“You’re Not Even Holding an Erlenmeyer Flask.”

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Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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  1. Why didn’t he say he was going incognito as a mathematician? I mean, if he goes around advertising that he’s a chemical engineer, he’ll just get mobbed by lustful groupies.

    They’re very lustful, yes they are…

  2. You can’t really blame her for not believing him. Does a day go by without an article in the paper about someone posing as a chemical engineer just to bath in the glory? How many times have you overheard a guy at a bar telling some hottie, “No, really, I’m a chemical engineer. I’m just dressed as a fireman because I was on my way to a costume party.”

    Poor, envious bastards…

  3. chemical engineers don’t do chemistry. if she wants an antidote why not ask a chemist? or doctor (for one that will have a chance of working)? probably because it’s a joke and i’m a dick for being a dick about it.

    funny, disagree with premiss

  4. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! My sketch group Escape Pod Films made this. Chemical Engineers are America’s unsung heroes!

    (And henryteeare, you’re right, but Chemist doesn’t sound as funny as Chemical Engineer. Also, the woman was under a great deal of distress, so she probably just mixed up the professions…or something.)

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