Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Top Ten Tuesdays: How are we celebrating the successful launch of the Large Hadron Collider?

The Large Hadron Collider finally started smashing together subatomic particles. How are we celebrating this scientific breakthrough?

10) Holding most explosive matter/anti-matter party ever.

9) Grabbing pet spider, crossing fingers, and jumping into particle stream.

8) Mixing protons and electrons with our lab partners, if you know what we mean.

7) Calling stupid brother-in-law who said we would blow up the world and telling him to suck our neutrons.

6) Preparing for guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, where the cute girl will ask, “Is that a Large Hadron Collider in your pants or are you just happy to see me?”

5) Getting our favorite isotope tattooed on our shoulders.

4) Watching everything turn white before waking up on The Island.

3) Watching the particle collisions under a black light while listening to Dark Side of the Moon.

2) Unclenching our black holes in relief.

1) Hoping that this amazing triumph of technology and physics will inspire people to see how valuable science is and teach children that science is a noble, rewarding career…just kidding, we’re going to use our extra free time to work on our girl robots.

171 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

17) making stupid Zardoz comments at thunderpantse'. Like we supposed to stop doing the dumb things we do?

Jennifer said...

Damn! ZRM beat me to it!!! Grrr.

Jennifer said...

6) Preparing for guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, where the cute girl will ask, “Is that a Large Hadron Collider in your pants or are you just happy to see me?”

The new pick-up line...

Want to let our particles collide??

fish said...

Want to test my theory about what happens after a big bang?

Jennifer said...

Want to test my theory about what happens after a big bang?

I'm guessing I'd see stars...

Von said...

Hmmm.
Isotrope as tattoo....
that could be #7.
#6 this summer is already planned.

Jennifer said...

Hey Von! You never showed your tats when you were over! Of course, I have no idea if your tats are in lamblet-viewing territory. Or my viewing territory for that matter!

Jennifer said...

2) Unclenching our black holes in relief.

Glenn Beck calls racism!

Von said...

Oh, you didn't see them because it's winter.
One on my left inner forearm (no judging, please, but YES, I am that bad ass)
One left ankle
One left thigh (likely not fit for viewing)
Two on right ankle that kinda look like one, but isn't.
Guess we'll have to hang out again so I can show them!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

FIVE??!?!?

Jennifer said...

(no judging, please, but YES, I am that bad ass)

No judging. My bestest friend in the world, aside from Grizzled, has MANY... and just got some really intense ones... I'll share at some point.

While I can appreciate them and the urge to get them, I've only had the urge a couple of times and have let it go... my mother a nurse who always said, "If you need to give blood to your babies, you might not be able to!!!"

:)

fish said...

Hey Von! You never showed your tats when you were over!

I guess customs in the Midwest are a bit different, but here on the East Coast, we generally keep our shirts on when invited for dinner.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I celebrated the launch of teh Large Hardon Collider by working all day at the horrible place.

Sounds like Von did the same, with a lot of zardozing time, also.
~

Substance McGravitas said...

Dude, this is so crazy, because I'm eating particles RIGHT NOW.

NĂ¡mo Mandos said...

Would thunder be more or less likely to give me a loan if I were to own a particle accelerator?

Snag said...

Put some ink in that accelerator and it would be the coolest tattoo needle in history.

Another Kiwi said...

I ate a bagel.
Wild and crazy guy, huh?

Brando said...

Want to test my theory about what happens after a big bang?

*Insert Little Dipper joke here*

fish said...

Is that written on the underwear?

Von said...

I can ALWAYS find time to comment, zardoz, nap, whatever I need to get through the day.

Von said...

Fish - next time I'm on the east coast I'll be sure to stop by and show you my tats.
Cool?

Von said...

And that'll be June (NYC for work) and likely October (Boston, for fun)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

but here on the East Coast, we generally keep our shirts on when invited for dinner.

Yeah, you guys are no fun.

fish said...

Sadly, I am in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Jennifer said...

Sadly, I am in the Mid-Atlantic region.

fish is actually in prison. The whole research thing is just a ruse.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sadly, I am in the Mid-Atlantic region.

pedantic fish is pedantic. And annoyingly enough, CORRECTING HIMSELF.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

of course, the polite thing to do is ignore the zombie html failzzors.

Kathleen said...

Sadly, I am in the Mid-Atlantic region.


also known as the No Zone

Brando said...

True story: "Pedantic Fish" is a Bad Religion song.

Brando said...

The Mid-Atlantic: not north enough to be the brains of the country, not south enough to be the penis. More like the superfluous nipple of America.

fish said...

Of course it is.
In fact, you can probably put Pedantic in front of all their titles and it would work:
Pedantic 21st Century (Digital Boy), Pedantic Punk Rock Song, Pedantic Victims of the Revolution, Pedantic Inner Logic.

Hey, it really is true.

Churlita said...

"The Mid-Atlantic: not north enough to be the brains of the country, not south enough to be the penis. More like the superfluous nipple of America." Wow. There's an image for a Thursday morning...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

fish has an hilariously high level of knowledge of Bad Religion songs.

Jennifer said...

Hey ZRM- do any of the Bad Religion albums have black glasses on them? Seems they're just begging for them given their name and all...

fish has an hilariously high level of knowledge of Bad Religion songs.

Imagine a world where fish needs to debate all he dislikes...

fish said...

Imagine a world where fish needs to debate all he dislikes...

Imagine a world where he didn't have to.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hey ZRM- do any of the Bad Religion albums have black glasses on them?

Greg Graffin, Lead Singer

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Imagine a world where he didn't have to.

I imagine that would be impossible.

In other LULZnooze, iTunes is playing lots of Bad Religion today. I am dancing the fish-keep-away dance.

Jennifer said...

Imagine a world where he didn't have to.

Only you can make that happen Dr. Bone-Picker!

What you resist, persists... now go out and try to get along!!!

ZRM- thanks for the link. I feel reassured.

fish said...

Only you can make that happen Dr. Bone-Picker!

What you resist, persists... now go out and try to get along!!!


Or the world could conform to me. It would be a better place.

Jennifer said...

Or the world could conform to me. It would be a better place.

I've heard of spooning for with, not with fish.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Or the world could conform to me. It would be a better place.

I'm gonna make one of my old Cubes into a fish tank. THAT world would conform to you.

Jennifer said...

I'm gonna make one of my old Cubes into a fish tank.

Ice Cubes... right?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Ice Cubes... right?

G4 Cubes.

fish said...

Wow, you bought one of those?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Wow, you bought one of those?

three, actually. I bow to no coldblooded creature in my Apple Ninja skillz. But I don't need to answer to a fish.... they served my needs ideally.

besides, I'm a sucker for beautiful industrial design. What, like Dell slapping lollipop colors on the lid of one of their conglomeration of cast-off components is supposed to be compelling?

fish said...

I always thought they looked good, but heard they were saddled with quality issues.

fish said...

Like this?

Or this?

Jennifer said...

Hey! Some of us like lollipop colors!

I don't think they're anodized though... I'll by anything if it's in an anodized lollipop color.

Also, I prefer the ice cube for functionality.

Brando said...

When I worked at an ad agency, we used Apples and I had an iMac. If it worked as well as it looked, I wouldn't have wanted to throw it out of our 23-story window.

I mean no offense to my blogger friends, because you are all great. But if I'm picking a blogger to conform to, it's Snag. Too much meat and bourbon to pass up.

Jennifer said...

Brando- is your jacket still in the closet and your sunroof open?? It's 78 here right now. I can literally hear tree buds popping open.

Brando said...

60-ish, which is like 78 everywhere else. Didn't even wear a sweatshirt to the gym today.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

If it worked as well as it looked, I wouldn't have wanted to throw it out of our 23-story window.

user error. Obviously, you should have been throwing the clients out of the windows.

dunno. Lots of people claim to have problems with Macs, but it always kind of seems to me that they're much more tolerant of balky behavior from Windows machines. Missus zombie works for a Fortune 100 company, and receives world class IT support and a new machine every two years; but if my Silver Lunchtray, at least twice the age of her laptop, performed like hers, I would throw it out of the window too.

I never had too much problem with the Cubes, until they reached the end of their life span, and then just cannibalized them for memory and such like. I just have one left, that will serve as fish's new jail, err... home as soon as I get a piece of 1/4" plexi.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I always thought they looked good, but heard they were saddled with quality issues.


yeah because you can always trust the accuracy of rumors on the internet.

Hey, we are getting a Mac/PC flamewar going on a CJSD thread! Awesome!!

Jennifer, I like colorful things too. I just meant that Dell slaps a little color on their computers, while Apple actually DESIGNS the darn things. Yeah, sometimes they make mistakes, but often they break the paradigm and the other manufacturers are left to knock off crappy imitations.

Meanwhile, I can open attachments....

heh. J/K!!!

Jennifer said...

Meanwhile, I can open attachments....

heh. J/K!!!


I can open them as well if they're actually, you know... attached... and not embedded... Pffft.

Brando- I hope you wore pants.

Brando said...

I have nothing against Macs, I just didn't like that computer. I don't think the iMacs were built particularly well, and the OS it was running (can't remember which) seemed somewhat buggy.

I likewise don't have too many issues with Windows except that device drivers are the work of Satan. We're colliding subatomic particles to replicate the Big Bang, but apparently some Poindexter in Redmond can't figure out how to make my motherfucking graphics card update its drives without me having to go into the bowels of the control panel like Ernest Borgnine trying to get out of the Poseidon.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

some Poindexter in Redmond can't figure out how to make my motherfucking graphics card update its drives without me having to go into the bowels of the control panel like Ernest Borgnine trying to get out of the Poseidon

heh. There's one in Cupertino who can.

Jennifer, I AM attaching them. I can't help that Brando's Poindexter in Redmond made Outlook such a dog.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hey! Jennifer finally managed to open the attachment. Looking good, cutie pie!!

What did you do, sacrifice the Squirmy Dog to Bill Gates?

Jennifer said...

I did nothing. The only thing different this time is that they actually came as attachments. :-P However, thank you for the new Rx. I can see much better now.

Grizzled would be willing to sacrifice squirmy dog if it would help our driver issues. Ours like to disappear for no reason.

Jennifer said...

Jennifer, I AM attaching them.

With scotch tape?? To your monitor??

Also... 79 now and moving in on the 80's.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

the dogs or the drivers?

Missus zombie bought a wifi printer/scanner, and it's the first time I had to hose around with drivers in forever. OSX just dealt with it before. for the last 6 or 7 years, the only drivers I ever had to install were for the large format plotters.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

With scotch tape?? To your monitor??

That doesn't work?

Huh. O well, I AM a Mac user.

Jennifer said...

like Ernest Borgnine trying to get out of the Poseidon.

Maybe Shelley Winters could help. She's got a swimming medal.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I have nothing against Macs, I just didn't like that computer.

I HAVE seen Macs react poorly to Windows users. It's like they can tell. It probably didn't care for you either.

Jennifer said...

Brando is well on his way to a Zardoz... or a Bad Ronald... whichever comes first.

I'm out of here for a bit, I have every confidence that ZRM will take this to 100... especially if he's debating with fish. Or Brando could wax poetic about Snag.

Jennifer said...

I HAVE seen Macs react poorly to Windows users. It's like they can tell. It probably didn't care for you either.

I'm guessing that's also why your attachments refused to attach for me. Fuckers.

Jennifer said...

Oops... can we use the f-word over here??

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

JENNIFER. BANZZORS.

(singing) Brando and Snaggers, sitting in a tree
E-A-T-I-N-G
First comes bourbon, then comes pork,
then comes a massive cardiac incident.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm guessing that's also why your attachments refused to attach for me.

the poor little graphic files were scared because they knew you were going to insert them - PAINFULLY AND RUDELY INSERT THEM - into a Windows hard drive.

poor little things.

wv, no lie, is MINGLD

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Oops... can we use the f-word over here??

Was it INSERTED into a dick joke?


holy hell, will you guyz let me get to work?

fish said...

and the OS it was running (can't remember which) seemed somewhat buggy.

From OS7.5 to about 9.1 there were some pretty bad issues. Nothing as bad as Windows 3.1 or (shudder) XP, but still some bad stuff.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Has CJSD ever been Zardozed?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

2 in one week is pretty aggressive though.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

...and if we inadvertently hit 100 comments, are we then OBLIGATED to continue the Zardoz?

We need an OmbudsZardoz or something who can answer these questions. I nominate Jennifer.

Zombudsgloob said...

Seconded.

fish said...

Too much meat and bourbon to pass up.

Sushi and saki is a pretty good evening too.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

dead alewives and bathtub gin.

Jennifer said...

76!?! I'm gone for two hours and you're only 7 comments ahead? That's sad.

Jennifer said...

dead alewives and bathtub gin.

A common combo for anyone near Lake Michigan.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

we did manage to niminate you for Ombudszardoz, Jennifer.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm gone for two hours and you're only 7 comments ahead? That's sad.

I did manage to produce some RIVETING structural details.

Well, actually, it's a bolted flitch plate. But that doesn't lend itself to a pun.

Jennifer said...

...and if we inadvertently hit 100 comments, are we then OBLIGATED to continue the Zardoz?

Well, YES!

And, did you not hear me sound the Zardoz alert about 10 comments earlier?

Jennifer said...

we did manage to niminate you for Ombudszardoz, Jennifer.

Jennifer said...

Oops, I left out the rest of my comment, but that's ok, I'll get enough comment out of it.

Jennifer said...

The flitch plate special also goes well with bathtub gin.

Ombudszardoz said...

Just testing...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

OK, it's happening.

See my bloggo.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

niminate


yeah, that was sweet.

Jennifer said...

I'll get enough comment out of it.

ANOTHER! Not enough... I really must comment without distraction.

Jennifer said...

See my bloggo

You have a blog??

wv: horpe

what one does after eating alewives and bathtub gin.

fish said...

zardozer

Brando said...

Oops... can we use the f-word over here??

That might be a candidate to replace Kathleen's comment in the masthead.

CJSD has been Zardoz free. The "industry" requires us to be tested regularly.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Jennifer made us do it.

Jennifer said...

LOL@Zardozer!

FYI- Von's avatar has the wrong black glasses.

Jennifer said...

Jennifer made us do it.

Yes, blame me... I went to parochial school, I'm used to it. :)

Jennifer said...

It's 79 degrees out, it's after 5, I've got a cold beverage in my hand, we're at 95 comments and all is right with the world...

Jennifer said...

ZRM- I think we need to put Bad Ronald's head on Sean Connery's Zardoz.

Jennifer said...

You know, I've noticed, the faster I make comments, the longer the wv is.

Jennifer said...

It's Maundy Thursday and I'm in the church of Zardoz... surely God wouldn't interrupt the best Zardoz of my life?!?!

Jennifer said...

RAT FARTS!!1!@!

Jennifer said...

I'm feeling selfish... :)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it's ME!!!

Jennifer said...

Ah, that's better. Another blog has been plucked by the Zardoz.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

...or not.

fish said...

ZRM- I think we need to put Bad Ronald's head on Sean Connery's Zardoz.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Another blog has been plucked by the Zardoz.

and you didn't even buy it dinner.

Jennifer said...

and you didn't even buy it dinner.

No, but I told it it was pretty and made me laugh...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

FYI- Von's avatar has the wrong black glasses.



fish screwed it up, huh?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardozer!

I found THAT a bit predictable.

fish said...

They are not wrong. They are unique.

fish said...

Some message you are giving there. I suppose daisies are the wrong color too.

Jennifer said...

They are not wrong. They are unique.

They're wrong.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

somebody get plover over here.

Jennifer said...

I found THAT a bit predictable.

Yes, but it was still funny... Now if he had done something with a No-Doz image...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hey! Split Lip Rayfield released a new album!!

I thought they were calling it quits after the one guy died.

Jennifer said...

I've now found I'm telling the wv, "But that's not a word!"

Must be time to stop.

wv: besses

What Harry Truman saw after drinking too much.

Jennifer said...

somebody get plover over here.

LOL!

Jennifer said...

I'm patiently waiting for fish to come over and point out that he has already done the Zar-Doz box...

fish must be right, even when he's wrong, like he was with Von's glasses...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

What Harry Truman saw after drinking too much.

define "too much"

fish said...

If you want some Ray Bans, Ray Bans
If you want some Gucci, Gucci
There's a million ways to see
You know that there are.

Jennifer said...

You're not going to sway me with your Cat Stevens parody... it was my childhood recollection and your glasses are still wrong.

Jennifer said...

Well
If you want to be off
be off.
And if you want to be wrong
Be wrong.
'Cause there's a million things to eff up.
You know that there are.

Brando said...

Zardozing seems to be gaining in frequency and intensity. I blame global warming.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Imma gonna blame fish.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

wooot! time to get all ziggy round here before anybody else wakes up!!

ZARDOZVERINES!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz II: Bandolero Boogaloo!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz: Zardoz harder!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Live Free Or Zardoz!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The Wrath of Zardoz

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz: Lets Freeze A Fish for Great Justice!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz: The Story of Friend

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz: New Moon

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Return To Zardoz

Jennifer said...

LOL!!

I stopped by earlier, but the dew wasn't even dry on Brando's blog. I brought in the paper and went back home for another cup of coffee.

fish said...

Zardoz Meets Yo Gabba Gabba

Jennifer said...

Plan 9 from Zardoz!

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Zardoz!

Fast Zardoz! Kill! Kill!!

Jennifer said...

Priscilla, Queen of the Zardoz

Marley and Zardoz

Winne the Pooh and Zardoz, too!

Jennifer said...

Bad Zardoz, with a cameo appearance by fish's WRONG glasses.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz and Grommit: The Wrong Glasses

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

A Very Special Zardoz

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Are You There Zardoz? It's Me, Jennifer.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The Zardoz Lies Down On Broadway

fish said...

Free Zardoz's Willie

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Planet of The Zardoz
Beneath The Blog of The Zardoz
Escape From Zardoz
Conquest of Zardoz
Battle for Zardoz

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zpongebob Zardozpants

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz, the Fish Slayer

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The Incredibly Strange Bloggers Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zardoz Zombies!

Jennifer said...

I just blew coffee all over my keyboard!!!

And, I woke up one of the lamblets with my spaz laughing. Thanks ZRM...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

And, I woke up one of the lamblets with my spaz laughing. Thanks ZRM...

you're welcome. Time for them to go to work anyway, isn't it?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

And, I woke up one of the lamblets with my spaz laughing. Thanks ZRM...

Blame Fish.

Jennifer said...

They have the day off.

And, I missed this one... but nearly peed when I found it.

Zardoz II: Bandolero Boogaloo!!

Also...

Perfect...

Zardoz and Grommit: The Wrong Glasses

wv: thnervi

Indeed!

Jennifer said...

The Eldest Lamblet just added:

"Zardoz Just Isn't That Into You"

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"Zardoz Just Isn't That Into You"

That one's good.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zardoz III: First Comment

Brando said...

With it being Good Friday....

The Last Temptation of Zardoz
The Passion of the Zardoz
Zardozacus
Zardoz of Nazardozeth
The Greatest Zardoz Ever Told

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The Life Of Zardoz

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The Ten Zardozments

Von said...

and the John Hughes (RIP) contingent:
Pretty in Zardoz
16 Zardoz
Some Kind of Zardoz
Planes, Trains, and Zardoz
The Great Zardoz

Ok, gotta go back to work.

Von said...

somezzat wv
as in can you give me "somezzat"?
new wv flowhard
I kid you not.
Hard to go back to work with all this fun over in here....

Von said...

Two zardoz in one week?
We might need a zardozvention
damn, brando, don't you know to turn off the word verf during zardoz?

Von said...

iPod on shuffle.
Current song:
The way I am
Eminem
f*ck yeah.

Jennifer said...

With it being Good Friday....

Don't forget, "The Zardoz Robe"

Jennifer said...

With it being Good Friday....

We'll have to end at 3pm with...

Zardoz: It Is Finish-ed

fish said...

I didn't know Zardoz was a Finn.

Von said...

I am rarely wrong, and always unique.....
XmwahX

Von said...

Here I am, all alone, at Zardozdos.
allll
alone

Jennifer said...

I didn't know Zardoz was a Finn.

:-P

And... you're not alone Von!!! We're just lurking.

Jennifer said...

I am spent.

That was not one of the last seven words...

Von said...

I am cashed
better?

fish said...

Something Zardoz This Way Comes

Jennifer said...

Shouldn't the Zardoz have risen from the dead?? It's been over 3 days.

Brando said...

Zardoz did rise from the dead, but then when back to sleep. Resurrection is very tiring.