“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James A. Baldwin
The United States Of Sarcasm
We probably all have a special place in our heart for our home state. Maybe it’s not the place you would have hand-selected to be born and raised, but it’s where you gained friends, memories, and that scar on your knee.
Pride in where you’re from is why you root for your city’s football team even if they’re terrible (I’m looking at you, Cincinnati). Pride in where you’re from is why you get defensive when anyone has something negative to say about it.
But with that pride comes the understanding of how crappy your hometown is as well. No one knows a place quite like a local.
So, if you were to create a dating website for your state, what would the tag line be? How would you encompass its authenticity and spirit? Would your state’s profile read anything like these funny one-liners?
I don’t know when or why scientists got pegged as dorky. Science is effing awesome. It has created amazing things, cured a plethora of diseases, and explains virtually everything happening in the world. As such, choosing to be in the field is a huge responsibility.
If you’re a scientist, you’re a badass. But not just because you’re launching shit into outer space or creating human limbs from 3D printers. You’re also a badass because you have to deal with a multitude of other factors that have nothing to do with science.
And by “factors” I mean a bunch of B.S. that has no place to be nosing around in the first place. Science is one of the few areas that should be completely blind to politics, money, social justice, and political correctness. Unfortunately, many of these things influence scientific outcomes and that’s horrifying on so many levels.
Here are some of the scary results that occur when scientists have to factor in all that outside noise.
Black Panther New Scene – SNL
Black Panther was a huge success in theatres. This prompted SNL to create hilarious new scenes for the movie.
Watch the clip here