Monday, February 21, 2011

Transmissable errors.

In the lab at Riddled i-novation there is no room for slapdash, johnny-come-lately, how's your father, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, techniques.
So it was with some surprise that we noticed the cultures shown in the photo begin to grow in our Peter dishes (like Petri dishes but cheaper).
We wondered what the source of the contamination could be and after the usual security checks of blindfolded knife throwing while being spun around on the office chair, had not resulted in a culprit but had shortened the list of cleaning firms that will come in, we decided to check the lab calender.
The problem with this is that either things are so memorable that no one writes them down e.g. Mikey and the 71 virgins in the teleporter room or no one can remember them to write down, i.e. Merc and Smut's Christmas Salted Pineapple Liqueur.
But then the enigmatic entry of TAQ Polymerase Twofer Tuesday   caught my eye and after exhaustive testing of various theories in the Craze Super Computer and Groove-a-tron we may have an answer.
These creatures are all ones that have made appearances in former Riddled posts. remember the Drunken Lantern Race from Hogshin Down to Mapplethorns Barn? They seem have to rebuilt the barn now.
Also the Strange and Magical fish creature that swan up the Waipuhu creek and ate all the fecking limes??? The summer of the expensive Gin and Limes it was.
Lord knows what the  others are but it will be a lesson to us to keep the lid on the Taq jar, when we find it. It can't have gone far.

20 comments:

fish said...

Your TAQ Polynerase is clearly not of the proofreading kind.

Another Kiwi said...

Fixed for great accuracy. I missed the mistake at the full cast dress rehearsal because my herring is not as good as fish's.

merc said...

You mean Smut remembered not to drink with me last Christmas?

cards, should be playin'

Whale Chowder said...

This reminds me of a burning question I once had: What culture was growing in Rob Petri (of Dick Van Dyke Show fame)'s dishes?

Is this why Laura had such violent emotional swings? Or was she simply bipolar.

And why didn't Child Services come take Richie away?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Silly fish. Proof is for drinking.
~

Smut Clyde said...

Agar plates.

Substance McGravitas said...

You know, when you send a glider towards the ship it transforms into a luxury automobile.

Smut Clyde said...

Those mazes are triggering DooM II flashbacks something dreadful.

mikey said...

Crummy Buttons!

M. Bouffant said...

Is all well there?

(This is about us & our concern, as I'm sure you know.)

Substance McGravitas said...

Please let us know what's up as I am worried about Bouffant's concern level.

Another Kiwi said...

I live in the North Island so I didn't feel anything. If Smut was at his home it would be the same for him. Thanks for asking.
Still feel a bit smashed up by it all. Poor bastards they were just getting up off the floor.

M. Bouffant said...

Good, Earthquake Question #2 ("DID YOU FEEL IT?") answered.

fish said...

And is the Christmas Ale safe?

I realize there are several meanings to this question.

mikey said...

As much as I prefer my earthquakes to happen to other people thousands of miles away, I actually was thinking more in terms of Patagonia.

Please make note of this for future reference...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The summer of the expensive Gin and Limes it was.

Was there an outbreak of scurvy?


Good to know you gents are safe, with the quake and all.

Another Kiwi said...

The Christmas Ale is a National Treasure so it is safe in a nuclear proof bunker beneath Parliament.
It was a near run thing but we did not get scurvy.We did get an aversion to sauerkraut and Gin, which has not diminished.
Noted, Mikey. Will try to do better

Smut Clyde said...

And is the Christmas Ale safe?
Use only as directed. Do not exceed recommended dose.

Kathleen said...

I spent a little time long ago in Chistchurch. beautiful beautiful place.

Whale Chowder said...

Use only as directed. Do not exceed recommended dose.

If you experience earth shaking lasting four hours or longer, consult your physician.

beautiful, beautiful place

Not so much, anymore.

Oh how I long to live in a place where an earthquake that kills 100 people, however tragic, is that country's "darkest day." This is not meant as a slam at New Zealand. I've been there and should never have left.