Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Great Synthesizer has an announcement

The Great Synthesizer, in his laboratory.
Credit: imirasire.com
Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA)—The DPRK government issued the following statement Wednesday:

There took place a world-startling event to be specially recorded in the national history in the exciting period when all students, postdoctoral fellows in chemistry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are making a giant strides, performing eye-catching metholodogy papers and total syntheses day by day after turning out as one in the all-out charge to bring earlier the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche Chemistry, true to the feats in the highest field of scientific achievement, the total synthesis of marine natural products, to which The Great Synthesizer is the foremost practitioner.

The first manuscript was successfully submitted to Tetrahedron Letters at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Juche 105 (2016), pursuant to the strategic determination of the Workers' Party of Korea.

NB Satire (based on this KCNA press release)

14 comments:

  1. Elena Ceaușescu, the wife of Romanian dictator used to be a village girl who left the school at age 14. Once her husband became prominent party official in the new regime, she graduated on top of her class with PhD in polymer chemistry and produced long list of research publications and monographs and was put in charge of all science and technology in Romania... So as you can see, anything is possible with the right revolutionary attitude

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  2. Let the record show that I want to recommend Kim-Jong-Un to the Nobel committee! My caption for the above still photo..use 50 L three necked flask!

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  3. The DPRK news agency reported several chemical research groups have mysteriously vanished. At least one member of each group had expressed an interest in an unusual inorganic compound, KPOP. A cryptic note taped to one laboratory door read "Oppan Gangnam style".

    DPRK security officials suspect they may have been abducted by PSY, the South Korean counterrevolutionary agency.

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  4. I take It KJ Un doesn't need his eyes?

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    1. Looks like the lab coat doesn't quite fit, either.

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    2. His eyes are impervious to chemical spills and exploding glass shrapnel, obviously.

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  5. If you want to make fun of the great synthesizer, than you can well expect to be hacked...it happened to Sony Pictures, it can happen to Chemjobber.

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  6. He is actually furnishing field guidance on the proper preparation of His Porcine Majesty's lunch.

    Get it wrong and you get snuffed with an anti-aircraft gun.

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  7. And the fish I caught was THIS big! :-)

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  8. What's really funny about this, is that unlike his father and grandfather, the fat guy in the picture, no matter how good of a synthetic chemist he is, doesn't seem to fully realize that his grasp on power is always tenuous and that the consequences for him losing that power mean being tortured and killed in a horrible way. :)

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    1. He isn't likely to be killed - he will be turned into a LEGO character:

      https://45.media.tumblr.com/de5b206df9fb7dd3a91335e4790eb24b/tumblr_nkn08uy6Lt1r868elo1_500.gif

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  9. "and that was how I made Maitotoxin with my bare hands..."

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  10. no, I think he is providing guidance how to best work around the coupling problems, in sterically hindered cases

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  11. Thanks for this it made my year. LOL

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