In which John continues the Nerdfighter Book Club’s discussion of Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Are there unambiguous victories? How should we approach our understanding of and relationship with charities domestic and international? I look forward to reading all of your thoughts in comments when I get back.
So I got a little confused about who owed what punishments and then we went a little overboard and with the help of a team of Nerdfighting researchers rooted out the cause and effect of EVERY SINGLE PUNISHMENT ON VLOGBROTHERS SINCE JANUARY OF 2007!
Ok, so in this video John mentioned that both he and Hank had outstanding punishments and he proposed a challenge - if nerdfighteria could loan a million dollars before vlogbrothers got to its 1000th video, they’d to the punishments, if not, no punishments.
In the meantime, John made this six-minute long video, which nerdfighters decided was not exempt because it was not “educational”. So in this video, he accepted his punishment. And in this video, Hank gave him the chosen punishment: eat a gross meal Henry came up with. So he did that here.
So, they still each owe a punishment!
As we have researched and looked into everything last night, this seems to be the general conclusion. One punishment owed each!
For those of you who read Behind the Beautiful Forevers for Nerdfighter Bookclub ~ I wrote this song inspired by the book and to the videos so far on the vlogbrothers channel! Enjoy, looking forward to more discussion!
In which John discusses his forthcoming trip with Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates), his health anxiety, the worldwide threat of mosquito-borne illnesses, health anxiety, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, the tyranny of Hollywood in re haircut frequency, and the arrival of pre-roll advertising on the vlogbrothers channel.
8 Bit Medics is a brand new organization comprised of EMS professionals who host various events in order to raise money for charity. We are proud to announce our inaugural event, a 72 hour Zelda Marathon, to be held August 8-10 on our website, 8bitmedics.com. 100% of proceeds from this event will go directly to This Star Won’t Go Out.
Join us live via Twitch TV on 8bitmedics.com, as we spend the weekend playing Zelda to raise money for TSWGO. Chat with us live on Twitter and follow us on Facebook.
We are incredibly excited about this upcoming event and hope that you will watch and donate to help us make it a huge success. DFTBA!
In which John discusses dragons, dinosaurs, and the future of the nerdfighter community, including more IRL nerdfighter gatherings, more ways to learn through Crash Course, more charity projects year-round, thinking about how and whether to add pre-roll advertisements to the vlogbrothers channel, and the fact that WE ARE GOING TO BE ON AFC WIMBLEDON’S SHORTS. What would you like to see more/less of in nerdfighteria in the future? Let us know in comments.
Those of you with a keen eye may have noticed that at the bottom of the semi-weekly (ok, more recently not weekly because VIDCON consumed all) Nerdfighter Newsletters, there is a Missoula PO Box address.
We at the Missoula offices have received a few pretty cool things through the mail & have decided to start a wall dedicated to the awesomeness of Nerdfighteria.