Still re-reading Fukushima posts and comments. Why? Much as I hate to give the guy any traffic, this may be why:
Anyway, xpat put some hilarious time and effort into describing what we science techies sounded like at the time:
“Wow. 0.27 mrgls. I’m, like, totally freaking out! Mommy, Mommy!”
“LOL. I just took in 0.3 mrgls by using the elevator.”
“Yeah. (Snort.) Ride it two more times and you’ll be over your limit, man!”
“By the way, I just heard they’re bringing in a vrolmadator.”
“A vrolmadator? Why? What good’s that going to do?”
“They thought it could bracilate the new breach in Nugwrel containment.”
“Wait . . . the new breach? What are you talking about?”
“NJV reported a hairline fissmit in the Frilapian containment well.”
“Holy smat. There’s been a whole lot of framping on this hoozle, but this time, lads, we really do have something to worry about. Lord have mercy on us all.”
“The last time I checked, the Ryker index didn’t show any decampification. I seriously doubt we’re looking at a hyper-breach.”
“Then what do they need a vrolmadator for?”
“Especially a Russian one.”
“Russians. I swear.”
A thing of beauty.
Those were the days! We’d need another natural+man-made disaster to re-capture the mood . . .
The funniest thing about that one was Charlie Martin’s comment. He said what scared him most was that he understood that conversation.