Last week, I received perhaps the coolest email I have every received from the University list serve, when I was informed that the physics students would be shoving random stuff in a microwave to show people what happens. The items include a CD, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, a grape, a candle, Ivory soap, and an egg. The flier describes these actions as “unwise, marginally safe demonstrations.” This reminded me of Mr. Wizard, who was awesome. I wish they would bring that show back.
A recent article in the New York Times’ Sunday Book Review, titled “It’s Not You, It’s Your Books,” looks at relationships ending because of differing tastes in literature. Personally, I can’t think of any type of media that would be a deal-breaker for me, except maybe “The Secret,” which may be the most misguided ethos I’ve ever encountered. I really want Mr. Wizard to come back and debunk the whole Secret thing. Maybe he could drop Rhonda Byrne from a crane to demonstrate gravity or put her in a giant microwave and then watch her try to will herself out of it.
Anyway, the Times’ article is a pretty good read and does make some interesting points. Anyone out there ever ended a relationship because of different tastes in books?