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It's bribe time
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We're getting serious here, folks. The Science Bloggers for Students Challenge is in full swing, and LabSpaces is on board, you know what I'm saying? So far, thirteen of us have set up Giving Pages, which you can view all together on our main page here.

While we're doing this as a collective and are of course happy as long as you donate at all, it's only natural that a little of that independent competitive spirit shows itself in situations like this. And so it should come as no surprise, then, that we've resorted to some...creative strategies. To be specific, we're bribing you.

Biochem Belle is offering a plush molecule to one lucky donor should her Giving Page reach $350.  And every time her donations made through any LS blogger's page reach a multiple of $500, Disgruntled Julie will bake cookies for someone. Geeka will post an embarrassing picture of herself every time one of her projects gets funded. Gerty-Z will buy an overpriced mocha (but not syphilis) for a few random donors through her page regardless of total donations. And Tideliar, well...let's just say his bribe is that if you donate, he won't demonstrate his very scary Muy Thai skills.

So what do I have for you?

Well, there is only one other thing I geek out about besides science, and that thing is cocktails. May I introduce you to my home bar?

OK, here's the deal:  one of my projects--which is on many of our Giving Pages--is called Oh Rats! and it's going to expire in 14 days. This project will help students learn about anatomy through hands-on experience--dissecting rats, of course!  Now, within the genre of science I am a real anatomy nerd, so I am way into this project. As of tonight they're short almost $650, so they really need your help! What I am offering is this:

If Oh Rats! reaches its goal in time, I will create and name a cocktail in honor of someone who donates through my page. Can you imagine? Your very own cocktail! Not only that, but I will post a video of myself (neck down, I'm afraid--gotta maintain some semblance of pseudonymity) demonstrating how to make this cocktail, so you can all make it for yourselves at home. See? EVERYBODY WINS.

Awesome, right? I mean, who wouldn't want this? Please go help Mrs. T and the Oh Rats! gang! If you go through my Giving Page (see widget to your right), it's the 5th project. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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This is one cool bribe indeed..

biochem belle
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Oooh. Upping the ante, I see--enough so that I'm tempted to donate through your page :p

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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Oooh, do it, belle! "The biochem belle" has such a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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I dunno, I think "The Overlord" sounds much tastier.

Disgruntled Julie
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Correction: my cookies are for any donations to ANY LabSpaces blogger donation.  No competition over here... I don't care who gets funded or where the money goes, since they are ALL great projects!

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You don't have enough whisky to make a Southern Fried Scientist

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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Oh, thanks Julie! I'll fix it!

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Great project! (And fantastic bribe.)

UC Davis
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That's an impressive home bar, might have to get myself one of those!

Jason Goldman
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I hope there's gonna be bacon.

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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Oooh, Jason, interesting idea. There's a bar here in NYC that makes an Old Fashioned with bacon-infused bourbon.

However, the drink will only have bacon in it if the winner is someone I know is into bacon, like you or SFS. But you have to donate in order to get the personalized cocktail, so break out that stipend check!!

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Suggestions include: The Candid Cocktail, The Candid Cordial, Candid's Mango Madness, Candid Loves Liquor, Candid Sex on the Beach, the Candid Carbomb, etc.

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