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Hodgmania on Tour

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Our pal John Hodgman is touring the paperback of his hilarious book More Information Than You Require. He'll be here in LA tomorrow, in Chicago Tuesday, and across America thereafter:

9 November:
* Book Soup, Hollywood (7:00 pm)

10 November:
* Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago (6:00 pm)

11 November:
* Borders, Ann Arbor (7:00 pm)

12 November:
* Books and Company, Beavercreek (7:00 pm)

13 November:
* Bookmarks Book Festival, Winston-Salem (5:30 pm)

14 November:
* Miami Book Fair, Miami (5:00 pm)

We particularly like the poster that our friend Tom Deja designed for his Second City show on Tuesday.

Hodgman's also podcasting the "This Day In History" portion of his book. You can find it in iTunes.

Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Episode 115: Complicated Din with Luke Burbank

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Guests: 
Luke Burbank

Luke Burbank from Too Beautiful to Live joins us in the studio to discuss souvlaki, junkies and more.

Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay and The Spinto Band: Live from Philadelphia and New York on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Andrew W.K.
Guests: 
Nellie McKay
Guests: 
The Spinto Band

Live performances from our East Coast trip. Includes a conversation and music from Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay & the Aristocrats and The Spinto Band.

We need a new JJGo t-shirt!

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Email your entries to mariel@maximumfun.org.
Include a screen-printable vector-based file (eps or pdf) and a 500 pixel-wide mockup we can post here.

Three entries per person max.
The NEW Deadline is 9AM pacific, Thursday, November 12th.

You must use shirt colors available from Alternative Apparel's Basic T line

Winners will receive:
$100 in MaxFunGoods from the MaxFunStore
Credit and a link to your site from the item in the store
Jesse, Jordan, or Jesse and Jordan's voice on your answering machine or voicemail saying basically whatever you want.
A box of books and CDs and other miscellaneous crap Jesse wants to get rid of from the books and CDs and crap that come in to MFHQ all the time.

Also note:
we may eventually make more than one if we get really excited. Any beyond the winner will be negotiated individually, we won't just use it without asking, because we're not dicks.

You're up against these guys so: bring it!

Podcast: The College Years: The High Five Club

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Guests: 
The Gaskets

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.

Jesse and Jordan with Teddy from The Gaskets, a contest for Will Durst tickets and heavy discussion about your favorite beverage container: Capri Sun.

Jay Smooth - Empire State of Mind

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Kumail Nanjiani & Kent Haines on The Sound of Young America

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Kumail Nanjiani
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Kent Haines
Guests: 
Kumail Nanjiani

Live comedy from our shows in Philadelphia and New York City.
Featuring Kumail Nanjiani and Kent Haines

It's Always Sunny

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Seasons 1-4 of the hilarious It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are now $45 on Amazon (list price is $120). How can you not buy them for that price?

Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard

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By the time I got to college, in 1999, the Jurassic 5 phenomenon was starting to get annoying. It wasn't their fault. They had a lot of great beats, a great stage show, some good MCing. I met them once, and they were all super nice guys. But man did their fans get annoying. Boy oh boy.

But watching this video reminds me why I liked them in the first place. Ten years later, it still seems like a breath of fresh air.

Charles Burns: Cartoonist and Illustrator Interview Live in Philadelphia on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Charles Burns

Charles Burns is a cartoonist and illustrator whose best-known work is the graphic novel Black Hole. His illustrations have been featured in The New Yorker, and his graphic art has promoted products like Altoids and Coca-Cola's short-lived hip spinoff, OK Cola. We spoke with him at the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia.

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