Friday, June 11, 2010

Tiny Dictator Bait

If the Large Hadron Collider thought it could use its insidious charms to ingratiate itself, it's got another think coming. The thing's coming for our children, friends, in the form of a pop-up book.
Why go to all this trouble? Well, before the collider opened, tens of thousands of visitors packed in to see it. Now that it’s up and running, however, the facility is generally off-limits. “To a lot of people, the experiments at the LHC might as well be a black box,” Sanders says. “They’re very excited about it, but they don’t have a clue how it works.” This book makes the science accessible. Dark matter—visible at last!
Replace LHC with Guantanamo in that paragraph (and most of the other words with different ones) and this is a chilling example of the Collider's increasing sentience. Bet you didn't think that Terminator was a documentary, did you?

36 comments:

Dave said...

i went to the library to check this out-- and the librarian said it was checked in-- but when i went to the shelf where it was supposed to be, there was a black hole there instead.

rob said...

i've always liked you, dave

T.J. said...

rob, this is for you man...
http://bit.ly/9Wwg9e

Squeaky said...

The lead singer of Chicago is wearing a Bauhaus shirt in that video. Something must be wrong with the flux capacitor. I knew Bauhaus was jinxed but had no idea it was because of Chicago.

T.J. said...

How we were unaware of this band?
http://www.smokingpopes.net/

T.J. said...

Dearest readers of G:TB, I need your help. I posed this question on twitter last night:

At what point do we see start seeing 20-something females ambushing their gal pals with Mickey's hand grenades?

Obviously when this does occur due to G:TB's global reach, we need to name this phenomenon? Thoughts?

Igor said...

The Smoking Popes did a song on the soundtrack to the movie Clueless. It was called "Need You Around," and it was one of the better tunes on a decent mix of songs. Cracker's "Shake Some Action" cover tops the list on that soundtrack. Worth picking up used in your local record shop.

rob said...

chicks with micks. duh.

zman said...

Wouldn't it be "micking"? It's like the z call -- "He mick-late'd me!" And as Pip told me my freshman year, "You'll never forget your first Gumby. Or quimby."

rob said...

i like saying 'bafana bafana'.

Igor said...

I vote for "loobstering."

TR said...

This article about the USC football program is very interesting. There could be some massive shuffling of talent out of SoCal. And a guy like Mitch Mustain might have a shot to start somewhere. He should head to Notre Dame.

Makes you wonder how psyched Lane Kiffin is that he left Tennessee. Douche.

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/news/story?id=5275644

zman said...

I found this really interesting: "But schools with an interest in a USC junior or senior are allowed to initiate contact with the player, Osburn said."

So schools can reach out to students at another school and say "Come here to play football"? There's no pretense "academic" in these "academic institutions" when it comes to football. Unless you have a shot at the NFL, why leave a top school like USC (ranked #26 by USN&WR between UVa and Michigan). The whole process is fishy.

zman said...

http://www.schnitzelandthings.com/

Igor said...

Throughout a week or so of staring blankly at Munich and Vienna menus without much insight into translations, I instinctively went with the safe bet most meals -- the schnitzel. Plus, it's fun to say "wiener schnitzel."

zman said...

Roladen and goulash will both treat you right. I can't help but think of Weenie whenever I order weiner schnitzel.

Igor said...

Especially if it's served with tater tots.

zman said...

KryptoNate and Big Baby are pretty darn Gheorghe.

http://tinyurl.com/35q3a3z

rob said...

i heard that on the radio this morning. that's a great clip.

teej - nice work with the testimonial

rob said...

franck ribery just whiffed a shot. 15 year-olds, dude.

Shlara said...

Just got home from Germany where they have some serious World Cup fever. Have the France/Uraguay game on ESPN now--totally love these announcer's accents. I'm already over the horns...

rob said...

henry the victim of a handball no-call in the box - there's some poetic justice.

rob said...

good result for dave's pre-tournament favorites.

zman said...

According to my inside source, this iteration of the Slovenian team plays in the style of the Slovenian school instead of past teams which played in the style of the Yugoslav school. (I, of course, rock the style of the doggie school but that's for a different post on a different blog.) Their goalie is apparently outstanding, and the players are all young and hungry for contracts with big clubs. Their coach drives the schnitzel truck over on 52nd and Lex.

Igor said...

Wow. Jamie Moyer's line tonight is truly something to behold.

rob said...

awww, yeah

rob said...

mike lowell's at-bat music is 'london calling'. i approve.

jackveronic said...

放棄者不會勝利,勝利者永不放棄。.........................

rob said...

nigeria have a player named shittu

Igor said...

No running World Cup jibber-jabber here? Come on.

Watching Argentina-Nigeria now. The Messi-Shittu match-up could get ugly.

Igor said...

Wow. Juvenile minds think alike.

Igor said...

Shittu is hoping Nigeria can play soiler here today.

Igor said...

Does Maradona get work as a Saddam Hussein impersonator in the off-season?

rob said...

just bought a minivan - now chicks have yet another reason to dig me

Shlara said...

Rob--I don't even know what to say about that news.
And, can we get a new post up for the US vs UK game chatter?

Maybe a photo of my fav Landon Donovan??

rob said...

a lot of women get speechless around me, shlara. i understand. gimme a few minutes on landycakes.