Rachel Maddow Goes Where Snow One Has Gone Before

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Feb. 6 2014 1:08 PM

I <3 Rachel Maddow

Whether or not you agree with Rachel Maddow’s politics, you’d best accept that she’s one of the smartest people on TV right now. And she is also a woman of remarkable taste, which she made very clear in a segment last night (Feb. 5, 2014). She debunked the Atlanta snow conspiracy in a pretty funny bit, and gave Your Humble Host a shout-out, using a part of my own snowspiracy debunking video:

Yay! My kitchen was on national TV!

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I met Ms. Maddow a few years ago here in Boulder, Colo., at the annual Conference on World Affairs. At a party I found myself in a circle of people with her, and she made a political comment. I in turn made a “Wobblies” joke, and she looked at me for a moment (I suspect in disbelief) and then laughed, which made me pretty happy. She’s cool.

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

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