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In which Hank pretends he's a British naturalist...


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HANK, SPEAKING SORT OF LIKE DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: Good morning, John, it is Tuesday, February 78th.

I don't care anymore! You may be wondering why I am speaking as if I am some kind of British naturalist. Quite simply, it is because I was recently privileged to witness one of the most fascinating events of Nerdfighterness of the 21st century.

And now, I am going to share with you some events that have never before been captured on camera. I was recently overjoyed to find myself in the presence of one of the rarest species of Nerdfighter. This oft-discussed, though rarely filmed species is known widely to Nerdfighter specialists as "TMBG," or "They Might Be Giants." My recent foray into their realm gave me a glimpse into what it might be like to might be a giant.

While many have witnessed this charming interaction between the John and the John, few, if any, have seen what you are about to witness. During a rendition of their marvelous composition, "The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas," John Linnell was struck by a brassiere. While reports of Nerdfighter Giants interaction of this sort have been reported, they have never before been caught on camera.

Please, if you will, take the time to witness the delicacy of the interaction: the blackness of the brassiere, the shocked look on the skinnier John's face, and the subsequent thrusting of the brassiere away from his instruments. And now, I regret that I must leave you, because using this voice is making me cough. *coughs* HANK, SPEAKING AS HE USUALLY DOES: It was a good show. David Attenborough had to go.

Sorry. I had a nice experience today. Do you wanna hear about it?

Unfortunately, I can't tell if you said "yes" or "no," but the good news is: I don't care! So, I recently got a gig doing a book review for the New York Times, which is really cool, 'cause it's like, "Hank Green, published in the New York Times!" And I was just at Kinko's, faxing my W9, uh, on New York Times letterhead to the New York Times office, and people were all excited about the fact that I was going to be in the New York Times. And I was pretty excited about it, too, and so I told 'em all about it.

There's going to be a book review, and the New York Times book review, uh... It's for a couple of children's books on global warming and environmental stuff. It was good to have people be impressed that I didn't know.

I don't know why. Maybe it's just nice--it's nice to have people you don't know be nice to you. And happy for you.

That's all. I don't have anything else to do today. HANK, SPEAKING SORT OF LIKE DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: So, John, I will see you tomorrow.