I knew that Long Beach was hosting this year’s illustrious TED talks, but I was surprised to see Deranged Millionaire John Hodgman walking up my street.
I gave him the traditional surprised, over-excited nerd HI, which he shrank from, and I later tweeted him that I didn’t mean to yell HI at him.
You might wonder: How does a Deranged Millionaire dress to blend in seamlessly with the TED populace and pass undetected?
Why, he wears a navy arctic fleece half-zip pullover.
It’s obviously a joke on the fact that people in SoCal will bundle up like Serbian prisoners when the temperature drops below 60 degrees.
Up and Coming: Halloween! I love Halloween. It’s like Christmas to me. Our costumes are ready. We are Lene Lovich and Nina Hagen!)
Eugene! I am excited about the all-girl laugh-fest coming up, and looking forward to meeting more funny ladies!
Chariots of Rubber! I have recently been cast in Jeffrey Wonderful’s musical about Demolition Derby, love, and Cindy, the Erotic Pleaser as a Backup Dancer, so I can add that distinction to my resume! I have NO idea when or where it will premiere, but it is going to be FANTASTIC. They told me I could tap dance in it. Equal parts Hedwig, Rocky Horror, Grease, and giant, talking nipples.
I leave you with a Fact-of-The Day quote from John Hodgman’s very funny new book, More Information Than You Require:
HALLOWE’EN: Originally called Samhain, this is the traditional Pagan-American holiday when we ask our children to consider the fragility of life by dressing them in darkly colored costumes and vision-impairing masks and encouraging them to walk around in the road.