The Curious Case of Phineas Gage. A railway worker in the 1800s, a iron rod passed through his head, and he recovered almost fully in a matter of months. I just wanted to tell you the story, no analysis or anything...it's just amazing, take what you want from it.
In which Hank talks about winning, and why it's important, and what it actually is. Because winning, I don't think, means what we think it means. And despite the fact that, in the end, we all lose, the frustration and pain of losing is extremely important to humanity, and also to the feeling of win.
AND YOUTUBE WON VIACOM'S CRAP LAWSUIT AGAINST THEM!!! Hoorayyy!!!
*turns dramatically towards computer* Oh hi, didn't see you there. On that particularly strange note, its results day! That's right you voted (not as many of you as last month, but last month we read a book co-authored by John, so that's to be expected) and the results are in. Without further ado, your winning regular blurb for "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" is;…
In which John discusses the inevitability of loss but the moral necessity of choosing which games to care about, and then talks a little about the World Cup finals in soccer (or football, depending on your…
There are lots of nerdfighters who like Harry Potter (duh) and if you are one of them then you've probably heard of a little thing called The Harry Potter Alliance. (Helping Haiti Heal anyone? Or how about this video? Maybe Hank's and John's tweets about how they voted?)
Anyway, if you'd like the HPA to be able to work on more awesome things to decrease worldsuck, I have a small… Continue
Well, its June 18th, which means another month has passed and with it another book has been read. Specifically, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" (in your pants... sorry, I couldn't resist) by Carrie Ryan has been read and now it's time to vote on your favorite blurbs. You can leave your votes in the comments below, and to make it simpler you can just leave the corresponding number… Continue
Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis
and suicide prevention efforts among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender and Questioning youth. In the midst of National LGBTQ Pride
Month, The Trevor Project is launching a new video contest…Continue
Hey, Nerdfighters! I don't have much to talk about this week, its kind of late and I'm kind of sick so this just going to be a quick update. Really the only reason I'm writing a blog at all is because the blurbing book club is only reading "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" by Carrie Ryan for one more week and I wanted to remind you.
So, I reminded you. Read it, if you haven't already. Discuss it and blurb it in the…
In which Hank argues with Hank about the Viacom v YouTube lawsuit. Important points:
1. Yes, YouTube knew that copyrighted clips were being uploaded. 2. Viacom once tried to buy YouTube 3. Viacom's Spike.com steals videos from independent video creators constantly. 4. Viacom wants YouTube to manually approve every video on the site, which would destroy YouTube
my opinion, YouTube should pay some reparations to Viacom based on…Continue
In which the saga of Red Green, a long-dead miniature dachshund who may or may not have pooped in my Nintendo Entertainment System 20 years ago, continues. But this time, there are scientific experiments strongly pointing toward a Hankish…