Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happy Doomsday!

This may be my last post, as the Large Hadron Collider is getting turned on today, and by the time you read this, the world may already have ended -- sucked into a black hole, or transformed into a cloud of strangelets. In which case, of course, you won't be reading this. It's all very exciting.

Update. Well, from all available evidence, the world didn't end. Does the fact that I feel a little disappointed make me a total ghoul? I was thinking that at least Geneva would get flipped into a parallel universe.

Another update. If you're interested or concerned about the teeny-tiny chance that further LHC experiments might fundamentally alter the nature of reality such that the earth no longer exists, here's a handy website to help you keep track: http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com.

11 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...

Well, there's that. And there's also McCain and his new third wife (the one he'll shove off into oblivion as soon as his evil plot to get elected by making the election all about her GILFness and not about him is played out) doing a joint appearance this morning a mere 10 minute drive away from my house. At that little park in Fairfax City where Jesse Winch has his little festival every year - which actually is coming up again in a couple of weeks. Gosh, I hope they fumigate the place before then. (But you know what? If Palin hangs around until that festival, maybe there'd be a feis mother there who could take her out for us. Pit bull vs pit bull. Lipstick optional, as it's not a sanctioned feis event.)

mike said...

Nobody would build such an expensive thing that could only be used once.

T said...

I keep misreading it and thinking it's the Haddon Collider, as in Haddon Industries in Contact. But anyway...that's my own particular cross to bear :-)

Back to Palin for a moment: I think her existence on the national stage officially removes the term MILF from the realm of the hip, Nancy Botwin notwithstanding. Sigh.

Rob said...

Oh, I strongly agree. Which is a shame; it's such a useful term.

An Briosca Mor said...

I had to look up the Nancy Botwin reference, but once I did....ahh. Mary-Louise Parker. Va va voom, oooh la la. I've had my eye on her since long before she became a MILF, back in her Fried Green Tomatoes days. She's also getting more daring in her um... costuming as she goes further and further into MILFhood, unlike most actresses who go the other way. Have you seen the recent poster with the snake?

And if you notice, I never apply the MILF term to Palin. I say GILF, thereby leaving MILF available and untarnished by any association with her. Hopefully such distinctions will never have to be made with the term VPILF.

T said...

Wait--what's the G stand for in "GILF," John? (It's entirely possible it's obvious, but I'm just too exhausted to get it.)

Did I see something disturbing in the headlines this afternoon about her saying that the Cold War would not be repeated--that she could see going to war with Russia if they invade Georgia again?!? Or am I hallucinating about that as I may be about other things?

Rob said...

Palin leaves open option of war with Russia

An Briosca Mor said...

G=Governor. Even if you're like Rob (and like me, the more I see of her) and don't think she's really a GILF, you gotta admit she's probably the closest we've come to ever having one. Any other candidates?

Just say no to VPILFs, PILFs and God forbid CiCILFs!

An Briosca Mor said...

I was at work when I posted earlier, so I couldn't Google up the photo of MLP with the snake. But here it is in case y'all haven't seen it already. (NSFW)

Rob said...

So did anybody see the VPNSPWFRPUELF getting interviewed by Charles Gibson on ABC last night? She apparently revealed just how vast her ignorance is. Joan Walsh compared her to Miss South Carolina.

An Briosca Mor said...

There's a big difference between Sarah Palin and Miss South Carolina. After careful consideration, I've determined that I could actually see myself hitting on Miss South Carolina, given enough liquor input on either my part or hers. Sarah Palin, no way.

Saw a great line somewhere about Palin: All of the Cheney with none of the Dick.