tonight i decided to watch some tv while i ate my dinner. i'm not a big fan of TV, but i found a great program on the history channel called the universe. when i turned on the program they were taking about the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation and the resulting nobel prize in physics given to penzias and wilson in 1978. i was hoping that they would go on to discuss the related 2006 nobel prize awarded to john mather and george smoot because mather is coming to austin to give a few lectures next month!! unfortunately, they didnt mention this, but they did show some fantastic graphics of the beginning and predicted end of the universe that i havent seen before due to my lack of cable television watching for so long! there are some great visualizations of the universe that i have long thought about but never actually *seen* before! how cool!
at the end of one segment leading into the commercials, a narrator spoke over some icon for the history channel and said:
the universe is brought to you by master card.....
holy crap... i laughed out loud so loudly and for so long that my roommate eventually asked what i was watching. when i told her "a show on the history channel called the universe," she looked at me sort of funny and moved on. hahaha!
ah, consumerism..... with interest! bienvenidos a los estados unidos!