Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No Smurfs allowed!

"When I first joined my lab, I saw the 'No Smurfs!' sign on the lab microwave (the microwave used for experiments, not food). I thought it was kind of lame, in a hipster-kitsch kind of way. But then I opened it for the first time a few weeks later, and I understood:

(BTW, the blue is coomassie stain, for staining protein gels)."

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Are they mocking me?

"After watching me kill 100 billion E. coli by micro-fluidization, the surviving bacteria said, 'we love you.' Are they mocking me?"