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I’d just like to say that this episode hit home for me in every concievable way, because not only did I have a "too shy around celebrity" moment, I actually had it with John Hodgman himself.
I was at a book signing for the last book in Mr. Hodgman’s trilogy (I shall not buzz-market further), at Amoeba records in L.A., and was a bit
too tongue-tied for witty erudition.
Fortunately, I had my daughter with me, who held up her end of conversation beautifully.
Mr. Hodgman was extremely polite and friendly, and not only spoke to us, but snapped a picture which he was good enough to put on his website (I and my daughter are now known as the "time traveling steam powered robot hunters from the future", thanks to that photo).
Thank you for reminding me, by word and by deed, that celebrities do not mind (in general) you taking the time to tell them how cool they are.
(We also saw Eugene Mirman at Amoeba a few months before that, but he was
shopping and we were both too nervous to speak with him)
11 Nov 2009 11:48:33am
I get the impression that Paul Barry is politically passive in a poor-little-rich-kid kind of way. Perhaps it is just irony or sophisticated understatement.I think it needs to be argued at a political level the merits of individuals controlling so many resources. I have grave doubts myself.I do not regard gambling as a legitimate business not even as entertainment. Poker machines, lotto and now gambling advertising on TV are signs of predatory and useless money making (that one gathers has been emulated by the banking system to the detriment of the world’s monetary system). If the money we squander on pets, alternative medicine (entertainment medicine), and organic (?) food is moral obesity then gambling is moral cancer.The Italians voted as Prime Minister the person who controlled their media. How stupid can a population be? No more stupid than any other it seems. We get the media, and therefore the politicians, who permit such things, that we deserve.I have no patience for the mega-rich who plainly do not understand the financial system and even less for those that flirt with scientology. Are these people addicted to scams? Which brings me back to my first point - I have grave doubts about the merit of individuals controlling so many resources.
13 Nov 2009 3:11:42pm
Stating that the mega rich do not understand the financial system (FS), does not explain how the mega rich use the flaws in the FS to further enhance their wealth. I do agree about the merits of individuals controlling so many resources. But what is the average Joe mend to do about this, as the political voting systems are flawed. In this country you can not even vote for the PM, unless you happen to reside in their particular electorate.
18 Nov 2009 4:54:44pm
Australia elected a Prime Minsiter that controled the media as well - and still does. Guess those that voted for him are just as ‘stupid’ as the Italians?
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