1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Okay, that was awesome.

    Oxygen bonds with itself? Beautiful. Hydrogen breaking the bond – awesome. They didn’t rely on cheap sexism or cheap racism, nor did they reverse sex/race roles merely for laughs.

    On top of all that?

    Jello fight.

  2. opposablethumbs says

    Loved it – and as Crip Dyke points out, it’s SO REFRESHING that they didn’t just go for cheap sexist/racist crap. Just the thing to send to cheer up poor Spawn#1 who’s stressing final year biochemistry – thank you! :-)

  3. mordred says

    Pity the only chemistry teacher I know recently retired. I would so recommend that for his class!

    I suppose at that party I would have been a noble gas too. ;-)
    Back in school I suppose I would have been Helium-3, but since then I think I gained some mass.

  4. Owlmirror says

    They missed the chance to have the Radon (quiet, mousy) vomit forth a Helium and become Polonium (woo! wildly reactive party person!), then vomit forth another Helium and become nice and stable Lead.

  5. anbheal says

    FANTASTIC, not just in the science, but in the implicit covalent bonding across race, class, gender….

    But it also gave me a frisson of depression at the end, as the credits rolled, that America’s economic competitors still respect science, and even brag about it publicly. Sigh….I remember a time when we too thought being smart was a good thing to be……