It’s true that when the world did not end when I predicted it would, at the end of last year, in my Netflix special Ragnarok, I realized a number of things, one of which was that I had not made a lot of professional or creative plans on the contingency that the world would continue. I just figured that it would end. — Greg Hunter interviews John Hodgman at The Rumpus. (via millionsmillions)
"In 1969, my parents were sent to the countryside as part of the Cultural Revolution. Ask anyone from China, they will know what I’m talking about. I was only eight years old, and I lived alone in my house for three years. There was one other girl with me. She was eleven, and her parents had also been sent away. Nothing really seems like a struggle compared to that. I worked three jobs when I first moved here, while going to school. But even then it seemed like the hard days were behind me."