Neil deGrasse Tyson is everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood astrophysicist. He’s a scientist, author, speaker, self-proclaimed geek, and tweeter. And while we have to give Neil credit for making science accessible to the general public, we also have a complaint. And it’s a big one: The man keeps ruining stuff for us.
It’s like he delights in using his scientific vacuum to suck the fun out of things. Here are some of his most aggravating wet-blanket tweets.
This is definitely not a guy you want to watch a movie with. Not only will he make observations on the science of it all, but he will lace in a heavy dose of cynicism.
Evidence that the @MartianMovie is fantasy: All who make important decisions are scientifically literate.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 2, 2015
Do not invite Neil to your Game of Thrones viewing party, even if he offers to bring guacamole. He’s just going to want to talk dragon-physics.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017
Wishing Upon A Star
Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, get this guy to STOP RUINING MY KID’S FUN tonight.
If you wished upon that first Star you saw tonight in twilight, then it will not likely come true. You wished on planet Venus
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 2, 2016
Speaking of kids, can you imagine letting ol’ Uncle Neil read the kids a bedtime story? “Bring your graphing calculators and gather ‘round, kiddos.”
FYI: A Cow can jump over the Moon if she aims where the Moon will be in three days, then leaps at about 25,000 miles per hour
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 8, 2017
Well, these are some warm holiday wishes, if you disregard all the last stuff, that didn’t need to be said…in any way…at all….whatsoever.
To all on the Gregorian Calendar, Happy New Year! A day that's not astronomically significant…in any way…at all…whatsoever.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 1, 2017
Surely there’s no way for one man to ruin kissing for everyone is there? Oh, wait, yep. Here it is.
Space aliens would surely think it odd that one way humans express affection is the simultaneous exchange of saliva.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 5, 2016
Never mind all the other things he’s ruined, this tweet alone definitely puts Neil on the naughty list. Maybe next year he could try…you know…not being a total ruiner.
As Earth warms, and Arctic ice melts, Santa will lose his habitat too. Soon we’ll see photos of him clutched to an ice floe.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 25, 2015