Week of: Feb 27 – Mar 5, 2012

MegaCon 2012: Orlando, Florida

Recently I attended my very first comic book convention, replete with costume play (“cosplay”), panels and a packed convention floor filled with all kinds of geeky goodies.

Joining me to discuss MegaCon – which was held in Orlando – is Vanessa G from Girls-Gone-Geek.com, who also attended and would never miss the opportunity to discuss my experience as a comic convention virgin!

This week’s show is heavily “geek fueled”, as we talk about the many costumes we saw, our favorite panels and what was discussed, the books we are reading and anything else MegaCon related. :)

You can also check out my write-up on the convention, including many of the pictures that I took during the highlyentertaining show.

It’s always a blast to have Vanessa on the show, and please be sure to check out their awesome website!

As always, enjoy the show!

stimulatedboredom.com | facebook.com/stimulatedboredom 

Direct download: Feb27.MegaCon_2012.mp3
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Week of: Feb 13 – Feb 20, 2012

The GOP primaries begin to heat-up as Rick Santorum sweeps in a surprising 3-State victory and talk of a possible brokered convention (although still unlikely) takes on a more serious tone. Nothing says “lack of vision and focus” like having a different candidate win each primary. ;)

This week I also discuss much of the news over the past week, including President Obama’s misinformed and mistaken mandate that all religious organizations must make contraception available / accessible within their employees’ healthcare plan.

I disagree with any religious organization (Christian or otherwise) imposing it’s beliefs on government, as much as I am opposed to the government telling religious organizations (in this case, the Catholic Church) that they have to cover contraceptives for their employees.

Although the current argument is being politically spun (it is still an election year) to sound like the Church has to offer their congregations birth control pills during communion, when in reality it is geared towards other church-run organizations (like hospitals) and charities that employ many people who may not subscribe to a particular denomination’s dogma. So, I take a little time to fill in the blanks on this issue, as well as an update that the policy has recently – and already – been amended.

Despite my firm opposition to the original mandate, I do find it ADORABLE how the same people who are decrying government meddling in religion, are the same folks who advocate school prayer & teaching creationism in public schools, wanting to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and putting the Ten Commandments in Federal courthouses. But I digress…

Beyond that, I spend the majority of the program discussing the recent primary shake-up – including helping listeners to understand what a brokered convention is – and more predictions and speculation about how I see things developing during the nomination process and heading into the general election.

As always, enjoy the show!

stimulatedboredom.com | facebook.com/stimulatedboredom

Direct download: Feb13.Brokeredback_Mountain.mp3
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