July 2nd, 2012


Horror Movie Location!

mjperson was telling me that the Safety Office was recently causing a fuss because of all the radon his observatory had. (This was a surreal start to the story, because how can a building that the roof comes off all the time have that much radon?) His reaction was similar to mine - what radon? All the radon in the underground storage areas, they said. What underground storage areas?

So, it turns out that right next to the G____ R W______ Astrophysical Observatory (look at me being Victorian to avoid Google-indexing), there is a G____ R W______ Geophysical Observatory. A what? They point their telescopes at the ground? But no! It is an UNDERGROUND SCIENCE BUNKER with seismographs in it. Except that it is actually a SECRET ABANDONED UNDERGROUND SCIENCE BUNKER, because apparently the guy who ran it retired twenty years ago and they forgot to assign someone else.

All I can think about is SECRET ABANDONED UNDERGROUND SCIENCE BUNKER. Why are there not teenagers exploring it with flashlights and shaky-cam movie recorders? Are there zombies? Or giant tunnel worms with big teeth? There must be a plot down there!