World’s Foremost Scientist Passes According to Bloggers
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.
Mr. Wizard’s World was like, the ultimate of treats when we’d go to our Town Cousins’s house. We were country kids with three channels – they got CABLE. We were utterly mesmerized by Mr. Wizard’s calm voice and cool experiments and our cousins would sit and sigh because they were jaded. Just jaded. Ingrates.
RIP, Mr. Wizard. RIP.
Were they all clear? We could get one clear, one OK, and one with snow. But I still watched.
He was entertaining, but to read some of the blogs he was like Jonas Salk.