The group, caught in the act...

 

...let's look at some pictures...

 

...ok, everybody, stand very very still (December 2003)...

 

...now, let's get to work!...

 

...hey, do you know what a Chichibabin is?...

 

...is this a Chichibabin?...

 

...a Chichibabin? what the heck is a Chichibabin?...

 

...what the heck is a Heck?...

 

...hey, Pradeep, is this a Heck?...

 

...maybe it will come up at group meeting, let's go...

 

...but be sure to walk softly...

 

...and proceed with caution...

 

...hey dudes, watch your step...

 

...up, up, and away to group meeting!...

 

...ok, let's start with a joke from Dustin...

 

...a carbon, a nitrogen and an oxygen walk into a bar...

 

...ha ha ha, very funny...

 

...I can't believe he told a chemistry joke...

 

...I can't believe he thinks he's so funny...

 

...tell me about it...

 

...come on, hang in there...

 

...now that was funny...

 

...really, no, no, really...

 

...ok, let's get back to serious chemistry...

 

...did you say "serious"?...

 

...serious...

 

...not serious...

 

...serious indeed...

 

...national security serious...

 

...yes, SERIOUS! we're here to LEARN!...

 

...oh yah, you know it!...

 

...alright, let's push some arrows...

 

...how about these?...

 

...oh my, did he draw those arrows?...

 

...maybe if we work together?...

 

...well, mostly together...

 

...or get some help...

 

...Angels, we need you...

 

...maybe you do...

 

...I know what you need...

 

...we can help...wonder twin powers...ACTIVATE!...

 

...shape of...a bull!...

 

...form of...a crab!...

 

...maybe a drink will help...but which one?...

 

...I know! I bet a dose of this will help...

 

...wait, I better make sure that's pure...

 

...hmmm, looks like it needs some cleaning up...

 

...let's have the tiny chemist filter it...

 

...looks better, but i still see multiple layers...

 

...tastes ok to me, man...

 

...yum...now I see it...let's try these arrows...

 

...hold on, let's clean those up a little...

 

...let me take care of that for you...

 

...that was mesmerizing...

 

...I...I...I can't believe my eyes...

 

...you're getting very sleepy...

 

...Prof. Fisher says, "your eyelids are getting heavy"...

 

...the Kurth group says, "sleep now!"...

 

...here, one of these magic beans will wake you up...

 

...much...better...than...Cats...

 

...no, wait, these arrows are even better...

 

...nice arrows!...

 

...awww, I wanted to go to the board...

 

...hmmm, now that I'm here I'm having second thoughts...

 

...hmmm, are those orbitals correct?...

 

...let's look it up in the group manual...

 

...well, I don't see any orbitals in here...

 

...what if you draw them like this? what? really?...

 

...you're missing the point!...

 

...maybe we should use a computer?...

 

...are those orbitals or peanuts?...

 

...you must become one with the molecules...

 

...ha, ha, ha!...

 

...I'm sure the two of us can figure it out...

 

...hmmm, maybe we need three chemists...

 

...how many chemists do we need?...

 

...wait, let's check the group handbook...

 

...let's ask the group bad @%$#s...

 

...no, no, let's call Dean at home; I bet he knows...

 

...wait, I think I sense his presence...

 

...I think he's getting closer...

 

...and closer...

 

...well, you see, the antibonding orbital actually looks like this...

 

...and it's backside is BIG...

 

...really BIG...

 

...it's downright GIGANTIC...

 

...so the nucleophile attacks it from the top, right?...

 

...no, no, from behind!...

 

...what the forks?!...

 

...I think I need some time away from chemistry...

 

...ok, let's have a party!...

 

...hmm, maybe we should blow off some steam by defeating the Liu group at volleyball...

...the winners get Kurth Burgers...

...and lobsters...

...but first it is the time on Sprockets when we dance...

...ok, ok, on to the game...

...I think we won...

...but at what cost?

 

...ok, let's just go eat...

...hmmm, what should we order? definitely something deep dish...

 

...or a GIANT potato...

 

...October 2004...

 

...April 2005...

 

...June 2005...

 

...October 2005...

 

...January 2006...

 

...June 2006...

 

...June 2006...

 

...January 2007...

 

...May 2007...

 

...July 2007...

 

...November 2007...

 

...January 2008...

 

...July 2008...

 

...September 2008...

 

...January 2009...

 

...July 2009...

 

...January 2010...

 

...March 2010...

 

...January 2011...

 

...February 2012...

 

...March 2013 (with Ken Houk!)...

 

...March 2013 (without Ken Houk)...

 

...June 2013...

 

...September 2013 (with Ken Houk)...

 

...September 2013 (pizza party without Ken Houk)...

 

...January 2014...

 

...April 2014...

 

...July 2014...

 

...October 2014...

 

...May 2015...

 

...September 2015 (200 Papers/200 Pieces of Sushi party)...

 

...January 2016...

 

...April 2016 (with visitors from Chile)...

 

...May 2016...

 

...August 2016...

 

...August 2016...

 

...November 2016...

 

...March 2017...

 

...April 2017...

 

...hey, is that a gavel?...

 

...meeting adjourned!...

 

...we'll be back in two and two...

 

...I still don't know what a Chichibabin is...