Protein Synthesis: An Epic on the Cellular Level

Jeff just called me to tell me that he watched this insane video from 1971 called Protein Synthesis in his Biochemistry class this morning. The movie was directed by a guy named a Robert Alan Weiss and was made for the Department of Chemistry for Stanford University. The video clearly shows that protein synthesis in your body is actually done by a pack of dirty hippies tripping on god-knows-what. It’s impossible to say what the best part of this is, the T-Factor wearing a black cape and a giant beard, the near-narrative music, the poetic stoner narrating, or the fact that Jeff goes to MIT and they’re still showing this there.

Skip ahead to about 3:30 in and you’ll see what I’m talking about, the beginning is just some Nobel prize winner blabbing on and on…

UPDATE: Click this entry and DIGG it! For some reason I can’t get the DIGG button to work when looking at the main page… I don’t get it.


March 7, 2008