The Jordan, Jesse, Go/Penny Arcade fight that wasn't.

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So, the best podcasts on the Internet are by Jesse Thorn. www.maximumfun.org
His job is a PRI show called The Sound Of Young America. He does a stellar job curating it, focusing mainly on comedy, hip-hop, and less self-serious authors. http://feeds.feedburner.com/tsoya
Do you like Community? Donald Glover's here. http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoya/tsoya091208_donaldglover.mp3
Amazing puns? Sarah Vowell has them. http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoya/tsoya0810278_sarahvowell.mp3
Skeptical of hip-hop? The Bun B interview's brilliant. http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoya/tsoya090504_bunb.mp3
He's not in the highest tier of interviewers quite yet, but the man has time and tons of talent.

He also does a comedy podcast akin to his college comedy show ( http://feeds.feedburner.com/collegeyears My favorite: http://media.libsyn.com/media/collegeyears/cy0705404_020418.mp3 Try the Hanna-Barbera sketch, at least.) called Jordan, Jesse, Go. It's the funniest podcast there is. Jordan, his co-host and contributor to FuelTV's The Daily Habit, could nerd out comfortably here (Fatal Fury Special references, for instance).
Need evidence? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/T9gXAxZzJ9k/jjgo100322_ep128.mp3 (5:40-12:31 is pretty much what the best shows are like)
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/nyPvSnc8_ZU/jjgo080527_ep62corrected.mp3
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/5iYuK-_yYSs/jjgo090112_ep86.mp3
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/WwVkdu0IaKU/jjgo070501_ep21.mp3 Listen from episode 1, I think. There are callbacks!

Unfortunately, the Penny Arcade people's agent didn't know the difference. They're on a book tour, you know. She booked them on the comedy show instead of the interview show without their knowledge, and they, uh, didn't enjoy themselves.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/2010/3/1
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/3/1
http://forum.maximumfun.org/viewtopic.php?t=4469&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=113594
http://forum.maximumfun.org/viewtopic.php?t=4558

Jesse just released the episode. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thornmorris/jjgothelostepisode.mp3 *cringe* Open hostility starts around 15 minutes, wanes, and then finishes strong!

Basically, Jordan and Jesse recognized the misunderstanding and regretted it and 1 of the Penny Arcade people offered a half-apology and related that they were tired and grumpy. Penny Arcade people thought they were there for an interview and ended up with hipsters, while Jordan and Jesse thought they were there to laugh and ended up with dour nerds. So, why post it? (My opinions follow, not Jesse's.)

1. It actually ends up being as funny as trainwrecks can be.
2. I thought it'd be better to contextualize it before someone else did.
3. It's a good reminder that certain gamers don't know how to act in public. Presumably, most of us would ask if we were being pranked, at which point the misunderstanding could be resolved. So, don't be socially awkward. Okay, all? Lesson learned.
4. Because the Penny Arcade people couldn't get Rian Johnson, Maria Bamford, or Andrew W.K. to THEIR convention. And they're Internet-famous!
5. It's a perfect excuse to get people to listen to Jesse's shows at least once. So, please do. Podcast GAF would love it, I think.
 

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Since when do you have to ask for permission to post someones podcast on a public forum?
 

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GhaleonQ said:
So, the best podcasts on the Internet are by Jesse Thorn. www.maximumfun.org
His job is a PRI show called The Sound Of Young America. He does a stellar job curating it, focusing mainly on comedy, hip-hop, and less self-serious authors. http://feeds.feedburner.com/tsoya
Do you like Community? Donald Glover's here. http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoya/tsoya091208_donaldglover.mp3
Amazing puns? Sarah Vowell has them. http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoya/tsoya0810278_sarahvowell.mp3
Skeptical of hip-hop? The Bun B interview's brilliant. http://media.libsyn.com/media/tsoya/tsoya090504_bunb.mp3
He's not in the highest tier of interviewers quite yet, but the man has time and tons of talent.

He also does a comedy podcast akin to his college comedy show ( http://feeds.feedburner.com/collegeyears My favorite: http://media.libsyn.com/media/collegeyears/cy0705404_020418.mp3 Try the Hanna-Barbera sketch, at least.) called Jordan, Jesse, Go. It's the funniest podcast there is. Jordan, his co-host and contributor to FuelTV's The Daily Habit, could nerd out comfortably here (Fatal Fury Special references, for instance).
Need evidence? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/T9gXAxZzJ9k/jjgo100322_ep128.mp3 (5:40-12:31 is pretty much what the best shows are like)
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/nyPvSnc8_ZU/jjgo080527_ep62corrected.mp3
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/5iYuK-_yYSs/jjgo090112_ep86.mp3
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thornmorris/~5/WwVkdu0IaKU/jjgo070501_ep21.mp3 Listen from episode 1, I think. There are callbacks!

Unfortunately, the Penny Arcade people's agent didn't know the difference. They're on a book tour, you know. She booked them on the comedy show instead of the interview show without their knowledge, and they, uh, didn't enjoy themselves.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/2010/3/1
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/3/1
http://forum.maximumfun.org/viewtopic.php?t=4469&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=113594
http://forum.maximumfun.org/viewtopic.php?t=4558

Jesse just released the episode. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thornmorris/jjgothelostepisode.mp3 *cringe* Open hostility starts around 15 minutes, wanes, and then finishes strong!

Basically, Jordan and Jesse recognized the misunderstanding and regretted it and 1 of the Penny Arcade people offered a half-apology and related that they were tired and grumpy. Penny Arcade people thought they were there for an interview and ended up with hipsters, while Jordan and Jesse thought they were there to laugh and ended up with dour nerds. So, why post it? (My opinions follow, not Jesse's.)

1. It actually ends up being as funny as trainwrecks can be.
2. I thought it'd be better to contextualize it before someone else did.
3. It's a good reminder that certain gamers don't know how to act in public. Presumably, most of us would ask if we were being pranked, at which point the misunderstanding could be resolved. So, don't be socially awkward. Okay, all? Lesson learned.
4. Because the Penny Arcade people couldn't get Rian Johnson, Maria Bamford, or Andrew W.K. to THEIR convention. And they're Internet-famous!
5. It's a perfect excuse to get people to listen to Jesse's shows at least once. So, please do. Podcast GAF would love it, I think.
You seem a little, uh, biased about the whole thing. :lol
 
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I'm going straight to 5:40 of that one file and if it isn't instantly funny without an ounce of context I am hating you forever.
 

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I'm going straight to 5:40 of that one file and if it isn't instantly funny without an ounce of context I am hating you forever.
If you don't post a biting insult that makes me laugh after those 7 minutes, I counter your hate.

No_Style said:
I did that. It wasn't funny, but I am not hating Ghaleon forever. Just for the next 20 minutes or so.
I play Cammy? Better?
 

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I have listened to a couple The Sound of Young Americas and they've been interesting, but listening to this podcast is... let me say I understand and agree with Penny Arcade, this is painful. And it hasn't even gotten heated yet

Also I'm trying to understand what this "New Sincerity" thing is, and I don't even:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sincerity#New_sincerity_in_The_Sound_of_Young_America

That whole section is the most stupidest what

Edit: this is the worst audio anything I've listened to in so long

Edit 2: They've gone from talking about Astro vans to Baryshnikov to cane sugar in less than 2 minutes and they honestly seem to be trying to actively ignore the PA guys
 

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Unfortunately, the Penny Arcade people's agent didn't know the difference. They're on a book tour, you know. She booked them on the comedy show instead of the interview show without their knowledge.
Aye, there's the rub.

Going on a random podcast with a group of people you don't know to promote your book doesn't strike me as the best way to advertise anyway.
 

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And, honestly, I don't see any reason why fans of GFW Radio's humor wouldn't like this. It's the exact same, but smarter/funnier/faster.
It's like you are actively trying to get GAF to hate this.
 

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Jordan, Jesse, Go is the best podcast I listen to by far and every episode lights my week as no other show does. Reading all the context around this legendary episode added a bit of a morbid wish to listen to it immediately... just like watching a car crash. :D

And the PA post and comic are ruthlessly funny but maybe a little bit misdirected, they should have directed their hostility to their own agent... But now I will go listen to this.
 

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Wow, this is a really unpleasant podcast. It's like these people are going out of their way to be awful.

EDIT: Okay, the unbridled aggression from the PA guys actually made me laugh. At least some of this is listenable.
 

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GhaleonQ said:
Unfortunately, the Penny Arcade people's agent didn't know the difference.
Call me stupid but I'm not following. Didn't know the difference between what? It sounds like you just described a pod cast, said they like to nerd out, and then said Penny Arcade didn't know the difference.
 

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A few of you guys seem to be implying that the PA guys just didn't "get" the format of the podcast, but I'm struggling to understand what's not to "get". These guys are totally unfunny, stringing along unfunny jokes into even longer unfunny jokes, dropping non sequiturs at an annoying rate, seemingly putting effort into talking about genuinely stupid crap, I just don't understand how anyone could possibly enjoy this
 

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These guys are totally unfunny, stringing along unfunny jokes into even longer unfunny jokes, dropping non sequiturs at an annoying rate, seemingly putting effort into talking about genuinely stupid crap, I just don't understand how anyone could possibly enjoy this
I know, jerry and michael can't talk for shit
 

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I was an avid listener of JJGO a few years back. It was a more enjoyable exchange between Jordan and Jesse, but it soon became the Jesse controls all show and any bit of humor Jordan squeezed in an episode was vastly overshadowed by the ungodly annoying and self obsessed Jesse. I at least have JJGO to thank for introducing me to my favorite comedy podcast, Stop Podcasting Yourself.
 

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Kenta, didn't you click the Wikipedia link? "With each spoken word or action in the scene, an improviser makes an offer, meaning that he or she defines some element of the reality of the scene. This might include giving another character a name, identifying a relationship, location, or using mime to define the physical environment. It is the responsibility of the other improvisers to accept the offers that their fellow performers make; to not do so is known as blocking, negation, or denial, which usually prevents the scene from developing. Some performers may deliberately block (or otherwise break out of character) for comedic effect -- this is known as gagging -- but this generally prevents the scene from advancing and is frowned upon by many improvisers. Accepting an offer is usually accompanied by adding a new offer, often building on the earlier one; this is a process improvisers refer to as "Yes, And..." and is considered the cornerstone of improvisational technique."

See? Easy.

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Call me stupid but I'm not following. Didn't know the difference between what? It sounds like you just described a pod cast, said they like to nerd out, and then said Penny Arcade didn't know the difference.
They were supposed to be on the traditional Fresh Air-style show that's the real job of 1 of the guys. The booker screwed up.
 

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Kenta, didn't you click the Wikipedia link? "With each spoken word or action in the scene, an improviser makes an offer, meaning that he or she defines some element of the reality of the scene. This might include giving another character a name, identifying a relationship, location, or using mime to define the physical environment. It is the responsibility of the other improvisers to accept the offers that their fellow performers make; to not do so is known as blocking, negation, or denial, which usually prevents the scene from developing. Some performers may deliberately block (or otherwise break out of character) for comedic effect -- this is known as gagging -- but this generally prevents the scene from advancing and is frowned upon by many improvisers. Accepting an offer is usually accompanied by adding a new offer, often building on the earlier one; this is a process improvisers refer to as "Yes, And..." and is considered the cornerstone of improvisational technique."

See? Easy.
Oh I see, you're trying to imply that this show is improve hilarity! Yeah, not feeling that. It seems to be a random mix of cultural detritus and uninteresting topics. But yeah...that "Waterworld" improv...hilarious! :\
 

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GhaleonQ said:
Kenta, didn't you click the Wikipedia link? "With each spoken word or action in the scene, an improviser makes an offer, meaning that he or she defines some element of the reality of the scene. This might include giving another character a name, identifying a relationship, location, or using mime to define the physical environment. It is the responsibility of the other improvisers to accept the offers that their fellow performers make; to not do so is known as blocking, negation, or denial, which usually prevents the scene from developing. Some performers may deliberately block (or otherwise break out of character) for comedic effect -- this is known as gagging -- but this generally prevents the scene from advancing and is frowned upon by many improvisers. Accepting an offer is usually accompanied by adding a new offer, often building on the earlier one; this is a process improvisers refer to as "Yes, And..." and is considered the cornerstone of improvisational technique."
I see that, but the people on this podcast are failing to be funny right out of the gate by trying to talk about license plate frames and Waterworld and omelets

It's like they're trying to be funny by mentioning things they've heard OTHER people say funny things about, but these guys just come across as doofuses

Obviously this conversation isn't productive at all and I need to remind myself that taste is subjective so I'll just go ahead and bow out, enjoy your podcast
 

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I'm torn. On one hand, I think Ghaleon's spot-on about this whole stupid situation. On the other, up to now I haven't seen one of Ghaleon's posts that I haven't rolled my eyes at.
 

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The more I listen to this, the more I think about how much I liked the EA Podcast episode with the Penny Arcade guys.

Plus it has Jeff Green. He was on a podcast called GFW Radio that should appeal to fans of JJGO that like dumber/slower/less funny humor, according to Ghaleon.
 

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notworksafe said:
Oh I see, you're trying to imply that this show is improve hilarity! Yeah, not feeling that. It seems to be a random mix of cultural detritus and uninteresting topics. But yeah...that "Waterworld" improv...hilarious! :\
Mmm, I think I typed that they were both throwing out multiple inroads for the Penny Arcade guys. They sat there because they thought they were going to be interviewed. And since there's nothing more cringeworthy than bad improv, the situation gets increasingly desperate until the Penny Arcade guys start saying the names of Dune characters.

I've come to terms with your opinion, notworksafe. Settle down! *reads follow-up post* Oh, come on. Trolling?

Fair enough, kenta.

obonicus said:
I'm torn. On one hand, I think Ghaleon's spot-on about this whole stupid situation. On the other, up to now I haven't seen one of Ghaleon's posts that I haven't rolled my eyes at.
P.M. me so we can stop this feud that I don't know about.
 

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GhaleonQ said:
They were supposed to be on the traditional Fresh Air-style show that's the real job of 1 of the guys. The booker screwed up.
Fresh Air should totally book the PA guys. I'm sure Teri Gross could really get a great interview out of them. In related public radio news, PAX East got a mention on the Kojo Nnamdi show today (clip starts at 10:30).
 

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Not trolling, just pointing out another podcast that interviewed the PA guys where they were either in a better mood or better setting where they were more comfortable. Very different sounding, at the least.

http://www.ea.com/blogs/ea-underground/ea-podcast-18-gabe-tycho-penny-arcade for those that are interested.
"Smart" seemed to rub you the wrong way. Obviously, "smart humor" can be awful (bad Dennis Miller or British sketch shows gone awry being the obvious examples). It's value-neutral when it comes to comedy. I think this podcast is both funny and smart. That's all I meant. Got it?
 

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"Smart" seemed to rub you the wrong way. Obviously, "smart humor" can be awful (bad Dennis Miller or British sketch shows gone awry being the obvious examples). It's value-neutral when it comes to comedy. I think this podcast is both funny and smart. That's all I meant. Got it?
Yep just different opinions. Comedy is especially subjective.

EDIT: This podcast kinda reminds me of the Ken P.D. Snydecast. It's another one that is kinda focused on little pop culture things and a bit of randomness. Plus one of the people on it is Dana Snyder, the voice of Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. You might want to check it out http://www.asitecalledfred.com/category/ken-pd-snydecast/
 

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This just reminds me if why I hate most improv comedy. The people who do it think they are hilarious and tend to be oblivious to anything else.
 
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