[Quiet on the set!]
We've set the stage, fixed the makeup, and turned on the cameras.
Who's up for Scene 1 of the Chem Movie Carnival?
1. First, viajamos a España, where contibutor Isi seeks some...relief, using Biuret adducts to detect would-be pool pissuers, err, "yellow-handed."
Film: Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella
2. Next, we'll stay in Europe and visit blog stalwart V. Saggiomo, who's donned some shades and a mullet to talk about everyone's favorite uber-resourceful agent MacGyver. Serious question at the end: what would MacGyver actually do with Parafilm? (besides fix everything)
TV Show: MacGyver
3. Jumping across the pond, we visit Chemjobber, on his [secret location deleted] rural soundstage in Somewhere, USA. Based on his post, I'm pretty sure he's either a) currently tunneling out of a bunker, or b) considering opening up a nanobrewery. Either way, there need to be more distillations run on movie sets!
Film: The Great Escape
4. If you dare, step into the ring with Andre the Chemist. He's got a bone to pick with a certain science-y, "not good, but not bad" comedy starring David Duchovny (note to self: must watch this movie). Andre picks up on several cover-your-eyes leaps of scientific faith, including nitrogenous life and the wrong anti-dandruff shampoo.
5. Glen Ernst reviewed
Film: The Absent-Minded Professor
6. Beth Halford, C&EN reporter extraordinaire, would like you to know that the only rule about Chem Movie Carnival is that you don't talk about Chem Movie Carnival.
Also, I really hope I never spill lye on my hands, or meet Tyler Durden.
Film: Fight Club
7. Do you have a mechanical heart slowly killing you from the inside? Well, if so, Collapsed Wavefunction has just the thing! Pavilion blueprints, meta-palladium, and a do-it-yourself particle accelerator! (Snarky butler not included)
Film: Iron Man 2
8. YO, JOE! (Well, OK....Co-braaaa!) Over at Behind NMR Lines, Andrew muses on sinking ice, city-eating nanobots, and the ever-expensive line items on Cobra Commander's Excel spreadsheet. Maybe he could just hire himself some better scriptwriters... (Hsss! Destro! Hsss!)
Film: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
9. Gee, I forgot that Batman / Iceman / the Saint used to build giant lasers at a school for geniuses. Lucky for me, Sarah Cady to the rescue! Love to get some P-Chem up in this Carnival, although someone's gonna have to explain to me what an "argon matrix" really is.
Laser popcorn, anyone?
Film: Real Genius
More to come tomorrow...Stay tuned!