John Hodgman explains the end of the world to you

John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies. » 6/20/13 3:51pm 6/20/13 3:51pm

How to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse: Urine and Mayonnaise

Funnyman and former PC John Hodgman has a hilarious solution to survive the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and it involves more urine and mayonnaise than is healthy. Still, you don't want blood waves and a dog army to kill you, right? Enjoy. It's so sensible! [YouTube via Laughing Squid] » 12/07/12 10:00pm 12/07/12 10:00pm

'I'm a PC' Guy Interviewed, Confirmed Dorky

Sean Siler is Microsoft's employee and "I'm a PC" guy, the response » 10/08/08 6:45pm 10/08/08 6:45pm to Apple's long running PC parody famously acted by . Don't get us wrong. There's little to no content in this interview, but you get a good look at Siler sans brown jacket. Plus, you get to see what his hair normally looks like. (SPOILER ALERT: He…

So What's Up With That New 'I'm a PC' Guy, Anyway?

Do you want to know a little more about Sean Siler, Microsoft's version of Apple's PC parody John Hodgman? Of course you do! Luckily, the latest » 9/19/08 3:20pm 9/19/08 3:20pm Microsoft commercial had his email address right inside, and you can email "him" at sean@windows.com. But we saved you the 10 seconds and sent the email ourselves. Here's…

Seinfeld and Gates Are Out, "I'm a Mac" Counterattack Ads Are In

Alas, the Abbott and Costello-esque partnership » 9/17/08 11:00pm 9/17/08 11:00pm between is now officially over, after Microsoft decided to go with a slightly less ambiguous advertising campaign. (, contrary to what's floating around the internet tonight about pulled Seinfeld ads.) In their place is a direct shot at those Apple "I'm a Mac" ads,…

John Hodgman: PC Guy from Apple Ads Way Smarter Than Mac Guy

Radar interviews John Hodgman, you know, the PC Guy from the Apple ads. And reading it makes me feel just stupid. You know he works for the Daily Show, but did you know he's a full fledged NY Times Magazine editor and writer, and was a reporter for NPR's This American Life? Justin Long, the Mac Guy, is best known for… » 9/27/06 4:17pm 9/27/06 4:17pm

The Internet Is Not A Big Truck: Featuring John Hodgman

This Daily Show clip kicks the point through with a double-foot-to-face-stomp-of-fury that the internet is not a big truck. The clip stars our favorite Apple PC vs. Mac commercial actor and Daily Show "resident expert", John Hodgman, and tells us in G.E.D. terms what Net Neutrality really is. The best part? The… » 7/20/06 5:00pm 7/20/06 5:00pm