In which Hank tries his hand at being a critic of the CAT GIF genre, a job that would require looking at cute things and being slightly witty. And while that might, at first, seem like a dream job, in fact, the best job for me is one where I get to do something new every day.
Thanks to all of the cats in this video, and to the people who filmed them...I would totally give you credit if there was any way to track down the original creators of these images.
Music "Ambler" from Incomptech's "Video Classica" collection: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?collection=029
When I was growing up, the stigma surrounding homosexuality was so severe (not in my household, but in the broader culture) that I feared I was gay because of tiny little signs that actually had very little (or nothing) to do with sexuality (like enjoying the music of the Village People). That confusion was terrifying to me because this stuff just wasn't talked about culturally (even though my parents were super-supportive.)
Because that was hard for me, I assume that it's hard for lots of other people, so I wanted to make a video about sexual orientation in a frank and adult way, talking about identity, love, sex, and attraction. But since my own experience is pretty limited (being pretty much totally straight) I asked some friends if they'd like to share their experiences and thoughts.
Thanks VERY much to: Hannah Hart http://www.youtube.com/myharto Tyler Oakley http://www.youtube.com/user/tyleroakley Ze Frank http://www.youtube.com/user/zefrank1 Meg Turney http://www.youtube.com/user/megturney / SourceFed
For thinking great thoughts and sticking their neck out there for me.
Also, Hannah has a whole series on coming out and sexual orientation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ_8O929WOA&list=PLaUGyW1LBjMuP1Dma5o9W_eAGsshQ5nrR
Music: Inner Light from Incomptech http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300021
In which John discusses life inside a North Korean concentration camp as reported by Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person ever known to have gotten out of North Korea after being born in the infamous Camp 14. The remarkable book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143122916
Is North Korea going to bomb us? Is North Korea a Threat? Is North Korea Communist? Why does North Korea Hate us?
These (according to my extremely imprecise research) are the most common questions people in the world have about North Korea...I have done my best to answer these questions using mostly knowledge that I stole from a variety of sources around the internet over the course of a couple days of research.
TL:DW - North Korea is terrifying and terrible, they are a threat to global stability and even more of a threat to their own people. But, no, they are not going to nuke anybody...unless they really want to destroy themselves.
Preorder Esther's book: http://www.amazon.com/This-Star-Wont-Go-Out/dp/0525426361/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364928810&sr=8-1&keywords=this+star+won%27t+go+out or at B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/this-star-wont-go-out-esther-earl/1114918947?ean=9780525426363 or at your local independent bookstore.
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In which John discusses the great news that Esther Earl's journals and other writings will be published, as well as discussing casting developments of the film version of The Fault in Our Stars, the brewing war between a goose and a groundhog outside his office, his forthcoming paternity leave, and Nerd Factor 2013.