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A special offer.

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If you donate $20, $100 or $200 per month today (Thursday, May 13th), I will call you to thank you.

Just donate, then email me your phone number. It's as easy as that.

T-Shirt Contest Winners

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Our t-shirt contest for The Sound of Young America, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and Stop Podcasting Yourself has ended, and we have three great new designs.

Congrats to Alex J. Cohn, Dan Henrick, and Jason Barry!

You can get yourself one of these shirts by donating $10/month or more in our MaxFunDrive 2010! Donate today!

How to kick it up a notch!

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If you're already a donor, and you want to increase your gift, the process is easy.

First, cancel your existing donation. You'll find the cancellation link at the bottom of the donation page.

Then, start a donation at the new, higher level.

You'll get new thank-you gifts and you'll contribute to our running new donor total!

The Sound of Young America Live in New York DVD

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Our new DVD, The Sound of Young America: Live in New York is currently at the reproduction plant. In the next few weeks, we'll be sending it out to existing donors who give $5/month or more. It'll also go to all new donors who give $5/month or more, so donate now.

What's on the DVD?

Well, there's our full live show from WNYC in New York City, featuring interviews with Scott Adsit and Rik Cordero, music from Andrew W.K. and Nellie McKay, comedy from Kumail Nanjiani and an intro from Jordan Morris.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.

It also includes literally HOURS of bonus features, including interviews from Sundance and SxSW, plus TWO exclusive Jordan Jesse Go comedy features: our short Rifftrax-style comedy film "Social Courtesy" and the animated sequences from our video game Jordan, Jesse, Game!.

Donate now to get your copy!

Donald Glover: Standup Comedy on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
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Guests: 
Donald Glover

Standup comedy from Donald Glover. Glover is a star of NBC's Community, and a member of the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy. Their film, "Mystery Team," will be released on DVD May 25th.

MaxFunDrive 2010 Thank You Gifts

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The best part of the Maximum Fun Drive is, of course, the thank you gifts. Here's a list of these amazing treasures just waiting to be claimed by new donors. These gifts typically go in the first few days of the pledge drive, so give quickly if you want them.

To get a thank you gift, pledge at twenty dollars or more a month, and indicate your top three preferences, in order, in the field provided on the "Donate" page. We can't promise you'll get your first choice, but if past experience is a guide, you should get one of your picks.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 132: Salute Your Shorts with Nick Adams

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Guests: 
Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jesse and Jordan to discuss summer camp and much much more.

Donate now to kick of the MaxFunDrive!

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E-40 - Lightweight Jammin'

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"Rubber band about to break / can't hardly fit all my stack / my bankroll out of shape / it could lose some weight - it's too fat."

Husalah goes crazy on this one, too.

This is part of my continued effort to post every E-40 video as it is released. MaximumFun.org: a tribute to Forty Fonzarelli.

Blast Processing

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Pete from Mad Men doesn't have a toilet and is just amazing in general.

New Orleans jazz and brass music is all well and good, but where's the bounce and hip-hop in Treme?

Important: Eugene Mirman, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are making e-cards.

Kristin Wiig's awesome song for the soundtrack of Magruber is, uhm, awesome. It's called Champion.

Jay Electronica f. Diddy - The Ghost of Christopher Wallace... this is the tightest, sharpest Jay Elec track I've heard so far.

Jane Espenson's insights into joke structure are almost alarmingly consistent.

Onion editor Joe Randozzo's absolutely right: internet memes stink.

Noz' 25 greatest Organized Noize Productions

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The always-incisive Noz writes that "It's the ability to convey, and then overcome, pain that remains Organized's greatest strength and separates them from so many of their peers." He's talking about Organized Noize, the legendary production team of the Dungeon Family - Outkast, The Goodie Mobb and friends, and he's compiled a wonderful list of their top 25 productions of all time.

I'm as big a Dungeon Family fan as there could be, but Noz has me trumped in all departments. There are lots of great tracks that I've loved for years in the list - like say Ludacris' "Saturday (Ooh Ooh!)," or Outkast's "Skew It On the Bar-B".

You owe it to yourself to check out the whole list. Above: the Cool Breeze classic "Watch for the Hook", below: Curtis Mayfield's duet with Lauryn Hill, "Here But I'm Gone." Not-so-fun fact: because Mayfield was paralyzed by the time he recorded the track (from his final album), he was forced to sing one line at a time while suspended upside-down in the studio so he could muster the breath to force out the notes.

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