Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hadron Smokes!

They're firing up the Hadron Collider.  It's been twenty years in the making and it's about to get the 2 AAA batteries put in it.

This thing is fifteen miles in circumference.  High-energy protons will be smashed together at roughly the speed of light in two counter-rotating beams and then we'll all see what happens.

If this thing doesn't have a lightning bolt painted on the side of it, I quit.

I've been trying to picture a device fifteen miles around and all I can see is the scientist who made it.   I see him with a fairly new hair piece and a corvette.

Somebody's compensating...


  1. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Science rules. A hairpiece, a corvette, smart genes and a lot of money in the bank.

    I'd marry him.

  2. from yahoo!
    "After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:36 a.m. indicating that the protons had traveled the full length of the $3.8 billion Large Hadron Collider."

    worth every penny.

  3. didn't they say it was possible that this thing could open up a black hole that would swallow the earth when they turned the ignition key and the protons started smashing into each other? and when questioned about it the scientists replied with something like, "that probably won't happen. i'm like 80% sure that won't happen. it'll be fine... i think"?

    just wanted to let you know if we all get sucked into a time-altering, light-bending cosmic void... you still owe me $8 for the paul mccartney thing.

  4. it's the end of the world as we know it...

  5. You know how when you read a word and you mix up a couple of the letters to see a different word? I read the title to this post and thought you were finally writing your reaction to peloop.