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June 19, 2007 9:04 AM   Subscribe

John Hodgman [fantastic youtubed interview], author, expert, oathster and yes, electronics impersonator, blogs jury duty. Amusement ensues.
posted by doift (26 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's also a pretty good weatherman. (Near the end)
posted by Plutor at 9:10 AM on June 19, 2007


And a mefite.
posted by The White Hat at 9:15 AM on June 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


OH! I've been hearing about this guy (and intermittently impressed) but I didn't know he was the PC in the Apple ads. I guess this is where I go into one of the periods between being impressed.

And now I'm back out of that period having watched the pretty funny oath.
posted by DU at 9:18 AM on June 19, 2007


I'm on jury duty myself now, stuck on a two-week trial. Nearly every day at lunch, Phil Spector and his defense team hang out on our floor. His bodyguards have got to be nearly a yard in diameter.

That is all.
posted by Slothrup at 9:26 AM on June 19, 2007


I'm on jury duty myself now, stuck on a two-week trial.

You honor! MISTRIAL!
posted by tkchrist at 9:31 AM on June 19, 2007


His bodyguards have got to be nearly a yard in diameter.

As a group, or individually?
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:42 AM on June 19, 2007


Oh geez. Is that the Hodgman Signal I see up in the sky? Did someone light it up again?
posted by miss lynnster at 9:42 AM on June 19, 2007


Hey tkchrist, as long as you're in here, scroll down on the Hodgman link for some MMA commentary.
posted by vito90 at 9:43 AM on June 19, 2007


His intermittent capslock use is MORE THAN A LITTLE ANNOYING.
posted by look busy at 9:55 AM on June 19, 2007


It's [uuunnggh!] COMIC BOOK STYLE, my friend. You've got to [gasp] EMPHASIZE certain WORDS in an HEROIC FASHION.
posted by Mister_A at 10:05 AM on June 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I read a little further down the page, and came across this:

"If you go there and meet Steven, please have a Blizzard on me. Send me the receipt care of the PO Box in my book--be sure to have Steven sign it--and I will reimburse you."

I am so totally making a trip to Bozeman just so I can say John Hodgman bought me a Blizzard.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:22 AM on June 19, 2007


I guess that should be BOUGHT ME A BLIZZARD.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:23 AM on June 19, 2007


Wow, he's already done a bunch of updates, including a link to a hobo murder. WTF Philly?
posted by exogenous at 12:05 PM on June 19, 2007


We are not worthy of his perfect hobo love.

That is all.
posted by chuckdarwin at 12:11 PM on June 19, 2007


I myself have a severe case of HOGMANIA.
posted by YoungAmerican at 1:01 PM on June 19, 2007


Shoot. I meant HODGMANIA. Though I do love bacon.
posted by YoungAmerican at 1:02 PM on June 19, 2007


Not funny.
posted by MapGuy at 2:47 PM on June 19, 2007


You dropped your funnybone back there a parsec or two, MapGuy. I suggest you go pick it up.

When Hodgman said "polio" I damn near fell outta my chair. This shit is funny. Next time I find myself in a bookstore, I'll get my Hodgmania freak on.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:13 PM on June 19, 2007


...but to be honest I'm mildly disappointed. I'd misread the link when I first clicked on it and was expecting to find out what Joel Hodgson has been up to lately. Does anyone know what he's been up to? I hope he's not turned into a hobo.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:18 PM on June 19, 2007


I'd like for the record to show that I personally coined the term "Hodgmania" many moons past. I demand a cut of your Apple royalties, my friend.
posted by tristeza at 3:50 PM on June 19, 2007


Oh, he is the guy who plays the PC, my bad, it must have been a case of dissociative hatred.
posted by MapGuy at 4:28 PM on June 19, 2007


YoungAmerican, your podcast is great!
posted by danb at 5:42 PM on June 19, 2007


Hodgman, if you read this, I'm the guy who recently waived emphatically at you as if we knew each other. You were holding the hand of a little ballerina and crossing the street as I drove through the intersection. Sometimes I forget that I don't really know the famous people I know, and they especially don't know me (although Ed Helms swears he knows me from somewhere), and I know that sometimes it scares them. so I apologize.
posted by mds35 at 5:46 PM on June 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, where'd everybody go?



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Was it something I said?


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posted by mds35 at 6:33 PM on June 21, 2007


Was it something I said?

Yes.

That is all.
posted by klausness at 12:22 PM on June 23, 2007


Hodgman, if you read this, YOU'RE TOO CLOSE!
/bumpersticker
posted by ZachsMind at 12:19 PM on June 24, 2007


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