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It took a great deal of self control to not make a dirty penicillin reference.  That'd be well in my wheelhouse.

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Self Grading: Composition: B- (an upgrade from C+ for use of stink lines)


Ths week in "Grossness in my House" featured a less potentially useful pestilence.


My science and technology studies textbook, Anecdotal Biology, will certainly include a delightful parsing of the tale of the heroic backstory of Penicillin.  Joseph Campbell would protest, but it'll be delightful.  The audio book really will be the best part.  Or maybe the pictures, not made on etch-a-sketches.  Maybe.  I don't know. It is Q on my lettered list of side-projects. Invest now and you could get me to move it up, ...but not pre-thesis.   Like a one legged pirate, it involves being fit for post-thesis.


And you're thinking to yourself: would she giggle about prostheses?

WOULD I?!

 Hey, it's no "Man w/ a wooden leg named Smith", but it'll do for today.

I try to find a way, but there's nothing I can say to make it stop.



SALIENT POINTS RE: PENICILLIN

 - Comes from the Penicillium fungi (far left: microscopic, far right, macroscopic)
- Alec Fleming was studying Staph. Aureus; left open plate unattened, may have had open window at the time, point of some contention, spore flies in, fungus grows, etc;   later noticed zone of inhibited growth, reisolated from moldy bread, blammo!, medicinal revolution.
-Fleming also spoke out against overuse of penecillin due to potential for development of bacterial resistance. 
 
 I'D REITERATE: TAKE DRUGS AS PRESCRIBED, IT'S SERIOUS!
 
-Penicillin G (pictured), is the most Gangstery of all the Penicillin variants. 
-I have been known to occasionally make up facts in obviously non-serious ways.  I do delight in the occasional plumbing into learning and would redirect you elsewhere.



Speaking of plumbing, I find this picture hilarious.  Oh to be able to time-travel.

Perhaps I only find it funny because I like the phrase "social disease" 

I imagine it'd be less funny if I were worried about such things.  Sorry!


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What percentage of that composition was driven by my impulse to draw toast?  ~30.

Man, I could totally go for some tea and toast right now. 

SALIENT POINTS ABOUT TOAST: I am salivating just thinking about it.


 I think this concludes my intellectual paralysis for the week.  

Tune in next time for ...something else.




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"The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing"-Bill Watterson.