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A comedy podcast about cats hosted by Michael Showalter. I am literally freaking out. :D

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jessethorn:

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is joining NPR!
It’s official: starting in April, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will be distributed by National Public Radio! This is the culmination of months and months of meetings, negotiations and planning, and we’re so, so proud to make it public today. (And so, so proud of the sweet illustration that we just made (above).)
We’re excited to be joining forces with the big dogs in public radio, and excited that we’ll no longer have to spend like half of every conversation at every cocktail party explain the complicated square-rectangle relationship between “public radio” and “NPR.” (From now on, we can just be all, “yup, I do a show on NPR.” It’s gonna be great.)
We’ll be on the same team as our all-time favorites like Terry Gross and Brooke Gladstone, and our new jack favorites like Glynn Washington and Jad Abumrad. It’s an ideal situation.
If you’re a longstanding Bullseye listener, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The show will continue to be produce independently by MaximumFun.org, but now we’ll also have the cachet and manpower of NPR helping us to bring it to public radio stations around the country. Our hope is that this partnership will mean a better show, better guests and a bigger station lineup.
This is the next chapter in a story that started at my college radio station when I was 19. Twelve years later, I think our show is the best it’s ever been, and now we’re in position to take advantage of that fact.
As a great American once said… haters don’t be mad, ‘cause it’s all about progression… loiterers should be arrested.
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Congrats to Jesse and the Bullseye crew!  Well deserved and a long time coming.

jordanmorris:

jessethorn:

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is joining NPR!

It’s official: starting in April, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will be distributed by National Public Radio! This is the culmination of months and months of meetings, negotiations and planning, and we’re so, so proud to make it public today. (And so, so proud of the sweet illustration that we just made (above).)

We’re excited to be joining forces with the big dogs in public radio, and excited that we’ll no longer have to spend like half of every conversation at every cocktail party explain the complicated square-rectangle relationship between “public radio” and “NPR.” (From now on, we can just be all, “yup, I do a show on NPR.” It’s gonna be great.)

We’ll be on the same team as our all-time favorites like Terry Gross and Brooke Gladstone, and our new jack favorites like Glynn Washington and Jad Abumrad. It’s an ideal situation.

If you’re a longstanding Bullseye listener, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The show will continue to be produce independently by MaximumFun.org, but now we’ll also have the cachet and manpower of NPR helping us to bring it to public radio stations around the country. Our hope is that this partnership will mean a better show, better guests and a bigger station lineup.

This is the next chapter in a story that started at my college radio station when I was 19. Twelve years later, I think our show is the best it’s ever been, and now we’re in position to take advantage of that fact.

As a great American once said… haters don’t be mad, ‘cause it’s all about progression… loiterers should be arrested.

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Congrats to Jesse and the Bullseye crew!  Well deserved and a long time coming.

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popculturebrain:

Wow! That’s showing some serious faith. 

Watch for a massive TV dose of everyone famous and funny in the near future.

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Installment No. 10

Peace out and XO, Y2K+12! 

1. The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco by a Japanese man.  International Waters

2. The movie Cobra is based on the novel Fair Game. Sylvester Stallone wrote the screen play adaptation of the novel and starred in the movie as the titular “Cobra.”  Mr. Stallone asked the author of the book, Paula Gosling, to remove her name from the novel and replace it with his. Ms. Gosling declined. How Did This Get Made

3. The giraffe is the only animal born with horns. Doug Loves Movies

4. Marvel comics has a trademark on the term “super hero.” DC comics has a trademark on “super-hero.” Yet, the most common spelling is “superhero.” Pop Culture Happy Hour

5. Los Angeles, California has more artists, actors, musicians, and dancers in the same place at the same time than anywhere in the history of human civilization. International Waters

6. Professional wrestler Necro Butcher, who was featured in the movie The Wrestler, graduated from high school at age 15 and is in Mensa. Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Your fortune cookie says: Happy New Year!

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Vote: Pick your 10 favorite Comedy Bang Bang episodes for the Best Of!

earwolf:

Comedy Bang Bang fans can vote on their ten favorite Comedy Bang Bang episodes for this year’s Best Of episode. Voting closes on December 10th!

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Installment No. 9

Hurricane Sandy is here. I have more non-perishable food and podfacts than I know what to do with.

1. The rapper 2 Chainz used to go by the stage name Tity Boi.  Who Charted

2. The first known joke was found on a Sumerian tablet dating from the 19th century, BCE.  It was a fart joke.  The Dinner Party

3. Calling candy sprinkles “jimmies” may be racist. Jordan, Jesse, Go!

4. Jon Hamm taught acting to Ellie Kemper, who plays “Erin” on The Office, when she was in high school. WTF

5. Ten people are recorded to have survived going over Niagara Falls. I do not recommend attempting it as you will be fined approximately $10,000 for stunting without a license. The Dinner Party

6. In the director’s cut of That Thing You Do, the viewer learns that Tom Hanks’s character is gay and in a committed relationship with a man played by former professional football player and Radio Shack spokesperson Howie Long. Nerdist

7. Science recently learned that the half-life of DNA is 521 years. So it seems real-life Jurassic Park isn’t in the cards. :( Also, time is running out to stock up on an endless supply of 16th-century emperors. The Dinner Party

Hope everyone’s safe and sound after Sandy’s visit. FWIW, “Tity Boi” is really fun to say out loud and I recommend it. At least global warming isn’t real lol!

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paulftompkins:

Coming this Tuesday, July 24th!

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Jorge Luis Borges (Nick Kroll) to the Dead Authors stage! 

Subscribe now! 

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I will never be the same again.
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fuckyeahwhocharted:

I will never be the same again.

(Created by Walt Keegan. Pic by Earwolf)

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paulftompkins:

earwolf:

Does a full episode of the new Comedy Bang Bang IFC television show interest you? 

BEHOLD

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Installment No. 8

Installment No. 8 is trim for bikini season.

1. If you need to play-act snorting cocaine for a film, television show, etc., powdered baby formula is your best option for a cocaine lookalike. The JV Club

2. Three hoarders who have been subjects on the television show Hoarders have also been Jeopardy! contestants. Sclarbro Country

3. PayPal’s terms of use include the option to destroy any goods conveyed through its service. So probably don’t use it to sell a valuable, authenticated World War I-era violin. The Dinner Party 

Really, really trim.