(urth) "Not now, Igor!"
gwern at gwern.net
Mon Jan 18 09:21:00 PST 2021
> I saw him at Dragoncon. He invented one of the machines that makes Pringles, and told a story from his time there.
> They were tweaking a machine and for some reason it had to be really steamy, so they built a sort of indoor shed to contain the steam. He and a lab partner worked in there a lot, and they dealt with the steam in different ways. He wore a white lab coat. His partner, who was about six foot eight and solid muscle, wore nothing but shorts.
> The company liked taking tourists through the area. One day, Gene and his partner were in the shed and finished something up, Gene opened the door, and there was a big group of tourists just outside. There he was, steam billowing out, lab coat, right behind him an apparently naked giant, and all these people just stared at him.
> So he said "Not now Igor, there are people here" and closed the door.
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