Seriously, it kills me when I see people hold scientists up as pinnacles of logic and reason.
Because one time the professor I was interning for got punched in the face by another professor, because mine got the funding, and told the other professor his theory was stupid.
This same professor told me to throw rocks to scare the “stupid fucking crabs” into moving so we could count them properly.
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I have witnessed:
Two professors hiding around a corner and snickering, “Shhh, here she comes!” While a female professor approached and, when she finally found them, she proceeded to scream while pointing from one to the other, “You! I called your office but you weren’t there! So I tried to call YOUR office to figure out where HE was but YOU weren’t there!”
Two grad students standing outside a closed and locked door yelling, “Come out of the damn office. You haven’t left for days. If you didn’t have a couch in there I’d be concerned as to where you were sleeping!”
A religious studies professor apologizing for being late to class because, “security stopped me because I’m dressed like a hobbit”
Watched a professor snort the results of my experiment to determine if I had the right final compound.
Two archeology professors toss priceless fossilized teeth back and forth in an attempt to figure out who is smarter by “guessing the type of tooth and species of animal before it lands”
Multiple fully degreed individuals throw dry ice at one another in an attempt to be first to use the lab/get that piece of equipment/or change the iPod song.
A genetics professor build furniture out of stacks of paper and planks of wood because she is that far behind in grading papers/responding. One of the impromptu furniture pieces housed a fish tank.
I could go on but I think that covers the larger portion of the insanity…
Every time it comes around on my dash, it gets better.
- I have had a professor buy a huge fuckoff bottle of rum during fieldwork in Costa Rica and let the undergrads get wasted because “you’re not underage in Costa Rica and we’ll be up all night with the bats anyway!”
- Same professor hung a bat from her headlamp and wore it as a decoration for an entire night.
- A whole swarm of older women - and these are women with PhDs and world-renown bat experts, the bigwigs - all, to a woman, go to the formal charity dinner at an international research symposium in Toronto in late October dressed in skimpy Batgirl costumes. Because Halloween was that weekend, you see.
- At a different conference, a professor get blackout drunk and pass out on the side of the road.
- “Yeah, we have to say we did it properly for the grant but to be really honest, Miracle-gro works better.”
- Teaching lab: we had liquid nitrogen for a demo, and after class the professor, the other TA, and I spent a good two hours freezing and breaking things in it.
a chemistry class begins with 30 students nine months later just six of us left sitting on tables dipping paper into contaminated chemicals to see what happens when we burn it teacher making idle suggestions while he marks our work
"go to the fume hood thing, yeah now put some potassium in chlorine" can i burn the results sir? "fuck it sure whatever its tainted anyway"
The prof I’m working for just asked me if I knew how to pick a lock, and when I responded “yes” she replied, “see, this is why I hire the former delinquents instead of the suck-ups. You’re actually useful.”
I then let her into her office.
Can we please take a moment to appreciate Mike? Before Levi arrived, Mike was humanity’s strongest. Their greatest hero, and Erwin’s right hand man. But, one day, a street rat joined the Survey Corps, and Mike wasn’t the strongest anymore. His years of training couldn’t compare to a kid from the underground, and he slowly faded into the background of society, now that he wasn’t their hero. People began to see his faults and eccentricities, now that he was only humanity’s second strongest. Even his best friend, Erwin seemed to favor the new man over him, giving the other man the position of second in command instead of Mike, who’d stood beside him for years. But, Mike didn’t give up. He kept fighting, even though no one was watching anymore. He still protected humanity with all of his heart. He fought side by side with the man who’d taken his title, and he didn’t bear any sort of grudge.
He died protecting humanity, even though he knew that no one other than his few friends would mourn his loss, because he wasn’t humanity’s strongest anymore.
To me, that’s why everyone should love Mike Zacharius. He was a hero, even though no one saw it in the end.
MY BIRD IS SITTING IN THE TOP CORNER OF HER CAGE CALLING MY DOG’S NAME AND ASKING IF HE WANTS A TREAT AND IF HE WANTS TO GO TO OUTSIDE AND HE’S TOO STUPID TO REALIZE IT’S HER SO EVERYTIME SHE…
I love german - seriously
"Jemanden festnehmen” means to arrest someone
While "Jemanden fest nehmen” means to fuck someone hard. ｡◕‿◕｡
zusammenkommen - meet
zusammen kommen - having an orgasm together
and don’t forget the classic:
gut zu Vögeln sein - to be good to birds
gut zu vögeln sein - to be good in bed
thats a bag of chocolate milk
trying to convince myself this bag of chocolate wasn’t relevant and scrolled past it, only to think about it down the dash… what if I didn’t reblog this bag of chocolate milk and lost it forever, only to think about it at the most inopportune times and have no re-reference to re-experience the wonder, that is, bag of chocolate milk.
Sometimes I think to myself, “do I really want to buy another chocolate bar?”
And then I remember that there is a super volcano under Yellowstone that is 40,000 years overdue and when it erupts it could potentially cover most of north America in ash and create a volcanic winter that kills half the worlds population
And I’m like, fuck yeah I want that chocolate bar
This is one of the most inspiring posts i’ve ever seen