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On the TFIOS Movie Set

In which John checks in from the set of the TFIOS movie. Look behind the scenes at all the hardworking people who are making this movie a real thing in the world.

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Thoughts from Bath: The Legacy of Wealth

In which Hank hangs out with Charlie in Charlie’s home town. Charlie pretty much said “I won’t take you to Bath if you don’t make a Thoughts from Places video about it.” So, yeah, this was a required assignment. :-)

Charlie: http://www.youtube.com/charlie
Charlie’s mum: www.youtube.com/user/liliesarelike

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Thoughts from Places: Dog Days of Summer

In which Hannah questions if she is ready for some form of commitment… Or maybe it’s just puppy love. 

http://youtube.com/myharto (for comedy)
http://youtube.com/yourharto (for all the feelz)

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Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Thoughts on Ai Weiwei from the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Sarah does not appear in vlogbrothers videos, but you can follow her on tumblr: http://absolumentmoderne.tumblr.com 

In which John visits the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where his wife is a curator, and thinks about the work of the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei while walking through “According to What,” his first major retrospective in the United States. If you live in or near Indianapolis, you should really see the show. It’s very special, and will be here until July 21st.

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The Space Time Continuum: Thoughts from Dublin

In which Hank and John and Katherine walk around Dublin and Hank thinks about how we are all but a part of a magnificent continuum that stretches back around four billion years…depending on how you think about it. 

Dublin was beautiful and exciting and careful and thoughtful and I really wish I could have spent more time there. It was pretty hard to choose what thoughts I’ve had to turn into this video…I had about seven ideas for Thoughts from Places videos…that’s just what being on a trip like this does to you. There’s so much to think about! Too bad we’re DEAD TIRED!

But this idea was overwhelmingly interesting to me, and has hit me really hard on this trip. I also got to see Charles Darwin’s grave who was the man who figured out that just as individuals are a continuum of events, life is a continuum of species, all inter-related. A city is a series of events, ideas, constructions and occurrances, just like a human life…just like all life, and just like all culture and even all technology. 

Being in a place where those continuums are more obvious (especially to someone who does not always see them) it feels very special and inspiring and exciting to be a part of the human endeavor.

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Headless Statues and Elton John’s Piano: Seeing Sights in London (Thoughts from Places)

In which John discusses his first 24 hours in London including: interviews with the BBC, playing Elton John’s piano, jetlag, improbable weather, Steven Gerrard’s signature, the British Museum, the Rosetta Stone, many headless statues of women, YA book covers, Egyptian relics, statues, nonexistent stone artwork, the Globe theater, the Tower Bridge, and many other sites of London.

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In which Hank visits the Philip L Wright Zoological Museum. Ze asked us to talk about what makes our places special…I couldn’t think of a better way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05JCmuwiHGc

Emily’s Tumblr: http://umzoology.tumblr.com

Support the Museum:http://zoologicalmuseum.dbs.umt.edu/support.htm

Hank talks about the New YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP4xrvshtLE

Hank talks about the ethics of stuffed animals:http://youtu.be/RIIcjaM3bI0

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To: Kenyon College. Love, John Green

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Attacked by Squirrels and Neoclassicism: Thoughts from Places, Washington D.C.

In which John is threatened by an utterly fearless squirrel and contemplates the neoclassical architecture of our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Along the way, he and the Yeti visit several museums; look at the art of China’s most important living artist, Ai Weiwei; visit the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World War II Memorial; and consider the history of cars that are also boats.

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 THE EYE OF LONDON: Thoughts from Northern Montana

In which Hank just vlogs…using the “that makes me think of” style pioneered, of course, by Ze Frank (http://www.youtube.com/zefrank) and then he talks from a chair lift about being afraid to be on a chair lift, and then thinks about paths.

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