American treasure and giver of zero f*cks, Morgan Freeman, dropped by The Daily Show last night, and Jon Stewart must have been well aware of the veteran actor’s propensity to nod off when discussing his new movie about magicians robbing Terry Benedict’s casino (pretty sure that’s it), because at the 1:00 mark he did away with any notion that they would discuss the film and turned the conversation towards Freeman’s new passion: theoretical physics.
Freeman not only hosts Science channel’s Through the Wormhole (returning June 5th) but he also recently hosted the Fundamental Physics Prize gala in Geneva, so he can morph into Professor Freeman mode at the drop of a hat. Sure, it’s essentially rambling layman talk dressed up in the most soothing voice known to man, but as Jon Stewart so perfectly puts it: “If I had met you in college, I would get mushrooms and you and I would go to a park.” NdGT, watch your back.
Oh man. Stephen Hawking’s a cool dude? Morgan Freeman meets god particle? Ray Charles references? Someone needs to make this an online course, like yesterday. I’d be well on my way to a doctorate in no time.