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Tagged Posts: Hank Green
November 29th, 2013
November 21st, 2013
|John, March 1, 2007:||Hey, Hank, something just occurred to me. Did I never get you a wedding present? If so, please put the word 'myriad' in your next video.|
|Hank, March 2, 2007:||Liz S. says that 'myriad' is one of her favorite words. And I wanted her to know that it comes from the Greek 'myriados', meaning ten thousand, and that I didn't get you a wedding present either.|
Two beloved literary icons enter.
Only one will leave.
This is the cruelest poll ever.
I voted for Harry Potter. (It wasn’t even a particularly tough choice for me.)
HP is the most important story for a generation of readers and is one of the central reasons that my career even exists, so it’s a bit silly even to be in the ring with it here at the end.
Of course, the whole idea of a poll of Internet voters deciding the best YA novel of all time is also a little silly. But I am nonetheless very honored to have TFIOS around at the end, and thankful to all those who’ve read and shared it the past 22 months.
But yeah. Harry. Obviously.
(I voted for Harry Potter too)
For context Elyse Marshall is John’s AMAZING publicist and HermioneJG is John’s assistant Rosianna.
August 18th, 2013
Esther Day 2013 and some brotherly love.
August 15th, 2013
So yeah…never cross anything off the list.
August 7th, 2013
August 2nd, 2013
17 Air Travel Tips
In which Hank imparts some wisdom that he has gained through the last four years of getting on planes once every four months. An act that, to be clear, makes my carbon footprint so dramatically higher than average that I am deeply embarrassed by my own life.
This is useful because I go on a travel adventure this weekend!
July 7th, 2013
Although I am TOTALLY on paternity leave, Hank and I (mostly Hank) are working on this thing that I really like and hope can change the world a little, and making stuff with him is so exciting and fun and how did I get so lucky to have this brilliant collaborator who is also my brother?
!!!! - John…shhhhhh….
Also, I’m pretty sure I drew the long straw when it comes to “cool brothers.”
June 9th, 2013
Ok, so…sex. It’s the reason why you exist, and also why our species exists. So I think it’s safe to say that, on the whole, sex is a good thing.
And yet, people don’t /really/ talk about it. Publicly anyway.
The perpetual taboo…it’s bad. It leads to confusion and crappy information and bad decisions and negative experiences. It turns one of biology’s greatest creations into something to be ashamed of.
I dislike this.
Now that the internet has enabled us to say whatever we want however we want to say to whomever we want to say it to it is extremely weird that our response has been to simply perpetuate the taboo.
Sure, there are people who talk about sex on YouTube, but they do it in the same “giggle giggle, that’s naughty” or shock factor ways that we always have. Somehow, in all the glory of YouTube (as far as I can tell, and please correct me if I’m wrong) there has been exactly one person enabling a responsible, educational dialogue about sex and sexuality. (Check out Sex+ here.)
Very soon, my little studio in Missoula will be launching a new show with the a similar focus. Obviously, it’s going to be much different than Sex+ (which, if you’re interested in this stuff, you should subscribe to now.) But the goals will be similar…to lift the veil and talk honestly about sex and sex-related stuff.
I’m 100% sure that I’ll catch flak for this. There are people out there who think that the mere mention of the existence of sex is enough to raise teenage pregnancy rates. The Vlogbrothers audience is young and, yes, some are too young to be watching this show (I’ll leave that decision up to you and your parents.) But not only is providing open access to reality and information the right thing to do, it’s also proven to be the best way to put people in control of their bodies and their lives.
The fact that there isn’t more content on YouTube discussing this stuff is depressing. It shows how deep the taboo goes…even when given a platform we can be completely free with, Laci is the only one (so far) brave enough to take it on in a substantial way.
I’m excited and terrified to take this step. I hope I don’t regret it, and I hope that it helps people…in fact, I know it’s going to help people, otherwise there’s no friggin way I’d do it. Here’s a link…there’s nothing on it yet…there will be soon.
Also, don’t put thumbtacks through condoms. Um…duh.
May 10th, 2013
Hank Green shares some words of wisdom for all fandoms