Nye says his distraught ex-wife-that-never-was poured a toxic liquid into the garden behind the house they both owned, a substance Tindall later said was weed killer. Nye took out a restraining order against her. He says she was "dressed in black and wearing a black hat" and "she fled on foot when I called her name." There was an allegation that Tindall intended to throw poison onto Nye's face or sprinkle it in his eyes.Once youâre done cackling at the mental image of Bill Nye getting poison sprinkled in his eyes, try and appreciate how awesome some of the finer points of this set-up are: Nyeâs ex dressed up as the black spy from Spy vs. Spy, Nye weeping over his beloved roses, and Tindall the concert oboist loping off through the suburb, bottle of empty poison in her sinister black-gloved hand. I also canât get over how Nye treats the whole thing like an experiment on his show. Upon âinvestigatingâ the herbicide, he reportedly concluded that is was âquite toxic,â and could have theoretically soaked into his vegetable garden and then gotten into his food. I assume he deduced this by setting up a control garden and treating a series of test gardens with various levels of the poison. Yay science! Now all it needs is some wailing electric guitar and wacky sound effects to keep the kids entertained and itâs ready for the KPBS afternoon block:
Sometimes it's just a matter of making the US Department of Defense look, like, REALLY cool.
Actual impending doom like global climate change or mass extinction just makes people bored.
In some cases, the Marvel source material just did better.