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Troop!: "Drug Dealers"

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This was one of my favorite Project Breakout submissions that didn't end up making the finals. It's by the excellent LA sketch group Troop!

I'm going to Hearst Castle!

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This is gonna be AWESOME!

Podcast: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Co-Creator Dave Willis

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Out interview guest Dave Willis is the co-creator of the cult series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The television program has just become a film, called "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Moviefilm for Theaters." The trailer for the film is below.

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Andrew WK about town...

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America's top Rock Star, your friend Andrew WK is making the rounds in New York City this week.

Tonight, he appears at the PIT's show "Comic Book Club," which is a weekly talk show about comic books. He'll appear alongside Timmy Williams of The Whitest Kids U Know. Show's at 9:30.

Then tommorow (Wednesday), you can catch him on the Conan O'Brien television program. I'd have missed it if it weren't for our Notable Television & Radio Appearances thread on the forum. If someone cool is getting some shine, make sure to share it with all of us there!

More Mike Daisey follow-up...

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Student protest has ART upset

Celebrated storyteller Mike Daisey had barely begun his 90-minute monologue at the American Repertory Theatre when much of the audience stood up and walked out. One of the put-upon patrons even picked up a glass of water used as an on stage prop and poured it over Daisey's papers. The problem? The posse, 87 students and staff visiting Thursday from Norco High School in Southern California, objected to Daisey's dirty language. (They left during a particularly profane riff about Paris Hilton.) Daisey, who's posted the episode on YouTube, invited the aggrieved audience members to talk to him, but they bolted. "None of you have the guts to stay here and talk to me," said Daisey. "Saying [expletive] is the least racy thing I do, so I'm a little flabbergasted." Daisey's handwritten outline -- he doesn't work from a script -- was soaked, but salvageable. "If a patron in an art museum objected to a painting and slashed it, we'd be clear that that's a criminal act," the ART's artistic director, Gideon Lester, fumed yesterday. Seems the school group did inquire about the content of the show, called "Invincible Summer," and was told it includes profanity and adult subject matter. They decided to buy tickets anyway. Daisey has since talked to Cindy Lee, Norco's activities director, and received a halfhearted apology. "They keep saying it was a 'security issue' . . . They had to get their children out because of these words," he said. "It's ludicrous." The show runs through Sunday.

Here's some original reporting from the Boston Globe on the incident. Like my pal Hodgman, I apologize for spreading the rumor that it was a Christian school group. Turns out it was a *public* school group, which is even worse.

OGRE M&Ms

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Clifford & Kidd write us to follow up on their candy-grading appearance on Jordan Jesse Go! a few months back. Their message: "Ogre-sized" M&Ms have returned.

If you listened to the episode on which they appeared, you know how important this news is to them.

Ira Glass' Other TV Gig

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Ira Glass guest-stars in this episode of Acceptable.TV's "Mr. Sprinkles."

For those who haven't been following the show: Mr. Sprinkles is a Cat-in-the-Hat-like figure who finds that his methods (breaking into homes on rainy days to entertain children) are frowned upon in today's society. His life has fallen apart and he's now in jail.

Previously on TSOYA: Dan Harmon, Acceptable.TV Creator Interview

Elsewhere: TAL in The Onion

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 20: Sadness, etc.

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we discuss our joys and sadnesses.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are on a marina. We address the fact that a listener named Mika thought a "beer koozie" was a jacuzzi full of beer. Also: Jordan wants to get a massage, but he's worried he'll accidentally go to a handjob store.
Elderly Greeks
Jordan attended his house-mate Lauren's grand-Uncle's 80th birthday. Children insulted the uncle. Jordan is worried that the more comedy he does, the less he is able to directly experience life -- he just sees everything as comedy fodder.
A Drinking Game?
What would be the rules of a JJGO or TSOYA drinking game?

Puppies, Etc

Jesse's girlfriend Theresa has hormones which are starting to demand children. So they are thinking about getting a dog instead.

Guy Quits His Job
Our new thing is celebrating important moments in your life with you. A guy called in immediately after quitting his job, which he hated.

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* Should we have Rutger Hauer on JJGO? If so: what should we do with him?
* If you're creative, do you see everything through that lens? Does it intrude on your direct experience of life?
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* Should Jordan join Crunch fitness, and where can he get a massage that won't turn into a handjob?


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"Doo Doo Doo Doo" by The Screaming Eagles from "Enemy Gold" (Thanks, Dave!)

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Maximum Fun Meetup!

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A few people were camera shy, but here's a bunch of folks from the Maximum Fun meetup!

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