I can't comment without violating our agreement that i'll not criticize your work.
Then what was "Oh, boy"?
Great restraint on my part.
There's nothing wrong with the science here.
Perhaps you mean a different thing than I do
when you say, "Science."
Okay, how's that?
You actually had it right in the first place.
Once again, you've fallen for one of my classic pranks.
Now here's a peculiar e-mail.
The president of the university wants me to meet him
at his office tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.
- Why? - It doesn't say.
It must be an emergency.
Everyone at the university knows I eat breakfast at 8:00
and move my bowels at 8:20.
Yes, how did we live before Twitter?
I guess you'll find out what it is in the morning.
That's 14 hours away.
For the next 840 minutes,
I'm effectively one of Heisenberg's particles;
I know where I am or I know how fast I'm going,
but I can't know both.
Yet how am I supposed to carry on
with this huge annoying thing hovering over my head?
Yeah, I know the feeling.
Sheldon, it's 2:00 in the morning.
Why is everybody keep telling me what time it is?
你 大学校长 还有他妻子
You, the president of the university, his wife,
their sullen teenage daughter.
That entire family is fascinated by what time it is and whether people know it.
You went to President Seibert's house in the middle of the night?
He didn't respond to my e-mail,
his phone number is unlisted.
Tell me what my other option was.
You could have waited until morning.
I know, look who I'm talking to.
Do you remember the grant proposal I submitted
to the National Science Foundation to detect slow-moving monopoles
at the magnetic North Pole?
Hardly a day goes by when I don't think about it.
Aw, how nice.
Well, a space opened up
at the last minute on the NSF expedition to the Arctic Circle.
Wait a minute.
He offered to send you to the North Pole?
In fact, he was quite enthusiastic.
He said, "Frankly,
if I could send you tonight, I would."
Okay, well, do you want to go?
Of course not.
I'm a theoretical physicist.
A career I chose in no small part because it's indoors,
but if I'm able to detect slow-moving magnetic monopoles there,
I will be the scientis to confirm string theory.
People will write books about me.
Third-graders will create macaroni-art dioramas depicting scenes from my life.
Sure, maybe a tableau of me trying to pummel you to death.
I'm on the horns of a dilemma.
你能想象我 谢尔顿·库珀 在北极吗
Can you imagine me, Sheldon Cooper, at the North Pole?
Easy peasy, I'm doing it right now.
I'm not good with cold, Leonard.
How often have we had to leave a movie theater
because I got a headache
from drinking the Icee too fast?
I can't go.
Well, then don't go.
How can you say that?
The scientific opportunity of a lifetime
presents itself and my best friend says "Don't go."
All right, then go.
Listen to you.
How can I possibly go?
Sheldon, what are the words I can say right now
to end this conversation and let me go back to sleep?
Odd, President Seibert posed the exact same question.
How was it resolved?
没结果 她妻子放狗咬我 结果没下文了
It wasn't. His wife set their dogs on me and rendered the question moot.
Just imagine. If he says yes,
we'll have an entire summer without Sheldon.
We could play outside.
We could sit on the left side of the couch.
I could use the bathroom at 8:20.
Our dreams are very small, aren't they?
好消息 先生们 我暂时接受了
Good news, gentlemen, I have tentatively accepted...
...the invitation to join the Arctic Expedition.
- It's not gonna be the same without you. - Godspeed.
Thank you, but your sentiments may be premature.
Ooh, I don't like where this is going.
I would like to propose...
that the three of you accompany me.
To the North Pole?
Is this just so we won't touch your stuff while you're away?
I'll admit that was a concern.
But the fact is,
I'll need a support team.
And the three of you
are my first choice.
Well, there are others who might be more qualified,
but the thought of interviewing them gave me a stomachache.
Now, I know I'm proposing an enormous undertaking,
so why don't you take a few moments to discuss it?
We're not really gonna go to the North Pole
with him, are we?
I'm still within earshot!
You may want to wait for my door to close.
We're not really gonna go
to the North Pole with him, are we?
Hang on. Let's talk about it.
This is a National Science Foundation expedition.
I don't know how we can turn it down.
Easy. Instead of saying, "No, we don't want to go on an NSF expedition,"
say, "No, we don't want to spend
"three months stuck in a cabin in the Arctic Circle
with an anal nutbag."
But if we were part of the team that confirmed string theory,
we could drink for free in any bar in any college town