p4a, Space Pasta, and Giant Squids of Anger

Uploaded by vlogbrothers on 26.11.2010

HANK: Good morning, John, it's Friday.
JOHN: Good morning, Hank, it is indeed Friday! Yes! That was a poor high five. Poor.
Today's video comes to you in three parts. Part one...
HANK: ...an announcement. Part two...
JOHN: ...a challenge, and part three...
HANK: ...another announcement.
JOHN: That is different from the first announcement.
Part one, an announcement. The 2010 Project for Awesome is happening.
HANK: It's on! You might remember in 2007 when John and I kind of realized that Nerdfighteria
had become a pretty big deal, and we wanted to do something with the power that Nerdfighteria
JOHN: We decided to take over YouTube and for one day, YouTube would not be about kittens
on Roombas, or about giraffe love, it would be about charity.
HANK: And now for three years straight, we've been doing this very successfully, and it's
been getting bigger and bigger every year...
JOHN: This year it's going to be the biggest it has ever been.
HANK: By far.
JOHN: There's going to be a huge, epic live show out of Los Angeles...
HANK: We just got off the phone with YouTube. So YouTube's basically giving us the same
kind of treatment that like Conan O'Brien and the president get where they're doing
a four hour live stream on YouTube.
JOHN: So there's going to be this big live show, but there'll also be--
sorry...BAHHH! But there's also going to be traditional P4A stuff, which means that hopefully,
all of you will upload amazing Project For Awesome videos on December 17th. The thing
to do is to show us charities you care about in action.
HANK: And I know this might sound weird, but it might involve you getting out of your chair.
JOHN: You might have to leave your bedroom. And that's not something either Hank or I
enjoy, and we are sympathetic to the fact that it is no fun for you, but if it makes
for a better Project For Awesome video, it therefore makes for a better universe. And
so...get out there!
HANK: So we're giving you some lead time this time, you have three weeks before December
17th to plan and execute your video. And we will be announcing more things in the future,
so give you subejuvevuv...
JOHN: That was very eloquent, at the end particularly. I'm moved.
HANK: And we'll be giving you more details as time goes on, like the thumbnail, and the
logo, and the websites, and et cetera.
JOHN: And for those of you who don't know much about the Project For Awesome, you'll
find videos here, here, here and here, and you'll also find some videos in the dooblydoo.
HANK: Part two! A challenge!
JOHN: We would like to challenge you, Nerdfighteria. Last night at dinner, Hank and I were discussing
HANK: Pasta and beef.
JOHN: Everyone knows that it is far more efficient in terms of energy output to create pasta
than it is to create beef, and that remains true even if you import the pasta from, say,
HANK: But we were wondering, would this remain true if you were importing the pasta from
somewhere farther away. Say like the moon.
JOHN: Like space.
HANK: So what we wanna know is, is it more efficient to fly Apollo 11 to the moon, pick
up a load of pasta, fill up the capsule entirely and then ship it back...would it then be more
energy intensive than growing a cow? Per calorie. That is our question. We hope that there are
some of you who are nerdy and smart enough to give us an accurate answer.
JOHN: Because we couldn't figure it out.
HANK: Nope!
JOHN: So we are turning to you, because you never disappoint us. Nerdfighteria, if you
successfully determine for us whether moon pasta is more efficient than earth beef, then
we will allow you to challenge us to do something horrible. Part three...
HANK: The final announcement is that you may have noticed that it is Black Friday. So in
the spirit of the holidays, DFTBA Records is lowering prices on some new shirts and
some old favorites. Are you...putting bunny ears...
JOHN: I was trying to but your head was too high.
HANK: The new shirts are the giraffe love shirt--
JOHN: Why are the shirts on my face!
HANK: Because that's where they go! Two new DFTBA shirts, which we're calling the DFTBA
University shirts, and the Giant Squid of Anger shirt, designed by amazing nerdfighter
Vondell Swain.
JOHN: Aaaghhhaaaagaaa! Alright so quick recap:
HANK: dftba.com/sale for all of your t-shirt needs.
JOHN: Is it more efficient to have moon pasta or earth burgers, and...
HANK: The Project for Awesome, December 17th, get ready and be awesome. DFTBA, Nerdfighters,
he'll see you on Monday.
JOHN: ...I guess I'm Teller now.