Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman Episode 394: Juris-diction

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Melissa brings the case against her father, Mark. She complains that in classic weird-dad fashion, Mark intentionally mispronounces words and brand names. Mark says his pronunciations are how he's always said them! Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY MELISSA

Statement from her mother:

"I have been married for 37 years to a wonderful man who drives me crazy with his incorrect pronunciation! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about his charming New Orleans accent, which I love, and which gets much stronger when we visit that fair city.

What gets me nuts is his purposeful changing of either pronunciation or word placement (Zero Coke instead of Coke Zero). And I think it’s a power and control thing. He does it because he likes to see people’s reactions. If no one responded, or corrected him, I don’t think he’d do it. When we’re on a plane and he orders Zero Coke, most flight attendants don’t bat an eye, and hand him his drink. But occasionally they’ll say, 'ok, Coke Zero,' and dad will get that twinkle in his eye. And there was one time when the flight attendant 'argued' with him, which, I think you’ll remember, gave you, me and your sister great satisfaction! But he does it to engage with people, and slightly irritate your mother. It works."

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Thank you to Justin Dewey for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 393: What An Age We Live In

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This week, Judge John Hodgman clears the docket in his chambers with Bailiff Jesse Thorn! They talk about the "good spot" on the couch, the phrase "cash money," cleaning cast iron pans, responsible air conditioning usage, art repurposing, and a follow up letter about kilts!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 392: Torch Reform

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Spike brings the case against his wife, Ellie. Spike would like a kitchen blow torch but Ellie thinks it’s too dangerous! Who's right? Who's wrong?

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EVIDENCE

Click here to watch the video of Spike and Ellie's dog, The Loch Ness Monster.

SUBMITTED BY ELLIE:

News stories on blowtorch injuries:

Crème brûlée torch explodes in Swiss restaurant, injuring 15 | Fox News

Chef sent to burns unit after 'gas explosion' at London restaurant | Metro UK

Woman Sues Disneyland After Chef Mistakenly Brûlées Her Face | Grub Street

Cooking torch explosion 'literally the blew doors and roof tiles' off family home | Get Surrey

Mary Berry says you CAN'T use a blowtorch to get that crunchy top | Daily Mail

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Thank you to Mike McDavid for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 391: Pizza is a Gift

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! They talk about door knocking vs handle jiggling, food storage, family dinner time, eating on public transit, sock folding, and ideal sleeping arrangements!

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Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN LOS ANGELES!

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Date: 
01/22/2019 - 19:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Bootleg Theater

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, CA!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE AT SF SKETCHFEST!

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Date: 
01/18/2019 - 19:00
City: 
San Francisco, CA
Venue Name: 
Castro Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE AT SAN FRANCISCO SKETCHFEST!
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN PORTLAND, OR!

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Date: 
01/17/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Portland, OR
Venue Name: 
Aladdin Theater

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN PORTLAND, OR!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 AT 10AM PST! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN SEATTLE!

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Date: 
01/16/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Seattle, WA
Venue Name: 
Neptune Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN SEATTLE!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 AT 10AM PST! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN VANCOUVER!

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Date: 
01/15/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Vancouver, BC
Venue Name: 
The Rio Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE in VANCOUVER!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5N 1V9
Canada

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 23!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 390: Me-maw & Order

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Julia brings the case against her mother, Donna. Growing up, Julia and her sister called their grandmother, "Mucca." But Donna believes it was originally "Monka" and will still refer to her that way. Julia wants Donna to stop saying Monka, but Donna doesn't think she is wrong to say it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Judge John Hodgman is going on our first-ever West Coast tour! Check out the sidebar or JohnHodgman.com/tour for dates and ticket links. Tickets go on sale starting Friday 11/16!

EVIDENCE

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Thank you to Raven Peters for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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