the crowbar arrived at CERN, Freeman received it, world saved: In one of the LHC promotional pictures from a while back was a guy who looked a lot like Gordon Freeman. Hilarity ensued.
As scientists at CERN prepared to turn on the LHC for the first time, the gaming reddit community realized the significance of this historic scientific event: a resonance cascade and dimensional tear, followed by alien invasion.
One of our quick-thinking redditors suggested a plan to save mankind. We’d send CERN a crowbar. Just to be safe, we made it a wrecking bar, threw in a headcrab hat (for training purposes) and Fark donated a Half-life strategy guide to the cause.
The guys at CERN had a sense of humor, and sent back some pics of the crowbar in action.