So this happened! Apparently Mr. Hodgman agreed with my flash of insight! Day quite made.
One of the many things I like about John Hodgman, as a person and as a comedian, is his ability to be earnest, articulate, silly and satirical all at once. I strive to approach and incorporate that kind of being in my life and work, because it resonates with me so well…there’s nothing quite like a slice of warm, intelligent nonsense, delivered with a dash of deadpan dryness. Very tasty, indeed, as my love of his almanacs of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE proves (even if Ragnarok hasn’t happened yet…can’t win ‘em all, I suppose).
Anyway, a Happy Father’s Day to you, Mr. Hodgman. I wish you and your family further health, happiness and success, and I thank you for your continued dispersal of funny-particles into our atmosphere. I will, in turn, continue to give you my respect, admiration and soft-earned cash and warn everyone I can of the still-lurking hobo menace.
Now please excuse this proud Maximum Fun donor as he catches up with the Judge John Hodgman podcast.
(This has been a somewhat fawning post. No matter!)