Hope you folks enjoyed your summer! We here at Bookjug sure did. Meetups. T-Shirts. Stickers. #summerofpk. Jonesy and Dale are back to visit George Orwell’s 1984 this episode.

"Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time." 

There could be spoilers related to the story in any episode of Bookjug, but we feel the experience of reading the book is what matters more than anything we could spoil. Plus, we would have nothing to talk about otherwise.

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166 | Punisher: Born

Frank Castle loves war and he’ll do anything to keep it going. Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson strung together four MAX issues showing us a dark past for Frank inside of Vietnam. Join us, won’t you?

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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166 Book Club Announcement = Punisher: Born
Hooooo boy oh boy. It’s that time of the week again. The time where, hot off the heels of the official release of our podcast, we announce the new book and tell you it is recording that same very night. This IS that time. Next up in our book club? Ennis! Robertson! Stop, just stop does it matter at that point? For esses and giggles: Punisher: Born!
“The year is 1971. With mounting casualties and a rising anti-war sentiment, America’s time in Vietnam is coming to a close. Yet in the isolated Valley Forge Firebase on the Cambodian border, Captain Frank Castle is one of the few soldiers still committed to the fight against the enemy. With dwindling reserves, Castle must stand against an impending Viet Cong attack that threatens to wipe out the entire American platoon. To survive the battle, what grim decision must he make that will forever alter the course of his life? In this acclaimed tale, superstar Garth Ennis reveals the never-before-told story of the horrors Castle was forced to face to come home from Vietnam alive, ending in a shocking twist that will forever change how readers see Marvel Comics’ most famous urban vigilante.”
Who is ready? Probably not even half of Paperkeg is ready but this is going down tonight, anyway! Let’s celebrate Captain Castle the only way us misfit soldiers know how - with heroin and throwing grenades. Jonesy and Dale probably haven’t even been able to put down their new D&D Player’s Handbooks to even think about comics long enough to put together a set list. Slim is too busy figuring out where he is going to buy all of the ice he needs when he dumps TWO buckets of ice water on his head because Jonesy will have his Xbox in hand and ready to play Titanfall tomorrow probably most likely it is happening so we’re all ecstatic around the Paperkeg camp. 
Stay tuned later on for a link to our live youtube broadcast will you? Watch us tonight, watch us tomorrow, or download our superbly sounding show on Monday morning for your trudge into work. Thanks for all of the support guys and gals, we love you!

166 Book Club Announcement = Punisher: Born

Hooooo boy oh boy. It’s that time of the week again. The time where, hot off the heels of the official release of our podcast, we announce the new book and tell you it is recording that same very night. This IS that time. Next up in our book club? Ennis! Robertson! Stop, just stop does it matter at that point? For esses and giggles: Punisher: Born!

The year is 1971. With mounting casualties and a rising anti-war sentiment, America’s time in Vietnam is coming to a close. Yet in the isolated Valley Forge Firebase on the Cambodian border, Captain Frank Castle is one of the few soldiers still committed to the fight against the enemy. With dwindling reserves, Castle must stand against an impending Viet Cong attack that threatens to wipe out the entire American platoon. To survive the battle, what grim decision must he make that will forever alter the course of his life? In this acclaimed tale, superstar Garth Ennis reveals the never-before-told story of the horrors Castle was forced to face to come home from Vietnam alive, ending in a shocking twist that will forever change how readers see Marvel Comics’ most famous urban vigilante.”

Who is ready? Probably not even half of Paperkeg is ready but this is going down tonight, anyway! Let’s celebrate Captain Castle the only way us misfit soldiers know how - with heroin and throwing grenades. Jonesy and Dale probably haven’t even been able to put down their new D&D Player’s Handbooks to even think about comics long enough to put together a set list. Slim is too busy figuring out where he is going to buy all of the ice he needs when he dumps TWO buckets of ice water on his head because Jonesy will have his Xbox in hand and ready to play Titanfall tomorrow probably most likely it is happening so we’re all ecstatic around the Paperkeg camp. 

Stay tuned later on for a link to our live youtube broadcast will you? Watch us tonight, watch us tomorrow, or download our superbly sounding show on Monday morning for your trudge into work. Thanks for all of the support guys and gals, we love you!

011 | Hot Garbage

Slim and his wife talk tech news. Spoiler: she knows nothing about tech news.

Third episode in three years, we’re on a hot streak. Amanda talks about how Matt has changed, switching to Android and possibly back again, wearables, and Xbox One. We also talked about Google Drive, garbage cameras, Maps, Flappy Bird, and your letters.

Hosted by: @slim & @niminity

Sponsor: The Comic Book Shop. The best place to grab your print or digital comics.

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165 | Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Pro wrestling. Don’t delete this episode just yet, hold on. Box Brown has created a graphic novel detailing Andre the Giant’s life so magical that even if you don’t give two hoots about wrestling you’ll want to check it out. Let’s talk about it.

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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Legend (Film)

Happy August birthday, Tom. The longest running Tom Cruise Legend inside podcast joke comes to an end. Let’s discuss Ridley Scott’s scary as heck not suitable for children film together forever. film together forever.

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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165 Book Club Announcement = Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
Wow. Here we go. We’ve been pretty excited about getting to this and here we are! Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown! 
"Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.
Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre’s life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable figures.”
What a great concept, the life of Andre the Giant in graphic novel form. You KNOW Dale is up on this, back before he stopped following wrestling and now he needs Slim walking up in front of him while he leans on Slim’s wrestling prowess. Much like Andre did in his later matches [Spoilers]. You KNOW Slim is up in this. Probably slept with it under his pillow last night dreaming of convincing everyone on the quiet car to read the book when he was done. Some trainshare setup. Sharing the book, etc etc. Jonesy is on VACATION this week so he’s probably eight fingers into the Tullamore Dew so if he is present and is only slurring a tiny bit it would be a miracle. Plus he does love Princess Bride if nothing else. I think. I think I remember an exchange about that somewhere. 
Who knows.
What I do know is this is going down TONIGHT, guys. TONIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Jonesy is leaving in the morning for the second half of his vacation so he’ll probably be pulling over somewhere and throwing up like Dale did that time after Pk meetup lolol Barcade fun is all it is. We have fun. Check for links tonight, guys. Facebook. Twitter. All in good fun.

165 Book Club Announcement = Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Wow. Here we go. We’ve been pretty excited about getting to this and here we are! Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown! 

"Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.

Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre’s life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable figures.”

What a great concept, the life of Andre the Giant in graphic novel form. You KNOW Dale is up on this, back before he stopped following wrestling and now he needs Slim walking up in front of him while he leans on Slim’s wrestling prowess. Much like Andre did in his later matches [Spoilers]. You KNOW Slim is up in this. Probably slept with it under his pillow last night dreaming of convincing everyone on the quiet car to read the book when he was done. Some trainshare setup. Sharing the book, etc etc. Jonesy is on VACATION this week so he’s probably eight fingers into the Tullamore Dew so if he is present and is only slurring a tiny bit it would be a miracle. Plus he does love Princess Bride if nothing else. I think. I think I remember an exchange about that somewhere. 

Who knows.

What I do know is this is going down TONIGHT, guys. TONIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Jonesy is leaving in the morning for the second half of his vacation so he’ll probably be pulling over somewhere and throwing up like Dale did that time after Pk meetup lolol Barcade fun is all it is. We have fun. Check for links tonight, guys. Facebook. Twitter. All in good fun.

164 | ZERO

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You hear about this Ales Kot character? Guy is the next big thing. Let’s take a spy genre on its head, he says to us. Zero is unlike any spy book you’ll ever read. Maybe even the best.

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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Sponsored by: The Comic Book Shop. The best place to grab your print or digital comics.

164 Announcement = Zero: An Emergency
Ready for another sweet Pk to get your weekend right? This week the three gentlemanly hosts are going to talk up Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot and a whole slew of artistic talent.
“Edward Zero was the best spy the Agency had—and then he realized he was working for the wrong side.”
That’s it. That is literally the only description I could find on any website. Do NOT worry, though. Leave it to the boys at Pk to fill out the rest of that description with a great book club segment. 
I mean, IF we get that far into the show, that is. There is so much more to an episode of Paperkeg and frankly we cannot stop talking about Jonesy’s mortal fear of any surface within the boundaries of a major metropolitan area that we may never get off the subject. Twitter is abuzz with it this very minute. And ol’ Jonesy doing that one face he does that was memorialized in a screenshot of him being trolled. You know the one. I hope. Slim hasn’t tweeted about Longmire in like 8 hours or circled the wagons protecting Longmire with the rest of twitter so we’re not even sure if he is okay with recording. We’ll see won’t we? Dale has a multitude of issues to deal with including possible making the official switch over to green tea from coffee and also being without his classy hat that he left in Jonesy’s truck from the night of Cold Concretekeg™. He is without. Doesn’t know what to do. Crying like some fool standing in the front row of Michael Jackson concert.
TONIGHT. We are recording tonight! Probably, even though Dale never officially sent out the calendar invite and we do text each other for most of the day but rarely about show stuff because we SAVE it for the show you dig? TONIGHT. Check twitter. Check Facebook. Live feeds, friends. 
 

164 Announcement = Zero: An Emergency

Ready for another sweet Pk to get your weekend right? This week the three gentlemanly hosts are going to talk up Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot and a whole slew of artistic talent.

Edward Zero was the best spy the Agency had—and then he realized he was working for the wrong side.”

That’s it. That is literally the only description I could find on any website. Do NOT worry, though. Leave it to the boys at Pk to fill out the rest of that description with a great book club segment. 

I mean, IF we get that far into the show, that is. There is so much more to an episode of Paperkeg and frankly we cannot stop talking about Jonesy’s mortal fear of any surface within the boundaries of a major metropolitan area that we may never get off the subject. Twitter is abuzz with it this very minute. And ol’ Jonesy doing that one face he does that was memorialized in a screenshot of him being trolled. You know the one. I hope. Slim hasn’t tweeted about Longmire in like 8 hours or circled the wagons protecting Longmire with the rest of twitter so we’re not even sure if he is okay with recording. We’ll see won’t we? Dale has a multitude of issues to deal with including possible making the official switch over to green tea from coffee and also being without his classy hat that he left in Jonesy’s truck from the night of Cold Concretekeg™. He is without. Doesn’t know what to do. Crying like some fool standing in the front row of Michael Jackson concert.

TONIGHT. We are recording tonight! Probably, even though Dale never officially sent out the calendar invite and we do text each other for most of the day but rarely about show stuff because we SAVE it for the show you dig? TONIGHT. Check twitter. Check Facebook. Live feeds, friends. 

 

163 | Identity Crisis

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The Civil War for DC Comics, if you will. What dark secret do members of the Justice League hold deep down inside? Who killed the wife of The Elongated Man? Let’s find out together.

By @dale_a | @slim | @JonesyLovesBeer

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