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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Antigone Review

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Sophocles’ Antigone has sat, unread and ignored upon my bookshelf for at least four years. Written in 441 BC it continues the story of Oedipus Rex’s children. Seeing the next saga of the famous story always intrigued me and I couldn’t think of much more frightening and disturbing this Halloween season than being the child of such an infamous man.

I tried to understand and enjoy this story. I honestly tried.  Knowing the language gap would be a challenge I read the historical context and used a study guide to help me digest the contents of this play. I went into this one with genuine effort. I wanted to complete this book and feel like a smarter and more well rounded person. I wanted to know the continuation of the story and be able to discuss it in detail. I wanted to revel in the merits of ancient Greek writings. I was unable to do so.

This book took so much effort to complete. It was a slow, ponderous read and I felt more like I was reading it out of obligation than out of enjoyment. Without knowing what happened via summaries, I would have never been able to follow the plot through the text. Perhaps I lack the depth of intelligence to appreciate this particular work, but this was not something I can recommend. This just isn’t worth the investment of time or energy.

 

 

 

-My nails are broken, my fingers are bleeding, my arms are covered with the welts left by the paws of your guards—but I am a queen!-

 

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.

 

 

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.

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?

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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 Episode 109: Mystery Bag

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 Episode 107: #RejectedSexPositions

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 Episode 107: Toasted

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

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

Let us know how you liked the whole us reading, interpreting, and critiquing this bad story. We will continue if you like it and if you really like it we will do others.

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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Welcome to Episode 104: Rest-Full Dry Clitoris and Mouthglare

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!!

Sorry about the weird sound at times in the beginning. I had a lose cable and fixed it eventually. But it is not that bad. You can here everything; think of it as I am calling in the podcast from the 40’s to Cody present day.

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 Episode 101: Vasecto-cast

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

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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Welcome to Episode 100: This is Not the 100 You are Looking For

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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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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Welcome to Episode 98-2: Pussy Guns & Dead Presidents

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.

CAST:

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

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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Welcome to Episode 98: Zucker’s Revenge!

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

Don’t forget to check out the show notes. There are show notes. For real.

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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Welcome to Episode 94:…To poop with

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 Episode 93: I dont know what this is…

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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Welcome to Episode 91: not episode 90

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 90

Simon says put your hands together for another week another podcast, Cody is trapped in the closet and Brewer is sprawled out and relaxed. Plus what happens when the power goes out? Will your the podcast continue on? Tune in to find out.

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Welcome to Episode 90: the ghey 

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 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 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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Welcome to Episode 74: Abort!

 

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 73

there should be something here…

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Welcome to Episode 73: Balls to Testicles

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 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.

BS-to-GO 08

Bored Shenanigans is fucked up…. But not in a good way. This short announcement will tell you why.

May I Take Your Order?    

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one To-Go Episode 07: State of the Shenanigans Address 02

Join us now at our new time

NEW RELEASES on WEDNESDAY

( or, well, it is a podcast, so, when we release is irrelevant to when you experience it. )

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

And if that’s not enough to get you to download what if I said psychic butts and Unicorn genitalia

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

http://archive.org/download/BSToGo/BS-2-GO_007.mp3%20

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.

Get this bag of amazing goodness here…download

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

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 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 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.

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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

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.

When You Can’t Listen to Us

Listen to these Guys

Welcome to Night Vale – a great podcast for people that have always wondered what NPR sounded like in the Twilight Zone  (you can find episode archive here)

 The Steve Austin Show – the Pro Wrestler in the shows name tells you about stuff and interviews guest both wrestler and not. As Cody puts it, it is extremely captivating and he runs a really good show.

Penn’s Sunday School – Penn Jillette, you may know him as the talkative one of the comedy magic duo “Penn and Teller” he is also an atheist, skeptic, and libertarian and he does a podcast about such topics.

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 Bored Shenanigans.     

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.

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 31

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Polish your blarney stones and guard your pots of gold this wee little Bit o’ Shenanigans is building a railroad right to your ears. Come join us but mind not to let the snakes in.

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Welcome to Episode 31: Topless Run

If you could not tell we talk about how we spent Saint Patrick’s Day. This Episode has a lot of down force in the rear by the MASSIVE SPOILER attached to our conversation about Boondock Saints. So if you have not seen it yet feel ashamed go watch it or be warned. And if at any point in time during the episode you start thinking we are cool we remedy that with some talk of the Elder Scrolls games.

Also, to explain the title a bit this episode is a bit shorter than normal making it sort of like a To-Go and was recorded spur of the moment and not edited much making it sort of like a Live Nudes

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 30

http://archive.org/download/boredshenanigans/BS_ep030.mp3%20

HI! I’m an episode! You can hear me! I’m doing the description this time! I talk about weird mascots. And people that died. And touching art. And sports things. And old news. And were you can buy cakes. And who you can marry. And feelings on ending games or books. And all the things I normally talk about.

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Welcome to Episode 30: Have an Episode 

Descriptions are hard! And Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Three RTS Games to Play Before You Die

Here at the BS production house, we like us some war games. Really like us some war games. Many a precious hour have been wasted fighting one another on the digital battlefield. While we do enjoy several fine first person shooters, our heart will forever belong to those mystical real time strategy games.  So after much debate and without any remorse, we present to our readers…

 

3 RTS Games to Play Before You Die

3) Starcraft

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The original did it best, plain and simple. There is a reason this is still played in tournaments around the world. To the uninitiated, Starcraft’s campaign throws them into a story involving three warring factions. All three campaign’s allow the player to try each faction and find the one that appeals to them, whether it be the Imperialistic Terran,  the Noble Protoss or the Evil Zerg regime. Each has its own weakness’ and strengths and offers a well balanced system. This is a interstellar delight that should appeal to solo players for it’s story and multiplayers for it’s competitive play. A fantastic game and a great example of real time strategy done right.

2) Command and Conquer: Generals-Zero Hour

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The expansion to C&C: Generals, this game shined in the shadow of it’s predecessor. Keeping with RTS tradition, the player can chose between the technologically superior USA, the mighty multitudes of China or the ruthless and terroristic GLA. Each campaign does a good job of making you sympathize with a faction and see each one’s strength. The general’s challenge is a personal favorite, forcing you to take on a nine specialists of each faction.  This is easily the game we have logged the most hours on. The ability to have 8 players at once, makes this a LAN party favorite.

1) Conquest: Frontier Wars

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Here she is, the creme de le creme of real time strategy games. This game has the most insane AI, the hardest difficulty and the most variety amongst it’s factions. Again with the 3 factions, other than what it said in game via the Terran campaign, little is really fleshed out. The Mantis are a insectoid race devouring worlds in their hive like structure and the Celareons are beings of pure energy, with far superior technology and defensive structures. Learning each style of play through the multiplayer option against computer controlled enemies forces you to learn quickly. A steep difficulty level makes this one of the most fun examples of co-op play available and with just the right amount of lore, allows the players to use their imagination. Never a commercial success, this game’s sequel was cancelled, but was supposed to introduce a fourth race, the lizard like Vyrium who would function much differently than the other three. This game is beyond well done and any fan of strategy games should certainly enjoy time spent with it.

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 29

There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the speakers. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control your download. We will control your upload. We can Rick roll the image, make you shutter. We can change our focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your computer. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to The Bored Shenanigans.

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Welcome to Episode 29: ConspiracyCast: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BS

It is the stated position of the U.S. Air Force that their safeguards would prevent the occurrence of such events as are depicted in this podcast. Furthermore, it should be noted that none of the characters portrayed in this film are meant to represent any real persons living or dead.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 28

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This episode description will take the form of a questionnaire. See it in the Show Notes below, we thank you for your participation in advance.

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Welcome to Episode 28: I just Poohed myself

And stay tuned for next weeks episode Conspiracy-cast!!

Also this is the 100th post to the website.

Failed Potential Movie Sequels Part 1

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Bored Shenanigans’ Rank This! This time we list out those movies that were really disappointing even though they were filled with so much potential. These films still hurt us a little on the inside years later. Enjoy part one, and stay tuned for part two next week.

30-Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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It has been well documented on what a boner killer this film is. It rendered all fans of Indy’s return quite flaccid. Some head scratching scenes involving gophers, monkeys, refrigerators and poorly conceived Soviets and aliens all stacked up for a forgettable finish to a proud franchise.

29-Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows

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Remember all those shaky camera shots and intense point of view moments from the first film? Remember how it felt so personal and realistic in comparison to everything else that was out at the time? So in the sequel what if the went as far away from that low-budget edgy style and made it into a generic horror film? You have number 29 on our list.

28-Jurassic Park 3

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Fail. How do you fuck up a dinosaur movie? Just put them somewhere and focus on the interesting dinosaurs not the lame ass human drama. This was their chance to redeem themselves after that abysmal Lost World flick. Fail.

27-Lost Boys: The Tribe

This movie sure missed the mark. Everyone likes The Lost Boys and no one liked its sequel. It lacked the fun or adventure of its predecessor and left us feeling empty will with two dried up Coreys.

26-Ghost Busters 2

Okay, Viggo was a pretty kick ass part of this movie. He was a much more interesting villain than Gozer. Then you factor in little Oscar, mood slime, and just a ho hum experience. They had so much to work with and all we got was, meh.

25-Grease 2

Let’s flip the male and female characters changing themselves and swap cars for motorcycles. Other than a funny song about reproduction, this film wasted what could have been another iconic movie.

24-Resident Evil sequels/Silent Hill sequels

I am cheating here a little bit, but this is my list. The original film of these perspective franchises were pretty awesome. Both took their particular worlds and made them frightening. Then the sequels started. They both have steadily declined to the point of almost unbearable.

23-X Men 3: The Last Stand

Enough with the goddamn Wolverine. We get it, he is a bad-ass with claws. This should have been the movie that made the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants shine and allowed the audience to sympathize with their plight. Instead we get to plod through a poorly drawn out Phoenix story.

22-Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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This could have been such a insanely perfect string of sequels. The first one was incredible, the second one surpassed it, and the third tried its damnedest to recreate the T-1000 and give him tits. John Conner sucks in this movie. At least Salvation wasn’t too bad.

21-Halloween 2 (Rob Zombie)

Rob Zombie has proven to be one of the more interesting horror directors. His revision of the first Halloween movie was really enjoyable and demonstrated the range of his cast. It’s sequel fell flat in comparison. It was most certainly a disappointment.

20-The Never Ending Story Part 2

This story should have ended. What the hell was going on in this movie? This had such a convoluted plot with even more characters to develop. I am too confused by this movie to elaborate on it any more.

19- D2: Mighty Ducks

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So after a group of rambunctious and rowdy kids learn about teamwork and their coach learns about personal responsibility, in the off season they forget to practice. So what do we do? Learn it all again. Rehashed and lame ass hell, this sequel relied on the tried and true team USA patriotism shtick to manipulate the audience into feeling warm and fuzzy.

18-Back to the Future 2 & 3

Get your hate mail ready folks. I think this film fell pretty far from its predecessor. Two wasn’t terrible and three was almost unwatchable, but with a premise like time travel, I couldn’t develop a taste for the film’s tone. Going for a more campy than thoughtful method, these two seemed to waste Christopher Lloyd as a fantastic mad scientist.

17-Return to House of Haunted Hill

The bar wasn’t set particularly high by the remake of the original, but they certainly had their heart in the right place. Using the name ‘Price’ to honor Vincent Price is a nice touch, but the strange choice to use an idol as the motivation for the things that happened, focusing on gangsters and side characters made the audience scratch their head.

16-S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale

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In a way, this movie never needed a sequel. In another way, there was so much lore to the world, it almost begged for one.  This film added absolutely nothing and wasted everyone’s time. With such an over abundance of material to work with and such an intensely loyal fan base, how could you so frivolously fuck this up? Pure and utter wastrel.

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 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 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.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 26

Instead of writing a teaser description for this episode I thought I would give you a list of the rejected names : LolitaCast, ICP: Insane Christian Posse, Fuckin’ podcasts, How do they work!?, Wide Eyed and Wide Nippled, Who da Badass, Jarrett does weird things on the internet, R.I.P. Brewer, world leaders???

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Welcome to Episode 26: Death Watches and Air Cannons 

Go Enjoy the Existence

One must live for today. One must stand with open arms to the world around them, embracing it for what is not what could have been. The problems arise when you find yourself contemplatively losing yourself in a moment. By reflecting upon how something could be relived and acted upon differently you often find yourself wandering through your mind and trying to recalculate the past. Over thought of what could have been and not what is can often be a tedious and deadly mistress. Sure, one should actively review actions and learn from the missteps made in those actions, but to live in the now is a real error. You must co-habitat with the present and live in the instant. Embrace the immediate moment. Talk to that pretty girl, stay out a little late, have a meaningless conversation, watch that stupid movie. Live. One must occasionally walk barefoot in the snow or get shit face drunk on their birthday. Life is too short and we are too small and menial amongst a vast universe to not enjoy that chocolate bar or the fog that hides the moon. In a violent and hectic existence, one must take heed and enjoy all the wonder. Breath deep friends, all the problems, stresses and strains will be there tomorrow.  Go enjoy the existence.

 

 

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 25

No Johnfingering around and soup will go uneaten this episode. Here we have the B.S. Crew speaking seriously on the topic of government and what its ultimate goal or end should be. Not sure how effectively we do this but, hey you may hate everything we say but at least we made you think.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 25: We the Podcast…

And I’m sure future debates will be better. 

BS To Go 003: Going For Broke

The wait is over America, Brent returns with Cody as they philosophize over porn, pro athletes pay checks, and a the state of our demographic. So roll up your sleeves and enjoy a hearty helping of BS to go!

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Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 24

I don’t care to right anything here… if you like us listen if you don’t listen anyways.
Teaser someone in this episode is named Emanuel Westinghouse the other drops some Hip-Hop Beats on yo’ foolz.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans. 

Welcome to Episode 24: We Honestly Quit Caring 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 23

Alternate title for this episode is Late Cast! Things have been sorted out so hopefully no more late episodes anytime soon. I’m sure you will hear all about it in like 2-3 week when the one we recorded on Friday goes up… Also before you try to be a smart ass and say “ooo Brewer you said you would get it up on Tuesday and you didn’t your not so great, fuck you” I never said what time zone. Here in Podcastia it is still Tuesday so, Fuck you, and quit your QQ ing!! Also there is talk of inventions and poetry, the place and evolution of nerd culture, BS productions siege of FOX news, weird things the Majorious Jarrett finds on the internet, and bad horror movies.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 23: Jar Jar Rides ze Shoopuf

BS-to-GO 002

This meeting has come to order.

I will get to the point; I did not have sexual relations…. I mean; here at BS Productions we have Big Plans for the Future in this Press Release we address these so, listen closely to see how we are moving forward to the next phase hitting the ground running and climbing the ladder of success straight through the glass ceiling up to the stars to boldly go shooting for the moon but we wont fly to close to the sun because we are right on target for a steady course of smooth sailing.

That is all.

May I Take Your Order?     

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one To-Go Episode 02: State of the Shenanigans Address

one more thing…

NEW WEB ADDRESS COMING SOON!!!!!!!!! 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 22

We are opening Vault Shenanigans for another episode that never made it out when we intended it to. If you listen you will here us say why but it short we lost the first few bits of audio so we do a dramatic reenactment of what actually happen, for real, no joke, this is fact and true with truth. CiCi and Madison are here in the studio and boy howdy is it grand.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 22: The Good, the Bad, and the Rest

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 Podcast – Episode 21

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No! You’re not in the Twilight Zone!! It’s the first newly recorded episode of Bored Shenanigans in the New Year and its turtles all the way down. And you will not be able to pronounce all the Giant Snakes we have for you so, take a seat in Satan’s lap and decide if you would rather pay for virginity or make history with sloppy 4002nd.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 20: oh-fee-YOO-kuh-s

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 20

Things did not go as I planed so… I am very tired right now. Here’s your description. Cody sick. Not here; Jarrett and Ernie are. We talk… that’s what a podcast is… Ernie says some controversial shit. Jarrett is Majorious. Brewer thinks anonymous Snowmen are funny.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 20: Bed Rest

…and if it sounds like we are in a bathroom at times I assure we are not.

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.  

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 19

You seeing us undressed makes us want to Johnfinger. So we did it again. That is got naked. Well, we johnfingered too. Anyhoo, There has been a wedding in the B.S. Family. Also we get angry about nothing important. Chad makes an appearance. We take Vegas by storm then by elevator.  And we learn there is a lot of truth in (Pulp) Fiction and in Kevin Smith’s new move Tusk.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 19: Live Nudes 2: Live Nude-er

Also Brewer Officially announces running for President of Hollywood!  So support him at your local polling stations.