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Adult Swim lets loose its brand new pilots today at They'll also air Sunday in the regular adult swim lineup.


"Let's Fish," which pairs Brendon Small (Home Movies, Dethklok) with Scott Adsit (30 Rock).

"The Drinky Cow Show," based on the comic strip Maakies by Kasper Hauser pal Tony Millionaire.

& "Fat Guy Stuck in Internet," based on the Channel 102 series Gemberling.

Check them out at and cast your votes.

Interview in the Long Island Press

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I just did a nice interview with Mo Ibrahim of the Long Island Press. You can find it here. I reveal, among other things, which podcast is the most fun for me to do.

Podcast: Celebrity Snark with Amelie Gillette and Alex Blagg


How's this for a change of pace... an issue-oriented TSOYA! We talk with two people I really like about a phenomenon I really hate: celebrity snark.

Amelie Gillette is the author of the very funny column and blog "The Hater" for The Onion AV Club. Alex Blagg is one of the bloggers on BestWeekEver.TV, the blog spinoff of the popular VH1 series.

We talk about the proliferation of celebrity snark, the recent Kimmel/Gawker kerfuffle and much more.

Please share your thoughts on this program on our forum!

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How many Spidermen?

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Finally, David Letterman answers the age old question: how many Spidermen can fit into a Jamba Juice?

(thanks Kyle!)

Operators Are Standing By!


Today I'll put out the last TSOYA will a pledge plug, and I want to thank some more of the good folks who've given so far...

My thanks to: Ramsey E, Yakov K, Tyler M, Cara C, Chris V, Steven T, Lee M, Trevor A, Jane L, Jeremiah D, Charles M, Brian M, Robert C, Peter H, Finn M, Dana D, Marie D, Laura G, Neal M, Matthew H and Chuck B.

If you'd like to join these good people in giving to support the show, just click here.

Not only does EVERYONE who donates get a prize, you'll also be entered to win some super cool prizes, like a DVD box set of Get Smart, an autographed copy of John Hodgman's Areas of My Expertise, a copy of Kasper Hauser's SkyMaul, or one of FIVE personalized hoboes illustrated by Ape Lad.

Please give now.

How inside can a joke be?


Forum regular Smartbunny designed this Jordan, Jesse GO! bumpersticker. If you don't get it, you should listen to Jordan, Jesse GO! more.

It is for sale for $2.99. Proceeds benefit Smartbunny's "find better things to do with her time" fund.

(Just kidding: designing CafePress stickers for your favorite podcast is awesome, as long as you favorite podcast is produced by me.)

Car Talk is Podcasting.


Yes, it's true, I love Car Talk.

And now, they're podcasting full shows.

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 7: Wolverine Football

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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 invade a football practice field, where the ask a coach for his help training their wolverines in sport.

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Benjamin Donaldson's "Summerland"

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Mal Sharpe points us to this amazing series of photographs by Benjamin Donaldson. The series, called "Summerland," depicts people hypnotized into believing they are in the most beautiful landscape imaginable.

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