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(Annals of Improbable Research)   Cloning the zucchini opiate receptor using Mr. Potato Head   ( divider line
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2617 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Oct 2001 at 12:42 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-31 12:47:17 PM  
amusing, my ass
2001-10-31 12:48:08 PM  
sad. sad and dumb.
2001-10-31 12:50:30 PM  
That was.... odd
2001-10-31 12:50:42 PM  
2001-10-31 12:56:25 PM  
LOL!!! As a Science student majoring in molecular bio and biochem I find this to be hilarious!

Man...I need to get out more...
2001-10-31 12:59:06 PM  
that was hilarious! i guess people who don't find this funny don't move in scientific circles... the jumping reflex in zucchini!... come on, thats FUNNY!
2001-10-31 01:20:16 PM  
It's not funny. It's dumb. I wish we could get better threads. I used to attempt to post, but I've only had like 3 articles posted in a year.
2001-10-31 01:26:42 PM  
You're dumb. Flux is right, anyone with a dry sense of humour would find this amusing.
2001-10-31 01:27:32 PM  
Oh and quit biatching about not having your articles posted. If that's all it takes to make you feel good then turn the computer off, go outside for some fresh air and staple your posting to a tree.
2001-10-31 01:30:11 PM  
You're ahead of the curve, Jakjak.
2001-10-31 01:31:00 PM  
I have a dry sense of humor, and I just didn't get it.
2001-10-31 01:32:20 PM  
I thought it was OK - I just wonder if the payoff is worth the apparent effort. Matter of taste, I suppose....
2001-10-31 01:35:13 PM  
Now _this_ is the kind of shiat that first attracted me to FARK!

2001-10-31 01:35:50 PM  

I think this article is a perfect example of "drug abuse"...

2001-10-31 01:35:53 PM  
Science people are an odd sort. A friend of mine who majored in Physics once did an eitire physics lab write-up in iambic pentameter. The mind does strange things at 3am.
2001-10-31 01:41:15 PM  
I guess I can appreciate the time necessary to put together the page, but honestly, it's not that funny.
2001-10-31 01:47:26 PM  

Read "MIT geniuses paid $1 million to discover world's transporation systems headed for gridlock" further down on Fark's list -

This is what they did with their time!

It all makes so much sense now!

2001-10-31 01:51:48 PM  
I think this falls under the category of "niche" humor, as in you've got to be a real science person -- not simply one who enjoys it or is fascinated by it, but someone who say majors in a related field. I love science stuff, and I found this incredibly boring.

It's like that article about the "sentient makefile." A whole lot of people thought that sucked ass, but myself and a few other people who are currently Computer Science majors thought it was hilarious. Whatever gets you all hot and bothered...
2001-10-31 01:54:19 PM  
I can accept that. Different strokes for different folks.
2001-10-31 01:54:46 PM  
You hear that? Erase the humor lines people.
2001-10-31 01:55:48 PM  
Speaking of niche humour:
2001-10-31 01:58:21 PM  
That was horrible:

Here's sompething more fun I submitted, but didnt get posted:
2001-10-31 02:31:51 PM  
2001-10-31 02:35:29 PM  
I found this quite funny, but I was just looking at the pictures and didn't read hardly any of it.

Look at that zucchini jump! Gawl damn!
2001-10-31 02:37:16 PM  
Agreed, the Lego thing is more fun, but less funny. I don't know, I thought the zucchini thing was hysterical. I guess you either love it or hate it. *shrug*
2001-10-31 03:26:30 PM  
I object with this line of research on ethical grounds.
2001-10-31 03:47:41 PM  
What was that...with the flip...and the kick?
2001-10-31 04:30:42 PM  
Enough of our bickering! Think of the poor vegetables that had to suffer through these horrid experiments. Veggies are people too!
2001-10-31 04:48:35 PM  
ArgentLupe: If you ever had your garden overrun by zukes you would not be so concerned about their fate.

My first impression is that this is a fine example of technical writing in the scientific method. For this reason, I find it quite droll and worthy of a chuckle.
2001-10-31 04:56:52 PM  
Buckshot - I loved that sentient makefile article! I laughed my arse off.

As for this one, it was funny, but mainly because I'm taking a course in pharmacology so I was somewhat able to follow the the whole opiate receptor thing. I'm thinking of sending it to all my bio friends
2001-10-31 05:36:31 PM  
Looks like that Wil Wheaton (who is he?) article is more popular.

Go figure.
2001-10-31 09:12:37 PM  
can I get a link to the makefile article? I must have been working one day and missed it. Oh, and I thought this was pretty damn funny.
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