I don't like science.
I like science fiction. I think that's fun.
But science in real life? No thank you. I have a very pretentious Tom Stoppard quote (entirely removed from context) at the ready for situations like this but I'll refrain.
I mean, I do like Radiolab.
I make an admirable attempt to remain up-to-date on world affairs. But when it comes to science stuff? No sir, no thank you. I'll skip that section of the paper, please pass the scones.
So I am reeling from something you all must have known about already.
Witness this recent gchat conversation.
Anna Adams: did you know the world might end tomorrow?
me: ARE YOU GOING TO FOLLOW THAT UP WITH ANYTHING?
Anna: oh, right. they're kicking on the worlds biggest super collider at 3:30am eastern. and tossing a bunch of protons together.
Anna: and it miiiiiiiiiiiiiight form some black holes.
Anna: but we're not supposed to worry
me: I want to be 23
me: tomorrow is my birthday
Anna: oh shit
Anna: happy birthday
me: why are they doing that?
Anna: for science