Hanging up on Steve Jobs -
In a great thread on Quora about people randomly meeting Steve Jobs, Matt Rosen relays a charming story about how a friend of his hung up on him twice.
I never knew this story. It was actually me the first two times.
YOU ARE A SOUL
RIP Harold Ramis - on set with Annie Potts while filming “Ghostbusters”, circa 1983
Congratulations to my friend and inspiration Mr @PFTompkins
Everyone in Austin please see Nicholas McCarthy's new movie and tell me if it's as scary as this clip. -
Nick also directed THE PACT, which I thought was amazing and would say so even if Nick was NOT the person who introduced me to THE EVIL DEAD when we were in high school.
That is all
It is true that I am going to be in Winnipeg on March 15. Details are HERE.
I have always wanted to go to Winnipeg, land of Dzama and Weaker Thans, and this will be a fun event. I will read and do some comedy and then talk with Bill Richardson of the CBC. A Q&A will follow and I will be happy to greet all Manitobans, plus people from other lands.
Meanwhile, here is a photo I recently received of DOUGALD LAMONT, a Winnipeggian, acting as Stephen Fry’s stand-in in a Winnipeg/bear/Michael Fassbender themed FILM that actually exists.
That is all.
Here are some places where I will be appearing in the Springtime -
Mostly I will be appearing solo, performing the new show which I call
"I STOLE YOUR DAD"
and which I also call
"JOHN HODGMAN PERFORMS AS FAMOUS AMERICAN HUMORIST JOHN HODGMAN IN: JOHN HODGMAN—TONIGHT!"
Other times, I will be performing with other people you like. It should be pretty clear which is which, but if you’re concerned, check in with me via hodgman (at) maximumfun (dot) org
Whatever the case, I will be meeting and greeting humans after the shows, and it will be fun.
Check back at johnhogman.com/tour for forthcoming announcements of shows in Northampton, New Hampshire, Hartford, Durham, Atlanta, Birmingham, and more, and/or subscribe to the MAILING LIST.
I promise I only mail you when I have something meaningful to say.
That is all.
It is TRUE that I am going to perform at UC Santa Barbara on April 1 -
IT IS NOT A “PRANK.”
Also, students of UCSB get in for 12 bucks only!
And a bunch of free tickets are hidden at the bottom of the pool on the roof!
The last part is a lie, but all else is TRUE.
I really wanted to win that electric typewriter
I know that third symbol probably means “pregnant women” but I really WANT it to be “fat gangsters in overcoats.” (at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK))