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Bilal Flips the F*(& out on national TV


Remember this post, about how much I like Bilal? And about he he kept doing crazy s*&t like flipping out on the Tonight Show?

I present to you: Bilal Flipping Out on the Tonight Show

Today's Double Contest: Doug Stanhope


Today's prizes: Doug Stanhope's CDs "Sicko" and "something to take the edge off." Your chance to revel in the base glory of standup's kind of sleaze and scathing social satire.

Here's the contest: draw a picture of what you did on your summer vacation. Doesn't have to be true, and in fact, it should NOT be true. You can draw it in real life and scan it, or draw it on the computer and send it over to contest at maximumfun dot org. Please keep it small in file size, so my mailbox doesn't fill up again -- or even better, upload it somewhere and email a link.

Include today's date in your subject line, and your address in the body of the email. If you don't want to be on the email list, make mention of it.

You have ALL WEEKEND for this, as I'm not sure I'll be able to post a contest on Monday. Your deadline 7AM pacific time Monday. Ready, set... GO!

As seasons change...


Today's Sound of Young America contest asked for haikus on the theme "Seasons Change (The Sound of Young America)." I chose the winner randomly (congrats to Michelle in Lebanon, CT)... here's here winning poem:
T.S.O.Y.A is
cool in the summer time and
hot in the winter

Michelle's sister Carol offered:

T.S.O.Y.A. Spring,
Now reborn in summertime,
a contest haven.

and the particularly winning (I thought):

Please donate to the
Sound, so Jesse can purchase
warm clothes for winter.

Jer offers:

Wooing our Sweetheart
to Russia is quite futile
This one's USA's

Troy from Hattiesburg (a radio listener?):

my show is awesome
no one will give me money
a time to sell rocks

Neal in Massachusetts:

Cold Thorn gives way to
sound of casting pods in spring -
a New Sincerity.

Mike in Illinois stokes the fires of a dormant feud:

Garrison Keillor
woefull jokes waste good bandwidth
The Sound is rising

Jill in Rock Island, IL offers:

Sweetheart Jesse Thorn
Interviews people for people
Snow Rain Sun and Fall

Thanks to all who entered! New contest tommorow!

Today's Contest, 7/13: Andy Andrist's "Dumb It Down for the Masses"


Another comedy CD courtesy of Stand Up! Records is today's prize. Your challenge is to write a haiku on the theme, "Seasons Change (The Sound of Young America)."

Email your answer to contest at maximumfun dot org, include your address and poem in the body and the date in the subject. If you dowanna be on our list, mention that. I'll close the contest around close of business, pacific time.

Ready, set, go!


See new post for winners.

Lauryn Hill in Santa Cruz Saturday Night


just announced by the Catalyst in Santa Cruz.
Ages 16+
$50 in advance
Doors open 8:30PM/ Show starts 9:30PM
Buy tickets

Sometimes people try to tell me Mr. T is old irony.


Then I read something like this, and my faith is renewed. THE T IS FOR TOUGH BUT IT IS ALSO FOR TENDERNESS.

Just wait until the part of listener appreciation month when we give away the MR. T BOOKS!

I love Ask Metafilter part 4(?): Eccentricities


Let's just say you're a boring person, and you want to spice yourself up with a charming eccentricity. Probably the best way to choose one is to ask metafilter, right?

Question: is this New Sincerity? Are acquired eccentricities New Sincerity? At first I thought no, but now I think that they may well be.

Today's Contest, 7/12: Jimmy Shubert's "Pandemonium"


Today's Sound of Young America contest is for a copy of the Jimmy Shubert CD "Pandemonium," courtesy of Stand Up! Records.

Here's your question: what are the nicknames of the three hosts of "The College Years?"

Email your answer to contest at maximimumfun dot org, with the date in the subject, and your answer and mailing address in the body. If you don't want to be on our email list mention it. Remember that entering one of the little contests also enters you in the contest for the Pez MP3 player at the end of the month.

Ready, set... GO!


Our winner is Arthur from Sioux Falls, SD, who correctly answered "America's Radio Sweetheart," "Big Time," and "Boy Detective."

Heavy Metal Parking Lot


The greatest pre-concert film ever made.

(thanks yogaflame)

San Francisco Standup Gets a Home


Listener Chad Lehrman just started up, which looks like it'll be a great resource for folks interested in comedy in the Bay Area. He's got calendars for all the clubs in town in one place, plus news and forums. Looks great.

He's also offering TSOYA blog readers two tickets to the 50 Mason Lounge:
Thursday, July 29th, 8PM, $10
Featuring Greg Edwards, Laundry Basket & Spiegelman, and more

First two to email gets them.

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