Symphonies of Science has released its third Sagan-tastic autotuned music video, titled “Our Place in the Cosmos.” It contains sound clips from (according to Geeks Are Sexy):
? Carl Sagan’s Cosmos ? Richard Dawkins’ Genius of Charles Darwin series ? Dawkins’ TED Talk ? Stephen Hawking’s Universe series ? Michio Kaku’s interview on physics and aliens
I think this might be my favorite one yet. I’m generally a pretty pessimistic guy, but these videos just make me feel so damn good about the human race and the universe in general thanks to the personality, power, and dope rhymes of Carl Sagan. Luckily, this feeling only lasts until I have to post Fan Fiction Friday and I begin wishing for the end of humanity and existence once again.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.