To quote Sinbad in his Always Sunny cameo, "Unleash the fury! Get his shoe! Beat his testicles!"

To quote Sinbad in his Always Sunny cameo, “Unleash the fury! Get his shoe! Beat his testicles!

We start off with talk about my comic, The Spookies, and my (very, very unsuccessful) attempts to sell it to the hipster crowd at Bethesda’s Small Press Expo. The talk quickly turns to Vikings star running back and NFL darling Adrian Peterson getting arrested over the weekend for felony child abuse, with word getting out that his six-year-old son had marks to his buttocks and testicles from a switch. Man, that’s Biblical. We get into what the NFL needs to do and if, given what’s going on with Ray Rice and Mr. Peterson, Ike Turner might have had untapped, Jim Brown-like talent at the RB position given his propensity for knocking Tina’s tits off, on the latest Papa’s Basement. Like and share on all of your social media to look cool (kinda).

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60 years ago, threatening to pull a Ray Rice was high comedy.

60 years ago, threatening to pull a Ray Rice was high comedy.

I like to keep my episode titles understated. Months ago, (former) Ravens running back Ray Rice landed a laughable two-game suspension when video of him dragging his fiancee’s unconscious body out of a casino elevator emerged. Well, yesterday, the other shoe fell, and TMZ obtained video from within the elevator of the knockout blow itself. (I am too lazy to find the video and link to it, but your reaction will be along these lines.)

My comic, The Spookies, was also on display at the Baltimore Comic Con this year, and we cover what it’s like living in a world where nerdy chicks that dress in next to nothing as video game characters are now celebrated and not instead invited to pig parties or tricked into thinking they’re the prom queen only to get drenched in blood.

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THE FAPPENING — Papa’s Basement #414

by John Papa on September 4, 2014

I'd post an actual celebrity leaked nude from The Fappening, but I enjoy not being sued, so here's a photo of what most of the world's male population looked like 12 hours after the occurrence.

I’d post an actual celebrity leaked nude from The Fappening, but I enjoy not being sued, so here’s a photo of what most of the world’s male population looked like 12 hours after the occurrence.

Where were you when The Fappening occurred? In the late hours of August 31st, 2014, word spread like wildfire that hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence had surfaced. And photos of Kate Upton. And Aubrey Plaza. An entire generation of stars was suddenly naked and online. And, while I’m sure most of us don’t condone the gross invasion of privacy, most of us made like Homer when confronted with a jackknifed sugar truck and took what we could while we could. I talk about the ethics of The Fappening, what makes it such a unique event, and also cover the trip I took with the girlfriend last week to Denver and Las Vegas. At least the girlfriend I had before posting an episode dedicated to hacked nude celebrity photos.

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VIDEO — Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #2

by John Papa on August 25, 2014

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The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #2

by John Papa on August 25, 2014

Lisa Robertson, the leathery cougar goddess of QVC.

Lisa Robertson, the leathery cougar goddess of QVC.

(You can watch video of this episode’s filming by clicking here.)

QVC is an evil, addictive vampire preying upon elderly women. I crap all over it as well as the Nick Cannon – Mariah Carey split and my recent dealings with Verizon Wireless on the latest Papageorgiou Family Roundtable.

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I'm not one to deal in stereotypes, but if a man with a heavily tattooed neck who's trained to beat other human beings to a bloody pulp isn't safe for a girl to date, then, really, who is?

I’m not one to deal in stereotypes, but if a man with a heavily tattooed neck who’s trained to beat other human beings to a bloody pulp isn’t safe for a girl to date, then, really, who is?

No, porn star Christy Mack wasn’t re-beaten by her MMA juicehead ex-boyfriend War Machine: It’s just that, between the death of Robin Williams and the episode I did with my family, I didn’t get to post this episode for a while. I mean, it’s still a good episode even if old, but it’s kinda like hearing Cronkite cover the Kennedy assassination minus the historical significance or talent behind the mic. We also get into the death of Kevin Ward, Jr., at the hands of Tony Stewart on the track. Like I said…oldie but goodie.

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VIDEO–The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #1

by John Papa on August 18, 2014


If you’re too lazy to download a podcast, you can watch the recording of The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #1 in action here. Enjoy!

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The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #1

by John Papa on August 18, 2014

papageorgiou family roundtable

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Hi all. Longtime listeners to Papa’s Basement have heard both my mom and brother on the air and, for a while now, people have asked, “Why not make a show of just your family?” Well, I did exactly that. We talked a bunch of current events, ranging from Ferguson to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Lauren Bacall’s death to Zelda Williams leaving social media after being harassed about her dead dad Robin. I hope you enjoy it and tell your friends about it if you do. I’m still doing the regular Papa’s Basement show twice a week, I just felt like putting this out there as well.

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"Draw me like one of your French girls."

“Draw me like one of your French girls.”

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The suicide of Robin Williams had the Internet abuzz with an outpouring of emotion and grief. We get into whether it’s genuine emotion or the standard, maudlin, overblown response that everyone is free to offer in the online age when appearing grief-stricken is a mere click away. I also discuss my own darker demons and offer my own advice to anyone going through the issues that Mr. Williams did.

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It can't be racist if it's a filthy Argentinian and witch-nosed Romanian telling you what neighborhoods to avoid.

It can’t be racist if it’s a filthy Argentinian and witch-nosed Romanian telling you what neighborhoods to avoid.

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After warning you why you should never, ever eat Costco’s “All-American Chocolate Cake” (hint: it comes out the same it went in), we discuss the Sketch Factor app, which has been labeled by some as racist for telling you what neighborhoods to avoid based upon crime statistics. Can statistics be racist? I dunno. If it’s a flow chart keeping track of the different slants to the eyes of East-Asians, maybe. We also get into Joan Rivers coming under fire for her recent comments about Israel and Gaza and, in general, the fact that society is becoming really, really falsely sensitive.

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