The US version of Harry Potter is surprisingly short.
I’ve been laughing at this for like half an hour cause when Harry fires the gun it looks like he’s saying “BAM!”
Bam! Omg I’m dying
Someone reblogged this from me after I forgot about it and then I laughed for ten minutes and actually LEFT MY BED TO SHOW MY FAMILY
Anonymous said: What's the word for the type of gray when the lights are turned off?
Eigengrau (“intrinsic gray” / “own grey”), also called Eigenlicht (“intrinsic light”), dark light, or brain gray, is a term for the uniform dark gray background that many people report seeing in the absence of light. It is the dark grey colour seen by the eyes in perfect darkness, as a result of signals from the optic nerves.
Even in the absence of light, some action potentials are still sent along the optic nerve, causing the sensation of a uniform dark gray color. Eigengrau is perceived as lighter than a black object in normal lighting conditions, because contrast is more important to the visual system than absolute brightness.
Hence, what we see in the dark is not black (000000), but the color eigengrau (16161D hex or 22,22,29 RGB).
embeebe said: Why does your "company" seem to have so many names? Sometimes you call it Vlogbrothers Enterprises, sometimes it seems like DFTBA Records is the over arching umbrella. John posted an editing position the other day that said it was working for EcoGeek, but I'm pretty sure it was crash course related. Could you explain or make a flow chart explaining the hierarchy of all your business/names. I think that'd be neat. Thanks!
OK…this is surprisingly complicated…full explanation!
When EcoGeek (my environmental technology blog) started making enough money for it to be a business, I incorporated it into an LLC* called “EcoGeek LLC.” Then, when YouTube told us that it was possible for Vlogbothers to start serving advertisements, we just linked it with EcoGeek’s Adsense account thus, by default, making it part of that company.
So Vlogbrothers has always been “owned” by EcoGeek LLC which was, in turn, owned by me. Eventually, as Vlogbrothers grew to be much bigger than EcoGeek, I just gave John half of that company and it became the joint venture of Hank and John.
However, we’ve also started several other LLCs, including DFTBA Records, Subbable, and VidCon. Those are different entities because they’re pretty different things and also because they have different ownership structures (John was not initially an owner of DFTBA Records (though he is now) and I own more of VidCon than John does.)
EcoGeek LLC remains the thing that “owns” Vlogbrothers, SciShow, Crash Course, and The Art Assignment. The deals we have with partners for Mental Floss, How to Adult, The Brain Scoop, Sexplanations, and Health Care Triage are also between those partners and “EcoGeek.”
But I don’t really think of it this way…I think of all of our companies as projects of Vlogbrothers…or even maybe projects of Nerdfighteria. It’s like our production arm (EcoGeek) our events arm (VidCon) our fundraising arm (Subbable) our merch arm (DFTBA) and our philanthropy arm (The Foundation to Decrease WorldSuck) are all branches off the same tree.
Legally we can’t do this (for a number of reasons). So when we have someone who usually works for VidCon doing work for Subbable, we actually have to draw up a contract between VidCon and Subbable so that Subbable pays VidCon for the time that employee spends working on Subbable. It’s weird.
But when we hire people, we want them to feel like all of these companies are part of a greater thing (though we have to be clear that, legally, if you do work for one of the companies, we need to know so that we can have that company pay for it.) And it doesn’t really make sense for that greater thing to be called “EcoGeek” because that name is literally just there because I didn’t want to do an hour of extra work setting up a different Adsense account in 2008. So I often call the whole shebang “Vlogbrothers Industries” in my head and…apparently…sometimes I do it out loud.
* LLCs are a way of having a legal entity that is not a human own things, which is mostly to make sure the company can then go bankrupt without the human being on the line for the debts of the company.