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Happy Birthday Stevie!

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57 today!

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 23: You're the reason that daddy left.

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we discuss vacations and more.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are kick-starting summer at the beach! Rutger Hauer called in sick, so please send us a get well card or picture for him. Also: Jordan's slang update.
Eros
Jesse and Jordan discuss the bumper sticker that listener SmartBunny designed. Jordan is concerned that everything devolves into eroticism.
Short Hair, Long Hair
A surprisingly emotional discussion of long and short hair.

Movies and So On

Jesse saw The TV Set, and really enjoyed it. Jordan saw Spiderman 3. Also, a listener calls in with a harrowing tale.
Pledge Break
May first through fifteenth is the MaxFun Drive. Donate.
Drinking Game

The final game is here on the forum. We want you to host one and report back.

Lyme Disease

A listener calls in because he thinks he might have Lyme disease. Turns out he totally does.

Outro

We hear a few more big moments calls.

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LISTENER SONG

"Yr Polish Uncle" by The Reid Paley Trio from Approximate Hellhound

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Our theme music: "Love You" by The Free Design, courtesy of The Free Design and Light in the Attic Records

Good times!

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As you can see, Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective," met Nathan Fillion, hero to nerds everywhere.

A commenter asked for the story, and Jordan is standing right behind me, so here's the story:

"For my job we went to do a behind the scenes segment on Fillion's now-cancelled (right?) show Drive. I was a huge fan and as nervous about meeting him as I have been about anyone. He's a star through and through. Funny, warm, everything you'd want a star should be. Hopefully this man becomes more famous."

Lil Mama "Lip Gloss"

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It's Poppin!

I like the part where she goes, "It's probably the reason all these boys got cruuuuushhhhhhhhhes." Rap music is a great venue for silly shit like this.

Jonathan Coulton is Artist 2.0!

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Our top quality #1 pal Jonathan Coulton has made the newspaper of record -- check out this great piece about him in the New York Times Magazine!

Betty Davis is ready to rip you a new one.

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Pitchfork is reporting that Light in the Attic Records will be re-issuing the discography of the great funkstress Betty Davis. I couldn't be more excited.

Davis's sound was almost definitional of funk -- with the Sly Stone rhythm section behind her, she pushed the limits of the outrageousness of Parliament-style funk while grounding the whole affair with raw, immediate vocal performances. It's something amazing to hear.

Here's a song from one of the records that's going to be re-released - Nasty Gal.

Betty Davis - F.U.N.K.

Pilotacular!

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

Included:

"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 adultswim.com 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

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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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