Reminder: Steve Irwin's final documentary, Ocean's Deadliest, including my "friend" Philippe Cousteau, will air January 21 @ 8:00 on Animal Planet! Right smack in the middle of the Pats v. Colts playoff game! Argh! Go Pats!
WaPo has a nice article about the event.
I recently called the DC blogerati geeky. I'm actually quite proud to consider myself among them, so want to show both my blogginess and geekiness simultaneously in this post. See below.
I grew up in Florida idolizing Jacques Cousteau. For my 7th grade science project, I experimented with improvements to his Magnus Effect Sail. Many of my many make-believe games were centered around being one of his scientists.
Fast forward to last Saturday night where I was attending a birthday party at Bedrock Billiards. One of the fellow invitees was, drumroll please, Philippe Cousteau, 27 year old grandson of Jacques! I nearly died and went to heaven.
We had a very nice evening of pool-playing and discussion about celebrity and ocean stuff. He was with Steve Irwin on the fatal stingray shoot, so he'll be on the Discovery Network a whole bunch in the coming week as they air the footage from the Ocean's Deadliest documentary.
After a couple of beers I had to literally bite my tongue to keep from discussing the Magnus Effect with him.