This is John Hodgman writing the 15th of 20th total electronic mailings regarding…
THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE
An actual book of fake knowledge available wherever actual books are sold.
THIS MAILING SHALL CONTAIN INFORMATION ON 8 TOTAL ITEMS, NUMBERED SEQUENTIALLY
1. YESTERDAY EVENING, I was a guest of THE MAJORITY REPORT on AIR AMERICA. Evidence of this may be found here; SEE HERE . Sam Seder is a man who knows his submarine slang.
2. MEANWHILE, thanks also to the famous radio program THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART for having me as its guest last Wednesday. They were very gracious hosts, supplying me with CREAM SODA and ALTOIDS for the rest of the year. And for a radio program, they really do have A BEAUTIFUL SET. A clip is available here: SEE HERE
3. Those who require FURTHER EXCITING COMPUTER DOWNLOADS may see me wearing a tie HERE , where I appear as A DERANGED MILLIONAIRE courtesy of the everlasting, always-blasting THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.
4. ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET, BOING BOING, a directory increasingly devoted to hobo illustration, amazingly points out that there are a number of ILLUSTRATED HOBO NAMES now available on the web, and that number is: 100 OR MORE—including many by apelad. SEE HERE
5. ALMOST PENULTIMATELY, may I say thank you to the city of Seattle for all your hospitality the USE OF YOUR PUBLIC AIRWAVES ( KUOW ). A full report on my visit to AMERICA’S SPACE-NEEDLE-TOWN will be posted in the pages of the Stranger—IN THE FUTURE!
6. MYSTERY PERFORMANCES. For many weeks, I have been unable to tell you the start time of certain upcoming performances. NOW THEY CAN BE REVEALED.
**MONDAY, Nov 28’s performance at MO PITKIN’S in NYC (34 Avenue A) SHALL BEGIN AT 7PM (Jonathan COULTON shall play songs of his own making after the reading).
**WEDNESDAY, Nov 30’s performance at HOW TO KICK PEOPLE (D Lounge, 101 East 15th Street) SHALL BEGIN AT 7:30PM and shall welcome ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY FLAKE ( SEE HERE )
**THURSDAY, Dec 1’s performance at the UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE with David Rees, Lizzie Skurnick, and COULTON SHALL BEGIN AT 7PM.
7. BALTIMORE begins a series of MID ATLANTIC appearances by COULTON and ME in the company of DAVID REES. We will be traveling BY CAR—I hope, by STATION WAGON, and we will see you ON THE ROAD. I hope. More news to follow.
8. UNTIL THEN, I wish you HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Turkey is a proven soporific, but luckily MOST MASHED POTATOES IN AMERICA CONTAIN TRACES OF CRYSTAL METH.
9. THAT IS ALL.