Thursday, 25 September 2008

Political Science

A couple of video clips that have greatly amused me of late. For those of us who are on the cusp between great hope and great dread in the lead-up to the U.S. election, the first clip will lighten the mood a little. Thanks Sher and her blog pal Nicole!

http://rosenleaf.typepad.com/livingstonipresume/2008/09/must-see-tv.html?cid=130863266#comments


Secondly, Geneva and part of neighbouring France are home to the massive underground Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator built by CERN - the European Organization for Nuclear Research. In its' most simple terms, the LHC is attempting to unravel the science behind the big bang theory by analyzing how elementary particles acquire mass.

The only minor side-effect of said experimentation is the negligible risk of creating black holes in the process and sucking ourselves into oblivion. Ya well, I'll still take science over Jerry Falwell any day of the week. Enjoy these scientists rappin...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

5 comments:

Sher said...

The tunnel runs right underneath my house - should be quick and painless.

C. said...

Ah...comforting :)

Jen said...

both of these occurences (Palin and the thingy under your city) scare the pants off of me....metaphorically speaking that is...

Jawahara said...

I believe if you were to go into a black hole, the pants that were scared of you would also become really, really, really skinny as would you :-). Also, look on the bright side: Ms. Palin would also disappear into the black hole. But then you won't be around to enjoy her absence. Wait...what *were* we talking about? Damn! I knew there was a reason not to start drinking at noon.

*Stumbles off*

Sheila said...

Funny!!!
Oh - how I miss SNL! Don't know who any of the actors are anymore!