But when it’s in the same field they don’t stack, they upgrade, so to speak- you can’t be both a bachelor of science and a master of science, the masters supersedes the bachelors, likewise with the phd. I hate when shows do things like this to make their characters seem smarter when to anyone with a knowledge of degrees it sounds stupid.
Unless he’s got degrees in different fields. For example, he could have a BS in chemistry but still have pursued a PhD in physics. What I find far more problematic is the characterization issue. Sheldon is supposedly a genius so there’s no reason he’d ever have gotten and MS, most people with that level of intelligence would get fast tracked to an expedited degree program, skipping an MS entirely (at least in the US) by taking simultaneous MS and PhD level coursework and immediately writing a dissertation (he’s not going into lab research or medical fields so he needs theoretical work, published papers, etc) and he has an utter disdain for the social sciences and has shown no interest in pursuing the arts so why would he have an MA in anything?
Actually it’s perfect characterization. Sheldon is a contrary genius who likes to lord it over other people. He probably specifically got them all in separate fields so he could DO THIS EXACT THING. He’d get asked “why aren’t you going for a PhD in this?” and he’d be like “I NEED TO COLLECT THEM ALL.”
His MA is probably in metaphysics or maybe, like, philosophy so he could sit in on lectures about how it’s improvable that anyone else in the room is even human.
Zach Woodlee appreciation post.
And kudos to the people who made these lovely gifs!
I LOVE HIM. And his genuine DELIGHT and HOPE and also snark.
I mean he also looks like half the members of Thursday had a child or something so that doesn’t hurt.
Actual Dr. Bruce Banner on Colbert Report talking about environmental protection and fracking.
Can I marry you?
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW, WITH YOUR EVERYTHING AND YOUR FACE
I’M ALL TURNED AROUND AND CONFUSED.
Transcribing because these are rather hard to read for someone WITHOUT major color issues (probably parts were cut out but I’m condensing as if they weren’t):
Ruffalo: I have a 14 kilowatt solar array in my backyard that powers my home. We are not inventing new technology. Germany today right now — 30 percent of their energy is coming from sun. America is being left behind…all over the world.
Ruffalo: Listen to me!!
Colbert: No, you listen to me!!
Colbert: You are one of those Hollywood elites who drinks water…
Ruffalo: From a well that is drilled under my home.
Ruffalo: I saw what hydrofracking does to families. These people can’t drink the water that’s coming out of their tap, here in America, that’s a third world thing. The water is full of poison and full of gas. Their houses can blow up.
Ruffalo: Yes, this is happening in America, you should be outraged. This is destroying people’s lives, our properties. And I saw that. Then I said to myself, if I am who I say I am, then I have to get out and front this, so I start talking about it.
Colbert: If you are who you say you are…You are also the Hulk in the Avengers movie, aren’t you?
Ruffalo: Don’t make me angry.
PS - if you haven’t seen the movie Gasland, you should!
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