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Jesse Thorn

  1. Like Comedy? Into Boats? Check out the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival, Better Known as BoatParty.biz

    We spoke to the festival founder Jesse Thorn and some of the comedians.

    Ever wanted to spend a few days on a cruise to the Caribbean with some of your favorite comedians and musicians, but didn't think such a thing was even possible? Then let's talk about The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival, perhaps better known by its URL BoatParty.biz. We spoke to the founder and a few of the comedians about the festival.

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  2. David Letterman Is Retiring From The Late Show, Here’s Who I Think Should Replace Him

    I have a lot of feelings about this.

    Look. I have a lot of strong feelings about late night talk shows. I'm a comedian. I think we all do. It's looking like the David Letterman retiring rumor is true and that has me feeling feelings. Letterman is great, and he's going to leave a big hole. Who should fill it? Here's my pick, and no, I'm not picking myself.

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  3. Watch Tonight’s Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live Stream and See if Jesse Thorn Ends Up in a Filthy Lake

    How many diseases can you get from a lake?

    On this week's episode of The Geekosystem Podcast I talked about the Maximum Fun podcasting network, why I love it, and why I think it's a really brave business model. Tonight their annual MaxFunDrive ends with a live stream of Jordan, Jesse, Go! and Jesse might jump in the disgusting MacArthur Park Lake.

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  4. Learn the History of the Term “Winter Soldier” and Why Ed Brubaker Used the Name in Captain America

    "The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country" - Thomas Paine

    With Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming out soon I was curious about where the name "Winter Soldier" came from. It turns out it's a lot more than just a cool-sounding name comic book writer Ed Brubaker came up with. It has its roots in the Vietnam War and even goes back to Thomas Paine.

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  5. When and How Should You Correct Someone’s Grammar? Judge John Hodgman Makes a Ruling

    He even brought in friend of Geekosystem Emily Brewster as an expert witness!

    In a ruling near and dear to our hearts, purveyor of Internet justice Judge John Hodgman has stepped in to settle a dispute between a married couple about when one should and should not correct another person's grammar. Hodgman even brought in love-defining-lexicographer Emily Brewster as an expert witness.

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  6. Our Favorite Moments From the Jordan, Jesse, Go! Reddit AMA

    Give a little time for the child within you.

    Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn are two of the best podcasters around. They just did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about their show Jordan, Jesse, Go! Whether you're new to the show or a long-time fan, check out some of our favorite moments.

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  7. Our Own Eric Smith’s Geek’s Guide to Dating Gets a Great Review on Bullseye!

    Worlds collide! It's like a Venn Diagram of stuff we love overlapping!

    We haven't exactly been shy about our love for our contributing writer Eric Smith's Geek Guide to Dating or the NPR show Bullseye With Jesse Thorn, so imagine our surprise and delight yesterday when the book got a glowing recommendation on the show by Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder. Listen to the segment right here.

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  8. Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at One of Our Favorite Radio Shows and Podcasts, Bullseye With Jesse Thorn

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    Bullseye With Jesse Thorn is arguably one of the best radio shows around, and it's an argument we've made a few times on this site. The show and its host Thorn seek to bring listeners the very best in pop culture, and this new video takes a behind-the-scenes look at how and why the show is made. Let's go.

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  9. Regular E-Cigarettes Not Getting You Enough Attention? Try Look at mE-Cigarettes! [Video]

    I mean, you can't really, because this is just a comedy sketch.

    You know who looks cool with an e-Cigarette? No one does! They're silly looking, and clearly an attention grab, but if they're not enough of an attention grab then comedian and podcaster Jordan Morris has just the product for you -- the Look at mE-Cigarette! It's a much worse e-Cigarette for people who would want that in their life.

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  10. Podcast Hosts Kickstarted 1,000 Ice Cream Cones to Give to Strangers in Denver [Video]

    I hope Chip Dipson and Dip Dobson got some ice cream. They've earned it.

    Most of the Kickstarter campaigns we cover on the site are centered around gadgets, games, or movies, but those aren't the only things you can do with Kickstarter. Case in point, podcast hosts Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris from Jordan, Jesse, Go! Kickstarted 1,000 ice cream cones to give to strangers. Yup. That's a thing you can do.

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  11. White House Takes on Patent Trolls, Promises Reform of Patent System

    Patent trolls are the worst, so the White House is finally doing something about them.

    The United States patent system is broken. Instead of its intended purpose of protecting inventors from having their ideas stolen, it's been turned into something used to stifle innovation. Today the White House announced a plan to reform the patent system, and to stop so-called Patent Trolls.

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  12. This NPR Bracket Might Be Nerdiest Alternative to NCAA Tournament

    Today starts the NCAA March Madness tournament. Yawn. I don't want to perpetuate the stereotype that geeks can't also like sports, but man, do I hate March Madness.* The real action is in public radio feuds, and that's why I'm pumped to see that 89.3 KPCC has 32 NPR shows going head-to-head in an NCAA style tournament bracket. The smart money (mine) is on Bullseye to take the whole thing against Car Talk in the finals.

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  13. John Hodgman Covers Glee’s Cover of Jonathan Coulton’s Cover of “Baby Got Back”

    You all listen to the Judge John Hodgman podcast, right? RIGHT? Good. In case you missed last week's episode, it featured one of the greatest moments in the show's history. The show is hosted by occasional Daily Show correspondent, professional PC, knower of all things, and eccentric millionaire John Hodgman with co-host "Bailiff" Jesse Thorn. Hodgman sang the cover of "Baby Got Back" featured in an episode of Glee that was stolen from Jonathan Coulton, who was in the audience. Hodgman and Coulton are friends, and unlike Glee, Hodgman at least gave Coulton implied credit.

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  14. Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn on How and Why to Make Your Thing

    Jesse Thorn is kind of my hero. My first "editor's pick" here at Geekosystem was his public radio show and podcast Bullseye, and I made it my first recommendation for a reason. It's really something special. When I found out Thorn was doing his talk "Make Your Thing" here in New York, well I certainly wasn't going to miss that. I had a chance to sit down with Jesse before the talk at the Etsy Holiday Pop-Up Shop to discuss making our things, sincerity, and what it means to be a geek.

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