Featured Blog Posts – September 2009 Archive (19)

TV For Chickens

In which John discusses contemporary art, television, chickens, poultry farms, and the artwork of Tea Makipaa.

Makipaa's videos are available for free to poultry farmers in Finland. The farms in which she showed the video were "cage free" and "free range" but still totally… Continue

Added by John Green on September 27, 2009 at 8:12pm — 21 Comments

Dailybooth Awesomeness!

Later tonight there will be a special Friday video by Hank, but while we wait, I'd like to take a few moments of your time to talk about the joy that is FakeJohnGreen. It is, without doubt, the funniest thing in the history of Nerdfighteria and Dailybooth. Just look at these pics...

John's true feelings about unicorns…


Added by Ningmaster Tom on September 25, 2009 at 2:03pm — 10 Comments

Helen Hunt in Mario Paint

The internet is so… Continue

Added by Hank Green on September 25, 2009 at 12:28am — 13 Comments

Where's Margo!

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Margo Travels the World!

In which Hank sings a song that Nerdfighters helped him write and shows a video that Nerdfighters helped him make. All because of a book John Green… Continue

Added by Hank Green on September 23, 2009 at 1:33pm — 21 Comments

Health Care Reform: The Hank Factor

In which John, who is kind of a fiscal conservative, uses the example of Hank to show how the current American health care system disincentivizes economic growth and entrepreneurship and how a public option, even the hodgepodge kind like they have in Montana, will not bankrupt us but instead will lead to more economic efficiency, more new businesses, and new…

Added by John Green on September 20, 2009 at 9:05pm — 12 Comments

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy there maties!

Every year on the 19th o' September a glourious thing 'appens and that be Talk Like A Pirate Day. Well 'tis upon us once again 'nd don't ye go fergettin', or ye can walk the plank!

Ye may celibrate by settin' yer languages on Google 'nd Facebook ta "Pirate" and "English (Pirate)" respectarrrvely.

For ye… Continue

Added by Jake The Pirate on September 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 25 Comments

America Needs Its Nerds

I recently had an assignment in my English class based on a 2008 AP essay question. It reads as follows:

"Read the following passage from “America Needs Its Nerds” by Leonid Fridman. Then write an essay in which you analyze how Fridman develops his argument.

There is something very wrong with the system of values in a society that has only derogatory terms like nerd and geek for the intellectually curious and academically serious.

A geek, according to Webster’s… Continue

Added by Leanne on September 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — 21 Comments

Final Picture Blog.

Hey Nerdfighters!

This is probably going to be my last picture blog here on the Ning. The Ningmaster applications are coming in, and I'll be able to find someone suitable for every position. I hope to get the picking done on Saturday. Then I can brief the new Ningmasters and get all of them up and running by the end of next week. So now, for the final time, I present you this week's…


Added by Ningmaster Tom on September 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Sex, Sports, and Caster Semenya

Lauren McLaughlin's brilliant blog entry:

In which John discusses track star Caster Semenya, sports, sexual identification, internal testes, the ambiguity inherent to life, and the arbitrary rules of a sport that cannot accommodate such… Continue

Added by John Green on September 13, 2009 at 5:29pm — 15 Comments

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

*Dramatic End-Of-Movie Music* ...Ok, not really that dramatic. It's time we passed the torch to the next generation (-Insert ST:TNG theme here-). I only wish I could've done more for the Ning and Nerdfighteria. Not gonna lie though, remembering to make this blog every Saturday night got to be a pain.

(Also, just a note to all those who are applying to be the New Ningmasters: PLEASE be prepared to be COMMITTED! It's a big responsibility, and if you have even an inkling of a thought… Continue

Added by Chip, A Former Ningmaster on September 13, 2009 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

LOOKING FOR NEW NINGMASTERS! (And a special Friday video on a Saturday)

Senior Executive Ningmaster1. I like that title. :) I just hope I can live up to the expectation.

Some of you have noticed that it's been over six months since the Ningmasters were appointed. And you may remember that the original idea was to replace (at least some) Ningmasters every three months. But, as John pointed out in the video above, they have been "failing so epicly"2 at stuff. That's why they decided to offer me… Continue

Added by Ningmaster Tom on September 12, 2009 at 6:57pm — 32 Comments

John Green is creepy.

Oh COME ON, guys. You can't tell me that bobblehead wouldn't scare you at night. The first thing I thought when I saw him was "He could be the star of a poorly acted, poorly edited… Continue

Added by Leslie(foundhergrail) on September 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 29 Comments

Willy's SECRET SHAME (and Paper Towns)

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In which John discusses his dog Willy's shameful tail, the paperback release of his new book Paper Towns, and the movie adaptation of the book.

John will read all of your 10-word comments and pick one each day for the next two… Continue

Added by Ningmaster Tom on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 53 Comments

Epic Nerdfighter Roadtrip

It's not Sunday, but this discussion must be shown to the world. It is completely impractical and will probably not happen, but if we can scheme about buying an island, we can scheme about this.

Epic Nerdfighter Roadtrip

"Ok so it seems unlikely, but i'm a rather determined person.

and with years of planning it could come true.

My plan is… Continue

Added by Chip, A Former Ningmaster on September 9, 2009 at 1:00am — 15 Comments

Bobble John!

A little something I made for the people who weren't able to buy a bobblehead.… Continue

Added by Ningmaster Tom on September 7, 2009 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Flagstaff/NAU Nerdfighters!* (And threads!)

*I am officially using this title space for my own benefit. If you are not a resident of Flagstaff, go ahead and ignore this. Flagstaff/NAU nerdfighters! After meeting a fellow nerdfighter (Hi Hilary!) in my dorm bathroom, I decided it was time we should actually meet and gather! So now I'm abusing my Ningmaster powers to get your attention! We need to meet! Go to the discussion I have made HERE… Continue

Added by Chip, A Former Ningmaster on September 6, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

On Excitement (And Awesome)

I wanted to make this video for a few reasons. First, because I wanted to try my hand at putting ridiculous things on / in my face during a video while being really strange and using #hankvideo twitter responses.

But, second, because I wanted to expand on the idea of doing stuff because it's awesome...which I don't think I really did particularly well, I think...because it's hard to explain. I'm going to try again in a blog post here, because maybe I'll be… Continue

Added by Hank Green on September 3, 2009 at 4:36pm — 10 Comments

Nerdfighters For Water

Donate to the campaign here:

And find about more about charity: water here:

If you want to spread awareness, please send e-cards or use these Twitter backgrounds I designed!

The background music is… Continue

Added by Karen Kavett on September 1, 2009 at 3:39pm — 4 Comments

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