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(Huffington Post)   John Hodgman: "I am going to vote for Obama, and I hope he wins, and here is the reason: I LIKE WINNING. Winners will vote for Obama"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 69
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2012-08-28 09:06:54 AM
Is it just me, or does this guy sound like one of those idiotic High School Football coaches?
 
2012-08-28 09:23:22 AM

cman: Is it just me, or does this guy sound like one of those idiotic High School Football coaches?


Nope, I was thinking the same thing.
 
2012-08-28 09:23:22 AM
that was awesome.

cman: Is it just me, or does this guy sound like one of those idiotic High School Football coaches?


are you familiar with hodgeman? he's a very droll essayist who appears on the daily show. also known as the PC from the apple commercials.
 
2012-08-28 09:38:52 AM

FlashHarry: that was awesome.

cman: Is it just me, or does this guy sound like one of those idiotic High School Football coaches?

are you familiar with hodgeman? he's a very droll essayist who appears on the daily show. also known as the PC from the apple commercials.


Well, I'm a Mac, so I'm voting for Romney.
 
2012-08-28 09:51:54 AM

FlashHarry: he's a very droll essayist


In other words, he's not funny.
 
2012-08-28 10:22:19 AM

sigdiamond2000: FlashHarry: he's a very droll essayist

In other words, he's not funny.


He's no Jeff Foxworthy or Larry the Cable Guy.

There is no Cole's Notes for his work so it is a biatchallenging for Conservatives.
 
2012-08-28 10:23:20 AM
My favourite John Hodgman quote:

If you make the smokestacks out of children, who will you force to clean them?
May 17, 2006


/the entire Daily Show piece is brilliant
 
2012-08-28 10:26:19 AM
Man-In-The-Sky forbid!
 
2012-08-28 10:26:20 AM

sigdiamond2000: FlashHarry: he's a very droll essayist

In other words, he's not funny.


I haven't read much of his written work, but his Daily Show bits are pretty funny.
 
2012-08-28 10:29:13 AM
a comic thinks that 8.3% unemployment (not including all those who have quit looking) is WINNING.

oh look, he made a joke.
 
2012-08-28 10:29:31 AM
He's pretty awesome on This American Life as well.
 
2012-08-28 10:29:50 AM

mrshowrules: sigdiamond2000: FlashHarry: he's a very droll essayist

In other words, he's not funny.

He's no Jeff Foxworthy or Larry the Cable Guy.

There is no Cole's Notes for his work so it is a biatchallenging for Conservatives.


I think that filter fark-up should be adopted to describe exactly this situation: "biatchallenging" is how you describe a challenging concept to, well, someone acting a bit biatchy. "He can't help it - that's biatchallenging to him."
 
2012-08-28 10:30:09 AM

xanadian: FlashHarry: that was awesome.

cman: Is it just me, or does this guy sound like one of those idiotic High School Football coaches?

are you familiar with hodgeman? he's a very droll essayist who appears on the daily show. also known as the PC from the apple commercials.

Well, I'm a Mac, so I'm voting for Romney.


But Romney is so obviously a PC! Jesus, he's blue-screened *now*, ffs!

ct.fra.bz
 
2012-08-28 10:30:38 AM
"If you think about it, Glenn Beck makes a lot of sense. And if you don't think about it, he makes even more sense!" -- John Hodgman
 
2012-08-28 10:32:06 AM
I'll just leave this here for anyone that needs proof that John Hodgman is pretty awesome.
 
2012-08-28 10:33:59 AM
Hodgman will being the crucial mole-man and hobo vote to the Democrats.

//love that style of faux-intellectual writing
///a venerable tradition in American humor
///no, it's not "humour", you Limey rantallion
 
2012-08-28 10:36:19 AM
Oh look, another 1%er supporting 0bama.

No surprise. 0bama got Wall Street support from his "aggressive" prosecution of the bankers.
 
2012-08-28 10:36:19 AM
I love it when he randomly shows up on Stuff You Should Know.
 
2012-08-28 10:36:47 AM
Not "being" but "bring".

/the shame
 
2012-08-28 10:37:06 AM
www1.pictures.zimbio.com

His pornstache, however, will be voting for Romney
 
2012-08-28 10:37:22 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: a comic thinks

...


more like a c0mic, am I right?
 
2012-08-28 10:41:13 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Oh look, another 1%er supporting 0bama.

No surprise. 0bama got Wall Street support from his "aggressive" prosecution of the bankers.


Oh look. Another 99%er supporting the zillionaire guy who puts his personal money in Caymans and Switzerland and his business money in China.

But since I've never seen a single posting from you in support of any GOP politician or policy, I can only presume you hate "0bama".

Gee, I wonder why that is? Think think think, nope, can't think of a single thing except that he's personally driven the US into an economic Dark Age. The horror of 8.3% unemployment.
 
2012-08-28 10:42:54 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Oh look, another 1%er supporting 0bama.


It's as if people who are rich don't automatically vote Republican.

It's almost as if people who are poor don't automatically vote Democrat either.

Shocking stuff huh?
 
2012-08-28 10:43:31 AM

unexplained bacon: tenpoundsofcheese: a comic thinks...


more like a c0mic, am I right?


I LOLd
 
2012-08-28 10:43:50 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Oh look, another 1%er supporting 0bama.

No surprise. 0bama got Wall Street support from his "aggressive" prosecution of the bankers.


You sound tired. Might want to go back to bed and rethink your life.
 
2012-08-28 10:47:24 AM

enry: unexplained bacon: tenpoundsofcheese: a comic thinks...


more like a c0mic, am I right?

I LOLd


Careful, I think that twit had that copyrighted.
 
2012-08-28 10:48:28 AM
Is that the guy from King Ralph?
 
2012-08-28 10:48:34 AM

Flaming Yawn: Hodgman will being the crucial mole-man and hobo vote to the Democrats.

//love that style of faux-intellectual writing
///a venerable tradition in American humor
///no, it's not "humour", you Limey rantallion


Amen. I have all 3 of this books and they are laugh out loud funny.
 
2012-08-28 10:49:07 AM
He started laying it on a little thick by the fourth paragraph
 
2012-08-28 10:52:26 AM

FlashHarry: that was awesome.

cman: Is it just me, or does this guy sound like one of those idiotic High School Football coaches?

are you familiar with hodgeman? he's a very droll essayist who appears on the daily show. also known as the PC from the apple commercials.


I have to say, choosing between Hodgeman and hipster douche is pretty easy.
 
2012-08-28 10:55:38 AM
FTA: "Now that I've looked it up, I still disagree with his decision on the FISA update. But what I remember is this: not only would I have to get used to that knife twist of disappointment, I would have to learn to enjoy it. Because that's the moment that I realized that Obama actually intended to win."

This is sort of a red herring argument. Obama certainly has to make political compromises. He couldn't, for example, pass a single-payer health insurance plan. I'm currently on single-payer, I love it, and I think it would be great for America, but he barely got the REPUBLICANS OWN HEALTHCARE PLAN through congress, and there's no way in hell he could have gotten single-payer. That's fine - politics is horse trading.

The FISA bill was completely different. The majority of the public (57% of likely voters) opposed blanket immunity for companies that broke the law. Obama's vote was everything that was bad about politics. He wanted immunity for the wealthy companies that donate heavily to Democrats. He wanted the power to continue to wiretap without warrants when he became president (remember Obama pushed hard for the renewal of the NSA wiretap bill). He didn't want to stand-up to big companies.

He had the public on his side. He had a opportunity to oppose something that was an incredibly clear violation of the law (the federal courts repeatedly ruled that the telcoms provided the information in bad faith, failing to meet even minimal standards of acting in good faith). And he pissed it away.
 
2012-08-28 10:57:24 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: a comic thinks that 8.3% unemployment (not including all those who have quit looking) is WINNING.

oh look, he made a joke.


You are so unbelievable I think if I ever had the pleasure of walking on the same street as you I wouldn't actually see you, just a void where someone should be.
 
2012-08-28 10:57:31 AM
Take Yer inlligent comedy back to Britain, you commie redcoat! We fought a war so we don't have to use our brains to laugh anymore!
 
2012-08-28 11:02:56 AM

sigdiamond2000: FlashHarry: he's a very droll essayist

In other words, he's not funny.


I see you aren't familiar with his work.

/bonus points for having Jonathan Coulton for accompaniment
 
2012-08-28 11:03:17 AM
Dear Liberals:

After that I learned to appreciate Obama in a different way. I appreciated that he inhabited a world in which idealism -- and ideology -- could never by sheer force of will overcome objective reality, and the hard compromises, uneasy truces, and constant errors that must be made to live in that world.
 
2012-08-28 11:04:29 AM
After that I learned to appreciate Obama in a different way. I appreciated that he inhabited a world in which idealism -- and ideology -- could never by sheer force of will overcome objective reality, and the hard compromises, uneasy truces, and constant errors that must be made to live in that world.

Most people learn that by the time they graduate from college.

WTF? NOT knowing this is pretty much the hallmark of conservatism.
 
2012-08-28 11:05:22 AM
Of course, no one remembers now that the Red Sox were losers for so long

I'm starting to remember. :/
 
2012-08-28 11:05:40 AM

sigdiamond2000: FlashHarry: he's a very droll essayist

In other words, he's not funny.


When i was younger I thought 'droll' meant annoying and/or unfunny because I had only encountered it being used sarcastically.

Just thought it was important to mention that.
 
2012-08-28 11:08:30 AM
Hodgman is vaguely annoyed that Huffington Post ran this as though he writes for them.

I would not anger Hodgman. He knows things we are not supposed to know.
 
2012-08-28 11:10:08 AM

what_now: Of course, no one remembers now that the Red Sox were losers for so long

I'm starting to remember. :/


Pepperidge Farm remembers.
 
2012-08-28 11:18:42 AM

mat catastrophe: Hodgman is vaguely annoyed that Huffington Post ran this as though he writes for them.

I would not anger Hodgman. He knows things we are not supposed to know.


Since HuffPo isn't just random blog, but is owned by AOL Time Warner................ shouldn't they get in trouble for not attributing source?
 
2012-08-28 11:25:20 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: mat catastrophe: Hodgman is vaguely annoyed that Huffington Post ran this as though he writes for them.

I would not anger Hodgman. He knows things we are not supposed to know.

Since HuffPo isn't just random blog, but is owned by AOL Time Warner................ shouldn't they get in trouble for not attributing source?


That's actually a very good question.
 
2012-08-28 11:27:07 AM
Odd, I was just saying the same thing in another thread.

People want to vote for the winner. The excitement, the idea about being a part of history.

People don't want to vote for a loser. Plain and simple. We like underdogs because they win. Because they farking win.

If the "underdog" team loses the scorn is kicked to 11.

Mitt's not even the underdog in this election. He's a lame horse being spurred and whipped along by an insane jockey, a jockey not yet aware he's already lost.
 
2012-08-28 11:32:08 AM

born_yesterday: enry: unexplained bacon: tenpoundsofcheese: a comic thinks...


more like a c0mic, am I right?

I LOLd

Careful, I think that twit had that c0pyrighted.


/pet p00ve
 
2012-08-28 11:33:26 AM

Cymbal: tenpoundsofcheese: a comic thinks that 8.3% unemployment (not including all those who have quit looking) is WINNING.

oh look, he made a joke.

You are so unbelievable...


Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2012-08-28 11:38:00 AM
He's NPR funny.
 
2012-08-28 11:38:15 AM
The Master List of 800 Hobo Names

My favorite? Pring, Ultralord of the Hobo Jungle.

/oblig
 
2012-08-28 11:54:37 AM
No, people who want hand outs will vote for Obama.
 
2012-08-28 11:59:30 AM

qorkfiend: ExperianScaresCthulhu: mat catastrophe: Hodgman is vaguely annoyed that Huffington Post ran this as though he writes for them.

I would not anger Hodgman. He knows things we are not supposed to know.

Since HuffPo isn't just random blog, but is owned by AOL Time Warner................ shouldn't they get in trouble for not attributing source?

That's actually a very good question.


I think it would depend largely on whether or not Hodgman and/or McSweeney's want to push that issue (especially in an election year).

What's surprising is that they just wholesale reposted the piece, as opposed to the usual bullshiat of posting a couple of paragraphs of "commentary" and the posting a few paragraphs of the piece and somewhere burying a link to the original.

Maybe HuffPo is trying to start a new system where source no longer matters!

I wonder if I can start posting full pieces to my tumblr if they will care.
 
2012-08-28 12:01:13 PM

randomjsa: No, people who want hand outs will vote for Obama.


So why don't defense contractors back Obama again?
 
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