Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Ragey Red Wayne Train!

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  • Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  • Amazing Spider-man Annual #1
  • Spider-Verse: Spider-verse Team-up #2 and Amazing Spider-Man #11
  • Spider-Man and the X-Men #1
  • Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
  • Suicide Squad movie cast
  • Dark Knight 3 by Scott Snyder and Frank Miller
  • DC Movie Poster Variants
  • Earth 2: World’s End #10
  • Green Lantern Corps #37
  • Bitch Planet #1
  • The Valiant #1

The Reign of Ironclaw is OVER! Check out Knights of Reignsborough Season 3! We’d love to hear from you! We’re busily preparing for the Season 3 Feedback Show. So, give us a call at and share your comments, questions, and suggestions. If we use your voicemail in the show, you’ll win an Ideology of Madness SurPrize!

Our new vlog, Beer. Run. Geek. has begun! Paul travels breweries and does craft beer reviews, as well as delves into his running training and, of course, talks about great geeky things! If you’re curious about getting into running, or dig beer, this is definitely worth checking out. Watch it now!


 

Two of your hosts, Tim and Wayne are featured in the new anthology Sojourn 2! It’s available in ebook and paper copy from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s 32 different winter themed stories in one book, perfect for Christmas.

http://www.sojournanthology.com/index.php/volume-two

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IoM Actual Play: And a Little Child Shall Eat Them 2014

littlechild_ftc2014.fwIn a bit of a departure from prior recordings, AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL EAT THEM 2014 is set entirely on the night children the world over turned on their parents, devouring their nurturers.

They are predators our children. Cunning. Deadly.

Which makes this year’s setting, a church youth group lock-in, a whole lot of fun.

This recording of AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL EAT THEM is the seventh installment of the game in the original setting played annually at Fear the Con using the All Flesh Must Be Eaten/Unisystem rules.

Your game master is Aron from FUNNYBOOKS WITH ARON AND PAULIE

You can listen to prior year recordings here:

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Resolutions: Run a 5K

The new Vlog, Beer. Run Geek. here on Ideology of Madness gave me the idea for this post. If you haven’t taken the time to give it watch, click on the link in the sidebar for our YouTube channel and give it a watch.

Christmas is just around the corner. After that we will run head long into the new year. With the new year come the ubiquitous new year’s resolutions. One of the these resolutions tends to be run a 5K race some time during the year. It is seen as a way of starting to get exercise without having to invest a lot of money in a gym or equipment.

I am a runner myself and thought I would give some advice for those contemplating this resolution for the turn of the new year.

My first piece of advice is don’t make it a resolution. I know, this is just crazy talk! This what you do on New Year’s Eve, make resolutions. My point is that resolutions have this way getting broken. Instead, I am going to say you should set a goal. A goal is something that one strives to achieve and can set up tasks that get them closer and closer to making happen. It is just the change of a word, but when what you are trying to accomplish can seem so difficult you need every advantage you can get.

The is leads easily into my second piece of advice which is, plan. You aren’t going to be able to just head out on the Valentine’s day 5K so quickly after setting this goal. You need to set a reasonable time frame for when you want to run your first race. After picking a date, then you have to find a race that falls within your chosen time period and supports a charity with which you are comfortable.

You’ve set your goal and you’ve created a plan. Now, you’ve got to train. This is both the easiest part and the hardest. It is the easiest because there are a ton of apps available to help you train that are either free or just a few dollars. I used the Zombies! Run! 5K training app as I enjoy the story line and found that it made the process of training fun. Training is the hardest part because this is something you have not done before and the first few times are going to rough. You are going to have to put in the effort in the beginning to just make it through the first through training sessions. IF you do, things will get easier.

As you begin your training regime, I you should take a trip to your local running store. You are going to do this so that you can tell them that you are training for your first 5K and need a good pair of running shoes. They will then size your foot and put you on a treadmill to analyze your gait. they will then explain the type of shoe that will help you prevent injuries. They will help you find something within your budget to make this happen and point you to local groups that are training for the same thing. This gives you people to share the experience with as well as ensuring you don;t hurt yourself in the process.

A final bit of advice, fuck the time clock. I know, It is a race but trust me. Fuck the time clock. This is your first run. If you go into it worry about your time, you are going waste energy that is better spent on running. If you don’t worry about the clock and just focus on finishing the race, you will most likely be happy with your first race time.

Get out there and set your new year’s goal as a 5K race. Get out there and run!

Three Beers and a Scotch: 2014 Christmas Music Spectacular

3B1S10.fwIt’s that time of year again where Mark and Aron get hammered while enjoying the sounds of the holidays!  Because it takes time to listen to six yuletide holiday hits, we added an extra beer and scotch to the show.  Plus, Aron shares more about his membership in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society!  Pour yourself something and listen along!

The Beer!

The Scotch!

  • The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s 3.194 Surf and Turf BBQ
  • Dark Origins by Highland Park

We’ve refreshed the feed to include the prior two 3B1S Christmas shows.  So, check ‘em out!

Continue the discussion!  Leave us a comment in the talk-back section below.  Follow Three Beers and a Scotch on TwitterMark and Aron, too!  Give us a call at 972-763-5903 and share your thoughts. If we use your voicemail, you’ll win an Ideology of Madness SurPrize.

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Three Beers and a Scotch: Christmas Music Spectacular 2013

3beersandscotch_xmas2013.fwIt’s beginning to look a lot like Scotchmas!  And Beermas, too, I guess.

For our third year of Christmas music goodness, Aron and Mark share a few songs we’re particularly enjoying while also sharing thoughts on a few bottles of beer and a fine dram scotch whisky all the while sharing Christmas stories.

The Beers:

The Scotch:

  • Old Pulteney’s Limited Edition WK209

The Music:

Podcaster’s note: Part of the recording was lost featuring the Scotch commentary.  We will revisit this fine scotch on our next episode of 3B1S because it DEMANDS commentary.

Check out last year’s Christmas Music Spectacular and the one that started it all!

Continue the discussion!  Leave us a comment in the talk-back section below.  Follow Three Beers and a Scotch on TwitterMark and Aron, too!  Give us a call at 972-763-5903 and leave us your thoughts. If we use your voicemail, you’ll win an Ideology of Madness SurPrize.

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Three Beers and a Scotch: Christmas Spectacular!

Mark and Aron attack the holidays once again with six of their favorite holiday songs.  Joining Mark and Aron this month is Gary.  You might recognize him as the voice of the 3B1S end credits as well as a number of contributions to various other Ideology of Madness audio projects.

Continue the discussion!  Leave us a comment in the talk-back section below.  Follow Three Beers and a Scotch on TwitterMark and Aron, too!  Give us a call at 972-763-5903 and leave us your thoughts. If we use your voicemail, you’ll win an Ideology of Madness SurPrize.

 

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Ideology of Madness inspired gifts

There are only sixteen more shopping days until Christmas!

Muppet flail!

No reason to panic, you’ve got this. On the off chance that my last post didn’t give you enough ideas for what to get the geeky people on your list, I thought I would come back and share a few more gift ideas based around things found here on Ideology of Madness.

You may have noticed that we now have a video cast, Beer Run Geek, that showcases Paul’s journey to running a half marathon as well as sharing his love of craft beers and other geeky things. Being a runner myself, I am enjoying the show and it brought to mind an excellent gift idea for runners or fitness people that may be on your list. Most runners like to listen to something when they are running. The downside is that you have the wires running from your device your head. This means you may be getting caught up in the headphone wires, getting them caught on things or having to run them under your shirt to keep them out of the way. None of these are ideal. The answer, Jam Transit Buds. These are wireless headphones that utilize bluetooth technology to connect your device and the headphones. I’ve used several different brands of wireless headphones and have to say that these are the best all around. You can find the on Amazon for about $31. Their sound quality is excellent and they stand up to sweat and the rough use that happens while exercising.

Actual plays from the members of Funnybooks are also another mainstay here at Ideology of Madness. We have a multitude of Reignsborough shows that feature the Savage World Role Playing Game and several games using the Atomic Robo from Evil Hat. Both are excellent ideas for the gamers on your list. Savage Worlds is a rules lite system that is easy to learn and simple to master. Despite this simplicity it is able to handle a variety of genres with ease. The list of settings for this system is long and all are pretty easy on the wallet. The deluxe explorer’s edition is available on Amazon for under $10. A good game at a great price. Atomic Robo is a game that combines the Fate core rules with the setting from the Atomic Robo comic. It provides a presentation of the Fate Core rules that allows you begin play with quickly or to dive deeper into the system to explore it’s nuances. It does an excellent job of capturing the feel of Atomic Robo comic and makes you feel like you are an Action Scientist! It also is an excellent resource for the comic if you aren’t a large fan of role playing games. The book and PDF deal is only $35 which makes another gift that is easy on the wallet as well.

So what are you waiting for, Christmas will be here in no time! get out there and finish your shopping!

Geeky Gift Ideas

The holiday season is upon us!

The time for the giving of gifts and the airing of grievances is here!

since you have the entire internet upon which you may air your grievances, I will refrain from providing advice and wish you good fortune in that pursuit.

If you are like me, always needing ideas for gifts for those geeky friends of yours, then I am here with a few ideas to help you out.

Are your friends table top role players?

You may have heard of this thing called Dungeons and Dragons. It has a new edition out at the moment. The Players Handbook was released over the summer and the last of the core rule books will hit shelves on December 9th. If they have not already purchased it, the players hand book is a wonderful idea. It takes an iconic game and gives you a much simpler version than what was present in the 4th edition. The art is gorgeous, the text is well written, and the layout is joy to behold. You can easily find a copy at your friendly local game store or find a copy on Amazon.

If the price point on the 5th Edition, is a little bit outside of your price range, I would suggest Fate Core from Evil Hat a look. It is the newest edition of the Fate system which is found in games such as Spirit of the Century and The Dresden Files. The game has a much more narrative bent with rules that are flexible enough to allow you to emulate a variety of genres without being bogged down in the minutia of rules. I really enjoy how the fate point economy allows failure and complications to allow characters to be bad-ass later in the game. You can pick up the book and pdf combo from the Evil Hat store for just $25. Not to shabby.

Are your friends comic readers?

Allow me to suggest that you introduce them to East of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta. This is a story about the end times in a world where the civil War and the world were altered by the crash of a comet. The end of times are upon the world and Death is the only one that can save humanity now. The art is beautiful and the story is weird and compelling. You have three of the four horsemen of apocalypse return as children and Death is searching for something. It is beguiling melange of civil war imagery, cyberpunk style, and funky spirituality that is easy to sink your teeth into. The first trade paperback is easily priced at $9.99.

If their tastes are more in the vein of super heroes, then allow me to recommend Forever Evil from DC comics. I know, something from the big two, how gauche! The thing is though, the story is really good! You get to see the New 52 go through a conflict where the heroes are missing and the villains are struggling to save the world. The different intros from Lex Luthor’s perspective are well worth the price of admission and the new Bizzaro is endearing and heart-wrenching. The hard back clocks in at $16 which is a great price for a gorgeous hardcover book.

Beer. Run Geek. Episode 2: So So So…

Hey everyone! Welcome to the second episode of “Beer. Run. Geek” In this episode, we’re back in Hampton Roads, VA, and discuss:

  • Hoka One One Running shoes: www.hokaoneone.com
  • Back Bay Brewing Company: www.backbaybrewingco.com
  • J&A Racing: www.jandaracing.com
  • Harbor Lights Half Marathon and 5k: www.harborlightshalf.com
  • Turkey Trot: www.tidewaterstriders.com
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser: trailers.apple.com/

We also preview our sister podcast, 3 Beers and a Scotch, found here at www.ideologyofmadness.com!

Follow us online at ideologyofmadness.com, and on Twitter @BeerRunGeek!

Have feedback and suggestions for future episodes? BeerRunGeek@outlook.com

Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: 2 Legit 2 Quit!

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  • Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailers
  • Superman #36
  • Red Lanterns #36
  • Logan Legacy #5
  • New Avengers #27
  • Scarlet Spiders #1
  • Spider-Man 2099 #6
  • Cyclops #7
  • Rasputin #2
  • Lazarus #13
  • Our Christmas List ideas for the geek in our life!
  • The Flash/Arrow Crossover

The Reign of Ironclaw is OVER! Check out Knights of Reignsborough Season 3! We’d love to hear from you! We’re busily preparing for the Season 3 Feedback Show. So, give us a call at 972-763-5903 and share your comments, questions, and suggestions. If we use your voicemail in the show, you’ll win an Ideology of Madness SurPrize!

Our new vlog, Beer. Run. Geek. has begun! Paul travels breweries and does craft beer reviews, as well as delves into his running training and, of course, talks about great geeky things! If you’re curious about getting into running, or dig beer, this is definitely worth checking out. Watch it now!

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