Hodgman appears as a guest on Conan and talks about his various topics including his former belief in the Mayan apocalypse and his recent discovery of marijuana and electronic inhalers. He also shares his experience being a traffic counter as a college student and explains why he throws his socks at the audience during his stand-up comedy set.
I take my shoes off and then I throw my socks into the audience, and people say, is that to be more comfortable? I don’t know. I don’t care about my comfort. All I care is that you people are uncomfortable. I find it’s better to perform for an audience that is profoundly disturbed. Now that I’m doing stand-up comedy, I want to establish dominance and I also want to spread my D.N.A. as far as possible.