Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Fake Internet Judge.
If you have a dispute with friends, family, co-workers, lovers, dog-walkers, or some other person with whom you regularly interact, please read the GUIDELINES below and then submit the FORM at the bottom of this page.
A special welcome if you have arrived here via a link from the New York Times Magazine! You can find past episodes of the podcast version of Judge John Hodgman for browsing, or submit your own case for adjudication below. If you would like to submit a dispute specifically for consideration in the NYT, feel free to ignore the below considerations regarding Skype. Thank you!
MANY A PETITIONER ASKS:
“JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN, what do you look for when you choose which disputes you will settle in a BINDING, QUASI-LEGAL MANNER ON A PODCAST?”
- The dispute should exist in the real world; it should not be hypothetical. We do welcome occasional philosophical disputes as they interest the Judge.
- The court does not merely seek to tell you that you are WRONG. It also wishes to dispense JUSTICE, so please note whether you desire the Judge to issue an INJUNCTION, an ORDER, or award DAMAGES.
- Trials are conducted as an audio Skype call; thus each disputant should have access to a computer with Skype, ideally with a headset or their own external microphone and headphones.
If you have questions about the submission process, please feel free to email us at hodgman AT maximumfun DOT org.