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Meryl Streep advances and the second round is over!

Best comment yesterday came from Dalton:

Yakov Smirnoff’s relevance died with the Soviet Union. And he knows it, which is why he’s apparently now giving motivational talks entitled “Happily Ever Laughter: The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships”.

You can even watch in on PBS:

When I want to experience breathlessly credulous regurgitation of bullshit science on public media, my drink of choice is Shankar Vedantam. So, please, advance Meryl Streep just so I don’t have an aneurysm by chasing my Vedantam with a shot of Smirnoff.

No kidding. See for example here and here.

That said, I’ve learned a lot about how science works in the past ten years or so, and I think Smirnoff and Vedantam could learn too. There’s hope for all of us.

In the meantime, it’s Streep on to round 3.

P.S. Paul Davidson sent along the updated bracket:


  1. zbicyclist says:

    There are a few more non-basketball brackets out there. Here’s an article highlighting some:

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