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The Sciences

Seth Shostak gets the Colbert treatment

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 21, 2009 9:30 PM

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Last night, my Close Personal Friend Seth Shostak was on the Colbert Report! I think he did a good job, too. See for yourself:

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[Edited to add: a Spanish translation is available, too. Thanks to mi amiga Lourdes Cahuich for that link.]

Colbert is amazing; that little speech about the size and age of the Universe rocked. Seth comported himself well, too, but I knew he would. Seth's a funny guy, and quick on his feet. That's perfect for Colbert's show. If you ever get a chance to see a talk by Seth, grab it. He's great. And hmmmm... Seth's book was on the show. I got an advance copy a few months ago and was asked to write a blurb for it (you know, the quotes on the back cover that say things like, "This is the greatest book in the world, and I'm not just saying that so I can see my name on a blurb on the back of a book."). I wrote a brilliant blurb (natch) but for some reason the publisher didn't put any blurbs on the back cover! So, once again, we see my attempts to be on Colbert's show in any way have been thwarted. CURSE YOU STEPHEN COLBERT!

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