Okay, Internet. We need to have a talk about the way you have been treating Bill Nye
, because it's not cool.
To start the week off, Nye saw Twitter fake his death,
resulting in a slew of tweets mourning the very-much-alive-and-well Nye. This was a particularly cruel trick to play on legions of grieving nerds, coming as it did on the heels of the all-too-real passing of Neil Armstrong. But hey, it's Twitter, and Twitter is good for nothing if not faking celebrity deaths. Yesterday, though, Nye got hit with another round of phony news about him when B-grade satire site -- The Daily Currant
-- posted a fake story about Nye calling Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin "a fucking idiot"
on television. It didn't happen, of course,
because come on you guys, this is Bill Nye
, but it managed to get picked up and spread around as an actual thing, and this just needs to stop.