Science housewares on an episode of Portlandia

This is a scene from the latest Portlandia episode, mocking the trend for lab glassware as quirky science housewares.

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(Video available on Facebook, or on the IFC YouTube channel if you’re in the USA)


I hope real scientists are exempt from mocking, because I have a test tube spice rack, erlenmeyer flash measuring glass, and test tube miniature vases. None of it in the price range of the items in this video, I should add.





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