fake john green

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The Justice League of America

wonder woman [gal gadot]
flash
[bradley cooper]
martian manhunter
[chiwetel ejiofor]
aquaman
[charlie hunnam]
batman
[ben affleck]
green lantern
[idris elba]
hawkgirl
[oona chaplin]
superman
[henry cavill]

youtube

50 Ways to Pretend to Be Smarter

In which Grace teaches you how to fake being smarter than you are in 50 easy steps. Some of them might possibly involve cheese. Maybe. 

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so as it turns out John Green DID NOT write: 

I’m in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met.

Green said that he hadn’t remembered writing the words, but “I don’t remember writing a lot of Paper Towns - that book came out seven years ago!”, so when he started seeing the quote on the internet a few years ago, “I just assumed it was in [the book]”. “I suppose instead of blindly assuming I’d written something the internet said I wrote”

Because of which, he sold posters of the quote, attributing it to himself. He said he did not remember writing the line, but he doesn’t remember writing a lot of things he wrote years ago.

The misattributed quotation earned more than 1,700 likes on Goodreads – from where it has now been deleted. It also popped up all over Tumblr, where it turned out to have been written by a 13-year-old blogger Melody Truong.

Green is retroactively paying royalties from sales of the posters to Truong.


this brings us to a much deeper question…

HOW MANY OF US ACTUALLY READ THE BOOK??!!