The thought crossed my mind that I would write something about Mr. Wizard being electrocuted in his hospital bed when he spilled his cranberry juice.
But I didn’t. I’m glad I didn’t because every other friggin’ boomer (and others) have written about it.
Blogsearched on “Mr. Wizard” and got a ton of hits. Most of them linked to an obit and made a comment or nine.
First of all, about a hundred had basically the same headline. Mr. Wizard dies or dead or passes or Don Herbert 1917-2007, or other such orginality.
I watched the old poop too. But come on bloggers, he didn’t invent the A Bomb or invent Mustard Gas or Dynamite, or anything that would kill you. As a matter of fact, I don’t think anyone was ever hurt in his lab.
It’s no place close to Mythbusters.
Here are some of the ones that struck me as over the top.
|Mr. Wizard Remembered
8 hours ago by Sam
|God Takes Mr. Wizard: No Scientific Explanation Needed
9 hours ago by Jon Swift
|Mr. Wizard Ascends to the Great Lab in the Sky
4 hours ago
OK, I made up that last one. Thank you for dying Don Herbert – Mr. Wizard, and giving us pathetic bloggers something to write about.