In which John and Hank Green reunite to discuss the 2010 Project for Awesome and then proceed to challenge nerdfighteria to solve a dinnertable dispute in re. the energy output needed to create moon pasta and then discuss the new t-shirts at DFTBA Records.
The idea of the project for awesome is simple. You make a video in support of a charity you wish to support, and hopefully lots… Continue
Antoher week as past us by and once again I have a project I'd like to write about. This project is called
'Nerdfighter Collab Book', the project is by the nerdfighter community for, not only nerdfighters but also, the general public.
The idea of this project is to help talented nerdfighters, who may be struggling to get…Continue
Something just occured to me as I was reading
another book I'd heard was the next big thing
I thought what would I give, if it could be true
If I could ever feel again the way I felt when I read you
I'd pay a million galeons
Or Dress up like I… Continue
Fix the Budget: http://dft.ba/-58L Pizza shirts: http://dftba.com/pizza In which John discusses the New York Times's web-based application allowing each of us to examine the extent and complexity of the United States federal budget deficit and the difficulty of balancing the budget. Do we increase taxes or cut spending? Or, more plausibly but less politically viable, both raise taxes and lower… Continue
You guys know about Shawn? Oh, you're one of them that doesn't. Well that's okay because I will tell you!
Shawn is this guy that was a grad student at Notre Dame and after he heard Dr. Jeffrey Sachs talk about how it's our generation's responsibility to end poverty he moved away. Shawn withdrew from grad school, packed his bags and took his laptop & camcorder and flew to Bangladesh (where his parents were born).
In which John Green completes his introduction to the history of the French Revolution, discussing the rise of the Committee of Public Safety, Maxmillien Robespierre, the reign of terror, the guillotine, the death of Marie Antoinette, the Directory, the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, and some thoughts on why we study history in the… Continue
In which Hank discusses the basics of probability, the art of finding meaning in randomness. And it's there, it's all over, everywhere! Master these simple rules and you'll always know what's coming...except not really.
Thanks to Karen Kavett for the graphics!… Continue
Designed by the amazing Karen Kavett: http://www.youtube.com/xperpetualmotion
In which John discusses the causes of the French Revolution and its initial events, including the French debt crisis under King Louis XVI, the convocation of the estates general, the rise of the third estate, the formation of the National Assembly, the tennis court oath at Versailles, the storming of the Bastille, the women's march,… Continue
In which Hank sings a song about a guy who had an iron rod shoot through his brain and survived for 12 years before eventually dying of severe seizures. His name was Phineas Gage, and his tale is fascinating, so I wanted two write a song about… Continue