CHAPTER 1-PAGE 8-ABOARD THE CHOPPER!
Victor: So… I’ve been told that they're expecting us to manually force a scram if they’re unable to shut down the reactor remotely.
Dan: A scram?
Victor: You know what that is, right?
Dan: Well of course.
Dan: It stands for “Safety Control Rod Axe Man.”
Victor: ....Oh my god.
Dan: Because when-you know-you need to insert a control rod to stop a runaway reaction, you have to cut the rope with an axe in order to let the scram rod drop.
Victor: You...you just made that up!
Dan: It sounds like you don’t know your history, don’t you know about the 1942 Chicago Nuclear Pile? I’m telling you, a guy had to stand there with an axe incase the thing went supercritical-
Victor: It's not even called a “scram rod”, oh my god! And it doesn’t stand for anything!
Dan: Hm. How about “Super-Critical Reactor Axe Man?”
Victor: I hope the lab explodes with you inside of it. You're not funny.
Dan: “Start Cutting Right Away, Man”?
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