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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: The Onion

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

The Onion has been reporting fake news since 1988, when it was created by two juniors in their University of Wisconsin dorm room. Today its empire covers nearly all forms of media, and its hilarious wit and satire has never dulled. On this week's show, we talk with staff writer Joe Garden and editor-in-chief Carol Kolb.

Also -- Recorded comedy from the Sklar Brothers and Hard N Phirm!

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Special Free Screening of The Ten in SF

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Our pals at SF Sketchfest and ThinkFilm are presenting a special FREE screening of David Wain's newest magnum opus, "The Ten" in San Francisco:

Tuesday, July 24
7:30 pm
Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre
1572 California Street, San Francisco.
To attend, you must RSVP to thetensf@yahoo.com. Be sure to give your full name and let us know if you will be bringing a guest. Please note the theatre will be slightly overbooked to ensure capacity; an RSVP will not guarantee you a seat.

For those of you who aren't in San Francisco, you can just watch the trailer above and drool. You can also listen to this interview with Wain on TSOYA last year.

Happy Birthday to Dr. William Cosby

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The greatest standup comic of all time turned 70 yesterday. Here's his brilliant special "Bill Cosby, Himself" in all its hilarious glory.

Jordan Morris Needs Clothes!

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We've been talking a lot about Jordan's clothes on Jordan, Jesse GO! lately, and on last week's show, Carl from Detroit suggested something truly brilliant. Specifically: The Jordan Morris Paper Doll Project.

Here's how it works. We've uploaded three photos of Jordan in his underwear to our Flickr group. #1, #2, #3. Your job is to add clothes. Draw them on, use photoship skills, cut-and-paste. Make Jordan look nice.

Then, upload your pictures to our Flickr group with the tag "jordandoll." We'll highlight favorites on the forum, and probably give out some prizes if we can think of some good ones.

THIS IS THE GREATEST CONTEST EVER.

DJ Quik vs. the White Girl

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DJ Quik rocking a Fader party... which is great and all, but the really funny part of this video is the big white girl in the front row. She's all, "ohhhh... rap? (looking around) uhm.... huh.... errrrr.... (clutches purse tighter)"

What is she doing there? Why does she look like she's waiting for Madonna to hit the stage or something?

The 50th Anniversary of "What's Opera, Doc?"

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of "What's Opera, Doc?", one of the greatest animations ever created.

"I killed da wabbit!"

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe, Ep. 13: Foot Apple

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In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe talk seriously with a man about apples growing human feet, and how, if need be, he might herd them across the country.

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The NEW TSOYA T-Shirts: $18 shipped

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Not only are these handsome TSOYA t-shirts printed on high-quality American Apparel t's, they're also only $18, including shipping!

And what's more, they GLOW IN THE DARK!

AND IN CONCLUSION: FREE MAX FUN PINS WITH EVERY ORDER!!

These are some of the finest t-shirts available today. You should buy yourself one. Seriously.


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Tom Lehrer performs "Werner Von Braun"

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The greatest comic songwriter of the 20th century? Could be.

Tom Lehrer was my prof for a class at UC Santa Cruz, and he is a way awesome guy. Very crotchety in the best way possible. The only songwriters he likes since the 60s are Sondheim and Randy Newman. He always made fun of my announcements about my improv group or radio show, but he always let me do them. King of teachers.

"Get back to the easy-going life."

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Are they happy because they don't have to cook?

Or are they happy because slavery has be re-instituted, and they don't have to work?

You decide.

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