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Those are little dangly bits hanging off the ends of your chromosomes. There’s no need to be embarrassed — everyone’s got ’em, and you can’t get rid of them. Until you do, and then you’re probably dead. Check ’em out.
Speaking (parenthetically, above) of Secondhand SCIENCE, writing over there for the past few months has really taught me something.
Not about science. Obviously. The whole point of that train wreck is that I don’t understand anything I’m talking about, but I’m happy to pass that muddled confusion on to you. Because science.
Also, I clearly haven’t learned anything about writing. Even with a serious, adult-face thing like science for a topic, I still mostly wind up talking about Star Wars and Food Network idiots and the existential conundrum of Frosted Mini-Wheats.
(I should note here that I’m available to deliver commencement speeches and eulogies. Because who wouldn’t want that, amirite?)
Instead, what I’ve learned is that I’m terrible at Photoshop. Or more accurately, at “GIMP”, which is a free piece of software that does some of the things that the terribly expensive Photoshop does, but is made for people who are terrible at Photoshop.
Which is me. So I GIMP — terribly.
The thing is, I thought it would be nice to have images illustrating the nonsense I write over there tangentially about science. And sometimes, what I’m writing isn’t exactly covered, quite, by an image already existing on the interwebs. So I make up a new one.
Still, I’ve accumulated a fair number of these nightmares now. And with the theory that dragging them out into the light of day will make them less agonizing, I’ve decided to share them with you here. With essentially no context whatsoever. Because what fun would that be?
So without further ado, here are my favorite dozen of the poorly-manipulated images I’ve Frankensteined together since spring. Because SCIENCE!:
From Black Holes:
From Hydrogen Bonding:
Jabba the Deen
The Orphanses of Species
From Absolute Zero:
MIndyjuice! Mindyjuice! Mindyjuice!
Atomic Decay of PB&J
From Synthetic Genomics:
Porky and the Voice
Itsy Bitsy Schneiders
From Electric Bacteria: