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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 27: Musical Animals

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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 the duo explore the idea of using animals as musical instruments.

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Best of 2007!

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Woo hoo!

The editors of iTunes have selected the best podcasts of 2007, and we've got not one but TWO winners! The Sound of Young America was selected as one of the 25 best "classic" podcasts of the year, and Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters was selected as one of the 25 best new podcasts of the year!

I also want to extend my hearty congratulations to all the other winners, especially our friends at Never Not Funny. Plus a few of my other favorites, like RadioLab, This American Life and On the Media.

Dave Hill + BoingBoingTV = Great News!

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Dave Hill rocks Boing Boing TV and the Blip Fest, which seems to be a party for people who make gameboy music.

I am JESSE THORN, TALENT SCOUT TO THE BLOGERATI... MATCHMAKER TO THE INTERNET STARS... DAVE HILL GOSPEL SPREADER WORLDWIDE. I take FULL credit for this alliance, with honorary mentions going to BB having fantastic taste and DH being fucking hilarious.

Previously:
Dave Hill on The Sound of Young America

Action Circle on Funny or Die

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Here's a new video on FunnyorDie.com. Written by Jordan Morris "Boy Detective" and Eugene "Big Time" O'Neill, featuring Jordan as the gamer and me as the voiceover (and random sight-gag guy). Watch, enjoy, and vote "Funny!"

Podcast: Chris Elliott

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Chris Elliott is an alternative comedy legend. He began his career as a runner on Late Night with David Letterman, before becoming an iconic writer/performer on that show. He turned his fame into a bizarre sitcom called Get A Life and a perhaps even stranger film called Cabin Boy. More recently, he's appeared in films like There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day and Scary Movie and in many TV shows, including The King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond. He's now an author, with a new novel called "Into Hot Air: Mounting Mount Everest."

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Best Christmas Ever?

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I have no financial interest in AST Records. I do, however, have a strong fan's interest in supporting an indie comedy label that's supporting indie comedy.

Anyway, AST are offering a really amazing holiday deal: five CDs, a 7" single and some stickers and whatnot for $35. Paul F. Tompkins, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Jonah Ray, Never Not Funny and a special bonus CD from Scott Aukerman... all for thirty five bucks. You can't beat that with a bat.

Congrats to AST Records on a great first year!

Susan Ching's Blog, by Jarrett Grode

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Today was OK. I think Sung has a crush on me because his homiez always try to clown on him when I walk over to their group at lunch, like, “Hey Sung, why don’t you tell Susan about your plans to become a dope MC?” and “Susan, I bet you weren’t aware that our boy Sung here is campaigning to rename our clique Playerz United!” That is embarrassing because their name is already “Tha Remarkable Crew” and it’s not going to get any better than that! Then Sung gets all quiet and tries to compliment my calculator. Hell-o, you have the same one! I guess he’s cute but he’s so shy, but in a way where you know he wants to be cool. And he needs a haircut because his fade does not form right angles anymore. Re-bleach the tips while you’re at it! Ohmigod, that sounded mean. I’m not trying to be, it’s just that I don’t think I like him. More than a friend, I mean.

Susan Ching's blog, by Jarrett Grode.

Podcast: Comedy: Wyatt Cenac

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Bullseye


Wyatt Cenac is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian. This performance was recorded at The Sound of Young America Live! at the Westside Eclectic Theater in Santa Monica, California.

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Geto Boys - I Tried

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This song is from the Geto Boys' criminally underrated album "The Foundation" which came out a couple years ago. I had no idea it had a video until the Geto Boys came up in the forum. This is real soul music right here. Fucked up people in fucked up situations doing their best.

Kasper Hauser Fan Film!

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Two guys apparently named Skye and Steve perform Kasper Hauser's legendary "Spicy Pony Head" sketch.

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