived by mankind. This is an amazing word and most worthy of a number one spot.

***)Honorable mentions, motherfucker, cocksucker and goddamn are phenomenal swear words. Flowering your speech with them can add such atmosphere, but they generally require another word for them to work properly. So if you want an all powerful swear, we here at Bored Shenanigans, advocate the use of all of these.

 Cody Jemes  is the mastermind and head complainer behind the Bored Shenanigans Articulations. Has his writing style got you all hot and bothered and you crave more? Check out his articles on the Dallas Mavericks at  Texas Fandom, watch him abuse poetry on his blog or if  you are tired of reading? Listen to the podcast he cohosts.  

Begrudgingly

Just fucking squash your petty feuds. Don’t sit and stammer at the screen making up bullshit excuses aimed at nothing beyond self-gratification, fucking eliminate your feuds. Look, it is understood that some wrongs cannot be righted. Some grievous and dire violations of self and family cannot be corrected by a mere ‘I’m sorry’.  Outside of select few instances, do that many of us have things requiring Punisher-esque  style of revenge? Look we all disagree, we all are assholes or victims of assholes at times, nevertheless if we want to have any type of chance at moving forward, one must eliminate the issues. If you really don’t give a fuck about the person you are disagreeing with, them ignore them. However, when it comes down to family, friends, co-workers, or hell even frequently used hookers, just fix the issue. No one wants to walk waist deep in the excrement of your stupid high school drama. Nobody wants to feel that uneasy and unsettling tension that hangs so heavy when aforementioned squabblers are in the room. If not for your sake do it for the sake of everyone else.

Beyond all that, if the issues marred whatever relationship was there, at least try to be civil. Just feign a bit of courtesy and think to yourself what a goddamned cocksucker that person is. So here at Bored Shenanigans we advocate treaties amongst warring parties and nations. No more should one feel the attrition of another just because of something ridiculous and misunderstood. No longer shall we bicker as teenage girls do over who is prettier and who gets to wear purple to the prom. Just let it go.

 

Cody Jemes  is the mastermind and head complainer behind the Bored Shenanigans Articulations. Has his writing style got you all hot and bothered and you crave more? Check out his articles on the Dallas Mavericks at  Texas Fandom, watch him abuse poetry on his blog or if  you are tired of reading? Listen to the podcast he co-hosts.  

Bored Shenanigans-To Go 001

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Welcome everyone to Bored Shenanigans… To Go. On this initial episode of the To Go series Cody is joined by Brent, In which he and Brent tell embarrassing tales about themselves, wax philosophical about their friendship, talk about pod casts better than this one and briefly gloss over school emergency policy. Also enjoy Cody’s first try at editing and see if you can handle a BS episode without Brewer. So beyond all that, this episode is also somewhat of a ‘oh shit!’ as the plague has infected the BS studios, delaying our normal release schedule. As we recover, we hope you enjoy this.

New Year’s Resolve

New Year is a time of new beginnings and half ass’d promises to yourself. Those vices you intend to release into the great abyss of time and space, those torrid little corruptions we hold onto despite our best intentions. This is the year when we customarily let those fallacies flutter away and try to better ourselves. That in and of itself is a grand old tradition, yet the often forgotten and for granted part of such is to actually change. A change is a difficult thing, it is a re-manipulation of habits and reliable old actions. Change can present either the height of terror or the oasis of hope to all whom pass upon that roadway.  The most prevalent part of any change is to actually change, not to just jostle up things to settle back into familiar old routines. Fucking alter whatever you intended to revise and move forward with it. Take it, embrace it, and conquer the goddamn thing, do not allow the lack of change to conquer you. It is imperative that you actually follow through, sift through the trifle of excuses and emerge victorious. Whatever your goal was, attain that. Change your job, change your waist line, change your religion, hell change your abilities, just do the work and win.  That is your humble writer’s goal this New Year, to follow through and stand triumphant atop my flaws.

Cody Jemes  is the head writer of the Bored Shenanigans Articulations. Need more of him and don’t know where to look? Check out his articles on the Dallas Mavericks at  Texas Fandom, leave snarky comments on his  poetry blog or if tired of reading? Listen to the podcast he co -hosts.  

That Time of Year

Alas, we have all survived the holiday frenzy that is the Christmas rush. You may have braved the box stores on Black Friday, you may have fought your way through the hordes of last minute shoppers, or you may have wisely planned out your X-Mas shopping all year long. Whatever the case may be, you have endured and arrived at the day. Kick back and relish in your victory. While you are relishing, remember to take a moment to send your thoughts, good vibes, well wishes and prayers to those who cannot be with their families. I know this message is beaten to death this time of year, but it is the goddamn holidays so just do it.

So as we move forward from one season toward another, maybe we can take a token of the manufactured holiday charity we are force fed and apply it. I don’t expect any of you to go forth and save the world or anything, but perhaps just try a be a little better version of yourself. Whether it is the clichéd New Year’s resolution or just a personal goal to cover up that horrendous halitosis it is defiantly achievable.  Here at Bored Shenanigans, we would like to thank all of our listeners for their support, all of our rouges gallery for their participation and last but not least I would like to thank the almighty technical adviser and editor for his tireless effort making our jackassery sound mildly intelligent . We are striving to bring you a better and more classy Bored Shenanigans experience, you know with bigger tits, twice as many explosions and more fucks than you can shake a stick at.  Stay tuned for new developments and remember to keep your mistletoe hung this holiday season.

 

Cody Jemes  is the head writer of the Bored Shenanigans Articulations. Need more of him and don’t know where to look? Check out his articles on the Dallas Mavericks at  Texas Fandom, leave snarky comments on his  poetry blog or if tired of reading? Listen to the podcast he co -hosts.  

Urgent News

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

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

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

Signed,

Ambassador Grainger, (specialist in Podcastia/Podcastopia relations)

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 16

If you have been looking forward to a new and improved Bored Shenanigans here it is. How was this created you find yourself asking. By a simple procedure known as a Codyectomy, it is similar to liposuction. This was necessary after the atrocities he had committed against the great lands of Podcastia. From now on he will be marked as an unperson, banished, and all toilets shall be called Codys.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 16: Resting at the Bottom of a Soup Bowl

Also, Ernie and Jarrett join making it a Rest-full episode were we discuses, what they have been up to lately, Thanksgiving, US Military policy, and what our preferred flavor of Soup to eat is, but we don’t discriminate if you prefer to eat Stew.

Also we would like to apologies to all Indians no matter what hemisphere you are on and Robin Williams.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 14

TAKE IT OFF! WOOOOOOOOO! That’s what daddy like! Eat each others soup! Show us that Johnfinger! Poppycock! Poppycock! Poppycock!
That’s right it is Bored Shenanigans Live Nudes, as in we just recorded it and it has not been edited. We explain more in the episode, that’s why this a podcast not a blog, but boiled down the episode that was going to go up needs some serious surgery and will most likely be our next From the Vault episode. So, Stay Tuned! And Now…

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 14: Live Nudes 

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Common Sensory Overload

We are travel on various waves of stupid. From your average every man to the noble dual professor of high knowledge and intelligence.  The great irony is that education does not always insinuate insight and it certainly does not showcase common sense. We all have those glorious and fleeting, ‘Man, am I a dumb-ass’ moments. Those minutes when all good sense abandons you and you can merely laugh at the cataclysm.  Yet, what has happened is that state is remaining more and more of a constant. Not reverting from that moment  back to reality is killing common sense.  It has successfully hunted this trait down and placed it on the endangered species list.  We find ourselves blindly shuffling along the given path and abandoning all manner of critical thought.  Losing any forethought and seeing only what is in the moment contributes greatly to the loss of common sense.  At the very least you must have some minor observations about what is happening. Just remember when touting your high and mighty experiences, to keep your eyes open. If you don’t you are going to wind up with you foot in your mouth and looking like a permanent dumb-ass, despite what that fancy piece of paper on the wall says.