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1. If you discover a plastic-eating virus, don't take it on a plane.

2. Don't breed mutant killer rats or blue moths. It never ends well.

3. Always wear gloves when handling fish.

4. If you're having a paranoid episode, consider moving out of your flat if you live in a tower block. If you're having a paranoid episode and you're an astronaut, don't go up in the rocket.

5. You don't want to be nothing but a brain. No, really.

6. Don't go pot-holing.

7. Always double check that you've told your computer not to kill you today.

8. Take jet-lag seriously and never sit next to a PR guy on the plane.

9. Advertising can kill you. Also, don't take sweets from strangers.

10. Avoid standing in lighthouses when jet planes are flying overhead.

11. Don't judge people by their DNA or any other unproven scientific theory.

12. It's absolutely okay to break into any and all labs/top secret research centres if the people running it won't let you in. They must be up to something, so it doesn't matter that Whitehall and Dr Quist will be cross when you inevitably get caught five minutes later and they have to vouch for you again.

13. Your secretary is not a guinea pig.

14. Don't wear floral shirts and kipper ties when you visit Whitehall. Try something approaching a suit.

15. Scientists are all a lot of weirdies. But don't tell them I told you that.

16. Science and progress are all very well, but human beings are the worst and will ruin everything. Please check your levels of pride, stupidity, arrogance, obsession, corporate greed, and ambition before continuing with your scientific project. Failure to do so will almost certainly be fatal for someone.

Date: 2017-03-10 03:43 pm (UTC)
tardiscompanion: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tardiscompanion
Wise words, especially about your secretary not being a guinea pig. I can't tell you how many times that ones has gotten me into trouble ;)

Date: 2017-03-10 11:10 pm (UTC)
damzel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] damzel
I've never seen Doomwatch but this made me laugh (and now I'm intrigued!)

Date: 2017-03-12 01:01 pm (UTC)
damzel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] damzel
I think it's more like beige wallpaper with a funky psychedelic pattern, that's actually so retro it's now painfully cool.

*coughs* or something like that.

Given that I'm pretty sure we've got quite similar taste in telly, I'm in no place to judge!

Date: 2017-03-09 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astrogirl2.livejournal.com
Hee. These look like useful life lessons. Although some days, I'm not at all sure about #5. And I already knew #15. :)

Date: 2017-03-10 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astrogirl2.livejournal.com
Well, I'll be sure to give it enough thought and to make sure I can get some sort of frontal lobe internet connection before I allow anyone to extract my brain. :)

Date: 2017-03-10 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swordznsorcery.livejournal.com
That's a lot to remember!

Date: 2017-03-10 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
Those all sound pretty useful.

Date: 2017-03-10 06:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hyarrowen.livejournal.com
I don't remember 1)- but ahaha OMG.

Date: 2017-03-10 03:18 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (B7 Avon broke spaceship)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
There is nothing like a brain, nothing in the world!

Sorry.

So the moral is it's best to go and hide?

Date: 2017-03-11 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
*nods* Sounds like good lessons to learn. :)

Date: 2017-03-11 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
You don't say? ;)

*hugs*

Date: 2017-03-11 11:09 am (UTC)
ext_27872: (Default)
From: [identity profile] el-staplador.livejournal.com
I'll bear those in mind.

I already knew 9. from two separate Wimsey books, though.

Date: 2017-03-12 12:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] el-staplador.livejournal.com
Very end of Strong Poison, for certain values of 'stranger'...

Date: 2017-03-11 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure all of those would apply to any sci-fi/apocalypse movie.

Maybe they should stop making films and series about scientists? Apparently, they going to doom us all.

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