169 | Global Frequency

Paperkeg finally returns to the studio after their trip to Baltimore. Topics include Jonesy’s gangrenous toe, Baltimore Comic-Con, meeting creators, Troll-Slams, Uber, Phhhhoto’s gifs, Mike the Bartender, and concludes with Global Frequency by Warren Ellis as the book club.

  • (02:45) - Jonesy has split his awful toe
  • (04:30) - Baltimore Comic-Con Recap
  • (17:28) - Global Frequency
  • (40:44) - Letters: Jonesy’s sub-tweets about sub-tweets, Legend call-backs, Wally West, Dave Finn non-thesis, and The Winter Soldier

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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

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169 Book Club Announcement = Global Frequency
Post Baltimore, home of the hottest concrete imaginable. We’re reading Global Frequency, folks!
"Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers the last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent-equipped with a special mobile vid-phone-is speciffically chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation!"
Warren Ellis. The guy has it. A slew of artists, each on a different issue. Those guys got it, too.
We’re recording episode 169 TONIGHT, y’all! Baltimore Comic-Con recap incoming! Learn how we got by with Jonesy’s gangrenous foot as a fourth wheel. Learn how we lived and almost died by Foursquare. Learn how we met some of the industries best and brightest at the convention! What you will probably not learn is how much Dale spent GET OUTTA HERE going on youtube and audio record with that. Crazy lol. 
Tonight! Look for a link to our live youtube broadcast, why don’t you. That link will be posted on twitter and Facebook, most like! See you tonight!!! Want to email us? letters at paperkeg dot com!!

169 Book Club Announcement = Global Frequency

Post Baltimore, home of the hottest concrete imaginable. We’re reading Global Frequency, folks!

"Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers the last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent-equipped with a special mobile vid-phone-is speciffically chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation!"

Warren Ellis. The guy has it. A slew of artists, each on a different issue. Those guys got it, too.

We’re recording episode 169 TONIGHT, y’all! Baltimore Comic-Con recap incoming! Learn how we got by with Jonesy’s gangrenous foot as a fourth wheel. Learn how we lived and almost died by Foursquare. Learn how we met some of the industries best and brightest at the convention! What you will probably not learn is how much Dale spent GET OUTTA HERE going on youtube and audio record with that. Crazy lol. 

Tonight! Look for a link to our live youtube broadcast, why don’t you. That link will be posted on twitter and Facebook, most like! See you tonight!!! Want to email us? letters at paperkeg dot com!!

012 | Dead Cat

My wife and I talk tech news. Spoiler: she knows nothing about tech news.

Amanda and Matt talk about how she “accidentally” broke her Moto X screen, Apple unveiling the iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and going off the grid. We also talked about moving back to Dropbox, celeb nudes, iPod Classic, Windows Phone, and your letters.

Hosted by: @slim & @niminity

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

Links: Download MP3iTunesRSS

168 | Swamp Thing (New 52)

Let’s dream of the Green together, shan’t we? We’re going full feldged book club episode this time around with the first trade of Swamp Thing from the New 52. New reader friendly, new listener friendly, and pretty horrifying in general.

  • (04:45) - “It’s already leaving my back end.”
  • (06:00) - Old PK episodes that happened without Dale
  • (08:50) - Swamp Thing: Raise Them
  • (32:16) - Letters: all-ages comics suggestions, Tom Cruise movie podcast, “Bare Shoob.”

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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

Links: Download MP3iTunesYouTubeRSS

168 Book Club Announcement = Swamp Thing: Raise Them Bones
If you thought Black Kiss a subject too taboo for Paperkeg, wait until they read a New 52 book ON PURPOSE.
“In the 40-years since its debut, Swamp Thing has been graced with some of the best writers in comics from Len Wein to Alan Moore and now, as part of the DC Comics—The New 52, ‘American Vampire’ scribe Scott Snyder brings his talents to an all new Swamp Thing series set in the DC Universe.
Following the events of ‘Brightest Day,’ Alec Holland has his life back…but the “Green” has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!”
The road to Baltimore leads through the Louisiana Swamps! That’s right folks, one more show to record before the Pk3 hits 95 South for Charm City. That is why this episode is solely going to be a book club episode. We recorded last show 48 hours ago and we have a lot of stuff to do before heading to Baltimore, so no round table this week - Please DON’T read into this! This was Dale’s idea, even, and he WANTS to keep the roundtable segment! We just need to spend some time with family, etc, before we go off on our own for 3 days doing Jiminy knows what for the weekend I mean Baltimore Comic-Con.
On top of that, we record TONIGHT folks. YES. Let’s get it out of the way. Spend time with family. Pack. Laundry. Diablo 3 on consoles. Want to write us a letter? You’ve got a few hours - letters at paperkeg dot com! Stay tuned to the social media for a link to our LIVE youtube broadcast TONIGHT! 
We’ll see you on the other side (Jonesy does not think we’ll live to see Saturday night).

168 Book Club Announcement = Swamp Thing: Raise Them Bones

If you thought Black Kiss a subject too taboo for Paperkeg, wait until they read a New 52 book ON PURPOSE.

In the 40-years since its debut, Swamp Thing has been graced with some of the best writers in comics from Len Wein to Alan Moore and now, as part of the DC Comics—The New 52, ‘American Vampire’ scribe Scott Snyder brings his talents to an all new Swamp Thing series set in the DC Universe.

Following the events of ‘Brightest Day,’ Alec Holland has his life back…but the “Green” has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!”

The road to Baltimore leads through the Louisiana Swamps! That’s right folks, one more show to record before the Pk3 hits 95 South for Charm City. That is why this episode is solely going to be a book club episode. We recorded last show 48 hours ago and we have a lot of stuff to do before heading to Baltimore, so no round table this week - Please DON’T read into this! This was Dale’s idea, even, and he WANTS to keep the roundtable segment! We just need to spend some time with family, etc, before we go off on our own for 3 days doing Jiminy knows what for the weekend I mean Baltimore Comic-Con.

On top of that, we record TONIGHT folks. YES. Let’s get it out of the way. Spend time with family. Pack. Laundry. Diablo 3 on consoles. Want to write us a letter? You’ve got a few hours - letters at paperkeg dot com! Stay tuned to the social media for a link to our LIVE youtube broadcast TONIGHT! 

We’ll see you on the other side (Jonesy does not think we’ll live to see Saturday night).

167 | Black Kiss

Howard Chaykin broke barriers in the 1980s with his adult themed Black Kiss. We also broke barriers when we talked about Black Kiss II some time ago. There are no barriers left as we discuss Black Kiss for the…last time?

By @dale_a@slim, and @JonesyLovesBeer

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

Links: Download MP3iTunesYouTubeRSS

#167 PAPERKEG NIGHTS™ ANNOUNCEMENT = BLACK KISS
Right, we did Black Kiss II already in Pk Nights™ #089 you’re thinking. Yea, but we never did the ORIGINAL, we’d reply!
"Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss is hardboiled, erotic tour-de-force now available from Dynamite Comics! Originally published in 1988 Black Kiss became one of the most controversial North American comics of the late 1980s, with living legend Howard Chaykin amping up the sex and violence to levels never seen before - and still shocking and titillating today! Featuring all 12 issues of the series, overseen by Chaykin and remastered for today’s discerning comic book consumer!"
AN EROTIC TOUR-DE-FORCE. HARDBOILED. If you looked up Paperkeg Nights™ in the dictionary THAT EXACT wordage would be used for the definition. This book was MADE for reading at night. When inhibitions are let down. When anything can happen. After the sun goes down…
Also, frankly, look - we are grown men. We KNOW there is plenty more erotic tour-de-forces to be read for Pk Nights™ but maybe YOU try looking for them. What are we going to do? Google ideas and set off every Net Nanny between here and some far off datacenter routing our IP traffic? No way! We KNOW Black Kiss is there, easily attainable. We’d have SWAT kicking down our doors if we started to scratch more than the surface of the genre. MAYBE Dale will hop on in incognito mode in the middle of some public library to do further research for our next Nightsssssss broadcast. Maybe lol who knows. 
We are not quite sure when this will be recorded, so you will just have to trust us ok? We have chock-full of weekend planned, with a few snags here and there but trust in us. You will want to tune in. Just stay tuned to our social media channels for the latest on when this could be going down, including the LIVE link to our YouTube broadcast!

#167 PAPERKEG NIGHTS™ ANNOUNCEMENT = BLACK KISS

Right, we did Black Kiss II already in Pk Nights™ #089 you’re thinking. Yea, but we never did the ORIGINAL, we’d reply!

"Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss is hardboiled, erotic tour-de-force now available from Dynamite Comics! Originally published in 1988 Black Kiss became one of the most controversial North American comics of the late 1980s, with living legend Howard Chaykin amping up the sex and violence to levels never seen before - and still shocking and titillating today! Featuring all 12 issues of the series, overseen by Chaykin and remastered for today’s discerning comic book consumer!"

AN EROTIC TOUR-DE-FORCE. HARDBOILED. If you looked up Paperkeg Nights™ in the dictionary THAT EXACT wordage would be used for the definition. This book was MADE for reading at night. When inhibitions are let down. When anything can happen. After the sun goes down…

Also, frankly, look - we are grown men. We KNOW there is plenty more erotic tour-de-forces to be read for Pk Nights™ but maybe YOU try looking for them. What are we going to do? Google ideas and set off every Net Nanny between here and some far off datacenter routing our IP traffic? No way! We KNOW Black Kiss is there, easily attainable. We’d have SWAT kicking down our doors if we started to scratch more than the surface of the genre. MAYBE Dale will hop on in incognito mode in the middle of some public library to do further research for our next Nightsssssss broadcast. Maybe lol who knows. 

We are not quite sure when this will be recorded, so you will just have to trust us ok? We have chock-full of weekend planned, with a few snags here and there but trust in us. You will want to tune in. Just stay tuned to our social media channels for the latest on when this could be going down, including the LIVE link to our YouTube broadcast!

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.

Like what you hear? Review Bookjug in iTunes! It helps spread the word about the show!

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

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

Links: Download MP3iTunesYouTubeRSS

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!