Last night John Hodgman took the stage at Celebrate Brooklyn, and explained a few of the lesser known facts about his neighborhood of Park Slope. A little history lesson: "Park Slope as a community was founded in 1990, by exiles from Manhattan. They came seeking an opportunity to practice their simple religion of gutting Brownstones, and breeding, and consuming luxury goods. The founding members wanted to live in peace with the people who were here, the less affluent, more ethnic Park Slopers. There's no way we could have known that double-wide strollers and small vineyard white wines from Oregon would give all those people small pox. No way, that's in the past. They're gone now, we're here, let's move on, no one is to blame."

[via FIPS' Twitter]