Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:00

jisun wrote:
Nurse Jo wrote:A beaker is a cup/mug. Usually a plastic one, often used to refer to a childrens drinking cup (with lid and spout etc). I tend to call the plastic cups we take camping beakers.


lol I thought Sue was making a pun on Baker's name and field of study. But that's even better.
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:01

Nurse Jo wrote:LG, Sue will order the book today.
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:02

Ssgt Sue wrote:
Nurse Jo wrote:LG, Sue will order the book today.



:) Done it...
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:03

la gringa wrote:Mucho thanks!

In retrospect, I realize that Sue was simply letting Baker know she was in for the challenge. At the time, however, I thought she was telling us where she ordered the book from. It didn't make sense, but my brain is sleep deprived and a little grief-addled.
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:05

dejay wrote:
la_gringa wrote:It didn't make sense, but my brain is sleep deprived and a little grief-addled.



G are you okay???? :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:07

wildlx wrote:
la_gringa wrote:I have no idea what a Beaker is. Well, unless you are talking about the container that comes with a chemistry set...

Yup. Those are beakers:

Note: wildlx had posted a pic of chemistry beakers but I'm too lazy to go and find a pic.--tanner
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:09

Megan wrote:This is Beaker too. I think this is the best one...

Note: Megan had posted a pic here, too.--tanner
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:10

Ssgt Sue wrote:My reference was even more oblique than that...anyone watch The Muppet Show?
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:12

Megan wrote: You tube video Muppet Show - Muppet Labs - Beaker Gets Multiplied embeddded
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Re: Forum Reading Challenge: Footnotes to Sex

Postby tanner » 25 Apr 2010, 14:13

HH wrote:Heck yes! Way back in my first research lab, the postdoc I worked for called me Beaker (and I called her Dr Bunsen).
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