23 7 / 2014

helloimcaptainjack:

oh how times have changed

xx

(via effyeahnerdfighters)

23 7 / 2014

teenagegaywad:

theodorepython:

coyotescorner:

peculiaraura:

itscandidlycaratempurl:

Friendly reminder this show was filmed in front of a live studio audience in one take.

And that all sitcom laugh tracks are taken from this show because the laughter was so sincere.

friendly reminder that this show was fuckin awesome

And most of the people who were recorded laughing are dead now. When you hear people laughing in sitcoms today, it’s the recorded laughter of dead people.

Well that escalated quickly

I mean…I almost let this go…because who cares…but none of this is true. Though they did film in front of a live audience (many shows still do) and rarely did second takes, they didn’t shoot the whole episode in one take (which implies that there were no cuts (which, if you watch the show, there obviously were.))

Also, today’s sitcom laugh tracks don’t come from I Love Lucy, the kind of laughter those audiences had would feel completely out of place in a modern show. In fact, ‘I Love Lucy’ would even occasionally sweeten its own laughter with canned chuckles.

HOWEVER…the reminder that this show is fucking awesome is totally appreciated, because it is. Lucy is an inspiration to me as a creator and a businessperson. There’s a ton of episodes on YouTube if you’re in the mood.

(via lizziekeiper)

23 7 / 2014

mpalka:

IT’S TIME TO HELP THE GREEN BROTHERS FIND THE THING

I FOUND THE THING (John is in Ethiopia so he couldn’t find the thing) and OH MY GOD JUST LISTEN TO ALEX TREBEK! “This young lady is a…nerd…fighter…”

Fav. 

Big ups to Selena!

22 7 / 2014

risarodil:

dftbarecords:

At long last, the TFiOS audiobook is now available in a brand new THIRD EDITION!!!
This set includes:- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl. - A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets) - An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred. - Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.- Three TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.- A set of TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.
We are super excited to be able to bring this to you, and we hope you love it as much as we do. =)

Thanks ever so much to the awesome people of DFTBA for letting me be part of this! Did I mention you’re all awesome?

risarodil:

dftbarecords:

At long last, the TFiOS audiobook is now available in a brand new THIRD EDITION!!!

This set includes:
- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl.
- A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets)
- An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred.
- Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.
- Three TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.
- A set of TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)
- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.

We are super excited to be able to bring this to you, and we hope you love it as much as we do. =)

Thanks ever so much to the awesome people of DFTBA for letting me be part of this! Did I mention you’re all awesome?

22 7 / 2014

The whole SciShow office is so freaking stoked about this it’s adorable. To be clear, I also have not been this excited about a movie (that wasn’t based on my brother’s book) since Deathly Hallows.

22 7 / 2014

effyeahnerdfighters:

alysecampbell:

So I’m posting this a little bit late, but can we take a minute to appreciate the best graduation present ever? It’s an altered book that my mom made out of the Fault in Our Stars. (Since she knew it was one of my favorite books) It’s kind of like a scrapbook, only it’s made out of the pages of a book instead (John, I hope that you don’t mind that my mom altered it). She  used pictures, clippings, material, and other things I’ve gotten way back from when I was little to Senior Year. She even made tabs in some places, so you can lift it up and see the quotes. Thank you so much mom. This truly is the best graduation present ever. 

Beautiful!

22 7 / 2014

swedish-mathematician said: Do preroll ads really have to be watched 100% for you to get paid? I just had a 3 min ad for some movie before an old 4min vlogbrothers video. I actually wandered off to make tea while letting it run, but I can see myself skipping plenty of prerolls if they're going to be almost as long as the video itself, and I don't want to be skipping them if it takes away your profit.

Do not watch a 3 minute ad for us! We’ll get like 0.2 cents. That’s like being paid four cents per hour for your time. I think if you skip like 10 seconds in we still get some revenue from it. 

22 7 / 2014

fishingboatproceeds:

So how do communities with limited electricity and running water in Ethiopia reduce infant mortality and dramatically improve newborn and maternal health? 
With a system designed by Ethiopians for Ethiopia, and a lot of amazingly dedicated health extension workers and volunteers. (The tier system is explained in the first picture.) I’m obviously no expert, but from what I could tell the nonprofit funding worked precisely because it was helping people execute their vision, rather than trying to impose a strategy upon them.
Today, I visited a health center and then a health outpost, a small structure with no electricity serving a community of around 5,000. The Outpost (picture two) was staffed by two women who can do everything from treat malaria to deliver babies. They have a detailed and systematic approach (those files in picture three contain information about every family in their area), but they rely on the volunteer Women’s Health Care Army to provide education, prenatal care, and family planning assistance, among many other things, to every family in the area.
It was fascinating to start my journey at a facility that can do Caesarean sections and then follow the health care system into individual residences, where a woman can talk directly to someone she trusts about prenatal vitamins, contraception, and breastfeeding. 
The health challenges here in Ethiopia are massive, obviously, but these volunteers are a big part of the reason that Ethiopia’s infant and maternal mortality rates are dropping so dramatically.
You’ll meet several of them in a forthcoming video, but I just wanted to share the amazingness of today’s experience.

22 7 / 2014

risarodil:

In case you missed it, the TFiOS audiobook is now back in a brand new third edition! Thank you DFTBA for trusting me to design the TFiOS buttons (and stickers)! <3

risarodil:


In case you missed it, the TFiOS audiobook is now back in a brand new third edition! Thank you DFTBA for trusting me to design the TFiOS buttons (and stickers)! <3

22 7 / 2014

mydrunkkitchen:

furr real tho.
I would have been constantly trying to go to museums. 

Can someone photoshop up a picture of Hannah stabbing a Pontiac Vibe to death?

mydrunkkitchen:

furr real tho.

I would have been constantly trying to go to museums. 

Can someone photoshop up a picture of Hannah stabbing a Pontiac Vibe to death?

(Source: theholytrinityconfessions)