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I have just realised why they call him PROFESSOR Brian Cox

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freddiemisagreatshag Tue 12-Feb-13 19:02:27


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

freddiemisagreatshag Tue 12-Feb-13 19:23:07

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!

3birthdaybunnies Tue 12-Feb-13 19:26:58

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

freddiemisagreatshag Tue 12-Feb-13 19:29:57

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!!



freddiemisagreatshag Tue 12-Feb-13 19:32:01


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?

freddiemisagreatshag Tue 12-Feb-13 19:36:30

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.

3birthdaybunnies Tue 12-Feb-13 19:40:26

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

soaccidentprone Tue 12-Feb-13 19:46:00

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

soaccidentprone Tue 12-Feb-13 19:47:30

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

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