8/27/2007

I'm a Mawg. Half-Man, Half-Dog. I'm My Own Best Friend.

Our Mass Spec lab (undoubtedly one of the best in the country) has a pretty cheeky sense of humor. You have to check in your samples with a form you fill out online. Looks completely normal, except...



Awesome.

13 comments:

Uncle Al said...

When the wolfbane blooms and the Autumn moon is bright... M+. Who's doing DARPA pharma?

milkshake said...

We held a comnpetition at Celera for the best name for our clinical candidate. I was trying to enter Enfuriazole - but was told this was a terribly serious business Not To Be Made Fun Of.

cow_2001 said...

I bet the sample reacts violently with silver metal.

Ψ*Ψ said...

Oh, man. That's fantastic. I wish the mass spec forms here were more exciting...

Ashutosh said...

I would say "Violently and unpredictably morphs into an Andromedan" in "Other". Looking at the other qualities taken together, this one would seem downright boring.

taitauwai said...

Our Mr Techguy asked us to write down the rxn mechanism, fill in ALL physical datas, and get a declaration from our supervisor, before you can send him the sample. We just wonder why he need the mechanism???

porgie said...

Ha. The best.

Chemgeek said...

Did they decide to add this based on a bad experience or something?

I mean, I would be so freaked out if something I synthesized turned me into a wolf... again.

Liquidcarbon said...

They must have a good collection of "properties" from the "other" section.

Bunsen Honeydew said...

That's awesome! A Spaceballs reference! I love it!

squeak said...

Taitauwai,
Possibly to see if any side reactions are possible and thus if the product is impure - which would give really wonky data difficult to interpret.

Liquidcarbon said...

He had responsibility to interpret the data?

squeak said...

Liquid C,
No, Techguy wouldn't interpret data. If there is insane data to deal with, Techguy would only need to carry out the spectrograph again. Although maybe Techguy just likes mechanisms. Or possibly he's a stickler for proper documentation.