Ladies and Gentlemen:
I just finished listening to the audiobook of John Hodgman’s THAT IS ALL, and I bring you news: THAT IS ALL is ALL THAT! And more! And then, finally, all.
The world Hodgman has built over the three books in the trilogy (ending with THAT IS ALL of course) is so rich and hilarious, I would gladly live in it and welcome Ragnarok with open arms. And the audiobook, featuring numerous asides, songs, and immersive details, truly feels like a labor of love for Hodgman and his players.
You should get it.
That is all.
Parks and Historical Re-creation
The perfect spinoff for Parks and Recreation:
Pawnee has it’s own quirky historical re-creation group. Their leader, Roger Parks, shies away from the traditional Civil War reenactments to more strange and controversial territory — everything from Pawnee’s own storied history, non-cannon battles from minor Star Wars novels (historic because they happened a “long, long, time ago”), and entire re-stagings of concerts of the 70s American funk band War.
In each episode, one or more members of the troupe gain valuable life lessons from the week’s featured historical re-creation.
“Rock n’ Roll Suicide” followed by the Flight of the Conchords’ “Bowie” on the ol’ iTunes shuffle. It is going to be a good day.