Speaking of Bodily Functions ....

Sunday, January 31, 2010
I've been watching two BBC documentary series this weekend: Earth: The Climate Wars and The Power of the Planet. Fascinating stuff. Some days I think I should have gone into geology rather than anthropology. Besides the subject matter though, one of the best things about both series is the host, Iain Stewart. He's the ultimat in geekdom and I love it. He's so excited and passionate about what he's presenting that he just sucks you right in. Wild hand gestures, candid comments, and a sense of wonder and awe as he explores volcanoes, ice bergs, and other natural wonders has made me want to know more, more, more.

Speaking of candid comments, one moment from each series made me giddy. Probably because I'm very much like a 6 year old. During the first part of Climate Wars, Stewart enters a massive freezer in which ice cores are kept, telling us about the beepers workers carry, the back up systems to keep the freezer running when he stops, touches his nose with his gloved hand, and tells us "I know you probably don't want to know this but .... the fluids in my nose .... just froze". Sigh. I would have said that the boogers in my nose just froze but, well, he's Scottish.

The second moment I found hilarious comes from episode 2 of The Power of the Planet (the Atmosphere). He's flying in a jet through one of the many layers of the atmosphere (I forgot which one) when the pilot tells him they've reached Mach 1 and are experiencing 4Gs. With a sigh and sounding slighly post-orgasmic he says "That's the G-spot".

I think I love this man.


Chris said...

I hate when my boogers freeze! Wait, that's never happened to me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And he's Scottish on top of all that geekdom? I'll arm wrestle you for him!

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