On stage at The Forum: John Hodgman strips, reveals his love for The Hartford Whalers!
The Daily Show’s John Hodgman reveals his love of the Hartford Whalers logo design and ditches his shirt and tie for a Ron Francis Whalers shirt live on stage at The Connecticut Forum. Panelists Carrie Brownstein and Baratunde Thurston decide to record and tweet the whole thing! The three comedians participated in The CT Forum’s “Funny Smart People” Forum on Saturday, May 4, 2013 with moderator Colin McEnroe. The event was Hosted by Connecticut Humanities.
We post clips on our YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ctforum&oq=ctforum&gs_l=youtube.3..35i39l2j0l4j0i10j0l3.6829.7627.0.7802.7.6.0.0.0.0.118.294.1j2.3.0…0.0…1ac.1.11.youtube._vH8s5Zpcks - we have already posted some and will continue posting there over the coming weeks.
We post some full Forums on The Forum Channel at www.theforumchannel.tv, but this particular Forum is not scheduled to go up in the near future.
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Is that the mod squad?
John Hodgman, Baratunde Thurston, Carrie Brownstein and moderator Colin McEnroe at the “Funny Smart People” Forum.
New behind-the-scenes video: Carrie Brownstein at “Funny Smart People” from May 4, 2013.
Statistics show that the average rock fan spends roughly 4.7 hours per year arguing over who’s the greatest guitarist of all time see: Rolling Stone’s…
Unveiling the final of our three limited edition posters for the “Funny Smart People” Forum on Saturday, May 4 with Baratunde Thurston, Carrie Brownstein and John Hodgman.
A gift of $50 gets you your choice of one of these posters, signed by the panelist.
More information on the upcoming Forum, here.
Another one of our special, limited edition posters for our May 4 Forum with Carrie Brownstein, John Hodgman and Baratunde Thurston.
A gift of $50 gets you a signed copy!
More about the “Funny Smart People” Forum here.
"People would often ask, ‘What does it feel like to be a woman playing music?’ and I would say, ‘This..."
- Carrie Brownstein (via wheniwasapainter)
In honor of Earth Day, a clip from “Our Fragile Earth” featuring Michael Pollan, Majora Carter, Commissioner Dan Esty, and moderator John Dankosky in 2012. In this clip, the panelists are animated as they talk about fracking and the environment.
Holy mustache! Starting right now, at this very moment, when you donate $25 or more to The Connecticut Forum, you can receive your choice from three of the COOLEST POSTERS OF ALL TIME!
Like this one, featuring the venerable Judge John Hodgman.
Carrie Brownstein’s and Baratunde Thurston’s posters coming soon.
Donate online at www.ctforum.org or call 860.509.0909 ext.25!
"I have many poetry collections — that’s my version of self-help. Yeats, Robert Lowell, W. S. Merwin...."
Recent panelist Anna Quindlen.
Read the entire interview, here.
Temple Grandin at the Forum in 2011 on her cowboy shirts.
Check out this recent interview with Temple in the New York Times.
Temple Grandin: I have a poster on my wall of the Hubble Deep Field, which shows hundreds of galaxies out in outer space. When I think about those big issues, I just think about that Hubble space poster.
I almost forgot that you can see me in ACTUAL HARTFORD not long from now. I will be conversing with CARRIE BROWNSTEIN and BARATUNDE THURSTON on May 4 as part of the Connecticut Forum series.
Details are HERE.
I also should not forget that I will be delivering the annual MARK TWAIN LECTURE at St. Mary’s College on 4/20 (“MARK TWAIN” is actual old riverboat slang for “MARIJUANA”), which is a FREE EVENT and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Details for this are THERE.
That is all.
It’s true. John Hodgman joins Carrie Brownstein and Baratunde Thurston here in Hartford on May 4.
Tickets still available here.
At “A Nobel Evening” Forum just over 10 years ago, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel described hate as a “cancer.”
His remarks seem especially poignant today, the day after the Boston Marathon bombings.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.””
- Thoughtful, helpful words from the comedian Patton Oswalt about the Boston Marathon bombings.
A new “StarTalk Radio” conversation was just released, in which Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Anthony Bourdain. Two Forum panelists, together! Give it a listen.