Happy Third Chocolate Day!

by on February 14, 2014

In which Hank discusses the Valentine's day, one of the three candy-based holidays in America. Why do we have candy-based holidays in America? I don't know, probably because we get to choose the gods we worship and the god we've chosen is chocolate. We could do worse.

Also, he discusses the Olympics and how weird they are and why we value these weird things and how it doesn't really matter why because caring is valuable for it's own sake.

The Art Assignment Trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mab64T-0nbQ

Emma Approved is Back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEGm1jRLZiE

Am I 1% Nacho? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFKDDdMBt4

HANKGAMESX2 - Pikmin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRfv6cCxdf8

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A Middle Aged Man

by on February 11, 2014

The Hank video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ALd-Top2A

In which John discusses the revelation that he is a middle aged man, our gleeful fascination with celebrity downfalls, Justin Bieber, and what to pay attention to.

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Kill All The Humans

by on February 7, 2014

In which Hank tries to figure out whether humans are worth all of the environmental destruction they wreak about the earth.

Things Going On:
DFTBA SALE: http://www.dftba.com/category/28/Sale
Crash Course Psychology: http://youtube.com/crashcourse
HankGames (with Hank): http://youtube.com/hankgames

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Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?

by on February 4, 2014

In which John discusses the minimum wage, and whether raising the minimum wage would negatively affect employment in the United States.

Thanks to Rosianna for graphics and research help: http://www.youtube.com/missxrojas

About Card and Kreuger's famous study of New Jersey and Pennsylvania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage#Card_and_Krueger
Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment? http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/min-wage-2013-02.pdf
Do higher minimum wages reduce poverty? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/04/economists-agree-raising-the-minimum-wage-reduces-poverty/
A Washington Post overview of the minimum wage debate: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/02/13/the-minimum-wage-fight-explained/

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On February 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM, the Earl family will be celebrating the release of Esther's book with an awesome, multi-media event featuring presentations by family and friends, as well as performances by Wizard Rock bands. Come join the Earls and Esther's friends as they pay tribute to Esther's life and work!

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In which Hank meets (and falls in love with a tree) and then dives deep into the TFiOS trailer..searching for hidden meaning.

Check Out WorldBuilders for your chance to win awesome prizes by donating to Heifer International: http://worldbuilders.org/

Hanklerfish Plushie's available now! http://dftba.com/product/1cu/Hanklerfish-Plushie

Watch the TFiOS Trailer (like you haven't already) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss

Music from the Trailer:
Sun - Sleeping at Last https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOQrfLFDUKY
We're On Our Way - Radical Face - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R66Xr0PfKM
What You Wanted - One Republic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9LDnPyY9zA

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In which John shares a sneak peek of the movie adaptation of his novel The Fault in Our Stars, shanks Hank for giving him a cold, and attempts a backflip.

Order This Star Won't Go Out: http://www.amazon.com/This-Star-Wont-Go-Out/dp/0525426361

Follow The Fault in Our Stars movie!
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thefaultmovie
Tumblr: http://faultinourstarsmovie.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/faultinourstarsmovie

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In which Hank and John go to the beach and have a chat.

The Art Assignment: http://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment

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Are Poor Countries Doomed?

by on January 21, 2014

The Gates Foundation Letter: http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/

In which John discusses the three myths at the center of Bill and Melinda Gates's 2013 annual letter: 1. Poor countries are NOT doomed to remain poor. 2. Foreign aid is NOT a waste of money. (In fact, health aid at least is an astonishingly good investment.) 3. Saving children's lives does NOT lead to overpopulation. (In fact, decreasing infant mortality has consistently slowed population growth all over the world.)

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Are Poor Countries Doomed?

by on January 21, 2014

The Gates Foundation Letter: http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/

In which John discusses the three myths at the center of Bill and Melinda Gates's 2013 annual letter: 1. Poor countries are NOT doomed to remain poor. 2. Foreign aid is NOT a waste of money. (In fact, health aid at least is an astonishingly good investment.) 3. Saving children's lives does NOT lead to overpopulation. (In fact, decreasing infant mortality has consistently slowed population growth all over the world.)

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