John Hodgman in BBtv’s SPAMasterpiece Theater.

BBtv is launching a series of episodes featuring author, PC, and minor television personality John Hodgman, as the world waits breathlessly for the launch of his new book, MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE . We have read it, dear viewer, and it is splendid.

Today, the debut installment of Boing Boing tv’s SPAMASTERPIECE THEATER, which Hodgman himself describes as the dramatization of “true tale[s] of romance, adventure, infamy, and low-cost prescription drugs, all culled from the reams of actual, unsolicited emails, received here by us and people like you — what we call SPAM.”

We’ll be releasing more of these in the coming weeks. Each one is composed exclusively of actual, unadulterated, unsolicited email. Like virtual raw foodists, we would not think of cooking perfect fruit that falls so gracefully from the internet’s tree of life.

We hope you enjoy. { fade to black, fade in Hodgman in the library chair, surrounded by spam ephemera}

A note from our musical director: The adaptation of Jean-Joseph Mouret‘s “Rondeau: Fanfare” (1735) which opens today’s episode was remixed in flagrante 8-bit by Hamhocks Buttermilk Johnson.

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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5 Responses to John Hodgman in BBtv’s SPAMasterpiece Theater.

  1. George Ruiz says:

    It’s all in the eyebrows.

  2. glurpo says:

    Hey, that’s my ol’ buddy Ralph, the Swimming Pig, featured at 1:36! Go, Ralph!

  3. elisd says:

    Do you accept submissions? I’ve saved some of the better examples I’ve received over the years.

  4. Xeni Jardin says:

    @ELISD, indeed we do! you may send them to me at xeni at xeni dot net, with SPAMASTERPIECE THEATER in the subject line.

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