On the way to a friends car, me and female grad students were having a little verbal spar. This started in reference to an invited speaker who gave a presentation about RNA degradation. (Note: not direct quotes 'cause my memory is shot...it's Friday)
FGS1 "It was nice to hear a talk about RNA."
this transitioned, somehow, into:
microbiologist xx "I like hearing talks about bacteria instead of those lame organelle-containing organisms."
FGS1 "Yeah, those organelles can be problematic." She was referring to experiments.
microbiologist xx "Organelles are lame. I prefer dealing with only one membrane."
FGS "You mean a bag full of crap floating around?"
microbiologist xx "Bacteria have to be way more creative and resourceful. They don't have those lame-ass organelles helping them do everything. They do it by themselves...'cause they're awesome."
FGS2 "You guys are nerds."
microbiologist xx and FSG1 "yeah (laugh)"
microbiologist xx "I am going to blog about this. Yeah, I get even nerdier."