Me (giving lab meeting): I'm not sure if this protein motif is important or not. It seems conserved, but then again, if you stare at the amino acid sequence long enough, you start to see all kinds of stuff.
Labmate: Like the face of Jesus?
Me: I've never looked for Jesus in a protein sequence. But I did BLAST my own name once, to look for MARIANI peptides.
Me: Bet you didn't know I was that much of a dork, huh?
Adviser: Oh, no. I knew you were that much of a dork.
TOM THE DANCING BUG: Lucky Ducky, in "State of Denial" - Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Lucky Ducky's entire state is saved from the ignominy of federally funded healthcare.
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