“For starters, you’re going to be hearing the phrase ‘Higgs boson’ about 800 trillion times. You’ll be at a cocktail party talking about the Kardashians and someone will say, ‘OMG, Higgs boson!’ and you’ll go, ‘No, no, no — please, no more with the Higgs boson.’ So there’s that. Plus this Halloween, every other trick-or-treater is going to be dressed as – guess what? – the Higgs boson. What else? Ten bucks says Al Gore claims he discovered it. Another 10 says Mitt Romney picks it as his running mate. Romney-Higgs boson. Dream ticket. So, yes, it’s going to affect your everyday life. My advice? Deal with it.” – They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? author Christopher Buckley to Sunday’s New York Times on how the discovery of the Higgs boson will affect everyday life.
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