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The Alumni Newsletter: February 25th, 2011


Freaks and Geeks from Donald Glover

  • The video for Donald Glover's single off his EP out next month is making the rounds as of today -- check out the pop-culture laced rhymes of "Freaks and Geeks" above. (Lyrics are NSFW, so you know.) He's also just announced a string of national tourdates for the IAmDonald tour.

  • The excellent documentary Lemmy, about Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is out now on DVD, and I believe you'll find our interviews from last year's South by Southwest film festival with Lemmy and filmmakers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski in the (packed) bonus section!

  • Kyle Kinane, of our our Best Comedy of 2010 picks, has a Comedy Central Presents special premiering tonight at 11/10 Central. Set your DVRs (or better yet, just stay in and watch it).

  • Check out Matt Walsh and other past guests (like David Malki !) on this scripted sci-fi comedy podcast called Better Radio.

Three days!


Three days until the MaxFunDrive!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 165: Zen & the Art of Big Mamacycle Maintenance with D.C. Pierson

D.C. Pierson

D.C. Pierson of Derrick Comedy joins us to talk about Martin Lawrence, where to get strippers for your movie, and more.

Killer Mike visits The Daily Habit


Killa Kill aka Mike Bigga visits Jordan over at The Daily Habit for a live performance. And destroys.

"I'm the product of the age of narcotics which means I'm dope like the pills y'all swallow..."

TSOYA Classics: Japanese Toy Culture (January 25, 2007)


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

Woodrow Phoenix is the author of "Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World." Jesse calls him from across the pond and talks to Phoenix about this book, as well as the role of toys in modern society. Phoenix's book touches upon the development of Japanese toy culture, the development of urban toy culture, and the significance of plastic in constructing these toys.

Check out Phoenix's website for more of his work and his twitter to stay updated on his current projects.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 14: Snob V. Slob


A fiancee demands that her sweetheart shape up and dress for a promotion, plus other clothing-related disputes.

You can subscribe to the Judge John Hodgman podcast in iTunes or using this feed.

After the jump, the evidence submitted for consideration.

The Glamorous Life

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Jim Real, the world-famous Master of Would You Rather, went to see Prince in Oakland, and I am super jealous. Sheila E opened. Above, she demonstrated her status as the world's most attractive percussionist.

Four days until the MaxFunDrive!


Only FOUR DAYS until the MaxFunDrive starts. Monday, February 28th it is ON!

I thought I should tell you about a couple of pledge levels today.

For $10 a month, you can join the FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY. Not only do you get a MaxFunPack (membership card, stickers, access to digital goodies), you also get one of our five EcoBags MaxFun Totes! We have exclusive designs for JJGo, SPY, MBMBaM, JJHo and The Sound.

Tote bags! The public radio staple! Perfect for putting your latte in as you drive your Volvo to the Farmer's Market! (<--- Not true, tote bags will not hold lattes, please use cups.)

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