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Jordan on the red carpet...

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Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective," visits red carpet film premiers for the Fuel TV program "The Daily Habit," typically dressed in a stupid outfit. Here's his most recent segment, filmed at the premier of "Pirates of the Carribean 2"

The Short Films of Louis CK

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Comedian and American Hero Louie CK is not only video podcasting he's also posted a number of his short films on YouTube. Above is "The Legend of Willie Brown." There are more here.

How to hear our holiday special before anyone else...

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I'm planning on podcasting our 2006 holiday special on December 15th. That's two long weeks from now. I'm guessing, though, that you don't want to wait two weeks to hear from Paul Feig, Mike Birbiglia, Kasper Hauser, Tom Lehrer, Jonathan Coulton, Jon Benjamin, The Polyphonic Spree and the Kids Martian Choir (from "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians").

So, what can you do?

Here's the show on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. PRX is a clearinghouse for public radio content -- stations from around the country get programming here. Stations in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Cleveland and Santa Fe have all picked up TSOYA shows from the site this year.

What's cool is that PRX is open to the public -- both if you want to listen, and... here's the kicker... if you want to review.

So, go to PRX, register (free, super quick, completely non-spammy), and listen to the show. Then, if you can, leave a thoughtful review. Good reviews mean big things for TSOYA!

(And while you're there and signed in, you can listen to other cool stuff, like Bob & Ray, Jonathan Katz's one hour special, or John Hodgman's The Little Grey Book Lectures.

Let's all get rowdy this Christmas

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Just as I was putting the finishing touches on The Sound of Young America Holiday Special 2006, Chris from the band Challenge Club told me he'd posted their new holiday single, "Let's All Get Rowdy This Christmas" on their MySpace page.

I really like how they bring some punk rock spirit to the Holidays! Drink all grandma's egg nog indeed!

And speaking of Christmas news... our friends in the super-fun, super-great sketch group Elephant Larry are running a special show for the holidays -- "Caveman Christmas." It's the next three Saturday nights at the PIT in NYC... here's more info.

Is Chris Guest still funny? He used to be funny, right?

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As many of you have noticed, I'm hosting the Slate.com Daily Podcast this week. It's a fun job, and I'm grateful to the regular host, Andy Bowers, for picking me to fill in.

Today's 'cast is a quick interview with Slate's "Middlebrow" columnist, Bryan Curtis. His most recent piece is "Christopher Guest: A Mighty Whimper." He's saying the emperor of mockumentaries has no clothes, in essence. I think he's right, in part at least. The returns have been diminishing for me in the laughs department since Guffman, and by all accounts "For Your Consideration" is the spottiest yet.

Check out the piece, then listen to the podcast.


Let's just say you use Bittorrent (I certainly don't)

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And let's just say you love comedy (I do).

And let's say this stuff wasn't available in any form in the US of A, but that was just exactly where you lived.

Then I would reccomend that you take action. Like, now. Because I'm coming to a saturation point with reccomending you people watch BrassEye, and this may be your last chance to get on board.

Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla

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Two things that are very New Sincerity:
A) Recording a whole album in a made-up language.
B) This video.

(thanks Nathaniel!)

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