Title text: I hate being the slowest guy in the lab.
Physicists are unsure of most of the forces that govern our everyday lives (gravity, attraction, and so on). One largely accepted explanation for these forces is the interactivity between atoms. From an atomic perspective, a particularly strong force is the Higgs Boson, theorized in the late 1900s and up for debate to this day.
Recently, a particle accelerator was created powerful enough to confirm the theory of the Higgs Boson, and was set to be released in the upcoming weeks following its development period (which would have been the upcoming Tuesday at the time). However, the most apparent snag that set many scientists aback were the "consequences of Higgs excitation" — as particle acceleration is quite a tricky subject, the ramifications of the experiment, if any, could have been drastic. To very little surprise, the particle accelerator, upon activation, failed.
The joke, then, is a combination of the aforementioned consequences of particle excitation paired with Randall's favorite pastime: Velociraptor hunting. It seems as if the consequence, in that reality, was the threat of Velociraptor attack.
- [Cueball is pulling a crossbow out of a desk.]
- Cueball: Why do you have a crossbow in your desk?
- Megan (off-screen): You don't?
- [Megan is on panel.]
- Cueball (off-screen): No -- why would...
- Megan: You are studying the consequences of Higgs excitation, aren't you? Like the rest of the lab?
- [Two men, both holding crossbows, join Megan on panel.]
- Cueball: Yes, but why--
- Friend: Maybe he's slow with the math.
- Megan: Well, he has until Tuesday.
- Friend: Poor guy.