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Thanks to Paul F. Tompkins, for no particular reason.

The Dead Authors Podcast: Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 2, 2013 - 23 comments

The Ultimate (Frisbee) Argument For Visiting Healthcare.gov

John Hodgman posted about the ACA, which led his followers to tweet him about the various health problems they had encountered and the effect insurance or a lack thereof had to their lives. Hodgman retweeted many of the stories from people in their 20's and then posted 17 reasons for young people to get insured to his blog.
posted by reenum on Oct 9, 2013 - 189 comments

Yes, I am both a speedboat and a speed train.

In 1980, two years before her death, she was offered a short column in “Parade.” Here are some excerpts. Ask Ayn, by John Hodgman. (SLNewYorker)
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 23, 2013 - 46 comments

Beneath the Planet of the Twains

Two months ago, writer/humorist/TV personality/podcast judge/deranged millionaire John Hodgman was inspired to commission a work of art from the internet. On January 20th, 2012 Hodgman's impossible dream became reality: Presenting Dana Gould as Doctor Zaius as Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain.
posted by Strange Interlude on Feb 10, 2012 - 26 comments

Telepathic Spinning Cat Form

They Might Be Giants is conducting a video contest for the first single from their upcoming 15th studio album. [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Jul 3, 2011 - 23 comments

Yaw, Flap, Double Flap, Beak Grab

George Plimpton's Video Falconry Now you too can play the legendary game. [Gawk in splendor at the television ad.]
posted by drezdn on Jun 2, 2011 - 22 comments

Hodgmino

John Hodgman's letter to his second child. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on May 18, 2011 - 21 comments

Drunk people are so meta

In 2008, residents of Seattle began to hear a very different kind of radio program on their AM dial, for three hours every weeknight. That show was Too Beautiful To Live. Much of the joy of the program is getting to know the hosts, and discovering whether or not the show survives, so I won't spoil it for you. You can start by listening to the First Show, or enter any weekday since Jan. 7, 2008, into the "Browse by date:" search box on the First Show webpage. If that's not enough motivation to start listening, here are some favorite episodes:  Interview with John Hodgman, Interview with Garfunkel and Oates, Interview with Wil Wheaton, Ross Dress for Less, Broke as a Joke in Seattle, Drunk People are So Meta, Interview with S.E. Hinton, Interview with Adam Carolla.
posted by LURK on Oct 25, 2010 - 13 comments

Ted Leo by way of Scharpling with Tompkins, Hodgman, and Klausner

Bottled in Cork is a new video for a song by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. It was written and directed by Tom Scharpling, and features the comedic talents of Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, and Julie Klausner. It is, therefore, the most important thing that has ever happened ever.
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Aug 23, 2010 - 43 comments

Thinking about the immortality of the crab

WikiWorld was a comic series developed for Wikipedia by Greg Williams using the encyclopedia's text and released under a Creative Commons license. It's topics range from the concept of a redshirt in science fiction, public radio personalities like (MeFi's own) John Hodgman, Sarah Vowell and Terry Gross, Godwin's Law, Ann Coulter and world domination.
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 31, 2010 - 12 comments

Hodgman Roasts Obama

John Hodgman tests President Obama's nerd credentials at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner. [SLYT]
posted by HumuloneRanger on Jun 20, 2009 - 96 comments

Hobo Matters

There had been hobos in the United States since there had been trains and liquor. Which is to say, always. [Semi-SLYT] [more inside]
posted by jckll on Nov 6, 2008 - 25 comments

I've Been Everywhere, Man

Are you, like many others this summer, considering avoiding the costs & hassles of pricey foreign or domestic travel by having a "staycation" at home? Daily Show commenter John Hodgman (ably backed by Jonathan Coulton on the strings) enumerates the benefits of a "Holistay" (much better name) to help you make your choice.
posted by jonson on Jun 12, 2008 - 41 comments

Civilization and Anarchy

John Hodgman [fantastic youtubed interview], author, expert, oathster and yes, electronics impersonator, blogs jury duty. Amusement ensues.
posted by doift on Jun 19, 2007 - 26 comments

Hodgman + Free = Yay!

MeFite John Hodgman's latest book, The Areas of My Expertise, is free through iTunes today.
posted by keswick on Dec 19, 2006 - 76 comments

Seven hundred hoboes.

The hoboes' time has come. Inspired by John Hodgman's book "The Areas Of My Expertise," The 700 Hoboes Project gathers pictures of hoboes. Some are better than others.
posted by EarBucket on Apr 11, 2006 - 20 comments

Ol' Festerpants

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 on Oct 3, 2005 - 10 comments

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