John hodgman’s inspiration
November 11, 2008
John Hodgman was in San Francisco yesterday evening at a fund raising event for 826 Valencia.
He was on superb form, so much so, that interviewer Dave Eggers could barely get a word in, let alone a question. Hodgman talked about the pleasures of his new found fame that included sharing first class aircraft cabins with the likes of Peter Berg and Rachel Hunter. He also told the crowd that George Plimpton (former editor of The Paris Review) had been his inspiration from an early age. In fact, it was Plimpton’s ad campaign for Intellivision video games that persuaded Hodgman that being the “PC” was the right thing to do.
Here’s Plimpton selling video game systems.
Hodgman also played a couple of his political attack ads aimed at friends, people who had let him down and hotels. Here’s the one attacking is friend, Johnathan Coulton for his cat sitting skills.
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