This well-known ribosome biochemist from Sweden came and started arguing with me.  He felt that I hadn’t given him enough credit for work he had done in the ‘70s and ‘80s — late ‘70s and early ‘80s.  The reality was we didn’t quite agree with the sort of ideas that they had in the ‘80s.  They were good ideas and some parts were right, but the field, I think, had moved on.  Of course he still doesn’t agree.  So we got into this big argument.  Then I found out a few months later that he was appointed to the Nobel committee for chemistry.  So I figured there’s no way I’m going to get the Nobel Prize.  I mean, this guy doesn’t agree with me at all about a really important aspect of what we had done, which is why the code is read so accurately by the ribosome. It’s a detail — a real technical detail — but it’s an important detail.  So then I just didn’t go to Sweden.  I was invited to several meetings and I think I only went to one, just a small thing where a friend had invited me to give a talk at his institution.  But I didn’t go to any conferences in Sweden.  I figured why should I bother!