Monday, March 27, 2017

Manic Monday Bonus--Why Female Nuclear Scientists Should Avoid Love!


Lorraine was, as they said back in the day, a bookworm, a grind, a nerd...

So intent was Lorraine on her studies, she disdained romance in all its forms:

And, we have to say, it paid off handsomely...even though male scientists are jerks!

But they'll all be sneering out of the other side of their mouths when she wins the Nobel!

Still, Lorraine would not let love into her life...even when an uncouth carnival barker (yes, a carnival barker!!) put the moves on her. Like a Vulcan, a nuclear physicist must repress every emotion!

Ah, but when a suave fellow scientist begins to woo her, well, down come the walls of Jericho!

Well, it doesn't take long until the couple is swept love!!

Even the gossip columns of the day took note of the romantic lives of atomic scientists!!!

Pierre insists they elope...

Oh, but this isn't going to end well, is it?

We shouldn't be too harsh on Lorraine. Who amongst us hasn't had a significant other turn out to be a Fourth Reich Nazi who secretly replaced a famous person who died in a concentration camp? It's practically a cliche!

Ahh, but the Nazis didn't reckon on Ed the smitten carnival barker!!

Woo hoo!

And so:

Well, that's a recipe for a successful marriage!!

...I give them two weeks.

Anyway, the moral is, if you're a nuclear physicist, don't fall in love. Or the Nazis will get you.

From Search For Love #2 (1950)


George Chambers said...

1)This was surprisingly well-researched for a one-off romance story. Thorium is indeed more plentiful than uranium, and efforts to produce a practical thorium reactor are ongoing.

2) Lorraine can sure fill out a lab coat! ROWRR!

SallyP said...

Oh those Nazis and their strangely evil facial hair!