Odd Web MaterialMay 21st, 2013
Thursday’s post on lab manuals brought my attention to this nice cheat sheet from the Zakarian Group at UCSB on how to collect an NMR spectrum. I am a big fan of cheat sheets—they let you focus on the big picture when you’re getting trained on an instrument instead of focusing on recording every simple command. That said, the Zakarian NMR guide is weird. It inexplicably ends with the statement:
GO ASIAN PEEEPOH!
I guess the line is some sort of inside joke in the lab, but why on Earth would you post it to a professional Web site? It reminded a labmate of the incident where racially insensitive material was posted on Clifford Kubiak’s site, for which he later issued a public apology.
If you enjoy these sorts of jokes, keep your boss out of trouble by not posting them to your lab’s Web site.
UPDATE (5/21, 5 pm): The line quoted above has been removed from the NMR guide. More info in the comments…