Fans of eminent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson are a clever bunch. At least one of them figured out that if you slow down video footage of him speaking, you get a rather odd and entertaining effect: the scientist appears to be baked like a cake…stoned to the bejesus.
Here’s the original clip of Tyson in slow motion:
Being Neil deGrasse Tyson, he showed the clip during a subsequent lecture, amused that someone would put in the effort. He also, in character, noted that it’s what he would look and sound like if he were traveling at 85 percent of the speed of light.
This is another, much shorter clip featured on some geek SyFy show:
And what would American inventiveness be if someone didn’t actually create their own parody performance of Neil deGrasse Tyson in the Cosmos on Weed: