phoenix - what kind of stuff?
Lowtax - RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN THE INITIAL STAGES OF R&D. DOING SOME SECRET RESEARCH AND THE LIKE.
phoenix - whats this pic of?
Lowtax - ITS OUR FEMTOSECOND LASER. THE ARGON-ION GAS LASER PRODUCES PULSES OF 10 FEMTOSECOND LIGHT BY PUMPING A TITANIUM DOPED SAPPHIRE.
phoenix - what u use it for?
Lowtax - WE SHINE IT IN KIDS EYES AND PUSH THEM DOWN. IT'S AN EXPERIMENT WE'RE DOING.
phoenix - what do u do that? that legal?
Lowtax - YEAH ITS LEGAL, SILLY. THIS IS A PUBLICALLY TRADED COMPANY. WE SHINE THE LASER INTO THE KIDS EYES BECAUSE WE'RE MAKING HOLOGRAMS AND STUDYING THE EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN BRAIN
Lowtax - KIDS ARE LIKE MINI-HUMANS, SO WE JUST USE THEM SO WE DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANY LEGAL PAPERWORK OR STUFF.
phoenix - kewl, holograms? like u use the lassers to make holograms?
Lowtax - YEAH THAT'S ABOUT RIGHT. WE SHINE A CHIRPED-PULSE AMPLIFICATION LASER INTO THE KIDS EYES AND SEE HOW THEY REACT. WE'RE DOING SOME TOP SECRET STUFF DOWN THERE.
phoenix - like what? with the lasers? holograms?
Lowtax - YEAH. IT'S TOP SECRET, SO I DONT KNOW IF I CAN TELL YOU.
phoenix - u can tell me
Lowtax - OH OKAY
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phoenix - what??
Lowtax - SORRY, I WAS JUST TRYING TO INCREASE THE ODDS OF ME WINNING THAT $100,000.
Lowtax - ANYWAY, WE'RE BUILDING HOLOGRAPHIC FURNITURE.
phoenix - what is that?
Lowtax - WELL, IT'S FOR PEOPLE WHO CANT AFFORD REALLY NICE FURNITURE, SO THEY BUY OUR LASER SYSTEMS WHICH WILL MAKE HOLOGRAPHIC FURNITURE THAT LOOKS REALLY NICE FROM THE OUTSIDE. IT ADDS A LOT OF RESALE VALUE TO YOUR HOUSE AND ITS TOTALLY PORTABLE AND CONVENIENT.
phoenix - can utake it anywyhere?
Lowtax - YEAH EXCEPT THE ZOO
Lowtax - DONT EVER TAKE HOLOGRAPHIC STUFF TO THE ZOO
Lowtax - THAT'S JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE!
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