Guess this means the big time for the quirky science enthusiast
By Gary S. Vasilash
Bill Nye is not a real doctor, nor does he have a master’s degree—in science. (A BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell.)
But he has made science interesting to the young and old alike.
There he is, always wearing a bowtie (and a suit or lab coat) rolling out in an understandable manner the science behind everyday life.
And he does so in a way that he seems to be the lovable everyman teacher from one’s middle school.
One of the things that a lovable everyman teacher from one’s middle school probably could only dream of is a Porsche Taycan.
But Nye has been hired by Porsche to create a YouTube channel for a series of shows that explain what makes the $79,900 electric Porsche special.
For some people what makes it special are:
- It is a Porsche
- It has a starting price of $79,900 and goes to $185,000.
It is worth noting that Porsche had also hired Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter to star in a video, “Going the Distance,” during which they take a road trip in SoCal in Taycans.
While that is somewhat understandable (e.g., getting on the accelerator really does earn a “Whoa!”), it is somewhat sad that Bill Nye has gone Hollywood.
Of course, were he Bill Nye Math Guy he would be able to explain the likely sudden increase in his bank balance.