My Day Before VidCon

by on June 27, 2014

In which Hank runs around Anaheim getting ready for VidCon and getting VidCon ready. So...I'm uploading this in the four spare minutes I have today so, that's all the description you get!

So I guess this is what it would be like if I did a dailyvlog.

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In Pursuit of Quiet

by on June 24, 2014

Jace's Art Assignment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxxpTYV2FIk
A fascinating video of Quietest Places: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imfh7AIxCr4&list=PLdGqz6dgvIzYeKEkAB4ZNSG098Kz9UX8C
Subscribe to The Art Assignment: https://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment

In which John Green discusses quiet, how difficult it is to find or live with it online (and off), and asks you to listen to the quietest place in the Indianapolis Airport for an interminable minute.

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Pre-History of Online Video

by on June 20, 2014

I'm headed to California to celebrate online video...for those of you who aren't able to come home, you get to celebrate it as well. Spend some time with the greatest internet videos ever made.

The Show with Ze Frank - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMs_JcuNozJa7tg80N_kITisZjHHeE3uo
For a while there it really felt like everyone on the internet was a Sports Racer. This listing of Ze's videos on YouTube is fantastic because a lot of them don't have many views so, if you want to, you can go through and experience them from the beginning with a lot of other Nerdfighters. Enjoy.

Homestar Runner - http://www.homestarrunner.com
I really believe this is one of the internet's greatest treasures. You could spend weeks rummaging around in here, and I encourage you to do that. There are not a lot of things that are simply as joyful and peculiar and deeply pleasing in my life as Homestar Runner. Just remember that, back in the day, my entire dorm would run to the nearest computer when we heard a new sbemail was out.

All Your Base - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fvTxv46ano
The thing to remember about All Your Base Are Belong to Us is that it was a self-sustained project that involved the willing collaborations of hundreds of individuals. The promotion of the original meme, the photoshopping, the musicians who created the synthesized voices...people were creating it simply because they loved being a part of its creation.

The End of the World - http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end
I don't know why this caught on so hard or who the creator was or where they are today, but it is a wonderful thing

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Old.

by on June 17, 2014

Our World Cup fundraiser for sarcoma research: http://fightworldsuck.org/pickourteam.php

The AFC Wimbledon Wimbly Womblys: http://youtube.com/hankgames

Watch the World Cup with me: http://twitter.com/sportswithjohn

In which John suffers an injury in the most humiliating manner possible.

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#TEAMSOGGY!

In which Hank demonstrates how to properly (AND IMPROPERLY) make cinnamon toast. Do it right, and it's the most delicious thing that ever happened. Do it wrong AND YOU WILL CALL FORTH A DEMON FROM THE PITS OF HADES TO DEVOUR THE FLESH OF ALL MANKIND!

Relevant Tumblr Post Here: http://edwardspoonhands.com/post/88553939400/fuckin-cinnamon-toast

TOUR BECAUSE AWESOME - Sorry, just Western U.S.
http://edwardspoonhands.com/post/88483196625/tour-reminder

TANK TOPS UNTIL MONDAY!
http://www.dftba.com

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/16017/behind-the-beautiful-forevers-by-katherine-boo

In which John kicks off the Nerdfighter Book Club's discussion on Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers. He considers the role of luck, global capitalism, and the hierarchies of poverty. I look forward to hearing all your thoughts about the book and continuing the discussion in comments!

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In which Hank over-analyzes things and New York is fancy and weird.

Pre-Order Tank Tops Now: http://dftba.com/category/31/Tank-Tops

TFiOS International Release Dates: http://tfios-movie.blogspot.com/2014/01/tfios-international-release-dates.html

The Shades of Milk and Honey is Good: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765325608/

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In which Hank over-analyzes things and New York is fancy and weird.

Pre-Order Tank Tops Now: http://dftba.com/category/31/Tank-Tops

TFiOS International Release Dates: http://tfios-movie.blogspot.com/2014/01/tfios-international-release-dates.html

The Shades of Milk and Honey is Good: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765325608/

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See the movie first: http://www.thefaultinourstarsmovie.com

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http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com

In which John Green and Hank attend the premiere of The Fault in our Stars movie in New York City. Also featured are cast members Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and more.

Thanks to everyone who has read the book and shared with me in the process of watching the movie get made. Sharing this with you has made it real for me, and I hope you love the movie as much as I do.

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