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Today's Contest, 7/13: Andy Andrist's "Dumb It Down for the Masses"


Another comedy CD courtesy of Stand Up! Records is today's prize. Your challenge is to write a haiku on the theme, "Seasons Change (The Sound of Young America)."

Email your answer to contest at maximumfun dot org, include your address and poem in the body and the date in the subject. If you dowanna be on our list, mention that. I'll close the contest around close of business, pacific time.

Ready, set, go!


See new post for winners.

Lauryn Hill in Santa Cruz Saturday Night


just announced by the Catalyst in Santa Cruz.
Ages 16+
$50 in advance
Doors open 8:30PM/ Show starts 9:30PM
Buy tickets

Sometimes people try to tell me Mr. T is old irony.


Then I read something like this, and my faith is renewed. THE T IS FOR TOUGH BUT IT IS ALSO FOR TENDERNESS.

Just wait until the part of listener appreciation month when we give away the MR. T BOOKS!

I love Ask Metafilter part 4(?): Eccentricities


Let's just say you're a boring person, and you want to spice yourself up with a charming eccentricity. Probably the best way to choose one is to ask metafilter, right?

Question: is this New Sincerity? Are acquired eccentricities New Sincerity? At first I thought no, but now I think that they may well be.

Today's Contest, 7/12: Jimmy Shubert's "Pandemonium"


Today's Sound of Young America contest is for a copy of the Jimmy Shubert CD "Pandemonium," courtesy of Stand Up! Records.

Here's your question: what are the nicknames of the three hosts of "The College Years?"

Email your answer to contest at maximimumfun dot org, with the date in the subject, and your answer and mailing address in the body. If you don't want to be on our email list mention it. Remember that entering one of the little contests also enters you in the contest for the Pez MP3 player at the end of the month.

Ready, set... GO!


Our winner is Arthur from Sioux Falls, SD, who correctly answered "America's Radio Sweetheart," "Big Time," and "Boy Detective."

Heavy Metal Parking Lot


The greatest pre-concert film ever made.

(thanks yogaflame)

San Francisco Standup Gets a Home


Listener Chad Lehrman just started up, which looks like it'll be a great resource for folks interested in comedy in the Bay Area. He's got calendars for all the clubs in town in one place, plus news and forums. Looks great.

He's also offering TSOYA blog readers two tickets to the 50 Mason Lounge:
Thursday, July 29th, 8PM, $10
Featuring Greg Edwards, Laundry Basket & Spiegelman, and more

First two to email gets them.

Fresh Energy, New Ideas.


Chris from the wonderful sketch group Elephant Larry has a brilliant idea: FirePigeons. Brilliant breakdown and RFP here.

Today's Contest, 7/11: Tom Rhodes' "Hot Sweet Ass"


Today's Listener Appreciation Month Contest: a copy of Tom Rhodes' CD "Hot Sweet Ass," courtesy once again of the good folks at Stand Up! Records.

If you want to win a copy of the CD, just answer this question: where did Tom Rhodes host a Tonight Show-style late night talk show?

Email your answer to contest at, with the date in the subject, and your answer and address in the body of the email. As usual, if you don't want to be on our email list, please mention that as well.

Also: rember that at the end of the month, we're having a BIG drawing for the PEZ MP3 Player! This drawing will be from all of the entries from all of the contests. So if you don't enter the little ones, you won't win the big one!

**Contest closed!**
Congrats to Daryl in Guelph, Ontario, who correctly answered Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

Andrew WK is BACK and he's BADDER THAN EVER.


Or at least, so say Fluxblog. Apparently his new record may be Japan-only... we'll see. Thanks Josh!

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