John Hodgman & George Plimpton United in Advertising

To promote the paperback release of his book The Areas of My Expertise, professional gadabout and omniversal adept John Hodgman mined some very obscure adverto-literary history. Hodgman's new print shill at right is an "homage" to an ancient ad for the long-extinct Intellivision video game console that inexplicably featured an endorsement from Paris Review editor George Plimpton. Larger versions after the jump.

John Hodgman & George Plimpton United in Advertising

John Hodgman & George Plimpton United in Advertising

And Here Is the Referent [John Hodgman via Boing Boing]