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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 05:48 AM
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My new favourite comedian: Dara O'Briain
He has a BSc in mathematical physics, and when given a light-heated interview for the BBC programmes about the LHC, he says:

Q: What would you throw into a black hole?

A: We could tell all the homoeopaths that if they stand really close to it, it'll suck out all the toxins ... 'yeah, just a little bit further ... Foom! Gone.'

Q: What scientific discovery would you uninvent?

A: I'd uninvent Deepak Chopra. And I'd uninvent him in a quantum way. That'd be an ironic way.

:evilgrin:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 07:22 AM
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1. I'm offended by your disparaging of Chopra
He's like super-wise and stuff. Or something. Um...
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 08:10 AM
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2. Deepal Chopra has comic books out.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

"For sheer head-scratching weirdness, though, nothing at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center last weekend could match the exhibit booth for a company called Virgin Comics. The place was low on gaudy outfits, but it was selling a new line of comic books with one of the genre's strangest credit lines ever.

"Chief visionary: Deepak Chopra."

Yes, that Deepak Chopra, the tranquillity-peddling New Age author of more than 40 books, with titles like "Grow Younger, Live Longer: 10 Steps to Reverse Aging" and "The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing." The guy is a mind-medicine smoothie for the Oprah set. What is he doing in a genre that (a) targets young men, and (b) is filled with pain and ultra-violence and a whole lot of "Thwackkkk"?"

Virgin Comics, as you may have guessed, is one of Richard Branson's brain-children.
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