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Houston Meet-Up a Success

Between 20-25 people showed up last night for a somewhat brief “feeler” gathering of the Greater Houston Skeptic Society, and we all had a great time.

The crowd was pretty diverse, with computer people, engineers, artists, and musicians on hand. A few Skepchick lurkers were also in attendance (you guys better start commenting). And we even had a man join us who said he was clairvoyant and who claims to be able to move hurricanes with his thoughts. Oh, and he works with the FBI in his spare time. (Guess who I talked to most of the night.)

At any rate, Geek Goddess seemed pleased with the turn out and with the input for future meet ups. I also was encouraged that so many people came out on fairly short notice. Good things are definitely in store for this group.

Stay tuned.

Sam Ogden

Sam Ogden is a writer, beach bum, and songwriter living in Houston, Texas, but he may be found scratching himself at many points across the globe. Follow him on Twitter @SamOgden

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16 Comments

  1. Rystefan, I feel that way about people every where I go. My dad was military, and I work oil business, so I have moved a great deal, and spent lots of time in even more places when traveling for work. I spent years living in Colorado trying not to go postal on people. *Half the people in the country are below average intelligence* – probably even more, since they keep skewing the tests downward. I can’t say I’ve hated hated a particular place, because I’ve always make friends and that of course colors your perspective, but you could not PAY me enough money to live Michigan or North Carolina, for instance, even though they have beautiful scenery in some areas.

  2. You’re right, most of the world is equally full of worthless idiots. I was making the video in direct response to someone else’s video about Texas (agree or disagree, The Amazing Atheist is quite the entertainer).

    Some places are much worse than others. I lived in Arizona for a year, and the place pissed me off so much that by the end of it, the fuzz was at my house every night.

  3. And we even had a man join us who said he was clairvoyant and who claims to be able to move hurricanes with his thoughts. Oh, and he works with the FBI in his spare time. (Guess who I talked to most of the night.)

    Boy, did HE get the wrong room!

    ~Wordplayer

  4. Don’t get me wrong–my hatred of Texas is why I am amazed that there ARE so many really cool skeptics in Texas!

    I found it a horribly hostile, violent place. And left.

    You guys get big props for staying and thriving.

  5. Hello all,

    I was at the Houston meetup and had a great time….and Texas does not suck.

    Rystefn, I watched your video and found it mostly amusing…except for the fact that you seem to be encouraging the myth that George W. Bush is a Texan.

    Being born in Connecticut and educated at Yale does not make one a Texan.

  6. It’s true – neither George Bush is, was, or ever will be a Texan. No true Texan will ever claim him. However, the dumbass bottom 85% love to claim him, and that’s why he was included.

    That said, if he would like to take the advice I offered in my video, I would not be offended in the least.

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