Here it is…
Our introductory message of hope and peace for the future of the human race!
This is a thing that’s happening.
(Justin and his lovely wife Lindsay are soon to be putting out a podcast based on their joint love of words. Just getting the word out there!)
Fact and Fiction bookshop has a good perspective on Fifty Shades of Grey.
So it’s been a big couple of days for me. While I was getting ready to go on stage at Carnegie Hall, another project I’ve been working on for months went live. The Brain Scoop is a show about science, zoology, biology, and bones. I met Emily while filming an episode of Crash Course and was really impressed by her ability to communicate information and enthusiasm simultaneously.
I wanted her to have a YouTube show, but it took quite a long time to figure out exactly how it would work. With the help of Michael Aranda (and a bit of money) we were able to launch the show. We are, thankfully, able to pay Emily a bit to host the show, which is great since she isn’t being paid to work at the museum and thus works a second job as a barrista.
This Scientific American blog post is extremely complimentary and I even had a friend of mine from college email me to tell me that I should look into this new show she found called “The Brain Scoop.” So, that’s how you know things are going well!
I was talking to Neil Gaiman last night (!!!!) and we were reminiscing about how he posted one of our videos on his blog in 2007, back when vlogbrothers was a very small, almost-entirely unknown youtube channel, and how using online success to promote things that you love is one of the great joys of having an audience.
I completely agree, and seeing Emily’s enthusiasm and excitement about this project and it’s early successes is, like, really really really cool. So check it out if you haven’t already, and consider subscribing, because it’s just…really great.
Thanks, Hank! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU FOR THE EVENING OF AWESOME! It truly was fantastic.
I feel the need to correct something; I used to work as a barista.. I quit my job last March to do the grad school thing. Not to say that taking 6 graduate school credits is any less work than foaming milk, but there you have it.