Quite often I just draw randonly and scenes materialise to a point where it looks funny, but I have no idea what the punchline might be. Below is a typical example.
I threw this one open to ChemTwitter to make a competetion out of it. Here is what was submitted.
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@dr_benomycin: "Now kids... I've never told you this before... but your mother was a flat-bottomed flask."
@nehakumar0926: PI explaining things to curious undergraduate interns.
@VRBoombatzMDPhD: "And when the lights came back on... his insides were *coated with black tar*!!!"
@MartinStoermer: “Whatever you do kids, don’t look in the bucket in the cupboard under the sink.”
@sciencenotscary: "And then NaOMe heard the whistling sounds of a rush of moist air coming!"
@ndchiappini: "Where has Florence gone????"
@SJDJ: “Remember kids, you are round bottomed flasks. Don’t let anyone assume you are spherical.
@DavePalmerUSask: “Now you have to remember, kids, in those days they still used Bunsen burners…” (Gasps)
“…and all the grad students and all the post-docs couldn't put Roundy back together again."
"...and after all that, the product turned to skatole!"
"Two azides walk into a bar..."
@polymerreaction: "...and then I saw how he tried to add a stirrer bar that was thaaaaaaat long"
@stommepoes: "Remember, kids: if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate." (old nasty dad joke, I know, I know)
@Vy_Dong_Group: "In flow chemistry, a chemical reaction is run in a continuously flowing stream…”
@TMS25720281: "…So Goldilocks siad the 24/40 was just right."
Big Flask ‘I didn’t hide anything, I transferred everything to you :(’
small one on the right‘No product! Hurry up and condensed the other fractions!’
small bottles on the left ‘I don’t want to grow up’
@MKLakshman: "Now, we need to talk about where little round-bottomed flasks come from"
@mandler_michael: Azide barfight
@Gagankukreja7: "Wake up, Rise and Shine. Let's be part of the "Solution". Chemists are waiting!!!!"
@SPCummings85: "Oh no! They're 19/22"