Guess who?

Guess who?

Guess who?

Bad Astronomy
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Aug. 10 2008 10:00 AM

Guess who?

I am not a big Billy Joel fan -- in that after a minute of his music starting to play I want to reach inside both my ears with salad tongs and pull my brain out -- but watch this video. If, like me, you are not a big fan, skip to the 1:59 mark. See the guy with the glasses? Who do you think he is? No cheating by reading the video comments!

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!  

Hint: he's a famous skeptic.


The answer in the box below. Click and drag your mouse inside the box to read it.

It's my close personal friend Adam Savage, from the Mythbusters! FWIW, he told me to call him "my very good friend", but if I'm gonna name-drop, it'll be on my terms.

For the sake of others, please don't reveal who it is in the comments for the first, oh, say, ten comments. By then they'll be below the fold and it won't ruin the surprise.

And more trivia: he was in a Charmin toilet paper commercial as a wee ginger lad, too. I can't find a copy of it online, sadly.