With all the supercollider talk floating around the watercooler, the bar, the park while tripping, the web, Im convinced this machine has been on for weeks and does NOTHING. Its just a bunch of practical effects - steam rushing from valves, washing machine "out of balance" indicators, and engineers in a control room with a happy grin and a rehearsed furrowed brow when the fecals supercollide into the "up and running" fan.
I mean - they could say anything.
Its not like ordering a pizza, "where should we go, PAPA JOHNS?, M&O Pizza on Broadway?, Elios frozen joints?...". When scientists need some proton shadows analyzed they can only go to one place - and the answer is always the one they want to hear.
"Yup. Everything looks just fine Dr. Bonn, that will be 2 million dollars please."
No just kidding - this thing is amazing to me.
Even more amazing is this related joke site.