My fame has Tanked

My fame has Tanked

My fame has Tanked

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Feb. 29 2008 8:00 AM

My fame has Tanked

Well, nuts.

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

First, the good news: my friend Richard Saunders has put out another Tank vodcast.

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The bad news is that Tank reporter Kylie Sturgess went out to a beach in Australia, showed people a picture of James Randi, and asked if they knew him. Most didn't.

But the really bad news is that she showed folks a picture of Randi, Richard, and me, and no one knew who I was at all.

Go to about 19 minutes in to see that last part. Aussie women in bikinis don't know who I am! All for the best, I suppose. Fame is fleeting.