Cosmology Big Brother

I saw on Twitter today that the new series of Celebrity Big Brother has just started, though looking at the list of inmates housemates, I’m not sure whether the producers of this show understand the meaning of the word `celebrity’. At any rate, I’ve never heard of most of them.

I get the feeling that the Big Brother franchise may be getting a little tired, so I thought I’d pitch a new variant in order to boost the flagging ratings.

In Cosmology Big Brother a group of wannabe cosmologists live together in a specially-constructed house (with lots of whiteboards) isolated from the outside world (i.e. the arXiv). As the series progresses the furniture and rooms are gradually moved further apart, the temperature of the central heating is turned down, and the contents of the house become progressively more disordered.

Housemates are regularly voted out, at which point they have to enter the `real world’ (i.e. get a job in data science). Eventually only one person remains and whoever that is is awarded a research grant. They can then spend the rest of their life combining their study of cosmology with the usual activities of a Big Brother winner, e.g. opening supermarkets.

7 Responses to “Cosmology Big Brother”

  1. Stumbled across it last night on TV and was more interested in the giant neon skull in the background set than the show itself. I’d pay money for that! đŸ˜€

  2. Moons R Us Says:

    Perhaps we are all the last ones in a Cosmic Big Brother and so explaining the Fermi Paradox. The ratings must really be good for such a show to be going on for so long.

  3. Anton Garrett Says:

    How about Celebrity Cosmology Big Brother? Suggestions anyone?

  4. “As the series progresses the furniture and rooms are gradually moved further apart, the temperature of the central heating is turned down, and the contents of the house become progressively more disordered.”

    The drop in temperature (but not only that) will also lead to clusters of bodies.

  5. “As the series progresses the furniture and rooms are gradually moved further apart,”

    Back in the early 1980s, Eddie Jobson played keyboards with Jethro Tull for a while. He had two parallel banks of keyboards, so that he could play with his arms outstretched in both directions while facing the audience. The roadies moved them a few millimetres farther apart every night, so that he was quite perplexed by the end of the tour!

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