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Oscars: I Beg of You


I really don't care who wins the Oscars. Usually.

This year, though, this year I really do have something to root for.

Please, please, please, please, let the 3-6 Mafia win an Oscar. PLEASE.

Mustache TV

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On this week's Sound of Young America broadcast, I'm going to have Andy Daly. Besides being the host of Comedy Central's "Crossballs," and being a former castmember of Mad TV, Andy is one of the funniest people I've ever seen improvise. More importantly, he's created "Mustache TV," which, he claims, is "The hip parlor game that's sweeping the nation!"

Apparently it involves placing mustaches on your TV set, then getting points when they land on a face. Or, I guess, a face lands on them.

See for yourself.

"Jesus Christ had dreads..."

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Keak da Sneak and E-40 are the ultimate Bay Area New Sincerity rapper combination.

This video for "Tell Me When To Go" is AWESOME.

Making Friends With Black People


Sound of Young America pal Nick Adams is about to start touring the world behind his new book "Making Friends with Black People." I'll try and get him on the show, but in the meantime, check out this interview with him in which he makes the following promise regarding what he'd do with his $$ if the book takes off:

Wait until Bjork tours again, then follow her from city to city filming a documentary that chronicles her African-American fans around the world. I call it, Black Fans of Bjork.

Making Friends with Black People: An Interview with Nick Adams

Buy the book from Amazon

RIP Jay Dilla


If you listen to the show, you heard me offer a brief memorial note for the late James Yancey, aka Jay Dee, aka Jay Dilla upon his passing. He was one of the greatest hip-hop producers ever, a revolutionary in the field. This article in the Detroit Free Press details his struggles with a rare blood disease, and later with lupus, which eventually claimed his life. His friends from the hip-hop world supported him in his last days, and his mother took care of him to the end, massaging his fingers when they swelled painfully from beatmaking in his hospital bed.

You can listen to NPR's rememberance of him here.

While he did have health insurance, his medical expenses were huge, and they've fallen on his mother. Friends from the hip-hop community are helping, but if you'd like to help, you can make payment to:

Mrs. Maureen Yancey

Donations can be mailed to:

Maureen Yancey
132 N. Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Bank Wires can be sent to:

Wells Fargo Bank of Los Angeles, CA
Routing Number: 122000247
Account Number: 6043250676

Save Our Bluths...

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Arrested Development is a wonderful, wonderful program. I hope it gets saved. Some lady from E! who's taken an interest says her source tells her it's 50/50.

How we roll...


Via the wonderful Big Happy Funhouse

The HUMAN GIANT is here.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to MEET and KNOW a REAL HUMAN GIANT? THat moment is here!

Aziz Ansari, Rob Heubel, Paul Scheer, and TSOYA pal Jason Woliner are together THE HUMAN GIANT. Watch for their newest film Illusionators, SOON.

In the meantime, get to know The Shutterbugs.

The American Dream

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Guests Louis CK, Florian Keller, and Neil Hamburger. Louis CK is one of America's best standup comics -- we talk with him about his new kind of old-fashioned sitcom. Florian Keller writes in his book "Andy Kaufman: Wrestling with the American Dream" that Kaufman's work was a satire of that cherished ideal. Also, America's Funnyman, Neil Hamburger stops in to talk about his sad, sad, sad life.

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The Future


Guests Chad Trujillo, Paul Moller, and Dippin Dots.

A look deep into the future. We talk with the inventor of the Skycar, with the discoverer of a new planet, and with a representative of the Ice Cream of the Future, Dippin' Dots. Plus the future of scrapbooking, reptiles, and more, and relationship advice from The Evil Computer Bent on World Domination.

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