For the second year in a row, Adam Savage and I are going to sit down on red chairs again at the Nourse Theater of San Francisco as part of the great CITY ARTS AND LECTURES series.
Our conversation probably won’t be all that heated, because we like each other and plus WE DO NOT MIND YOU. Which means we will talk for some time about blowing things up (me) and writing fake science facts (him), and then we will take your questions and dares.
We did this last year and it was really fun and well attended, and this year we promise to say different words! (Or the same words in different orders).
Meanwhile, please also consider seeing Ayelet Waldman and Dani Shapiro on the same stage TOMORROW.
All my future live appearances, as always, are indexed HERE.
The romance of air travel is realizing that it was just five hours ago you were drinking vodka in the parking lot of the Sportsmen’s Lodge in the Valley with Brett Gelman and now you are in Sea Tac waiting for your family to arrive and thinking anxiously about your smells.
I love that the fifth element is on the France list, both because I love that movie, and also because the idea that it would be an essential cultural touchstone for a frozen superman who slept for 70 years is hilarious.
And The Beatles are only on the UK list. And Llewin Davis doesn’t appear on any.
Judge John Hodgman Verdict No. 155 is now POSTED for public review.
Re-welcoming guest bailiff John Roderick of the great RODERICK ON THE LINE PODCAST and the equally great LONG WINTERS of music, this case involves a man in Olympia who believes he is a car-proof immortal and his girlfriend who wants him to hold her hand.
It’s called “Perp Walk” and you can listen and/or download, subscribe, and discuss, all right HERE.
As always, you can submit your own disputes for the court right HERE.
Finally, you can hear me and Roderick recreate our famous comic banter, plus music and comedy stories, in SANTA FE this June, when we will be performing for the pleasure of none other than GEORGE RR MARTIN on the eve of my birthday.
are your parents disappointed in you? im just asking because i really want to be a musician but my parents think it's a stupid thing to do and they want me to go to college and pick a "sensible" job and stuff and i just wanted to know if yours did the same thing..
nah i’m lucky to have the type of parents i have, when i was younger i never even thought about being a musician and i always thought any creative career was a dumb idea for me bc i didnt think i was creative or talented at anything other than school and i did really well in school/went to college really early bc i wanted to be a surgeon then a biological engineer and kinda slowly transitioned more towards communication-based careers when i got my job at claire’s and realized im rly fuckin good at sales and marketing and stuff so i went to school for that. the whole music thing just kinda happened unexpectedly and my parents are really proud/excited and i guess they kinda believe in me but also they aren’t worried because they know that i’m 100% prepared for my music career to crash and burn and they know im responsible and shit so when it’s time to pursue a ‘real’ career i’m ready/willing/able to
it’s rly hard to make a living as a musician and u kinda have to get lucky+be willing to struggle a LOT and i think EVERYONE should go to college (i know that’s not always possible but if u have the resources/opportunity you should absolutely take advantage of them) just for the peace of mind…it can be hard to find a comfortable job without a degree and it might seem like a waste of time right now but if anything it will only help you survive while you pursue ur music dreamzzz. i’ve been so blessed and lucky but i still have had to do some jobs and stuff that require my degree this past few months due to my lack of relevance lolz
Judge John Hodgman Verdict No 154 features guest bailiff johnroderick and is now POSTED for public review.
It involves a German novelist living in Bushwick who is trying to get his translator to leave his family to look at some paintings with him.
Meanwhile, the #MaxFunDrive is over and I must thank you. I not only must thank you, I WANT to thank you. More than 2600 new and upgraded members—well beyond our goal—and I can tell you that Jesse, Julia, I, and all at Maximum Fun judge you all as: AMAZING PEOPLE, and we are very grateful.
As always, you can listen, download, subscribe to, and comment on my verdict HERE.
And please check my TOUR PAGE to see if I am coming to talk on stage somewhere near you. I just posted a bunch of new dates, including stops in SF, St Paul, Manhattan (a borough of NYC) and Santa Fe, where Roderick and I will perform for the pleasure of his grace GEORGE RR MARTIN.
Meeting the JJHO listeners and other humans of Santa Barbara last night was a great delight, and I will not rest until I have shaken hands and shared germs with YOU.