Why I

Why I

Why I

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Sept. 20 2008 8:31 AM

Why I

Why I love George Hrab, by Phil Plait

It's not his manly bald head, though that helps.

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It's not his weird Clark Kent glasses which fool no one.

It's not his spectacular six-pack abs which ripple and fold like the Rocky Mountains I see out my west window.

It's not his mellifluous voice which rides the waves of the Universe's undertones.

Actually, it is all those things.

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George Hrab is hot.But it's also because of Geologic Podcast #83, where he drops a joke in just for me (go to about 19:45)*.

Also, because he talks up the very capable ARealGirl, too (that starts at 9 minutes in). And when I read her name, it always sounds in my head like "areal girl", like she's an adjectival phrase for a girl who takes up two-dimensional space.

Maybe that's just me.

Anyway, I love me that George Hrab.

Edited to add: It occurs to me that a lot of people won't get the joke George makes to which I refer. This may help, as well as this.

*NSFW language in that podcast, kiddies. Also will probably offend those who are faint of heart. And those who are easily offended.