john and hank's an evening of awesome

Twenty funniest and most adorable John Green quotes

1. The best way to know when your asparagus is done is when you’re bored and don’t want to wait to eat it.

2. Breast cancer is a made of suck disease that attacks one of my very favourite organs of ladies. 

3. Albert Einstien was a Physicist. Not a quotation generation machine.

4. Dora, you’re weird. You’re a toddler, you should be inside. 

5. Doctor pepper ten. It’s not for women. It’s for apparently, misogynists.

6. Hank, if you could be an athlete, who would you be? This would challenge Hank’s ability to name an athlete.

7. The venn diagram of boys who don’t like smart girls and boys you don’t wanna date is a circle.

8. There are going to be some people in your life who do not wanna kiss you.

9. When I was a kid, I believed that the definition of “Rich” was that you had stairs in your house. 

10. Oh my god, I am a banana.

11. Whenever I would bring a girlfriend home, mom would show her my baby pictures and say, “Look at that tiny penis! When he came out of my body, I was like are you sure that’s a boy?” and I would call up Mad Eye Moody and be like, “I’m gonna need a disillusionment charm. ASAP.”

12. I don’t wanna film the yeti because I think her cute will break the camera.

13. I am very bad at video games, but I’m very passionate about them. 

14. If you’re not the person giving birth, it’s time for you to say “You’re doing awesome!” and then faint.

15. Hank, I’ve been thinking about this. What is keeping you from being the next Justin Beiber.

16. Whenever you’re furious with your parents, just remember that you vomited on them, and they kept you.

17. Next you’ll tell me that six to the fifth power is not four.

18. Fishing boat proceeds are the unicorn of my tax returns!

19. I’m very lazy, not that I don’t work hard, but I don’t move much.

20. Even though my baby is gonna have a doofus for a dad, he’s gonna have an awesome mom. And an awesome Uncle Hank and Aunt Katherine. 

I would like to defend: John Green

It’s honestly fascinating and also a huge shame how literally anyone on the Internet or in the media will try to target and shoot down ANYONE at all who has become a visible and well known celebrity, regardless of what kind of celebrity they are.

Specifically, I’m talking about John Green. fishingboatproceeds

Y'all know he’s a famous author and his books are incredibly popular in the young adult category just about everywhere.

Recently I’ve been seeing quite a few people, specifically on tumblr, who try to make him seem problematic. Specifically about his interview on the Colbert Report where he talks about how he made him self cry while writing TFIOS, which is a book dedicated to his good friend, Esther Earl, who passed away at the age of 16 from cancer.

I know that John may never see this, and I know that I don’t know him on a personal level, but as someone who admires him dearly, I feel the need to take a moment to defend someone who’s work, humor, YouTube videos (including Hank), projects and advice has truthfully helped me ever over the years.

I never knew John was an author. I only ever knew John as half of the vlogbrothers channel. I had no idea how big of a deal John and Hank were. I just thought they were two very funny, very smart, very wise, very admirable, very selfless, and very awesome people who ran a YouTube channel together. I watched their videos daily and I followed along with all of the Projects for Awesome and all of the Nerdfighter activities that they created for their fan base. I never knew that John was a famous author until he mentioned his books in his videos. So to me, I never saw John as this famous author and I never saw his books as some huge franchise like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. I always saw his books as a passion that one of my favorite nerds on the Internet had. As if being an author wasn’t his primary job. That vlogbrothers came first and writing was a side thing. So, any time I saw someone; whether it be one of my friends or some kid in school or some stranger in public, reading his books, my mentality towards it was “that’s just one of my friends on the internet’s book that they’re reading. That’s pretty neat.” Feeling as if they didn’t know John the way that I knew John. To them, he was an author, to me, he was just regular, nerdy, John Green of the vlogbrothers.

So let me just say this, as someone who really admires John for so many other reasons other than his writing: John is the most selfless man I have ever seen in my life. He is intelligent, friendly, and hard working. John and his brother, Hank, have created so many charitable outlets and organizations and even several educational web series that have helped so many people since they’ve been started.

This includes the Project for Awesome, VidCon, the “This Star Won’t Go Out” foundation, DFTBA Records, Crash Course, SciShow, and a bunch of other awesome helpful things that I can’t think of right now.

On top of that, John and Hanks videos on the vlogbrother channel alone are some of the most well put together and un-problematical content I’ve ever seen, from addressing social/political issues from level headed stand points, to educational content, to videos made specifically to help and offer advice to certain individuals in the fan base, to life updates and personal videos to give you a look into their lives to make them more tangible to you, to genuinely hilarious and innocent and whole-hearted awesome videos that are genuinely entertaining. John is a co-founder of an entire community of people, including myself, who have found a home in what he and his brother started 8 years ago.

John has been a role model and a very important person to me since I was in 7th grade. Here I am, at age 20, looking up to him just as much as I did back then. Like I said, obviously I don’t know him on a personal level, but whether this man knows it or not, he and his brother have helped me through so many tough times in my life and they have taught me so many important things and they have educated me on so many topics and they have given me such useful advice on life and they both positively influenced me.

John Green should never be a celebrity that is targeted negatively. After all the work he has done, he simply doesn’t deserve it. Ultimately, no one does.

So, just chill, and DFTBA.

-Colin Bibza

“An Evening of Awesome” was one year ago today at Carnegie Hall. One of the best night’s of my life.

Pictured here from l to r: John Wurster, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Neil Gaiman, Hank Green, John Darnielle, John Green, Kimya Dawson, Ashley Clements, Daniel Gordh, and me.

Wearing my awesome Kimya Dawson socks today in honor of the occasion.


ok so there’s this amazeballs youtube channel called how to adult and it’s exactly what it sounds like and it’s really awesome and it even has videos like ‘how to do your taxes’, 'how to cook spaghetti’, and 'how to do laundry’ so if you’re looking around going 'wait am i actually a grown up now?’ like I am then your definitely gonna wanna check that out

So i got this Tattoo on Esther Day with my friend Jill. We had just been at LeakyCon for 5 days which was amazing. We had cried together at midnight at Esther’s ball (which was an awesome experience, even if many tears were involved. many hugs were involved too. and so. much. love.)

I wanted something to honor both Esther and the amazing community that we both love. I admire the person Esther was so much and it’s not fair that she only got 16 years but damn, she made the best out of the 16 years didn’t she? <3


42 Days of the Mountain Goats: Day 2: You Were Cool

The Paper Towns movie comes out in 41 days. In the book, the Mountain Goats are Q’s favorite band. Completely by coincidence, the Mountain Goats are also my favorite band.

So I thought I’d share a John Darnielle/Mountain Goats song I love every day from now until July 24th to celebrate the movie and the band.

Today we have “You Were Cool,” which has never been released on an album but is performed live regularly, including when the Mountain Goats joined Hank and me for 2013′s Evening of Awesome at Carnegie Hall.

Money lyric: “It’s good to be young, but let’s not kid ourselves: it’s better to pass on through those years and come out through the other side with our hearts still beating, having stared down demons and come back breathing.”

I realized, Hank, that even if we’re going to be scrutinized for a while by people who don’t know if nerdfighters fight for or against nerds, nerdfighteria is still nerdfighteria. I realized the community has never really been about us, Hank. It’s been about having big conversations around big questions and lifting up people who need it. So I wanna say thank you nerdfighters, from Miami to Dallas and everywhere in between for welcoming new people but also sticking together. Thank you for lifting each other up and for decreasing suck and for increasing awesome. When I am very far from home and I feel very disconnected from my real life, you guys help me to feel like I am not so far from home after all. So, thank you, I love you. Not you, Hank, everyone else! All the other people! Actually, you know what, Hank? God help me, I even love you.
—  John Green loves us and we love him.

Hands down the best VidCon recap video i’ve seen, feeling so many emotions right that i can’t even. I am so ready VidCon2014 and Disney Day get here.

Shoutout to Katie for putting together such an awesome video!


Today, August 3rd of 2014, is Esther Day

You’re probably wondering what Esther Day is. Well, I’ll let the Nerdfightaria Wiki tell you that.

“Nerdfighter Esther Earl died of thyroid cancer in 2010. Before her passing, John spoke with Esther and proposed that he and Hank would like to continue to celebrate her birthday for as long as vlogbrothers continued. The love theme was requested by Esther when told that the day could be about anything she chose.. It is celebrated to remind Nerdfighters to vocalize their love for friends and family. It is a celebration of love, specifically non-romantic love, and involves nerdfighters telling friends, family members and others that they love them.”~Nerdfightaria Wiki

So, today is a Valentines Day for the rest of love, the non-romantic love. Take the time today to tell your family and friends that you love them and let’s not let this star go out. 

(Psst Esther also has a book called “This Star Won’t Go Out”. Even though Esther never had the chance to see her book, it was always one of her dreams to publish one. “This Star Won’t Go Out” is also the name of the charity that her parents run. They raise money for families with children who have a critical illness.)

I love you guys. DFTBA. (Don’t Forget To Be Awesome)