11/08/2009

Holy Fucking Shit! A New Post!...

Greetings, all. For those of you who sent out search parties, you can call them off. I think this is the longest I have gone without posting since I started this goofy blog, so I understand your worry. I think I just needed a break. I'm hoping now that I've caught my second wind and will be posting once again with some regularity.

A few posts ago I mentioned THIS VIDEO and how cool I thought it was. Since then, thanks to Netflix Instant Viewing, I have worked my way through all 13 episodes of Cosmos. I can't say enough about this series. It was originally aired in the 80s, but still holds up quite well in my opinion. It is a celebration of scientific discovery throughout history and of the potential of the human mind. My limited knowledge of Sagan came mostly from those old Johnny Carson Tonight Show sketches. I'm happy now to have a more complete picture of who he was. While it is true that he could be a bit of a cheeseball, it is the good kind of cheeseball. His enthusiasm for science, knowledge, skepticism, turtlenecks and the intricate beauty of the universe was infectious. If you've never watched it, you should. If you have kids, watch it with them. It proves that not everything on television is crap.

9 comments:

Distributorcap said...

except dont watch that awful Jodie Foster movie "Contact" which was written by Carl Sagan

other than that - I like Sagan

Doc said...

Holy Crap! You're not dead! I'm glad.

Will definetly watch Cosmos with the kids. They love that kind of stuff.

Doc

SkylersDad said...

Billions and billions of stars...

I loved Cosmos!

Revenge Of The Flipper Kids said...

'Cosmos' was a badass show. I've been going through a 1980s miasma of cheesy sci-fi lately and 'Cosmos' is way better than most. I didn't even mind 'Contact' much except who can take Matthew McConaughey seriously as a minister? Priest of Pot maybe. It explains his usual movie choices I guess.

anne altman said...

my mom got me into this dude when i was a kid. i loved his voice! nerds rule.

God said...

I missed you, man-crush.

BeckEye said...

Everytime I think of Carl Sagan (which isn't very often), I think of Eugene Levy's impression on SCTV.

Hey, I don't remember if this was in your huge list of docs you've seen, but I just watched "Steal A Pencil For Me" last week and it was really good. Have you seen it?

Son of a Thomas said...

I loved Sagan. My oldest and I still catch re-runs on PBS.

If you dig that, History Channel has a series callet The Universe. It's pretty good.

P.S.
Carl Sagan wrote "Contact" but had nothing to do with the movie.

Suze said...

Honestly, bloggers that don't blog everyday are such slackers :)