Psychology Today interviews John Hodgman


13 Responses to “Psychology Today interviews John Hodgman”

  1. PaulR says:

    see my new book, on the various historical styles of deadpan

    See here:

  2. evolucien says:


    …i’ve been scrolling past hodgman ever since he invaded boingboing; mostly, his humor, book pitch and writing style are TIRING.

    …but, he’s great on the dailyshow; and he is a talented musician -you got to give him that; not to mention, his publicist/agent is brilliant -hodgman’s friggin’ everywhere these days!

  3. FoetusNail says:

    He said, “Stun Gravy.”

  4. JJR1971 says:

    There was a stand-up comedienne named Margret Smith in the 1990s whose style was 100% deadpan–loved her stuff. Sarah Vowell does a pretty good deadpan delivery, and David Sedaris.

    If you can keep a perfectly straight face while all about you are cracking up, you’ve done it right (keep your satisfied smile on the inside and press on).

  5. david85282 says:

    Is John Hodgman associated with BoingBoing, or do they just have some sort of man-crush on him?

  6. Gilbert Wham says:

    Can a group of people, of mixed sex, have a man-crush as such? Are websites specifically male, in the way ships are always ‘She’?*

    Anyway, Hodgman can come back anytime. Dude’s ok.

    *Probably, on the matter of discerning the sex of inanimate objects/concepts, it’s best to consult the French. They have departments for that kind of thing

  7. dculberson says:

    david85282, I didn’t realize there was some sort of limit on the number of posts BoingBoing is authorized to make on a single individual. Do you have those standards published, or are they supposed to submit each post to you for review before publishing them? Thanks.

  8. Chasqui says:

    I don’t know why I blurted out a laugh when I read “stun gravy”.

  9. Raj77 says:

    Because it’s a brilliant phrase and a brilliant concept, that’s why :)

  10. Takuan says:

    I’m very annoyed now. “Stun gravy” seems familiar and now I’ll waste a ridiculous amount of time trying to remember where I heard it before.

  11. woid says:

    Separated at birth: John Hodgman and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

  12. buddy66 says:


  13. Takuan says:

    yeah, but from where first?

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