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How we miss Carl Sagan…

As Stephen Fry twitted, how we miss Carl Sagan…

For a more traditional bit of Carl Sagan, from the TV show which changed the lives, and dreams and careers of a lot of people of my age, Cosmos:

The pleasures of lying on the grass on a warm day, the sun on your face, combined with a pleasurable engagement with physics and astronomy, even cosmology. A big thinker with a big heart.

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  1. […] Earlier, I posted a brief shout out to Carl Sagan, astronomer and host of the original and groundbreaking TV show, Cosmos, first broadcast on PBS in 1980. I can’t say this show turned me on to astronomy – science fiction and the space program had done this years before. But it was exciting and energizing, and it made science seem cool (for certain values of coolness) and profound in ways that perhaps hadn’t sufficiently registered before. […]

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Oh - and hello to Jason Isaacs.

The 400 Blows


is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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