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Jordan Morris on "How Did This Get Made?"

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Jordan Morris is the guest on this week's episode of "How Did This Get Made?" For those who haven't yet heard it, "How Did This Get Made?" is a weekly podcast featuring the skillful dissection of a bad film by hosts Paul Scheer (Human Giant), June Diane Raphael (Flight of the Conchords), and Jason Mantzoukas (The League). This week's target is Skyline starring Eric Balfour. This movie is available on Netflix Instant if you want to drink in its defects before you listen to the show.

Ted Danson is Sad.

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Mail Order Mysteries

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I contributed an afterword to this really cool book - Mail Order Mysteries. It's a great-looking collection of ads from old comics for things like Ray Gun plans and X-Ray Specs. Each is presented alongside the actual item you received if you ordered it. I'm guessing they asked me to write the afterword because they thought it would be fun, but what I wrote turned out to be a kind of sad meditation on growing up.

Anyway, it'll hit book stores September 10th, but you can pre-order it now. Great leafing-through book, a great gift, fun stuff. Except for my afterword. That's sad.

Smoke DZA ft. ASAP Rocky "4 Loko"

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The hot new things in NYC rap barely sound like NYC rappers. Song's pretty solid, though. Can't front on that.

OK GO's Damian Kulash: "The Song That Changed My Life" on The Sound of Young America

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A band with DIY roots: OK Go. Damian Kulash is 2nd to right.
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Damian Kulash

OK Go is a band who broke out with a hugely popular homemade video for their single A Million Ways.

Lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash talks to us about one of the moments that led him to this place in music - hearing "Rockit" by jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

OK Go's live album 180/365 is out now and you can catch up on all of their other projects at OKGo.net.

Bayonics Kickstarter

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My childhood best friend Jody Scott has spent the last few years playing trumpet with a great band called Bayonics. They play dance music - some salsa, some funk and a bit of reggae. No hippie bullshit - this is a serious Bay Area band with roots in groups like Tower of Power and Sly & the Family Stone. Their home base is the Elbo Room on Valencia Street in San Francisco, in my old stomping grounds. They've really got something great going, and you should check out their work and consider supporting their Kickstarter. Their goal is simply to manufacture their album (which they've recorded) and do a bit of marketing. I backed the effort - $10 will get me the album when it's released. Consider doing the same.

Mark Your Calendar for John Hodgman's The End is Nigh Tour

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John Hodgman's eagerly-awaited Final Book of Complete World Knowledge, "That is All", will be released on 11/1/11. According to the author's website, it will contain a "dark, apocalyptic vision" and "the very last information you need to know before the coming global superpocalypse called RAGNAROK, plus some information on WINE and SPORTS."

So if you are interested in surviving RAGNAROK with wit, intelligence and style, I would strongly suggest that you pre-order this intriguing compendium.

And if, after reading this treatise, you have further questions, you may direct them to the author at the times and venues set forth below during what Mr. Hodgman is ominously referring to as "THE END IS NIGH TOUR".

Mark your calendars now. And don't say we didn't warn you.

  • Brooklyn: Tuesday, November 1st at The Bell House
  • Chicago, IL: Wednesday, November 2nd at Second City
  • St. Louis, MO: Tuesday, November 3rd at Mad Art Gallery, Subterranean Books
  • Los Angeles, CA: Friday, November 4th at Largo, Book Soup
  • Portland, OR: Sunday, November 6th at Bagdad Theater, Powell's
  • Seattle, WA: Monday November 7th at Town Hall, Elliott Bay
  • Austin, TX: Tuesday, November 8th at Book People
  • Durham, NC: Wednesday, November 9th at Durham Armory, Regulator Bookshop
  • Asheville, NC: Friday, November 11th at Venue TK, Malaprop's
  • New York, NY: Monday, November 14th at Barnes & Noble, Union Square
  • Boston, MA: Tuesday, November 15th at Coolidge Theater, Brookline Booksmith
(Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of these events, tickets are not yet available for sale at many venues. I will post links to appropriate ticket vendors as soon as they have adequately prepared themselves).

Monty Python - The Architect

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Does this every happen to you? You just start thinking about a Python sketch, and then you just have to watch it seven or twelve times?

To say Python are the greatest sketch group ever is to make a serious understatement.

"May I ask you to reconsider? I mean you wouldn't regret it. Think of the tourist trade."

Improv Everywhere: Say Something Nice

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Start your day off right: say something nice to someone you don't know.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 179 - Chris Gordon

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Guests: 
Chris Gordon

Comedian Chris Gordon joins us to talk beards, VCRs, and Seven Pounds.

Download episode 179 here. (right-click)

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