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British chemist, emeritus professor and senior research fellow in earth sciences at the University of Bristol (in other words, they guy who gets invited to all the best parties), Geoffrey Eglinton, died at the spry age of 89.  

Here’s to Googling your list!

Eglinton’s insights into the geological fate of organic compounds have made him an internationally respected biogeochemist.  Think: Tony Stark but surrounded by more women.

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Meet George Clooney’s competition. 

In addition to the significance of his research on molecular biomarkers, he was responsible for developing numerous techniques that remain in widespread use.  For instance, he was the first one in the office to use post-its.  Now, everyone uses them.  

He was one of the first researchers to illustrate the potential of coupled gas chromatography–mass spectrometry in organic geochemistry, Eglinton also pioneered the use of infrared spectroscopy to characterise both inter- and intra-molecular hydrogen bonding.

Inter AND intra?  No wonder he got all the chicks.

And there ain’t no party like a gas-chromatography–mass-spectrometry party, ‘cuz I don’t know what the hell that is.

These innovative techniques improved understanding of diverse aspects of the distribution, stable isotopic content and provenance of organic compounds in the global environment.

And her is where I confess that I did not understand one fucking word on his Wikipedia page.

“Illustrate the potential of coupled gas chromatography–mass spectrometry in organic geochemistry?”  What the fuck does that mean?  

I may not be the smartest guy in the room.  I amy not be the strongest guy in the room.  I may not be the prettiest guy in the room.  I may not be the best-smelling guy in the room.  But I should be able to understand a Goddamned Wikipedia page!  It’s (mis)information for the masses!

This hit goes to: Occupy the Casket!  This puts Pirate at 120 points!  Still 90 points behind the leader.  She won’t win unless something horribly tragic and horrific happens…

Happy pooling,

SPMI

PS: Draft night is 11/5 – a mere 3 days away!

Current Standings:

Jami: 210 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20, Umberto Eco – 20, Rob Ford – 60, Erik Bauersfeld – 10, Edward Albee – 20, Chris Sizemore – 20)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 140 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10, Muhammad Ali – 30, Pat Summitt – 40, Buddy Ryan – 20)

Joanne: 130 (Joey Feek – 60, Joe Garagiola – 10, Julius La Rosa – 20, Buckwheat Zydeco – 40)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 130- (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10, Nancy Fucking Reagan! – 10!, George Martin – 10, Elie Wiesel – 20, Mike “Mighty Atom, Jr.” Greenstein – 10)

Occupy the Casket: 120 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10, Geoffrey Eglinton – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 120 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30, George Gaynes – 10, James Noble – 10, Doris Roberts – 10, Marni Nixon – 20, Fyvush Finkel – 10, Steven Hill – 10)

Gianna: 110 (Robert Stigwood – 20, Lois Duncan – 20, Herschell Gordon Lewis – 20, Pete Burns – 50)

Harmony: 100 (Harper Lee – 20, George Kennedy – 10, Frank Sinatra, Jr. – 30, Gene Wilder – 20, Arnold Palmer – 20)

Team Sushi: 80 (Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer – 60, Morley Safer – 20)

Imaginary Steve: 60 – (King Bhumibol Adulyadej – 20, 谢家麟 – 10, 劉令名 – 30)

Mostly Mike: 60 (Marvin Minsky – 20, Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros – 30, Janet Waldo – 10)

Age of Aquarius: 60 (William Guest – 30, Merle Haggard – 30)

Nathaniel: 50 (Alan Young – 10, Kenny Baker – 20, Glenn Yarbrough – 20)

Mortician’s Daughter: 50 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30, Bud Collins – 20)

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