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"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"So Can you matt like he was so familiar with you. To view I know it seems so my knowledge of you. That alone is crazy to wrap your head around that someone cameras this. ICON. So, familiar with you and then you never. Heard So unfamiliar with him I, know him as a obviously you know as A. Person History in the context of like what the Empire the company He created and all that but. I know I. John Talks about his own regret. But I I have my own to would love to met him. I laughed so hard when. You ask what sports you. WanNa play professionally. He said well I guess I'd rather be on a team Because then I would have to play as much. I really like at the way his brain works. Fantastic I hear fantastic brain. He really does I've always admired it and sometimes I get. I want his like intellectual. I WOULD So funny when he said. Why are you saying, Yale. Yale. Yale Yell Yale Yale. It's one syllable. It is I guess it's sort of tricky Yale Yale Yale still doing a little bit Yale Yale well. Now I'm. Oh. There's Harvard Dartmouth. Yale better. Okay. Okay. To say in a group series. Hey. Let's read a letter Okay. This is a letter from Eliza will subject greetings from one pair of siblings to another dear Justin Christian, my sister and I are currently living in two separate states I- Elissa in California to our nine year old GRANDPA while while teaching high school singing and acting classes over soom cool must be fun. Or Annoy, and Casey isn't Illinois in English professor at a university maneuvering this complicated world of teaching during covid being so far away from Family Casey and I are very close and are used to travelling back and forth to each other several times a year. But because of Covid, it has been nearly a year. Now since we've been able to see one another person she says, it's really rough not knowing if we'll ever be able to get together for the holidays this year stumbled on your podcast a few months ago and quickly had to share with Casey. That's cool. We're here. We're huge. Fans. Cans Linger. So the new girl episodes were especially fun to listen to your sibling is such a highlight of every episode as sisters who were always making fun of one another coming up with bits and laughing over inside jokes found your dynamic. So relatable that's cool. Your podcast has been one of the things that we've been able to laugh about and connect over through this difficult time and it's been a real comfort. Thank you for your honest and authentic discussions all the laughs in between. Thank you. And it's it's very nice. Casey. Casey came up with the would you rather that's a little specific to US Whoa I'm I'm an opera singer. In case he's a huge fan of the office, but we thought it could lead to some pre t profound debating. Would you rather okay here we go. Would you rather have to spontaneously burst into song to express yourself? I feel like we've got this one like you're to musical but no one else singing you as it's funny I love this one or I wouldn't mind doing this one again it's fun to think about or break the fourth wall and narrate to the camera. Both talking about people who are currently around you like they're not there. I also love doing that that's a fun that I used to do in the next girlfriend going. Can you believe this when you see what I'm dealing with? What's the camera? In this case everyone can still here just like often. Yeah. Have you ever done that where it's like you kidding me you just kind of turn your head to fake camera. I I guess I've seen you do that maybe speaking I by the way they do that a lot and ferris bueller they do to the camera yeah yeah. Sure that's true. But just pretend like you came. As a movie ask. But you just have to basically you have to turn away from whoever you I get it I. Get it. Right In both of these, you are the only person doing this everyone else is just watching another catches that you're singing. You're singing is not good. And always off key and time you break the fourth wall that makes it very hard for me to imagine average. Yeah. Try if you can. It's hard I've got a nice voice you. Jozias trollers I can't imagine my voice not sounding like an angel. And every time you break the fourth while you have to reference Tom Brady's attractiveness would think you're a delusional homosexual. Constantly talking about Tom Brady. Or singing I guess I would. It would off Hewitt released. So hard to imagine singer. Well, it is. It is. Oh, please you're not. You're not poverty were I'm not but I've I've a good ear. So I know when I'm a little off key singing and it's when you have a good year, it's difficult to sing off key L. Difficult to do it on purpose. So it's hard to imagine both annoying for people but but the the talking wouldn't sing. It's quietly is the problem. The reason I would pick the singing is because. You would be like annoying and people would think you're weird. But the talking if you're commenting on stuff that's going around you on around you, you would be potentially very insulting to other people. Oh, right. Well, I, wouldn't wanNA. Take that chance if I'm being honest will not saying I read that correctly she's not so. If. This is to stay here and listen to that's what I'm picturing. Do that. 'cause then you're going to really alienate 'cause most of the people I talked to that. I, just encounter like let's say at the supermarket or in the neighborhood. Psych. There are some pretty snarky could say or like I wouldn't I god forbid that comes out of my mouth in front of if the hypothetical is either a sing everything like your musical off-key off pitch or just talk to quoque camera about Tom. Brady I think. I'd rather do that. If I have to talk about the people around me I wouldn't I was she says narrate the camera talking about people who are currently around like they're not there couldn't do that I would also like you could sing things like. This like right now we're recording a podcast and I don't have to be loud but I'm still technically singing and what are you doing afterwards, but that sounds too good. I think in this hypothetical would have to be how do you know if it's off key of it's not like a saw like establish song like maybe that the key I'm singing in and I'm going thinking about maybe going to the grocery store is there a special on any sort of fish is at the end of the letter? Oh No. Sorry. As much as I'm enjoying. Cue. For. Now it is. Thanks for being you Elissa Ann Casey. That's really nice. Elissa and Casey. They listen. Casey didn't write it I know but Casey is the show. Yeah. Thanks Casey. Yeah again, leaner fans what do you think of when you hear Casey which the first who anthony? I. Just Thought of this Casey at the Bat. Casing the Sunshine Band Casey. First thing that came to i. let me see if I can guess the first thing Casey Casey what Casey and Joe Joe. and. Then the second thing was Casey. Kasem. Al Casey. Kasem here. Oh. Really. Yeah. Cases Josiah. Yeah. Of course of course it's not exactly A PIP current reference, of course, Casey and Jo-jo. Well regardless. Thank you. Thanks. Casey. And thank you to John Spin the brilliant hysterical. That was one of the funniest episodes we've had I would say, really, Yep, that's right up there. That's. Right up there with the Alec Baldwin. Episode. And Max Greenfield that was super funny to wow I while he such a great. See what see what I mean we're talking about a hell of a brain. Rich. Beautiful. He also has a podcast that we should Yes. Judge to judge John Hodgman and it's It's on every ma he's referenced it. So many times we there's a lot of episodes. Yeah. Doesn't matter when they come out. John's got in fact I think it might have two podcasts and he's got a new book coming out. That is so funny. It is medallion status and it's can be paperback. It is in paperback right now it's out right now medallion status, check it out if I want him on Instagram, he's very funny and if you want write into the show, our email addresses life is short at wondering Dot Com and we will talk to you next week. Yes. Our Happy Halloween Happy Halloween writes coming up sure is..
"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I liked I'd like. Honey his hands were still that yellow optic yellow felt rights, right but Swedish chef those were those were Jim Henson's actual hands but they weren't human hand. In hand. Nobody claimed do now but they didn't. Then I'll really looking at beginning look. Is over lead yeezy. Internet again, Oh, I've got some og Swedish chef clips. It's it's not fun. It's not undesired. Okay. All right. Just hand. If had to be one age for the rest of your life physically, what would you pick I would say Forty. Four. Okay, I was. SHAPE. I'm forty nine. I was in terrific shape in two thousand, Fifteen Y. Self respecting. I'd had changed my. Exercising a lot I was I was. A cardio conditioned. And I just look back at those photos and I lost. A lot of weight. Between Twenty Thousand and twenty eight hundred that yeah. Yeah. And it was it was just not a union so much all the time and you know Diet and exercise. And everything was really clicking for me. In, two thousand fifteen as well as I was not just physically in decent shape. But emotionally very happy as well and and I am still you know what I mean but I had I had the wisdom of of my years. I had the success that I enjoyed I was not aching. When people people reach Middle Age? That's often when they look back on their lives and and say I wish I had done X. Y. and Z. Here I am now confronting the the very jaws of death. Extremely. Lucky. As as a spectacular when you? Get, even older there are certain things. Yeah. Between you know like I knew in two thousand fifteen. As I know now as I enter into my fifties. I've I've done my life's work like I love what I created. And I don't have a regret about I'm glad that I'm still able to do stuff. So I'm very, very lucky to not face an abyss of failure in regret and I have that I had that feeling forty five. Excuse me forty four. Plus A fucking credible body. If you could be you'd be reincarnated as a non human animal. What would it be? Well, Noni Fisher. Porpoise or anything because that's boring as f. a porpoise seems boring it seems like they're having so much fun and now jumping around. Breathe they breathe air, but they're stuck under water. It's terrible. Worst of both worlds also they're smart they're not they're not stupid. They might have some existential dread. Yeah. They're really smart. They're not dumb. They're not dumb like Beluga whales stupid. Like I'd like to fly. But I don't Wanna I WANNA be a mammal I don't want to be a bird bet. The. Weird ungainly looking creatures. Okay. That'd be cat cat. Okay Here's a cat. It's on which which golden girl do you most identify with Dorothy Blanche rose or Sophia? Which one is be Arthur that's blanche I'm sorry Dorothy. What are you trying to? And that's stupid. GonNa Light Up Buzzfeed. John. Hodgman. Doesn't know the names of the Golden Girl. THOUGHT BE Arthur. Played Blanche. And this selectively edited podcast clip we show the John Hodgman has lost the faith of America north. No dorothy is worth the older oldest. Yes, be Arthur. Arthur. Yeah. I can see that then. And dogs or cats we answered that cats I would say in terms of being yes. No or on terms of having own only ever had cats. Beatles or the rolling stones if you had to pick one meals. Okay do you have a song favorite song? I can't get no satisfaction. S-. And Do. You ever think about how you want to be remembered both as a performer as a creative person and? And as the wealthiest man on earth. What a? What a touching a touching tribute that's the one thing I haven't accomplished. Yes. Well. I think I would like to be remembered as A. SMART kind. To things that don't often go together in my estimation in my life, your one of the kindest one of the smartest you know how much I love you and I'm GonNa talk about on the show. But I really do and I was just a pre interview. Yeah Yeah so let me know what you rolling on your end and we'll get into All right I'm over I gave you some points of entry list. Centrist. I do I love you I'm so grateful that you did those commercials what the best thing about. This difficult situation as the we get to see each other even though we can't be together, which is very nice and also you don't have to smell me because I've got to shower and I can bad. It's fairly by this I can see that you smell I know that's how added is. Just I love you very much and so great to spend time with you Amnio, let's do some more spending time together. We can. It doesn't have to be on a podcast I was suggesting that I'd be the permanent guest of this podcast. Okay. Let me run that up the flagpole tell Christian hard. You know it doesn't pay if your goal is to.
"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
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"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Ever get the chance to meet him now. I was so nervous about everything. No, I had. I had written a book of Goofy fake facts and got me on the daily show and then got me the audition for this Ad. All and then I got the job and that all happened within about five months the beginning of twenty, two, thousand six. And I I was thrilled and thanks to. You Justin and being so welcoming. And Awesome to work with and Phil, and and all all the all the people from. Yards lab and I had a lot of support for someone who just sort of wandered onto a set and didn't never been in camera. I'd never been standing up in front of a camera before I have known that you seem so seasoned as as. Thank you. So I was terrified of losing the job or that I would wake up and it wouldn't exist anymore and everything that I had ever made mattered a creatively in my life I've made on something that Steve Jobs had made with his company which we've named now believe you did jokingly even talking over it so it might still but yeah. Okay. Well, you might get sick beasts. So when the phone was about to come out. I was at the daily show where working freelance. I would go in just to work on the episodes that on. So I would be there. Every other week or so for a few days and I was working on a Thursday or. Or something or Friday and. Stuart, came over and said, hey, guess who's coming in on Monday Steve Jobs. and. I was like wow why he wants to show us the phone. That's incredible. Yeah. You should come meet him and I'm like I don't I don't know John Lewis about that. Why you work with them on my I've never met him and you know so much of you 'cause I just a step in for a second. He would for the audience he would watch all of it was his ultimate decision which adds went and which ones didn't. So he didn't read the scripts beforehand because he felt like he needed to see them all and in his genius. He worked whatever he was doing obviously work I. Just a superstar is just so afraid that he just seems so much John is the point he'd seen. So many of your your words. So so many of my my. Body Parts There was one when I was an hospital nightgown was very revealing I remember. From, all angles you lose your. Business. And I was like no John I mean what I felt was like I said to you know he's He's coming here to see you if he wanted to meet me, he could easily I don't WanNa crash that he goes no. No you work here John Lewis John Debris. You Work here and we're going to do. Will will pay g while he's here. And then you can come in and I'm like I'm still not sure I don't WanNa be that guy who? I didn't know you were here. That actor has very specific name he was in the Jack Benny show. You. See John Cass we can't look at win Ed Ed Win I don't think it's Edwin. Anyway you think on that line. Okay. So. Anyway. I said look I'll I'll. I'll let you know on on Monday if I'm going to come in. And Johnson. Well, whatever you whatever you're comfortable with right. So, Monday evening rolls around I'm telling the story to an acquaintance about how All weekend I thought about it decided. Steve Jobs can find me whenever he wants. and. I have all the time in the world to meet Steve Jobs. because. Time is endless and we are immortal. And he said, so you didn't go into the show I'm like, no when I said that I realized. I had made the decision to knock into the show, but I had not told John. And I called the next day and spoke to Jeff Lance who's still executive producer the daily show with trevor. Noah. So I said Hi Jen Listen I. decided not to come but I forgot to tell you. She said Oh I know. Paging you. Know Yeah and I was just. Isn't it awful that I'm sorry to. Salt in your wound but to imagine and which I'm sure you have Steve. Jobs. Hearing your name over and over John. Hodgman. Page waiting Buehler Buehler. Insulted and embarrassed. But Man. In this case who had told completely changed my life. I also wish I could have some you the next time you were around Jon Stewart how profusely most of yeah. I Apologize John Profusely I was like I'm so sorry in he thought it was funny and then Steve Jobs you know I got a phone in the. In the mail. Little bit early. I'm sure you're as well. Right any day now back in two, thousand, seven I I definitely was on that was. Interesting and I got this thing and it was. You know I, I I remember showing it to my friend Brett Martin and he said what a world we live in and I'm like, yeah I mean this is this is the change right and That evening. I was on the phone and I had steve's email because he had written me an email just saying congratulations on the ads Riley on. Verify couldn't believe that was him. I verified and they're like, yeah, he does his own emails. So I sent him a little a little email from my phone in my thing that was unimaginable the day before to me from my phone my bed I sent an email saying thank you for sending me listen for changing my life it Cetera et Cetera. Put it down I put my whole head on the pillow start falsely being like, Whoa, what's this? I have a new email. Steve Jobs. Responding real time. Thanks. What's your favorite ringtone? Oh. No I was like, okay. Now looking tones and pick one. Yeah. Now I. GOTTA get out of bed. and Go to my office because I can't I can't I can't some type this got come up with some comedy. Say bongos. De go to bed. I had. Crickets the sound. And so I don't want. On, too thick on a whole thing I noticed like to get five five paragraph emails from Judge John Hodgman listeners love Ya keep it found to a sentence or two. So I'm like brief getting get out and so I say well. Ringtone? I'm using right now is crickets I like it a lot. But I may have to switch because it's a little confusing because I often walking around with hundreds and hundreds of crickets in my pocket. So. Funny that's Great. that. You come up with that night good for you..
"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"When stays on maximum fun. Your podcast judge John Hodgman legacy podcast legacy legacy, and ten years and counting no legacy. Okay. Okay. I know judge Johnny come lately you know what I mean I do value while you're. I've been here a long time and you're glaring at me as I've been in this podcast came a long time. I know you mean we're going on almost two years now What are your child? So. But one of them said to me I I was a little disappointed because we mentioned all the ads we shod, and then of course, the edge, what one fifth of them that they there. We're fine. We're good. We liked them but. There were some that I thought were so funny and I'm not saying we were in them some. We have great guest stars like Zach when Galvin actress was on health and Hall Tomkins there was some that I was I got these regret and they ended up not airing them. and. I remember asking them. She's very frankly like he what's the deal with that? It may have been specifically about sacks or like rob regular somebody was like. That was really great. Moore's Seth Morris was. Although I, think they did air cess now they did say. But and they said to me. Do you remember this and this is something that I recently got in trouble for but it it was taken on the ice. Say. It again what's happening? Look. I. Just want to say she's Listening from name-brand Computer company I would love to do. Ads. With my friend just long we had honestly immediate instant and powerful comedic chemistry. The likes it's like lightning in a bottle of comes along comes along once in a lifetime and grateful to work with him and look forward to doing. So again soon to. Talks out of the job I will. Not Yeah. I'll drive the bus there. There's Jason. Ritter. There's Joe Gordon Levitt I'm disposable. You. Accusing me of killing those guys. Know, potentially killing me and then. A backroom deal with them to replace him. Okay. Anyway. The point is they yeah. You're right. They were fun and it was chemistry likes of which the world. CITRUSY. That's beaker. That's well, it's true inside. The world had seen it. So what did they say what they take to them while I was too scared to ever stand up I was on a weird fantasy job anyway I wasn't didn't belong there. You are trained actor if it wasn't a. Wasn't like what are you guys doing it was I mean, there may have been a little bit of like it may have been slightly passive aggressive, but one time. I ever took an issue to them. Yeah. I felt like a creative point. was. Involving Zach I'd never met before. New as work. Yeah, and fans of individual friends are huge fans. And He's talking Matt Zach Galifianakis the famous comedian door. and. He had just done a video for our future president, Kanye West, which was very, very funny. Tallies. Showed me on your computer I. Think because I'm not sure if we had the one that he shot on his farm to great video. Yeah. It's a great pity. You don't you don't. You don't you don't what's the song you can't tell me nothing nothing so good. Yeah. And and you know Zach right is. Never. Aired Zach was playing Santa. Claus. And Zach Has Been Zach. You know he's got a very distinct comedic energy. and. Know there was some conversation about. How how how to sort of push back into a more conventional direction I kind of feel like. was. To My. Recollection, he was playing it. Slightly drunk, right he was like. I think sure. Yeah like an aggrieved like Santa Claus. Yeah. Yeah kind of like. Yeah. I. Never. Funny. But they didn't. They couldn't figure out like and there was some issue with regard to his look is beard. And and His big red beer half and then they and then they powdered white. That's right to look more Santa. Claus even that's not working. I overheard. One of the creative say to the other one. Or maybe to fill or I were heard. Anything need to have them shaved his beard would that be looking up and that's when I stepped in here and I said I cannot stand by I've I've held my peace and I'm very grateful for this job. But I cannot stand by while you even discussed the shaving of one of the greatest beards and entertainment. You. And maybe for that reason, they gave up on it and I didn't air the. I just remember it being beyond my grievance about it was that it was the first time that it was. So clearly one that should have been aired this to me was. So clearly funny really funny because it's sack and now everyone knows how funny acas. But at the time that was fills genius this that Phil was really tapped into like what was funny and what? The comedy's comedy. Scene. Yeah. Obviously, you know Zach's brand as you say enters comedic energy was I think difficult for executives to kind of embrace and yeah well, you know the the thing is that they weren't deciding which adds when I'm Ryan. That's twice. That's what they told me at this at this burden. It's all coming.
"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Look at the Johns put them on right now in the other room, I still have the vans that. They gave me you know the slip on ones Oh. Yeah. Right. Incredible team credible fund to so much of it was because it was just this white expanse. It was you know we were in front of his void it was for the most part. Technical, setups like setting. So it was just we would just stay there. So there's so much time in between just shooting the shed and Yeah. We'll just hang out and talk and have fun in ear and you know for for a stretch of time right between takes and they would set up these big technical takes. And rigs and stuff. So there was a lot of downtime. Not. Think they did. It was so simple the concept. But there were technically it's Phil's doing Morrison. There was there was a lot more involved technically I think particularly the first the first round. Fill and the team would shoot from different angles So there there would be a sink we each have our own cameras and then the wide camera both of us, but then we would go and film it over the shoulder over each other's shoulders right they got more efficient with that stuff coverage and like no one wants to see these guys. Not Yeah. Not a shoulder thing, and in fact, we don't need all the close ups. Let's yeah. Just shoot straight on everyone. But if humans were to go on the Internet not right now, obviously because we're here together course being present and mindful in Spain and people listening are riveted. So they're not gonNA WANNA do anything else now? Yeah. Also maybe you're driving your car, you know take out your phone and start looking up old name-brand computer heads. But if you look at the very first ones because they're they're collected on different websites and stuff. That they have this weird the. Weird over the shoulder angle that you never see again a little. Bit that's right. That's right. But for a long time, there were no, there were no smart phones. And so we would actually chat and talk. And then they introduced and then they introduced the name-brand computer phone. And then. You know gradually everyone got one and everyone was using it between takes and everyone was you know it was very different? So. Yeah. Yeah perhaps violating the NDA please forgive me Tim Cook. But I I remember that the filmed a lot more as you know Justin than they aired tried a lot of different things out there was a real shift socially in that environment in shooting those things once the I deci- ronning I'd never occurred to me that once that now, of course, you see it played out to not attend point but like it's certainly exploded in a way that has just I can't imagine society now without it. Once we were all able to to send text messages to each other about you behind your back. In the mood of the set. We're just arranging parties well, you we actually did have fun parties. There are fun wrap parties on that thing and were that's when the executives who all of who sat in the back of the of the sat all sat in the back which shooting these big warehouses. I there in what in professional acting, call them sound stages sound. Right what I called wear. Warehouses. It was. Weird really. We're in an abandoned factory. Like. A problem I can hear. It was like an airport without the planes and all the people and. For some reason, there's a there's a Camaro back there with its doors off the engine running that. Why are we going to abandon? This. Episode, the series of ADS actually be directed by John Lewis. So. Guys. Listen. Slow jumping. Yeah. There are a lot of. Drums filled with various waste. Dripping but we we shut. Teaches thing Johnson stages like a professional production right was quite professional looking and and the creative team from media arts lab. That's right. They were all in the back where they were all on their the back in the back of this thing and and they were. All on their computers I'm trying to trying to. Paint a picture of what it, what it was like all in computers around a big kind of low to the ground coffee table type thing ever had. They had created a workflow cool workflow space. Leather, couches, and coffee tables and rugs and lamps. Yeah and they were all dressed a little bit like I was dressed a little bit like the. Name brand computer. They're all yeah. They were all young. People. Have Cats we call now they were they were. They were they were Calif- California. Casual right and. By I mean casual and Kashmir. Kashmir. Kashmir he's you people know what you meant. They were the ones that were dictating the substance of the ads really like whenever we WANNA to make right making helpful suggestions. providing creative. Say They all seemed like they were plugged into some network. And not totally connected to what we were doing. But of course, they were and keeping an eye on everything. And we were all back. They're doing their jobs remotely we were. Keeping an eye on the playback, and then they would throw notes to fill and fill with thrones does yeah. The most enjoyable aspects of of those commercials to me would be the banter between us would be the interplay and. In. Addition to the way, they shot the aesthetics of those first few commercials they also, as I recall, let us do a lot of ad living. We remember that we got to play with each other a little bit more. Oh, for sure and you know I feel like that in there a few times I did. Yeah. But I mean they had they had a message that they had to get across exactly you they were I mean that's another reason why it was fourteen hour days like. Justin I would like thirty five takes just for ourselves. Our way into this one right just to warm up. There may be something in there. I. Know You'RE NOT GONNA use it but just for us. But then. I remember at one of those wrap parties. This is. It occurred to mention this one of the rap. I. Asked one of the executives one of those mild mannered very kinds executives on the computers who were now. A little bit inebriated a little bit Party is. I enter adults they can have of course I'm not judging them I'm not judge John Hodgman I I just on Wednesdays? When stays on maximum fun. Your podcast judge John Hodgman.
"hodgman" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"How little you know. It's true. Could be a dream life. Good injury. ship you're listening to short I'm your computer illiterate host Justin Long. Sweet. Ironically computer illiterate that's but brady try no, it's not I. Don't know what's Brag. I'm so paranoid illiterate. You are somebody said I brag are barely literate though. Peters I can turn it on check your email. Yes. Computers make me panic they trigger me in a way that sorry I should have introduced you. I'm with my more computer literate more, but I don't know much. Yeah trimming away like I hate I whenever I always afraid something's gone wrong or. Just technology in general but like computer specifically as I know so little about and whenever I'm needing help from somebody and they're walking through how to something on a computer there's always the point where. Either, they mentioned it or I do which is and they're like relieved that I have where I say this is ironic that I don't know anything because I did and for those of you wondering what I'm alluding to I did these commercials for Apple Apple Products for four years. Are you call them iconic now? No, they were iconic though. Yeah I can't they were. There was an iconic I understand that it was commercial can't say run. Well, what would you say campaign was an iconic it's weird. I would say it's in the top ten most iconic commercial campaigns. I mean I I. Top five. It's funny. I can step back and objectively agree with you I but it's I can't say it out loud. But I can say they were iconic commercials and it's also fair to say that you. Didn't get cast because of your expertise. No in the computer world. In fact that never came up in the when we were talking about doing them. They never asked I think maybe they asked if I used. Apple computers I maybe and I think at the time I. Did I know I did. But when I I remember getting my first Apple Computer, which is before the campaigns but. I didn't have when in college you know I used to have to use Peterson too well until you start getting the Free stuff and then I'd give them. It was the beneficiary of that as well. But in college remember not having a computer did you have one in college I use the computer lab really and my roommates computer? Well, what do I got a computer? Yeah. Yeah well, maybe maybe they were maybe there is more convinced that I would use it. That's true. Yeah. They knew that I was I I wasn't long for college and like why do you need a computer to do plays? It's kind of like what I was mostly concentrating. So why are we talking about these commercials? I'll tell you why. Because, you're. A. Co.. In them is our guest today. Oh. Yeah. John Hodgman is. A deer after we did those of course, we became very close doing them and you're gonNA hear you're going to hopefully. Friendship will come across. He's just I. I have to stop saying this. He's one of the best he well, he's one of the. Agree Yeah. You've known him for a long time. I don't say that without really. I guess I'm not as I said, I don't say a Willy Nilly I'll say Willie. Yeah I. Do say I think too often, but he is he. So he played pc and this iconic commercials he's also. A great celebrated writer. Variant actor very, he's a humorous humor he was coming back looking for. I have to. Post about it on instagram ago and look for a good photo if it's somebody that I've known and I the other day I. was doing that for some guest and I found so there's so many of me in Hodgman me like. We'll get. When we go out Enjoy a drinker to and I. get very touchy feely with him. I have very like hands. It seems fun to talk. He's. Unto there. So I've found so many pictures of me like just all over him. Kissing him and like all my hugging he is he's fun to touch. Yeah I. I'd love doing those with him and thank God because we spent so much time together Thank God he turned out to be. Greatest. Tears is fun to be around. So let's see. Yeah. You guys will enjoy being around him in a way and You'll. You'll get a little taste of what I got to experience for four years doing those commercials. Here it is my catch up with my old PC Powell. not politically correct. Yeah. Although, he is very sensitive. And he's just a really special wonderful human.
"hodgman" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"And I can't believe we made it to the bicentennial episode of fake the nation. I want to go out and say that the centennial episode. Do they ever say that? Centennial and bicentennial podcast episode. I feel ridiculous anyways because I think that means years. It doesn't matter it feels like it's been two hundred years in quarantine time But the one hundred was really festive because we were any others faces freely exchanging germs. And this one is just like a triumph of technology today. We're GONNA talk about a bunch of White House Shit. The continued dismantling norms. You know the mini covert outbreak in the West Wing. Jared Kushner who surprisingly still has some power. We'll also talk about young. Americans will apparently want money more than family and finally We'll talk about summer and handshakes. I am so excited by this. Very special panel. I warned you all that the panel was going to be special. The today show is going to be special and in fact it is we have with us the host of the judge. John Hodgman podcast. He's also the host of the daily Instagram Talk. Show get your pets in which he interviews people's pets you guys. That's John Hodgman. John Hodgman if I may please another well for you and I have to say this every time but I m your people or your fan from so many different portals of your career no one knows what the Hell I do. No one knows what brand Louis fucked. You're your yeah. You're a multi a- polyglot. Absolutely you may okay. What were you gonNA say in? Swear form that branding was fucked and then I thought. Oh yes your branding is fucked. No and we're GONNA trash mouth I The reason I'm your fan is from your books and From the Nick secondarily. Which was your craziest acting part That I would like to see that. Show comeback for you alone and only for you. Yeah I would love to. I would love to see a TV show. First of all that is is hiring people to act. That would be great. I'd love to see the nick which is about which was old time medicine show about racist. Doctors directed created by Steven Soderbergh. Everyone's fave now because of contagion taught movie on Itunes God constantly and it was like the number one on Netflix. Let's talk about actually Netflix. Spurs get because one of my favorite specials going now is on net flicks and it is by our other panelists who you know. If you're I mean he's a hero of my comedic Louis and I know a lot of you're gonNA think it's because he's Iranian but no it's because he's one of the best fucking comics you can see perform live. It's true he's making faces but it's totally true. He's also the host of the podcast back to school with Mazda to you guys. It's much Oh Brownie. Double move for you. I would like to agree with John that my branding is also fucked. Because if the corona virus we also rebranding for something and all of a sudden we're just in our homes you know what's not fuck though. John is that you're in an Iranian sandwich. How does it feel? It's a total total delight. What is the sandwich tradition in Iran? I would say a cutlet sandwich we would do if you sandwich is a great place in. L. A. is called Atari Atari but you gotta dispatch announced at Gerry in Westwood Boulevard. And they may great sandwiches and the two that. I love the cutlets sandwich. Could you put because we love pickles? Put pickles tomatoes Yum yum and the other one is a kid. I remember we used to have more to della which is interesting. How popular because a lot of Americans think? Oh you were Muslim. You didn't eat pork. I go no Iranians. Don't care about it. I mean there's obviously religiously wise but there's a lot of singly ours. Are There Flynn of them? Is named Ayatollah other one is just some guy so. I didn't know that there was a mortar. Della food way tradition in Iran. That's amazing. Oh we love the more as a kid is to have more to sandwiches with the pickles and then get the orange. It wasn't Fanta. Was a candidate dry but orange color. So that made me the color orange so's they told us it was saffron saffron dry no way Canada drives making a Saffron Soda. Although who knows you know say this global exchange when you talked about the bicentennial this? I have to say this is the most exciting bicentennial episode since Apollo Creed let Rocky Bob of the American bicentennial in rocky. That's why I'm wearing American flag boxer briefs. Right yeah right right right. We're all we've all got our guns out indeed. So that's what's going to happen. I'm playing down my sleeves. I want to mention a great way to celebrate vacations. Two hundred episode by joining stitcher premium. So you can listen to bonus the nation. We have a new episode episode coming up tomorrow with over Eisenberg in West Palm. Who Join me to talk about What it's like to have an ex boyfriend or girlfriend who is now famous And Western WOMP had one. That was that's now on like on a reality show was a fascinating conversation. He's a Republican. He was like the most delightful of Republicans that we joining. The show definitely listened to that episode. It's so great you can do.
"hodgman" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Click the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in check that stamps dot com enter check. That's it and if you WANNA go. Lamps DOT COM. I'm a reveal. I'm building out the size. Like there's like a little hazard side and it says construction and looking for a sponsor that can help me build the website. The other problem is I have no inventory because I broke. All of it broke up lamps. Now that you're gonNA turn everything around for you it is and I think it's going to be a very successful business and no one will be laughing at me anymore. Okay Olaf Olav. Olaf is a snowman. Guess comes to life when else's powers activate wanted to billtown correct. What they sing a whole song about he's capable of creating life Info pets like question. Three recently Now that Disney PA exist of course all. These movies are accessible the touch of a button. four key put on frozen okay. Let's say it like you mean surely imbue that name with only got four key is taking a look. Jesus Christ for keeping on frozen for a reason. I don't want to reveal too much about my fiance. Who is of course? A sport put on frozen. We're watching relationship is and if you remember there's a scene in frozen after after ANA gets blasted with ice powers the roles specifically say like an act of love will heal right and then they interpreted. Oh that must mean a true. Love's kiss of course chosen. The twist is like now no kissing needed. No famous princes need sturm sisterly right which is fine. It's a that's one of the Nice things about sisters sisters are doing it for themselves very true however before all that goes down on is locked in a room by her mean fiance and she's dying. Olaf rescues her roll off. A snowman brought to life through else's ice magic guests and he is starting to melt about to die of this. Rescuing her Joanne Forty asked. Isn't this kind of an active lodge encountered this kinda count and I was like I understood. Olaf IS SANCTIONED. Is He live? Does he have a soul? Well this is an issue which can create full life. And we're not really going to talk about that big monster. She creates the big monster to. Who's really kind of just a century? I mean he doesn't sing any songs wholesalers frozen short film in which she creates a race of little snow babies named snow. Jeez who were created solely to push. Merchandise kidding me. Disney would never make such a decision. Jeez but like it's not address that obviously the climax of the movie has to be sisters but like it's a fair question. Where does it fall on the like fully alive scale? You want to know that it's okay to hunt and dangerous game. This is morally acceptable. There's also a brand to kidnap crates and bring it to your country estate and there's a great scene I do. The joke actually makes me laugh is I can't remember their with after they fall down and they're like oh you didn't break anything off says. I don't have a skull or bones and like it's Gad delivers it funny into sugar laflin weird in the I mean. He's good in the first better. His Song is kind of annoying. But he's bad. I think that's sloppy but it's another where you're like right. You are just snow but you. You have feeling Where where does life begin? I've I think you're correct. Is this movie mop and exploring and both but you don't feel bad about that when it's when it's under the Disney banner. Right do you do feel bad about it. When it's under the Pixar Bammer. Pixar banner is all about more rules of the they are very busy more. He's aren't fairy tales and fairytale famously. Run by Jeremy Strong's character from SARANDE SEC LIBERALS. Who is the rules No it's weird and also both frozen and frozen to aloft dies and the film ends with also being like. Don't worry I can bring him back to life. He has reconstituted from new snow in a different place with all of his memories like in the first in both of them he melts and disappears. He is she bringing him back to life with his memories he remembers disappears in the first one he melts but is there is still like really. Yes second one. He fully decipher the second one. He dies in her arms death scene. Which like I mean. I was just like Yawn. Can this movie be over? But like I feel like if your parent with a four year old child. It's just like why do they had? This brings anguish and I have to have a conversation with them in the middle of a field area will be okay. This is right you know. I don't know I'm sure I would resent that if I had a young child. One percent don't look at me I don't have you know you're I assume you're kids. They're Disney movie. Was their totemic. Disney movie was not frozen earlier. That's a good question. Was there like one in regular rotation The heisman household house. Oh Hodgman's There was a weird one that my son got into Was MEET THE ROBINSONS. That makes a lot of sent a real. I have met your son. Yeah he is a lovely young man. A thank you I think that movie's pretty charming underrate when when when he was twelve. When you came over to my house for lunch after building that church I look all I did was innocently. Promise your son that one day I would make him a prince. Sorry tour on every level. I never I never loved Disney Classic Fresher. It was not something that I would necessarily choose put on other than maybe the like this and so now. I realized that the reason my son didn't really get into Disney movies as we're too busy watching I. Claudius that period is like bolt meet the robinsons on the range. Chicken Little Oats Fund meet. The robinsons is definitely the best of that era. Bolt Spun Scott A dog. I think both Kinda crappy buzz leg. You're with a dog that's fine. My Name's John Hodgman. I've got a book out. Called medallion status in podcast. Judge John Hodgman separate is not over because we got. I plugging hungry plugging. Because I feel like people are starting to go. I think I've heard everything get ready because it's episode just so badly Kaylin. I Elliott Kalan mop has podcast and I have recorded twelve episode miniseries about the I Claudius Pbc nineteen seventy six hundred series called ipod. Yes that will be dropping soon from. Maximum Elliott. Very excited halen. Who If all has gone? According to plan will have already been a guest on this very many series great. Yes I hope. Everything goes according to plan. Because I hope so too Ellie Cleland. We'll have been our guest. On mentoring. Candidate logo catastrophically. Sounds like a movie. I might have wanted to watch. All right Playmobil Playmobil. They mobile is great. The toys the toys are great. That was definitely a huge part of both of my children's a German rolling on toy. Well this is. What's interesting? Playmobil sets that come on assembled but are not sold as a building toy snapped into place. It's not a ton of pieces and the only reason the only reason they're unassembled is to get in the box. Exactly it's not part of the fun isn't the fun isn't like putting it together. Fund is having put together. It's not a construction toy. It cannot be rebuilt in any other way. And what makes Plante kind of fascinating is while there are fantastic themes while there are castles and dragons and things like a lot of playmobil is very banal. It's like a gas station. It's right and very European in theory. Very Very Banal and dull. Here's a beach house functional. Yes it's true at the seaside sitting by an umbrella drinking a lemon and they're so these characters are so untroubled your I think they probably have. They probably have Probably have a good healthcare. They probably get a lot of vacation time. There's something very serene and sort of undramatic dare I say unimagined. If about the world's playmobil. The only the only one. That's that's complicated at all is the PLAYMOBIL. Play-set that's based on the play masterbuilt. So that is that is what a plan bill set. Looks like is this? The NYACK house from masterbuilt. Fun Part of Playmobil. Is that the the humans first of all you can as pirates the Viking to his nights he gets them as just regular European nine weeks of vacation people. Sometimes you get like an Easter set right and the and all all the humans have bunny. Heads are horrifying right and you you you don't construct the sets but you can deconstruct the humans. Yes and create weird combinations of wardrobe human body parts that are really weird unintended modulated you can take even change their hair their hair POPs off. You can put a ghost a ghost sheet over one of them. Dr Make a very Satisfying SORTA clicky sound Yanni Benham at the waist But I had a very big dream probably going back to two thousand seven or so that I was going to do like I wasn't even instagram. Wasn't a thing it was like flicker I was going. To create a flicker account. There was just photographs of wildly. Weirded MoD outplay mobiles in the most surreal and disturbing tableaux? That's like like one playmobil. Human surrounded by a hundred playmobil rabbit. Heads yes or something. I never done it. I'm going to do now to projects now. Mount Absence Master builder and film. Yes another master builder and And get Ted Demme directed and dead. Unfortunately what's sorry well fast enough project but now I can't because it's going to turn it into a movie. Well they did so right after the release of the Lego movie a film that everyone scoffed at when it was announced How can they make a movie out of Lego Lord and Miller who are very smart about into the core of the material? They're asked to adapt really tapped into the heart of A. What is the relationship that people have with leg? What is out of you when you build a set your imagination? What is it speak to if you were someone who follows the instructions versus Nadia and the world and how wild lego themes are in the ICONOGRAPHY? You can deal with that. And also the fact that Lego at that point covered a bunch of intellectual properties. Right there were a lot of licensed properties. They could get back door Batman stuff you can get in. There secretly. Playmobil only started doing licensed properties in the last two years. Would they license how to train your dragon and ghostbusters? I believe the only two and now they're about to do back to the future but it does not have that sort of expansive World Building. It does not have the same sort of like. Oh we all know what? Lego astronauts look like those spaceships. Look like you know not iconic to bring same. There's not as clear of a sensibility You can do a Google search for the weirdest place. It's the exist and the thing that's weird about them is their banality. Why would any kid WANNA play with this movies about the banality of evil? There is there. Are they discontinued the plan? These are more for middle aged men than for children. Because there's a collectability issue I think so. They're they're discontinued play sets. Yes that you can. They get online. Yes including the one that I've been chasing. Which is the the the the German police officer rousting a Hobo off a park bench? Perfect identificazione please. Papers of the Playmobil Sense. You know that game papers please anywhere. Please do not leave outsides. All right anyway way. We have lots of treatment. Centers for your diction Playmobil. The movie so like the week after if even that two days after the lego movie opens huge and becomes critically beloved film. A German or European film company announces that they are going to sell finance a seventy five million dollar animated Playmobil Film. Could you how could you not feel that temptation? Which had some weird title? At the time like playmobil spies in robbers. It had more action packed. I can't believe I believe the concept was a trilogy. Initially back playmobil trilogy. I can't believe that this may shouldn't you should. I should have known you should. I should have been asked to participate. I think I well. I agree with that about everything Bob. Per Shetty is originally panthers. He's writer she eddie. I think it's a rain direct. This film he is just a consummate pro. In the animation world has worked two thousand jobs on thousand different projects and this is going to be a first time really stepped onto the plate. It would be his directorial. Debut worked on many of the Shrek films. Things like that. So he's writing and directing this film at this point in time Sony is considering acquiring this film which is in pre production developmental stage sure Because like a movie of such a hit he's trying to look for more license animated properties. They end up making emoji movie instead but I think that was sort of the coin toss. This was in Sony can't come to terms The movie falls apart. But Sony is impressed with Bob per shetty enough that they go look. Let's be honest. The Plymouth thing might not actually make it to the finish line. Do you WANNA come over here and work on a film. We have over at Sony animation. So what do you have in the hopper? They said well. We're trying to make a spiderman animated film Fischetti becomes one of the Academy Award.
"hodgman" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Good thing that I fear the most is that the younger generation will some day. Knock on my door. Knock knock comic. I don't think it's intentional. Low to Larry. I thirty minutes. It's like this like he's on the door right and then a twenty two year old woman comes in and he goes. I'm here now six cents plotting of this movie. That is when we're entering the dream state when he's going onto a life support and this is definitely a direct oriel choice Because it Amigos from absolutely cold zero colors. Yes to literally. Every time she walks into a room he talks about her as a ray of sunshine beaming into his face directly from her but then he also he takes off his white canvas jacket and he's wearing this weird attracts. It feels like a stage. Decision like feels like a theater lying decision more than it feels like because the vocabulary of the filmmaking itself doesn't change at all which is the thing that Demi would usually do But but it is like the first thirty minutes. He's like trying to fight against everything that makes him a neatly funny road where he's talking slower so he's not as a nightly comical and the second he says come in the dam breaks and the for the rest of the movie everything he does is goofy every face. He makes goofy now right. That's right. I mean I'm not saying that. This is a successful transition. Yeah but it's it's unnerving that all of a sudden Wallace Shawn is leaping out of bed and ugly and find the variety reviews. Win This premiered at be Rome Film Festival premiered. It was called fear of falling. Yes and then. I guess they were like we need the box office dollars that come with you know really identifying the master builder and Vincent Heads. Got Really Mad. What different today make writings? And and it didn't come out until a year after a plate at the fast enough. That unusual for an indie with early came out. I mean I remember this year and who have to go further down and it opened at number sixty nine to twelve thousand dollars. So you're embarrassed right on one screen one. It played at the film forum. That's the only theater I know of that. Actually showed this on the phone for him. Does totally and I remember at the time being like Jonathan. Demme movie that I haven't heard of that is permitting ethnically. His followup is fiction follow to Rachel getting married like one of the decade right. How do I not know about this film and also outside going comment was there when we when we retiring that bit now when Demi One and we were like strategizing how you know to get through because it's a lot of film I mean it's actually been I think one of our best ever series? I agree but this was like one we were like. What do we do about the fucking masterbuilder research? We immediately were like. Let's use our friendship with Hodgman or this feels like a thing he might have good takes on and when burden you with the idea that you appear on this episode for a film you would never even heard of. Yeah the thing that finally got you excited was I was you were like I've even heard of this. I was like John. This movie has no cultural footprint whatsoever and you were like now. I'm in. I like the idea. No one has no impression whatsoever on the culture was not made for anyone other than the people who were in that house and for like the third film in extensively. Like a trilogy of the Andre Gregory Walsh on films of which the first two are very revered volume. Forty Second Street. Yeah which is a a much more. That's a good movie. I haven't seen in years and is a looser more creative adaptation and is really yes and is cinematic interest is Louis Malle again is Julianne Moore While Sean has more of a supporting role with those two films that sets a table for what you imagine the third one would be especially as these two guys nearing the winter of their life. You know right. The whole thing they said was they were drawn to the plate. Because they felt like coming to terms with your reputation your legacy. Your mortality at the end of your life was a thing that they that was really speaking to them at this point and they thought it would be a good third film to round out. It's basically a movie about a man right who refuses to accept the. No one wants to listen to them. Talk and talk and talk and talk anymore. Yeah and and And the original Manic Pixie Dream. Girl who enters his life to prove to him that he can still may get laid with a twenty two year old which. It's kind of an interesting counterpoint. To My dinner with Andre. Being a movie about a guy who needs to shut up right. But it's also weird. That my dinner with Andre Walsh on this is neatly interesting. Let's make a movie. That's just him talking the way he talks and conversation. Funding Forty Second Street is a little bit more him. Being the greater collaborator in the larger thing and him like fitting in as an actor. You know but it's not like a vehicle for him and this is very much like here's a vehicle to give Wallace Shawn the performance of his career. Like it kind of feels like we're going to do like full main course. Wallace Shawn giving a balls to the wall performance. Yeah as you've never seen him before. Yeah but that was that was what this teed up to be yet and it was basically Walsh on like the master builder saying I still got it and then there's this cognitive dissonance that we were sort of a new law about distance the word the language and the performances do not gel with the fact that this movie is visually taking place present. Day In nyack you just cannot ever reconcile. It is so disorienting And especially because it's shot like a little documentary style digital video handheld camera like all of that stuff feels very modern and present rooms. Yes it is so stilted the way everyone reacts to each other culturally does not make sense in present day America right. You know the the Mir doctor comes to make a house call first of all and then they say and of course you'll be staying supper my doctor on your health insurance. That's incredible the Hilda Kerr character blue cross pays for six dinners and to be to be to be. Fair my personal physician Dr Bruce. He does have a political political discussion dinner. Once a month that I've been consistently invited to have never had a chance to. I guess there are people who do socialize with their physician. Wallace Shawn's on the Young Sheldon episode. I did know that he plays a professor. I talked about like a mechanic. Whose Shelly such a nerd neck. He plays a master builder in town still elderly but still vibrant and respected and sexy master. Builders promised a twelve year old young sheldon that someday he would make him a prince yet speaking of that kingdom so incomes Hilda. Yes out of no out of nowhere and this was the thing I was going to say. That very much speaks to the cultural clash of this movie right Of of not making sense in the time that is visually set in right. She comes in. She literally wanders into the House right now. She does not yes. The younger generation knocking at the knock. Knock right like I don't want the younger generation knock on the door. Unless she's hot. Yes come in leave here. Does not reveal that they have mental fifteen minutes in at which point she essentially tests him to go like. You don't remember meeting right which is always great to talk to someone right and finally explains ten years ago when I was twelve years old. You made a promise me that at some point you build a kingdom for me. I hold onto that for ten years to the date right and then without any further communication in the last decade without any forewarning showed up at your front door and and have come here. Expecting the palace is a thing that only make sense in the eighteen hundreds where there is no ability to follow up with people. Right where twelve-year-old literally? Just memorize date right and go to members. I'm going to get a kingdom in a palace right trek across the country. This person who sexually assaulted me as a child because that's the other part of the story. Yeah she's like you don't remember how you grabbed me and kissed me when I was twelve. Remember doing that. You probably picking up on the fact that I wanted to do that is defense. You remember the energy of me wanting to do well two. He's already claimed that he has mental powers. Right reason that he's been hugging and kissing with What's her name? Kiara Scher Ragnar wife. Why not because one day? He thought to himself reality right. One day he thought to himself. I would like her to work here because I want to have sex with her. Yes and the next she up and goes I'm I'm here for working sex. Yes I think that I have the power to make the change to change reality with my mind which is also kind of he thinks first inception power he thinks he has inception powers no other way to put it. He's like he's too. He's too important to give up his job. He's he's literally a God on Earth. Julie Hagerty is the best performance in this film. I I also just Julie Hagerty. I do to join seeing her marriage story. Which Wallace shown US also in? It's really Marriage story is really an amish masterbuilder. I got a call at eight marriage story. It was real. I mean what Wallace Shawn wanted for this performance. Julie Hagerty got haggard. It was very jarring to see Julia. Agar's always so. Just you know laying like a lovable. Yes it see. What's smart smart secretly a nice person and for the lace so hard and angry for the last ten or fifteen years. She has pretty much been in this zone of just total pro always killing it playing mother or grandmother in studio comedies right and even marriage story which is like a prickly film made by more tourist filmmaker her performance in that while excellent and with better material is still not that far off from how she plays the grandmother and instant family or the Disney plus original film. Noel named Oliver Credits from this decade. I know because I watched those three.
"hodgman" Discussed on The Cracked Podcast
"This episode of the Crackpot Gaspar John Hodgman I'll be back after we talk to them. The book is titled Medallion Status True Stories from secret rooms and John I'm so excited to be talking to you I'm also curious like it is it is it a spoiler isn't too much to reveal your current status with your beloved airline or details there yes my my book is called Medallion Status it's me John Hodgman I wrote it and McGowan's the trouble lay that out okay did you tell them where to go to to order the book yes yeah did you check again dot l. y. slash medallion status all one word all capital letters so yeah medallion status obviously is named for the loyalty program on an airline that I do not name in the book because they're not paying me money but I'll just tell you and all the cracks listeners this Delta Delta has the different medallion level does silver sang silverman alien such garbage medallion nothing you get nothing silver gold yet gone to sky priority lanes but those aren't what they used to be the implant medallion and the tip top diamond medallion there was a beyond diamond atmosphere a high rarified air called Delta three sixty oh that certain real celebrities actual celebrities just would be given to them to encourage them to fly delta like presidents things and so on most consumers will top out at diamond or double diamond and double diamond means you've earned enough medallion qualifying miles that year to be diamond both in the coming year a year at some kids going for double diamond as fighting back from Seattle from a show yeah and I was in my aisle seat and I was flying in in business class so you know I I picked out my seat I'd stick my claim and the young woman next to me said do you mind and I I hate that that when they start I know what they're gonNA say switch seats right and the person next to in their plant goes do you mind and she points to this young man three rows hedge do you mind would you mind switching along with him so that I could sit with my friend and I was like well yeah I do mind I picked the seat for a reason I want to believe that I have some measure of control in this life I don't know if I sit over there whether this plane land but okay so then I switched and so mad that this young couple like forced me out of my chosen seat so they could just be together and in love but then I realized they weren't in love I was listening to their conversation they barely knew each other they're like where are you from so what do you do we'll see and then I heard the mentioned something about diamond medallion and I'm like wait a minute are you too on miles run and they said yes no way so if I remember correctly they had flown from New York these were connecting flights New York Seattle to Japan got off the airplane got back on an airplane flew from Japan to Seattle which is where I was coming back from my show and now we're flying back in New York and and it was only when they both got off the plane in Japan and then got on the plane again to come back they realize they're both doing the same run they didn't know other before so they weren't a young couple of they were a couple of young miles runners who wanted to swap stories and trade tips and I said are you guys going on a miles run and they said yes we met along the way and I said I'm so happy you're sitting together I miss I that I can respect for sure a few good luck to you and Godspeed and they were traffic double diamond you open with a question which is what is my current medallion status yes and and my current medallion status is platinum medallion on Delta I see and of my book is very much about chasing diamond medallion both the liberal metaphor medallion that the Delta offers that I that I that I totally disrupted my my home life in order to try to get because someone in the world had a medallion that I did have and I wanted it in imaginarium Italian and I desperately wanted to be loved by Major Corporation and then the book is also about losing that status or losing all status because it is about truth first person essays that are mostly funny some mad some of them quite profound and moving I daresay and I will agree mostly drawn from time flying back and forth across the country when I was a very famous minor television personality and and the books takes you into all of the different you know exclusive parties and secret rooms and first class lounges that even the most minor is defame gain you've you admittance to and then what it felt like to be kicked out of those secret rooms and secret clubs one by one by one until you realize you're not even as famous as the least famous orgeon instagram line is the corgi sorry linus you're the best but the least I met linus the Corgi at the same party that I met Chompers the Gordon naturally much more popular Corgi on instagram and I was at a secret I was in a secret room Adam savage is secret workshop an unknown location in San Francisco he invited a bunch of Comedians who performed in San Francisco sketch fest to come to the Secret Party invitation only and you know Adam savage had this room 'cause on savage passion besides mythbusters is proper replication so he makes props from like make them all tees falcon out of the exact same materials were available to them in nineteen thirty whatever when they've made that original prop perfectly and he's got all kinds of crazy things like he's got a hostile Luwan carbonite and he's got a whole rtd to that he made himself he's got you know Star Trek captain's chair in there and I'm having a great time just sitting in the captain's chair and making the beep boop sounds of the buttons exactly where I would set it's very good work yeah that's right the two of us we're captains you know what I'm talking to captain medallion yeah hell no you look for the best share and you sit down and I'm so happy to be there I'm the captain I'm so excited and I looked across the room and they're these two corgis being held by these humans and I turned to my friend Kevin I said these are getting a lot of attention I said to Kevin who invited these people with the corgis thought this was an exclusive party right you're not comedians let alone humans yeah we'll know high thought it was the humans who who invited these weirdoes porgies and why did they bring their corgis and Kevin says the humans were not invited the Corgis were invited because they're chopper accordion line is the Corgi to famous one more famous than the other sorry linus but to phase Corgis of Instagram who live in San Francisco and Kevin's colleague Connor Stoke riff tracks loves these corgis on Instagram knee learned that they were in San Francisco he invited them to the Party and how these quarries are getting all this attention and I just done a comedy show on stage in English scanning onto Pete's Standing Upright sweat through all of my skin I don't sweat through my nose and tongue swire these dogs here because they're famous and that's when I realized that don't know what entertainment is anymore and and realize my status was dropping and the and the the stories in this book are really really funny at the same time okay yeah thank you for them and then alongside all that I feel like there are a couple through lines of this that where the world is more fascinating than people realize like they're all these secret rooms everywhere that their parties where people are showing you Hollywood props and then also there are all these airlines making a game out of being L. to them like I am really impressed by your monogamy with Delta like you have really stuck with them as I understand it from the book they've really been your Go-to can you see a situation where you would switch at all I can't I've got too much invested you know there was a fluid American fairmount Oh but then that job ended because they that job f this all happened because for a brief period of time I was on television edify to different places and also going on various tours bookstores and comedy tours to perform live and and and do stuff so flights were purchased for me and you're kind of at the mercy when you have a job if they're gonna fly you they can get to pick so as an American for a while but then I then I lost that status of the nicer bulking up on Delta without even realizing it because I was on a cable comedy show called married for a couple of years where I played yeah Nat Faxon's third best friend the best friend not second best friend I was like third in line to succession to the best friend Ray I was like I was like the speaker of the House of friendship it's sort of like a Batmans rogues gallery the range of friends is what really makes it rich Anna and that so that was when I was flying you know because I was a recurring guest star Dr Technically they were obliged to pay for my flights back and forth and they were obliged to fly me first class that's how this whole six game started because racking up these MQM's that's Madonna qualifying miles as I fly back and forth the country trying desperately to stay on television my kids are upset that I'm away from them so I in their lives and they've noticed that I've left him there that they age when they were little they didn't care now they're older and it's starting to wear on them but I'm I'm out there and wondering you know why am I doing I felt like a combination of a divorced dad or and their child does a little disorienting I wasn't Democrat then one day I'm a I'm about to fly off again to go back into the world and I'm feeling bad because I'm leaving my family again but the person at the gate as I'm getting on the plane says then I'd never even noticed the does it happened but this person looks at my my boarding pass and says thank you Mr Hodgman thank you for being gold I was like what are you talking about and that's when I realized that I had gotten up to gold medallion whatever that was I know I wasn't even paying attention all I knew that the stranger had said to me thank you for being gold and it was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life I felt so profoundly scene because we all want to be gold you know we all want to believe that were special that we're gold we're trying to convince the world that were gold no one's noticing that gold we get to the point where maybe we're thinking we're just telling ourselves gold but were not gold and maybe some day someone's GonNa come along and see my nam golden and see get out of here he's not gold put him with the silvers in life even worse than the Sky Mile members the wars uh-huh or maybe you're basically or maybe not even see me at all you know and so to have someone say thank you for being gold is like.
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"hodgman" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"And then there's a bad explosion, the moon gets kicked out of orbit. Oh, dear rattling through the cosmos. Still we're still circling the moon. No earth is left behind. Okay. It's not very signed. Because they're gonna get the moon back to earth when they should've figured out. Oh earth is finished. We're done. You know, the story about Jerry Anderson pitched Landau space nineteen ninety nine right? No. I do not know it. Yes. Landau to come. Visit him on the Thunderbirds set. And he was like it's going to be like this. It's this show. You'll be the leading man voicing it. But it's going to be all puppets and land said pull the strings in the lower body. My name's Griffin Newman, pull the strength. But they got pulled pulled those three dream three. What's your name David Simpson? Sorry, splaying check with was so horrified by your joke that I was like trying to resend maliciously scary joke. This podcast demography directors who have massive success early on in their career and giving the series of blank checks. Make whatever crazy passion projects they want like would. Yes, timber at this point is firmly in this sort of one for me one for them mode. But but all his ones for me were also very expensive in major studio lecture. And this was the first one where he really had to fight to make a movie that seemed aggressively uncut. Marshall. And what's right? He was like such a big popular studio filmmaker he had like somehow made these various teric interests of his intellect very mainstream things. Right. You're saying like Edward Scissorhands. No one's going to say like, oh, that's a surefire bucks off a success. And then it was right? Right. Right. Right. So this I guess he could be like, well, no one thought Edward Scissorhands would work this will work. Yes. Yeah. People go to see would. But like no one wants to make this fucking movie. No and did poorly. But it's my hair of his it's one of my favorite movies of all time. It's also surpri-. I didn't realize it was a bomb. It was until I was I was a grown-up became out. I'm very old, man. Where did you see John Hodgman John Hodgman ski s John Hodgman Hodgman the honor bullets the judge John Hodgman podcast coasts star of the ticks to home. God. Hey, cred Newman you're like the big hosting now. I'm going to check sometime sometime. In two thousand nineteen. I really figuring heavy for their premier date. No, no. I've heard conflicting rumors. Okay. You know, what's good quarter one to nineteen when you hear conflicting thing. I love it. I'm caressing. Caressing? I haven't been losing sleep four months. How you get your sleep?.
"hodgman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Writer and humorist john hodgman on the ted stage john you you're still with us right in many ways it's not a story about searching for love it's a story about waiting and the fact is that for humanity waiting for aliens is equally as improbable but that doesn't mean you don't sit out on the steps and wait and hope after listening to your story and then and then the other people that we heard from earlier talking about about searching i wonder if the thing that propels the search is like not knowing not knowing is a very a very hard thing for the human mind to tolerate and you know that really was the lesson that i understood in portugal at the end you can contemplate the stars literally for your entire life but the you don't understand the true size of the world until someone you care about is out there in it and you don't know where that is one of the universe really feels big when they come back it feels good never forget that fabulous thrill that one european and a hail were you.
"hodgman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Now hodgman has a new collection of numerous personal essays cod vacation land john hodgman welcome to fresh air it is absolutely my pleasure to be here and my pleasure to have you i wanna start with a reading from your new book let me set it up a little bit this reading in an essay that you wrote about buying a summer home in maine after already having inherited your parents summer home and massachusetts and realizing you're now not only an adult but you're the guy with two summer homes and you're feeling pretty uncomfortable about that and feeling like that you don't fit in with your new neighbours in maine and your thinking i don't belong here i'm young i'm cool and then you realize you did belong there so you have is a very accurate description effort to the point that my the hairs are raising on my arm see you on a pick it up from there with the reading i will happen to read from her there are times when all the lies you've told about yourself to yourself just fall away in your 20s you tell yourself the lie that you are unusual unprecedented and interesting you do this largely by purchasing things were stealing things you adorn yourself with songs and clothes and borrowed ideas and poses in your 30s you tell yourself the lie that your still in your 20s many in their forties tell themselves the same lie until the moment like this and suddenly you see yourself clearly.
"hodgman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"My guest is john hodgman he has a new collection of personal essays cut vacation land after we take a short break we'll talk about a turning point in his life the death of his mother and marine corrigan will reveal a new collection of short stories by tom hanks and new novel by matthew winer the creator of the series madmen i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this in pr podcast in the following message comes from ftd whether it's a birthday anniversary graduation or a new baby ftb helps you express yourself during lives most important moments with a handcrafted bouquet from ftd dot com the expert florists ftd turn your feelings into a meaningful work of art best delivered straight year recipients door when you want to share all your sentiments ftd kenner range that it ftd dot com i want to talk about a turning point in your life when you were twenty nine and working as literary agent before you became a professional rider right and your mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and died within a month um and you you laugh your your drive for a few weeks to be with her i think it was a few weeks yeah it was a couple of months and an and just to give a sense of of who she was at you tell us great story about after you saw the exorcist and you really because you're a carrier and you are really afraid like the devil is going to get you tell tell us how your mother reassured you.
"hodgman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"There are times when all the lies you've told about yourself to yourself just fall away in your 20s you tell yourself the lie that you are unusual unprecedented and interesting you do this largely by purchasing things were stealing things you adorn yourself with songs and clothes and borrowed ideas and poses in your 30s you tell yourself the lie that your still in your 20s many in their forties tell themselves the same lie until the moment like this and suddenly you see yourself clearly yes i went to see public enemy in a small club in 1990 by myself which was pretty cool of me but less cool now that i remember i saw amid toads place in new haven while attending yale university yes i shoplifted some off brand beers and snuck into the london zoo when i was in my 20s but only now do i realized that i did so with full if unconscious confidence that i would not be executed in the street for doing these things yes my parents came from modest working middle class families but i have never truly wanted for anything in my life i don't say these things to flay myself from my many privileges just to dry out the truth and see it thanks for reading that you know so i was thinking reading your book about the different masks we all put on in the poses we take through life and you be key you became famous for your personnaz on the daily show and in the matt commercials and as the historian collecting fake facts yes so how did you start getting more personal line like taking off some of them masks and revealing things about who you john hodgman really are likely due in the book yes so the exaggerations of those characters were how i imagined that i made myself and what i had to say interesting i mean obviously it was comedy writer is all designed to make people laugh and so comedy is often taking things to an absurd degree so as a heightened reality.
"hodgman" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Support for npr and the following message come from the amazon prime exclusive series lore bringing together executive producers from the walking dead and the xfiles for six terrifying tales based on really vents available october friday the 13th with amazon prime from the b uh why why in philadelphia and kyrie gross with fresh air today humorous an actor john hodgman is been a contributor to this american life and on the daily show he appeared in the personas of the resident expert and the deranged millionaire even kind of had a persona in high school when he had shoulderlength hair worth adora and carried a briefcase that's a look i was going for in high school emotionally terrified weirdo whose tricking people into thing he was interesting by wearing funding clothes now in his books and shows he speaking more personally and subjects like the death of his mother she was an atheist but he remembers how each day at the end of her life sheets say the lord's prayer and so it john his wife and his father was an opportunity a thing to say those words together and feel less alone a marine corrigan reviews new books by tom hanks and matthew winer the creator of madmen that's on fresh air i'm scott de trout there's so much political news to follow these days but you don't have to keep up with all of it he just had to keep up with us on the npr politics podcast with a team of npr politico reporters and editors we record two episodes a week and sometimes more when the big news happens find the anti our politics podcast on the npr one app or wherever you get your podcasts.