First of all, this unrelated picture:
That isn’t a poignant Memorial Day picture, just a coincidence. I took that on a recent trip to NYC while walking around Williamsburg. It looked so cool I figured it had to be an art installation, or the hippest store ever, but after inspecting the building it seemed genuine. A little nugget of 50’s post-apocalyptic imagery frozen through time.
As for this blog: I recently performed a show in Boulder, Colorado, and while I was receiving the usual post-show verbal handjobs someone asked me if I was actually a scientist. I was confused, until I remembered that I did tell two jokes that involved scientific studies, and I think at another point I randomly said that I ‘liked science’. A flattering comment, but a sad indictment of the scientist/comedy scenes in general. Is it that easy to convince people that you’re a scientist?
“I like science.”
“Are you a scientist?!”
I think we need to raise the bar, scientists, comedians, and scientist comedians!