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THE LATEST FROM LISA BERNE

“Insightful, enlightening & entertaining”

I’m a big fan of the brilliant, personable astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, so naturally I pounced on a recent article about him in the Wall Street Journal. Here are some highlights:

My favorite films of all time are: “The Matrix,” “Contact,” “The Island,” “The Conversation,” “Excalibur” and “All That Jazz.” These were philosophically deep, insightful, enlightening and entertaining.

If I could eat only one food on a voyage to Mars, it would be: pepperoni pizza and a strawberry malted milkshake. I could consume those foods day after day and never get tired of them. They’re actually quite healthy — there’s fat, protein, carbohydrates. I might supplement it with a vitamin, but all the calorie needs are there.

Photo: Neil deGrasse Tyson, via the Wall Street Journal

via the Wall Street Journal

A game-changing TV show is: “The Big Bang Theory.” Twenty years ago, had you walked up to a network and said, “I got an idea for a show. It’s got Ph.D. scientists in it, and we’ll just explore their love life and their social life,” no one would make that a show. Now “Big Bang Theory” is the number one comedy on television, and you’ve got shows — “Scorpion,” “Numbers,” “CSI” — with scientists who are good looking, who have social lives. That was never previously done.

If I had a month off, I would: ask the people who gave me a month off why they pulled me away from what I love the most.

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The entire article was a joy to read, but honestly, Neil had me at “The Matrix,” also one of my favorite films of all time.

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“Your name on a porridge bowl”

From Mark Brownlow, this hilarious — and brilliant — graphic which takes us into the giddy realm of Jane Eyre’s email. Graphic via Mark Brownlow: Jane Eyre: the Emails

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The joy of socks

Sometimes it’s the simple things. A heap of new socks. All too practical, but kinda cute too.  Photo: a heap of new socks with brightly colored heels

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