Useless Drivel – The Book of Future Past

Magneto Useless DrivelWhat happens when you put two out-of-shape nerds behind some microphones and give them access to the internet?  Magic.  Magic and deep-seated homoerotic sexual tension, but mostly magic.  Join Robert and Matt this week as they talk about movies, books, theater, and delicious cake!  From mutants and Mormons to emo elves and LARPing, this week’s episode has got a little bit of everything for a whole lot of no one.  Brought to you fact-check free courtesy of inherent laziness, it’s a new episode of Useless Drivel, a podcast without a point!

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Episode 35 – Geek Sub-Cultures

Geeks, Nerds, Dorks, and Dweebs of the world, unite!  Too long have we stood in the shadows of the Jocks and Norm-ies!  Too often have the “Popular” cast us aside!  Now is our time to look beyond our differences and show the world what we’re made of!  Join us this week as we discuss the many layers of Geek subculture.  We peel back the skin of the Funyun and look at the subcultures within the subculture, from Gamers and Cosplayers to Trekkies and Furries.  So, make sure your Battlebot is charged up, strap on your foam sword, and get your character sheets in order because it’s about to get meta up in here on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage… Oh, and roll initiative!

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The Intern Comes Clean

Jared’s the Intern, which means he’s really good at coming up with unnecessarily complicated solutions to easy problems. He idolizes Ramses, worships Karen, owes a life debt to Matt, and is in a perpetual blood feud with Robert. To assault him with words, you can reach him at jaredlightle@gmail.com or Tweet him @HealthyLumbrjck.

I have a confession to make. I’ve hidden a part of my past for too long.

I used to fight in the park with foam swords.

While I'm not actually in this picture, rest assured I would have whipped all their asses

Yes, friends, it’s true. And I’m ashamed for having kept this from you. If it were not for the recent Podcast regarding Geek Shame, I fear I wouldn’t have had the courage to step forward.

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