Sunday, February 03, 2008

Female Chemists

Female chemists are often underappreciated.

I can't think why, as they are all such lovely people.

There's KAZ ....

and ..... MARIE
.... and ..... MAGGIE !!



As Fern Kinney sang

"Can't you see it's the Chemistree
You must agree
Together we are beautful."
KAZ

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Blogger MJ said...

Is it true that chemists do it periodically?

Do you distill your own alcohol?

5:10 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

mj:
Don't we all?
I did it in the lab when I was working - but I'm too idle now.

5:13 pm  
Anonymous Piggy and Tazzy said...

Pity Maggie didn't volunteer to taste some of her own concoctions. The toxic ones.

Fucking bitch, I'd managed to forget all about the evil cunt until you just brought it all back to me.

Isn't it time she died, yet?

5:26 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

P&T:
Sorry no .... Gordon needs her as his adviser.

5:47 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Maggie was the first chemist to make milk disappear.

Now that's magic!

6:59 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Kaz, you forgot Rosalind Franklin who was key in discovering the helical structure of DNA (largely unacknowledged during her own lifetime - huh, typical eh?!)

There are dozens of female chemists round here - there's two in our Tescos.

Tony (Millionaire Catholic) Bliar has made most people forget about Maggie.

7:23 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Geoff:
Oh yes - she's quite the magician.
She can make jobs, industries and whole communities disappear as well.

Murph:
Ah sweet Rosalind - I'm glad you're a feminist Murph!
Those women in Tesco actually do something useful - like selling shampoo.

re Maggie - we must never forget!

9:47 pm  
Anonymous Sidney Hound said...

One of my best friends is a female chemist on a part time basis. Well, she deals in pharmaceuticals each weekend.

11:48 pm  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

When did they allow women out of the kitchen and into the lab? Or is this just coffee-klatsch jargon? You know: 'lab' = kitchen...that'd make more sense.

I mean, otherwise, how would they get home in time to have a hot meal ready for the man of the house when he got home?

1:28 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Is the first picture an accurate depiction of the working environment of lady chemists?

9:16 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Sidney:
Ha Ha - doubtless this person makes more money that her more academic sisters.
(If you type in your url we can get back to you).

Rimshot:
Not even Vicus can get away with that sort of comment round here.

Dave:
A very perspicacious enquiry.
The apparatus is not exactly cutting edge - but the lab coat, bustier and earrings are totally authentic.

11:07 am  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Little Johnny took a drink,
Now he shall drink no more.
For what he thought was H2O,
Was H2SO4.

I have no idea what this means but thought you might find it funny Kaz... LOL ;o) all this reading as given me a head ache now I'm off for a acetylsalicylic acid.

11:25 am  
Blogger Malc said...

Hasn't Thatcher got dementia?
Not the kind of living death I'd usually wish on anyone, but I'm willing to make a big exception in this case.

3:13 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

There's a new show on HBO over here about a chemistry teacher who, when diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, rents an RV with an ex-pupil and cooks meth. It's like 'Weeds', only smelly. And the teacher's a guy of course.

3:19 pm  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

I agree, they are all beautiful.
Especially the 'radiant' Marie Curie who had such a glowing complexion.

3:33 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

Ah well, Marie Curie ended up dying from an illness caused by her exposure to radiation, and Maggie must have discovered the secret of eternal life. That's justice for you, eh? I hope you didn't dabble with anything that could be hazardous to your health Kaz (apart from the booze of course).

3:53 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Wom:
I love your little ditty
it really takes me back
But though it seems a pity
Johnny's teacher got the sack!


I bet other readers think acetylsalycilic acid is LSD.

Malc:
Is that true - did she catch it from Big Ron?

Arabella:
At least with weed you can have the right sort of 'organic' - grown with real garden compost.
I'll bear in mind the meth synthesis for a rainy day.

HE:
I hear that was Marie's motivation for discovering Radium

Betty:
Before COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health)I had to prepare and use all the awful gases (carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide etc.) and the smelly organics which were probably carcinogenic or something.
I think alcohol must have acted as the antidote because I'm in the rudest (?) of health

5:44 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

It seems both Bernard Ingham and Carol Thatcher have admitted she has no short-term memory, which, coupled with the small strokes she suffered a few years ago, indicates vascular dementia (Mrs Malc is something of an expert). Not as unpleasant as Alzheimers, but bad all the same.

What bugs me is that, given the choice between (a) working in science for the benefit of mankind or (b) crushing the trade unions, giving her fat-cat business chums carte blanche and ensuring our perpetual enslavement to 'the market', she went for option b.
Unhappy childhood?

6:00 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

I think you are very clever because I cannot do my daughter's A level chemistry homework - they've found more molecules or something since my day and as for all those bloody enzymes running the show, who'd have thunk it!

6:41 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Q. What do you do when you find a dead chemist?
A. Barium.

Q. What is the purpose of a doctor?
A. Helium.
Ah,Kaz,Life's A Gas!!!!

7:09 pm  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

I have been told from a reliable source that Denis's first wife was also named Margaret..
so in the future kindly refer to the Baroness as Margaret II...

or they said that they will kill my dog.

10:04 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Malc:
Thanks for this info - she probably won't remember that recent inexplicable 'love in' with Gordon at no 10.
When she was a chemist she invented Mr Whippy ice cream. Just imagine how the world could have benefitted if she's carried on.

Ziggi:
Clever - perhaps but I don't do enzymes or body stuff - they're Biology.... aren't they?

Tony:
Hee hee - Amazingly enough I've never heard those before.
Which gas I wonder? How about N2O (laughing gas).

HE:
I've put a curse on Margaret II - may she die a painful and violent death - there now your dog is safe!

10:54 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

Mr Whippy? What, really? Dear God!

12:19 am  
Blogger I, still, like the views said...

Mr Whippy? yuck

give me a 99 made from Cornish cream in a cone with a huge flake any day

(mind you, no wonder she moved into politics)(just imagine how the world would have benefitted if she hadn't)

6:48 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

I'd forgotten Maggie was a chemist.

Looks like she's blocked her funnel up there though...shame, maybe it that powder had flowed freely she'd have stayed in chemistry and not become the evil witch that she did.

8:44 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Great post.

10:30 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Malc:
She worked with a team at Lyons who discovered how to double the amount of air in ice cream so lowering costs and raising profits.
Typical eh?

View:
See above - At least the air is less fattening than the Cornish cream.

NiC:
It used to worry me a bit - we're both Libra as well.

Dave:
I admire a man who can follow instructions.

11:35 am  
Blogger oldmanlincoln said...

Sort of reminds me, the last picture, of my wife's vegetable soup.

1:35 pm  
Blogger Hyde DP said...

I've so enjoyed reading these comments I've completely forgotton waht I was going to say

anyhow it is time for a cup of tea and Countdown

3:09 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

I'm learnin' all kinds of stuff!
Have now added some fine local Amy's ice cream to the 'Emergency!Don't Touch-For When Thatcher Is Dead!' party supplies box in the fridge. Mostly champagne.
I have a feeling this sentiment conflicts (yay, me Americano) with my Anglican principles but you'll have to give me this one.

3:41 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

energetics? how far how fast????

god knows greek would be easier!

6:40 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

OML:
Good thing the pic above it didn't remind you of your wife!

Gerald:
The comments are definitely the best thing round here!
Give my love to Carol.

Arabella:
I'm sure your God would condone.
When the day comes I shall drink to your very good health and I hope you'll reciprocate!

Ziggi?
How far ? How fast?
Now you're talking - that's real Chemistry ... and those Greeks knew a thing or two.ο μυστηριώδης καταλύτης που κάνει δύο ανθρώπους να ερωτεύ-ωνται
ελέσματα αναζήτησης για

8:08 pm  
Blogger liits said...

Hey, I just thought, can you sing that song that lists all the elements on the periodic table? It was the party piece of our chemistry master. That was as far into chemistry as we ever delved with him, but he taught us how to run a book, the odds and all this with a sub-strand of studying the form of a horse. Truth be known, I'd rather have boned up on my crystalline tropane alkaloids because I don't gamble [well not on horses, anyway].

11:21 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Liits:
I have the video of the song and would play it at every opportunity.
I'll do a post on the periodic table soon.
I presume all this betting stuff was before OFSTED.

7:32 pm  

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