Cooking with a 3-Year-Old: Slobber Carrots and Gross Barbecue
In which John eats slobber carrots with drool, gross barbecue with drool, and hat. I’m glad to have this punishment behind me. Thanks to Henry and nerdfighteria for the horror.
Hey, the Project for Awesome starts in ONE WEEK! Get your thumbnails here: http://www.projectforawesome.com/thum… and find out more here: http://www.projectforawesome.com/about
Simultaneously very happy and grossed out. Must be a punishment video!
Q:I'm trying to watch your old videos, but the typo in the Brotherhood 2.0 intro is making me cry inside. What would you recommend?
It’s not a typo. There is no I in brotherhood, so there can be no I in communcation.
I mean, except for the one.
(Only 2007 kids will get this.)
So Hankgames is becoming a big sponsor of a real, live professional soccer team, AFC Wimbledon.
AFC Wimbledon really is tumblr’s team: They’re owned by their fans, not some rich guy. They’re leading the fight to end homophobia in sports. Their mascot is a womble.
This is a team that deserves to be in the football league, and hopefully our support will help keep them there. As part of our sponsorship package, we’ll have signage around the ground and on the pitch. We can advertise whatever we want: hankgames, crash course, the project for awesome, poetry, whatever. If you’d like to design a sign, just use the tag afc wimbledon. (We think the signs are 16 feet long and 3 feet high.)
A few videos to watch to cement your AFC Wimbledon fandom!
So this is exciting: You can now preorder the full set of Crash Course World History and Crash Course Biology at DFTBA Records, complete with episode commentaries from Hank, me, and members of the Crash Course staff.
Sales of the DVDs will help us (along with support through Subbable) to keep making educational content that’s free for everyone forever. And hopefully they’ll also be a great educational resource for schools and individuals who want to learn, like, how life came to exist and what humans have been up to for the last 10,000 or so years.
(If you order them together, you save $20.)
For the last couple hours, a YouTube user named untappedinkwell has been going through the comments of my most recent video and encouraging people who are experiencing difficulty in their lives.
S/he has now posted hundreds of comment and is still going strong. It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen happen in vlogbrothers comments, and that’s saying something.
This is the most personal vlogbrothers video I’ve made in several years.
When do you think it was a million seconds ago? No math….no Google.
A very sensible, straightforward, and important video from Hank about climate change.
I think sometimes people don’t think too much about climate change because it’s overwhelming or because there are “competing narratives” or whatever, but it’s probably the most important problem facing our species (and most other species), and we need to understand and acknowledge it.
Just to prepare you, my video tomorrow will be a comparison of a hit song by Drake and Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography.
AUGUST 2008: Author John Green and his brother Hank assemble hundreds of nerdfighters in the Winter Garden at Harold Washington Library Center! Check them out in their fantastic Teen Volume t-shirts! Were YOU there for the excitement?
I was there. That was the first time I ever met John and Hank :)
I was there too! It was the first time I met Karen Kavett (also a bunch of other people I remain friends with today). This is also where I realized I could sell my music and people would buy it, which (with input from Alan) morphed into DFTBA Records. It was a big day for me.
How were we ever so young?
(This was also the first time I met Rosianna, who is now my assistant, and the first time we really understood the power of nerdfighter gatherings, and it happened at the Chicago Public Library, one of the first places to get behind my novels in a big institution-wide way, and wow, what an important day in our lives.)
Greetings from the set of The Fault in Our Stars movie, where the people are lovely, the days are long, and the portapotties smell like stardust.
Q:Why do you refer to your wife as "The Yeti"? Just wondering. Thank yooouuuu
Sarah is known at the Yeti because she does not appear in vlogbrothers videos, and in an early video, I said that she’s similar to a Yeti in that she figures prominently in our folklore but is rarely seen.
But Sarah is not by any means an anonymous person: She has a twitter and a tumblr, for instance, and is a very successful curator of contemporary art. She has worked with artists around the world, from Ai Weiwei to VisionDivision. She curated the show Andy Warhol Enterprises and cowrote the book of the same title. Her recent show Graphite received widespread attention, including a nice writeup in the Wall Street Journal.
Sorry to brag, but Sarah is really brilliant, and I don’t want anyone to think that she is primarily A Person Who Does Not Appear in Vlogbrothers Videos.