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M: Um... I don't know. So I brought, like, I brought face paint and stuff. But I think we're gonna be doing... um... we sure can. Julie? Is there a way that we could bring the comments up over here? Um... Aunicorn says "Why is the video quality so bad? We are streaming from a laptop. And it's not bad

A: It's (?) though.

M: It's um

S: It's unique and its artistic.

M: Yeah, its low-fi, which is super in

S: It's retro

A: Throwback?

S: Flashback Friday

N: Flashback, yeah flashback

S: Flashback, it's flashback.

M: Side-note

N: Oh, yeah. It's Jacqueline. Hi, Jacqueline.

M: [garbled] what's your [garbled] going to be next year?

N: Oh.

M: Do you not know?

N: I do. 

M: Oh.

N: Uh, its--

S: I know, I think

N: Ignite.

M: Ignite? [gasps] Ignite is the word of 2018. I'm going to give you an old high five.

N: I was going back and forth between that and spark, and I decided on spark. And then I wrote down ignite in all the places I was writing, and afterwards I was like, oh, well. I guess that's what I picked.

M: That's funny.

N: (1:18) (?) It's cute.

Nick: Happy Holidays everybody.

Everyone: Bye.

M: Um, MoistCaps says who are these people? Hi, I'm Megan, again. Hello. Nicole, Ash--

N: Yeah, hi, I'm Nicole. Yeah, Megan (?) (1:34). I work on Crash Course.

A: I work for VidCon.

N: You can't see her, but Sylvia also works for VidCon.

M: Um--

S: Oh yeah, that's the stuff.

M: Who else is going to be on later, and can I watch this entire thing later? You sure can. After all of this is done, the 48 hour stream, which started today, so we're going to go through tomorrow, and when is the end? Do you guys know? Is it

N:10... 10 A.M....

S: Mountain time

N: Mountain time on Sunday, noon eastern on Sunday.

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S: 9 A.M. Pacific


N: Sylvia works customer service.

S: 11 A.M. Central.

M: And then, after that, um, it will be, there will be playlists on the Vlogbrother's channel that you can just, you know, what the 48 hours over and over and over again. You'll never get sick of it, I promise.

N: All of the things that aren't John reading protected things and whatever will be there.

M: Who's... someone said who's the one sitting too close to the camera. Am I, am I too close?

N: Is that me?

M: I can get closer. Oh my gosh. How are you guys today?

A: So good.

N: This is good.

M: You good?

S: We just got back from, well I just got back from PodCon.

M: Oh, from PodCon. That's right. 

N: Taylor wants us to talk about Riverdale, which i could talk about forever, but I think it's, it's actually probably better to not. Solely because I, like, I'll get carried away.

M: You just can't. Let's not even open that.

N: I can't have like a succinct conversation about Riverdale. It's a problem. So...

S: That's how I feel about Grey's Anatomy. 


M: Totally.

S: I guess Harry Potter. Victoria looked at me expecting me to say Harry Potter, I feel like, and then I said Grey's Anatomy and she looked away so disappointed.


S: I just, I just really love Grey's Anatomy so much. It's like my favorite television show. I watch it every Thursday. Thank you! Me too, (?~3:40). I understand you.

M: ForTheLoveOfLDS says how do you guys like living in Missoula?

A: Oh, it just started snowing, so..

M: Yeah!

N:Oh, it did?

A: It's getting all winter wonderland outside. It's good.

S: I bought... ok, I've lived here for a year, and this year I finally decided I was going to become a full winter woman. 

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S: And I bought these amazing boots and I'm so happy with them and I know I never stop talking about them.

M: You gotta have good shoes if you live somewhere like we do.

S: For a while, I've been hearing that klunk, klunk, klunk upstairs.  That's me and I bought a coat that covers my butt and it's incredible so I'm ready for winter.  

N: That's important.  A coat that covers your butt.  

M: Yeah, Missoula's a great place, as long as you're dressed for it and I guess like, (?~4:25) based in LA, so when I'm in LA, I can't stand the traffic but Nicole and I were just talking about this, where every single place always has something about it that makes you a stronger person.

N: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

M: And I think for Missoula, it's the cold.  

A: Yeah, and the darkness.  It's so dark.

M: As long as you can survive that.

N: Yeah, it's like a badge of honor, just like, you, you know, I can handle that.  

M: Exactly.  Any other questions that we have?

N: The boots are Sorel.  

S: This is not sponsored by them.

N: Hashtag notspon.  But if Sorel wants to send something.

M: (?~5:07)

N: Money for charity.

S: I got them on Black Friday and I've been walking around in them ever since because I now live in them.  I sleep in them, too.  Yeah, don't worry.  

M: Do we have any other tips for surviving the cold, Luke asks.  

S: Get a coat that covers the butt.

M: Yep.  

S: And a hat.  Wear a hat, because--

M: Multiple pants.

S: --all the heat, just right out of your head.  What?  Those are my suggestions.

N: I'm just laughing (?~5:39)  Tony with Cheryl Blossom.  Obviously.  Tony and Cheryl Blossom.  

M: Oh, Teresa (?~5:44) is here!  Hi Teresa!  

S: (?~5:47) like my cat, because my cat likes (?~5:49).  Yes she does.

M: What kind of crazy makeup will I be doing this time?  You'll just have to wait and see.

N: Yeah, so do we want to start goals and?

M: Yep!  We could--we have 15 minutes before John gets again, so is that enough time?  

N: Okay.

M: We could kinda just do, like, some simple eyeliner stuff?  

N: Okay.

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M: But like, 'cause we were thinking that if we set some goals, we could add a different feature.

N: Mustache.

M: Like a mustache, yeah.  

A: Ah, that's good.

N: With big bushy eyebrows.

M: With like (?~6:11)

A: What is hangman?  I love it.  

M: I know.  I'm like--I need to structure that better, and we're doing it in the moment, but do you guys want to do that?

Everyone: Yeah.

S: Yeah, we could do it.

M: Okay.  

S: I have to go to the grocery store so that'll look great at night.  

A: That's what P4A's about.

S: 'Cause I gotta bake for you late night crew tonight.

M: So let's make Silvia go to the grocery store with a mustache on her face.  Can we do it?  If we, okay, so right now we're at $1,035,449 so what should our goal set? 

?: 15 minutes.

M: 15 minutes.  

N: What is a good goal for 15 minutes?

M: Ooh, it's just going to so fast.  $2000?  Okay.  

S: Where's--how would we do $2000?  Oh, 37, at 37--like  $1,037,000.

M: So, yep, when we get to--

Offscreen: Do the Indiegogo.

S: Oh, Indiegogo.

M: Okay, Indiegogo, yeah, yeah, yeah.  So we're gonna go to the Indiegogo and watch the in-time donations.

S: So $2,033,000.

N: Well, but wait, if, I mean, we need to start the face painting like, now.  

M: So we need it to be smaller.

N: So it can be an ongoing, yeah.

M: Okay.  

N: Every....every, I don't know, $100, you add to the face paint?

M: Sure.  That sounds good.  That sounds like a lot of donations.

N: Does that make sense?  I don't know.

M: Let's get it.

S: My face is a canvas.

N: I don't know how numbers work.

?: Our faces will be canvas.  

?: I need some sort of water activator, though, so, if it's full on face paint.

S: That would be funny, oh, they were saying center the camera.  Well, it is centered when Megan is here.

N: Yeah, it was centered towards Megan and then--waaaaaa.

S: Oh, no, no, no.

M: How's that?  How's that?  Is that better?

N: Complexly is the company that makes Crash Course and SciShow and Sexplanations and Animal Wonders, The Financial Diet, 100 Days, How to Adult, Art Assignment, mental_floss, um, oh, uh, Healthcare Triage, lots of, yeah.  That's it.  

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I'm sorry if I forgot any of my coworkers.

M: That was like, everything.

N: I'm very sorry.  You're all great.  

M: Okay, so.


M: So how do we watch this and make sure it goes to every 100?  Is this live?

S: Um you keep refreshing.  I'll just--I'll put it on my phone.

M: Okay, so I think we're just gonna get started.  I'm like, this has gotta be fast, so should we just do it with eyeliner?  

A: Yeah, probably.

M: Let's just pretend like our faces are, you know, we're just gonna doodle.  Doodle paint.  


S: Where can I donate, you ask.  Oh.  Great question.  


S: We're already at $231,000 and we've gotta go up to $233, so we're like--

M: We're doing it.  Okay, so, I'm gonna start with--who wants to go first?

S: Oh, we already went up another $100.  This is very fast.

N: Me.  Do it.  

M: Okay, what should we do?

N: I don't know.  It's your--I trust your vision, Megan.  Okay, so this is face hangman with no real words that we're guessing.  We're just doing it to raise money.  Okay, so we're gonna start with a nice little mustache, just like one half of it, though.

A: One half of a mustache.

S: Alright, you get the other half at $231,500.  We're at $231,301.  So $200 for a second half of a mustache.  Don't let Nicole go out into the wild with only half a mustache.  

M: How embarrassing would that be?  That's just not--

S: She needs full mustache.  

M: Oh wow.  This is--this is some sorta stache.  Everyone's gonna get a different one.

S: Whoa!  $231,346.  

N: I feel like we should be, like, thanking people as they--as people are getting us there.

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 John Green

Hey everybody. Uhh I can't tell if I'm live, story of my life. Hey look who I've brought- its my puppy! It's my puppy. It's my little puppy Willy. Willy can you say hi? Can you say hi to all of the people? Can you say hi? Aw you need a haircut buddy. You need a haircut. Ugh.

Some of you may remember last year's Project 4 Awesome, Willy. Uh, I, Willy has cancer, he's had cancer since uh October of last year. So yeah (?) (21.48) last years Project 4 Awesome, I kind of thought it would be our last Project 4 Awesome with Willy and it wasn't! Um, he's done really really well- he still has cancer, he's going to have cancer for the rest of his life, but um he's doing great! And, uh, except he has to wear a diaper, other than that he's doing great, but he doesnt seem to mind it much, he gets it you know, he, uh, he understands, sort of. I mean I dont think he actually does, uh, understand, um why but yeah anyway. 


Thanks to Eli who just got the 2018 P4A Vlogbrothers calendar


I wanna talk a little bit before we get started here at 7 o'clock hour, first thanks everybody for being here, hope that um hope that you're enjoying your Project 4 Awesome. I'm having a good P4A so far. I wanna just talk to you about a couple things um here at the start of the 7 o'clock hour- 7 hours in to the 48 hour livestream, only 41 hours to go. Um. But first is the organisations that we're supporting, I don't know if y'all, most of you, most of you probably weren't here earlier when Hank spoke to (?)(22.49) from Save the Children and I thought, spoke to Raj (?)(22.51) from uh Last Mile Health, but I wanna talk a little bit about the work that they do and why uh we think its so important, there's a huge empathy gap between uh people in 

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John Green: Hi, I'm back! Uhh, I don't know what just happened I guess -- the show ended, no one knows why. Uhh, these things are confusing. So, I'm gonna give things a little, uh, a couple minutes to pop -- repopulate, because I, I know all of you were just kicked out of the livestream -- which I'm sorry about -- um, but we're getting back. We're putting everything back together. Umm

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John Green: Uh, one great example is the -- the video series that Rosianna has been doing from, uh, Columbia -- -- where we get to hear directly from, uh, the voices of, of people who are affected by, you know, decades, the decades of, uh, violence, and political instability, uhh, in Columbia, and getting to hear directly from those voices is so rare, I think. And, uh, and it's really, um, exciting. And there, but there are lots of other, uh, examples of it. I thought earlier today, when we were speaking to Raj from Last Mile Health and he talked about, uh, the community healthcare workers who, not only provide healthcare outcome, you know, much better healthcare outcomes for moms who are giving, uh, giving birth; for babies who are born; for little kids who might be malnourished. I mean, uh, giving, you know, life-saving, really inexpensive interventions like, you know, this sort of, like, fancied-up peanut butter paste that's super cheap and is really effective against malnutrition, um -- that, that it, uhh, it can be -- it can be difficult unless we are listening for those stories, to hear hear them. And, so, I want to thank you for listening to them on this first day of Project for Awesome, and, uh, paying attention to them, and, uh and, and celebrating these charities that are doing, uh, really important work, that maybe...maybe doesn't get, uh, as much attention, um, as, uh, as some other really important causes, because, uh, the work feels distant from us, or, or, the people, um, feel distant from us. And, so, I'm hoping that the first day of Project for Awesome, we can start to close that empathy gap, and, uh, realize that everybody's love is as real and as important as our own, and everybody's pain is as real and as important as our own, and nobody, uh, certainly no kid deserves, uh, to, um, to die from malnutrition or diarrheal diseases. We don't have to live in a world where that's the case, and, um, I believe that, someday, we won't, and I believe that, um, organizations like Last Mile Health and Save the Children are part of how we're gonna get there, as a species.

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John Green: Um, so, I want to thank you for everybody who supported the Project for Awesome; whether you've been able to donate or not, thank you for supporting this year's P4A. Um, it really, uh, it really is, is incredibly exciting to, to see, uh, the donations coming in so fast, and if you go to Project for Awesome dot com slash donate right now, there are so many great perks that you can also get, uh, from the, uh, digital download bundle, which is $60, and your donations will be matched, um, so, that they'll have even more impact to, uh, all kinds of great perks for a $60 donation. You can get a signed copy of my book Turtles All the Way Down, if you, somehow, were one of the six people who weren't able to aquire a signed one previously, or if you want to give one as a gift, or whatever. Umm, for $100 donation, you can get one of these! One of these! There are, uhh, look! These are the actual Tuatara coins that I will be sending out. Umm, they are the things themselves. So, uhh, this is a, here, umm...are, uh, these. They're New Zealand nickels. It's, it's the New Zealand five cent piece. They, they all come from different years, but none of them come from after 2003, because, uh, New Zealand stopped making them. This is one is from 1987; uhh, this one -- oh, that's a beautiful -- it's, just, they've got the most beautiful Tuatara on them. I don't know if you can see that, but it is a really high-quality Tuatara minting. This one is from, uhh, 2002, one of the last New Zealand nickels ever printed. They don't call them "nickels" in New Zealand, and they are deeply offended by my calling them "nickels," but whatever. That's what we call our five cent coins. So, umm, if you make a $100 donation, you can get one of these New Zealand nickels, uh, along with, um, a signed letter from me about why I think the New Zealand five cent piece is a sign of hope, and, uh, a cause for celebration, in, in difficult, and, and scary times. I keep a New Zealand nickel in my wallet at all times, to remind me that, uh, that people are good, and, um, that, uhh, that, that caring, and, uhh, thoughtfulness

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and kindness, uhh, reach in places that we don't necessarily fully understand, umm, in a minute-by-minute ba-basis, especially when, umm, you know, our brain is maybe lying to us about, about the world. So, uhh, I also want to say, umm, one other thing, before we get into, uhh, regular Projects for Awesome, umm, and, I, I'll take your suggestions for crazy things that I can do, umm, to, to, uhh, make you give me money. Uhhhm, I, uh, whatever. Whatever you want to do, you can, you can make your suggestions in the comments, but, um, I want to talk a little bit about my friend Esther, who, uh, who, uhh, was such an important part of the early years of the Project for Awesome. Esther and her friends at Cattitude really ran the behind-the-scenes portion of the Project for Awesome, along with Rosianna and a few other people, and, um, and it would have been completely impossible without their, uhm, their support and supportive, uh, people, who worked for the Harry Potter Alliance, um, and just a wonderful group of Nerdfighters of whom Astra was a r-really important member, and, for those of you who don't know, Esther, umm, was a Nerdfighter who died of Cancer in 2010 when she was 16, and my book The Fault in Our Stars is dedicated to her. She has her own book, um, that came out a couple years later called This Star Won't Go Out, which is this beautiful book. Uhh, really, just, uhh, just looks, just a wonderful memoir, and rare to see a memoir from, you know, a teenager, um, that's so great. And, uhh, e-every year during the Project for Awesome, I think about Esther. Earlier this year at Nerd-Nerdcon Nerdfighteria in Boston, I had the chance to, uh, go with Esther's parents, and her, one of her sisters to, uhh, to Esther's grave, and to see her grave in Massachusetts, and to see all the ways that, um, Nerdfighters in our community, umm, even seven years after her death, continue to visit her grave, uhh, take care of it

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keep it up, leave gifts, and it means a lot to her family. It means a lot to me as well, uhh, but I think the, the most important legacy that Esther left us with is the legacy of This Star Won't Go Out, the organization that her parents founded in her memory. It's a really wonderful organization that, um, it gives -- provides, like, direct financal support to families of kids with Cancer, because -- it can be such a devastating thing, especially in the US, where we don't have universal healthcare and a lot of times parents have to continue working to continue getting, uh, health insurance, umm, and so it can be financially devastating on many levels, to have to, to have to have a kid who's really, uh, really sick, and, of course, that, umm, it goes alongside the, uhh, emotional and psychological devastation of having to manage that in your family, and in your life. Um, and This Star Won't Go Out has done a great job, umm, giving direct financial support to families and kids with Cancer. So, we're gonna feature the video that, um, that, that This Star Won't Go Out made about Esther bracelets. I have to get a new Esther bracelet; mine broke, but it's a really great video, and we're gonna watch that video together, and, just to give you a little bit of background...if, uh, you go to Project for Awesome dot com, you can vote for your favorite charities: the charities that you want to receive the, um, the funds that we raise during the second half of the Project for Awesome, but can vote now, and, in fact, more than 27,000 votes have already been cast. So, we can watch this video together at Project for Awesome dot com. Uh, it's the featured right now, um, and we can watch it together, and, uh, if you want to say that This Star Won't Go Out should receive some of the Project For Awesome Funds, right there at Project for Awesome dot com, there is a little -- click, uh, the little button that says "vote." Sometimes, you have to click a CAPTCHA that says that you're not a robot. You can click that and vote, and, um, then, uhh, that will be a vote for that organization.

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John Green: You can do that for anything of the Project for Awesome videos. We're gonna watch this video. Umm, it's the featured video right now at Project for Awesome dot com. We're gonna watch it together...umm, uhh, about This Star Won't Go Out, and Esther, and her legacy, and her family. 

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John Green: Alright, I'm ready. Okay! So, that, uh was a beautiful video, uh, meade by the Earle family, um, about Esther's, uh, legacy, and the This Star Won't Go Out wristband, which you can still get at DFTBA. All the proceeds go to This Star Won't Go Out. Um, and, um, yeah. I think it's just, it's a, it's really beautiful

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John Green: what, uh, what Wayne and Laurie, uhh, and, and the team who work on This Star Won't Go Out have, have built and, uh, I'm very grateful for it. I'm very grateful that they continue to, um, let us be part of, uh, part of their story, and, and the trasformative work that they're doing. We had a perk-up that was, uh, some, some signed coloring books. Umm...some, some This Star Won't Go Out coloring books, so it's sold out before I could mention it. So, um, that's why you always got to be checking Project for Awesome dot com slash donate, I guess! Uhm, but yeah, we'll, um, yeah. Uh, so, again, if you want, at Project for Awesome dot com, you can, uhh, you can, you can go and vote for that video, or any video, and a vote is basically a way of endorsing that charity, so the money we raise, we raise during the second half of the Project for Awesome, um, will be donated to the organizations that you choose: the organizations that you vote for. Um, so, thank you for voting! Uh, even if you can't donate to the 2017 Project for Awesome, those votes, uh, and carefully watching as many Project for Awesome videos as you can, make such a huge difference, because you are basically -- we are entrusting this money to you; we are saying, uh, "As, as a community, uh, let's be good stewards of the money that we're raising together during the second half of the P4A. So, um, I want to, uhh, I want to give you an update, but also, uhh, read some of your comments. Here's the situation, guys! We've raised two hundred and, uhh, thirty seven thousand dollars on the IndieGoGo, but, because of matching donations, and the money that we brought into the 2017 Project for Awesome, because of vlogbrothers ad revenue, and other revenue that came in, we're at one point zero six three million dollars. Um, total, that's gonna be split between, um, Save the Children and Last Mile Health. That is a lot of money, by, reallyANY measure. Umm, I think it would buy the nicest house in Indianapolis! Maybe not, but a very -- one of the five nicest! Umm, and, uhh, yeah. So, we're really -- this is really exciting to, to be still in the first day of the P4A and have rasied

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over a million dollars for these two great organizations.  I'm so excited.  There are some perks that are about to sell out over at, so I feel like I should let you know about them.  Um, there is a three poster, This Star Won't Go Out, three poster pack.  You can get three beautiful posters featuring quotes from Esther and a great This Star Won't Go Out poster for a $40 donation to The Project for Awesome.  Those--there's only two of those, so they might sell out soon.  You can buy a Tweet from me.  It's basically--I will, I'll Tweet for--I'll Tweet you at some point during the next few months.  You don't know when and you don't know what it will be, but I'll respond with something that you said probably, unless, you know, your Twitter feed is just like, relentless trolling in which case, I'll encourage you to, you know, toward positivity.  But that seems unlikely!  

For a $55 donation, my favorite, every year, the one thing that like, I stop everything to buy, is an original MinutePhysics drawing.  So if you've ever watched the show MinutePhysics, it's one of my favorite educational shows on YouTube, they--Henry Reisch, who started MinutePhysics, makes beautiful illustrations of really complicated ideas in physics and then he takes some of those and he signs them, and they become yours, and they're so frameable and they're only $55--I mean, only--$55 is a big donation, I know, but because of matching donations, that counts as $220 to Save the Children and Last Mile Health.  Every year, it's my favorite thing.  I have them framed from over the years, it's very cool, it's like a pretty thing in my office that always makes me super happy.  There's still about 70 copies of Turtles All The Way Down with a spiral or a Yeti available for a $60.  There's nine of these Tuatara coins left, although we might be able to find more, I got a bunch, and there's a bunch of other--there's like, only one Philip deFranco mug left and there's only one of my t-shirts left.  

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I'd like to sell those--I'd like to sell out the t-shirt perk before Hank sells out his t-shirt perk.  I don't like competition between brothers except when we're trying to raise money for charity, and then you can also choose the phrase of the week for Dear Hank and John, our podcast, or get a personalized message--if you want to use our podcast as a platform to proclaim your love for someone or to tell your friend that they're awesome or to encourage everyone to check out your website or whatever, you can make a $200 donation to Dear Hank and John and reach 100,000 weekly listeners or something, I don't know.  I don't really--I'm not really a stats guy, but I think that's about how many people listen to Dear Hank and John every week, so, uh, and thank you, by the way, to all the people who do this. 

So right now, we've raised $238,624 at the Indiegogo.  I just wanna thank a few of our recent backers.  There have been more than 5,700 of you.  Lucie and Jason and somebody just got the--somebody just got the enamel pin and reports, "I'm putting this on my med school white coat, DFTBA."  So it's cool, person who identified themselves as putting this pin on my med school white coat, DFTBA, it's really cool that healthcare providers are helping healthcare providers in this case.  Your $20 donation, and I know that you're in med school and so you're probably--have debt, and I appreciate your $20 donation.  Your $20 donation is helping healthcare workers in Liberia with--through Last Mile Health and also helping community health workers globally through the work that Save the Children is doing, so that's pretty cool, and also Betsy and Unai or Unei, it's--very bad at names.  And also Kristina and also Emma who just donated to get the digital perk bundle, which is all the digital perks in one so you get all the exclusive podcasts, Dear Sarah and Katherine, our wives are doing a special one-off version of Dear Hank and John.

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