October 1, 2007

The Best Scientist in the World

In keeping with my ongoing quest to catalogue every obscure mention of cosmology in popular culture, I present this clip from last weekend's Saturday Night Live. It features Kanye West cursing out last year's Nobel winners Smoot and Mather (laureates for their work in the CMB). For what it's worth, I thought he was robbed too. Even if he doesn't know what the prize is called...

And this has nothing to do with physics, but I'd be remiss if I brought up SNL without mentioning Iran So Far. Those kids at the end, that just killed me. All of the trappings of any shmatzy ballad music video. "You can deny the holocaust all you want, but you can't deny that there's something between us."