A fine interview with John Hodgman from the Boston Phoenix. Chupacabras, mole men, eel pickers…the man really covers the gamut of human knowledge. He’s not really a PC, but he’s a veritable database of cryptozoological information. You have to wonder, is the study of hobos a form of cryptozoology?
Bonus: here’s Hodgman’s explanation of Senator Ted Stevens’ explanation of how the Internets is a series of tubes.
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“The violence was sparked by socialist prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany’s admission that he had lied ‘day and night’ to win power in April’s elections. As the government met in an emergency session of the national security cabinet today, Mr Gyurcsany vowed to remain in power.”
Wooster Collective: BREAKING: The Story Disneyland Doesn’t Want You To Know
Artist, Bansky, dressed a mannequin as a guantanamo detainee and put it behind the fence of the Big Thunder Mountain Ride. It took 90 minutes before park staff removed it. Pictures at the link.
Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Killed – Forbes.com
He was ridiculously fearless and his confidence transferred over to the viewer, who after a few watchings would stop saying “That stupid fucker is going to get killed!” You could believe he was invincible. A superhero riding the backs of gators and kissing deadly snakes.
Steve did an incredible job in his short time to bring environmental issues into focus. He developed a Wildlife Park and Australia Zoo in Queensland is thriving.
Nature was his pal and he was looking out for her, educating us on how to do it too.
A true Hero to the very end.