A casual no-look grab by BP.
A casual no-look grab by BP.
Here’s the results from the Nerdfighter Census of 2014
As a 22 year old you are older than most…but not by much. The showing I was at definitely had a lot of younger people, but also a smattering of college kids and older. But I mean, check it, I’m older than like 90% of Nerdfighters and I still love hanging out with them.
Not only am I older than 22 (I’m 39, and I saw very few who I would consider to be in my age group or older), but I’m pretty sure I was the only male in the theater who wasn’t there with a wife, girlfriend or daughter (my wife doesn’t like going to the movies, so I went alone).
I’m getting ready to watch an early screening of “The Fault In Our Stars” this evening. The last early screening I attended was “The Dark Knight Rises.” Those are totally similar movies, right?
A little over a year ago, a website I follow (I don’t remember which one, I’m sorry), linked to a preview for a then-upcoming YouTube series called Mental Floss. The preview intrigued me, so I decided to subscribe. That would have been early-to-mid March 2013.
At the time, I had no idea who John Green was. And over the coming months as the Mental Floss videos came each week, I really enjoyed them. But I still had no idea who John Green really was.
And apparently, either YouTube was really bad at suggesting other videos, or I simply ignored them, but I continued to live in ignorance.
Fast forward to August 2, 2013. Another website I follow (or maybe the same one, I don’t remember this one, either) linked to a video John posted a year before that was “An Open Letter to Returning Students.” Having recognized John from the Mental Floss videos, I watched the video. And while doing so, I realized that the channel I was watching had well over 1,000 videos. Obviously, there was a lot that I was missing.
Within a week, I had educated myself pretty well on who both John and Hank Green were. I was subscribed to Vlogbrothers, Crash Course, SciShow, Hank’s Channel, and Hankgames. And while I watched the new videos as they came out, I made it a point to go back and watch the older videos. I also added “The Fault in Our Stars” to my reading list, and later added the rest of his books (I finally got around to reading “TFIOS” in December, and I read “Looking for Alaska” back in March, “Paper Towns” and “An Abundance of Katherines” are still coming).
YouTube seemed to make it easier for me to watch the videos in reverse order, which is what I did for the most part. But there were a lot of vidoes. Oh, granted, I skipped a few, mainly some of the longer ones (except for a small number of Hankgames videos, I don’t think I skipped anything that was shorter than 20 minutes).
But this morning, I officially finished. I officially worked my way back to Jan. 1, 2007, the very first Vlogbrothers video.
That’s a lot of videos in 10 months. And I just felt like bragging a little bit.
I may be relatively new to the party, but it is a party I’m glad I found.
I have been waiting all year to post this.
This has been in my queue for months.
I missed it last year and I vowed that would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.YES
omg i didnt reblog this last year!
I just realised: THATS WILLIAM SHATNER!
Omfg ok I literally just came on Tumblr to find this to reblog and it was the first post that loaded on my dash that is weird af ok
I’ve cued this a year early. and I’m sort of excited to see it and then think WOAH LOOK WHERE I WAS A YEAR AGO.
And another thing that makes it the perfect date… it is also my birthday.
Today is the 239th anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride. Also involved in the ride was William Dawes. Revere and Dawes took separate routes to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington that some soldiers were coming to arrest them. As it turned out, Revere got to Lexington first, so he is most famous for the ride. Some argue Samuel Prescott should be credited with taking part in the ride as well as Dawes, but Prescott joined Revere at Lexington and was stopped before he got to Concord (along with Revere and Dawes). Fortunately, by then, others were able to spread the word to Concord.
On a side note, Revere would not have said, “The British are coming.” That would have made absolutely no sense, considering they were British Colonists, and so everyone considered themselves British. It’d be like me running down the street yelling, “The Americans are coming!” At that point, few in the colonies were even thinking about independence, and were more interested in reconciling with the mother country. Revere probably said something along the lines of “The Regulars are coming out”, or possibly replacing “Regulars” with “Red Coats” or “King’s Men”.
What an incredible deal! I need to run out and buy one tonight.
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