Sex Cells


I never thought that in the course of this blog I'd post (a) a come-on from Craigs' List, (b) a long paragraph about Golgi bodies, ribosomes, and amphipathic phospholipids, or (c) a passage so racy it almost offends me, and I'm the one drawing attention to it.

Nonetheless, after the jump and here, you'll find a passage that is all three of these things. I guess you can't have an "organism" without an "orgasm."

From an actual Craigs' List ad:

I'm looking for a man to photophosphorylate me all night long. - w4m

"I will fondle your vesicles while you caress my golgi body. My stroma is leaking all over the place. We can do it in the alpha or beta configuration, whichever you prefer. You whip me with your flagellum, tubulin subunits flying everywhere. We can make a mess as I've hired some lysosomes to clean up after. Please have a smooth endoplasmic reticulum but know that I like it rough, if you know what I mean. I also prefer my ribosomes bound... tight. Spin me round with your basal body and make sure it's turgid. Pump me up and down your concentration gradient, letting the chemiosmosis take control. I can go both ways, just like an amphipathic phospholipid. Do you like aerobic respiration as much as I do?

Let me know if this makes you secrete."