Hipster science

February 27, 2011

Hipsterscience Lab NotebookUPDATE 2/28/11: #hipsterscience shows no signs of slowing down.

I’m pretty sure it is all Zelnio’s fault:

kzelnio: I keep my pipettes in organic wool hand-woven napsacks made by local free range shepherds in Big Sur #hipsterscience

kzelnio: I hand grind organically grown fair trade red algae to make my agarose for electrophoresis. I don’t buy into “big agarose” #hipsterscience

kzelnio: I was into the coalescent before it went mainstream #hipsterphylogenetics

enniscath: Positive controls are waaaaay too conformist #hipsterscience

superkash: I use my own heirloom goat’s milk for blocking buffers. #hipsterscience

JoshRosenau: My primers are organically made by a guy I know. You wouldn’t have heard of him. #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: You get a better shave with a blade you’ve freshly knapped from fair-trade, small producer obsidian @drisis #hipsterscience #hipsteranthro

upulie: I don’t publish on the “major journal” labels, I only tweet my work #hipsterscience

CMastication: My parents fund my research. #hipsterscience

noahWG: I discovered the Higgs boson, but fuck if I’m going to ruin it by telling others about it. #hipsterscience

talyarkoni: Hypothesis testing is for people who lack conviction. #hipsterscience

CBC_psi: My data don’t need to fit to your “model.” #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: The Williamsburg Project was edgier RT @nwerneck @bjkraal: I liked Richard Feynman before he joined the Manhattan Project. #hipsterscience

bjkraal: I liked Richard Feynman before he joined the Manhattan Project. #hipsterscience

DrKlapperich: I’m writing a textbook. It’s self published #hipsterscience

dftchemist: If its not fortran 77 its not real code #hipsterscience

dr_leigh: the modern lab balance has only one pan. nowhere to put the mass standards… tragic. #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: replication is for mainstreamers…I prefer to keep moving forward. #hipsterscience

ajebsary: I only publish in PLoS journals, out of principle. #OpenScience is my mantra and impact factor is for jokers. #HipsterScience

talyarkoni: Neuroscientists today have it easy with Brodmann Areas and stereotaxic coordinates. In my day, we used echolocation. #hipsterscience

anaturalstate: I use R for stats because Matlab is so corporate #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: I know he went by Fred, I only use Burrhus to be ironic. #hipsterscience

CMastication My research question? You’ve never heard of it. #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: Poser. I used the only lecture hall that still has chalkboards. RT @medscholaradaml overhead projector for my thesis defense #hipsterscience

medscholaradaml: Powerpoint? No thanks I’m using this overhead projector for my thesis defense #hipsterscience

TheAstronomist: I like galaxies the way they used to be long ago when they emitted their light, I don’t even care what they do now. #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: I build my own electrophys rigs out of parts from RadioShack to remain authentic. #hipsterscience ..oh, wait http://bit.ly/ifs61w

ryneches: Published in PLoS One before everyone thought it was cool. #hipsterscience

dorsalstream: I only work with skinny genes. #hipsterscience

caruanascott: unless you take a day to equilibrate your phenol, extractions are just not very rewarding #hipsterscience

kzelnio My thermal cycler is a fixie #hipsterscience

jillahjillah: Negative reviews validate the innovative nature of my work #hipsterscience

catchpolenet: Infrared spectroscopy is a little passé. I’m thinking purples and browns. Brown goes with my man bag. #hipsterscience

para_sight: I only sequence the anti-sense strand; the conformists can work out the obvious, maybe #hipsterscience

AgileRoxy: I converted my lab notebook to QR codes. #hipsterscience

westius: I like my chemistry organic #hipsterscience

cambrianexplode: Evolution? I like the early stuff but it’s all gotten so predictable now. #hipsterscience

drugmonkeyblog: It’s just more authentic to pipette by mouth. #hipsterscience

No Responses Yet to “Hipster science”

  1. physioprof Says:

    Dude, what the fucken fucke is all this illiterate gibberish????


  2. Confounding Says:

    This is magnificent…thank you for posting it.


  3. drugmonkey Says:

    You wouldn’t get it CPP, you’re too mainstream.


  4. Eva Says:

    These are all so great! And I can totally see the goat’s milk blocking buffer one really happening somewhere.


  5. gc Says:

    Time for another twitter-rant from CPP!!!!!1!!


  6. Nat Says:

    Fan-fricking-tastic collection there Monke


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  8. brooksPhD Says:

    Genius! Can’t believe I missed this one!


  9. drugmonkey Says:

    You have to be into the right scene, brooksPhD….


  10. Kevin Z Says:

    Someone has to be the trendsetter around. Its like I’m the only with an original thought on twitter. You’ll recognize my genius 12 years after my death from overdosing on abinsinthe.


  11. I use R for stats because Matlab is so corporate

    I have heard people actually say this (or at least variations on this).


  12. antipodean Says:

    I only work with skinny genes.. ha hah ha


  13. Anonymous Says:

    I wish hipsters weren’t about consuming and were more about doing.



  14. DrugMonkey Says:

    The consumerism is ironic…I wouldn’t expect you to get that..


  15. ryan Says:

    Confocal imaging? Nah, I still use my lomo…


  16. drugmonkey Says:

    Lomo? Lame-o. Steinheil Aplanatic Series VIII lenses have better fidelity.


  17. Betsy Says:

    I am ethically opposed to regression analysis. R^2 and p values only serve to confine data points into an overcrowded best-fit line. Data points should be allowed to roam free! (Across 10 standards of deviation at the least.) Stop the cruelty!


  18. Benny Says:

    I breed my mice at home, home-birth is just so much more natural. I still feel like a bit of a corporate tool though, model organisms are just so mainstream.


  19. November Says:

    Wow, this almost makes me want to get a Twitter account!


  20. company Says:

    hipsters so mainstream


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  22. Jae Says:

    I do all my citations by hand because Endnote is too high tech. And a little suffering makes the final paper more authentic.


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  24. Brandie M Cross Says:

    I only do 3D cell culture-Its more organotypic..


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