THOSE ARE DIFFERENT LOT NUMBERS YOU STUPID COW
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
-Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals (x)
Anthony Mackie is a gift to all mankind.
My new fave show
Has anyone ever seen Bucky Barnes and Grumpy Cat in the same room together? I think not.
Loving Science (again)
My labmate said it best. “Science is a cruel mistress.” I think a lot of scientists would agree with this sentiment.
Let’s real talk for a minute. In the last week three of the most brilliant scientists I know broke down in tears. One right at the lab bench, one at a computer station that displayed yet another failed assay, and one into a pillow at home. Sometimes, science really blows. You dedicate so much of your time, your brainpower, your passion into something that can give absolutely nothing back. It can really be tortuous.
So why do we keep at it?
Because sometimes it works. Sometimes all the abstract, crazy components all come together and it’s one in the morning and you’re running statistics and you are bleary eyed and it clicks.
We also keep doing it because we are surrounded by people fervently chasing the same truths. And there is some magical comradely to be found in that shared pursuit.
Because at a dinner party no one ever says “ooooo an accountant, that’s sooo cool can you come talk to my kids class” As a scientist I get to be the cool kid, and go share science with people.
A ROGUES GALLERY
of UNTREATABLE ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT ORGANISMS
Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
Microorganisms with names in bold are shown in illustrations above, in the order listed.
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Urgent
- Clostridium difficile
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
- Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Serious
- Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter
- Drug-resistant Campylobacter
- Fluconazole-resistant Candida (a fungus)
- Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLs)
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
- Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Drug-resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella
- Drug-resistant SalmonellaTyphi
- Drug-resistant Shigella
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
- Drug-resistant tuberculosis
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Concerning
- Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA)
- Erythromycin-resistant Group A Streptococcus
- Clindamycin-resistant Group B Streptococcus
So, kids, the next time someone says to you, “You might as well take an antibiotic, it can’t hurt,” just say no!