Monday, April 8, 2013

Truly, awkward panda

Credit: C&EN/ Peter Stang
From Mitch Jacoby's excellent profile of Professor Peter Stang, a picture begging for a caption contest.

My entry: "I went to China to seek great science and future contributors, but all I got was this lousy panda."*




*Intended as a parody of these T-shirts, not casting aspersions on Chinese science/scientists. 

10 comments:

  1. Panda: "OMG blue is SO not my colour!!"

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  2. Stang: "Allow me to explain hypervalent iodine chemistry to you using this handy panda puppet"

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  3. Panda: "OK, I'll count to 10 and you go and hide, but you might want to take the blue thing off otherwise this will be too easy"

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  4. Panda just been told what his postdoc salary would be.

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  5. "No, even being cute doesn't stop me from heartlessly rejecting your masterwork from JACS."

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  6. Stang: "I made levulinic acid from sucrose in 20% yield, and I removed all 9 stereocenters in a single step!"

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  7. I bet the panda does this with everyone. It's been trained to hate the flash. Stang, not so much.

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  8. This panda will do what 10 american bears do, at half the price!

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  9. The panda sex education video was too graphic for the students.

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  10. Panda: "Oh! Just because panda's are having a tough time, now they decide to lump us in with chemists!?"

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