Ask John Hodgman Anything

Sep 7 2012 @ 9:56am

Ask John Hodgman Anything

[Updated from yesterday with many more questions added by readers]

You probably recognize Hodgman from his appearances on The Daily Show and those ubiquitous Mac ads, but be sure to check out his book, That Is All, an audio and paperback version of which are being released October 2. Excerpts here:

That is All is predicated on the premise (ahem, CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE) that, starting quite soon, we will enter a pre-apocalyptic period leading up to the end of the world…. [The book] is basically tons of jokes, some of which are already somewhat dated (by 2015, how many people will know what Four Loko was?) and many of which will lead to some heavy Googling (for example, to learn more about George Plimpton or leetspeak or The Singularity). The writing is refreshingly bite-sized, such that you can literally open the book to any page, read something, have a chuckle, and move on. Also, like the previous volume, each page includes a page-a-day calendar at the top — except this one predicts the future, through the end of the world (it’s called TODAY IN RAGNAROK). You have roughly a year left; you might as well enjoy it, one page at a time.

Also check out John's podcast. To submit a question for him, simply enter it into the field at the top of the Urtak poll (ignore the "YES or NO question" aspect and simply enter any open-ended question). We primed the poll with questions you can vote on right away – click "Yes" if you have a strong interest in seeing John answer the question or "No" if you don't particularly care. We will air his responses soon. Thanks to everyone for participating.