Friday, April 18, 2014

"This is called a quote "female ochu," or "female murder" because it was not on purpose." (X)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart part I: Crash Course Literature 208

In which John Green teaches you about Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. You’ll learn about Igboland, a region in modern day Nigeria, prior to the arrival of the British Empire. Achebe tells the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo villager who has worked his way up from life as a sharecropped and become a respected leader in his community. Okonkwo has a tragic fall, and is exiled. And then the trouble starts. British missionaries arrive, and change everything. Things Fall Apart has a lot to say about colonization, and even something to say about decolonization.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
sugarhigh10:

I am aware that John recently did a whole Crash Course episode (link HERE), but I wanted to give you my thoughts. After learning a bunch more about Charlotte Brontë’s life, I felt I understood the book more. It is really an interesting social commentary on inequality, the cruel mistreatment of others, and the power of connections. It may be an old classic, but I really recommend a reading of it.

sugarhigh10:

I am aware that John recently did a whole Crash Course episode (link HERE), but I wanted to give you my thoughts. After learning a bunch more about Charlotte Brontë’s life, I felt I understood the book more. It is really an interesting social commentary on inequality, the cruel mistreatment of others, and the power of connections. It may be an old classic, but I really recommend a reading of it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crash Course Psychology: Outtakes #1

In which Hank has to say things… and it’s not easy!

Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
tyguy123454321:

Looking for Alaska!

tyguy123454321:

Looking for Alaska!

Friday, April 11, 2014
jojodawgg:

Oh, just John Green wearing a Welcome to Nightvale t-shirt in the latest Crash Course Literature

jojodawgg:

Oh, just John Green wearing a Welcome to Nightvale t-shirt in the latest Crash Course Literature

Reader, it’s Jane Eyre - Crash Course Literature 207

In which John Green teaches you about Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming of age novel, Jane Eyre. Look, we don’t like to make judgement values here, but Jane Eyre is awesome. By which we mean the book is great, and the character is amazing. When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a huge hit. It really hit the controversial balance beautifully, being edgy enough to make news, but still mainstream enough to be widely popular. It was sort of like the Fight Club of it’s day, but not quite as testosterone-fueled. You’ll learn a little about the story, learn about Jane as a feminist heroine, and even get some critical analysis on how Bertha might just be a dark mirror that acts out Jane’s emotional reactions.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
moffat-is-voldemort:

Today is a thecrashcourse t-shirt day! Also my t-shirt is stuck on my glasses. Not sure how that happened. 

moffat-is-voldemort:

Today is a thecrashcourse t-shirt day! Also my t-shirt is stuck on my glasses. Not sure how that happened. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
tyguy123454321:

Nice Veritasium shirt Hank!

tyguy123454321:

Nice Veritasium shirt Hank!