Friday, June 28, 2013

Posing with hands

Busy day today, but a couple of posts coming this weekend, I hope. Via the National Meeting e-mail (tempted to click unsubscribe...), check out Alan Alda and Alton Brown, who will both be attending the Fall ACS conference in Indianapolis.

Hands -- it's what makes a face. 

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  1. It's the universal sign of reminding others of Rodin's 'The Thinker'. Makes you look smarter. Like you've been thinking, or might be about to think hard about stuff or some-such.

    God, I need to concentrate. My thoughts are all over the place and I can't get anything done when I sit down in front of the grant document, or the potentiostat. Suddenly it's two hours later and I've got nothing. I think I'm getting dumber and drinking all this beer is not helping. I wish I was more like those two guys; at least I would be a better actor. They seem to have it all under control and be able to concentrate. Plus they are definitely more successful.

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    1. Well, get your hands around your face!

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  2. It's ACS's way to show that not every keynote speaker will have a thumb up his ass.

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    1. Those are easily identified by the title "professor".

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  3. Danishefsky shows us how

    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/chemistry/fac-bios/danishefsky/faculty.html

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    1. I especially like the Daisy Duke cutoff shorts of the woman in the background.

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  4. Free Radical calls this the look towards the future young graduate pose.

    -- Unstable Isotope

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  5. The Aqueous LayerJuly 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Who had the great idea of having the national ACS meeting in Indy? It's a nice town, but was every other decent venue booked this summer?

    Wonder if Lilly will unchain the AMRI folks and let them go.

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  6. I actually like the photos where the subject is holding a phone.

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  7. Jack Benny did it earlier.

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1019380992/nm0000912

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  8. The minute I saw the two photos I thought: Danishefsky!!! Just use Google images to see a least 5 more of the man with the debonair hand pose.

    I'm not surprised to see a young woman in shorts standing behind the man. I had Danishefsky many moons ago for undergraduate organic at Pitt. He routinely invited young women to his office, if they asked him nicely for help with homework. I heard him with my own ears tell a young woman to stop by at 5 in the afternoon. To any young man with the same request, he would bark "Go find a graduate student."

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  9. Anonymous, that is the same thing I thought of when I saw the post! Samuel J. Danishefsky has the hand thing down.

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