The end of the world is nigh?

What with those darn physicists' new toy about to suck us all into a miniature black hole (*possibly), BC is in contemplative mood. Things we haven't done, people we haven't seen ... ah, what might have been.

['The Way We Were' starts playing in the background roundabout now ...]

Yes, regrets, we've had a few. Not going to the Christmas Market being high among them. We also regret not getting more involved in plans for Tea Leaf Arts.

What about BC readers - what do you wish you'd got round to doing locally?

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

HH

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the operation of Large Hadron Colliders is against conservation area guidelines

Headhunter said...

Quite, however as long as it takes place south of the cemetery, east of Rokeby and west of Tyrrwhitt, I couldn't give a monkeys

Hugh said...

Could they nuke the world in instalments, perhaps beginning with Lewisham?

Headhunter said...

Why would you want them to "nuke" your home? Unless you're referring to Lewisham centre only and not the borough as a whole. Anyway, it's got nothing to do with nukes, it's particle physics, my man...

Anonymous said...

Shhhhh... you're not allowed to say that we live in the Blue Burough - we're Royal Greenwich ;-)

Anonymous said...

I read the title of this thread and thought it must be about house prices falling.

Anonymous said...

Worse - a new bookies with an electric sign, selling fried chicken on the side is having a Sky dish installed.

tyrwhitt michael said...

HH

Is west of Tyrwhitt the same as east of Java?

Hugh said...

Headhunter, do you know what a nucleus is?

tj said...

Hugh - out of interest, do you always post under your name or do you also use Anon?

Not criticising, just wondering

Headhunter said...

Yes I know what a nucleus is, but this is physics at a sub-nuclear level. Slamming protons together and searching for hitherto unknown particles and matter such as Higgs Boson, quark gluon and dark matter is one step removed from nuclear physics. Or at least that's what I thought anyway....

Anonymous said...

I found a some stuff about Hugh, did you know his surname is Jarce.

The Cat Man said...

ok, whats my surname?

Headhunter said...

That's a bit indiscreet, and scary at the same time...

Headhunter said...

Pudding? Pandy? Pie?

The Cat Man said...

good guesses, but sadly no.

Just of out interest, whats your first name HH? I picture you as a James, or a Chris.

tyrwhitt michael said...

Hugh Jarse was in a 1970s Benny Hill sketch. He spelt it with an S though.

Does anyone know the original origin?

I'm a Michael by the way.

tj said...

and I'm not strictly a James...but will leave the first name to those I meet at the next drinks

Hugh said...

Headhunter, the original joke assumed artistic licence. Thanks for killing it.

Headhunter said...

Licence revoked I'm afraid... Anyway enough of that, what time do you cycle into Chancery Lane these days?

Andy - My name? Not sure I should reveal that over the airwaves. You just guessed my 2nd name correctly though...

The Cat Man said...

Hmm, so it would have to be something traditional to go with James or Chris, something like Edward or Stewart or maybe even Micheal.

nobbly brick said...

how off-topic have the comments got to be before they are deemed off-topic by the 'moderators'?

sorry, that *was* a question

Anonymous said...

I don't know, shall we discuss it in this thread perhaps?

tj said...

Did any one else think the whole particle busting thing was a bit of a damp squib?

Anyway - Brockley - I wish I'd got around to going to an event at the Rivoli - the White Stripes next secret gig would do..

nobbly brick said...

i think on off-topic comment should be discussed in an off-topic thread, so as to keep it on topic and not to destabilise this fascinating 'guess-the-surname' thread, which appears to be off-topic

I suppose the "Please try to stay on-topic" is the BC corporate get-out clause...

drakefell debaser said...

tj - I busted my nuts trying to get tickets for that gig. No cigar though so i share your sentiments.

I disagree on the particle busting though. That is only due to happen in a couple of weeks time and today was just firing the machine up. I can't confess to really understanding what they are after but the sheer scale of everything is very impressive.

tj said...

Heard it is going to take £24 million to pay for a year's electricity to run it (hope they got a Price Fix). Seems a lot of money which could be spent on disease research - rather than finding out how the Universe was created, I'd rather the money was used to solve some of the bitterness.

Anonymous said...

As the scientists themselves have said, they're not 100% sure what they'll learn from this. Modern medicine and scientific advancement wouldn't have happened without experiments 'just to see'. It may well end up helping the sick in the long term, if not the short.

do dah said...

Goodness, there's lots of things, I'd wanted to partake in, the barbecue and the cake comp at the Fayre two that I recall.

neanderthal d said...

If it wasn't for CERN, there may not be a WorldWideWeb on which to have this debate.

Google "Tim Berners-Lee" if more information is required.

NASA gave us non-stick frying pans (and travel into space and moon landings).

CERN gave us the WorldWideWeb (and atom smashers).

HMRC gave us catastrophic data losses (and excellent service).

Hugh said...

Has anyone here actually studied anything scientific or are you all just cutting and pasting from the news and Google?

Anonymous said...

O level biology?

Mitch said...

Bollocks! We're all doomed...
http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

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