Date: 06 Apr 94 01:58:48
From: L. Drew Davis
Subject: HA! Re: Archaebacteria and the Three Kingdoms
From: email@example.com (L. Drew Davis)
Organization: Georgia Tech College of Computing
Once upon a time, there was a little group of cells called
"Archaebacteria". Her friends all called her "Archie", and everyone
thought that was funny since "Archie" is a boy's name.
One day, Archie was walking through the woods and came upon a cottage.
As a scientific curiosity, Archie was naturally curious, so she went
inside to look around, but no one was home. Archie was hungry, and
there was a table with three big bowls of GroEL, so Archie sat down
to eat. The first bowl of GroEL had too much diphthamide. The
second bowl of GroEL didn't have enough functional homology with
TCP1, so she was slow to start eating it. Besides, there were no
datagraham crackers to go with the GroEL. The third bowl of
GroEL was just right, and she ate it all up.
After eating, Archie was tired, so she tried to go to sleep.
The first bed, Animalia, was too complex to get into. The second
was the right size, but had blue-green linens everywhere, and Archie
didn't like that color. So she made her own bed off in a corner,
and slept happily.
Until the big mean Moran came roaring in and shouted, "Who's been
sequencing my GroEL? Who's been sleeping in my bed (oh, wait, she
didn't sleep there)?", and would have eaten her all up except for
the brave Stedman who came rushing in from the forest and saved her,
and they all lived happily ever after.
[Sorry, folks. I hate to make fun of the most content-laden thread
in t.o in quite a while, but I just can't read that title without
giggling. Maybe one day I'll understand the argument. Sometime after
that, I might even be able to contribute something substantive.
Luckily, bionet has been spared the lese majeste.]
L. Drew Davis Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.