The first person to email me with the name of the game pictured above (and their name & address) gets free stickers!
Wow. I am totally crushed by George Saunders' stunning Borat piece in this week's New Yorker. Holy mackarel. This is why he won the MacArthur award.
It takes the form of a memo suggesting DVD extras for the film:
SOUTHERN DINING SOCIETY SECTION: Do we have footage of the woman Borat identified as unattractive being consoled in her darkened living room later that night by her husband? Particularly good if, all her life, she’s fought the feeling that she was not attractive, and only recently has come to feel pretty, owing to the steady love of her husband, who does, in fact, find her pretty, in part because of her kindness to him and others in their community—and now all those wounds have been reopened! Also, although she is crying, she tries to cry quietly, so as not to alarm the kids. Super!
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I'm thinking of changing the format of the show slightly in 2007. The content would remain the same, but rather than podcasting the radio show more or less as is, I'd make each guest a seperate podcast.
So, for example, in a week with two guests, instead of getting one, hour-long podcast on Friday, you would get two half-hour shows on say Monday and Thursday or something.
I'm totally undecided on this, so let me know what you think. Please share your thoughts both here in the comments, and by voting in the one-question survey here.
Here's a short segment from Danny Hoch's brilliant film "Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop." It details Hoch's experience with racial stereotypes when he was cast on the series "Seinfeld." Like a lot of people who saw the film (or the one-man show the film adapts), this was the first thing I thought of when I heard about the recent Michael Richards controversy. I'd say more, but it's better to let Hoch tell his own story.
Hoch is easily the most powerful solo performer I've ever seen. Spectacularly brilliant.
You can buy the film, which is amazing, from Amazon. You can also buy it directly from Danny on his site.
So expect things to be quiet over the weekend. Working on a big holiday special, and hopefully the tapes from the live shows in NYC will arrive soon, and we'll get those out over the next couple weeks. I just podcast my appearance on Open Source, that'll have to tide you over for this week.
Next week, we'll have a cool new Sound of Young America thing to buy for people for the holidays, but if you get antsy, remember that you can always buy SkyMaul from Amazon for ten bucks, and you'll have the perfect gift. And there's always t-shirts. And, of course, donations.
TSOYA pal Nick Adams, who recently began blogging in earnest at nickadamsweb.com, points us to this charming video by The Softlightes, who are apparently a reincarnation of The Incredible Moses Leroy. We used to play this IML song called "Beep Beep Love" on TSOYA whenever we did a show we could connect to robots or the future or anything. Which was pretty often, let's face it.
This pretty much makes Nick the twee-est straight black guy who loves rap of all time, right?