Of Nobel Laureates and Narcolepsy

If you were a regular watcher of the Sopranos, you probably remember Janice's narcoleptic born-again boyfriend in season 3.  Well it turns out the guy who played him, Turk Pipkin, lives right here in Austin and is a pretty interesting fellow. 

Driving to work the other day I heard Pipkin being interviewed on a local morning show.  Turns out, not only is he a juggler (he played the ping pong ball juggler on Waiting for Guffman), author, writer for TV and former stand-up comedian but he has also written, directed and produced an amazing sounding documentary.

The film is called "Nobelity" and features interviews with nine Nobel laureates around the world.  As the blurb on Amazon describes it:

"Filmed across the U.S., and in France, England, India and Africa, Nobelity combines the insights of nine distinguished Nobelists with a first-person view of world problems and the children who are most challenged by them." 

It sounds very cool to me.

In addition to making the movie, Pipkin has also started a non-profit called the Nobelity project.  

If you're in Austin this weekend and have some extra cash burning a hole in you pocket, you can check out the star studded fund-raiser he is hosting for the Nobelity project at the Four Seasons.

Pau for now...

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