paddyoconor asked: John, for the sake of discourse, can you indulge me this? If, as you say,"we’ve paid taxes that have allowed us to build an infrastructure and make investments in innovation that allow for increased economic productivity and efficiency," is it not true that in a roundabout way, we did build it? I mean, if it is our money providing the services required for success.
I Didn't Build That
So I own or co-own a few businesses that have experienced varying degrees of success. I am in the educational video business, and the book-writing business, and the merchandise distribution business, and the conference running business, and the making YouTube videos with my brother business, among others. These businesses employ people and generate more jobs per dollar of revenue than Pepsi or...
It's my birthday!
1dizzyspells: Hey all, so today I turn 19 and I have a request for anyone who’s reading. Please check out this incredible website, kiva.org. On Kiva, you can provide a reasonable loan (about $25) for a small business in a developing country, and they’ll pay you back - known as micro-financing. Via Kiva, you can help get a business started and support people in developing nations without losing...
(I still can't answer asks. Maybe I need to delete...
Tumblr? Are you out there? What’s wrong with my ask box?
I am live in your Internet walking on my treadmill desk answering your questions.
Join Kiva and Get a Free Loan (Seriously) →
The kiva nerdfighters are already at $1,008,000. A MILLION DOLLARS. I mean, I will get over this at some point, but a million dollars is a lot of money. And we’re doing it $25 at a time. If for some reason you haven’t already joined us, click Paige’s link above and become part of the awesome. A MILLION DOLLARS. I AM SO HAPPY. I’M GOING TO DO A LIVE SHOW TOMORROW....
Will all box set preorders be signed or whatever
(My ask box is really messed up; it loads the same recent asks over and over, and it doesn’t seem like the answers are publishing, so…yeah. Sorry about that.) So this nice hardcover box set of my books is coming out this October. (It was designed by Karen Kavett. She did an awesome job.) Here’s the deal: I have learned, friends, never to say that all of anything will be...
Wow, internet. Way to be harsh.
thecracksinmyvessel: That isn’t nice, internet. LOL.
I have updated the Q&A blogs about my books...
DO NOT click these links if you haven’t read the book in question, as there are massive spoilers. Only if you finished TFiOS Only if you finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson Only if you finished Paper Towns Only if you finished An Abundance of Katherines Only if you finished Looking for Alaska
The An Abundance of Katherines formula lives! →
effyeahnerdfighters: Thanks to one Matt Green. A super simple interface! Hooray! Plus an excellent url.
I know that this is the internet, and we’re all anonymous and all that, but...– Neil Gaiman (via wilwheaton)
How Women Can Close the “Gender Gap” in Wikipedia...
richardmccoy: Here’s a post by IMA summer intern, Anisha Gupta about Women, Wikipedia, and Tony Smith.
Patrick Star and John Green have the same happy...
hiccupsandteacups: Also similar overall body shapes…
#63 on itunes
meghantonjes: http://dftba.com/starsremix I’m completely amazed/delighted that a (really good) remix of a (really good) song that was inspired by my (just okay) book is climbing up the iTunes charts.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The...– John Rogers (via barrier-trio)
The Harry Potter Alliance has organized a campaign called Equality FTW. They’re raising money to continue the awesome work they’ve done to ensure equal opportunity for all kinds of neglected populations: from undocumented immigrants to LGBTQ people to children in underserved community. There are several cool perks: You can get a wizard rock Hank EP or the first 6,000 words of my...