Brian Cox vs Piers Morgan

Posted: March 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

I heard on the radio today that Brian Cox (physicist & tv presenter, not the actor) is up against Piers Morgan (insert your own quip here) at some TV awards tonight.

It’ll be interesting to see who gets the award: if Cox wins, does that mean we are entering a new dawn of educational and cultural enlightenment? If Morgan wins, will darkness cover the planet forever?

I’ve heard several critics indicate that the new ‘Wonders of the Universe’ tv series has made physics popular across the nation. Bullshit. It’s all just good PR for the beeb. Do you think the people of the nation are stood round the water dispenser or kids at school are huddled together reeling off the 8 or 9 elements that make up our entire planet and everything in the known universe or banging on about Kanye or Peaches Geldof? Next week it’ll be back to Coronation Street, Jordan and X-Factor.

Whoever gets the award, Piers Morgan is going to be the winner. We’d rather commit the seedy antics of Charlie Sheen to memory than incredible knowledge about our natural world. We’d rather watch one lucky, smarmy, over-privileged toff defending another – Sheen’s only got a media career at this point because his Dad’s played the US president and Morgan is riding high on a wave of British bad guys in Hollywood (most recently Simon Cowell).

Let  him make his money, have his moment and think he’s important in all this. I’ll keep learning, watching Horizon and evolving thanks.

I prefer Emilio Estevez anyway…

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