Matt: I don’t understand how two white middle class males can have an idea and it not be a startup anymore. We just made a silly thing.
Tom: We look like we’re going to be Silicon Valley types looking for enormous amounts of investment in this. We look like we’re going to be the two douchebag tech bros in t-shirts, launching an app because that’s the way to make a lot of money. No, we kind of just had a stupid idea.
The tech press disagrees, and at least one investment fund that’s emailed us recently disagrees. So we’ve got a call with them at some point.
… I’m dressed like this for a number reasons. Firstly, and fore-mostly, I genuinely like the clothes I am wearing. I’ve described my look as “anywhere from hipster chic to kawaii gangsta Harajuku princess”. This is the epitome of the latter. I love sailor moon, I love pink, those converse are kawaii as fuck and yeah fuck you I’m wearing Prada sunglasses. …
memes are people too
presenting corgi stylesheets, the hip new drop-in replacement for CSS. they’re, uh, still working out the kinks.
Cooper Black ad, From The American Printer, 1922. Designed by Oswald Bruce Cooper in 1921, released by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler type foundry, Chicago. Via flickr
that time of year is approaching
scary lawn decorations
terrifying tv programs
people in costumes going door to door
There are a few more things to tell from this level, the level of the restaurant. One is the old joke about breakfast. “It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.” Wallace Stevens wrote that, and in the long run he was right. The mind wants to live forever, or to learn a very good reason why not. The mind wants the world to return its love, or its awareness; the mind wants to know all the world, and all eternity, and God. The mind’s sidekick, however, will settle for two eggs over easy.
The dear, stupid body is as easily satisfied as a spaniel. And, incredibly, the simple spaniel can lure the brawling mind to its dish. It is everlastingly funny that the proud, metaphysically ambitious, clamoring mind will hush if you give it an egg.
Hank, I don’t think any of us can navigate the world always having to be our public selves, even when in private, because I think we’d go mad. Now god knows I’ll never say ‘hect-acre’ in a Vlogbrothers video again but if I can’t say it at home I’m seriously kind of doomed.