It’s easy to take water for granted. After all, you just turn a faucet and it pours right out. But how does it get to our faucet? We’ll explore the water cycle from rain to your drain. And did you know that space is full of water? It’s one of the most common features of the universe. We’ll also look at all the important things our bodies do with water — and how that’s a cycle too. Caution: this episode may make you very thirsty.I wrote a song about water in your body for Brains On! It is a science podcast for kids and curious adults. My song is towards the end of this episode around 17:30.
Joe DeGeorge doin’ what he was born to do: write goofy songs about science.
Start GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES this very night.
14 years ago this summer I met David Rees for the first time at the COOLIDGE in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Prior to that I knew him only from his self-published clip art karate comic entitled MY NEW FIGHTING TECHNIQUE IS UNSTOPPABLE.
Jay Evans gave me that comic in the spring of 2000 when something very sad was happening in my life, and I laughed so so hard. It was a good gift.
So I invited him to this event I was doing at the Coolidge, and we have been friends ever since. But I do not praise David Rees because he is a friend, but because he a GENIUS.
Consider his body of work:
—The incredible clip art water cooler war comic GET YOUR WAR ON.
(I was also in CODEFELLAS, PS, because if David ever asks met to do something, I answer YES, and I never ever regret it.)
Dude has made me laugh harder and think harder about life and art than anyone, and tonight he will start helping you to think CLEARLY for once about HOW TO MAKE ICE, HOW TO DIG A HOLE, and HOW TO TIE KNOTS.
I really think you will enjoy this show.
And as always, despite your natural internet preferences for streamin’ and swipin’, I would consider it a favor if you could find a way to watch it TONIGHT on TELEVISION at 10PM on National Geographic’s channel, and perhaps let social media and @NatGeoChannel know that that’s what you’re doing.
Throughout the day I will be sharing more of my favorite DAVID REES short films.
I am also looking for a place with a television in Maine so that I can watch the show tonight as well.
CONTACT ME IF YOU CAN HELP.
Otherwise, that is all.
signed, John Hodgman.
PS: Please feel free to retweet and retumbl this letter so that we can remain friends. I REALLY WANT THIS SHOW TO SUCCEED, and I do not make any money off of it.
PPS: TONIGHT AT 10PM ON NATIONAL GEO’S CHANNEL TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT (July 14, 2014, “Bastille Day”) TONIGHT!
Thank you John.
OMG. David Rees has a show on National Geographic. He is one of my favorite artists. I own a pencil he sharpened. Watch the show.
Chances are you are already a pizza-based activist if you ascribe to the theory that planet earth is a giant pizza floating through space and humans are its toppings. If you’re working to make the world a better place, then you’re a pizza-based activist.
Get to know Paul DeGeorge, our new Executive Director!
Paul’s been there, done that, and
gotprobably designed the t-shirt. We put together this timeline to show you just some of the things he’s done, both within the HPA and outside of it.
Nice infographic. It does fail to mention Paul’s role as the leading Hedwig Lives conspiracy theorist. What are you trying to hide, HPA?
Having co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, served as a founding Board Member, and, for the past year and a half, worked as the Director of Campaigns and Operations, Paul DeGeorge is now stepping up to become the HPA’s Executive Director.
Paul succeeds Andrew Slack, founding Executive Director, who is transitioning to President of the HPA and Director of the Imagine Better Network. Paul brings to the role strong leadership and vision for the HPA as well as over a decade of practical experience.
Please join us in congratulating Paul!
formal executive photo shoot
@hankgreen and the Perfect Strangers perform by the light of tiki torches as night falls at Vedauwoo. #latergram
This is where our concert was yesterday.
OK, so the best idea that was proposed for our tour date on July 8th was for us to play a ROCK SHOW at a ROCK FORMATION.
So we are excited to announce that we will be playing at Vedauwoo in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming (between Laramie and Cheyenne).
The show will be at 6pm on July 8th. It will be free. Here’s all you need to know:
Take exit 329 off I-80 for Vedauwoo Road. Turn left after you exit and follow Vadauwoo Road until it turns into a dirt road. The park entrance will be on the left. Parking is $5 per car. Enter the park and drive down the hill to the parking lot. We will be meeting at the gazebo and then hiking out to the show location. If you get there late, FOLLOW THE SPIDERS.
The show will be acoustic and we’re a bit short on instruments. If you have a spare acoustic guitar or a glockenspiel, please bring them to the show. That would be much appreciated.
Let’s make this a magical night!