Ive spent the past week staring at a computer screen, comparing amino acid sequences of the envelope gene of various kinds of HIV-1.
Im just looking for changes and patterns (hey that glycosylation site disappeared! oh, all the sequences that dont process gp160–>gp120/gp41 lack that glutamic acid! etc).
Its kinda like a bizarre word search…
Unfortunately, Ive been at this for too long. Im starting to see patterns and connections everywhere, a la John Forbes Nash. Im creeping myself out.
For instance, I figured out why I find Craig Venter irresistible.
Its a well known fact that I like smart people. But most of the time, when it comes to my elders, its just a ‘Oh my god I want to eat your brain‘ sort of attraction.
Venter is different. Sure hes rich and a bad boy and a genius, but I recognize the fact that he is an older, balding male, and I shouldnt find him attractive… but I do.
Also, Im starting to think Seth MacFarlane is some sort of time-traveling alien trying to communicate with me via Family Guy. Oh hahahaha it was funny when he perfectly described my dating life (Im Brian), but then I saw THIS on an old episode from earlier this year:
WHAT THE FUCK?
To make matters worse, you know the guy who threw his shoes at Bush? An event so random and hysterical it could have been on Family Guy? Look at this pic:
… Im going to go drink a beer.