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Happy Birthday to Dr. William Cosby


The greatest standup comic of all time turned 70 yesterday. Here's his brilliant special "Bill Cosby, Himself" in all its hilarious glory.

Jordan Morris Needs Clothes!


We've been talking a lot about Jordan's clothes on Jordan, Jesse GO! lately, and on last week's show, Carl from Detroit suggested something truly brilliant. Specifically: The Jordan Morris Paper Doll Project.

Here's how it works. We've uploaded three photos of Jordan in his underwear to our Flickr group. #1, #2, #3. Your job is to add clothes. Draw them on, use photoship skills, cut-and-paste. Make Jordan look nice.

Then, upload your pictures to our Flickr group with the tag "jordandoll." We'll highlight favorites on the forum, and probably give out some prizes if we can think of some good ones.


DJ Quik vs. the White Girl

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DJ Quik rocking a Fader party... which is great and all, but the really funny part of this video is the big white girl in the front row. She's all, "ohhhh... rap? (looking around) uhm.... huh.... errrrr.... (clutches purse tighter)"

What is she doing there? Why does she look like she's waiting for Madonna to hit the stage or something?

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.

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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.

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