Tuesday, May 27, 2008

John Green

You may or may not be familiar with John Green. He's written a few YA novels, one I'm particularly fond of "An Abundance of Katherines." He's involved with a site I haven't yet explored fully enough, called Nerdfighters, which is a collection of videos between John and his brother Hank.

The video prompted this post is the one with the two giraffes, and well, suffice to say, it isn't really about what it initially appears to be about. It includes both a Schrodinger's cat reference, and for those of you who've enjoyed Stephenie Meyer's books you can also see (insert minor gleeful squeal here) John Green debating the merits of Edward vs. Jacob. I won't spoil it for you.

Also, the video entitled "Three Things" has a special request for anyone who happens to work at Google. I'm just saying.

And lastly, the video entitled "Cutetacular," really is indeed Cutetacular.

Okay, it was lastly, until I found this one, which is a musical tribute to the last Harry Potter, and contains the line : "I need Harry Potter like a grindylow needs water" and more.

4 comments:

jean said...

I keep meaning to check out nerdfighters...

Interesting (to me) coincidence: I meant to ask you last week if you watch The Big Bang Theory because it's a weekly viewing in our home. I think last week (or maybe the week before, you know, the other day) they referenced Schrodinger's cat. Then I read John Green's blog and watched the video where he references Schrodinger's cat which made that reference all the more funnier because now I know what it's all about (well, at least as much as was referenced in The Big Bang Theory). Also, I find it charming and amusing that he debates Edward v Jacob without any introduction or warning. That cracked me up too.

I was relieved to find that the giraffes weren't what I thought they were going to be. At least not in That video.

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meteowrite said...

We aren't currently watching Big Bang Theory, though I think I caught a few moments of it on a plane not long ago. Recommended? Or was the Schrodinger's cat reference the best of it?

jean said...

Oh, never mind my last email. I see you caught that already...

Big Bang Theory is not bad. It's not high comedy worth repeating to your friends (like, say Friends), but for a newbie sitcom on a Monday night time slot, not bad. There are a few charming and funny moments and it's only half an hour, so what the heck? Give it a go and see what you think. There's a limited supply of episodes (they were victims of bad timing with the writer's strike happening just as their show was starting up) so your local station might rotate the dozen or so they have. I think at this point I may have seen them all.