succumbing to peer pressure

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hey, I know that guy!

So I went to high school with a guy named Conor Knighton (he graduated the year after me). He was a talented kid in high school, and I knew he made a blink-and-you'll-miss-him appearance in this episode of Gilmore Girls, and hosted 'Google Current,' but I didn't get whatever cable channel that was on, so that was the extent of my knowledge. But he was invited back this spring to give the commencement address at our high school (GW always asks an alum to do the honors, which is why Jennifer Gardner gave the speech at my graduation) and Mom just recently passed the news story on to me, so I was nosing around on teh internets and am now sort of in love with InfoMania. It's kind of a The Soup or The Best Week Ever for a mishmash of pop culture and politics and technology news and I guess whatever else is entertaining the writers that week. Conor is clearly channeling Joel McHale, and while he isn't quite as awesome, it's a good goal to set. If you're a feministing reader you've probably already seen Sarah Haskins do her "Target Women" bit, which is pretty much always the highlight of InfoMania. Anyway, apparently hosting InfoMania gets you gigs on the Chelsea Lately Show and Showbiz Tonight. Way to go Conor!


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