Our favorite minor television personality is John Hodgman. You may know him as The Daily Show's Resident Expert or from a thousand Apple commercials (he was the PC) or from appearances in the movie Arthur and the TV show Battlestar Galactica. He's served as humor editor for The New York Times Magazine and is coming out with a new book, "That is All." It's the last in his three-part series of Complete World Knowledge.
In this room, equipped with a dual-cassette recorder, Singer songwriter John Darnielle started setting some of his poetry to music, using a guitar he'd gotten for a few bucks at a nearby strip mall music store. His idea at the time was that eventually his day job would be "poet." Young men have all kinds of crazy ideas about what they're going to end up doing for a living. Today, John is the lead singer from the Mountain Goats.