Tag Archives: Carl Sagan

What’s more beautiful than watching the eclipse in Ypsi? Watching people watch the eclipse in Ypsi.

I was sitting at my desk as the solar eclipse was starting, when a coworker urged me to grab a box from the mailroom, punch a few holes in it, and join the rest of the staff out in the parking lot to watch tiny projections on cardboard of the moon pass in front of […]

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Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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Carl Sagan: mathematical proof of advanced civilizations

It’s true – he’s no Richard Heene Psyience Detective, but Sagan was pretty cool for his time. Speaking of the odds that there’s life on other planets, if Sagan is right, and if there are potentially thousands, or even millions of planets out there with intelligent life, I wonder what the odds are that some […]

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