The Large Hadron Collider is this most amazingly technical thing, and yet I have absolutely no idea what it does.Â I mean, I get that it’s a thing that catches particles and whips them around in a gigantic circle (27 kms or something, right?) and then they… uh… measure the… trails… um… with the uh… doohickey…
But hegoly sheggit is it pretty.Â Reminds me of the tunnels the Canada Line, only with about a billion times the technology.Â I’ve been taking transit more often than I’d like lately, but the weather’s been rainy and cold, and I promised myself and my wife that I wouldn’t ride my bicycle if there’s a chance of ice, and as I found of today, it doesn’t have to be icy for people to lose control of their vehicle…
What you’re looking at there is a parked car turned almost 90 degrees onto the sidewalk, the front passenger tire is torn almost completely off the rim.Â Behind that is the car that hit it as it came out of the underground parking lot across the street.Â That tree is crowded by our building, so it’s quite lucky nobody was hurt.
What strikes me is that over the course of my lunch with a friend, they cleaned up everything, and as the grey car was being towed away, someone was putting the mailbox back where it belonged.Â It was badly beaten.Â Dented.Â Paint scraped off.Â Looking like it lost a fight with car, which it did.Â Two cars, in fact.
I want to see the look on the postie’s face at the crack of dawn on Monday morning.
Friday came and went, and for the most part, has felt pretty good.Â I think we’re going to play some Rock Band Beatles, or watch a PPV movie (there’s no video store anywhere near here, I don’t think, but at least we don’t have to worry about paying late fees on rented DVDs that end up costing more than just buying the damned thing).
Annnnnnnd the digital cable box just asplode so… Rock Band it is then.
Speaking of DJ Hero (we were? when?) I wonder if the folks at EA who make Skate are laughing about this comic, cringing, or just glad they still have a job at all…
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Those poor little hadrons. I don’t think they want to collide.
Re traffic, it seems that everyone is a little edgy the past couple days. Transit is a good option.