Meet The Real Gordon Freeman, Ready For Action

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Meet The Real Gordon Freeman, Ready For Action

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No more worries about the Large Hadron Collider blowing up the world: The real-life Gordon Freeman is on the scene and he's now officially ready to kick some ass if things get out of hand.

Some background: In September, prior to the activation of the LHC, someone who looked suspiciously like the famous Half-Life hero was photographed examining the particle accelerator in the company of other professorial types. Naturally, his appearance on the scene, in conjunction with the near-certainty that the world would meet a cataclysmic doom the moment the device was activated, sparked alarm among gamers worldwide and inspired the crew at Reddit (with help from Fark) to assemble a world-saving kit, which they promptly sent to CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) along with a note saying, "Get this to Gordon Freeman. He'll know what to do."

With the assistance of Katherine McAlpline, also known as Alpinekat of Large Hadron Rap fame, the package, consisting of a crowbar, a headcrab hat and a Half-Life strategy guide, actually made it into the hands of the Freeman lookalike, better known to his coworkers as Sandro Bonacini. All of which is well and good, but the crowning glory is found in what happened next: To express his appreciation, Bonacini/Freeman enlisted the help of friends, took a pile of photos and sent them to Reddit, which has in turn posted them online.

It's reassuring to see Freeman is now properly equipped to save the world should the need arise, but let's not throw a victory party just yet: While the good doctor seemed to keep things bottled up well enough in the original Half-Life, Half-Life 2 demonstrated that even his great effort at Black Mesa wasn't enough to keep the world from being thoroughly demolished at the hands of a mysterious, malevolent alien power. In fact, should it become necessary to call the Freeman doppelganger into action, the great likelihood is that you'll be dead anyway, or even worse, turned into some sort of horrifically deformed mutant zombie, trapped in a half-mindless state of eternal torment. Yes, there's no doubt that the lucky ones will die quickly.

But until that happens, you may as well check out the full photo gallery here, and then do yourself a favor and learn a little more about the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN LHC website and through this very interesting and engaging talk by physicist Brian Cox at TED.com.

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Hehehe I love this story!

Any excuse to make physics more appealing to the masses eh. Fun stuff.

The world is safe! Now that he has his crowbar, nothing can possibly go wrong with the LHC.

I love you Sandro Bonacini!
You are the physical embodiment of win.

Every time I read about this dude, I laugh.

Better start my appication for the overwatch now..

This is the most win story ever.

I never heard about this. G-man must dropped him off here a few months ago so he could "the right man in the wrong place".

Get ready guys, the headcrabs are coming, we can only hope that Dr freeman (obviously posing Sandro Bonacini) can save our ass.

Now all that's left is to find his grav gun.

No, we need at least one picture of him balancing concrete blocks on the end of a see-saw to prove it is really him :D

ive heard this only a million times now, and why hasnt anyone posted that pic of G-Man working on the LHC yet...saw it on a thread a few days back

We're doomed. Get your crowbars and HEV suits ready. The Resonance Cascade Scenario is for real man!

It seems your time has come again Mr. Freeman

Thank god, we may be ok after all. That guy must think that gamers are a bunch of freaks.

I shed a tear of joy.

This is a triumph.

What I want to know is, where can a guy get himself a headcrab hat like that?

How did the guy even known what to do with those things? This might mean he's played Half-Life! ...Or had first hand experience!

Forebode is present, people.

Malygris:
What I want to know is, where can a guy get himself a headcrab hat like that?

Google gave me the answer to this test.

:)

Yet another reason why physics and atomics(?) are my favorite branches in science :D

The third sign has been revealed. The apocalypse approaches.

Freeman in Action
Freeman in Action

I cried tears of nerd joy after I saw this one. *sniff* It gives me hope for a better tomorrow...

I'll fetch the explosive barrels should I?...

I love it whenever this story pops up, its one of my favorite storys ever.

Malygris:
What I want to know is, where can a guy get himself a headcrab hat like that?

the valve store and you can get a companion cube too, mine loves me very much it told me so

this story is awesome, i think it's great they have a good sense of humour at the lhc

Malygris:
What I want to know is, where can a guy get himself a headcrab hat like that?

They use to be on the Steam stall, I think.

Oh, and best story EVER! ;)

Awesome.

Just awesome.

I really hope some of the younger scientists help him understand why this is so epic, and that they gave him time to actually play the game.

Don't forget to reload Dr Freeman!

Must... get... Headcrabhat... now...

Page added to favourites too, a good laugh this was.

I must get a job as a security guard at this place, let's hope I get to be Barney.

I wonder if he's the quiet type.

Ba Dum Tish.

Is it odd that the thing that most interested me the most in this thread is ckeymel's pony badge...?

OverlordSteve:
I must get a job as a security guard at this place, let's hope I get to be Barney.

Like wise, wonder if they are hiring?

the monopoly guy:
Is it odd that the thing that most interested me the most in this thread is ckeymel's pony badge...?

Coming from you of all people, yes, yes it is...

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