I have nothing scientific to write about so I'm going to rant on this today. I love showers, I hate baths. Except for small kids or handicapped, I really don't understand why any able bodied person wants to take one, just use the damn shower. I don't care if bubble baths are relaxing, you are sitting in a cauldron of ass water and that is gross as hell. Just take a shower.
So hopefully when Kang and Kodos when the election this fall and come to power in the spring, they will ban baths because its just nasty.
Sequencher is to ease of use as an anal fissure is to comforting.
My institutions sees fit to make us once a year submit to a battery of exams on institutional mission and values, cultural competencies, bizarre and byzantine employment laws whose memorization is not necessary for but a limited few outside of HR. The institution gives us a deadline to get them done and they continually harass us to get it done months before the deadline.
Not me man, I don't drink the Kool Aid or fall for the stupid incentives to get it done, don't treat me like a child. I usually get the trainings done on the last day or the day before because lets face it, I really do have more important stuff to do. But the force is too strong and them and I grow weak and weary from the daily emails reminding me to get it done.
Must fight the man...
when you bring up the fact that when I was six, I used to sit on the edge of the bathtub and read to my older cousin while he took a dump, because he was horrible at reading back then. Some memories are meant to be blocked out.
So I've been watching the news about the whole lottery fever that is sweeping the nation and I may actually buy a ticket, but just for a goof. But if I win, that would be scary as shit, because look at all those folks that have won the big jackpot. Most of their lives have been royally screwed up from having all that money, the succumb to additions or gluttony, friends and family members come out of the woodwork with "investment opportunities," etc. Not me man, I've got a plan to use that money. Its not going to charity or relatives or any of that crap, I'm going to stimulate our faltering economy with shovel or dynamite ready jobs. And here is how I'm going to do it.
So as the Earth ages and papers and manuscripts become unreadable due to age or a shift in language where we no longer speak English, but rather the new universal linguistic standard, Snooki. Steel buildings will eventually decay and crumble, tombstones will weather away, but my legacy will stand forever. I want to buy up a mountain range and create massive rock carvings of myself doing just ridiculous shit, so that when a restarted society or aliens gazes upon them, they will know that I was the shit. And what competition will I have, the Great Wall, the 4 Presidents, and Crazy Horse.
Here were some carvings I was thinking of:
-Me holding a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label (maybe I can get some sponsorship money for this one)
-Me riding a bear riding an elephant (to show that I have over the animal kingdom)
-Me standing on a burning Viking ship, wrestling a pack of dwarfs
-Me and Andre 3000 of Outkast (the only celebrity that I like and actually freaked the fuck out when I met him once)
This ambitious project will employ thousands and could potentially push our economy out of this recession and further us into prosperity and lets face it, I'd be a legend.
I'm losing my freaking mind at some administrator for passing on erroneous information that may end up costing someone's job. Normally I am moderately cordial with the administration and their ilk, but today the damn HR department is drawing my ire. Giving someone inaccurate information that could end up costing them their job should in my mind, cost you yours. Especially when they tried to verify this information multiple times. This crap is burning me up.
Many labs are either working with or have HEK293 cells frozen back in their repository. HEK293 embryonic kidney cells were cultured from an aborted fetus by Alex van der Eb, a researcher in Holland. Were you aware that they might not actually be of kidney cells and rather of neuronal origin. The cells also made Frank Graham, a researcher with van der Eb, famous for discovering that you could transfect some DNA if you just toss some calcium phosphate in with them.
A scientist by the name of Gerry Shaw was trying to stain 293's with a monoclonal antibody that he created to beta-adrenergic receptor kinase 1 (beta-ARK) which should be expressed in the cells. Wanting to be a proper scientist, Shaw wanted to have a negative control for staining, so he grabbed a neurofilament antibody, which should not stain a kidney cell line right? WTF this and other neurofilament antibodies were able to stain the cells! Scratching your head right, so was Shaw. Using microarray data, it was shown that 293's expression pattern of neuronal genes similar to that of other neuronal cell lines.
So if you are wanting an in vitro model for kidney research, you might want to go get another cell line.
Link to Shaw's data
I was going to post something today but I have this mind-splitting headache that feels like John Bonham is just breaking in a new kick drum in and putting it through its paces in my skull. Maybe tomorrow. Have a good one folks.
WTF are you doing dragging a pair of scissors around in your mouth and tossing your head from side to side, flinging them across the apartment at stuff at 3:27 am?
The guy that feeds, walks, and bathes you
If you haven't heard the legendary rant by comedian Bill Burr, you have to. To set the stage for what happened, Burr is the third comedian in a row to be booed by a drunken audience, and Burr seizes the 12 minutes he is allotted on stage to just go off on the city and its residents. Just classic. Videos are separated into parts one and two.