By Scott Brown
Updated April 26, 2006 at 02:00 PM EDT
Meredith has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Meredith may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.

The following blog entry is an experiment in time travel. See, I’ve yet to watch last night’s Daily Show. Why? Because it’s yesterday right now. You’re reading this today, but I’m typing it yesterday. Confused, McFly? Well, suck it up: So am I. Something about an autopost at 6 a.m. I dunno; I just write this crap.

Anyway, here’s the deal — and stick with me through the tense changes — in my near future, on last night’s Daily Show, there will be (and has been) a report by <a href="
“>John Hodgman, the very funny author of the very funny book The Areas of My Expertise. And he will be doing/will have done a very funny report on… something, I don’t know what. But something. And the music augmenting said report is by the very funny underground songwriter Jonathan Coulton.

Coulton specializes in geekery that’s both hilarious and weirdly heartfelt. I especially recommend “Skullcrusher Mountain,” a steel-guitar-inflected ballad about a lovelorn supervillain. The verse about the half-monkey/half-pony is priceless.

So that’s the morning/evening news, time travelers. In the future (or the past, I’m not sure anymore), just TiVo these blog entries and read them later. It’ll save us both a lot of trouble.