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Never underestimate nerdfighteria.
Get your None Pizza with Left Hank shirt (all proceeds to charity): https://store.dftba.com/products/none-pizza-w-left-hankshirt

All Star but it's a Sing-a-ma-jig symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtZ_15RC0ps&feature=youtu.be (Thanks to Erin and her two little ones!)

John and Hank Sing All-Star: https://youtu.be/LQPybMCPNTA (Thanks to http://reddit.com/r/nerdfighters)

Rebecca's The Cone Life project: https://www.instagram.com/the_cone_life/

Thanks to Tuataria for hacking a Sing-a-Ma-Jig for Hank: http://tuataria.com

In which John celebrates Hank's 40th birthday with the All Star sing-a-ma-jig.

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 Introduction


Sing-a-ma-jig: (sings) Hey now, you're an all star.  Get your game on, go play.  Hey now, you're a rock star.  Get the show on, get paid.  And all that glitters is gold.  Only shooting stars break the mold.

 John (0:21)


Good morning, Hank.  It's Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 - your 40th birthday.  And this, Hank, this is the All Star sing-a-ma-jig, which has been my white whale these last 15 months as I hunted it across the globe, hoping to celebrate your birthday by uniting my great love of sing-a-ma-jigs, and your great love of the Smash Mouth song All Star.

Now, this isn't your only All Star related present, but let's begin here, with this extremely limited edition toy.  A nerdfighter in Tokyo name Rebecca, with help from her partner, Ocean, figured out that these had been for sale in Japan at Costcos, like, 11 years ago, and she found one and she shipped it to me, and brought my quest to an end.

Tangentially related, Rebecca has an Instagram art project about traffic cones called Cone Life, and it is beautiful and I love nerdfighteria.  Link in the dooblydoo.

But that's not all, also some people from the discord channel, Tuataria, got together and took a regular sing-a-ma-jig and hacked it, and now it sings All Star in one mode, and in a different mode contains an audio birthday card for you.

(Sing-a-ma-jig sings) Happy birthday, dear Hank...

And the Nerdfighter subreddit got together and created a version of All Star using only clips from our videos.  Here's a bit of that.

 Video clip (1:33)


Well, the years start coming, and they don't stop coming. Fed to the wolves and I hit the ground running.  Didn't make sense not to live for fun, your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb.  So what's wrong with taking the backstreets...

 John (1:47)


Also, there's more.  A musician and sing-a-ma-jig specialist named Erin made you a proper All Star sing-a-ma-jig symphony.  So Hank, here is All Star, but it's every sing-a-ma-jig.

 Sing-a-ma-jig symphony (2:06)


(Sing-a-ma-jigs perform All Star melody)

 John (2:55)


Full versions of all this stuff, by the way, in the dooblydoo below. 
Hank, each of the creators behind these projects asked that I donate to charity instead of paying them, so in addition to bringing much sing-a-ma-jig-ic joy into the world, this silliness had raised money to help refugees, and support food banks, and other causes. 

Also, one last thing Hank, DFTBA.com is releasing a t-shirt in honor of your birthday.  It's None Pizza with Left Hank, and it is available only at DFTBA.com and only for the next few days.  All the proceeds will go to charity.  

Oh my god, None Pizza with Left Hank really is the light that I have needed in these dark times.  

Hank... (sing-a-ma-jig plays "You're an all star") happy 40th birthday, despite the circumstances.  I'll see you on Friday. 

It's gonna say goodbye in a second here...

Sing-a-ma-jig: Adios!