Leonard, Howard and Raj are all excited by what the primordial gravity wave discovery means for the scientific community. Sheldon, on the other hand, is not excited. Leonard figures out the reason for Sheldon's indifference: he's jealous, especially as his own life work in trying to prove string theory is no closer to being accomplished than when he started twenty years ago. After a comment by Kripke, Sheldon begins to wonder if string theory can ever be proved, and thus if he is wasting his time working on it. Sheldon decides to take Penny's advice on the matter, with a little help from Cosmopolitan magazine thrown in. Meanwhile, Raj is now exclusively dating Emily after a comment he makes to Lucy. Howard and Bernadette, and Raj and Emily decide to go on a double date. When Howard sees who Emily is at that double date, he is hoping she will not remember their one and only former disastrous meeting. Written by
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Title Reference: After advice from Penny, Sheldon starts to treat the ending of his string theory work as breaking off a personal relationship. See more
Sheldon gets his story about the king wrong - the point of Attar of Nishapur's fable is that the wise men were supposed to come up with something that would make the king not only happy when he was sad but also sad when he was happy, and "This too shall pass" is always appropriate. See more
I didn't seek out string theory. It just hit me over the head one day.
Amy Farrah Fowler
How does that happen?
A bully chased me through the school library and he hit me over the head with the biggest book he could find.
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I don't want to write these things anymore. That doesn't mean I won't. It's just, right now, at this particular moment, ech. Enough already. Half the time they're innocuous, the other half they just piss people off. To what end? What's it all about, Alfie? Anyway, sorry to vent. I know this isn't what you wanted to see when you paused your DVR. I wouldn't blame you if you threw your hands up in disgust and went off to read someone else's vanity card. Oh wait, you can't. I'm the only knucklehead who does this. Okay, I feel better. Not better enough to write something worth reading, but certainly good enough to let this one just fizzle out. See more
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