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Published on Jan 29, 2009
Noted peddler of fake facts and minor television personality John Hodgman talks about his newest book, More Information Than You Require.
Like its predecessor, More Information Than You Require compiles incredibly handy made up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, frighteningly complex charts, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes such as:
THE PAST (because there is always more) THE FUTURE (because they say there is still some left to discuss) THE METHOD BY WHICH WE ELECT OUR PRESIDENTS (as this will be happening soon) THE STRANGE OKAPI (an actual animal) GAMBLING: THE SPORT OF THE ASTHMATIC MAN (includes hermit crab racing) HOW TO BE A FAMOUS MINOR TELEVISION PERSONALITY (hint: go on television)
He is joined by Jonathan William Coulton, The Colchester Kid, on guitar and vocals.
This event took place at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA on November 11th, 2008 as part of the Authors@Google program.