Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Me heart Cox

 ... Also, me heart Goldacre, Ince and Singh. Which is why I was in the audience for the Uncaged Monkeys tour last weekend in Newcastle. An astophysicist, a doctor, a comedian and a mathematician. Three hours of funny nerdy science goodness in the company of some of my favourite men. :-)

I am prepared to accept that my taste in men is a tad unusual. I don't care.

Brian Cox talked about the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the Higgs boson field and was ridiculously pretty and charming (though Mr Ashbless doesn't see it).

Ben Goldacre won the nerd sartorial prize (beating even Simon Singh's baggy cardigan) for appearing in a tanktop and untucked shirt. Brief discussion established that we all believe this is geek satire. It can't possibly be unconscious ... surely?

Anyway, I bought his book, which is completely awesome...

 ... and also a massive pain in the ass, because now I have ceased to have faith in any of the diet supplements I've been taking, which means that the bloody placebo effect will no longer work for me. And now I have a cold.

Feh. Bloody scientists.


Craig Sorensen said...

Reality is such a bane, but as long as the book is enjoyable, it seems a small price to pay!

Janine Ashbless said...

It's an eye-opener, for sure. The stuff that's been going on in South Africa re HIV makes you weep.