Why not Zoidberg?

society and culture

Toby Driscoll


July 31, 2015

Something fun for Friday?

My older son binge-watched Futurama on Netflix a few months ago. This was one of the funniest shows of at least recent TV history. Especially if you like nerdy, cultural-reference, rapid-fire style humor like a real Gen-Xer.

It’s also probably the first and only time in television history that a new mathematical theorem was proved for and first presented in a series episode. The whole run of the series had numerous mathematical references. This may have something to do with the fact that co-creator and writer Ken Keeler has a PhD in applied math from Harvard.