23 August 2009

they wanted cheap beer and warm hats. they wanted bent nails and pieces of string.

Though known more for playing the stooge opposite that guy Drew Barrymore was/is sleeping with in those nerdist "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials, John Hodgman occasionally makes a little on the side turning tricks as a resident expert for the likes of This American Life and The Daily Show or working on his written trilogy of complete world knowledge.

Here, Hodgman gives us the history the oft overlooked hobo movement of early twentieth century:

And if you're out of touch enough to have missed it up until now, here's Hodgman's speech from the 2009 Radio & TV Correspondents' Dinner.

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