One of my friends entrusted my group and I to print his poster for a conference...he chose poorly.
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I’m going to go out on a limb here. While this was meant as a joke...
I actually think it’s kind of effective.
Remember what the point of a poster is? It’s to give people something to talk about. And this poster does that, make no mistake. If I saw this poster, I would walk up to it and start a conversation.
The trick, though, is to make people go away remembering the science and not the joke. That wouldn’t be easy, because the joke is so good. But if you took away the joke, you might have far fewer chances to explain the science. On your next poster, maybe you can loosen up and have a little fun.
Hat tip to Biochem Belle.
Additional, 17 October: Sciencegurl noticed this in her department.