Jesse Thorn

Gamewave Commercial Parody

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Terrific commercial parody from Jordan, Jesse and friends.

Some language may be NSFW. Depending on whether your workplace is vagina-friendly.

Jesse on Sklarbro Country

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Jesse recently visited Sklarbro Country (the podcast of Jason and Randy Sklar) to deliver a very funny fantasy report that does not discuss any aspect of the upcoming NFL season. You can find the episode, "Twitter King Me", here.


Jesse Dissects "Watch the Throne"

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Jensen Karp of The Hype Men was kind enough to invite me on his new Kevin Smith-affiliated podcast Get Up On This to talk about Jay-Z and Kanye West's new album Watch the Throne. It's a solid ninety minutes of rap nerdery, and features not just Jensen and me, but also 88 Keys (who produced a track on the record) and hip-hop legend slash past TSOYA guest Bun B of UGK. I had a lot of fun getting in deep on a very interesting record, and I hope you'll give the show a listen.

Mail Order Mysteries

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I contributed an afterword to this really cool book - Mail Order Mysteries. It's a great-looking collection of ads from old comics for things like Ray Gun plans and X-Ray Specs. Each is presented alongside the actual item you received if you ordered it. I'm guessing they asked me to write the afterword because they thought it would be fun, but what I wrote turned out to be a kind of sad meditation on growing up.

Anyway, it'll hit book stores September 10th, but you can pre-order it now. Great leafing-through book, a great gift, fun stuff. Except for my afterword. That's sad.

Jesse and Jordan Head Back to the Adam Carolla Show

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Jordan and I are the guests on today's Adam Carolla Show. You can check out the show here. We had a blast as usual. It's a pleasure to share a set of mics with a guy as hilarious as Carolla is.

We talked on the show about childbirth, about Adam's conviction that movie stars should not have to prostrate themselves before children and geeks, and more.

If you want to hear Adam on The Sound, you can check that out here.

(By the way - there's been some controversy around Carolla that cropped up since we recorded this. I didn't hear the show in question, but I've heard many Carolla shows. He says plenty of stuff I don't agree with, and sometimes things that genuinely bother me, but I think he's a decent guy and not hateful. Saying stupid and outrageous stuff sometimes is his job as a talk radio guy and comedy guy. I think he's really smart, funny and interesting, and in my personal experience, a nice, considerate man. So that's my position on that.)

David Mitchell's Soapbox: Naming Your Child

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In light of Jesse's decision to rename of "The Sound of Young America" (and, of course, in honor of the recent birth of his son, Simon), I thought we should consider this sage advice from writer and actor David Mitchell on the proper naming of people and shows.


Now that you've absorbed this critical input, please join our lively discussion in the forums regarding potential new names for TSOYA!

Jesse Thorne (with an "e"), British Sports Reporter

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Posted by a YouTube user named rdolishny: This was one of the first Jordan Jesse Go episodes I ever heard, and I've been subscribing ever since. I love it!

Did the times we did this character ever come up in The College Years?

Jesse visits The Longshot

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The kind folks behind The Longshot Podcast (Sean Conroy, Eddie Pepitone, Jamie Flam and Amber Kenny) invited me over for a recording session the other day, and I had a great time. You can listen to the show here. I'd like to imagine that me complaining about pupuserias was the highlight, but it was actually Eddie talking about calling phone sex lines while subletting. Sean, by the way, will be joining his Asssscat colleagues at MaxFunCon 2011.

Jesse Hosts the Spirit Awards Nomination Special

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Hey, remember that time I hosted the Spirit Awards Nomination Special? And Eva Mendes touched my leg and acted like we were friends?

No?

Well watch this. Then you will remember it.

Me on IFC's The Grid

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The kind folks at IFC have invited me to contribute to a new show called The Grid. They call it "informative entertainment for the short attention span set." Essentially, it's pop culture picks from a variety of folks... myself included. The show premiers tonight at 7:45 Eastern on IFC, but you can see my first segment above. Unlike some people, I'm not a seasoned TV veteran, but I really enjoyed the experience. From what I understand, you can look forward to regular contributions from yours truly in the coming weeks.

My special thanks, by the way, to the MaxFunsters who helped me pick videos via the forum and Twitter!

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