Russian Roulette: The patented Orac NIH R01 distraction open thread

It just occurred to me that it’s been a long, long time since I’ve done this, but how about an open thread to while away the time until the NIH R01 grant application is submitted, and that gloriously irritating and outrageously beautiful not-so-Respectful Insolence that you all crave can come roaring back with a vengeance? Come on, you know you want it. If we’re lucky, maybe Jake Crosby or even Dr. Jay will come out and play.

Grant writing has that effect on me.

In the meantime, I think a video from a most excellent 1980s band sums up the situation when it comes to grant funding these days:

And maybe there’ll even be a nice little blast from the past later. And if you’re really nice, I might even tell you how things went before I collapse in a pile of gibbering scientist in the evening.