Wednesday, June 13, 2007

So Long Mr. Wizard

As a total nerd, I watched Mr. Wizard's show every chance I got. I even recreated several of the experiments (some even successfully) in my garage and basement. After one rather smelly chemical reaction made the house stink like a rotting corpse for days, I was grounded for 2 weeks.

I owe a great deal of my reclusive manner in school and general awkward way with women to Don Herbert and his ilk but how can you hold a grudge against a guy who scared the piss out of an even more awkward kid each week on his show? Here's to you, Mr. Wizard.


Winter said...

I'm a closet nerd, and I remember watching him fondly when I was a child too.

Natalie said...

He was way cooler than Bill Nye the science guy

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

My older sister used to mix random chemicals with her chemistry set, and then "feed" them to the house plants.

They all died.

No wonder I didn't get a chemistry set, no matter how many Christmases and birthdays I begged for one...

Michael K said...

Winter: He was such a nice fella.

Natalie: Bill Nye is a spaz!

3rd: Your sister and I have a lot in common.