Idea for a two-volume book series:
- Book one: a life-affirming story about pretentious teens with superiority complexes who have experiences and give nauseatingly quotable musings on philosophy and what it means to be alive, which often involves their enjoyment of books and tea and their condescending view of the popular kids as sheep
- Book two: the same exact story, except this time it's being narrated by the teacher who has to deal with these asshole kids on a daily basis but is legally barred from saying "are you fucking kidding me" when they say some pretentious bullshit about how they prefer the smell of old books to the taste of alcohol. The teacher is re-telling the story to her friend at the bar, and her friend refuses to accept that these children could POSSIBLY be as pretentious as she makes them sound
Floral bouquet for Emily! Thanks for driving and driving and then sitting and sitting and sitting! This was so fun. Wild roses, California poppies, forget-me-nots, sweet peas.
Q:I was mildly surprised but mostly just dismayed to find many anti-LGBT comments on the Crash Course Psychology lesson about sex being thumbed up to the top. Would you be interested in doing a sort of follow-up on the subjects of sexual orientation and gender identity, to counter accusations that you guys put forward baseless arguments?
It isn’t a case of them being thumbed to the top, it’s YouTube promoting them because they have caused a discussion and YouTube likes discussions (this is an algorithmic failing that I am not fan of.)
You can only thumb up a YouTube comment, not thumb it down. We all know that there are bigots in the world, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that some of them leave comments about how homosexuality is a disease or whatever bullshit they’re spewing these days. And it also shouldn’t be a surprise that a few people come along and agree. Those people exist, we shouldn’t pretend they don’t exist.
Of course, by promoting the comments that cause discussions, and not allowing people to vote comments down, they’re giving undue air-time to controversy rather than validity. If you look, the first reply to every one of those comments is a rebuttal, and each one of those has five or ten times more upvotes than the original comment.
I don’t think a follow-up is necessary, I think we said exactly what we intended to say in that episode, and it’s being received well by the vast majority of people. The rest of them well…it’s more about their identity and their worldview than it is about the topic at hand, and that’s not the kind of discussion we have at CrashCourse.
The only secure and meaningful thing in life is family. Nothing else matters.