John Hodgman Gives the Ultimate Nerd Speech

This has been circulating about over the weekend, but if for any reason if haven’t watched John Hodgman’s magnificent address at 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner yet, where the PC, among other things, quizzed the president about Conan the Barbarian and the sandworms of Dune, you must. You simply must. Not because it’s concrete proof that Obama is our first nerd president (and let’s not turn the comments into an Obama love or hate fest, please) but because Hodgman’s speech is funny, insightful and more than a little brilliant. If you’re a nerd — and by coming to Topless Robot I’m going to go out on a limb and say you probably are — you absolutely have to watch this video. Yes, all 15 minutes.