The Thread: http://dft.ba/-gVK
In which John discusses the career of Ivan IV, aka Ivan the Terrible, Russia's first self-declared Tsar (or czar depending on your transliteration). Further proof that history is… Continue
In which Hank explains nuclear power and the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan.
In short, fission products continually decaying in both active and spent fuel rods create enough heat to melt themselves. The coolant systems that would prevent this from happening were disabled by the tsunami. Cracks in the fuel rods created an environment allowing hydrogen to form, which concentrated and then exploded several times destroying both the… Continue
In which Hank discusses Superhero creation myths, and how the stories we tell about superheroes reflect contemporary fears and fascinations--from Wolverine to Captain America to Spiderman to Batman to Dr.… Continue
In which Hank attempts (and more or less fails) to answer an old question about why Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere while its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, is fairly… Continue
In which John takes you on an amazing tour through contemporary psychosis by sharing quotes from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen. It's up to you to decide who said what; it's harder than you'd… Continue
1. Say your Baby Name out loud
2. Name your child what you will call your child
3. Test your baby name with native language speakers
4. Don't try to be Cute
5. Check the most popular baby names and avoid them
6. Spell your kid's name like… Continue
The Golden Rule: http://amzn.to/g1h0nu (It's in English and it's dedicated TO ME. Great book!)
In which John discusses the funniest and most unfortunate names in history, including race car driver Dick Trickle, philanthropist Ima Hogg, composer Chris P. Bacon, singer Shanda Lear, former Fort Wayne mayor Harry Baals, and inventor Hymen… Continue
Well well, I have not made a blog post about a project in a really long time and I apologize for that. Anyway now the time has come for such a post and this project is called, as you can tell from the title, Project X.
Now the thing is that the whole project is kind of secretive and does not really speak of what it is, but from what the head of this project told me it is going to be awesome!
Okay, I can’t really only say “Hey look, time to get excited about…Continue
Yes, I really did call my Mayor's office and ask if I could talk to him on camera and, yes, I really did do it. Started out as brain crack, as these things generally do, and then I had to make it real in order to get it out of my head.
Seattle and Portland Shows:
Wednesday, March 23 -- Nerds & Music (with Hank Green & Mike Phirman)
The Triple Door, Seattle, WA -- 7:30 pm
A Vlogbrothers first...BED VLOG!!! Well...there was that time John vlogged from a hospital bed actually. We're pretty hardcore about this.
I will be playing shows in Seattle and Portland with Paul and Storm and Mike Phirman, (who are absolutely hilarious musical comedians.) Sorry I seem to only do west coast stuff...just just so much CLOSER! The shows are $20.