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Craig Robinson is Fucking Jerry Minor's Lady

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Jerry Minor and Craig Robinson on Bill Maher's show, whatever it's called.

Robinson recently had felony possession charges filed against him for X and meth, so we here at MaxFunHQ are hoping he's OK. Because that dude is FUNNY.

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 33: Mobile-o-coat

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: The Imposters attempt to convince John to wear a device called a mobile-o-coat. At first the device sounds like it might be to his advantage but quickly proves otherwise.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Southern Soul

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

Devin The Dude is well known amongst the hip hop elite and has worked with many of them. The laid back emcee talks about his philosophy, his influences, and unique approach to hip hop. Rob Bowman is one of the world's foremost experts on Stax Records. The unusual history of Stax is also a compelling one. Not only did the label define southern soul music, it was also an example of "racial sanity" at the height of segregation.

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The Opener with Jim Tews.

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Cleveland-based comic Jim Tews is a longtime listener to and supporter of MaxFun, and he emailed me about his really charming and funny new web series, The Opener. He's in the beginning of his career, opening for more established comics, and the show takes a self-deprecating look at the life of the comedy club MC. I really enjoyed the above episode, with Dom Irrera. You can find more on Jim's YouTube page.

Five Years with the Master of Pac-Man

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If you saw the fascinating documentary "King of Kong" last year, you know about Billy Mitchell, the flamboyant, strange, charming, rude master of the classic arcades. That film
grew from an unpublished article written by MaxFunPal Joshuah Bearman, whose chronicled Mitchell's saga in exhaustive detail -- so exhaustive, in fact, that the article almost ended up not getting published. Bearman, you see, didn't want to cut it in half for GQ or Maxim or whatever. Last month, though, it finally ran in Harper's, and Josh has provided us with the full article on his LA Weekly blog. Follow the link, read the article, become a more awesome person.

Podcast: The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler

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The Hold Steady are a Minneapolis-bred, Brooklyn-based rock band. Their grand visions of love, teenage life, and fringe characters offer a Midwestern take on a genre pioneered by Bruce Springsteen. They call themselves a bar band.

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If you enjoyed this show, try these:
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Steve Albini
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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 31: People Movers

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: The Imposters approach a moving company employee and try to explain the delicate nature of the cargo that needs moving.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 32: Human Sugar Bowl

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

On this episode: The Imposters ask a citizen if he wouldn't mind trying a new place to keep his sugar.

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Podcast: JJGo Ep 70: Listen Up Gramps!

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Jesse is off getting married this week, so Jordan and Gene took it upon themselves to have a frat party podcast. They even invited Chris Fairbanks from Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back to join in the fun.

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