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2012-11-27 09:31:38 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-27 11:08:16 PM
For the record, my best science teacher was Dr. Richard P. Olenick. 

/Which probably won't mean anything at all to any other Farker, but this guy is an awesome prof.
 
2012-11-28 12:24:13 AM
The Science Guy before Bill Nye
www.rsvlts.com
/among my childhood heroes
 
2012-11-28 01:11:18 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Science Guy before Bill Nye
[www.rsvlts.com image 630x350]
/among my childhood heroes


Mr. Wizard was a dick
 
2012-11-28 01:14:40 AM

styckx: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Science Guy before Bill Nye
[www.rsvlts.com image 630x350]
/among my childhood heroes

Mr. Wizard was a dick


Heh... yeah... that's one of the reasons I admired him

/I've been in training to be a curmudgeon my entire life, and he was a master
 
2012-11-28 01:25:52 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Science Guy before Bill Nye
[www.rsvlts.com image 630x350]
/among my childhood heroes


I see him, and raise you:

www.jpl.nasa.gov
 
2012-11-28 02:15:46 AM
This guy made me want a Member's Only jacket

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Now their only representative is a Persian douchebag 

/I got one, btw, and let me just say, the ladies love them some Horkheimer
 
2012-11-28 05:15:39 AM
He'll always be Speedwalker to me.
 
2012-11-28 05:21:03 AM
 
2012-11-28 05:21:16 AM
FTA:

What a farkin' neo-Geocities mess of random shiat thrown at a website.
 
2012-11-28 05:24:21 AM
still my favorite...
hometown-pasadena.com 

\also watched Mr. Wizard
 
2012-11-28 05:38:20 AM
Is it so wrong to be human after all?
 
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2012-11-28 06:11:28 AM
I can see the Mr. Wizard opening theme in my head right now. I'm not sure if I saw more than a handful of Bill Nye's show, but I do recall it being enjoyablel
 
2012-11-28 06:29:48 AM

Ishkur: He'll always be Speedwalker to me.


Meh, he's nothing more than a High Fivin' White Guy to me.
 
2012-11-28 06:39:38 AM
Why isn't Bill Nye still making shows? With all the channels on cable, you would think that there would be room on one of them for something wonderfully educational.

But no, The Learning Channel needs to run re-runs of Honey Boo Boo instead. Or their new reality show about Amish Prostitutes.

/bah, I have no hope left for humanity
//God I'm getting bitter as I get older..... lawn. off. etc.
 
2012-11-28 06:53:34 AM

BigBooper: Why isn't Bill Nye still making shows? With all the channels on cable, you would think that there would be room on one of them for something wonderfully educational.

But no, The Learning Channel needs to run re-runs of Honey Boo Boo instead. Or their new reality show about Amish Prostitutes.

/bah, I have no hope left for humanity
//God I'm getting bitter as I get older..... lawn. off. etc.


what about The Furniture Guys? it was like they got out of the reality DIY thing 5 minutes before it became cash cow television. Those guys were funny as hell plus you learned.

yeah, Amish Mafia, can you believe it? if I could turn back time I'd not only wipe out Hitler i'd also wipe out Morton Downey Jr. and Jerry Springer. Maybe then we'd never have the entire Trash TV genre that put most of American television on a terrible downward spiral.
 
2012-11-28 06:58:15 AM

BigBooper: Why isn't Bill Nye still making shows? With all the channels on cable, you would think that there would be room on one of them for something wonderfully educational.

But no, The Learning Channel needs to run re-runs of Honey Boo Boo instead. Or their new reality show about Amish Prostitutes.

/bah, I have no hope left for humanity
//God I'm getting bitter as I get older..... lawn. off. etc.


There was a Bill Nye show "for adults" on late at nights a few years ago on PBS. It was something like Bill Nye Eye on Science or something. During one of my late-night sickness sessions, I learned quite a bit about food technology.
 
2012-11-28 07:08:26 AM

Tellingthem: still my favorite...
[hometown-pasadena.com image 371x254] 

\also watched Mr. Wizard


The problem with Beakman's was that, while entertaining (to the target audience), it wasn't actually very educational. Nye's show actually structured episodes like lesson plans (no ADD jumping from bit to bit), focused on a coherent subject and its actual governing laws (instead of shotgunning random, usually useless, science trivia at the screen in the vague hope something would stick) and never let the silliness and the gadding about overwhelm the actual message of the episode. While still remaining accessible and even interesting to children (as well as interested adults, my mother would actually watch the show with me sometimes).

Basically, Nye's show was an educational show that happened to be written in a way that a ten-year-old could understand, where Beakman's World was the usual ADD "for kids" crap that happened to occasionally toss out a "totally radical factoid, dude. Tubular cowabungas all up in here, yo!"

//Slang may be overstated, but you get what I'm saying. Dialogue written by fifty-year-olds in a boardroom to mimic the slang of the '90s.
 
2012-11-28 07:18:20 AM
Unlikely.

My high school's biology teacher was crazy hot, and sometimes a little crazy. She would wander off on long monologues about massaging oil into a woman's vagina to prevent it from getting damaged during childbirth.

Anyways, I opted for chem and physics so I never had her as a teacher.

/sucks going to a school where the teachers were sometimes more attractive than the students
 
2012-11-28 07:23:26 AM
I only like Bill Nye for being the CEO of the National Space Society. Mr. Wizard was the best science teacher and Beakman's World was the best at being the first generation of Jersey Shore with science.
 
2012-11-28 07:36:06 AM

Tellingthem: still my favorite...
[hometown-pasadena.com image 371x254] 

\also watched Mr. Wizard


She was actually kinda cute, don't you think?
 
2012-11-28 07:37:09 AM

Pokey.Clyde: Tellingthem: still my favorite...
[hometown-pasadena.com image 371x254] 

\also watched Mr. Wizard

She was actually kinda cute, don't you think?


There were three "she"'s, but yes.
 
2012-11-28 07:37:12 AM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Unlikely.

My high school's biology teacher was crazy hot, and sometimes a little crazy. She would wander off on long monologues about massaging oil into a woman's vagina to prevent it from getting damaged during childbirth.

Anyways, I opted for chem and physics so I never had her as a teacher.

/sucks going to a school where the teachers were sometimes more attractive than the students


css/
Had my first kid with no tearing due to the use of johnson baby shampoo all up in there. Your teacher was right. What other brilliant pieces of information did you miss out on due to uncomfortableness?
/ccs
 
2012-11-28 07:38:40 AM
Speaking of hot:

Wonders of the Universe.

Brian Cox. Rocket scientist AND rock star.

This generations Carl Sagan. And I LOVE Carl Sagan.
 
2012-11-28 07:42:22 AM

BigBooper: Why isn't Bill Nye still making shows? With all the channels on cable, you would think that there would be room on one of them for something wonderfully educational. But no, The Learning Channel needs to run re-runs of Honey Boo Boo instead. Or their new reality show about Amish Prostitutes.


I'd like to think Honey Boo Boo is more a symptom of TV's decline than society's. Look, I know that TV reigned supreme when we were growing up, so we were raised to think that as goes TV programming, so goes the world. But the world has changed a LOT since then. Consider that the intellectual elite in this country are also its most savvy consumers. Well, we have the Internet now. People with brains watch only a few shows on a TV anymore; otherwise it's a lot of video on demand, etc. Instead of making quality programming for this demographic and running it through a medium they no longer consume -- with notable exceptions, a colossal waste of money -- companies like Time Warner diversified into the ISP business to stay relevant and protect revenue. My wife (a CPA) doesn't watch Honey Boo Boo, but she did watch Nosferatu last month. . . by downloading it. I can't remember that movie ever being shown on TV.

TV doesn't have society by the balls. Not the parts that matter, anyway. Rather, they've lost everything but the lowest common denominator and revenue streams have gotten so thin that reality shows of, by and for morons are all they have left. When the rats are done fleeing a sinking ship, all that's left are roaches.
 
2012-11-28 07:57:38 AM
*sees #1 on list*

Yeah...bowties are cool.
 
2012-11-28 07:57:46 AM

silo123j: Seth'n'Spectrum: Unlikely.

My high school's biology teacher was crazy hot, and sometimes a little crazy. She would wander off on long monologues about massaging oil into a woman's vagina to prevent it from getting damaged during childbirth.

Anyways, I opted for chem and physics so I never had her as a teacher.

/sucks going to a school where the teachers were sometimes more attractive than the students

css/
Had my first kid with no tearing due to the use of johnson baby shampoo all up in there. Your teacher was right. What other brilliant pieces of information did you miss out on due to uncomfortableness?
/ccs


WUT
 
2012-11-28 07:59:26 AM
Bill Nye, sells videos to teachers who can't or don't want to teach

Smart dude
 
2012-11-28 08:00:34 AM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com 

*giggle*
 
2012-11-28 08:03:21 AM

Mandapants: silo123j: Seth'n'Spectrum: Unlikely.

My high school's biology teacher was crazy hot, and sometimes a little crazy. She would wander off on long monologues about massaging oil into a woman's vagina to prevent it from getting damaged during childbirth.

Anyways, I opted for chem and physics so I never had her as a teacher.

/sucks going to a school where the teachers were sometimes more attractive than the students

css/
Had my first kid with no tearing due to the use of johnson baby shampoo all up in there. Your teacher was right. What other brilliant pieces of information did you miss out on due to uncomfortableness?
/ccs

WUT


50 Shades of Head and Shoulders?

/go on...
 
2012-11-28 08:05:46 AM

dragonchild: TV doesn't have society by the balls. Not the parts that matter, anyway. Rather, they've lost everything but the lowest common denominator and revenue streams have gotten so thin that reality shows of, by and for morons are all they have left. When the rats are done fleeing a sinking ship, all that's left are roaches.


This.

TV doesn't have intelligent shows because intelligent people no longer watch TV.
 
2012-11-28 08:07:00 AM

Snarfangel: For the record, my best science teacher was Dr. Richard P. Olenick. 

/Which probably won't mean anything at all to any other Farker, but this guy is an awesome prof.


My favorite science teacher was Mr. Vant Hall. A short little dutch guy. He had all sorts of cool experiments including shooting ball bearings at stuffed monkeys.

Plus, he played the slide whistle in the school talent show!
 
2012-11-28 08:54:27 AM
26. Strict adherence to the regulations of the International Speed Walking Association: Heel-Toe, Heel-Toe.
 
2012-11-28 08:56:34 AM
Beakman, Bill Nye and Jack Horkheimer are my childhood Science show heroes. I grew up watching all their shows and still enjoy listening to Bill Nye when I am at Disney in line for the Dinosaurs ride or on the Energy ride (screw you Ellen, Bill Nye made that ride).

Jack Horkheimer did the local planetarium shows when I was a kid. So I always loved going there and watching the shows.
 
2012-11-28 09:17:35 AM
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No love for Professor Julius 

/crappy pick I know
 
2012-11-28 09:22:39 AM

Lionel Mandrake: This guy made me want a Member's Only jacket



Now their only representative is a Persian douchebag 

/I got one, btw, and let me just say, the ladies love them some Horkheimer


He was more enjoyable in his Star Hustler phase.
 
2012-11-28 09:38:08 AM

Ishkur: He'll always be Speedwalker to me.


Heh. I can't look at Bill Nye without seeing an image of his twig and berries moving from side to side in his nylon speed-walking short-shorts.

I've also heard he's an insufferable douche in real life.
 
2012-11-28 10:31:37 AM
Why are Buzzfeed articles so farking bad?
 
2012-11-28 10:57:58 AM

WhippingBoy: Ishkur: He'll always be Speedwalker to me.

Heh. I can't look at Bill Nye without seeing an image of his twig and berries moving from side to side in his nylon speed-walking short-shorts.

I've also heard he's an insufferable douche in real life.


You've heard wrong. He and Neil Degrasse Tyson are both incredibly nice guys in real life and love their fans quite a bit.
 
2012-11-28 10:59:55 AM
I had to stop at "might be Daniel Tosh's father." It seems the list couldn't be bothered to use facts in the first place, but that is the exact spot where it starts delving into ways that Bill Nye is NOT awesome.
 
2012-11-28 11:03:21 AM
On Maryland Public TV they have a show called "Physics is Phun". It's run by the University of MD. They always have their professors doing cool experiments, I havent seen it in a while but once they showed a vidoe of a rube goldbergesqe type machine but it was all done by chemical reactions and it went on for a while.
 
2012-11-28 11:10:30 AM

ErikShocker: WhippingBoy: Ishkur: He'll always be Speedwalker to me.

Heh. I can't look at Bill Nye without seeing an image of his twig and berries moving from side to side in his nylon speed-walking short-shorts.

I've also heard he's an insufferable douche in real life.

You've heard wrong. He and Neil Degrasse Tyson are both incredibly nice guys in real life and love their fans quite a bit.


But some guy on the internet told me he was a jerk. Why would you question that?
 
2012-11-28 11:21:45 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: I had to stop at "might be Daniel Tosh's father." It seems the list couldn't be bothered to use facts in the first place, but that is the exact spot where it starts delving into ways that Bill Nye is NOT awesome.


Actually, that explains how awesome he is. To have that trying to pull down his awesomeness and yet doesn't because he is just to awesome to let that hurt him.
 
2012-11-28 11:28:58 AM
www.pri.org

He has a masters degree. IN SCIENCE!
 
2012-11-28 11:34:50 AM

BigBooper: But no, The Learning Channel needs to run re-runs of Honey Boo Boo instead.


WTF? TLC is the channel with Honey Boo Boo?

I swear, cable channels have been taken over by ironic hipsters.

The History channel is about future prophecies, and The Learning Channel is about things that actually make you dumber.
 
2012-11-28 11:39:34 AM

impaler: BigBooper: But no, The Learning Channel needs to run re-runs of Honey Boo Boo instead.

WTF? TLC is the channel with Honey Boo Boo?

I swear, cable channels have been taken over by ironic hipsters.

The History channel is about future prophecies, and The Learning Channel is about things that actually make you dumber.


Someone just got what I call the South Park syndrome. There is an episode that actually talks about what you just said. And its worth watching just for the song.
 
2012-11-28 01:20:08 PM

groppet: On Maryland Public TV they have a show called "Physics is Phun". It's run by the University of MD. They always have their professors doing cool experiments, I havent seen it in a while but once they showed a vidoe of a rube goldbergesqe type machine but it was all done by chemical reactions and it went on for a while.


Was it around long enough to have Dr. Kacser? He was a mad scientist most likely to injure himself in physics demonstration. Also made his classes interesting enough to warrant taking his brutal classes over just about any other prof.
 
2012-11-28 01:44:41 PM
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Lionel Mandrake: This guy made me want a Member's Only jacket

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Now their only representative is a Persian douchebag 

/I got one, btw, and let me just say, the ladies love them some Horkheimer


Is it even possible to see a picture of Jack w/o hearing "Greetings, greetings..." in your head?
 
2012-11-28 01:45:27 PM

Ishkur: TV doesn't have intelligent shows because intelligent people no longer watch TV.


True. I can show my daughter episodes of Cosmos, Bill Nye, and any number of wonderful shows any time we want. Then, if she has any questions, we can look up the answer. At three years old she knows that the sun is a star, and that the earth orbits it, has a basic understanding of the water cycle, and any number of fact about our environment. If she wants to know why the sky is blue or the grass is green, we look it up. She might not understand everything we talk about, but she understands far more than most people would expect. I encourage her to ask questions, and look for answers.

Anyways, Yea science!

/I expect that some teachers are going to love her
//and some are going to hate having her in their class
 
2012-11-28 01:57:13 PM

INeedAName: Snarfangel: For the record, my best science teacher was Dr. Richard P. Olenick. 

/Which probably won't mean anything at all to any other Farker, but this guy is an awesome prof.

My favorite science teacher was Mr. Vant Hall. A short little dutch guy. He had all sorts of cool experiments including shooting ball bearings at stuffed monkeys.

Plus, he played the slide whistle in the school talent show!


+1, because I think awesome teachers should be celebrated.

/No snark, I am serious for once.
 
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