Who Said It? Neil deGrasse Tyson or Rust Cohle?

Who Said It? Neil deGrasse Tyson or Rust Cohle?

Last night we watched two very different men stare into the cosmic gyre and confront the mysteries of the universe. Two men, existing at the very same time, in two very different dimensions (unless you DVRd one or have several televisions).Those dimensions are National Geographic and HBO. And those men are Neil deGrasse Tyson and Rust Cohle played by Matthew McConaughey on True Detective.  Both are given to provocative philosophical statements that cause us to ponder our place in the universe. That is until something else comes on and you realize your place in the universe is on the goddamn sofa.

Can you guess who is responsible for each quote?

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

“Purpose, meaning. So certain that they were more than a biological puppet. Truth wills out, everybody sees once the strings are cut off all down.” “God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance.”

“Time is a flat circle.”

“The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.”

“I am convinced that the act of thinking logically cannot possibly be natural to the human mind.”

“The hubris it must take to yank a soul out of non existence, into this, meat.”

“Once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light is winning.”

“Ascendant meat, however illusory our identities are, we craft those identities by making value judgements.”

“You, yourself, this whole big drama, it was never more than a jerry rig of presumption and dumb will, and you could just let go. To finally know that you didn’t have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life, all your love, all your hate, all your memories, all your pain, it was all the same thing.”

“It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”

“Certain linguistic anthropologists think that religion is a language virus that rewrites pathways in the brain.” “There are broader ideas at work, mainly what is owed between us as a society for our mutual illusions.”
“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock.”

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Pilot Program Gives Boston Patron of Whiskey Priest Extra Hour of Losing Dignity Trying to Talk to Her

Pilot Program Gives Boston Patrons of Whiskey Priest an Extra Hour of Losing Dignity Trying to Talk to Her
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has excited some business owners and nightlife enthusiasts with a pilot program to keep bars open past 3AM…but none more excited than the desperate asshole with the popped collar who just ordered another Jägerbomb at Whiskey Priest. The good news is that the program could bring the nightlife of Boston more in step with that of other world class American cities. The bad news is that he’s going to be intermittently staring you down for another sixty awkward and unstimulating minutes. The good news is that it means more sales and tips for restaurant and bar owners, helping the local economy. The bad news is that, given time for one more drink, he’ll actually have the balls to walk over and try to start a conversation with you…and then who knows how long it will take to shake him?? The good news is that, if successful, the pilot program could result in extended hours for other Boston neighborhoods. The bad news is that, in the meantime, you’ll have to count on the patrons of Whiskey Priest NOT to get shithouse drunk and drive into the ICA, start a fatal bro fight, or sexually assault someone, and instead set an overall good example. Oh shit, popped collar is walking over here.

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Americans Disappointed Approaching Asteroid Not Measured in Football Fields

Americans Disappointed Approaching Asteroid Not Measured in Football FieldsAs newly discovered asteroid DX110 hurtles past our planet at a distance closer than that of our moon, most Americans are more concerned at the scientific community’s notable omission of exactly how many football fields wide the space rock actually is. “They usually say it’s as big as 3, 4, or 5 football fields,” explains Frank, a patron of Casey’s on Broadway in Winter Hill.  “But not this time, which makes me think they’re not telling us something. I mean, we could be one red cunt hair away from total annihilation, and they won’t put it in a language we can all understand!” In an effort to calm a rattled public, scientists have confirmed that the asteroid is approximately 100 feet wide, (.2778 football fields long, Frank.)

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Introducing…GDGS NEWS IN BRIEFS

GDGS News In Briefs

People always tell us they look to GDGS–not the New York Times, not the Boston Globe, and not even The Watchtower or Spare Change–but GD-goddamn-GS to get their breaking news updates. We get it. You just don’t have time for longwinded boring bullshit. You want something you can share and retweet that won’t send you to some crass registration page that forces you to delete your cookies and start all over. You want the headlines. Well, we give the best headlines this side of the Public Garden.

Therefore, we are announcing the NEXT frontier in our news media empire. A breakthrough technology sure to drive Facebook, Google and the Segway scooter all back into the goddamn Stone Age. Yup, we’re talking print media. Okay, not ink on your fingers print, but words and stuff. We’re calling it simply NEWS IN BRIEFS. Because it’s news, and because underpants. Quick, on the go updates you can read on the run, or just on the toilet. Get ready Boston. Get ready America. Because our team is excited to debrief you and fill you in all day and all night long!

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