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Preorder Esther's book This Star Won't Go Out: /

Boston nerdfighter gathering for Esther's book:

NERDFIGHTERS OF GREATER LONDON: Go see AFC Wimbledon play Torquay. (You should be able to just show up and get standing room tickets, at least as I understand it. Anyway, it will be super fun.)

In which John discusses things that are warm or make him feel warm, because 1. it is cold outside, and 2. there's an ice pack on his groin right now.
Good morning Hank it’s Tuesday.  It’s currently colder in Indianapolis than it is on most of Mars. Alright Hank, I gotta go. I think Willie’s stuck. Free Willie! Also I strained my groin so I’m literally sitting right now on a bag of frozen organic strawberries, so in general, my life is dominated by cold.

Let’s talk about warmth. Los Angeles is warm. That’s where they’re making The Fault in Our Stars movie. This is the poster, in case you haven’t seen it. I love it. I particularly love it because I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie poster with a female romantic lead who has visible evidence of her physical disability but is still portrayed as being able to, like, love and be loved, so that’s great. Boy, I hope the movie’s good. I haven’t seen it yet but it should be good.

Alright what else makes me feel warm? Hmmm, Esther! So Hank, Esther Earl was our friend and a nerdfighter who died of cancer when she was sixteen. She inspired much of The Fault in Our Stars, but The Fault in Our Stars isn’t about her. This (points at book) is her actual story. It’s an amazing book, Esther was a beautiful writer. I wrote the introduction and other people wrote other parts but Esther’s parts are the best. I’ll read you the first sentence of my introduction. By the way, there’s a link in the dooblydoo, you can pre-order. It comes out January 28th. "My friendship with Esther Earl began as so many great love stories do: at a Harry Potter convention". Also there’s a big book launch event on February 1st in Boston with lots of nerdfighters and wizard rockers and Esther’s family, there’s a link in the dooblydoo, and it will be live streamed here at

Hmm, what else is warm? American president Millard Fillmore was born this day in 1800. The last thing he ever ate was one spoonful of warm soup, so that’s warm.

Oh, and also, of course, England in winter is very warm. What’s that? Oh. Well, at least it’s dry. Oh, I see, ok. That sucks. But it warms me on the inside to be able to tell you that the nerdfighter community is now officially a sponsor of AFC Wimbledon, a football club owned by its fans. This Saturday, AFC Wimbledon play Torquay (pronounced Torkay), Torkwhee, Torkwhy, Torkay? I’m not very good at pronunciation. Anyway, they play one of the other teams in League 2 and our messages will be on the side of the field and in the program. So nerdfighters of Kingston and Wimbledon and Greater London, I hope that you will find a way to go to the game because I think that it would be great if there were nerdfighter support for the first official nerdfighter game. There is a link to the location of Cherry Red Records Stadium in the dooblydoo. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should watch this video.

So there you have it Hank. Esther’s dream of being a published writer is really gonna come true and we sponsor a fourth tier English professional soccer team. Life in Nerdfighteria continues to be weird and wonderful. Well, sometimes. Other times you have to sit on frozen organic strawberries, but at least they’re organic. No conventionally farmed strawberries for my groin!

Hank, I’ll see you on Friday.