People are dropping like flies at the moment, and the latest to go is Stephen Hawking. He was given two years to live after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and yet survived until the age of 76. I’m trying to think of something clever to say about him, but zerothly has done it much better than I can, so all I’m going to do is put together a series of Hawking-related clips as a sort of half-arsed tribute:
These are, in order, zerothly’s blog post, the biopic The Theory of Everything, Hawking appearing in The Simpson’s and his voice in the latest Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Basically Hawking was up for anything and in spite of the monotone of his voice, had a great sense of humour: when asked when he’d made a mistake in A Brief History of Time, he replied, ‘I predict that I was wrong.’
Sorry I haven’t done this with my whole arse but I’m feeling a little cold-y and woolly-headed right now.