Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas 911


In the police station, busted while playing a Call Girl again in CHRISTMAS 911, opening onstage near Houston December 3!

How did Dr. Brooke Magnanti (Diary of a Call Girl) do it? In this case, someone started by working a full day at NASA, then hopping on the motorcycle (it's electric) and riding down Highway 3 to the theatre. It's a lovely ride through Texas countryside that many bikers take for fun on weekends. Keeping the local audiences happy makes all the late hours worthwhile.

Outside the make-believe of theatre, some scientists really do prostitute themselves. To get that grant or job they claim belief in strings, inflation, "dark energy" or whatever will get them funding. Where has it led them? This blog has chronicled how "dark energy" has pushed promising ideas and experiments out of the funding line. It has not led to solutions, but a divergence of speculative ideas. The DE experimenters can not even agree on a Space mission concept. Optimistic plans for Joint Dark Energy Missions will never fly because of the mounting costs of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Moral of the story: Despite the promises of a quick buck, scientists should not prostitute themselves. Better to pretend to be a hooker in theatres.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Kea said...

LOL! I am lucky to live in a country where this would not happen, although unfortunately plenty of scientists are still happy to prostitute themselves. You are a rare exception.

8:22 PM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

And I'm starting to get little hints of the problems that arise when you try to get academia to allow you to write a thesis that's your own idea. They would much prefer that you prostitute yourself, or as my father would say, polish someone's turd.

10:47 PM  
Blogger LEO VUYK said...

About polishing someones turd, we have to face that even most of our great composers admitted that they polisched the turd of less talented often late collegs.
So I see no problem with this way of polishing as long as you are more talented.

cheers,

Leo Vuyk.
http://bigbang-entanglement.blogspot.com/

12:59 AM  
Blogger LEO VUYK said...

So, you have to be more talented AND able to pick the most potential melody to polish!!

Leo.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Ulla said...

So red eyes - hugh. Looks quite frightening to me. Boost someones EGO?

10:30 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Hi Ulla: Accelerated redshifts of women's eyes--another proof of "dark energy! Perhaps DE causes red dresses too. You could get this published.

4:37 AM  

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