My day was interesting on several levels. First, a favorite professor from my college days (Dr. R) came by for a visit and a seminar, and I got to say hello to him and hear about his research. Second, I found out that he's Vice Chair of the department there now! And third, he said something pretty funny in his seminar that will stick with me for a while:
"Herpes virus is the Cadillac of viruses - it's no Honda Civic."
(he meant that Herpes viruses come fully loaded and ready to impress)
He went on to lecture about the details of Herpesvirus and how they exit from mammalian cells, but I was so insulted by his Honda Civic comment I could hardly pay attention. Or was it an insult? I'm not sure.