24 7 / 2014

satancigarettes:

The vlog brothers URLs suck

24 7 / 2014

arandanauts:

Hank Green and the Anal Sphincters

24 7 / 2014

So I spent about six hours yesterday brushing up on my Israel-Palestine relations wondering if I could possibly make a video about it. The answer is…I cannot. Just taking a look at my Tumblr ask box has convinced me of that. If I did make that video, I would not condemn Hamas or Israel purely because I am incapable of making that kind of judgement.

This is not me not being true to myself. It’s not me fearing retribution from one side or the other. It’s that the more I learn about it, the more I do not know. This is a pattern…when someone that isn’t involved in an issue has an opinion on it, it tends to be completely useless. Once they learn about the topic, they understand their uselessness. I have come to understand mine. In the script I abandoned, I wrote:

I don’t know what should be done and neither do any of the smartest, most informed people in the world. Having an opinion on how to fix this would be like me having an opinion on how to perform a brain transplant. No one can do it…least of all me.

In my video, my main concern would not be figuring that out, but simply increasing the number of people in the world who understand the conflict on even the most basic level.

In my searchings and readings, the attached link was what felt to me like the most unbiased, fullest picture of the conflict in the fewest words. There are, to be sure, many things that this leaves out. But I felt like it was delivering the kind of depth that, ideally, a video I would make would provide. 

Unfortunately, that’s not the video I’m making for tomorrow. Every time I wrote it (four times) it ended with a me feeling like it was completely inadequate to the task of explaining how complicated the conflict in Israel is.

I’m not saying I’ll never make that video…I’ll keep working on it, but it’s not a two-day task. 

But if you want to know what’s up with the Irsrael-Palestine conflict, this link is the one I would suggest you start with. It’s pretty impressive work.

24 7 / 2014

faultinourfantasies:

Is this the most fun a grown man can have [1/2]

Mmmm…I’ve had more fun….

23 7 / 2014

hermionejg:

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hermionejg:

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NERDS!

23 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: The point of the Daily Show is to make people laugh

Agree to disagree :-) 

23 7 / 2014

hoopyhobo said: Did you accidentally publish a post instead of saving it as a draft again?

SHHHHHH!!!!

23 7 / 2014

waywardsxn said: hank! please, please, please could you make a video on what you think about/explain what's happening or has happened in gaza? because i'm so confused and i'm trying to understand but the news isn't doing very good job of breaking down why everything is happening, and what actually is happening. they have a nasty habit of just spewing out their poorly-formed opinions, and framing them as explanations. perhaps you could do a better job? xx

I don’t know if I can…I would love to, but first it’s extremely complicated and it’s difficult to do the topic justice, but more than that, it’s kinda terrifying. If I make a completely impartial video that does not condemn or condone either side, I will literally get death threats from individuals on both sides for not taking their side. I’ll probably get a ton of hate just for answering this ask. I mean, there aren’t bombs dropping on my city, so maybe I should just deal but, yeah…there’s not a lot of good discourse on this topic because both sides are so vehement as to make it feel dangerous to even discuss it. 

23 7 / 2014

23 7 / 2014

helloimcaptainjack:

oh how times have changed

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