Jon and Cody discuss their Independence Day weekend, complete with illegal fireworks displays, The Book of Mormon, and the Guns N’ Roses “Not in This Lifetime…” tour. Plus, hear about a bizarre Anime called Belladonna of Sadness and a check-in with Summer Games Done Quick 2016.

Show Notes:

  • Following a raucous Independence Day weekend, Jon and Cody reflect on their feelings about fireworks, which are strangely similar despite Jon being a cranky old man at this point in his life
  • Life Stuff
    • Cody saw The Book of Mormon in Chicago, and it was worth every penny
    • Cody also saw Guns N’ Roses perform at Soldier field on both Friday, July 1, and Sunday, July 3
  • Oddities
    • Cody discusses Belladonna of Sadness, an obscure 1973 Anime with a highly sexual plot that he saw at the very hipster Music Box Theatre in Chicago
    • Jon discusses Summer Games Done Quick, a charity speedrunning marathon taking place July 3-9, 2016
  • Cody will be attending Podcast Movement Chicago 2016, so keep an eye out for him!
  • Cody will also be co-hosting an upcoming episode of Game/Life Balance Australia, so be sure to follow that show for updates!
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  • Podcast theme song intro/outro credit: ‘Subterranean Kamikaze‘ by Sixto Sounds,zircon, via OverClocked ReMix (
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