Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beauty and the Brains

I am in love with a person who's job description is Particle Physicist. He has grey hair. His thesis was 'Double Diffraction Dissociation at Large Momentum Transfer'. You with me? Don't worry, these loves of mine are fleeting and I haven't suddenly changed to being excited by old men. Well, there are old men and old men. The Particle Physicist is not really that old even though his hair has gone grey.

Here is the Particle Physicist when he was young and a musician in D:Ream's band. Things only got better.





I am such a child of the eighties. Quiet in the galleries, if you please. What beautiful eyes. What luscious lips. How I would like to see his lips....ok, enough.

Brian Cox is no longer a lust object of prepubescent teens, but he is one of mine. His lips now seem even fuller, but what I really like about him is that when he talks, he smiles. He seems to never stop smiling. He comes across as being the nicest bloke and explains things to the less educated, like moi, in an easy manner, always smiling but never condescending.

I can only conclude he must be a lousy root. No one can be so handsome and clever and good at everything else as well.

32 comments:

  1. 'No one can be so handsome and clever and good at everything else as well'

    Well, that's shattered some illusions I had about you Andrew.

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    1. Illusions is the correct word Victor.

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  2. We keep hoping to see him here in Geneva - maybe the Hadron Collider will lure him over some day...?

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    1. Kath, if anything would lure him, apart from your charms, it would be the HC.

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    2. Kath, he's been there. 'and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)[10][11] at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland'

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    3. I'll keep a beady eye out for him, then!

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  3. hello Andrew:
    Gosh, some people just have it all. The capability to sing, dance and talk Nuclear physics. He is exactly the kind of dinner guest we should love to have. Can you let us know his address??!!

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    1. He would be a wonderful dinner guest JayLa. He lives in Manchester. I wasn't aware there was a posh area in Manchester.

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  4. I have heard him on the BBC science shows and although I don't understand snything about astronomy etc, I am always impressed. What I did not know was that he was the Brian Cox from the wild 1980s music scene.

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    1. Hels, I only recently discovered his interesting past. He is a good communicator.

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    2. This is showing my prejudices, but I assumed that rock stars were moronic.

      They may not have started life that way, but no decent food, too many ciggies, too much drugs, amd having sex for Britain would addle even a good brain.

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  5. I'm so annoyed I missed his talk on Friday, I adore the Prof. I love watching him speak, he is engaging and warm and speaks in word that even I can comprehend. *sigh*

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    1. Did you know of his musical past Fen?

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    2. Yeah I sure did! Oh and I'd be willing to test out the dud root theory too!

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    3. Yeah I sure did! Oh and I'd be willing to test out the dud root theory too!

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    4. Stand in line Fen.

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  6. Ah! There you go. The wonders of High Riser's wonderful trivia. Have seen him on QI but knew nothing about him. Wonder if he got out of the studio without an overture or twelve from Stephen Fry who would not doubt like Cox to physic some of his parts.

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    1. LS, just because Fry is gay does not mean he fancies every bloke. But I expect you are correct.

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  7. Have to confess I didn't know about the particle physicist thing. I do like that song though, it's on my i-pod. He is very nice looking.

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  8. River, we saw D:Ream perform it at Mardi Gras, I think. The lead singer, nice enough looking but one of the most unfriendly performers I have ever seen.

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  9. Well, based on your 'rootability' index, most politicians must be FAAAAAAABULOUS!!

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    1. So Andrew finally got a stand-in ... Nice work, FC!

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    2. And no one forget it.

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  10. Anonymous12:26 am

    Finally a fella we can agree on - though my interest is purely cerebral!! I love the good prof and have watched many of his wonderfully informative shows. I too like the fact that he smiles and shows so much enthusiasm; you can't help but get caught up in it. And yes, I knew about his musical past. V.

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    1. Bit of the the enthusiasm of Julius Sumner Miller about him V.

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  11. If I had the energy I might stand in that mythological line that Fen is forming, I like full lips a lot haha !!

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    1. Grace, next best thing is to find someone who does have the energy and let them do the work.

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  12. Anonymous11:36 pm

    Gee now you take me back! Used to tune into Prof Miller's show every week. He was great! V.

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    1. Thought he might have been before your time V.

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  13. I'm just now listening to him in the new series of excellent The Infinite Monkey Cage. I listen/watch to everything of his I can obtain.

    Isn't Brian May also a astrophysicist?

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  14. Great Ian. Brian May? I recall there was a Brian May band years ago. I suspect this is a pop culture fail for me.

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