I beg your padron

Rather a lot of would-be jesters have been making this joke for some time now, but it took the deadly serious British Broadcasting Corporation to make it stand up:

BBC News: Large Hardon Collider

This is the first time the machine has been restarted since 2013, the sort of situation which you hope is not immediately followed by “That’s what she said.”


  1. fillyjonk »

    8 April 2015 · 7:20 am

    I wonder if there’s some kind of virus affecting those who make graphics for news channels that causes them to make errors. (CNN and geography, for example)

    Though I think in this case it’s possible the “error” was “intentional,” perhaps on the part of someone looking for a new job this morning.

  2. CGHill »

    8 April 2015 · 7:26 am

    I once sought a captioning job in Los Angeles, and I learned rather quickly that filling the space was a higher priority than avoiding gaffes.

  3. fillyjonk »

    8 April 2015 · 7:57 am

    And I’m guessing speed is of the essence. (Maybe those kids who text all the time will actually be able to get jobs in the future….)

  4. backwoods conservative »

    8 April 2015 · 8:22 am

    I’m surprised they omitted the word “Large.”

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