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Skepchick Quickies 10.16

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. According to intellius.com, there’s a Maverick Maverick living in Hayward CA. No indication of gender. Can’t help thinking there’s political ad potential there. “I’m Maverick Maverick and I approved this message.”

  2. It would be like finding some 28 year old guy today named Walter Mondale.

    hee! She’ll probably just change her name, though, or her mom will change it for her after she divorces her douchebag husband and gets sole custody.

  3. I miss the old days when the word maverick only reminded me of the movie “Top Gun”. Now I just use maverick ironically.

    McCain really should have just gone all the way and bought the rights to “Highway to the Danger Zone”. It would have been an appropriate enough campaign song, especially when coupled with the “Straight Talk Express” tour bus.

    @marilove: Indeed. Particularly frustrating is that women are more likely than men to be told that their problem is a spiritual one.

  4. Searching the Internet turns your brain on: you bet! Whenever reading on the internet at the back of your brain you’re thinking: Is this true? Who the hell is XYZ and what’s his/her angle? And with Wiki and Google just a click away you can quickly find out, and when you’re done write a little precis as a comment on a blog.

    When I get my Google Glasses it’s going to have a little fan attachment to blow in one earhole and out the other.

  5. @daduh: Google Glasses would be seriously cool. Combine that with the free whitespace broadband Google’s trying to push and you’d have instant access to every piece of useless knowledge that’s ever existed. It’d seriously screw up pub trivia night, though.

  6. Dang, I was gonna post “Major Major Major Major” to comment on “Sarah McCain Palin”, but someone already did that on the linked blog.

    Wouldn’t it be neat if Sarah McCain Palin grew up to run for president?

  7. @Amanda:
    Oh, you aren’t familiar with them? they’re right next to another part of my body, which I have dutifully named “President Johnson”.

    *note* this was a hella-funny joke which didn’t make it through moderation in its original wording….or I’m just embarassingly impatient

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