Friday, June 12, 2015

Busy today, but...

I think I'm gonna do a old-fashioned links post before the day ends (I hope), but I did want to point out this funny little bit from ACS Denver. A speaker talking about COextraction of THC [1] in the session on chemical health and safety in the cannabis industry had this little exchange with the audience (registration required, rush transcript by CJ, it starts at 13:20 (thanks, Mitch!)): 
Speaker: Um, so, I believe in no chemicals. CO2 allows us to avoid chemicals.  
Audience, almost as one: CO2 is a chemical.  
Speaker: I would say "no harmful chemicals" 
[Audience murmuring, like a hive of angry bees] 
Audience member: This is the American Chemical Society.  
Speaker: OK, everything is a chemical - you got me good there. 
Got a suggestion of an article that you enjoyed recently? Put it in the comments! Want me to cover a topic? Got a complaint? Today's a good day for that.

[1] Cahoj, A. "Safety and health standard of cannabis extractions with an emphasis on C02 (CHAS5)" Lecture ID: 2131522

10 comments:

  1. Comment starts at 13:20. So others don't have to wade through like I did.

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  2. Obviously the speaker has been involved in a little too much product quality assessment.

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    1. And more like some dain bramage from oxygen deprivation.

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    2. Maybe he hooked up with Foodbabe, you know, she's rich and not too ugly...

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    3. Great. The two of them can warn us about that dangerous chemical compound, dihydrogen oxide, and the threat of GMOs like the Spider Chicken.

      http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/06/02/spider-chickens-are-not-real-says-kfc

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    4. Oh no! It's too late!

      Natural Foods Advocate "Food Babe" Dead After Consuming Ironically All-Natural α-Amanitin-Containing Mushrooms
      http://cenonion.blogspot.com/2014/07/natural-foods-advocate-food-babe-dead.html

      *chuckle*

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  3. But it's alright now.

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    1. In fact, it's a gas.

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  4. CJ, you should finish what you started with the “why I quit” project. I personally find it hard to read the individual stories (or the comments) anymore, but I think that you could really make a positive impact on some young futures by highlighting what people honestly need to know about committing to a graduate program in chemistry. You have lots of material at this point, don’t you? Here's a request: please organize some thoughts and write about them!

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  5. How about...

    "Things we think but do not say." (Jerry Maguire) Specifically highlighting things which our employers should know but, collectively, we are too afraid to say.

    Opening it up across all levels (BS/MS/PhD) would really get a lot of diverse insights.

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