In an innovative use of the Freedom of Information Act, BuzzFeed's Jacob Fischler has retrieved 122 pages of emails exchanged between Bill Nye the Science Guy, his assistant Christine Sposari, and Phil Larson, an adviser in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Far and away the best find was a 2012 holiday greeting in which Nye wrote Larson a poem:
The dodecahedron mentioned in the poem is this cut-out Christmas ornament:
Nye campaigned on behalf of President Obama's reelection campaign in 2012, so his closeness with the administration isn't especially surprising. But that poem is really unexpectedly delightful.