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Snoop Speaks


Felicia "Snoop" Pearson is one of the most compelling actors on The Wire. She was discovered by another compelling actor on the show, Michael Williams ("Omar") in a club in Baltimore. As evidenced by this article and this interview, she's had a monumentally difficult life and done some awful things. She plead guilty to shooting and killing a 15-year-old girl when she herself was only 14, and was incarcerated for years. She's making a go of it, though, and while Wire creator David Simon points out that it's a tough road -- "How man roles are out there for a black woman?" -- she's got the talent. Dang.

Podcast: Miranda July ))<>((


Miranda July is the very definition of a multi-media artist. She started in theater, made her name as a performance artist and came to broader national prominence as the writer, director and star of the film "Me, You and Everyone We Know." Her latest endeavor is a book fo short fiction called "No One Belongs Here More Than You." I spoke with Miranda in her office -- a small house in Los Angeles' Echo Park, the floor of which was strewn with art-in-progress.

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The Fun Bunch - "Erectile Disfunction"

Erectile Dysfunction

BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman, the creators of Comedy Death Ray, also occaisionally perform sketch comedy under the moniker "The Fun Bunch." They also wrote together on Mr. Show.

Lately, they've been working on videos to be released under the "Comedy Death Ray" aegis. Above is the first, called "Erectile Disfunction," and it stars Scott and BJ.

Here's Scott and BJ on The Sound of Young America in 2005 - MP3.



I'm leaving now. Anyone who spots me and Tim gets a bumper sticker and a pin. I love you, have a good day.

Jordan in New York Tonight!

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New Yorkers - don't miss Jordan's shows at the Del Close Marathon tonight. He'll be performing at 8:30 with MacGuffin, then at 12:30 AM with the Smartest Panel of Experts in the Universe Ever. It's all at the UCB Theater.

On this TSOYA show, Anthony King and Ian Roberts of the UCB talk about the marathon and what makes it so special, then Jeff Griggs talks about his book "Guru," which detailed his time as Close's friend and man-at-arms. Including Close eating marijuana like cereal. (MP3)

ComiCon Friday


I think Tim the Intern and I will be attending ComiCon tommorow (Friday). They wouldn't give us a place to record, so I imagine we'll just be roaming the convention floor, dicking around with a mic and portable recorder.

If you have great ideas about what we should check out (neither of us has ever been to this or any comic book convention), or if you're going to be there and want to have a lunchtime meetup, post in the comments or drop me an email.

Tom Lehrer - National Brotherhood Week

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Some more wonderful Tom Lehrer footage from the 1960s.

"...and everybody hates the Jews."

Fall on Your Sword f. Kasper Hauser - "Back to the Ship"


The New York band ">Fall On Your Sword has produced this great video for their track "Back to the Ship," which samples Kasper Hauser's podcast "Captain's Log."


Nerd nerd nerd.


If you're in San Diego this weekend for ComiCon, you won't want to miss this awesome event our pal Alex from Elephant Larry put together (with a little help from YOU KNOW WHO (ME)):


A Live Talk Show about Comic Books
Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben

Saturday, July 28th @ 7:30 PM

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (Mystery
Science Theater 3000)!
Kevin Chesley (National Lampoon)!
More Surprises!
& Musical Guests Hard n' Phirm (MTV, VH1)

San Diego Convention Center- Room 5AB
Tickets & Info Here:

Troop - "Bug Problem"


An endearingly silly short from the LA sketch group "Troop" (who, by the way, are big TSOYA supporters).

(via The Coming)

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