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The 50th Anniversary of "What's Opera, Doc?"


This week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of "What's Opera, Doc?", one of the greatest animations ever created.

"I killed da wabbit!"

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe, Ep. 13: Foot Apple


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. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These 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.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe talk seriously with a man about apples growing human feet, and how, if need be, he might herd them across the country.

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The NEW TSOYA T-Shirts: $18 shipped


Not only are these handsome TSOYA t-shirts printed on high-quality American Apparel t's, they're also only $18, including shipping!

And what's more, they GLOW IN THE DARK!


These are some of the finest t-shirts available today. You should buy yourself one. Seriously.

T-Shirt Size

Tom Lehrer performs "Werner Von Braun"


The greatest comic songwriter of the 20th century? Could be.

Tom Lehrer was my prof for a class at UC Santa Cruz, and he is a way awesome guy. Very crotchety in the best way possible. The only songwriters he likes since the 60s are Sondheim and Randy Newman. He always made fun of my announcements about my improv group or radio show, but he always let me do them. King of teachers.

"Get back to the easy-going life."


Are they happy because they don't have to cook?

Or are they happy because slavery has be re-instituted, and they don't have to work?

You decide.

Haruki Murakami: Jazz Messenger


"Practically everything I know about writing, then, I learned from music. It may sound paradoxical to say so, but if I had not been so obsessed with music, I might not have become a novelist. Even now, almost 30 years later, I continue to learn a great deal about writing from good music. My style is as deeply influenced by Charlie Parker’s repeated freewheeling riffs, say, as by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s elegantly flowing prose. And I still take the quality of continual self-renewal in Miles Davis’s music as a literary model."

Scheduling Minutiae


So... I've been working like crazy to get our PRI launch together, and it went swimmingly. Now I'm trying to bring our podcasting schedule in line with our radio schedule.

What this means for you is that we'll be at summer strength for at least a few more weeks -- that is, one show a week. The live show will be podcast next week, and we'll start to get you lots of awesome interviews: Patton Oswalt, Miranda July, They Might Be Giants, etc.

Great weekend for Bay Area comedy...


Not only is the one and only Mr. Paul F. Tompkins headlining this week at the Punchline in San Francisco (win tix here), but The Shooter himself, Mr. Jimmy Pardo is headlining at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale.

In the unforgettable words of the Rooster T. Feathers answering machine: "Cock-a-doodle-DOOOOOOOOO!"

Barry's Gonna Knock It Out!


All Star time in the City by the Bay, and local heroes are colliding: San Quinn: "Knock It Out (Barry Bonds)."


Podcast: Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Ep. 29: Hot Tubbin' with Ashkon


This week's show features very special guest Ashkon, who's song "Hot Tubbin'" has been tearing up the Max Fun charts since its debut a few weeks ago.

Jesse and Jordan are in a Dinosaur Park. They say dinosaur names they know, and give you a preview of the show to come.

Listener Calls
Happy pet stories (aka the Cat Came Back), First Time Drunk, Waiting on the Tow Truck, Crying at the Cracker Barrel... no, it's not Jordan's new country album, it's listener calls!

Calls from Listeners

Jordan receives some shoe advice and gets propositioned. He'll also be put on the internet in his underwear, for you to dress up.

People Who Listen to the Show Dial a Number and Leave a Message and Jordan and Jesse Talk About It

Longtime pal Brian shares a cautionary tail about knives, Jesse is corrected, and the definitive White-Guy-Know-It-All theory is offered.

Zoo Animal Showdown!
Monkey vs. Lion

Jesse introduces a new segment called Zoo Animal Showdown. This week's match up: Monkey Vs. Lion. Head to the forum to cast your vote!


Jordan and Jesse chat with Ashkon about wild nights in LA, his connection with Murder Inc.'s Irv Gotti, and, of course, hot tubbin' on the late night. Yadadamean?

Ashkon Performs

Ashkon performs an acoustic version of "Hot Tubbin'" and an awesome freestyle rap.


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*Vote in the first round of the Zoo Animal Showdown! Visit the forum for details.
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*Coming Soon: Dress up Paper Doll Jordan on our flickr page!
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