What do scientists do over summer break?

Well, today Mary and I scrubbed up the genetics lab all morning, I cleaned out a lot of fly bottles and emptied the incubator, and now those bottles are sitting in the autoclave getting a super-sauna. The lab is now mostly sparkling clean and ready for the next class in the Fall!

This is what I get paid to do, and what my degree qualified me for. Mary, unfortunately, doesn’t get paid, although she too has an advanced degree, and helped out so I wouldn’t have to spend all day in the nasty drudgery. So many dead flies and pupae!

This is exactly what it looked like, after we got done cleaning it.


  1. cartomancer says

    Oh, come on Myers, you expect us to believe that’s YOUR mad science lab? The slab-monster hasn’t got any giant spider parts grafted on to it AT ALL

  2. birgerjohansson says

    I think the entity in the lab coat is what the Laundry used to call a “residual human resource”.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Sign on the outside of the door.
    “Brain depository. After office hours, please deposit brains in the box.”