The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 28    Average: 3.1/5]
38 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 13166
Rating: 3.1
Category: Science
Date: 07/13/12 04:47 PM

38 Responses to Neil deGrasse Tyson: American Bad-Ass [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Link: Neil deGrasse Tyson: American Bad-Ass - What are the odds of deGrasse running for the President of the United States this year and winning?
  2. Profile photo of faaaaq
    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    very low. he is an Atheist after all :P
  3. Profile photo of Mikeoxsbiggg
    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    He would be assasinated in like a day. Make him VP. Cheney did more for bush than anyone.
  4. Profile photo of hsoidfhwsdwj
    hsoidfhwsdwj Male 30-39
    4 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    ONLINE STORE :

    ==== ( http://www.fullmalls.com ) =====

    Christan Audigier bikini $23

    Ed Hardy Bikini $23

    Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15

    ed hardy short_tank_woman $16

    Sandal $32

    christian louboutin $80

    Sunglass $15

    COACH_Necklace $27

    handbag $33

    AF tank woman $17

    puma slipper woman $30
  5. Profile photo of Mad_Gremlyn
    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Okay Fancy, we get it, you`re gay for Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  6. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    What`s that grant whore upset with now? Grant cut off?
  7. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    Go Neil...
  8. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    Hear him weasel out of being an atheist
  9. Profile photo of Chris_Red
    Chris_Red Male 18-29
    125 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    Is anyone aware he took part in removing Pluto from planet status?
  10. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I`m tired of that attention whore.
    But he`s right...Pluto is not a planet.
  11. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    lol @ Thelonious.
    AT, not with.
  12. Profile photo of FemBot
    FemBot Female 18-29
    262 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Does anyone know what lecture this picture was taken from?
  13. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    lol AT hi2pi
    @, not with.
  14. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    @Mad_Gremlyn: You say that like there`s something bad about that. ;-)

    As far as Pluto goes, either Pluto is not a planet, or Pluto and a bunch of other similarly sized objects (including some we will probably find in the future) are *all* planets. Things just get crazy if you start accepting all Pluto and greater sized objects as planets (plus that`s a pretty arbitrary point to pick), and it just gets silly if you make an exception for one particular rock for purely historical/sentimental reasons.

    Reclassifying Pluto and Pluto-like objects was the most sensible thing to do.
  15. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    He`s much too intelligent for POTUS.
  16. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:43 am
    I don`t get why people keep calling him an attention whore. He does something, and everyone posts and talks about it. It`s people like you guys posting him and bringing him up that give this attention. Not like he`s asking to be posted on these sites..
  17. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 5:37 am
    I want the poster!
  18. Profile photo of vhkalfdsao
    vhkalfdsao Female 18-29
    12 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:03 am
    http://www.netetrader.com
    !free shipping!
    j0rdan sh0es........ 28 dollar
    c0ach p-u-r-s-e...... 25 dollar
    c00gi cl0thes........ 20 dollar
    U.G.G B00ts.......... 39 dollar
    Dear Friend:
    We can supply all kind jersey with good quality and low price. contact me, let`s talk details.
    Delivery time: 5-6days, Shipping Method: EMS
    Newest stock list: every 3-5days updated
    Warm Regards,
    Carolyn

    http://www.mineokmalls.com


    `p9=-0
  19. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33155 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:09 am
    Reclassifying Pluto and Pluto-like objects was the most sensible thing to do

    NOOOO! They be stealin mah planet!

    But @HiEv is correct: It`s the only solution that makes sense.
  20. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:14 am
    YEAAAAAAAAAH!
  21. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Can you imagine working with someone that self-abosorbed, vain and cursed with just enough abstract intelligence to make both of those qualities even worse? He`d waste your time constantly by talking at you and telling you fifteen ways you didn`t need or want to know how to do even the simplest task, then stand there with a smug look that says "Aren`t I clever? Sorry you don`t have time to do that thing you were meant to do now". Come to think of it, I *have* worked with someone exactly like that. They made him sit in a separate room on his own in the end. I wonder how far NDT`s desk is from any of his colleagues`?
  22. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

    YEAAAAAAAAAH!
    Branching out into more considered commentary, 8-bit?
  23. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 7:00 am

    MacGuffin, "Can you imagine working with someone that self-abosorbed, vain and cursed with just enough abstract intelligence to make both of those qualities even worse? "
    Oh, I think most of us here could understand that feeling.
    Lord, you make it too easy for me sometimes.
    LOL!
  24. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Oh, I think most of us here could understand that feeling.
    Lord, you make it too easy for me sometimes.
    LOL!
    If you`re implying that I myself express opinions on here, then of course I do - this is an internet forum and not RL. That`s what forums are for. That`s what we all do here all the time. There`s a difference between having an opinion in a forum where opinions are sought, and foisting unsolicited opinions about situations that don`t affect you upon other people in RL. The guy I`m talking about would happily come up and tell you how he thought the work you`d been assigned should be done. He was, in short, a prize twat that nobody liked. The saddest memory I have of him is him going around the office on his birthday, trying to persuade people to come go-karting with him to celebrate it, and everybody made their excuses because nobody wanted to spend time with somebody that self-absorbed, vain and arrogant. I wonder if NDT goes solo go-karting?
  25. Profile photo of DethRose
    DethRose Female 18-29
    280 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 7:24 am
    Sorry guys, my Science Guy will always be Bill Nye.
  26. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

    @ MacGuffin, no I wasn`t implying you state opinions. That is an obvious
    fact not in dispute. And you are correct, we all do here.

    No, that is not what was implied.
  27. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Gerry you got her - just call it a day!

    You have to admit MG, he was just holding the door open for you as you marched straight through it ;-)

    Why the scathing characterization of DeGrassi?
  28. Profile photo of JonasQuim
    JonasQuim Male 18-29
    115 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Love this guy, the closest America has to a Stephen Fry?
  29. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    You have to admit MG, he was just holding the door open for you as you marched straight through it
    No, I saw it coming. Hence my use of that small but important qualifying word "if" at the start of my post. ;)
  30. Profile photo of Idlerlee2
    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    @MacGuffin

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium.

    He has his own office. So probably not sitting next to anyones desk. Yet he is incredibly respected by his peers.

    What was the point of your post other than to throw out some half asses assumption that anyone who has a certain flavor with their wordings are indeed self absorbed and totally not like yourself ?
  31. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Why the scathing characterization of DeGrassi?
    I`m not sure IF that question was for me, but IF so (;-)), my comments come from the fact that he`s a self-publicising blowhard that doesn`t appear to do anything all that useful himself. There`s a difference between having opinions and even being interviewed as a talking head, and actually going out of your way to seek attention by constantly publishing ever minutiae of your life on Twitter and making YouTube videos that are monologues about your views on abstract topics such as atheism. The latter behaviour is what you expect of Jenna Marbles, not of a supposedly intelligent and respected scientist.
  32. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium.
    Hardly finding the cure for cancer, is it? I mean really, for a supposedly-accomplished scientist, is running a planetarium (the sort of place you take city kids to show them what the sky is like out in the country) really all that? It`s marginally more impressive than the `achievements` for which Obama won his Nobel Prize, I suppose, but that`s not saying very much.
  33. Profile photo of Idlerlee2
    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    Since i cant be bothered to type it myself, here is some copypaste from wikipedia:

    Awards
    2001 Medal of Excellence, Columbia University, New York City
    2004 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
    2007 Klopsteg Memorial Award winner
    2009 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award from the Space Foundation for significant contributions to public awareness of space programs.
    2009 Isaac Asimov award from the American Humanist Association

    Honors
    2001 asteroid named: 13123 Tyson, renamed from Asteroid 1994KA by the International Astronomical Union
    2001 The Tech 100, voted by editors of Crain`s Magazine to be among the 100 most influential technology leaders in New York
    2004 Fifty Most Important African-Americans in Research Science
    2007 Harvard 100: Most Influential Harvard Alumni Magazine, Cambridge. Massachusetts
    2007 The Time 100, voted by the editors of Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world
  34. Profile photo of Zuriel
    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    @MacGuffin
    ..stay small.
  35. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    @Idlerlee2:

    Wikipedia`s great, isn`t it? You forgot to mention: "2000 Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive, People Magazine", though. Please, NDT - just piss off back to your day job boring schoolkids. I`ve a feeling they couldn`t stand him at NASA, and that`s why he no longer works there but is in a dead-end job running a planetarium.
  36. Profile photo of Omniq
    Omniq Male 18-29
    8 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 5:08 am
    @MacGuffin
    What you`re doing isn`t really arguing with someone, it`s more trying to make the post with the mosts words in the least amount of time. (All of which are not based on facts, but more on your opinion and information you pull out of thin air.)

    It`s fine if you want to discuss something like this, but what you`re doing is more like a "NANANA IM RIGHT YOUR WRONG NANANANA"
  37. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    MacGuffin - sorry for the late response. Yes, the DeGrassi comment was for you. But: and actually going out of your way to seek attention by constantly publishing ever minutiae of your life on Twitter

    What is there about this that separates him from any of the other celebrities that anybody `follows?` I expect a full report from you by Monday.
  38. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    July 16, 2012 at 12:23 am
    @MacGuffin: If Neil deGrasse Tyson is a "blowhard", as you put it, then the world needs more "blowhards" like him. He speaks out about how the US has forgotten what has made it great, its education, science, and creativity.

    You say he, "doesn`t appear to do anything all that useful himself", but that only demonstrates how little know of what he has done. For example, did you know that he has testified before the Senate`s on the importance of education and science? There`s more too, look it up.

    You attempt to diminish what he`s said by saying he`s, "Hardly finding the cure for cancer", but by that absurdly high standard you diminish almost all tasks, don`t you? What he`s pushing for is the kind of educational and monetary support from the government that could bring about that cure for cancer, so it`s practically the next best thing!

    I don`t know who pissed in your cereal, but you`re taking it out on the wrong man.

Leave a Reply