This past weekend Bill Nye the Science Guy did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. For those of you that do not understand Reddit, or don’t feel like reading through sarcastic responses, I present to you my favorite moments from this AMA.
Bill: Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.
Q: Where do you get your bow ties from?
Bill: When you see one you like, just buy it. If it’s good lookin’, someone is right behind you ready to snap it up. I find them at Nordstrom (the store and Rack). I have a couple dozen that Beau Ties of Vermont made into bows from straight ties with intriguing patterns. Astronomy2Go is a good source thereof. Right now, I’m diggin’ the slimline with arrow points. Ahh…
Q: If you could do anything else as a profession that doesn’t involve science (not that you should), what would it be?
Bill: You stumped me. What profession doesn’t involve science? Lumberjack? Plenty of science. Bus driving? Hope you have a sense of momentum, torque, traction, and the passage of time. For me, science rules.
Q:would you consider ever doing new episodes of “Bill Nye The Science Guy?
Bill: Yes, yes. But, it would have to be with the right producers, and it would have to be a less unfavorable contract. I put my heart and soul into that thing; everybody on the crew did. It was a unique time in TV history. It was exciting to be part of it. Let’s change the world.
Q: Would you ever consider doing it independently, on YouTube or on its own site?
Bill: Stay tuned ;-)
Q: Do you and Neil deGrasse Tyson hang out regularly? If so, what do you talk about?
Bill: Astrophysics, the business of television, baseball, wine, and women.
Q: what is your favorite episode of “Bill Nye The Science Guy”?
Bill: When you get that job as a professional dancer on Broadway. I recommend you never say (or reveal) who your favorite partner is. Plus, that may change with time. And so it is with the Science Guy show. There is something in every episode that I just love.