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In which John discusses the Egyptian protests, which may become a burgeoning revolution in Egypt or may just descend into rioting and looting. Included in the discussion are Egypt's dictator and/or president Hosni Mubarak, the Tunisian protests, the fight for representative democracy, the presence of the Egyptian army, and so on.
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I was finding it extremely difficult to find a sixth image (not that there aren't hundreds of great images on this site), I almost had to resort to talking about myself. I know, you are extraordinarily lucky not to have to deal with that. I hope you are only reading this for a variety of assorted interesting, artistic or humorous images, because I have definitely run out of themes.
Hello, everyone. As The Lone Wanderer mentioned, I'll be spearheading the design process from here on out. With a couple of design degrees, and some professional web design experience, I'll hopefully be up for the task.
This color scheme should be a bit easier on everyone's eyes. (…
Hello Nerdfighteria! Have you ever met any of your favourite authors? I had the great priviledge to meet two of MY favourite authors this week. It made my life and I can't stop talking about it... which is obviously why I'm writing this post. I just wanted to know if anyone else had met cool authors. And if you haven't, who would you most like to meet?
In which Hank is pissed off because the price of his prescription drugs went up 1200% in one month. So he asks nerdfighteria to write a nice letter to Roger Boissonneault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you could ask him why the price went up so much, why the program expired four months early, and why no effort was made to contact my doctor about these dramatic changes, that would be fantastic. Also, whatever else you want to say.
We are almost always wrong, maybe not all the way wrong, but at least a little bit. Even the simplest questions have vast complexities built into them, and understanding that we never fully understand things leads to a much healthier and more effective relationship with the world.
It's really hard to come to terms with, but there it is. If you're curious about why we don't drink Pig's milk, Hank Sock posted an essay that is online at …
So the reasons why we don't drink pig milk or eat pig cheese are complicated. Clearly, cows, sheep, goats, all produce excellent milk and cheese. Even camels are milked.
But pigs are one of the exceptions to the farmyard milking rule. Pigs and horses and mice and dogs and cats all are not milked. Why? Well, let's just stick to pigs for now, because if we include all of those animals, I'd have to write a whole book.
As you may know by now, January's blurbing book club selection this month is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I really hope that you're doing everything that you can to find a copy of this book, read it and discuss and blurb the book in the dedicated discussion thread. It's a really wonderful book with a huge fanbase and I've been loving every single comment I've read about it in the…
In which John Green discusses the insane story of how the United States of America ended up subsidizing the cotton industry in Brazil so that America could continue its own illegal subsidies of its cotton farmers. This year and every year until we end our illegal cotton subsidies, the U.S. federal government will pay $147… Continue
Yes, it seems like the word "conspiracy" is always paired with the word "theory" but, in fact, there are quite a few actual conspiracies with implications that can boggle the mind. Does the U.S. Government kill people for scientific research? Sometimes. Did George Bush's Grandfather help try to install a fascist dictatorship in America? Yup. Did scientology orchestrate the largest ever infiltration of the U.S. government, you… Continue
Yes, I have never done a collaboration, but I've been part of some failed attempts, so I have some idea what usually goes wrong. Wait! Geoffrey, what the heck does this have to do with the forums? Hold on, I'll get to that very soon.
Most of the collaborations will start on the forums. "Hey, I'm starting a vlog collaboration, who wants to join?" Now the first problem arises right after this. The people who actually respond can't always do a vlog. Either because they don't…
In which John creates a list of the six most important conjoined twin pairs in history (in his humble experience) while also discussing his massive zit. Twins discussed include Chang and Eng Bunker, Millie and Christine McCoy, Lori and George Schapell, Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci, and the Biddenden… Continue
Sometimes I write these blog posts assuming that everyone is on Twitter like me and follows lots of bookish people. I know that this isn't the case (but WHY isn't this the case, hmm?!), but I'm sure at least some of you were aware that yesterday was a special day for those interested in YA literature. It was the announcements of the American Library…