Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The next time someone random requests a sample that took me a serious amount of time, energy and frustration to procure, as though the stuff grows on trees, maybe I will try this strategy.

ps. I love xkcd.


  1. Me too. I do this all the time, and this is how I feel about grad school. :)

  2. Love the new banner dude.

    My old postdoc mentor once rejected a paper that was nothing more than "we cloned enzyme X. Cool huh?"

    His review was simple: Me too. It's hard, boring and expensive, but once cloned saves a lot of time and money. But dosn't get you a publication.

  3. Thanks, it's a picture I took while in the Canadian High Artic.

    I agree that you get a paper from something so simple, but when people you don't even know find out you have something rare and write you for some as though it's no big deal, they get the bobcat.

  4. That's totally happening in our lab right now - having made a primary cell isolation protocol work well, through a fuckload of trial, error, repeating, optimizing, optimizing some more.. oh really? You'd like me to give you a vial of those cells? Here, I've aliquotted them into 100 cell aliquots. You can have one aliquot, plus my protocol on how to make them.

    Have a good time, fuck-o.