Some people are just natural-born worriers.
My mother, for example,
could whip herself into a frenzy
even if I were sitting on my bed doing nothing.
Well, you're kind of dressed like you kidnapped yourself.
Oh, I'm trying to block out sensory input.
I hit a roadblock determining
whether virtual particles have a fixed mass
or violate momentum conservation.
But then I remembered that Nikola Tesla believed
that isolation is where ideas are born.
Who's Nikola Tesla?
One of the most prolific scientists of the 20th century.
just out of curiosity,
how isolated was he?
He found human contact revolting.
Well, that's kind of a lonely way to live, don't you think?
Well, he wasn't entirely alone.
At the end of his life, he became good friends
with a brown pigeon.
Have you heard from Dr. Sturgis at all?
Can you believe the hospital's
still holding him for observation?
I think I just felt a neutrino.
That one went right through my pants.
You have goosegrass.
And you can't have a nice lawn
if you have goosegrass.
I mean, I'm worried about him.
I don't know how serious this is.
The whole year you were together...
did you see any, um...
No. Not really.
I just thought he was another...
cute, quirky egghead like Sheldon.
Speaking of which,
when are you gonna tell Sheldon the truth about John?
Mm. When the time is right.
So he still thinks he's being treated for mono?
I had to come up with something contagious
so he wouldn't want to visit.
You're good at lying.
You should do it more often.
I like your earrings.
All right, see, when you get tackled in your own end zone,
the other team gets two points and the ball.
That's called a safety.
I thought one of the players was a safety.
Well, that's true, too.
Now you know how I feel when you talk
about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Everything you need to know is in the title.
How would you like to be rich?
Aren't you even a little curious?
Does it involve me giving you money?
Yeah, but then I give you more money back.
How much more?
You got to get in on this.
Thanks. I'm not interested.
You're gonna regret it.
Texas snow globes.
The card store on Magnolia is going out of business.
They're selling these for one dollar each.
I sell 'em for five, and the money rolls in.
Does it worry you that the store selling these things
is going out of business?
You have no vision.
Can I get back to the game?
Fine. I don't need your money.
I have my own.
Then why are we having this conversation?
'Cause I'd rather lose your money than mine.
I've always felt the world of subatomic particles
would make an excellent video game.
Uh, fortunately, thanks to my brain,
I've been playing it for years.
You cheeky little muon,
you know you don't belong there.
Don't look at me. He's your kid.
Someone likes snow globes.
I hope so. I don't want 'em.
What do we got here?
Garfield Hangs Out.
The Complete Guide to Your Child's Mental...
Oh, look, that cute little book light-- I'll get that, too.
You still want the crazy kid book, right?
52 Texas snow globes
Can't you do any better?
What do you mean?
You're going out of business
and I'm buying 'em all.
Give me a break.
- $40. ?- $35.
- Deal. ?- No, wait.