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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

With some help from craigslist, I bring you...

THE WORLD'S BEST ONLINE PERSONAL AD!

26 year old, single Black female seeks intelligent, non ghetto, attractive white or hispanic male who can tell me the following things in his initial email to me:

-whether Sn1 or Sn2 mechanisms are preferred with tertiary alcohols
-who Jack Johnson is/was (and NOT the singer)
-how Jeff Buckley died
-who Paul Mooney is
-if he thinks George made a bad choice marrying Callie
-what naan is
-who said "Sex without pain is like food without taste"

If you can answer those questions (without sending me the words VERBATIM from Wikipedia and if you are under the age of 35, but older than 25), there is a good chance that you and I are very, very compatible. Those questions will easily let me see how much we have in common. :)

I am quite interested in seeing what this ad brings me. :)

(Update: after spending a few minutes on Wikipedia, this ad is starting to like a Double Jeoprady! board. "I'll take 'Quotable Quotations' for $2000, Alex." #1 and #5 are giving me some trouble, if anyone out there wants to lend a helping hand, I'd be appreciative.)

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5 Comments:

  • I was searching for some game show stuff in google and came across your site. Then I read this post and thought I'd tell you how amusing I found it. That's it. heh.

    By Anonymous Tim, at 2:49 AM  

  • the answer to #1 is SN1 :)

    By Blogger lauren, at 1:01 AM  

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    By Blogger Greg, at 7:43 PM  

  • Laura, mind explaining your answer? A pharmacy student friend of mine says it's SN2.

    By Blogger Greg, at 7:43 PM  

  • Well, to get super technical, the answer is neither -- you can't do a subsitution reaction on an alcohol because the OH is a bad leaving group. Perhaps thats the answer she is looking for, but assuming she isnt...

    If the anion of the alcohol is the nucleophile, SN1 (in combination with E1) is more likely than SN2.

    If the alcohol is the electrophile and somehow someway a substitution reaction were to happen, SN2 would never ever ever ever ever happen. Your pharmacy student friend is smoking crack. You cannot ever do an SN2 reaction on a tertiary substrate.

    By Blogger lauren, at 8:34 PM  

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