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Remember when we only had small, frivolous problems? Join best buds Patrick Brennan and James Lynch as they spend 20 minutes every Wednesday on the little grievances they'd prefer to air rather than solve. Send us your vexations @goodvexations on twitter or to goodvexations@gmail.com "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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Remember when we only had small, frivolous problems? Join best buds Patrick Brennan and James Lynch as they spend 20 minutes every Wednesday on the little grievances they'd prefer to air rather than solve. Send us your vexations @goodvexations on twitter or to goodvexations@gmail.com "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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Episodes

Ep.23 Todd Howard Sold My Mom Skyrim

4/1/2020
Pat's mom bought a switch and played 200 hours of Skyrim. James and Pat needed to know more and accidentally wound up with an episodes worth of content. Proof: https://twitter.com/PatjBrennan/status/1241873971210883072?s=20

Duration:00:26:22

Ep.22 The Crown You Do Not Wear

3/25/2020
We're back! James would like you to know about his very big head and the problems that one size fit all thinking causes him. Links: Unraveled Sonic Episode: https://bit.ly/3bnCy8T James with Big Hair: https://bit.ly/2vICVf4 Animal Glue Pot: https://amzn.to/2y9cFeZ 99% Invisible: https://99percentinvisible.org/ Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Duration:00:27:11

EP.21 My Friends the McelBoys

4/10/2019
We got to meet people whose work we like at our conventions! Were we to wierd? Links: PAX East: http://east.paxsite.com/ Robert Wood: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/directory/rjwood Pat's Panel: http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/casting-without-components-rpg-rules-that-halt-the-story James' Presentation: https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR19/Session/V64.11 Roboism: https://www.relay.fm/roboism Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The...

Duration:00:29:10

Ep.20 The Lowest Level of Boat

3/27/2019
What is the value of a lifetime of service? Why isn't theatre full of campy sci fi? And what's the plot of the Cursed Child? Links: The Boat: http://www.eawardcenter.com/rb/0001038168/3en_US/8_172.htm NJ High School Production of Alien: https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/03/alien-the-play-at-nj-high-school-to-get-encore-shows-after-scary-good-show-gains-viral-fame.html The Cursed Child: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child Wolf 359: https://www.wolf359.fm/ Love...

Duration:00:35:36

EP.19 There Are No Trees On Flat Earth

3/6/2019
This week we are joined by inferior sibling and Chicago based artist Dan Lynch as we vex about weather reporters, conspiracy theories, and the lack of trees all around us. Wake up sheeple. Links: Dans Website: http://www.dplynch.com/ Concrete Brooch: http://www.dplynch.com/thesis#/grout-brooch/ Chicago Ice Quake: https://abc7chicago.com/weather/what-is-an-ice-quake/5113172/ Bomb Cyclone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_cyclogenesis The Finland Conspiracy:...

Duration:00:40:09

EP.18 Bring Back Podracing

2/27/2019
Into the Spider-Verse was so good! So why do some people think animated films must be for kids? Does anyone else know who Harry and the Potters are? And who put time travel in Star Wars? Links: Harry and the Potters: http://harryandthepotters.com/ Into the Spider-Verse: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633694/ Adventure Time: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305826/ Ice Kings Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA2PsADo11E Steven Universe:...

Duration:00:34:32

EP.17 Sick Burns Rosie

2/20/2019
Why don't we have Rosie the Robot to make us pancakes? Join us as we talk with our friend Alisha Wilkerson about robots, sick burns, and looms? Links: Alisha Illustrates: https://www.alishaillustrates.net/ Status Report!: http://www.offcutgames.com/statusreport.html Laundry Folding Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsIZDwYT-As Pancake Bot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DApZgXapGr8 "Hover" Board: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwSwZ2Y0Ops Richard Browning Flight Suit:...

Duration:00:35:05

EP.16 The Case of the Co-opted Kale

2/13/2019
Someone is stealing James's Kale! This week's vexes include how to massage your kale, disrespecting community areas, and anarchist maker spaces. Links: James's Garden: https://twitter.com/GoodVexations/status/1095474107267858433 Massage Your Kale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzCwZVRoknE Joshua Tree: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/us/california-joshua-trees-cut-down-during-shutdown-trnd/index.html Noisebridge Maker Space: https://www.noisebridge.net/ Noisebridge buys a vacuum Feb...

Duration:00:35:24

Ep.15 Sons of Liberty Listserve

2/6/2019
Why do people keep emailing us at 3am? Get vexed with us as we are joined by our friend Ed Churchill to bemoan the loss of personal time in the internet age, throw out all our stuff, and get kidnapped by Scientologists. Links: Trogdor Board Game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1999933720/trogdor-the-board-game Strong Bads Email: http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Strong_Bad_Email Inbox Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9UjeTMb3Yk Kondo Container Surge:...

Duration:00:36:57

Ep.14 Press X to Batman

1/30/2019
James can't finish video games and it's got him vexed! Is he a poser? Join us as we ask why Valve wont make games, tell the tale of Shelob the big sexy spider, and once more let James ramble on about Celeste. Special credit to our friend John for this weeks title. Links: Games Leave Steam for Epic: http://bit.ly/2MGEE8E Valve Rates: https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/24/18196154/steam-developers-revenue-epic-games-store Bastion Soundtrack:...

Duration:00:35:13

Ep.13 Hey Google, No More

1/23/2019
Why did we install all these cameras in our house? Get vexed with us as we talk about smart devices, 1st generation technology, and Yankee swaps. Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Duration:00:28:38

Ep.12 Chasing the Greens Dragon

1/16/2019
Cooking instructions make meal prep seam harder than it is. Get vexed with us as we talk about Food YouTube, Ikea instructions, and edible cookie dough. Links: It's Alive with Brad: http://bit.ly/alivewithbrad Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: https://amzn.to/2FzjesF Zsolt Liber's Ikea Style Cook Book: http://bit.ly/2CsiItg Ikea Cooking Parchment: http://bit.ly/2SUq6or Facebook Study on Video Content: http://bit.ly/2Mgp43G Do: http://bit.ly/2ClPA77 Will it Sous-Vide:...

Duration:00:24:32

EP.11 Eating a Whole Pizza While Stephen Amell Flexes His Glorious Abs

1/9/2019
Exercise is hard and boring. Get vexed this week as we explore television fueled motivation, catch em' all, and generally display how many more squats we should be doing. Links: Monster of the Week: https://www.evilhat.com/home/monster-of-the-week/ Arrows (Stephen Amell) Abs: https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--3QADDGfM--/c_fill,f_auto,fl_progressive,g_center,h_675,q_80,w_1200/nh6lepibhzmqpi0ibcj7.gif Ingress: https://www.ingress.com/ Quiditch:...

Duration:00:25:28

EP.10 Mr. Mime Definitely, Definitely Murders

12/19/2018
Why is Gatekeeping a thing? Join us this week as struggle to stay on topic, talk about Super Smash Brothers too much, and contemplate if Mr. Mime is capable of murder. Links: Wavedash: https://www.ssbwiki.com/wavedash Sonic Poster: http://townsquare.media/site/442/files/2018/12/sonic-movie-poster-high-res.png?w=2400&h=3556&q=75 Detective Pikachu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1roy4o4tqQM Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC...

Duration:00:30:44

EP.9 Hypothetical Dumplings

12/12/2018
Step away from the big problems in your life and get hung up on the little ones with Pat & James who are just too busy this month, reminisce on a series of bad decisions, and recall the Pinata Incident. Links: Mechatronics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechatronics Tunnel Vision: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_vision Board Games: http://www.offcutgames.com/ Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Duration:00:27:18

EP.8 Wizardly Intent

12/5/2018
Step away from the big problems in your life and get hung up on the little ones with Pat & James as apps steal our data, AI run amok, and James visits the intentions of wizards. Links: Amazon Algorithms: https://goo.gl/GrRVVF Google Tracking: https://goo.gl/E8hCb2 Microsoft Twitter Bot: https://goo.gl/cMn3xz Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Duration:00:16:58

Ep.7 Taking a Milky Chance

11/28/2018
Step away from the big problems in your life and get hung up on the little ones with Pat & James as they are vexed by Milky Chance's "Stolen Dance," Sucker Punch, and Steven King. Links: Stolen Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX-QaNzd-0Y Sucker Punch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucker_Punch_(2011_film) IT (NSFW): https://themuse.jezebel.com/about-the-gross-child-sex-scene-in-it-that-didnt-make-i-1802676064 The Dark Tower: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series) 50...

Duration:00:16:01

Ep.6 Random Friend Requests

11/21/2018
Step away from the big problems in your life and get hung up on the little ones with Pat & James as they are vexed by people behaving socially on social media sites. Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The Taxpayers (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Duration:00:17:36

Ep.5 Not Getting Ready in Line

11/14/2018
Step away from the big problems in your life and get hung up on the little ones with Pat & James as they are vexed by people who aren't ready at airports, bemoan security theatre, and try to order avocado toast. Links: Mascot Video: https://goo.gl/YP91xU Half Dome Banner Stand: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8GMQVMfRQXfowmMU9 TSA Fails Test: https://goo.gl/N6XbQY TSA scanners and cancer: https://goo.gl/8GW6Xa Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is Awful" by The...

Duration:00:15:04

Ep.4 Just an Ice Coffee from Starbucks

11/7/2018
Step away from the big problems in your life and get hung up on the little ones with Pat & James as they try to order a simple ice coffee, rotate chickens, and discuss the robots taking our jobs. Links: A Slow Cup of Coffee: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4ToKT1DtZzNz8fVH9 Starbucks Reserve Roastery: https://goo.gl/jdt4CS Creator Burger: https://goo.gl/muHhmD Shaper CNC: https://goo.gl/QGshhC Star Trek: https://goo.gl/H7khFb Cover Illustration: Alisha Wilkerson Intro/Outro Music "Everything is...

Duration:00:20:02