Neil deGrasse Tyson is like that friend who returns home in the summer between freshman and sophomore year of college. No matter how hard you try to have a conversation with the guy, he can't help but cite some joy-sucking factoid. You want to talk about the final season of Mad Men, but he can't help but yammer on about the correct velocity of the falling body in the opening credits.
Yes, he's right. And yes, we're all grateful to have someone defending the planet from people who would deem it flat. But sometimes I wish he were wrong. I know, I know, we build heroes to topple them. I'm the worst for carrying around this ugly case of schadenfreude. Today, I release it unto the world alongside this video from YouTube channel Fake Science.
Let me once again love NdGT, even as he complains about parsecs.
Verge Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos