So the reasons why we don't drink pig milk or eat pig cheese are complicated. Clearly, cows, sheep, goats, all produce excellent milk and cheese. Even camels are milked.
But pigs are one of the exceptions to the farmyard milking rule. Pigs and horses and mice and dogs and cats all are not milked. Why? Well, let's just stick to pigs for now, because if we include all of those animals, I'd have to write a whole book.
I had a dream last night. I was at a high school re-union (though I only remember one random person from high school (who I haven't thought about in years) being there.)
There was some good music playing, but no one was dancing. I was frustrated. For some reason, we had "teams" and people in the teams had to do certain tasks. Also, we were going to be judged, and since I was "best dancer" in high school, they were going to be particularly scrutinizing me.
Sometimes people will leave comments on my videos saying things like "I learn so much more from you than I do in school."
For any given three minute period, I imagine that that may be correct. But overall, it's either untrue, or yr doin it wrong. Let's be clear here, John and I get to pick and choose the most fascinating things out there: What it means when a guy has a rod shoot through his brain, how giraffe sex is terrifying, the very beginning of subjects (which are all totally… Continue
Remember that idea I had, back in the day? The Brain Crack? About causes of death?
It's easy to find out what the leading causes of death in America are. Of course, cancer and heart disease are right at the top of the list.
But, assuming that immortality is not the goal (I know, we like to think big here in Nerdfighteria, but let's just assume that it's not for now) I want to know not what kills people, but what decreases life span the most.
We just got the manifest for the S.S. DFTBA which is headed to Haiti. Here's the exact contents of what is being delivered to Haiti thanks to Nerdfighters participating in the Helping Haiti Heal Raffle.
Writing the beginnings of stories is my favorite part of writing stories, which is why I've never finished one. So don't expect this one to go anywhere, but I figured I'd share
He hated it, running down the side of his head and across his jaw bone. By all accounts, it was an awesome scar. The kind of scar that could earn a guy a reputation for the rest of his life. A wall to hide behind, the basis of excellent personal image, a well for future… Continue
Let me say that I obviously didn't do the correct amount of research on that Rage Against the Machine thing. But, also, that it doesn't matter to my point. It doesn't matter that Rage gave a bunch of money to charity, it doesn't matter how to pronounce Mr. MacEnberry's name, it doesn't matter that it wasn't… Continue
Just spotted this Video from Nerdfighter Rebekah Austin:
It's part of the Exchanges Connect video contest, which I'd never heard of. Exchanges Connect is basically a social network for the whole world that was started, oddly enough, by the US State Department. It allows us not only to connect within our normal spheres, but also throughout the world to people whose lives are very different than ours.
It's, like, exactly what I would've done if someone wanted me… Continue
I don't get angry easily. I have a very broad view of how people should live their lives and very few hard beliefs of my own. I find it very easy to see both sides of an argument. I like arguing, don't get me wrong, but I can do it from either side of most of the big controversial issues of our day without inconvenience. Arguing, for me, is like playing tennis with a friend. You don't keep score, you don't really care, and you do it until you feel like doing something else.
So here's the thing. There are nerdfighters out there who were not at all happy with the "shot gun noise" ending to Vlogbrothers, and I've got some things to say about that. So let us begin.
First, and most simply, I made about 20 of the clips to begin with, which was a fairly complicated and time-consuming process, so I wasn't super-excited about having to change noises out, despite the fact that folks have legitimate concerns about whether Shotguns increase… Continue
Yo! I'm in the studio right now recording a song called "Nerdfighteria Island" written by Tom Milsom. So, for the video, I need LOTS of images of "nerdfighteria island." If you send something in, I promise it will get in the video. Hand-drawn or computer-drawn or photoshopped...all fine. Add them as comments here and / or send them to… Continue
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
First, let me tell you what John told me on the phone today. I quote him directly, because I took a mental note. He said that this video was "Literally the nicest thing I think anyone has ever done for me."
Of course, what he means is that it's the nicest thing that any GROUP has ever done for him...but I think we all recognize that.
While I did have to kick my computer's (and my own) ass a little bit to get this to work (I was editing at 4:30 AM last… Continue