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Mind = Blown

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJan 30, 2012 1:37 PM

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Apologies that real work (to the extent that what I do can be called "work") has gotten in the way of substantive blogging. But I cannot resist sharing the amazing things I learned this weekend -- amazing to me, anyway, although it's possible I'm the only one here who wasn't clued in. Thing the first is that Morgan Freeman, many years before he went through the wormhole, was a regular on The Electric Company, along with performers like Rita Moreno and Bill Cosby. (Via Quantum Diaries, of all places.) This was public television's show from the 70's that was meant for kids who had moved on from Sesame Street -- I was more of a Zoom kid myself, but I must have seen Electric Company episodes with Freeman playing hip dude Easy Reader. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u8MY7PjSXU[/embed] Thing the second is that Easy Reader's theme song, sung in the clip above, is a dead ringer for Amy Winehouse's "Rehab." Flip back and forth between playing them if you don't believe me. So much so, I am told, that DJ's in clubs will sometimes mix the two tunes together. Not at the clubs I go to, I guess. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUmZp8pR1uc[/embed]

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