When we started these “Badass of the week” posts I clearly stated that the person did not need to be relevant that particular week, or even alive. My pick happens to be both, and yet he is still my Badass of the Week, and that’s badass. Freddie Mercury had it all, the rock star look, the mustache, the voice, and an all-time great band behind him, queen. I have always said if I could sing like anyone in the history of the world I would sing like Freddie. This guy had a vocal range that couldn’t be touched and an energy that couldn’t be replicated. He could serenade you to sleep (It’s a Hard Life ) or rock your socks off (Bohemian Rhapsody). I have never seen Freddie Mercury live because sadly his life was cut far to short, but I have seen videos of his live performances, and they’re amazing. Freddie Mercury is my, vocally superior, badass of the week.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: American astrophysicist, author, science communicator, AND television show host to one of the best things i’ve watched in my lifetime, Cosmos. For those of you that don’t know I am a huge science nerd, in particular anything that has to do with space exploration. Naturally, people like Dr. Tyson have caught my attention when it comes to this kind of stuff. His new show, Cosmos, is a remake/extension of the 1980’s show with the same title hosted by the great Carl Sagan. The show is absolutely amazing. The content, visuals, and sounds are the perfect combination of mediums to help a wide range of people understand the content. That and the voice over by Tyson has created some of the most enthralling TV I have ever watched. I can’t look away!
Cheers to you, Dr. Tyson.
Can’t wait for the other 11 episodes to air.
Brand new to AverageNobodies.com is “Badass of the Week”. It’s simple, every week we pick someone (past or present) and give them the prestigious honor of gracing our webpages as Badass of the Week. Look for it every Thursday.