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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

An unlikely pair


I came downstairs tonight after getting my pajamas on and thought I might watch a show or two I had DVR'd. However, Mike had beaten me to the TV and was already watching a show on PBS.

Not wanting to flex my bossy wife muscle and forcefully take over the TV, I sat down to watch his show. After catching about 30 seconds, I started to laugh. How in the world did the two of us ever end up together?

I had come downstairs hoping to watch "Private Practice" or maybe a Food Network Challenge. Mike was watching a show called "The Atom Smashers" about the search for the Higgs Boson.

What? Never heard of it?

Let me allow Wikipedia to enlighten you:

Higgs boson
Composition: Elementary particle
Family: Boson
Status: Hypothetical
Theorized: 1964
Spin: 0

In particle physics, the Higgs boson is a massive scalar elementary particle predicted to exist by the Standard Model.

The Higgs boson is the only Standard Model particle yet to be observed. Experimental detection of the Higgs boson would help to explain how massless elementary particles can cause matter to have mass. More specifically, the Higgs boson would explain the difference between the massless photon, which mediates electromagnetism, and the relatively massive W and Z bosons, which mediate the weak force. If the Higgs boson exists, it would be an integral and pervasive component of the material world.

Yeah. That's what I thought it was, too.

I suppose it's a good thing I am a proton to Mike's neutron (does that even make scientific sense?). But I'd still rather be watching the Food Network.


Ryan R. said...

I think Mike's show sounds very interesting!!!

Sharon said...

I would hate to watch what he was watching. Shoot, I have a hard enough time w/ Myth Busters!

Have you ever seen Man Vs Food? We really like it. I'm just wondering how that guy is not obese.

Did you also see that Private Practice is going to be on Thursdays?! I'm not happy about that. It was my Wednesday fix.

Lynette3boys said...

You lost me with the definition. I would have been totally lost watching that, but then again it would probably help put me to sleep, which I haven't been doing very well on my own this past week. I need to add this show to my tivo "to do" list ASAP! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

huh? i'll get right on that. ;)