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You Look Nice Today | A Journal of Emotional Hygiene is one of those podcasts all the kids are talking about these days. It's just a few guys, you know, talking, but it's newish, amusing, and one of the guys is Metafilter's Very Own™ MerlinMann.

As always, the funny is subjective. Your mileage may vary. I like it, anyway.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken (41 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Have you design skills and an interest in men’s uniforms? Does the idea of a very tight crotch area and optional merit badges pique your curiosity? Well, we could use your help.

Merit badges? This is creepy.
posted by three blind mice at 2:16 AM on May 29, 2008


Creepy or funny? YOU DECIDE!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:29 AM on May 29, 2008


OK! I WILL!
posted by From Bklyn at 2:42 AM on May 29, 2008


FUNNY!

(Oh, jesus, FUNNY... wiping eyes, aching ribs)
posted by From Bklyn at 3:17 AM on May 29, 2008


I'm gonna go wash my car now...
posted by From Bklyn at 3:17 AM on May 29, 2008


That's right, folks. Post here once, and you're property.
posted by Malor at 3:36 AM on May 29, 2008


Who the fuck talks about podcasts?
posted by Spacelegoman at 4:09 AM on May 29, 2008


Talking about podcasts is like architecting about Elvis Costello.
posted by melorama at 4:16 AM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


That said, YLNT is perfectly funny, and is a great apertif to Tom Scharpling's The Best Show on WFMU podcast, where fans of YLNT (and vice versa) would find much to love. But I'm sorta biased.
posted by melorama at 4:20 AM on May 29, 2008



Who the fuck talks about podcasts?


Who the hell types about them?
posted by Mblue at 4:29 AM on May 29, 2008


It is funny as hell. There's a bit too much corpsing going on sometimes, but it's one of my favorite podcasts. Plus it taught me a new dance.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:49 AM on May 29, 2008


That's right, folks. Post here once, and you're property.

I would have thought the ™ was a give-away that that was a joke. No? Not obvious? Shouldn't have bothered then. Stinkface.

Who the fuck talks about podcasts?

You know, the kids.

Also, get off my lawn.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:51 AM on May 29, 2008


I like this podcast. I heartily approve. But not everyone might dig the "three dudes sitting around acting silly" vibe.

I do, though. It's what I do with my friends in normal conversation anyway.
posted by grubi at 6:19 AM on May 29, 2008


I laughed. Out loud. A couple of times. Thumbs up for me.
posted by bonecrusher at 6:40 AM on May 29, 2008


tl;dl
posted by Space Coyote at 6:41 AM on May 29, 2008


This is definitely amusing. I've never really done the podcast thing before, but I actually downloaded all of the episodes and burned them to CD-ROM so I could listen to them in my car on the way to work this morning. I now find myself doing The Fishstick at my desk.
posted by greenie2600 at 6:41 AM on May 29, 2008


This podcast taught me how to do the fishtick. For that, I will forever be in its debt.
posted by cyclopticgaze at 6:50 AM on May 29, 2008


Is this the thread where we post our Fishstick videos?
posted by ewagoner at 7:04 AM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was laughing within the first minute. Loved it.

(I dream of the day a person can wear a fanny pack in peace. Of course they're right about it meaning I've given up but still, there's my water bottle and my bus pass and a pack of gum and my hands are still free to tie the noose.)
posted by lysistrata at 7:15 AM on May 29, 2008


Talking about podcasts is like architecting about Elvis Costello.

That could be cool.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:30 AM on May 29, 2008


So is Merlin Mann a nom-de-plume, or does he owe his parents a stiff beating?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:59 AM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also, if my surname was Mann, I'd be obliged to name my firstborn Yo-letmeholdadollar
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:03 AM on May 29, 2008


Excellent. Now I can get rid of my imaginary friends.
posted by srboisvert at 8:33 AM on May 29, 2008


tl;dl

Sorry, I'm old. What does this mean?
posted by fixedgear at 8:33 AM on May 29, 2008


fixedgear: It's an indication that the poster is far too busy to type out the sentence "It was too long, so I didn't listen", much less to actually listen to the linked media.
posted by ewagoner at 9:02 AM on May 29, 2008


Thanks much.
posted by fixedgear at 9:08 AM on May 29, 2008


Great podcast, unfortunately they're not doing one this week. If you want a chuckle every few hours, follow Merlin's twitters too. One of my favorites in recent days:
In the minutes it takes Photoshop to launch, it should show an 80s action montage of the app applying camo paint & strapping on many knives.
posted by condour75 at 9:42 AM on May 29, 2008


Oh wow, how did I not think of posting this podcast!? I love this podcast and only after 3 episodes it shot up to my top 5 podcast list, it amazingly funny and i really appreciate just having the random convo compared to every tech/videogame podcast that i listen to that usually have the same news.
posted by Del Far at 10:11 AM on May 29, 2008


"'Course I been tempted! I'm a fancy corporate lawyer who might be a chicken!"
posted by joshrholloway at 10:44 AM on May 29, 2008


I'm three minutes into it and I've been cracking up pretty much the whole time. Thank you.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:19 AM on May 29, 2008


Heh, this post and you have been twittered, Stav.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:22 AM on May 29, 2008


Dogpiling on. Driving to work with YLNT is like carpooling with three funny geeks who happen to be massive coprophiliacs.
posted by RakDaddy at 12:00 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: like carpooling with three funny geeks who happen to be massive coprophiliacs.
posted by gofargogo at 12:05 PM on May 29, 2008


Who doesn't love YLNT? It's a hard-hitting and informative look into modern medicine; I urge you all to join the fight against Sacks-Minnelli disease.
posted by cgomez at 2:05 PM on May 29, 2008


And that, Ladies & Gentlemen, is why people write scripts. So, so bad. But then, there's always room for something on the internet. I guess I'm not nerdy enough to get a laugh out of this. However, I will be able to make a note of those who like this and judge them harshly in other threads where humour is involved.

I could have changed my duvet cover instead of listening to this. Ruin my domestic routine why don't you Stav?
posted by i_cola at 2:19 PM on May 29, 2008


Watch out for the MONSTERS OF PODCASTING TOUR, featuring You Look Nice Today and Jordan, Jesse Go! coming to your town in 2008!

(OK, so far, we're only coming to San Francisco... but we may come to Los Angeles!)
posted by YoungAmerican at 2:22 PM on May 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


YLNT and JJGO! fit precisely together in my mind, Jesse/YoungAmerican. Love both 'casts immensely. I really like listening to smart, funny, clearly life-loving folks sit around and make the funny together, if only in part because I wish I was there scaling the ziggurat of comedy along with 'em.

Sadly, comedy ziggurats are few and far between in the hinterlands of Korea, although I do spot the occasional comedy shanty off in the distance.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:51 PM on May 29, 2008


You want to get out more Stav...Look out for The Mighty Boosh amongst others. They may be getting paid but they're sitting atop the ziggurat wondering what the hell those spotty, white boys are doing scrabbling around in the undergrowth way down there.
posted by i_cola at 6:07 AM on May 30, 2008


Look out for The Mighty Boosh amongst others

I think I see the ways in which our tastes in comedy diverge much more clearly now.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:36 AM on June 1, 2008


I could have changed my duvet cover instead of listening to this.

You could have changed your duvet cover while listening to this!
posted by bjrn at 9:26 AM on June 2, 2008


Wow... this turned out to be really funny. Pleasant surprise!
posted by ph00dz at 5:18 AM on June 7, 2008


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