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Codefellas, starring John Hodgman.
June 21, 2013 5:54 AM   Subscribe

"I may be a high functioning zinfandel addict with three estranged wives who's seen Kissinger naked, but I am NOT an over sharer." (SLNYT)
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch (18 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Hodgman".
posted by spinn at 5:56 AM on June 21, 2013


I think you mean "Deranged Millionaire".
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:59 AM on June 21, 2013


Ack. Any admin wanna fix that?
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch at 5:59 AM on June 21, 2013


"want to". okay now I'm just crossing the line
posted by spinn at 6:04 AM on June 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


That was just weird, obviously there's a reference I don't get and/or it's just lame.
posted by MikeWarot at 6:05 AM on June 21, 2013


Sadly, I've met old "spooks" that are that obnoxious. It's just not that far from reality.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:12 AM on June 21, 2013


[Okay, fixed the spelling. (it helps to flag your comment asking for a fix, so that we will see it asap)]
posted by taz at 6:21 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was just weird, obviously there's a reference I don't get and/or it's just lame.

Video description:
WIRED's new animated series takes you inside the secretive world of a slightly askew NSA, with the eccentric Agent Topple, played by John Hodgman, and his young hacker protégé, Nicole Winters.
OK, technically, how did they make that video? Because it looks like they shot video of people and then ran it through the cartoonerator to... do what? Make it palatable for people who will only watch cartoons?
posted by pracowity at 6:46 AM on June 21, 2013


Haha, "faux intellectual" hasn't been done this well since Frasier. Funny only if you think irony is difficult.
posted by Napierzaza at 6:48 AM on June 21, 2013


Are we sure that quote isn't just from The Whelk's MeFite bio?
posted by dry white toast at 6:53 AM on June 21, 2013


The animation reminded of "Get Your War On" (as does the content). Not a bad thing.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:53 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love "Get Your War On". But if they already have John Hodgman doing the voice, why not video of John Hodgman? Is it so he can just phone it in?
posted by pracowity at 7:01 AM on June 21, 2013


Cartoonerator.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:32 AM on June 21, 2013


Angleton in his slippers murmuring towards
orchard sprayer with broken
hose
fix it, fix it.
posted by clavdivs at 7:50 AM on June 21, 2013


The rotoscoping reminds me of A Scanner Darkly, which I suppose is appropriate.
posted by JohnnyB at 8:33 AM on June 21, 2013


Oooh good timing. I finished Bored to Death sesason 3 yesterday evening and many of my favorite moments featured John Hodgman as Louis Green. If you're a fan of Hodgman and haven't seen Bored to Death, check it out. He appears every season in 2 or 3 episodes and he's always delightful even though his character is kind of an asshole.
posted by Green With You at 9:06 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


AlonzoMosleyFBI: "The animation reminded of "Get Your War On" (as does the content). Not a bad thing."

It's not a coincidence. David Rees (creator of GYWO) was involved in creating Codefellas.

Unrelated: for more than a moment, I was very confused why this post was labeled Single Link New York Times.
posted by mokin at 9:40 AM on June 21, 2013


The Conde Nast Entertainment flash at the end made it for me.
posted by kdar at 2:53 AM on June 23, 2013


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