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John the Hodgman, ‘That is All’, and Cthulhu

April 18, 2012

John Hodgman, or, as I like to call him, ‘John the Hodgman’, is one silly guy, I tell ya. He’s been doing spots (does not mean painting dots on cubicles, etc.) on ‘The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart’ for a few years now, and that’s where/when I started to get his shtick/humor. Before then, used to annoy me when/wherever I’d see him. But, with time, his stuff started to become freaking hilarious to me. I mean from one tail of the bell-curve (shout out/holla gini-coefficients, and standard deviations in the hizz-ouse!) to the other. From thouroughly annoying to thouroughly enjoying. Kind of a rare thing (more later on why. He’s penned (or penciled thanks to a one, David Rees) a trilogy of books that encompass, well, a whole hell of a lot of things. Take the title of the first one of the three, ‘The Areas of my Expertise:

An Almanac of Complete World Knowledge Compiled with Instructive Annotation and Arranged in Useful Order by myself, John Hodgman, a Professional Writer, in The Areas of My Expertise, which Include: Matters Historical, Matters Literary, Matters Cryptozoological, Hobo Matters, Food, Drink & Cheese (a Kind of Food), Squirrels & Lobsters & Eels, Haircuts, Utopia, What Will Happen in the Future, and Most Other Subjects

‘Zactly. Put that in your juicer (is a link to the Gracie Academy’s juicer off-putting-brand-placement, a la Wayne’s World?) and drink it.

The second book is ‘More Information Than You Require,’ and the final one is ‘That Is All.’ (Note to all: Cthulhu is one bad mambuh-jambuh, as mythological beings go. That is all.)

More on the Hodg’podge and everything Hodg soon.

That is all (ha!).

Here’s some links:

Areas of my Expertise tumblr — funny stuff; gifs, riffs, and raffs, as only the Hodg can do

Hodgman’s twitter

Interview w/ The Phoenix

Interview w/ NPR, Robert Siegel

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