But X-ray crystallography is totally punk rock! Analytical chemistry methods in descending order of punk rockness:

1. X-ray crystallography
2. NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy
3. MALDI-mass spectrometry
4. Column chromatography (elute with bad-ass solvents obviously)
5. GC-Mass spec
6 Anything involving radioactivity (it’s in the air for you and me!)

Not punk rock: Those wussy biochemical experiments with pastel-colored buffer solutions, gel electrophoresis done with pre-poured polyacrylamide gels, high-performance liquid chromatography (just lame), experiments done in those dreadful tiny 96-well assay plates (live a little, people!)