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?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Review

DRACULA (1958)

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

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

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

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

I can see why this book has continued to be adapted again and again.It entertains throughout, it drags a bit toward the end as Van Helsing pursues Dracula back to Transylvania, but that is a minor complaint in what is a great experience.
Cody Jemes is the co-host of the Bored Shenanigans pod cast. See more of his work here. Also enjoy his poetry blog here.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – 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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While You Wait for Some Bored Shenanigans…

Stall For Time Episode 001: Fuck This Shit

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 Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 97: 1b

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 93

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

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

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

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

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 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 Bored Shenanigans

Welcome to Episode 74: Abort!

 

 

Bored Shenanigans Podcast-Episode 70

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

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.

Welcome to Episode 70- 

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 Bored Shenanigans.

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

BS To Go 007: Half and Half Lite

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

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BS-to-GO 06

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

May I Take Your Order?     

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

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

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 62

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

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.    

Welcome to Episode 62: Fancy Pants Robot

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

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

5 Songs That Matter Most

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

BS-to-GO 004 – B

Well, Brewer and Cody were supposed to do an episode last week but some strange events intruded on this plan. So, Cody finds himself when Brewer disappeared.

 

May I Take Your Order?

Would you like the Hot Apple Pie with that?

So that’s one To-Go Episode 04b: Getting to know your evil twin – Side B

Burnout Happens

There is defiantly such a thing as too much of a good thing. This usually is a phrase that is tethered around liquor or lavish money spending but it applies in many fields. Sometimes, responsibilities take your carefully drawn up schedule of time management and throws it squarely in the refuse bin. Try as one might to return back to square one, they are running without any hope of catching it. My meager little bit of advice is simple, enjoy the avalanche. You cannot stop the storm nor will you be able to reconstruct from the point before it. Take a step back, watch the pretty flames dance. Enjoy your time and don’t stress about what could have been. When the fire burns itself out, go in and reassess the situation. Maybe now is time to make a new schedule and begin the process of getting back into a routine. When you are speeding through a flurry of must dos just hang on,it always will slow down. Also remember no fret over lost production,lost time, loss of revenue or for simply not being able to go to that party. It will all come around and settle at the bottom. Hell, in the long run probably for the better.

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.

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 17

A not so live and only kind of nude episode guest starring Cody Jemes! This was originally recorded for release last Monday but with the surprise episode it got pushed back one. Still not that heavily edited ( a lot like some of my episode descriptions; I have been told some typos get throw ) its like you are in the moment with us. You can just make-believe you are a time traveler on the most boring trip through the space-time continuum ever.

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Welcome to Bored Shenanigans.     

Welcome to Episode 17: A Fist Full of Rest

We talk turkey about thanksgiving, Cody talks about text messages from the rogues gallery and the troubles at his job, Brewer talks Final Fantasy then his ego explodes all over the podcast’s face.
*No gangsters or gangstas were harmed in the making of this podcast* but if they would like to send us their terms or treaties we will look them over.

Bored Shenanigans Podcast – Episode 13

So, see, what happens here is we use the podcast as therapy for a little wile. We talk about things we just realized about ourselves and the kinds of people we hate whether it is politically correct to or not, so it gets a little serious and then it is business as usual. Which involves an anonymous comment, Cody’s rank on the podcast, bad rap songs and super heroes, and Anne Frank.

Also, Happy Veterans Day! Service Guaranties Citizenship here at Bored Shenanigans

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Welcome to Episode 13: Opened Minded Cast

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Who Knows?

Do any of us really have a clue? Honestly? This is meant with the utmost sincerity and conviction, not as some depressed rambling of hopelessness. It is understood that there are devotions that will not yield. Loves and commitments that cannot be moved. Those unwavering absolutes and beliefs that in the face of unholiest of fires and to the goddamn end of the earth will not be relocated. We all possess such passions. But beyond those select few extremes, does anybody really know? We wrap ourselves in the cloaks of common sense and best case scenarios. We freely exchange the inclination of knowledge, yet this currency holds little value. These are the convenient walls that we have erected to shield us from the reality. That reality is, that we are all just as lost as one another. Leaders leading without any idea of the destination, followers bumbling along within the mirage of ‘the plan’. At the heart of the matter, we all know. We all know how full of shit we all really are. In spite of what miraculous theories humanity proposes, no one has any real answers or solutions. That my dear reader is the essence of man’s existence. The universal truth beyond reproach, “If you cannot astound them with intellect, baffle them with bullshit.”