It All Started With a Big Bang

The show has come to an end. It introduced characters and quotes that are now part of cultural legacy. Bazinga and Soft Kitty are regulars around my house. Calvin did a personal episode of Fun with Flags for a job application video interview submission. And who can forget the new game …

Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock …

Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.

These are just a few of 12 years of impact. It grew interest into Physics as a career, it had great cameos from James Earl Jones to William Shatner to Bob Newhart (and more.). It promoted women on science. It taught me to knock on a door three times repeating the name … three times. It did so much more.

And in the end, it pushed a powerful truth … we need each other. Sheldon acknowledged his achievement of the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics was only possible due to the support and encouragement of his friends.

Here’s the challenge …

One – who are your friends? Who sticks with you, encourages you, thick-or-thin is there? Make sure you never lose appreciation of their role in your life. Take some time to tell them.

Two – whose friend are you?

And once you catch these two points, shout out, “Bazinga!”

Now, if you’ll excuse me … I have to go. Lisa is in my spot. You may think I am crazy, but I’m not. My mother had me tested.


I will miss the show. But I pray I never miss my friends … and my friends never miss me either.

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