“Zombie pheromone containment system.”
Is that a pheromone system for containing zombies, or a containment system for storing zombie pheromones?
Either way, the combination of the words “zombie” and “pheromone” make me a little uneasy.
Careful. Zombies can smell fear.
And apparently a number of other things as well.
Or perhaps a pheromone containment system that has been zombified.
Good lord, this is like Lesbian Vampire Killers all over again.
ALSO: Shouldn’t that be “zombie pheromooooooooaaaaaaaaan containment system”
Tune: “Bad Moon Rising”
I see a zombie horde arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see an AI that is frightnin’.
I see bad times today.
Don’t reboot tonight,
Hell, it’s bound to take your life,
It’s a trainwreck compromise.
I smell pheromones ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear the power isn’t flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.
Hope you got your s**t together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather.
Prepare to run like hell for leather.
When the lights go out you die.
(About a third of the lines are the original lyrics. They just seemed to fit the situation so well.)
Damn, I forgot to remove the “Looks like we’re in for nasty weather” line after I replaced it with “Prepare to run like hell for leather”.
Too bad we can’t edit these comments, and I don’t think correction fluid is going to do the trick. So just skip that line when you read it… oh, wait. You’ve already read it.
Hmmmm! Might it not perhaps be easier to simply list those things that are *not* tagged experimental? o_O
Considering what we know of St Charlie, the switch probably work s that way
I’d expect that to be an empty list.
The Facepalm Inducement Field looks like it’s working just fine, though.
It’s probably an off switch for everything exept the train’s hyperspace generator (cause we know it works)
PS: is that a flashback or a ”meanwhile”?
Meanwhile would have the comedic value of not being on the list.
Flashback would imply they can’t turn anything off.
On the bad side, was eaten by zombies.
On the good side, now won’t have to answer support calls when they need somebody to fix the systems the cascade failure is about to break.
I think I will mark this one in the “Win” column.
If McGuire’s cameo had appeared before yours, you might not have been so fortunate.
All they need to do is find the access panel for the science network. You know, the one that now reads, “Press for Vogon Poetry Recitation”.
featuring “ode to a lump of green putty i found in my armpit”
That’s from the Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent of the Azagoths of Kria. Their poetry is reportedly worse than Vogon Poetry.
Many thanks for the correction – I was pulling it out of deep memory – haven’t re-read those books in about a decade.
Considering their luck so far I bet that when the lights go out, Unity will light a stick of dynamite thinking it’s a candle. And since this is St. Charlie, it will probably be nuclear dynamite. So obviously they will run into the nearby anvil storage room…
AM2 (Alan Cole/Chris Bunch), Quarkium (John Ringo).
AM2 behaves like pure ‘normal’ antimatter, except can be contained by a rare mineral “imperium x”.
Quarkium containment was not described, but a device small enough to be carried by two people had an estimated 600-700 Megaton yield.
So weeks ago they could have rewired the reboot switch to just shut off GODOT’s door. Except the wiring diagrams just didn’t seem to be correct. And the accompanying instructions were in a Courier New font….
St. Charlie’s got to have lots of stuff not tagged as experimental. People usually forget to tag things. In fact, it’s only the well-established systems that people are particularly likely to have remembered to tag as experimental.
I suddenly hear something in the background going “dunh-dunh-DUNH.”
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