In which John Green, wearing an actual replica of the hat worn by fictional character Holden Caulfield, discusses quotations, and the decontextualizing of a quote from his novel "An Abundance of Katherines." Also there is a brief discussion of fishing boat proceeds. And frenching the… Continue
Writing the beginnings of stories is my favorite part of writing stories, which is why I've never finished one. So don't expect this one to go anywhere, but I figured I'd share
He hated it, running down the side of his head and across his jaw bone. By all accounts, it was an awesome scar. The kind of scar that could earn a guy a reputation for the rest of his life. A wall to hide behind, the basis of excellent personal image, a well for future… Continue
Happy Friday, Nerdfighters! First, sorry I haven't updated you guys on book news in two weeks. This is usually the point where I would list all the various excuses I've come up with, but I'm going to spare you and move on.
The Blurbing Book Club
We're still reading "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld so make sure to finish reading, discussing and blurbing the book in the…
In which Hank counts down the top ten most amazing, awe-inspiring and destructive explosions of all time. Including accidental Explosions, intentional non-military explosions, and fission and fusion bombs. Of course, the largest man-made explosion of all time, the Tsar Bomb, has nothing on mother nature in the… Continue
In which John discusses the top 10 amazing power moves--both offensive and defensive--in the animal kingdom. From giraffes to frogs to acid-ejecting beetles, animals have some awfully bizarre and awesome survival behaviors.
In which John Green
discusses a few of the foreign editions of his novels Looking for
Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns, all while
discussing the idea of an ultimate concern, including the question of
whether and how it is possible to live by the utilitarian values
advocated for by many nerdfighters.
Okay guys, as many of the chat regulars will know by now, I'll be developing a new Ning chat over the next few days. Obviously I'd like to get it right, so I figured the best way to make sure everyone's happy is to find out exactly what people want from the chat. Comment here with your suggestions, and as long as they're not silly or over the top, I'll add them to the list.
First of all we’d like to thank everyone again for all the emails and videos for Tom.
Tom has improved a lot the last week:
Although he still has problems with his eyesight(but it is improving little by little), he’s started to read the emails everyone send him, he has also watched already some of the videos posted. He’s able to eat by himself, and he has a large appetite. He still has some problems with his equilibrium, so he has…
Teach a man to fish? It's time to start imagining poverty more complexly.
The Uncultured Project isn't a formal charity or
organization. If you want to help kids like Sharief on a monthly or
yearly basis - consider looking into charities that have child
sponsorship programs. Do your research - they aren't all the same.
In which John finally discusses the unsolved mystery of his childhood miniature Dachshund Red Green, his Nintendo Entertainment System, and Hank's possible involvement in an unspeakable poop-related crime.