Netflix Serves Neil deGrasse Tyson

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World renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson wanted to see a movie. Specifically, he wanted to see the Bruce Willis space flick Armageddon. Which goes to show that even as astrophysicist enjoys escaping reality at times. Sadly, he wasn’t able to find the film streaming. He searched Netflix and iTunes to no avail. Since this is a social media driven world, Tyson couldn’t just suffer silently, and instead shared on Twitter his frustration.

Today, Netflix came to the rescue, “well its on there now if u wanna ruin it for everyone, neil” they tweeted back to Tyson. It’s a humorous tweet. Both humorous because Netflix chose to respond to Tyson, and humorous due to joking about spoiling the film that was originally released in 1998.

But there’s a much more satisfying joke to this tweet.

Tyson’s original tweet was sent in February of 2013. That’s right, this tweet was five years coming. The question is, did someone just discover this tweet? Did someone go looking for it? Does someone at Netflix have that random of a sense of humor or was this some sort of mistake?

I’m sticking with it’s a sense of humor. And that someone needs to control Netflix’s twitter handle more often.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


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