A group of high school kids kidnapped their youth group leader Chris' life-size Ernie figure as a prank, but he was stolen from them before his safe return. Student Ben serves as the legal representative of the offending group. Should the students be held responsible for Ernie's disappearance if they intended to return him?
After the jump, the submitted evidence from Chris.
Comedian Alicia Tobin returns to talk about saunas, turtlenecks, and raw food zombies.
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Is Dog Russell Crowe the greatest unaired sketch in Conan history? Or is the the greatest sketch in Conan history BAR NONE?
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The friendly folks at Ask A Ninja were kind enough to invite me on their show this week. The Ninja interviewed me and I performed a sketch - those will air later this week - but the first video was this one. It combines the Ninja murdering me for pledge driving with some audio from our JJGo live show in SF.
We're very excited about the thank-you gifts we're offering during this MaxFunDrive. To get one, become a new donor or increase your donation by March 13!
At the $35 per month level and above, donors will receive this awesome Nerdmergency Kit, including an Etón Self-Powered AM/FM/Weather radio with flashlight, solar charging, and USB power station/phone charger, and so much more!
New donors at the $20 per month level and higher will get this MaxFun USB drive, loaded with favorite episodes of Jordan, Jesse, Go!; Judge John Hodgman; My Brother, My Brother & Me; Stop Podcasting Yourself; and The Sound of Young America.
New and current donors at the $10 per month level and higher will get a MaxFun tote in a choice of five great designs. The totes are made by ECOBAGS® and designed for a variety of uses like grocery shopping, daily errands, craft projects, travel, etc. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability, and the bag folds easily and fits in smaller spaces. Plus, high-quality printing by V.G. Kids!
Thinking about donating? Go to http://maximumfun.org/donate to learn more or sign up!
If you have any questions about donations or thank-you gifts, feel free to email me (theresa at maximum fun dot org).
Our thanks to Brian Fernandes of Brianstorm Creative for these beautiful gift mock ups!
In this TSOYA classic, Jesse talks with Tim Hornyak, the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots."
Jesse and Hornyak discuss the attitude differences between the United States and Japan towards the use of robots in daily life. Hornyak explains that Japanese currently utilize robots in museums, hospitals, and other public areas. He believes Americans are too "robophobic," uncomfortable with having robots as a part of human society. Listen for more information on the increasing robot technology and be prepared for robot migration to your neighborhood!
We hope you love unprecedentedly long episodes of podcasts, dearest friends, because that's exactly what you're getting -- this here episode contains a plump 81 minutes of wisdom and joy. We also hope you love supporting extra-long advice podcasts, because it's pledge week! We could really use a hand -- after all, we ain't heavy. We're your brothers.
Suggested talking points: Sexypants, Dragon Puberty, The Laws of Love, Ezekiel's Next Top Sister Wife, B'Doodleykitten, Paul Reubens' Dark Secret, The Thrill of the Chase, New Englandish
We've got two weeks of very special shows headed your way. Our whole operation depends on your support, so don't forget to do your part.
When you do, don't be afraid to brag. You are A Great Person. Facebook it, blog it and hashtag it #MaxFunDrive on Twitter.
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