Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend edition: Spoof of Brian Cox's Wonders of the Solar System

Brian Cox leaves me gob smacked.  He is blisteringly smart but wears it with an easy rock-star charm.  (Before he was a top-flight Physics Professor he was literally a pop star with chart topping hits.) His Einstein for beginners book is fabulous and even comprehensible (at least I think I get it).  His (less demanding) BBC series Wonders of the Solar System is one of the best bits of popular science I have seen.

If you have never seen Brian Cox you will need a little guide - otherwise jump to the second video - a fabulous spoof.

And now the spoof (complete with a language warning reflecting that Brian is from the English North and they can cuss like Australians):


Hat-tip: Brian Cox's Facebook feed.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but this really is not "a fabulous spoof" -- certainly not worth three minutes of anyone's time. One gets all there is to get in no more than 20 seconds.

Given its linguistically impoverished approach, this might actually have been funny if it had been done in the voice and persona of Noel Gallagher -- taking the p*ss, not in earnest, obviously.

Cox's TV work is clearly ripe for a smart take-down, but this just doesn't do it.

John Hempton said...

I apologize. I must have been in a better mood than you. Laughed silly.


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