HOW ABOUT AN AWARDS SHOW FOR THE BEST PROTEST SIGNS?

You’ve got your Oscars and your Emmys — how about the Snarkys?  Or the Firsties?  (Hat tip to everyone’s favorite Amendment.)   Here are some.  Here, too.

Among my favorites:

TRUMPCARE.  IT’S LIKE TRUMP UNIVERSITY BUT YOU DIE.

IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T PAY TAXES WHY SHOULD I?

Most signs just emphasize or poke fun at something we already know — WE SHALL OVERCOMB — but some, like this one, make you run to the Google machine: TRUMP HATES PUPPIES.

. . . and then there’s this one:

“SCIENCE IS NOT A LIBERAL CONSPIRACY!”

Which got me thinking.


HOW ABOUT A NATIONAL SCIENTISTS DAY?

There’s a National Science Day (science, not scientists) — but it’s in India.

Maybe there’s one here, too, but when you refine your search to “national science day USA,” you still get India — February 28.  A national holiday, no less.

We have National Secretaries Day (next year: April 24).

But a National Scientists Day? Again, Google tells you it’s in India.

This came to mind because my friend Wipperman (he has a first name, some believe, but to us, he’s just Wipperman), texted from the lab recently on a gorgeous beach day.  He texted me a photo of beakers and computer screens (I texted back a photo of the Atlantic Ocean framed by my toes) and told me to “check out [his] latest paper!”

I did.  You can, too.  It appears in Molecular Cell ($322 a year), titled: Mycobacterial Mutagenesis and Drug Resistance Are Controlled by Phosphorylation- and Cardiolipin-Mediated Inhibition of the RecA Coprotease.

To which I say:

Thank heavens for amazing people like Wipperman, working so hard to create the magic that helps the rest of us live longer, healthier, less scary lives.

National Scientists Day!


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