I have just realised why they call him PROFESSOR Brian Cox

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Yes I am that thick. There's another one blush and he's old and doesn't play keyboards.

ratspeaker Tue 12-Feb-13 19:21:58

And Scottish

Yip blush

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Tue 12-Feb-13 19:23:34

My mum fancies him.

I don't get it. He looks like Pete Burns.


ratspeaker Tue 12-Feb-13 19:25:50
QOD Tue 12-Feb-13 19:26:50

I did think he was a musician .... Which he IS but I thought he was just a musician calls Prof Brian Cox ...

You are not alone!

I doubt though that they gave him a professorship just to make it easier for us to tell them apart!

QOD Tue 12-Feb-13 19:27:25

What? I'm even more confused now

I jsut feel like such a prat!

springlamb Tue 12-Feb-13 19:30:17

He has naice hair. DH had hair like that when I met him, but someone stole it.

I'm OK when he's talking about animals and cutesy stuff, but when he starts on about the physics malarkey...

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Tue 12-Feb-13 19:31:30

DH had hair like that when I met him, but someone stole it.

You've given me my first proper smile all day!!




SamSmalaidh Tue 12-Feb-13 19:32:25

Do you mean they call him Professor because he is a Professor? Or in order to differentiate him from the actor Brian Cox?

Yes to differentiate him. I didn't realise there was an actor.

seeker Tue 12-Feb-13 19:38:00

He is also an actual Professor- it's not his Rap name!

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Tue 12-Feb-13 19:39:52

Is Dr. Dre an actual Doctor?

Unrelated but I've always wondered and this may be my only oppoutunity to ask.


MechanicalTheatre Tue 12-Feb-13 19:39:54

What? To differentiate? Er, I think it might be because he IS a professor.

SO confused.

If you are talking about Brian Cox the physics bloke, they call him Professor because that is his title, he will have done a PhD and become a Dr, then he worked b****y hard, got a promotion and became a professor. It is nothing to do with not getting people mixed up with other people.

SamSmalaidh Tue 12-Feb-13 19:40:57

I think more people would know Brian Cox (physicist) than Brian Cox (Hannibal Lecter) these days.

ReluctantMother Tue 12-Feb-13 19:41:47

He is very clever, which, in my books, adds a lot to his attractiveness.

MirandaWest Tue 12-Feb-13 19:41:51

Prof Brian Cox is a Professor isn't he? Or has he blagged his way somehow?

springlamb Tue 12-Feb-13 19:44:12

No he's a proper Professor bloke, he's a Fellow of the HmmHmmmNaNas and a Member of the HooHooBaBas and all that kind of braininess. I don't think he had any student loans cos he was well rich from his illustrious music career to pay his way through his learning.

MrsRajesh, not a single hair left. I was sold a pup.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Tue 12-Feb-13 19:44:16

OP, this made me laugh - but then I know far too much about the dude, considering I can't stand him (I know, weird right!)

He haunts me - that hair, that weird smile, the dead behind the eyes look.

Yes, I know, he's clever and blah deh blah blah blah shallow wink

yes he is an actual Professor. he used to lecture in astro physics at Manchester university and has worked at CERN.

he also does a 10 minute slot on 6 music every week on the breakfast show which is usually really funny.

I think intelligence is very sexygrin

and Dr dre isn't a doctor nor is professor green a professorconfused

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