1. rael says

    Why is the Mass Effect 2 Illusive Man’s theme playing in the final third of the sketches? That’s… weird.

  2. Sastra says

    I’ve actually had a New Ager try to excuse a mistake by pointing out that physical reality is an illusion and nonduality entails that none of us is a separate being. She only tried it ONCE though.

  3. anthrosciguy says

    Hey, don’t deny me my reality*, Sastra.

    (*Actual phrase I’ve heard used unironically.)

  4. Thierry Guerrant says

    Shit. There is one particular woman who better never see that vid or my ass will be de grass.

  5. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    You have to wonder how NdGT feels when he watches those clips.

    I know that I would laugh like crazy in a similar situation, but not everyone is able to have that distance.

    Anyway, I hope they don’t cause him any distress, because I found the really, really funny.

  6. carlie says

    A comment on the video at youtube says that Neil posted a link to the skit on his facebook page, so my guess is he’s down with it.

  7. Pteryxx says

    Anyone up to describing this briefly for those of us who don’t or can’t see videos easily?

  8. says


    In an episode of Gravity Falls, Mabel’s pet pig Waddles accidentally gained hyperintelligence. The whole episode was a spoof on things like ‘Lawnmower Man’.

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson voiced Waddles.

    There’s no way he takes himself seriously enough to be offended by this kind of thing.

  9. Paul K says


    It’s a series of three short sketches in which NdeGT uses astrophysical concepts ala Cosmos to make excuses to his wife for not taking out the dog for walkies, not remembering her aunt’s funeral, and having an extramarital affair. Nice use of graphics, but she only gets blinded by science in the first two.

  10. Athywren - Frustration Familiarity Panda says

    Well I guess that explains why I haven’t heard Bill on the Star Talk Radio podcast recently…