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15th Oct '17 2:32:52 PM nombretomado
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** UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: Hodgman claims Chicago is only a myth written about by Carl Sandberg (who also didn't exist), or at best only comes to this plane of existence every once in a while, like {{Brigadoon}}.

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** UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: Hodgman claims Chicago is only a myth written about by Carl Sandberg (who also didn't exist), or at best only comes to this plane of existence every once in a while, like {{Brigadoon}}.''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}''.
31st Jul '17 7:38:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The mountains of Colorado (state nickname: [[TheLordOfTheRings The Dwarrowdelf]]) are described as "large and fairly [[TheLordOfTheRings Balrog]]-free".
** When describing the correct manner of raising rabbits, Hodgman describes the phenomenon of [[WatershipDown El-Ahrairah worship]]

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** The mountains of Colorado (state nickname: [[TheLordOfTheRings The Dwarrowdelf]]) are described as "large and fairly [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Balrog]]-free".
** When describing the correct manner of raising rabbits, Hodgman describes the phenomenon of [[WatershipDown [[Literature/WatershipDown El-Ahrairah worship]]
10th Jun '17 9:31:07 AM nombretomado
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** TheWindyCity: Hodgman claims Chicago is only a myth written about by Carl Sandberg (who also didn't exist), or at best only comes to this plane of existence every once in a while, like {{Brigadoon}}.

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** TheWindyCity: UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: Hodgman claims Chicago is only a myth written about by Carl Sandberg (who also didn't exist), or at best only comes to this plane of existence every once in a while, like {{Brigadoon}}.
16th Apr '17 9:34:54 AM nombretomado
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|| [[CrankyNeighbor Devil worshippers]] v. [[OddCouple Apartment dwellers]] || [[JourneyToFindOneself Wilderness becomes crucible in which asthmatic learns to grow a beard]] || Conscience prevents acceptance of SoylentGreen || [[AnimalNemesis One partially blinded by bear overcomes need for revenge]] || [[EtTuBrute Family discovers pet to be cyborg]] ||

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|| [[CrankyNeighbor Devil worshippers]] v. [[OddCouple Apartment dwellers]] || [[JourneyToFindOneself Wilderness becomes crucible in which asthmatic learns to grow a beard]] || Conscience prevents acceptance of SoylentGreen HumanResources || [[AnimalNemesis One partially blinded by bear overcomes need for revenge]] || [[EtTuBrute Family discovers pet to be cyborg]] ||
12th Mar '17 1:51:55 PM nombretomado
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** ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' takes this even further.

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** ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' takes this even further.
9th Nov '16 2:01:24 PM nombretomado
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The audiobook version, which in many ways is even more hilarious, is read by Hodgman in his trademark deadpan style. It also features JonathanCoulton singing the book's theme song, the songs of the various American states, and generally acting as Hodgman's foil and straightman throughout.

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The audiobook version, which in many ways is even more hilarious, is read by Hodgman in his trademark deadpan style. It also features JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton singing the book's theme song, the songs of the various American states, and generally acting as Hodgman's foil and straightman throughout.



* TakeThat: Parodied with the "attack ad" segments, in which he jokingly accuses JonathanCoulton of being an awful catsitter, and another person of masturbating out a window ''on two separate occasions'', while John Hodgman has only masturbated out a window ''once''. Also, one of the Hobo Names is Creator/NickNolte.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Parodied with the "attack ad" segments, in which he jokingly accuses JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton of being an awful catsitter, and another person of masturbating out a window ''on two separate occasions'', while John Hodgman has only masturbated out a window ''once''. Also, one of the Hobo Names is Creator/NickNolte.
9th May '16 9:56:38 PM erforce
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|| Boy vs. Girl || Mountains thwart progress || [[TheDrifter A stranger]] comes to town || Triumph over ennui || [[{{Terminator}} Threat of cyborgs from the future]] ||

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|| Boy vs. Girl || Mountains thwart progress || [[TheDrifter A stranger]] comes to town || Triumph over ennui || [[{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Threat of cyborgs from the future]] ||
19th Feb '16 12:04:09 PM MegaMarioMan
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* EskimosArentReal: ''The Areas Of My Expertise'' has a running gag that Chicago is a myth, mostly as a joke on [[BigApplesauce how very New York the author's sensibilities are]]. Revisited in the follow-up ''ThatIsAll'', [[spoiler: when the mythical city rises at last from the swamp during the [[MayanDoomsday End Times of 2012]].]]

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* EskimosArentReal: ''The Areas Of My Expertise'' has a running gag that Chicago is a myth, mostly as a joke on [[BigApplesauce how very New York the author's sensibilities are]]. Revisited in the follow-up ''ThatIsAll'', ''Literature/ThatIsAll'', [[spoiler: when the mythical city rises at last from the swamp during the [[MayanDoomsday End Times of 2012]].]]



*** ''ThatIsAll'' brings the Creator/NickNolte TakeThat to its inevitable conclusion [[spoiler: declaring him a cosmic horror]].

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*** ''ThatIsAll'' ''Literature/ThatIsAll'' brings the Creator/NickNolte TakeThat to its inevitable conclusion [[spoiler: declaring him a cosmic horror]].
26th Dec '15 12:59:06 AM CassandraLeo
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* RunningGag: [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent The different varieties of werewolf]], [[{{A Date With Rosie Palms}} masturbation]], eels, zeppelins, cheese, [[HairTropes haircuts/facial hair]], distrust for people who use pseudonyms, Henry David Thoreau, giant Brazilian monkeys, Alexander Graham Bell, Yale University, crabs and lobsters (although the term "lobster" originally referred to a type of sea otter), the non-existence of Chicago, getting either [[IntoxicationEnsues "very high or very autistic"]], common flammable gels, Percoset, and, of course, the hoboes.

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* RunningGag: [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent The different varieties of werewolf]], [[{{A Date With Rosie Palms}} masturbation]], eels, zeppelins, cheese, [[HairTropes haircuts/facial hair]], distrust for people who use pseudonyms, Henry David Thoreau, Creator/HenryDavidThoreau, giant Brazilian monkeys, Alexander Graham Bell, Yale University, crabs and lobsters (although the term "lobster" originally referred to a type of sea otter), the non-existence of Chicago, getting either [[IntoxicationEnsues "very high or very autistic"]], common flammable gels, Percoset, and, of course, the hoboes.



* TakeThat: Parodied with the "attack ad" segments, in which he jokingly accuses JonathanCoulton of being an awful catsitter, and another person of masturbating out a window ''on two separate occasions'', while John Hodgman has only masturbated out a window ''once''. Also, one of the Hobo Names is Nick Nolte.

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* TakeThat: Parodied with the "attack ad" segments, in which he jokingly accuses JonathanCoulton of being an awful catsitter, and another person of masturbating out a window ''on two separate occasions'', while John Hodgman has only masturbated out a window ''once''. Also, one of the Hobo Names is Nick Nolte.Creator/NickNolte.



*** ''ThatIsAll'' brings the Nicke Nolte TakeThat to its inevitable conclusion [[spoiler: declaring him a cosmic horror]].

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*** ''ThatIsAll'' brings the Nicke Nolte Creator/NickNolte TakeThat to its inevitable conclusion [[spoiler: declaring him a cosmic horror]].
19th Sep '15 4:00:54 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: "The Amazing Duo of [[TheyMightBeGiants Flansburgh]] and Goldwasser", Bruce Campbell, "[[ElfQuest Skywise the Sexual Elf"]].

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* ShoutOut: "The Amazing Duo of [[TheyMightBeGiants Flansburgh]] and Goldwasser", Bruce Campbell, "[[ElfQuest "[[ComicBook/ElfQuest Skywise the Sexual Elf"]].
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