Neil was funnier than most of the stand up comics I've seen. He has a natural demeanor that is just funny. He knows how to tell a joke and sell it. Even if that joke is about igneous rocks. Before he even opened his mouth I was in love- he took off his shoes to speak. I'm a firm believer that being sans shoes helps brain functions. I've always removed my shoes for tests, paper writing, or really intensive work. Even at my day job I kick my shoes off when I need to concentrate. I guess this is pretty self-serving, but I feel like he validated my theory and gave it a little clout.
I wish there was a way to make sure that every 5th grader got an opportunity to see Neil speak (I say Neil because I'm pretty sure we are secretly best friends). He has done an amazing job of advancing science and talking about the importance of science education. I wonder if there are a group of people that just follow him around and go to all his talks, like Phish fans do for their shows. I could get down for a week long Neil-Fest.
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