Calling All Nerdfighter Groups
Hey all! My name is Valerie, and in addition to being one of fynf’s showrunners, I have recently taken on the position of being a community liaison of sorts between Nerdfighteria and John & Hank.
My job is to make this community more awesome, more connected, more engaged, and more wonderful.
One of the ways all of the above can be achieved is by strengthening local nerdfighter groups and planning activities! FYNF has always tried to enable that through our Local Nerdfighter Groups page, but now it’s gonna be taken to the next level.
If you are a part of a Nerdfighter group that has meetings (regularly or occasionally), please email me at valerie[at]nerdfighteria.com with ”[your city/state/region] Nerdfighter Group” in the subject line. If your group already has a system of organization in place (looking at you, DC Nerdfighters!), please ask/get the attention of those who are admins/in charge and have them email me. I will be compiling emails and groups throughout the coming weeks to keep on hand for future projects.
Also, if you are a part of a local NF group that is not listed on our page, feel free to send me a link to it so it can be added.
Thanks & DFTBA!
Valerie has always done a lot of gluing nerdfighteria together…we’re really happy to have her on the team and helping out. There are local nerdfighter groups all over the world…we want to get a legit listing of them somewhere…so if you know of one, email her!
In which John talks about the MTV Movie Awards. The Wimbly Womblys play Dagenham.
First Track on Incongruent: “I Fucking Love Science.” I think this will also be the first music video…if all goes according to plan.
Obviously, this is the explicit version. If you like it please share! And high five to Rob Scallon for that SICK DRUM SOLO!
God I’m excited about this.
So proud of Hank’s excellent new album.
Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.
- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)
[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]
LEAD: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Translated by Edith Grossman. 348 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $18.95.
Thomas Pynchon on Gabriel García Márquez.
Other John Green temporarily loses an arm and exposes his femur (?)! His worried husband, Bald John, rushes to his side.
A classic moment in Wimbly Wombly history as AFC Wimbledon take on Swindon Town.
Is that a femur? Only the scientists of the future know for sure.
It’s a humerus, people.
Hank, we can’t know its name for sure. No one can. This is something we’ll only discover if and when we invent magic machines that can see inside of human bodies, or if parts of human bodies are someday able “survive death” in such a way that it’s possible to examine the bones of a human corpse. Until then, we’ll just have to speculate that it might be a femur.
Q:How do you feel about "It's a metaphor" jokes blowing up on tumblr?
I think they are hilarious. I’m particularly fond of this one.
Q:That gif is an example of beta type apparent motion! An illusion of motion produced by the switching on/off or changing colour of the pixels at a steady pace (think those scrolling electronic signs but tinier). I’m not sure why they appear to be different speeds but I assume it’s to do with the pattern of the changing pixels. Who needs Hank when you have student optometrists??
Thank you for this information!
(It was actually a student optometrist who, in 2007, said to me, “I actually think you might have something called orbital cellulitis,” which cost me a week in the hospital and tens of thousands of dollars, but saved me one entire eye, so all hail student optometrists!)
when you find that perfect gif but don’t know how to use it
You can reverse the flow of the hotdogs if you concentrate hard enough
oh my god you can
What I find fascinating is that they appear to go in much faster than they come out. Hank, explain this to me using science.
OK…so we did it. It’s happening. Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers…our first album. It’s a thing, it’s happening now. It’s available for pre-order in both clean and explicit versions and it will ship in the beginning of May (hopefully end of April, but I’m padding the estimates.) Every pre-order will be signed…so you’ve got two weeks!
The clean version, btw, doesn’t just have bleeped lyrics, it’s entirely kid friendly. Example, the line “Put a light bulb up in my ass” in “I’d Rather” is changed to “Swallow an entire live bass.”
14 tracks, some songs you’ve heard, some you haven’t. It’s a six panel digipack with a 12 page booklet…all the lyrics included.
I cobbled The Perfect Strangers together by asking some of my most talented friends if they would be in my band. It was a crap shoot, but Andrew Huang, Joe DeGeorge, and Rob Scallon all signed on and lent their amazing talents to this project. We will be playing our very first live show at VidCon, and then we’ll be going on a short tour…with some AMAZING guests…but if you’re not in the western US you will, unfortunately, be out of luck for that particular tour.
I have heard this whole album and it is SO GOOD!
I’m so excited. Preorder your signed copy now!