vegetariantaxidermy wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Walker wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Maybe he wanted to literally touch the sun.
Katelyn N. Allers, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, told Patheos that Tyson grabbed her arm and reached into her dress while looking at her tattoo of the solar system. She said the incident happened during a party after a gathering of the American Astronomical Society in 2009.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/02/us/neil- ... index.html
And why would she be mentioning this now?
Oh. You asked for speculation.
You asked me, why the long delay between offense, and reportage (pronounced portage, as with a canoe).
It’s because of all the promises broken. It’s because the star-dust party haze that promised the hitch to his star was either implied or inferred. It’s because sometime after the party favours and intoxicants were metabolized in the cold light of day, before coffee or toothbrush, the hitch turned back into a pumpkin. It’s because you can scarcely expect that someone high-minded enough for a mysteriously placed sun-tattoo hot enough to inspire bodice-lunges or wherever, to go out and key his car for revenge, not when a culture confuses band-wagon notoriety with honest accomplishments, and rewards the perks thus afforded, sometimes.
Q: What does it take to bewitch a society?
Answer 1: The big promise of the big desire, told with big confidence on a big stage, looking straight into the camera, perhaps even a finger wag, or with eyes locked on a distant horizon somewhere beyond the back row of the cheering crowd.
Answer 2: (cue for you, and you)