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Podcast: Les Savy Fav's Syd Butler and Tim Harrington

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Bullseye
(Les Savy Fav: Butler center, Harrington flying)

Syd Butler and Tim Harrington are founding members of the rock band Les Savy Fav; Harrington is the singer, Butler the bassist and record label head. The band is known for it's angular, exciting art-punk, as well as for Harrington's on-stage antics. They talk about forming the band with what amounted to a manifesto, and why they consider the band a second career despite their success. Their new album is called "Let's Stay Friends."

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Interview on Zulkey.com

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Claire Zulkey was kind enough to interview me for Zulkey.com. She usually interviews important people, like Louie CK, Ben Karlin, Rick Moody, and George Saunders.

SF Sketchfest Ticket Special

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As you probably already know, TSOYA is a proud sponsor of SF Sketchfest, the country's best comedy festival. They've got TONS of amazing shows coming up, but one of the more amazing is their tribute to The Kids in the Hall. The Kids will be interviewed on stage at the Palace of Fine Arts theater, and they'll even be taking questions from the audience.

The Sketchfest producers have agreed to offer Max Funsters half price tickets for the show. Use this link, and use the promotional code "CABBAGEHEAD" for your discount. See the Kids for fifteen bucks? Whutta deal!

Above: "The Daves I Know"

INNOVENTIONS with Les Savvy Fav's Tim Harrington

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Tim Harrington of Les Savvy Fav is probably best known for his singing, not his cooking and inventing... but don't let that fool you. He's a brilliant COOKING INVENTOR as well.

In this outtake from the Sound of Young America interview with Les Savvy Fav that will run shortly on our podcast, Harrington describes his idea for a "BODY OVEN." This oven is perfect for PRISON INMATES and others with access to condoms, but not cooking supplies or STANDARD OVENS.


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Jordan, Jesse GO! Torrent

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Bullseye

If you're interested in picking up the first six months of Jordan, Jesse GO! in one big fat torrent, you can do so now on MySpleen. It's free of course, but requires a MySpleen account (and the ability to use torrents). If you need the former, just email me and I'll hit you with one. You must include a specific favorite MaxFun moment in the email so I can verify you're a listener and not a random (if you're somebody who found this on google, please do not bother me).

Remember that you can also use MySpleen to download all the TSOYAs of 2006, 2005, and 2004 and before.

Enjoy!

GLC - Honor Me

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GLC's been waiting patiently since Kanye's "I'm Good" mixtape before The College Dropout. He's always been a pretty formidable talent, particularly his beautiful voice. I guess A-Trak produced this record? Just guessing based on GLC's adlibs at the end. Doesn't sound like Kanye, maybe No ID. This isn't a hit record, but it's a good one.

Jonathan Winters meets Chelsea Peretti

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When Hodgman said Jonathan Winters was on Chelsea Peretti's Superdeluxe show, "All My Exes," I thought it was a joke. But that really is Jonathan Wintes. Holy shit.

CONTROVERSY GRIPS THE ONION

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This important documentary documents the Onion staff's Thanksgiving Day Chili Cookoff, 2007, and their descent into madness as CHILI MANIA spreads throughout the team.

Podcast: Eric Lax on Woody Allen

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Bullseye

Jesse interviews Eric Lax. Lax is the author of "Woody Allen: A Biography," "On Being Funny" and most recently "Conversations with Woody Allen." Since being assigned to profile Allen for the New York Times magazine almost forty years ago, Lax has followed the comedian and filmmaker's career, interviewing him regularly. We talk about Allen's life and enormous ouvre, from the great to, well... The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.

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