A Terrible Week for Chemistry

April 14th, 2012


16 Responses to “A Terrible Week for Chemistry”

  1. Slurpy Says:

    Haha, when I worked at Lowe’s way back when I was a starry-eyed undergrad, my boss always used to say, “Customers first!”

    To which I would reply, “Safety second!”

    He would get so mad!

  2. Chemjobber Says:

    He also looks like Tommy Lee Jones going down the throat of the bug.

  3. Chemjobber Says:

    uh, that’s “almost”.

  4. Paul Says:

    I admire his stoicism in the face of certain death.

  5. See Arr Oh Says:

    Again, I ask: would you be able to add in an “Outer Space” background? It would really add flavor.

  6. Paul Says:

    The magazine is put to bed on Thursdays. It’s too expensive to change once it’s been sent to the printers.

  7. See Arr Oh Says:


    Having seen, with mine own eyes, the C&EN Old-World-style wooden printing presses churning under the Capitol building, I humbly digress.

  8. EC Says:

    ‘ACS Drops “Chemical” from name’ – it is hilarious, yet creepingly plausible

  9. See Arr Oh Says:

    “Atomic Collaboration Society”

  10. Chemjobber Says:

    Wasn’t there a reaction to a perceived move away from “ACS” in the letters section of C&EN a few years back?

  11. wolfie Says:


    opera always helps in moments of strange distress

  12. Curious Wavefunction Says:

    In defense of Breslow, his fine Priestley Medal profile.

  13. bad wolf Says:

    @CJ–i remember thinking that when their cover redesign minimized the “chemical & engineering” and emphasized the neutral “C&EN.” I mean, who would be afraid of that? It doesn’t mean anything.

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