You know who’s having a crazy year?
Seth MacFarlane. Yeah, the guy who created “Family Guy.”
Not only is his movie directorial debut, “Ted,” coming out this summer. (It’s the one with Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and the talking teddy bear). He’s also rebooting the classic documentary-science TV series, “Cosmos,” with everyone’s favorite space nerd, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Oh, and he is also helping the Library of Congress to acquire some incredibly important documents.
You see, the original “Cosmos” creator and host Carl Sagan was kind of a big deal. He’s credited with popularizing science and astronomy to the general American public. He also collected A LOT of papers -- from articles and research to correspondence with other scientists and some crazy people.
The Library of Congress has always wanted the papers, which fill about 800 boxes. But, the folks there didn't have enough money to buy them from Carl’s widow. Enter Seth, who gave an undisclosed amount of cash, which the Library used to purchase the collection. The library staff's currently sorting through and cataloging the papers, which should be done some time next fall.
We might use a crude a joke from Seth’s show to end this post, but we think it’s more appropriate to just leave it with ... “Good job, Seth.”
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