• jordanmorris:

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    CHECK THIS OUT!  Jordan, Jesse, Go! is doing a live show at this.  Please come to it.

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  • iamsouptown:
“ What a great day this was! Spent a shift scoopin’ ‘cream with the JJGo dudes (and, more importantly as an A+ #1 Judge John Hodgeman fan, bailiff Jesse Thorn) and my A+ #1 picture posing scoopers in arms @katertotbolos...

    iamsouptown:

    What a great day this was! Spent a shift scoopin’ ‘cream with the JJGo dudes (and, more importantly as an A+ #1 Judge John Hodgeman fan, bailiff Jesse Thorn) and my A+ #1 picture posing scoopers in arms @katertotbolos @rachellarahirschey @sarahjrock @sweetactionicecream #scoopinlife #jjgo #freeicecreamftw #wesocute (at Sweet Action Ice Cream)

    Throwback to that time we (and a legion of maxfunsters) bought a thousand ice cream cones for strangers.

  • demiadejuyi
gbe:
“ “what’s the next podcast for you guys after gilmore girls?”
about a month ago someone tweeted at us saying that i should stop complaining about the mean feedback we get, because our audience is just a bunch of women who love gilmore...

    demiadejuyigbe:

    “what’s the next podcast for you guys after gilmore girls?”

    about a month ago someone tweeted at us saying that i should stop complaining about the mean feedback we get, because our audience is just a bunch of women who love gilmore girls, and therefore are uncapable of being really mean. i thought it was really condescending to both our audience and to us. here’s an email we got yesterday. it’s easily the most concentrated mean response that’s been directed at just me, but it’s an amalgamation of many other mean, unconstructive things that people have said to us for over a year now.

    i started doing t his podcast because i thought it would be fun to document my opinion watching a show for the first time. it could have been literally any show. i had absolutely no tie to gilmore girls and hadn’t seen a second of it. that was the ‘hook,’ outside of it being two men talking about the show. by that very nature, i’ve never been as connected or in love with the show as most of our listeners, which creates a very uncomfortable disconnect that puts me at the center of attention for a show i enjoy but don’t ever consider close to my heart.

    because of this, since the beginning of the show i’ve been criticised for “not really liking the show.” we get emails and tweets from people complaining that because i don’t like certain characters right away, i’m not a “true fan.” we get emails and tweets from people telling us they yell at us in their cars over our stupid and “wrong” opinions and th at they only enjoy the show when their favorite guests come on to “set us right.” we get comments where people say “jokingly mean” or unintentionally racist (stop saying i look like kevin + guest’s “adopted child” every time we have a white guest) things about us as if we’re their best friends and not just strangers. we get emails complaining that we’re negative and pretentious any time we criticize something and try to explain why we don’t like it, and we get emails complaining that we don’t fully understand certain plot lines when we say that we do like them. somewhere along the line the podcast about watching gilmore girls from two people’s specific point of view became interpreted as watching gilmore girls from the correct point of view, and anything we say has to be right or it’s offensively wrong. 

    i hate that. i hate knowing it, and that stress has been something we’ve both been anxiously carrying with us through multiple seasons of the show. it’s why we get rambly sometimes, or try to backtrack, or try to play diplomat with our opinions, ending sentences by trying to predict our audience’s response, or insisting that we look up as many things we mention as possible so we don’t get an onslaught of “actually,” tweets. for two years, people have told us the 7th season of the show is awful, building our expectations to be super low. then starting the 7th season, people were mad and said we were biased, and “wanting” to hate it. we did hate the first two episodes, and tried our best to explain why while defending the idea that the season was not a lost cause. people hated it, said we were overly negative and aggressive. the rest of the season so far has been me enjoying the seventh season more than a lot of the other episodes of the show, but we still get the same feedback. “demi is so freaking aggressive.” “i hate how negative you guys are.” “this is the worst season of the show.” obviously it’s not one person sending so many conflicting opinions, but it’s multiple people feeling each way. it’s a shitty balancing act where we can’t win no matter how we feel about the show, and it’s not fun. it hasn’t been fun for five seasons now. 

    i said pretty early on that i didn’t want to do another podcast about a show after gilmore guys, and this has always been a big reason why. it’s not fun to do a podcast about a show and constantly feel like you’re at odds with your audience unless you’re feeling the exact way that they do at all times. it’s not enough to have fun, you have to have the right amount of fun. don’t go off topic, but also, go off topic more when it’s the guests they like. don’t be mean about the show, however, when it& rsquo;s the episodes universally deemed “the worst,” you better hate it or else your opinions don’t matter. i hate listening to the live shows, but also, you should come to this city for a live show.  think people are under the impression that our audience is much larger than it is (it’s way less than you think. pick a number. it’s smaller.) so we’re not people any more, we’re juggernauts. and that’s such a bummer, to know we’re so small and normal but to be treated like any unconstructive criticism levied at us is like throwing mud at a skyscraper. it makes it hard to enjoy the show. i find myself no longer asking “what do i feel about this” and instead asking “how does the audience want me to feel about this.” my interest in gilmore girls begins and ends when we hit record, but it’s constantly the only thing people want to talk to me about, whether that be positively or negatively .

    when people ask what show we’re going to do after gilmore girls, my kneejerk reaction is to yell. why is it assumed that there’s gonna be another show? how long will we have to do this? am i always gonna be “gilmore guy” for the rest of my life? i don’t want to repeat this with other shows, even though you have a “perfect suggestion” that is a show you love. doing a podcast can be so wonderful, and we receive plenty of kind comments from people who enjoy every minute of the show for what it is. but we also get people who constantly complain when my tone isn’t overwhelmingly positive or i don’t sound like i’m ecstatic to be sitting in a room talking about gilmore girls. if you’re one of those people, the next time you find yourself thinking “does demi even enjoy this show?” you can think of this, and remember that it happens almost every episode.

    edit: didn’t expect much of our audience to see this but now that more people are, i wanna clarify that this isn’t all just levied towards me. kevin gets his fair share of people saying mean things to him and it’s not cool either. it’s never a compliment for you to tell one of us you like us while shit-talking the other, it just makes us both feel bad. thank you to everybody saying nice words too- that wasn’t the point of this diatribe (let’s be real, that’s what it is folks) but it’s appreciated all the same

    yup!

    Sincerely,

    Jesse

  • putthison:

    Blue & White is the New White

    I’d fallen into a rut lately. I was only wearing white linen pocket squares. Granted, I was wearing ours, which is a cut above most, with hand-rolled edges and Irish linen, but still. Tasteful, but dull.

    Then we sent out our last Gentlemen’s Association shipment, made up of about a dozen styles of vintage Japanese indigo-on-white cotton. What I’ve found is that blue and white is a wonderful replacement for all white in almost any situation. I find that it sometimes is a little bold for an all-earth-tones outfit, but with almost anything else it looks fantastic. It especially sparkles with a blue blazer. And the cotton keeps it from looking too fancy.

    I lowered the prices of the squares we’ve got left - they’re all $45 each now. As per always, hand-rolled and cut in our atelier here in LA. Everything from vintage cotton gathered in my world travels. And now: versatility at a bargain price.

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  • penguinpanic:
“ I drew this picture to show how excited I am to be seeing Judge John Hodgman in September, here in the UK for London Podfest.
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This is lovely. Also: I HAVE A SPECIAL BAILIFF OUTFIT.

    penguinpanic:

    I drew this picture to show how excited I am to be seeing Judge John Hodgman in September, here in the UK for London Podfest.

    This is lovely. Also: I HAVE A SPECIAL BAILIFF OUTFIT.

  • People often ask me how and whether they should criticize their favorite stuff.

    Here are some rough draft questions to ask yourself when you feel moved to say what you don’t like about something.

    1. Are you a critic? In other wo rds, is your job (professionally or semi-professionally) to illuminate the work of others? If so, go for it. Remember your job is illumination, though, so if you’re being a dick and not adding insight, you’re failing at your job.
    2. Is this a public communication? If you are being negative about something publicly, you are offering your criticism to the creator publicly. I don’t care if it’s on Twitter or a message board or your personal blog or whatever and you imagine that it’s just between you and your best buds. If it’s public, it’s public. I guess there are situations where you want it to be public (like writing to a government official or something), but don’t pretend your communication is private if it isn’t, or that it’s the person you’re criticizing’s fault for seeing it. Most of the time, the best choices are a private communication (between friends or between you and a creator) or just k eeping it to yourself.
    3. Did the creator ask for feedback? If so, share it. Some creators love feedback, many don’t. Creating is hard, some people are helped by criticism, some are hurt by it. Most are in between and tend towards the latter. If they ask, though, it’s of course OK to answer (politely). If they didn’t ask… well, think twice (or three or four times).
    4. Do you have a relationship with the creator? Remember that while you feel you have an implied bilateral relationship with the creator through their work, your criticism may be their only experience of you. Your communication will mean a lot more if you’re someone who’s written in to offer a compliment in the past, or to ask a question, or just have some relationship other than critic with the creator. If you don’t, ask yourself why and if you want to start a relationship with someone who you (presumably) like by being negative with them.
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    5. Is this important? For example: in the very early days of Jordan Jesse Go, we’d sometimes use the word f*ggot. We were always clearly supporters of the LGBT community, never used it directly against a gay person (to our knowledge), often had LGBT friends as guests on the show, etc etc etc plea copping etc. A couple listeners wrote in and told us this was important to them and really bothered them. They kindly didn’t say, “how dare you?!” as they could have. They said “hey, you guys seem like good guys, that bums me out and is important to me. It’s probably not important to you, maybe just don’t say that.” And we did stop saying it and I am very grateful to those folks who helped us in that way. Because it actually was important. In contrast, we’ve received very, very angry emails about stuff like the sound of our producer’s laugh, or things we’ve gotten slightly wrong about superheros. Are those important ? Well, you can decide.
    6. Are you reacting to change? Often, when things change, we are upset by them. Especially if the change is to something we really love. Even a great change feels scary. So ask yourself it that’s what your criticism is about, and if it is, maybe give it a little time.
    7. Is your criticism in context? In any situation, the polite way to offer an unsolicited criticism is in context. Just as you would never criticize something about a friend’s rudeness at a dinner party without being clear that you love them, you should let people whose work you’re criticizing know how much you care about and appreciate their work. (Often people do something like this that’s actually the opposite of this - saying, “I pay your salary!” to pump up their own importance. That’s a dick move.)
    8. Is your opinion just, like, your opinion man? This is obviously a bit of a setup, but: yes. Often, I&rs quo;d say 75% of the time, the feedback creators get is presented as universal truth rather than personal opinion. This is human nature. It is also not helpful and often hurtful. Your opinion is your opinion, and in fact is your reaction, your feeling, not especially expert even. You are an expert on your own perspective and experience. When offering your thoughts, make it clear that you represent yourself, even if you’re sure everyone else on Earth agrees with you.
    9. Did you ask? People almost always say they’re sharing their feedback to be helpful. So if you want to be helpful, ask. “Do you want to hear what I think?” is a perfectly reasonable question that you are totally capable of asking before you spill your guts. If they say no… then it might be more helpful to write it in your journal.

    So: there you have it. If this seems excessively cautious, well… sure. Maybe it is. I can tell you that as a creator of thi ngs, it is very intense and difficult to have intimate communication lanes open to tens of thousands of people at once. Especially when the communications are about something as personal as art. I mean, imagine standing in front of a hundred people who want to share what they think of your work. Even that’s terrifying. The internet means we creators are always standing in front of EVERYONE who consumes our stuff. They all can tweet about us, blog about us, email us, whatever. It’s hard.

    But that’s where we stand. And of course there’s tons to be gained from considerate feedback. I really appreciate and actively solicit feedback. I give out my email address for goodness’ sake. But if you want to actually make the world better, keep these questions in mind.

  • putthison:

    Put This On Dads & Grads

    We’ve added some truly spectacular items to our shop in the last month or so - if you haven’t seen them, go take a look. It’s a perfect time to shop for dads and grads - don’t wait! Get them (or yourself) something special. Use the code RADDADGRAD and get free shipping on almost anything.

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  • putthison:

    Reigning Men: Men’s Style at LACMA

    With in-laws babysitting a week or so ago, my wife and I headed to LACMA here in LA to check out Reigning Men. It’s one of the most extensive and fascinating exhibitions of menswear I’ve ever seen. Styles ranged from the 18th century to the present day, with plenty of both everyday style and high fashion.

    Above are some shots I grabbed of some of the looks I’d characterize as oriented towards what menswear nerds call “classic style.” Tomorrow we’ll feature some of the more far-out and striking fashion pieces.

    A few of my favorites, above:

    • A shockingly tasteful ensemble from the early 1950s, which save for its strong-shouldered shape would look at home in a men’s store today
    • Tiny salesman sample swimsuits from the early 20th century. Love them so much.
    • Genuine Oxford bags, the monstrously huge trousers worn by stylish college students for a brief time in the 1920s and 30s.
    • Some truly indulgent at-home ensembles in silk and velvet, for men who’d slipped off their Edwardian work togs and were ready to drink.

    You can check out Ryan’s impressions of the exhibit for our series “Fashion and Style Drawings,” which focused on the more outre displays, and Bus station homo pick up gay porn homosexual guys

    hZTU1OTU0MDRiZDVkNjM0OGU4MDYxZSxkRUtTSm91ZA%3D%3D&b=t%3AExQ18woP1XUzEWVMIyipWA&p=http%3A%2F%2Fjessethorn.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F145513818336%2Fputthison-reigning-men-mens-style-at-lacma&m=1">check out the very lovely exhibition book. There’s even a mini-menswear bookshop as you leave the exhibition - I found a few titles that weren’t already in my library and I’m sure you will, too.

    Here’s some pictures I took of the amazing menswear exhibition at LACMA right now.

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  • penguinpanic:
“ I drew this picture to show how excited I am to be seeing Judge John Hodgman in September, here in the UK for London Podfest.
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    penguinpanic:

    I drew this picture to show how excited I am to be seeing Judge John Hodgman in September, here in the UK for London Podfest.

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  • putthison:

    More Magic at the Put This On Shop

    I’ve spent every Sunday combing through flea markets and estates for beautiful things to list in the Put This On Shop. Monday through Friday, our intrepid shop assistant Dan has been photographing and listing them. The result: a ton of new items for you to peruse.

    A pair of gold fill Ray Ban aviators that belonged to a real test pilot. Model boats, aloha shirts, varsity jackets. An Adlai Stevenson holographic tie clip. Gorgeous cufflinks. More lovely pins for your la pel.

    All of them are online today at putthisonshop.com. And today only, use the code SPRINGFORWARD for free shipping in the US.

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  • putthison:
“ Check out PTO on Instagram Put This On is on Instagram - follow us here.
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  • "It’s based on a wad of cash - different people contribute to the communal wad of cash; you need at least 3 people… and one of them is designated the Wad Lord. They wear a long white beard and a visor. And they…. the Wad Lord is the only one who knows how much money is in the Wad. Everyone else who has contributed knows how many bills they have contributed and what denominations, but they don’t know everyone else’s contributions…. The thing is you get the money if you get closest to it. It could be like $500… The Wad Lord is an omni-present, all-knowing, all-seeing… like a God-head… If you contribute like a $100 bill, you’re the only one who knows that there is more than $100 in there… but if you lose it, it is a much bigger risk.
    There’s a lot of flaws to this game… but I love how raw it is."
    Phil Elverum aka Mt Eerie explains THE OFFICIAL RULES OF WAD LORD on Jordan Jesse Go
  • Bilal covers How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore. A B-Side from the CD single of Fast Lane. My favorite cover of the Purple One ever.

  • It was hard to decide to write and record this Outshot for Bullseye. It’s been a tough day, and by the time you hear this, it’ll be next week or ten days from now. But it was what was in my heart today. Sorry if it’s rough, it was rough to write.

    My wife and I went to see Prince at the Fillmore. It was Valentine’s Day, maybe ten years ago.

    We were lined up outside. We’d never been to one of his shows, and we were surrounded by the folks who’d gotten tickets through his fan club.

    There was this tall guy, six six, maybe. Thin. Black, maybe forty something. Dressed in this wild outfit.

    And he was walking down the line. And every person in line he’d stop, give them a rose, and tell them that he loved them.

    < p>I struggled to figure it out for a minute. Like: did this guy work for the promoter? Was it like getting a bobblehead at a baseball game? He didn’t look high. He didn’t seem crazy. He didn’t want money. He didn’t seem to want anything.

    And by the time he got to us, it made sense to me. 

    This was just a guy who wanted to share a feeling. Just share something beautiful with each person. Tell each person he loved them, as they were.

    Look: Prince might have been the greatest pop musician of the last fifty years. He found #1 hits on his garbage pile and played every instrument and synthesized genres and danced his rear off and all of that stuff.

    But it’s not just that music. What he left was an idea and an example. He was this skinny, short, shy, fey black kid from a rough neighborhood. And he lived in an America where there were all of these cultural expectations of him, All these ideas based on all of that. And he didn’t reject the categories people wanted to put him in. He transcended them. Made them completely irrelevant.

    It wasn’t oppositional. It wasn’t negative. Prince said it, pretty simply. I am me. I am doing my thing. 

    And he invited everyone to come visit Paisley Park and do theirs.

    And so when I think of his leaving, I think of the people whose lives he helped define. I think of kids backed into corners in 1980s America. By circumstance of society or birth or whatever. Weird kids and queer kids and kids who were bad at doing whatever it was that was expected of them.

    Prince didn’t show them to be Prince. He showed them they could be themselves. That they could live without apology. Love defiantly.

    Prince gave them a rose.

  • putthison:

    Weird & Wonderful Wildlife

    When I was a kid, I had a huge coffee table book called “Weird and Wonderful Wildlife.” On the cover was one of those mandrills with the incredible blue and red noses. It was one of my most treasured posessions.

    The Put This On Shop is full of similarly weird and wonderful items. Sure, there’s the modesty and taste of our scarves (don’t miss the new Flying Ace scarf in white linen). More than that though, there’s the Notions & Miscellany section. It’s full of the kind of items that you never knew you needed to make your life complete. Which are, coincidentally, the very same items your friends and family need to make their life complete.

    Above are a few of my favorites. From the top, working left to right:

    Browse through the Put This On Shop - it’s so much more than pocket squares. (Though our pocket squares are still pretty spectacula r.)

    And since you read throug this whole thing, use the code GOODJOB and get 10% off.

    There are so many cool things in the PTO shop.

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