Monday, September 8, 2008

End of Days...

Well it was nice knowing most of you...

"At some point Wednesday (late Tuesday here in the U.S.), the switch will be thrown for the initial testing of the Large Hadron Collider on the border of Switzerland and France. The 17-mile underground loop will eventually smash stuff together with seven times the force available at the Fermilab collider in Illinois in an attempt to see what the universe was like a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. The holy grail for particle researchers will be the Higgs boson, the lone particle in the Standard Theory yet to be detected." -

The chicken littles of this world are worried that this will create a black hole and consume the planet. Scientists have assured us that even if it did create one it would last for a nano nano nanosecond. You know just long enough to consume France. Darn.

It only took a fraction of a second for the lightning to strike and wake up Frankenstein. If you follow the Buffy universe just after the big bang and earth was created, that when the demons showed up. Then there is always the possibility that it only takes that long for the zombie virus to get through and World War Z starts. Maybe that's how long it takes for the insects to come through and we'll all be stuck in a grocery store with an evangelical screaming for the blood of the innocent (preferably the black and white version).

Then again these are the same people that put the wrong mirror/lens on on the Hubble telescope and miscalculated the measurements and buried the Mars land rover into the surface.

Here's hoping a fly doesn't get in there at the wrong time and end the world as we know it. Plus side, if it does, we won't have time to realize it.

p.s. If you don't know the references I made in the above paragraphs, you can click the links to check like the un-pop-cultured person you are.

1 comment:

Yokel (TKS) said...

Hysterical post, Kathy! Great movie refs, to boot.

I'm psyched by the early success of this latest experiment. Not too worried about generating a black hole, considering the fact that the universe is already doing this all the time all around us without getting our permission. Anyway, if there is a black hole, maybe it can suck up all my dirty dishes so I don't have to do them.

I'm just sorry that the American news media is spending so much time behaving like the National Enquirer that they have missed reporting on one of the most amazing scientific breakthroughs of the 21st century.