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Ol' Festerpants
October 3, 2005 3:08 PM   Subscribe

700 hobo names as read by John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise (accompanied by Jonathan Coulton on the git box).
posted by tristeza (10 comments total)

 
Sigh. I miss the Little Gray Book lectures. (Although not enough to move back to NY.) Thanks for this, tristeza.
posted by dersins at 3:40 PM on October 3, 2005


I almost fell down at "hobo zero" but "Sweet Daddy Champagne" and "James Finnimore Cooper" were great too.
posted by Sellersburg/Speed at 3:47 PM on October 3, 2005


I preordered this book on Amazon months ago, hope it's funnier than this piece...
posted by jonson at 3:57 PM on October 3, 2005


This is wonderful.

#71: Canadian Football Pete
#82: Stick-Legs McOhio
#93: Ovid
#127: Terri Gross
#147: Jetho the Pagan

... but you can only listen to this for so long...
posted by Ricky_gr10 at 8:06 PM on October 3, 2005


[this is good]
posted by muckster at 8:22 PM on October 3, 2005


There is no such thing as a "hobo" name.
posted by davy at 6:54 AM on October 4, 2005


If there's no such thing as a hobo name, how do you explain those SEVEN HUNDRED hobo names, huh? That's like saying there's no such thing as a Jedi name! Of course there's such a thing as a Jedi name! I got a Jedi name! Nyah! I even got my own cyborg name!
posted by ZachsMind at 9:02 AM on October 4, 2005


...and my own Pokéname!
posted by ZachsMind at 9:08 AM on October 4, 2005


...and my own Mr. T Name!
posted by ZachsMind at 9:09 AM on October 4, 2005


...and my own Military Codename!
posted by ZachsMind at 9:18 AM on October 4, 2005


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