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12 June 2008 @ 08:59 pm
Yay coinkydink!  
I turned on the Daily Show for the first time in... a week or two i think. (Lately i've mostly either been busy in the evenings or going to sleep early.)

So the show is going along, they do the opening segment, commercial break, second segment, Jon Stewart starts talking about the new term that's been going about the news, "staycation," used to refer to people who are staying home for vacation because they can't afford to go anywhere. Then John Hodgman comes out and joins him to do a segment about it. He gets to the end and says he's going to do a song, and starts singing something about the rooms of his house to the tune of that "i've been everywhere" song from the hotel commercials. But as he's starting this Jonathan Coulton walks onstage playing the music to the song! They didn't say anything about him at all, or have him do anything else on the show, that was it. I checked the Jonathan Coulton website and there hadn't been any announcement of it ahead of time, but he did do a Twitter post after the show was first aired last night confirming that it was in fact him.

Clearly Jonathan Coulton and John Hodgeman have something going on. Possibly a nefarious plan to take over the world, i don't know :) Speaking of which, ceph, do you remember if the audiobook you have of "The Areas of My Expertise" is unabridged or not? And if not do you remember about how long it is or how many CDs it took up? They have a copy of it on Audible but it's abridged. I'd like to get it for the Jonathan Coulton bit but i don't want to get that one if there's a longer version out there somewhere.

Anyways, if i've navigated the Daily Show website and copy/pasted properly this should be the segment in question :)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: The Colbert Report
Pava: OsakaHurahijmpava on June 13th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
... I just WATCHED that (yay cable! :-> ) and didn't make the connection. Neat. Cora indicates that Coulton and Hodgeman have done collaborations on the daily show before though.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 13th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, i'd gotten that impression :)
Squidceph on June 13th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Well, I do believe that Jonathan Coulton is Hodgman's official troubadour. There are quite a lot of Coulton bits on the "Areas of my Expertise" CDs--lots of banter between Hodgman and Coulton, as well as the "Furry Old Lobster" song.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 13th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
But how long is it? *whines* :)
Squidceph on June 13th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Uh...five or six CDs worth? I got it from Elena, I'm not really sure if it's abridged or not.
DonAithnen: CodeMonkeydonaithnen on June 13th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Hmmm, the Audible version is 6 hours and 57 min, so that would be about right. So now i've got to decide if i want to spend $20 on it or use one of my two credits at the end of the month...
dolohov on June 13th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think there is an unabridged version.