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Patrice O'Neal on Gothamist

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Our pal Ben does interviews for Gothamist, often with comics. He justed posted an interesting one with Patrice O'Neal. What I've seen of O'Neal's work on TV has never impressed me too much, but enough people I trust have said he's the best live comedian they've ever seen that he must be something special.

I was twenty-two when I started; I did a bit of living. I would imagine that when you do something, like any young person, that at some point you have to grow up. At some point, you're going to have to deal with grown-up emotions. If you're fourteen or sixteen, there are life lessons you're missing out on. Look at the alphabet. Let's say that at A you're born and that at M you're a millionaire at the age of twenty-one. You skip over things that help you live at M when you jump from G to M. You're going to eventually come back to that. Some people put their lives in the microwaves and go all the way to Q, but they got to come back and see K and L. You can't skip life. If you skip letter C, you're missing out on lessons. If you start at fourteen, it's great, but there's letters that you've skipped. There's letter's I might have missed at twenty-two, but I don't know what I've missed.

THAT'S my name.

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"I made $970,000 last year. How much you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna work here - close! You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? You can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? You don't like it, leave."

Parliament = Kings of The New Sincerity

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Glen Goins calls home the Mothership in this amazing clip circa 1976.

Podcast: The College Years: Battle of the Boyfriends

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This week, Jesse and Jordan battle it out -- who is the best boyfriend? Our guests are their girlfriends. Gene, single, joins in the grilling. Jordan's girlfriend was still in high school at the time. Jesse's girlfriend had flown in from New York. Five years later, this whole show is very embarassing for all involved.

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Kriss Kross' Web Page: Still Up After All These Years

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Note to Sony Music: there may come a time when you might want to consider taking Kriss Kross' web page down. I guess maybe they want it up in case they ever get any tour dates.

Dead Presidents, Etc.

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Great little interview with Jay-Z about Reasonable Doubt in XXL. Jigga is planning on performing the album in full at Madison Square Garden.

You mentioned “D’Evils” earlier. Did actual events inspire the song?
The funny shit about “D’Evils,” this might sound a little weird, but I remember I dreamt the beginning of the song. I called Biggie right after like, “Yo, I made up these fuckin’ bars in my dream.” It was a really weird experience.

Break this down now, because the verses are set up like a kidnap scene. You’re giving your boy’s girl 50 dollar bills in exchange for info. Yet she’s crying, wishing you and her man were still close…
Right, because of the greed she’s taking the money. “About his whereabouts I wasn’t convinced/So I kept giving her money until her shit started to make cents.” Now that’s a line—if you take money and break it down into a literal sense, when you chew money, your body breaks it down and takes what it needs. So when you take a dollar and eat it, it breaks down to cents, right? So I kept feeding her dollars until her shit started to make sense. See, it’s a double entendre. She feels guilty, so she crying because she knows her man is going down because of her. But with her greed, she can’t help but to take the money. That’s why I love that. I love, love that fuckin’ song.

College years late again...

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sorry about that, migraine today.

Does anyone get Fuel TV?

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Because Jordan just casually mentioned to me that he's on it. Apparently, he's the red carpet reporter. He goofed around with Jack Black at the Nacho Libre premiere, and told Richard Montoya how much he loves Culture Clash. Apparently it's some kind of skateboarding channel? Watch out for him.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Free on iTunes

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If all goes according to plan, we'll have the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia guys on The Sound in the next week or two. In the meantime, if you're among the many who missed this funny series last year on F/X, there are three episodes free in iTunes.

Oh, and one of Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective's" old favorites, Invader Zim, is there as well.

Amy Sedaris on Salon Conversations & Fresh Air

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Amy Sedaris is the guest on Salon.Com's Conversations podcast.

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She's also on Fresh Air today. (thanks, Zach!)

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