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Can we talk about how fucking perfect this song is by OREO of all companies?  I know its a clever way for them to be able to introduce new products but there is so much more to it. Lets break it down line by line.  Please watch the video first though as all credit goes to Kraft and Oreo.

"Wonder if we tried a new thing…"

  • You mean its possible to NOT do things the way you have always done them.  Even when those things are working well for you?  FFS Oreo alone makes Kraft 2 billion dollars a year!  And here they are going to try out some new flavors.  Wonder what would happen if that philosophy was applied to peoples lives.

"… looked inside see what we can bring…"

  • Wait, you mean we can bring about these changes from inside?  We don’t have to wait for a focus group or a boss or a teacher or a parent or a preacher or anybody else to tell us that it might be time for a change?  We really can do it on our own??

"… forget who your supposed to be…"

  • You mean I don’t have to do things like I have been told ALL the time.  Its okay to think that something needs to change and then enact that change on my own?  Strange.  According to society I am supposed to do things the way they have always been done because they say so.

"… take all your crazy flavors show them off to me…"

  • Are you fucking kidding me Kraft?  You mean to say that different might actually be good? You mean that sometimes adding variety is a good thing?  This company has CLEARLY gone mad

"… if we dare to wonder about what holds us down the fears, the doubts…"

  • Literal tears at this point.  I have always liked the question “What would you do if you knew, absolutely knew, you could not fail?”; and this is, to me, is another way to ask that question by addressing those things that hold us down and getting rid of them so we cannot fail.

"… Could we spark something, watch it grow, be more wonder filled than we know."

  • Hope.  This is what hope fucking looks like.  The mere possibility that by doing something different than what we have always done and accepting that sometimes change IS, not only good, but the best possible thing.  We just might create a society and culture that is better than the one we were born into.

I never thought I would be so inspired by a damn Oreo commercial but I have been and I am glad I have seen it.  Here Oreo’s; take all my damn money.  I hope to help push your profits to double what they have ever been because if you keep coming out with messages like this… maybe, just maybe, some people will change for the better.  Their entire wonderfilled movment is fucking amazing!  Check it!

And HERE is a playlist of YouTubers making music about Oreo (:

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/!\SPOILER ALERT FOR TRAILER/!\

Okay,  I know this has already been reblogged once by us but I just noticed something about the trailer.  In the first 25 seconds of the video when Hazel is talking about how most sad stories are sugar coated and how nothing is TOO broken and can be fixed with a song.  Then she closes her eyes…. 

If you look at Hazel in the first 22 seconds of the trailer its her fairy tale.  She is not a grenade and is healthy and free…  then she closes her eyes and it opens up on her oxygen tank.   OMG, this just… to quote John Green… WHAT IS AIR??

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penguinteen:

Friendly reminder that the This Star Won’t Go Out event is happening on Saturday, February 1! If you can’t be there in person, we are live-streaming the event via the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel starting at 7 PM! A few people have alerted us to local events they’re holding around the live-stream—if you’re having one, too, let us know and we will update the post below with the info! Just drop a note in our Ask Box. 
tswgobook:

Celebrate the life of Esther Grace Earl on February 1, 2014!
MORE UPDATES: Scroll to the bottom of the post to check out the local TSWGO event listing! If you’re doing an event at a bookstore, library, etc. around the live stream, or just to celebrate the release of This Star Won’t Go Out, drop a note in our Ask Box and let us know. We will add it to the listing!
UPDATE: We originally announced this event on December 26th, but we have new information to share! If you can’t attend the This Star Won’t Go Out release party in person, you can still participate! We will be live streaming the event on the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, so be sure to tune in at 7 PM Eastern on February 1. 
Want to celebrate the release of This Star Won’t Go Out in your own community? Whether you’re planning a launch event around the live stream, a school fundraiser, or hosting a book club at your local library, we’d love to hear how you’ll be joining in! Send us an Ask with all the information and we will add it to this post so that people can find out about events in their area.
CONFIRMED PERFORMANCES:
Harry and the Potters
Lauren Fairweather
Matt Maggiacomo
This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl, a collection of journals, fiction, letters, photographs and sketches by Esther Earl, who passed away in 2010, is being released on on January 28, 2014.
On February 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM, the Earl family will be celebrating the release of Esther’s book with an awesome, multi-media event featuring presentations by family and friends, as well as performances by Wizard Rock bands. Come join the Earls and Esther’s friends as they pay tribute to Esther’s life and work!
This is a special, one-time event hosted by Wellesley Books in Massachusetts at an off-site location and will therefore be ticketed. Tickets cost $25 and include a copy of This Star Won’t Go Out; ticket holders will also have the option of purchasing one additional guest ticket for $5. Tickets are available for purchase starting TODAY through Wellesley Books’ website or by calling (781) 431-1160. 
The event will be taking place outside of Boston at Wilson Middle School in Natick, Massachusetts. Hope to see you there!
LOCAL EVENTS:
TORONTO:
Berczy Park1 PM - 9 PMFor more info, check out the Toronto Nerdfighter Facebook page
GEORGIA: 
Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School (hosted by Avid Bookshop)1600 Tallahassee RoadAthens, GA February 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM*No admission charge - will be showing the live streamed event*


I got this last night.   Read the forwards and cried and then slept

penguinteen:

Friendly reminder that the This Star Won’t Go Out event is happening on Saturday, February 1! If you can’t be there in person, we are live-streaming the event via the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel starting at 7 PM! A few people have alerted us to local events they’re holding around the live-stream—if you’re having one, too, let us know and we will update the post below with the info! Just drop a note in our Ask Box

tswgobook:

Celebrate the life of Esther Grace Earl on February 1, 2014!

MORE UPDATES: Scroll to the bottom of the post to check out the local TSWGO event listing! If you’re doing an event at a bookstore, library, etc. around the live stream, or just to celebrate the release of This Star Won’t Go Out, drop a note in our Ask Box and let us know. We will add it to the listing!

UPDATE: We originally announced this event on December 26th, but we have new information to share! If you can’t attend the This Star Won’t Go Out release party in person, you can still participate! We will be live streaming the event on the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, so be sure to tune in at 7 PM Eastern on February 1. 

Want to celebrate the release of This Star Won’t Go Out in your own community? Whether you’re planning a launch event around the live stream, a school fundraiser, or hosting a book club at your local library, we’d love to hear how you’ll be joining inSend us an Ask with all the information and we will add it to this post so that people can find out about events in their area.

CONFIRMED PERFORMANCES:

Harry and the Potters

Lauren Fairweather

Matt Maggiacomo

This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl, a collection of journals, fiction, letters, photographs and sketches by Esther Earl, who passed away in 2010, is being released on on January 28, 2014.

On February 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM, the Earl family will be celebrating the release of Esther’s book with an awesome, multi-media event featuring presentations by family and friends, as well as performances by Wizard Rock bands. Come join the Earls and Esther’s friends as they pay tribute to Esther’s life and work!

This is a special, one-time event hosted by Wellesley Books in Massachusetts at an off-site location and will therefore be ticketed. Tickets cost $25 and include a copy of This Star Won’t Go Out; ticket holders will also have the option of purchasing one additional guest ticket for $5. Tickets are available for purchase starting TODAY through Wellesley Books’ website or by calling (781) 431-1160. 

The event will be taking place outside of Boston at Wilson Middle School in Natick, Massachusetts. Hope to see you there!

LOCAL EVENTS:

TORONTO:

Berczy Park
1 PM - 9 PM
For more info, check out the Toronto Nerdfighter Facebook page

GEORGIA: 

Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School (hosted by Avid Bookshop)
1600 Tallahassee Road
Athens, GA 
February 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
*No admission charge - will be showing the live streamed event*

I got this last night. Read the forwards and cried and then slept

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