In which John reads the first chapter of his new book, The Fault in Our Stars, to you in lieu of making a real video today. I hope you like it, and that it's not too awkward hearing a 34-year-old man pretend to be 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster.
You can preorder your signed copy of The Fault in Our Stars at your local independent bookstore:… Continue
The world population, as you watch this video, is about to hit an arbitrary landmark. But, still, the growing world population is not an insignificant issue, nor is the explosion in resource use in the developing world. But overall...I'm optimistic.
In which John goes well and truly mad from signing and then discusses the ruins of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis: I'll be reading from The Fault in Our Stars on November 1st at 7:30 PM at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. The event is free and open to the public. On 11/11/11, at 11:11 AM, I'll be at the Bean in Chicago along with other people celebrating… Continue
The Fault in Our Stars has a beautiful cover designed by the brilliant Rodrigo Corral. I hope you like it, too. The entire first printing of The Fault in Our Stars will be autographed by me. You can… Continue
In which John defies the so-called Wadsworth Constant, which maintains that the first 30% of all YouTube videos can safely be skipped, by giving you Halloween pumpkin tips, some quotes from James Joyce's Ulysses, The Fault in Our Stars, his signature, and so… Continue
In which Hank talks about his personal struggles with his sexuality and confusing his gender identity with his sexual orientation...and he does it all using quantum mechanics as an analogy...but only after he tells John the most fascinating thing about traumatic insemination in bed bugs.
I have officially been a Ningmaster for over a year, my first image blog was on October 4th of last year, so it has been 371 days... Also, the date today is 10/10/11! Lets celebrate for no good reason! Wait, we are nerds, maybe we should cerebrate instead! Ah, see what I did there? No? Oh, well I guess my puns have not improved over the last year... On with the blog!
In which Hank sings a song that was written to a track that's a loop that was made with the sounds that he made with his mouth. And then he talks for a bit about the glory of not being special, and the death of Steve Jobs.
In which Hank takes Alex Day's survey and talks about his interview this morning with Joe Incandela of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
Joe is a pretty famous particle physicist, so it was amazing to get his take on the reality of quantum mechanics, the flaws of the standard model, and the realities of running the largest scientific experiment… Continue