1. Philadelphia News Anchor Makes Shooting Story Accessible To The Kids With Hip 'Breaking Bad' Reference
Ugh! Another story about a multiple shooting? Boring! One of the victims died? Snooze! If only some brave news-talking person would be willing to frame the story in terms that young hip TV watching tweeny-somethings like us could understand. Wait, what's this?
Thought "Breaking Bad" was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!— Joyce Evans (@JoyceEvansFox29) October 7, 2013
Unfortunately, a lot of joyless old grandpas thought Philadelphia Fox 29's Joyce Evans' tweet was "unconscionable" or sounded like "it was written by a sociopath." Luckily, Evans has the tenacity and good sense to refuse to admit that her tweet wasn't the most professional and thought-provoking piece of journalism ever written.
Last tweet NOT AST ALL A JOKE. Very real life drama was the point as oppose to one that end on tv. That was my point— Joyce Evans (@JoyceEvansFox29) October 7, 2013
2. Neil deGrasse Tyson Uses Science To Ruin 'Gravity' For Everyone
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter yesterday to use his vast understanding of science for evil, by pedantically dissecting all the scientific inaccuracies in Alfonso Cuarón's critically and popularly acclaimed science fiction thriller Gravity. This is why we can't have nice movies, nerds.