Follow Hank All Day

Follow Hank All Day


Good morning John. It is morning, which it usually is not when I make… when I say that out loud. I’m going to take you through a day in the life of me. I just did all my morning baby stuff and now I’m coming up to the office. I don’t have anything on my calendar until around eleven, so until then arrives, I’m working on a song, which I haven’t done in a while. I was gonna try to do it as a Song Wednesday, but [strums chord] it’s just not happenin’. All right, songwriting over. I did put it on my Tumblr; it still has some problems, but if you want to listen to it it’s there. Now it’s time to choose which Pizzamas shirt I’m gonna put on. I chose this drippy pizza. Time to go make s— I forgot my computer! Everyone at work will be shocked, shocked! when I am late for the first meeting of the day, which I am, at the DFTBA warehouse. We’re having our staff meeting, there’s a pretty snowy mountain out there. That’s nice Dftba.com figures out how to make cool stuff for online creators and also how to get that stuff to people who want it. Basically, in this meeting we had a bunch of cool ideas for cool things to make and then we talked about how the things that we are currently making are doing. Everyone is very excited about Pizzamas. This is Rachel, she designs the socks, too. Hello. You can tell by her shirt My everything. [Several people laugh] This is just a frickin’ great 2017 license plate right there. [Singing:] Work! Candy corn flavored M&Ms?! Eeeew… That’s not good. They’re the—SO bad. Tastes like… …you, like… “I have no strong opinions on M&M’s”? This was a mistake! I gotta go to a staff meeting. I beat you. You did! Upstairs at our main office we have the events team, mostly VidCon, but also PodCon; this staff meeting was gathering to talk about the new space the Anaheim Convention Center has, some PodCon marketing ideas so we can sell more tickets, and the trip that two people took to see how BlizzCon uses the Convention Center in Anaheim so we can steal ideas from BlizzCon. It was about now that I realized that I had no scheduled time for lunch; luckily, that meeting ended soon, so I went and got a burrito. I mean… Yes!! They just painted this on this building, and as they were doing it, I noticed… Different spacing on the sides! Oh god, it’s gonna be there forever. Glumpkins [Singing:] Goin’ down to the studi—oh my god, it’s cold down here. I always forget. I need wardrobe my shirts I really enjoy shooting SciShow and Crashcourse, even if it is… pretty draining? The scripts are always really good these days, our writing staff is legitimately one of the best in popular science writing, in my opinion. We shot a bunch of scripts including one about animals we thought were extinct but weren’t, uh, for SciShow, and one about why gratitude is so good for people for SciShow Psych. Which is our new psychology channel. Now I’m going to How to Adult. [Weird voice:] How to Adult! How to Adult is one of our less well-known channels. This video that we were making today was on how to create and send good thank-you cards. That one, unsurprisingly, will come out around Thanksgiving. Alright I’m done shooting, it’s 3:26. So I have a half an hour before—big staff meeting!—during which I can… maybe answer emails? I don’t know; we’ll find out. Writing good emails is a… is a learned skill. Some people are very good at it. This is a good email somebody sent me. Bad… bad news email for me, but it was done really well. Good job, person! Pocky! All the flavors! There’s still a chair, still a chair! And then we had our big all-staff meeting, which we only do once a month. Here, the VidCon, DFTBA, and Complexly staffs all get together to keep each other up to date on the big picture of what’s happening at each company. I feel like these staff meetings could be super boring, but, actually, they’re very entertaining, and I find them to be one of my favorite times of the day, which is, I feel like not usually how staff meetings go. [Burp] And now I go home! I just finished my burrito. [Weird voice:] Gotta put a baby to bed! Baby is in bed, I had dinner, back up to my office to… (take a phone call, and) edit a video!! So that’s usually roughly how my days go, lots of meetings, lots of shooting, uh, and some creative process, eh, thrown and usually they don’t end up with me editing a video at 10 o’clock at night, but it’s Pizzamas, and I’m not complaining. John I honestly can’t wait to see what you come up with tomorrow. It’s so fun to have, like, some creative pressure. I mean it’s hard, but it’s fun. I love Pizzamas. And I’ll see what you got for me tomorrow.

100 thoughts on “Follow Hank All Day

  1. my reaction to seeing the staff meeting was mostly "hey! it's that person from Holy Fucking Science" repeated over and over

  2. I find it awesome how you guys set up shop for your business in Missoula, Montana and I wonder how that influences your "company culture" and the types of employees you have.  Are most of your employees from Montana or did they move there?   Just from this video I see a different feel from similarly focused companies in LA or the Bay Area, so I imagine that your physical location influences you greatly and sets you apart.  (Like, just on the surface, y'all are dressing super cozy casual.  And all that mountain air must have a psychological effect, as with living around 70,000 people instead of 7 million.  Right? )

  3. Dear Hank and John, (or John and Hank),
    Thank you for being great brothers. It makes me a better brother to my baby bro. I love and admire him, and I want him to know that all the time.
    Thank you for being great role models. I've never know how to be nerdy and confident, and it's y'all who I imitate; earnest, honest, excitable.
    Thank you for the gift of you, (and the og, zefrank)
    dftba,
    Winston

  4. Staff meetings at my company are usually not the best… But it's because we're therapists and we have to consult on our difficult cases, so all we do is talk about clients who are having the hardest time or that we're struggling with. They usually leave me feeling kind of disheartened and. Like the world is a pretty shitty place… I'm glad we only do them once a month…

  5. Man, I would LOVE to work there. Except for the having to live in Montana part. (Nice snowy peaks but…. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)

  6. At 0:59, it looked like you were showing pizza john workout/yoga pants. I immediately paused the video to look for them for my wife, but alas, I didn't see them in the store… Maybe next year?

  7. I overheard the Andrew Huang song in this video and for a moment I thought that my playlist had started up on its own. Kind of cool that Hank listens to Andrew Huang! XD

  8. 0:30 At first I thought that was Hankenstein. Then I realized it was John. THERE NEEDS TO BE A HANKENSTEIN! I don't know how, or why, or what for, but it needs to happen.

  9. I don't know if anyone has asked it to Hank and John but I will ask it anyway. What super power would you both like to have? (This question probably will go unnoticed but I tried anyway)

  10. Wanted to say that I really enjoyed this video.
    I've been a long time watcher of vlogbrothers, sci-show, crashcourse and dear hank and john. It's strange that I consume so much of the content you and John make but that I still don't know that much about your actual lives. Maybe it's the hero worship or something, but videos like theses really helps to imagine you.. more complexly.
    DFTBA

  11. Hank… Oh, Hank. That mountain is not snowy. Come to Canada before you think to call that a snowy mountain.

  12. Yeah, that Blizzcon trip was just an excuse to write your tax form and put "tickets to Blizzcon" as a business expense! But it seems that it was both fun and informative, so that's great.

  13. Where can I get the Pizza John leggings at 0:58?? I looked on DFTBA and couldn't find them, but I NEEEEEEED THEM IN MY LIFE!!!

  14. Wow!! I love learning about your day and getting a glimpse behind the scenes at your work, Hank! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  15. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B-zYrYdr_e9kdEEpyGT0jbf5wPNQ4jIILIxS9pj5gdM here's a link to something I wrote. Criticism? Also, beautiful shirt.

  16. Wow. Boy am I glad I don't live a life that pressures me to get a bunch of stuff done in a short amount or time… Or am I? I think I would like and not like to be more busy, but there really is no such thing as busy only 24 hours of which to do things each day of which you have to prioritize what you do. Like, if you wanted to sleep all day you could, but then you couldn't do anything else because you spent all 24 hours sleeping… Either way, it was interesting seeing a day in the life of a Hank.

  17. Apparently Hank doesn't poo during a regular day. Surely a burrito (is that how you spell it?) would induce a movement at least?

  18. I came away from watching this video with one thought: "Hank has GOT to eat better than this.' All I can say is that dinner had better have been awesome to make up for an M&M and burrito squeezed in between meetings, meetings, phone calls and meetings. I'd really prefer it if you stuck around for at least sixty more years, dude.

  19. so THAT'S how you shoot all of the videos you're in. You go to work and do it every day. lol.
    where does John go to shoot the videos he's in for Crash Course?
    the DFTBA offices always seem like a really great and unheated place to work.

  20. with all the Pizzagate pedogate disclosure…"Pizzamas" makes me wonder is there no escape from the illuminati?..Aaron Schwartz's co-founder of Reddit admits his fondness for human flesh and banned the pizza-gate threads..hmm.

  21. i just got very very excited at 1:25 because of the dog! not just because its a dog, which would excite me anyways, but because its the same breed as my dog (korthals griffon/ wire-haired pointing griffon) and i NEVER see them anywhere and it is very nice and cool to see a dog like my lil baby Karma!

  22. I'm really worried Podcon isn't selling well. They're still promoting it pretty intensely when it's less than a month away. I just really want it to do well so that it can keep happening!

  23. You do not even know how convenient this video is for me right now. I have been super perplexed on how to write a thank you note for my preceptor for my current pharmacy rotation, and I am going to go watch the HowToAdult video after this one!!

  24. Dear Hank, videos showing off all the Offices and staff are my absolute favourites. But please, for the love of everything our strict Aussie road rules have taught me, please don't use your phone while driving!

  25. Do you ever use a video camera, or do you usually use a webcam? If you do- what kind of video camera and lens?

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