What really made it for me was the fact that the entire evening was hosted by the author and comedian John Hodgman, who’s currently famous for appearing in a series of cheeky advertisements for Apple Computer. But he’s more than just the most appealing embodiment of the Windows platform to ever appear on the small screen; he’s also responsible for the hilarious tome of total world knowledge, “The Areas of My Expertise,” which I wrote about briefly in April. This guy is super-talented, a rising star, I think, not just for his winningly formal dorkiness, but also in his inventive, skewed approach to matters of authority. I enjoy comedy in all forms, but Hodgman is that rare comedian that really inspires me to apply sideways logic to the things I do from day to day. It was worth it to see him alone.
A) You are one lucky man. I am SOOO jealous.
B) I think it’s Jon, not John. Although I’m willing to bet that you and I are so used to having our names misspelled that we shouldn’t really care. =-)
Laura’s been trying to get me to go to this in SF, but I just found out it’s sold out. Sounds like a blast.
I was there too, and it was just as awesome as you say it was.
“I have a son who is two now, and so doing a benefit for literacy is something that is really important to me, because every night, I sit down at the foot of his bed before he goes to sleep… and we watch a benefit.” -Jon Stewart
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