Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joking amongst zucchini

A postdoc left two zucchini on the dashboard of his car and went into a convenience store to pick up some bread and a six-pack of beer. He thought to himself, "I hope these zucchini are still there when I get back to my car." When he paid for his items, he returned and there, sitting on his dash, were four more zucchini, along with 2 postdocs asking if he had a position in his lab for them. 

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  1. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry....

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  2. The theme today is brilliant, hilarious, and much appreciated. However, I have to comment that, as someone who has actually grown zucchini for years, planting any number of zucchini guarantees a glut. Even with only one hill, they just keep coming faster than you can hope to eat them. So in that respect, a better analogy for the state of our field might be cucumbers or peppers.

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    1. Everyone wants to blame the zucchini plant, no one wants to blame the gardener.

      ;-)

      (thanks, VTJ)

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  3. And then there was the postdoc who placed a zucchini in the 900 MHz NMR. Once.

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    1. Wasn't that a frog? Those are green, too.

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