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John Hodgman in 2006
John Hodgman in 2006

John Kellogg Hodgman[1] (born June 1971) is an American author and humorist who is best known for his personification of a PC in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign and his correspondent work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Apple Inc. ... John Hodgman as PC and Justin Long as Mac The Get a Mac campaign is a current (2006–present) television advertising campaign created for Apple Inc. ... An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ...


His written work has been published in The Paris Review, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Wired and The New York Times Magazine, for which he is editor of the humor section. He is also a contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Wiretap. His first book, The Areas of My Expertise, for which he also performs the audio narration, was published in 2005. The Paris Review, which is actually based in New York, is a literary magazine started in 1953 by Peter Matthiessen, Thomas H. Guinzburg, and Harold L. Humes, and edited until his death in 2003 by George Plimpton. ... Timothy McSweeneys Quarterly Concern is a semi-quarterly literary journal published by the McSweeneys publishing house. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... PRI logo Public Radio International, or PRI, is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization. ... This American Life (TAL) is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... WireTap is a half-hour radio show that airs on CBC Radio One Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm, and is repeated on Friday evenings at 8:30pm (all times 30 minutes later in Newfoundland). ... The Areas of My Expertise is a satirical almanac written by John Hodgman. ...


In addition, Hodgman is the founder of, and master of ceremonies for, The Little Gray Book Lectures in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The lectures have been on hiatus "for the foreseeable future," however, as of August 2007. (Originally reported as lasting until "at least Jan. 1, 2007" due to Hodgman's many new projects, according to a notification posted on littlegreybooks.com as early as September 2006.) A Master of Ceremonies or MC (sometimes spelled emcee), sometimes called a compere or an MJ for microphone jockey, is the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance. ... Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. ... August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ...

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Biography

Hodgman was born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts and attended Heath School and Brookline High School. Hodgman studied clarinet performance at the All Newton Music School in West Newton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1994.[1] Before gaining fame as a writer, Hodgman worked as a literary agent at Writers House in New York City, where he represented Darin Strauss, David Grand, Deborah Digges, and actor Bruce Campbell, among others. Hodgman has used his experience as an agent in his column “Ask a Former Professional Literary Agent” at McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1705 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  6. ... Heath School is a Brookline Public School in the Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts area. ... 190. ... West Newton is a village of Newton, Massachusetts (right next to Boston). ... Yale redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Darin Strauss Darin Strauss (born March 1, 1970) is an American writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Both of his novels were The New York Times Notable Books; Strauss is a 2006 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. ... For the former baseball player of the same name, see Bruce Campbell (baseball). ...


Television appearances

The Daily Show

Hodgman appeared on The Daily Show on November 16, 2005 to promote his book, The Areas of My Expertise. Stewart described the book as “very funny” and said that the section on hobo names in particular was written with “a certain kind of genius.” Hodgman has returned to the Daily Show several times for "Resident Expert" interview segments with Stewart. Unlike other correspondents, who are frequently re-branded with titles using the “Senior [Descriptive Word or Topic] Correspondent” format, Hodgman retains the simple title “Resident Expert," thus implying that he can speak expertly on anything. As of 2007, The Daily Show’s website lists Hodgman as an official contributor. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Areas of My Expertise is a satirical almanac written by John Hodgman. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Daily Show appearances

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Attack of the Show

Lobsters as they appear in The Areas of My Expertise
Lobsters as they appear in The Areas of My Expertise

In February of 2006, Hodgman appeared on Attack of the Show, a tech-related show which runs daily on G4, to share some insight with the host and promote his book The Areas of My Expertise. In this appearance Hodgman recounted the sad tale of the lobster (which he said were actually a small, furry, extinct species, killed and replaced by the creatures we think of as lobsters today) and brought along Jonathan Coulton, a frequent Hodgman collaborator and musical director of the Little Gray Book lectures. Coulton performed a song called Furry Old Lobster. [2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 107 KB) European Otter, photo taken by Bernard Landgraf, File links The following pages link to this file: Otter European Otter ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 107 KB) European Otter, photo taken by Bernard Landgraf, File links The following pages link to this file: Otter European Otter ... The Areas of My Expertise is a satirical almanac written by John Hodgman. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarah Lane is hott! Attack of the Show! (previously named The Screen Savers) is a live gaming and entertainment television program shown on G4 in the United States, G4techTV in Canada, and the HOW TO Channel in Australia. ... G4 is an American cable and satellite television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12–34, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle. ... The Areas of My Expertise is a satirical almanac written by John Hodgman. ... Jonathan Coulton is a folk rock singer-songwriter. ...


"Get a Mac" ad campaign

Hodgman appears in the Get a Mac advertising campaign for Apple Inc., which started in May 2006. In the ads he plays an anthropomorphized PC alongside his Mac counterpart, played by actor Justin Long. While he plays the role of a PC in the campaign, Hodgman is actually a diehard Mac user: "I bought the very first Mac, or convinced my father to buy it, in 1984."[2] John Hodgman as PC and Justin Long as Mac The Get a Mac campaign is a current (2006–present) television advertising campaign created for Apple Inc. ... An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... Apple Inc. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... The Columbia MPC was one of the many IBM PC compatibles offered on the US market. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Justin Jake Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, known for his performances in the films Jeepers Creepers, Waiting. ...


Venue Songs

In 2005, Hodgman played a character named "The Deranged Millionaire" in They Might Be Giants' Venue Songs DVD/CD, narrating in between songs with dialog he co-wrote with the band. He also narrated a number of "Venue Songs"-themed setlists during the band's live shows in 2005, and has introduced the band while in the role of The Deranged Millionaire as recently as May 16, 2007. This article is about the musical group. ... Venue Songs DVD/CD was a compilation album released in 2005 by They Might Be Giants on their own label, Idlewild Records. ...


Flight of the Conchords

In 2007, Hodgman appeared in the "Bowie" episode of the HBO television series Flight of the Conchords. He played the manager of a musical greeting card company who was considering using one of the band's songs for a greeting card. The sixth episode of the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords. ... Flight of the Conchords is an American television sitcom that follows the adventures of the Flight of the Conchords, a folk duo from New Zealand, as its members seek fame and success in New York City. ...




Other media appearances

Radio

Hodgman appears on This American Life's CD Stories of Hope and Fear and has contributed segments of the public radio program This American Life: This American Life (TAL) is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio. ... This American Life (TAL) is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio. ...

  • 178 - Superpowers, asking the question, "which is better: flight or invisibility?"
  • 190 - Living the Dream, in which he becomes Bruce Campbell's literary agent.
  • 205 - Plan B, interviewing a professional partier.
  • 226 - Reruns, retelling story about his arrest for breaking into the London Zoo so that he could pet penguins and ultimately be arrested.
  • 232 - The Real Story, disclosing that he rewrites the screenplay to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in his head.
  • 243 - Later That Same Day, telling story about revisiting Atlantic City to ride the Sling Shot following loss of close family members.
  • 298 - Getting and Spending, living at the Mall of America for seven days (from Hodgman's The Areas of My Expertise).
  • 305 - Holiday Spectacular, discussing the true-life origins of Christmas traditions.
  • 329 - Nice Work If You Can Get It, telling the story of what happens when celebrity hunts you down and finds you.

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Print

  • Hodgman appears on the cover of the February 2007 edition of Wired Magazine, as a contributor to their "What we don't know about..." articles.
  • Hodgman oversaw the "True Life Tales" section of the Sunday New York Times Magazine.[3] The section is currently on hiatus.

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Online

Bibliography

The Areas of My Expertise is a satirical almanac written by John Hodgman. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Hodgman, John. “Wish Lists.” Open Letters. August 20, 2000.
  2. ^ Miliard, Mike. "Sweet Information!", Boston Phoenix, 2006-09-21. Retrieved on 2007-01-10. 
  3. ^ The New York Times Magazine “From the Editors.” September 18, 2005.

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