Scott's MD-PhD Adventure

Monday, March 31, 2008


There's some joke in here about 50 Cent changing his mind on Clinton for Obama.

Clearly Fitty beats DMX in the battle for who's paying attention to the primary.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Barack Who?

I saw a link to this interview with DMX on some TNR blog, but anyway, it's damn funny.

Are you following the presidential race?

Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.

What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.

Kosher/Not Kosher

Before seminar today, Amy informed me that I should skip the lunch-with-speaker after and she would take Bob & me out to "this new kosher restaurant." The place, MetroKlub, was actually pretty good, although it felt kinda vegan since they have no butter, dairy, and for dessert they have "cheesecake." Apparently, kosher lunch is the new big trend.

Meanwhile, Amy ordered her kosher burger medium rare, which I guess is ok. We also tried the peppered beef frye, which is their substitute for bacon.
"Does it taste like bacon?" Amy asked us. It wasn't as smoky, or salty, or delicious, but it was ok. Quite odd to have someone ask you what bacon tastes like.

One of our discussion topics was of course politics, and how we were all disappointed in Spitzer. Last week, on I think the gabfest, E.Baz was going on about how she doesn't want to talk to her kids about this sex stuff which is now all up and through the news. You know what's worse than, presumably, explaining sex-related news to your children, responding to your boss when she says, "Can you believe Patterson gets in office, and then announces that he and his wife had a Ménage à trois?"

That was not a story I wanted to correct her on, especially since she's originally from Jersey. But I explained it was McGreevey, and their aide, and now she's incorrectly convinced he cheated on his wife with her aide. Or something. I'm so not getting into the details of how threesomes work. Not Kosher.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Today's Engrish

What was meant to be said in seminar...
We got T cells from the blood and the lung, and using microscopy, we looked for nanoclustering of the receptors, shown here with green and red colors becoming yellow.

What I heard in seminar...
We got the T seh from the brahd and rung! We use micuhscuhp and we look fuh nah-nah-crust-ih of receptahs, show here with gleen and led cuh-uhs become lerro.


Monday, March 10, 2008


This week's Mexican dozen total...24!

I think the optimum time seems to be around 4:40 +/- 5-7 minutes. They were out of everything bagels though. :(

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Another reason to support Obama

This is apparently what Hillary supporters in Ohio looked like.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Impaired Hare

Last night I was out, and overheard someone (who was pretty attractive and built) describing his Paul Frank shirt as "Isn't it cute?!? A rabbit is doing math!"

I wanted to say "that's retarded" but I was informed by Colin that in Illinois (at least in the schools) you can't say "mentally retarded" anymore, but now must say "cognitively impaired."
So yeah, "that's impaired!"