Penn Valley, CA — Ahead of his appearance at the Nevada City Film Festival, Bill Nye the Science Guy made a surprise appearance at the Nevada County Scooper offices this afternoon to thank the staff for their courageous battle against fake news and science hoaxes.
“I am so pleased to finally meet the staff,” said a jovial Bill Nye sipping on the Scooper’s stock of Crab-flavored soda pop in the break room. “To be honest, they’re not as attractive as I thought they’d be. I mean, Lou [Scooper President Lou LaPlante] really needs to see a dentist, and their weather guy kept opening the refrigerator and eating other people’s food. But despite their rough and tumble nature, they’re really doing the good work battling fake news.”
There were several topics discussed during his 90-minute visit, but Mr. Nye seemed distracted by the lack of quality cell phone service. When a staff writer told Mr. Nye that it was due to locals fearing radio waves, the Science Guy bristled.
“Wait, you mean to tell me people are afraid of micro watts of energy,” questioned Mr. Nye as he ran his hand through his hair in frustration. “You’re going to get more radiation from the Sun or whatever than you would from a cell tower.”
After a brief talk about why people believe in various forms of magical thinking, Scooper personality Michael Tesh asked the famous science spokesman about his Jerry Garcia bow tie.
“Well Michael, I love the Dead,” continued Mr. Nye. “When I was younger, I never missed a show when they came through. I never had the time to follow them around, but I would have if I could have.”
At the end of the meeting, each of the staff offered Mr. Nye some weed for the road, which he politely declined. He’ll have to content himself with what little we left him in his glove box.