|Dad:||Why the hell did you put a comma there?|
|Dad:||Do you even know what a participial phrase is?|
|Dad:||Omg. He's like my favorite character of all time.|
|Dad:||Who should I dress up as for the movie premier?|
|Dad:||Hey are you awak? I know it's late, but you read Animal Farm, right? Yeah. I need you to read this report. I can't tell if I am just super tired or if this is actual bullshit.|
|Dad:||Alesha wouldn't be able to spell 'definitely' right if wrote it down for her. She would fucking erase it and then write 'defiantly', because she doesn't care. I hate her.|
|Dad:||I need you to bake brownies. I lost a bet.|
|Dad:||Omg. You cannot ship me with Gilcher. You know I don't like tattoos and he's like twenty-five. And for Christ's sake, he teaches math.|
|Dad:||Omg. Gilcher said the funniest thing today.|
|Dad:||Mrs. Ashworth and I have decided to start a band. It'll be called Great Expectations.|
|Dad:||It's like you didn't read the fucking book.|
|Dad:||Okay. So this week you're reading this book I stole from Mrs. Ashworth's. It's like sixty pages long, but you'll love it.|
|Dad:||*puts books on my bed for me to read everyday and demands that I read them*|
|Dad:||My son doesn't like reading. I have not only failed him, but society. You aren't my son. Leave.|
|Dad:||Okay. So you're getting books for Christmas. All of you. I get discounts on them since I'm a teacher, and since I'm a teacher, it's all I can afford, so...|
|Dad:||Fucking standardized testing can go fuck itself in the ass.|
|Dad:||I have to teach for the required testing instead of what they really need to know.|
|Dad:||Fuck the government.|
|Dad:||Fuck the school board.|
|Dad:||Close the door.|
|Dad:||Charles Dickens was so fucking pretentious, and I hate him, but he also caused change, but he's such a Dick. Ha. DICKens.|
|Dad:||I love puns.|
|Dad:||People who say sarcasm is the lowest form of humor are assholes.|
|Dad:||Please shut up.|
|Dad:||Catching Fire was the worst book but the best movie and that feels weird.|
|Dad:||I wouldn't get so mad when you call me at school if you didn't change your ringtones to inappropriate rap music.|
|Dad:||I fucking hate Alesha. She asked what countries were apart of Austria-Hungary today and I almost told her to get out.|
|Dad:||You cannot visit my school in a dress that short. There are boys there.|
|Dad:||Barbra Parks is fucking Queen.|
|Dad:||I need you to make me a good, relaxing playlist for silent reading. I'm too lazy.|
|Dad:||If I have to watch two of my students grind on each other at one more dance, I will kill them both.|
|Dad:||They act like I care what they think.|
|Dad:||I hate homework.|
|Dad:||I have decided to become a politician.|
|Dad:||What's the one book with the guys and the one kills the other and the chick without a name who dies and the short angry man? Mouseman? Oh my fucking gosh. Of Mice and Men. I have failed.|
I’m home after spending the last three weeks in Europe! Gosh, that was fun. Beers were consumed. Pictures were taken. Waffles were eaten. Trains were ridden. Chocolate was purchased. Hot strangers were hot.
But! My fantastic couple weeks of guest VEDA vloggers are over, and I will resume videomaking tomorrow with some Q&A.
What questions do you have for me?
flamingno asked: have you seen the "overheard in waitrose" facebook page yet
oh my god i haven’t??! i’m going to check it out right this second this sounds like it could be amazing
THIS IS GOLD
DAMMIT. I knew I missed something during my visit to London: a trip back to beautiful, wonderful, shiny, expensive, my-shoes-will-never-be-nice-enough-to-shop-here Waitrose!
Verbs of Fearing, from the Greek Grammar series
Anonymous asked: What state do you live in?
I made a video for geekerrific's channel discussing Julio García Espinosa's “Por un cine imperfecto,” the 1969 Cuban film manifesto that laid out a utopian vision for art that looks a lot like what the Internet did to video. We should talk about it. Because yes, I can in fact make the Cuban Revolution explain just about anything.
SO GOOD, GUYS. Seriously. Film geeks, media criticism geeks, YouTubers. Check it.
— Patrick Kurp at Anecdotal Evidence.
Illustrator Allen Crawford has turned Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” into a sprawling, 256-page work of art. The densely-handwritten text and illustrations intermingle in a way that’s both surprising and wholly in tune with the spirit of the poem—exuberant, rough, and wild. “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself” is a sensational reading experience, an artifact in its own right, and a masterful tribute to the Good Gray Poet.
Alan will be here in late May!
df-tea-ba asked: VidCon Related Questions (you may have answered these before and I may not have caught it, in which case sorry): 1) Are you going to VidCon and 2) Are you going to be a panelist? (It would be great to meet you in person; you seem really awesome.) : ]
Hi! I don’t think I will be attending this year, unless I get a reason to go like a panel invitation or a job to sponsor me =)
H E L L Y E A H
I’m *just throwing it out there* that I wish I was important enough to be on the College and YouTube panel. I personally rocked balancing that stuff and THEN directly applied vlogging to my work at school and THEN turned my schoolwork into a cool niche of video, which is now the start of my career! I could easily talk about this for an hour.
an ideal date would be eating takeout dinner in our pjs while watching Netflix and you play with my hair