4/25/2007

Japan!

Sometimes it's so fucking annoying that SciFinder doesn't have DOIs in their database. You'd think that would be, I dunno, useful to people, since they don't actually link to all online journals. Of course, you get what you pay for ($25,000 per user per year or something). Sure, SciFinder is a very useful research tool, but it reeks of highway robbery sometimes. (I love Beilstein, but those fuckers need to make a Mac OS X version. Now.)

Anyway. I was looking at papers on extended oligo-phenylenes when I happened upon this Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. paper from 1984 that describes the synthesis of some ridiculously cool-looking compounds. I had to stop reading it after these two figures, though:


Don't see it? Look closer:


Hehehehe. Oh Japan. You just made my day. There's no way that would have slid in an ACS journal. It gets better, though, with the figure next to it:

I was seriously giggling like a complete tool after those. Thanks Japan!

PS- In case you were wondering, yes, I am, in fact, an eight year-old.

13 comments:

Mike said...

It's every scientist's main quest and challange to bring as many easter egss as possible past the peers reviewing an article! ;-)

Chemgeek said...

Superb!!! What a find.

ElwoodCity said...

Well, I suppose they should have cow noises in the Bull. Soc(k) Journal.

Matthew said...

Dude, there is way to much chemistry in this blog.

Excimer said...

There is? Where? *looks around* I just see poop jokes and ninjas.

Mitch said...

It may be just me, but it doesn't seem that funny.

Mitch

Ψ*Ψ said...

Possibly because you're not an eight-year-old?

Excimer said...

I don't trust people who don't laugh at poop jokes.

Matt Jenks said...

You see ninjas? Wow. You're like a superhero or something.

Excimer said...

Well I AM a pirate. Pirates can see ninjas. And swashbuckle them in half. Yarr.

Mitch said...

Excimer's humor hurts my brain...

Reluctant Chemist said...

That is too funny! Pirates are sexy - I dig pirates...!

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