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Shit Happens

Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Social Entropy++
YES, MOTHERFUCKERS! THE SCIENCE GUY IS BACK!
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Most of us probably grew up with Bill Nye the Science Guy. Probably one of the best kids shows around because it was fucking fun, funny, cool, interesting and had some sweet ass science related songs. Well guys, Bill is not done yet. No! Instead of just educating us as children, Bill has come back to educate us as adults on his new show on something called the Green Planet channel here in the states. I don't think I get it but its listed as one of the Discovery Channel networks and is probably not included with basic cable... but I get his show from the "On Demand" section which rules.

So what does the Science Guy have to show us about being green. Well first off, everything we do has an impact on the planet around us, and with making better decisions, we can stop destroying this planet with our miserable, meaningless existences. Namely by way of learning to conserve stuff, handy Life Hacker like tricks and tips, and also consumer awareness and where the best choices are to make if you are trying to think green. It's some really clever shit he comes up with, and remember guys... when we do shit, Shit Happens!

Here's a taste of the show. I would keep my eye open for it, its really good stuff. Pun unintended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usIzO9dmrDg


Sad to say though, I'm not so sure the show is being picked up by many people. It would if it moved to the general discovery channel I bet. He's still got the good old Nye charm. Here's also a list of the episodes hes done so far.

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/stuff-happens/

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Please post a video that doesn't have messed up audio.

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    HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Science is not for pussies.

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm not too clear here...what exactly is inertia a property of?

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    [Deleted User][Deleted User] regular
    edited March 2009
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    blue powderblue powder Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    "Cigarette butts"

    "I was going to say that but I didn't want you to laugh at me... Oh I didn't think it was much of a problem."

    That dumb fuck.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Highfire wrote: »
    Science is not for pussies.
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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Please post a video that doesn't have messed up audio.

    Two things, A: there is like nothing on youtube from his show. And B: Check your shit, bro. It works fine for me.

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    QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    thought this was a Dirty Jobs thread

    need some Mike Rowe in here

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    brotip: Nye got booed off the stage in Tennesee because he said the moon reflects light

    i wish this wasn't true

    why were they so angry

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Zephyr wrote: »
    brotip: Nye got booed off the stage in Tennesee because he said the moon reflects light

    i wish this wasn't true

    why were they so angry

    Obviously the Moon doesn't exist.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    brotip: Nye got booed off the stage in Tennesee because he said the moon reflects light

    i wish this wasn't true

    It was Texas.

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    blue powderblue powder Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Because apparently the moon gives off its own source of light haha holy shit

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    brotip: Nye got booed off the stage in Tennesee because he said the moon reflects light

    i wish this wasn't true

    why were they so angry

    Obviously the Moon doesn't exist.

    This can not be true. My brain rejects this.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Please post a video that doesn't have messed up audio.

    Two things, A: there is like nothing on youtube from his show. And B: Check your shit, bro. It works fine for me.

    My audio is fine. The audio on that video is super low. It's not really a big deal.

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Bill Nye owning the UFO freaks on Larry King was hilarious

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    HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wait, my bad, it was Waco, Texas

    and because apparently in a literal reading of Genesis it says the moon creates light, so

    What Jesus freaks.

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    DeadlySherpaDeadlySherpa Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    WHAT

    This is absolutely going on my subs list.

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    StationaryStationary Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Bill Nye owning the UFO freaks on Larry King was hilarious

    What? I missed this explain.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Somebody please tell me that people aren't that stupid. GIVE ME A LINE.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I wonder how well educated Nye actually is. He seems more like a practical kind of scientist, like a layman's scientist. He is humble as fuck if he is some kind of super scientist though.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    brotip: Nye got booed off the stage in Tennesee because he said the moon reflects light

    i wish this wasn't true

    It was Texas.

    And he was booed at not booed off the stage.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wait
    uh

    what does the moon do then

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    HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    uh

    what does the moon do then

    Nothing.

    Just sits there like a bum.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i've only been through texas (and oklahoma) twice on my way to alberqurque and back and i didn't talk to anyone or anything but all the churches and prolife billboards and giant fucking crosses standing in the middle of the desert made me think most of my generalizations of the south were true

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    DeadlySherpaDeadlySherpa Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I wonder how well educated Nye actually is. He seems more like a practical kind of scientist, like a layman's scientist. He is humble as fuck if he is some kind of super scientist though.

    wiki says that he graduated mech engineering from cornell and worked at Boeing a few years. He sounds like a jack of all trades sort of scientist, beyond whatever engineering specialties he picked up.

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    uh

    what does the moon do then

    Reflect light

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    GG when the sun sets it is actually retreating into space to do battle with the moon.

    Stars are the offspring of this battle.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    uh

    what does the moon do then

    Reflect light

    From the sun.

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Highfire wrote: »
    Wait, my bad, it was Waco, Texas

    and because apparently in a literal reading of Genesis it says the moon creates light, so

    What Jesus freaks.

    but then a dead hunk of rock in space is generating energy out of nowhere. free energy! STOP PERSECUTING THE CHRISTIANS!

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    uh

    what does the moon do then

    Controls the tides.

    Also pretends that it is the chesire cat's smile.

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    HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The moon makes the waves.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Dubh wrote: »
    Somebody please tell me that people aren't that stupid. GIVE ME A LINE.

    It's not that they are stupid. He was giving a lecture based around science and he decided to throw in stupid stuff from the Bible. It pissed religious people off and they reacted the way one would expect.

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    blue powderblue powder Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    "Nye told the St. Petersburg Times in 1999 that he applied to be a NASA astronaut every few years but was always rejected." - wiki

    That sucks.

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Highfire wrote: »
    Wait, my bad, it was Waco, Texas

    and because apparently in a literal reading of Genesis it says the moon creates light, so

    What Jesus freaks.

    but then a dead hunk of rock in space is generating energy out of nowhere. free energy! STOP PERSECUTING THE CHRISTIANS!
    harnessing this moon rock to power our lights could well be the solution to the energy crisis.

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    DeadlySherpaDeadlySherpa Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hey bill nye sort of question, since the half life of uranium 238 is like 4.4billion years does that mean that there was twice as much of it on earth when the planet first formed?

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    blue powderblue powder Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    Somebody please tell me that people aren't that stupid. GIVE ME A LINE.

    It's not that they are stupid. He was giving a lecture based around science and he decided to throw in stupid stuff from the Bible. It pissed religious people off and they reacted the way one would expect.

    Does it actually say in the bible, or one of them, that the moon is its own source of light? Why should he expect to be abused for clearing something up like that, he was clearly there to educate.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Please post a video that doesn't have messed up audio.

    Two things, A: there is like nothing on youtube from his show. And B: Check your shit, bro. It works fine for me.

    The audio quality is fine, but the volume is way low. It's at a comfortable level, but only with my volume settings and the speaker all at max.

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