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Episode 113 – ConfoundNation

Join us for a funtastic podcast today as Bobby and Jordan engage in what can only be described as infotainment. This happy-go-lucky episode will surely nonplus someone.

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Congratulations Story Contest Winnner Pepé!

Bobby has decided on a title for Pepe’s story/script: Painted Evidence

Referenced in the Podcast

33 … Jared came forth with his brother and their families, with some others and their families, from the great tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, and swore in his wrath that they should be scattered upon all the face of the earth; and according to the word of the Lord the people were scattered.

34 And the brother of Jared being a large and mighty man, and a man highly favored of the Lord, Jared, his brother, said unto him: Cry unto the Lord, that he will not confound us that we may not understand our words.

35 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, and the Lord had compassion upon Jared; therefore he did not confound the language of Jared; and Jared and his brother were not confounded.

36 Then Jared said unto his brother: Cry again unto the Lord, and it may be that he will turn away his anger from them who are our friends, that he confound not their language.

37 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, and the Lord had compassion upon their friends and their families also, that they were not confounded.

38 And it came to pass that Jared spake again unto his brother, saying: Go and inquire of the Lord whether he will drive us out of the land, and if he will drive us out of the land, cry unto him whither we shall go. And who knoweth but the Lord will carry us forth into a land which is choice above all the earth? And if it so be, let us be faithful unto the Lord, that we may receive it for our inheritance.

39 And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord according to that which had been spoken by the mouth of Jared.

40 And it came to pass that the Lord did hear the brother of Jared, and had compassion upon him, and said unto him:

41 Go to and gather together thy flocks, both male and female, of every kind; and also of the seed of the earth of every kind; and thy families; and also Jared thy brother and his family; and also thy friends and their families, and the friends of Jared and their families.

42 And when thou hast done this thou shalt go at the head of them down into the valley which is northward. And there will I meet thee, and I will go before thee into a land which is choice above all the lands of the earth.

43 And there will I bless thee and thy seed, and raise up unto me of thy seed, and of the seed of thy brother, and they who shall go with thee, a great nation. And there shall be none greater than the nation which I will raise up unto me of thy seed, upon all the face of the earth. And thus I will do unto thee because this long time ye have cried unto me.

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  1. Mrs T
    Mrs T February 8, 2023

    I would like to hear more of your thoughts on what it means to be highly favored of the Lord, why it seemed that Jared thought his brother’s prayers would be more efficacious than his own, and what implications that may have for us in our own lives.

  2. Pepe Le Pew
    Pepe Le Pew February 9, 2023

    Gents!! You did exactly what the story was meant for…. find entertainment value (which you did), enhance the plot (which you did), and categorize it as a romance thriller (which you did with Jordan’s alternative ending). I just had the skeleton plot idea. I need meat on the bones (wittier smart and funny dialog, more characters, create the world of MexiCAMerica, etc.). You were into something trying to make it better!! My job was to bring the idea to life and have others do what they do best…carry it to the finish line. Hey, I’m a businessman in Hollywood 😉 I have two great and fun actors which will guarantee more tickets sold at the box office or views on a top streaming platform (I have to make sure that the script is difficult to turn down, so I need help $$$$$). I have seen Sicario. However, the idea of sealed body bags was mainly to avoid the stench of decaying human bodies which could have been an instant red flag for anyone who stepped in the house.. Too soon for the movie to end. I could have done human bones but that meant that the disappearances would have happened too long ago. I wanted it to be fresh as to intensify the hunt. I enjoyed how you read it. I was entertained! To quote Maximus Decimus Meridius…Are you not entertained? 🙂
    I was!!

  3. I play the radio
    I play the radio February 9, 2023

    “Professionally offended”
    “We’ve seen Steven Segal movies with better plots than this”

    …AI – Algorithm plus Internet

  4. Dmitri
    Dmitri February 9, 2023

    Comrade Jordan. I’m wondering whether I serendipitously listen to all of the episodes during which my name is mentioned, or how often I’ve missed the call to respond.

    Yes, Oingo Boingo…a new-wave-alternative-rock band. I’ve seen them in concert–they were even better live than in the studio. A faster and more aggressive style. I don’t fault you for not knowing Danny Elfman as their lead singer. You more than made up for that omission by your segue of “Dead Man’s Party” lyrics into Bobby’s dream.

    On the topic of music, I picked up on your allusion to Rage Against the Machine’s “Testify”: “Who controls the past (now), controls the future. Who controls the present (now), controls the past.” That might make a good premise for a book, after you complete your movie idea.

    Watch out for nearly 100 more balloons, as Nena warned us in her lyrics, nearly 40 years ago.

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