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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 12 2012

Handling Phone Calls/E-Mails From Intrusive Manipulative People In Your Life

You don’t have to answer the phone. You can even turn off the ringer. No one is going to die because you didn’t answer their phone call. For the few people in my life who are intrusive and manipulative, I *never* answer the phone when they call. This is effective for at least three reasons: …

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Jun 12 2012

Explaining Interdisciplinary Research In A Faculty Job Interview

When interviewing as an accomplished post-doc for entry level faculty positions, the issue isn’t what you did with your own hands, but what you understand and can talk about. For highly interdisciplinary projects that include, e.g., genetics, physiology, biochemistry, behavior, and imaging, of course no single post-doc did all those techniques. The question is whether …

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Jun 10 2012

Hellz To The Motherfucken YEAH!!!!!11!1!!1!

Jun 10 2012

The Secret Of Good Risotto

The key to good risotto–and the reason why you absolutely must add in the simmering broth gradually as it cooks–is that after you add each portion of broth, you should stir it up thoroughly and then allow it to cook without stirring until there is a layer of rice cooking onto the bottom of the …

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Jun 06 2012

Freedom

It is important to understand that the word “freedom” in the United States is inextricably bound up historically in the freedom that slave owners originally had guaranteed to them in the Constitution to own other human beings and for that ownership to be enforced by government power.

Jun 06 2012

Questions About NIH R01 Competing Renewals Answered

In my post on directing the research program in my lab, I received a few questions about competing renewals (grant applications seeking to renew an R01 major research grant for another four or five year project period). So here are some answers. After our grant got funded some experiments based on this project took off …

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Jun 06 2012

Fucke This Shitte!

This new trend of making meatball sangwiches out of a weird patty-shaped meatloaf on a round bun is a fucken abomination. Just stoppe itte! This is a motherfucken meatball sangwich: ROUND MEATBALLS ON A MOTHERFUCKEN HOAGIE ROLL!!!!11!!11!!1!!

Jun 04 2012

Directing A Research Program

I basically let people in my lab work on whatever they want within extremely broad conceptual and methodological outlines, and then I figure out after the fact how to explain the relationships of what they have done to the specific aims of my various grants in writing renewals and make up new specific aims on …

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Jun 02 2012

Red Chile Lamb Shoulder Tacos

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INGREDIENTS three pound boneless lamb shoulder six dried ancho chiles three dried chipotle chiles one habanero chile three serrano chiles nine garlic cloves one pint veal stock one small can crushed san marzanos one cup dry white wine fresh sage fresh thyme fresh oregano cilantro white onion queso fresco sliced shredded savoy cabbage avocado lime …

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Jun 01 2012

Statistical Rarities

When have the AL East and NL East teams all been above .500 this far into the season? And BTW, Baltimore is going to finish the season under .500.

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