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If Neil DeGrasse Tyson Were A Pothead…

My budding young scientist kid found the above video of the famously animated Neil DeGrasse Tyson, slowed down for comic effect. He comes off as a total stoner. This is really, really funny.

[H/T: Gizmodo [1]]

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12 Comments To "If Neil DeGrasse Tyson Were A Pothead…"

#1 Comment By stillaninterestedobserver On March 19, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

Oh dear. But this reminds me — have you and/or your science geek kid been watching Cosmos at all? (You may well have answered that already.)

[NFR: Yep, he’s watching it. — RD]

#2 Comment By charles cosimano On March 19, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

Oh that will work for anyone. Sort of like playing a Billy Graham sermon backwards and getting prayers to Satan.

#3 Comment By Anderson On March 19, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

Charles: my favorite take on that ever was in Bloom County, when they played the “Billy & the Boingers” heavy-metal album backwards and the messages turned out to be “Praise the Lord! Tithe! Tithe!”

#4 Comment By Wilson On March 19, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

…he’d be even more like Carl Sagan.

#5 Comment By Chihiro On March 19, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

I would counsel extreme caution in allowing your son to navigate YouTube…to say the VERY least.

#6 Comment By the unworthy craftsman On March 19, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

I’ve always found both Sagan and Tyson to be annoying as #$%@. My appreciation of the stupefying grandeur of the cosmos needs no assistance from their antics.

#7 Comment By cka2nd On March 19, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

This is hilarious. I hope Bill Maher mentions it to Tyson the next time he appears on Maher’s show.

#8 Comment By TWylite On March 19, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

Slowing down people’s speech makes them sound drunk, stoned or both. Speeding them up makes them sound like they’re on speed, of course. I have audio editing software that I often play my favorite songs at a different speed than normal when I work at home, usually slower. The slower speed gives the music an extra grandiosity.

#9 Comment By tomemos On March 19, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

We noticed this effect by accident watching the show on streaming—Fox’s streaming site is terribly slow and it kept freezing on Tyson with some weird expression or another. We finally switched to Hulu, which went much faster but deprived us of this part of the entertainment.

#10 Comment By Darth Thulhu On March 20, 2014 @ 1:11 am

Heh. Get that man some munchies!

#11 Comment By Saint Andeol On March 20, 2014 @ 9:05 am

Also, if you play certain clips of him talking and add some smooth jazz or Barry White in the background, it sounds like he’s trying to seduce you.

#12 Comment By simon94022 On March 20, 2014 @ 11:10 am

You’d have to be stoned to believe that an occultist weirdo like Giordano Bruno was a martyr for the cause of “science”.