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(YouTube)   Neil DeGrasse Tyson speculates that future anthropologists will see our culture as celebrating war and baseball because of Manhattanhenge   (youtube.com) divider line 40
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2012-07-12 06:53:54 PM  
DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?
 
2012-07-12 07:00:40 PM  
It's the combination of Manhattan and Stonehenge.

No it's the combination of Manhattan and henge.

A henge is round.

/what a moran
 
2012-07-12 07:00:48 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


He's just the farking cool. That's why.
 
2012-07-12 07:02:15 PM  
Thank god they explained the origin of the word. I assumed it was Man Hat Tan Henge.

Also there's no way the final shot was "speeded up 6000 times".
 
2012-07-12 07:04:36 PM  

AUAIOMRN: Thank god they explained the origin of the word. I assumed it was Man Hat Tan Henge.

Also there's no way the final shot was "speeded up 6000 times".


15 or 20.
 
2012-07-12 07:10:20 PM  

Duyogurt: Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?

He's just the farking cool. That's why.


Not just any farking cool. THE farking cool.
 
2012-07-12 07:46:29 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


Well, when white people go by all three names we sound like serial killers.

/especially if that middle name is Wayne
 
2012-07-12 07:48:10 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


Because f*ck you, that's why.
 
2012-07-12 07:54:11 PM  

Dragonblink: Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?

Well, when white people go by all three names we sound like serial killers.

/especially if that middle name is Wayne


Albert Wayne Einstein. Stephen Wayne Hawking. Brian Wayne Greene.
 
2012-07-12 08:06:02 PM  
That's why? Not this http://deadspin.com/5919608/the-new-best-place-for-a-home-run-derby-an -aircraft-carrier ?

Hitting baseballs off an aircraft carrier into a crowd of jetskis is the most American thing in history.
 
2012-07-12 08:19:41 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: AUAIOMRN: Thank god they explained the origin of the word. I assumed it was Man Hat Tan Henge.

Also there's no way the final shot was "speeded up 6000 times".

15 or 20.


Came here for the same thing. When the "reporter" said that, I clicked back to reply because I thought I must have misheard. But nope...

Explaining Manhattanhenge. 6000x. This dude is a pro. He needs to be over at FOX.
 
2012-07-12 08:19:56 PM  

ciderczar: That's why? Not this http://deadspin.com/5919608/the-new-best-place-for-a-home-run-derby-an -aircraft-carrier ?

Hitting baseballs off an aircraft carrier into a crowd of jetskis is the most American thing in history.


Link fail Link
 
2012-07-12 08:54:40 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


Common names are an academic faux pas. You don't want your work to be confused with someone else's work. It's likely that "Neil Tyson" is a rather common name, so it's worth throwing in a middle name or initial to differentiate one's self.

Hawking, Feynman, and Einstein aren't so common.
 
2012-07-12 09:51:09 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-12 10:15:16 PM  
I'm pretty sure our culture does celebrate war and baseball.
 
2012-07-12 10:16:08 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


William, none, and Phillip. And Brian Austin Green didn't use the e, and he wasn't a physicist, but a douchebag on 90210.
 
2012-07-12 10:16:40 PM  
Dude is awesome. I just wish he'd run for president, or get selected at White House science adviser.
 
2012-07-12 10:54:33 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: Dude is awesome. I just wish he'd run for president, or get selected at White House science adviser.


Poet Astrophysicist Laureate.
 
2012-07-12 10:57:43 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: get selected at White House science adviser.


He'd probably want to shoot himself six minutes into that job.
 
2012-07-12 11:11:55 PM  

sirrerun:

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


i stumbled across this pic on knowyourmeme after havingseen it for a long time. never realized it was neil tyson degrasse; i thought t was steve harvey.
 
2012-07-12 11:29:26 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: Dude is awesome. I just wish he'd run for president, or get selected at White House science adviser.


There's a fantastic speech of Neil Tyson back several years ago about him getting into science. The premise is how Tyson was discouraged from getting into astronomy because the black community had so many bigger issues to tackle.

But in the end, he persevered to be the best astronomer he could be because he wanted to show...that he could help the black community by promoting science and education, through astronomy and discovery.

Yea, it was a great speech.
 
2012-07-12 11:34:06 PM  

thisiszombocom: sirrerun:

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

i stumbled across this pic on knowyourmeme after havingseen it for a long time. never realized it was neil tyson degrasse; i thought t was steve harvey.


lh4.googleusercontent.com
It's better in color.
 
2012-07-12 11:35:39 PM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


I'm told you can tell the content of someone's character by the kind of inane questions they feel like asking when something altogether more interesting is being discussed.
 
2012-07-12 11:40:19 PM  

howdoibegin: Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?

I'm told you can tell the content of someone's character by the kind of inane questions they feel like asking when something altogether more interesting is being discussed.


I just read the URL.
 
2012-07-12 11:41:48 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: It's the combination of Manhattan and Stonehenge.

No it's the combination of Manhattan and henge.

A henge is round.

/what a moran


That was my first reaction too, then I looked it up. Stonehenge was a word before henge. They backwards made up the word henge to describe other stuff too. Kind of like -gate for any scandal.
 
2012-07-13 12:12:26 AM  
Actually it's doubtful there will be any anthropologist thinking that, unless of course they still have nut bag conspiracy theorists types in the future.

The reason we look back at things from the past and wonder what it meant or how it was build etc. is because there was no reliable forms of recorded history, a problem we no longer have. As a race of people we have managed to get quite good at documenting every little thing we do, especially now in the internet age, and I imagine it will only get better and more in depth as time goes on.
 
2012-07-13 12:13:38 AM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


From what I can tell, it's a family thing. His father was Cyril deGrasse Tyson (and yes, the d is supposed to be lower case, the headline has it wrong)
 
2012-07-13 12:14:53 AM  

ReapTheChaos: The reason we look back at things from the past and wonder what it meant or how it was build etc. is because there was no reliable forms of recorded history, a problem we no longer have.


farm4.static.flickr.com
www.talktoanit.com
 
2012-07-13 01:20:35 AM  

delathi: StoPPeRmobile: It's the combination of Manhattan and Stonehenge.

No it's the combination of Manhattan and henge.

A henge is round.

/what a moran

That was my first reaction too, then I looked it up. Stonehenge was a word before henge. They backwards made up the word henge to describe other stuff too. Kind of like -gate for any scandal.


Cool.
 
2012-07-13 01:49:44 AM  
i265.photobucket.com

What henge?
 
2012-07-13 01:50:09 AM  
One of my favorite Neil Tyson ramblings...

Life may be inevitable
 
2012-07-13 02:00:53 AM  

Theaetetus: ReapTheChaos: The reason we look back at things from the past and wonder what it meant or how it was build etc. is because there was no reliable forms of recorded history, a problem we no longer have.

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x332]
[www.talktoanit.com image 250x203]


Yeah, I'll just pull my punched paper tapes out, and we'll all be good.
 
2012-07-13 06:14:00 AM  

Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?


www.geekquality.com

"Do I look like 2 names would cover my greatness, punk?"
 
2012-07-13 09:18:57 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?

[www.geekquality.com image 400x608]

"Do I look like 2 names would cover my greatness, punk?"


Is it strange that I want him to play Hawk in a remake of Spenser: for Hire?
 
2012-07-13 10:04:41 AM  
While it's interesting, this must only be a big deal to people in NYC.
 
2012-07-13 11:00:58 AM  

Kome: DjangoStonereaver: Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?

[www.geekquality.com image 400x608]

"Do I look like 2 names would cover my greatness, punk?"

Is it strange that I want him to play Hawk in a remake of Spenser: for Hire?


That pic has much more a Clarence Williams III vibe:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-13 05:45:16 PM  

oryx: While it's interesting, this must only be a big deal to people in NYC.


Jeezus Christ, a massive

www.jamesjoyce.co.uk
 
2012-07-13 07:35:40 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Dejah: DeGrasse. Why? We don't know Stephen Hawking's middle name, nor Albert Einstein's, nor Richard Feynman's. Even Brian Greene is content with two names. What's with the DeGrasse?

[www.geekquality.com image 400x608]

"Do I look like 2 names would cover my greatness, punk?"


Dude looks like Tookie Williams in that shot.
 
2012-07-14 02:23:19 AM  
Better..Older..and even after a move, it still works.
www.jonathanharrisonimages.com
/Hot like Ra
 
2012-07-14 01:11:59 PM  
No, they will think we worshiped an anthropomorphic mouse and his pantheon because Disney is located on three farking continents.
 
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