March 12, 2013 10:09 pm

More Cosmic Quips and Clips

George Carlin at the Paley Center in 2008

George Carlin at the Paley Center in 2008.
Photo Credit: The Paley Center for Media

Tonight was yet another night that weather prevented us from seeing PANSTARRS. We’re running out of opportunities. I don’t know about you, but I could use a good laugh or two.

So how about a few more Cosmic Quips and Clips from our Comedy Contributor, Dan.

First up, Science comedian Brian Malow tells us how he thinks nagging mothers played a role in evolution:

Next, Woody Allen, from his stand-up comedy days, describes a hilarious idea for a science fiction film:

Our last clip isn’t exactly a comedy bit, but we think you’ll like it anyway. It’s legendary comedian George Carlin, just a few months before his death, getting serious to discuss his fascination and love of science. As Dan says, “It’s cool to see one of the greatest comedians of all time — a known skeptic in nearly every area — profess his love for physics and science, in general.”

And here’s a quip from Neil deGrasse Tyson to make you smile and think:

“If you are pro-solar power, try not to hold up signs that say “No Nukes” because that’s exactly how the Sun makes its energy.”

Remember, if you come across a great Cosmic Quip or Clip, email it to us at

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!

–Jeffrey Simons

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