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Comment o’ the Week!

You guys, this week was totally way more fun than a box of tiny monkeys! Let me give you a quick recap: A announced a Drinking Skepchickally in San Diego tomorrow, I got my learner’s permit today so I’m on my way to being a licensed driver of cars and things, Sam created maybe the greatest thread ever by asking you guys to tell stories of how you met your significant others, Skepchick got some link love from Cute Overload, and following a tip I got from Kevin on Twitter I discovered this:

Google suggests that Jenny McCarthy is...

The other interesting thing that happened this week was that someone left a comment that was hilarious at the same time that it was incredibly poignant. In response to Elyse’s Afternoon Inquisition question wondering what comments drive pregnant women nuts, PinkBunny wrote:

PinkbunnyNo Gravatar // May 11, 2009 at 4:21 pm

@Elyse:
I hate hearing all of those! But the worst after a miscarriage is “You have a baby in heaven”
As if there is a chubby cherub waiting at the gates for me. I saw it coming out. It wasn’t cute. It wasn’t pleasant. It was tissue and blood and if there are four of those waiting for me in heaven, I’m glad I’m not going.

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PinkBunny, thanks for the wonderful comment . . . for winning COTW, you get to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition. Just send it in via our comment form!

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  1. @Gabrielbrawley: Eeeh, engineered boobies are almost never awesome, unless it’s a REALLY good boob job.

    I must say, Kelly Clarkson is pretty much the girl for me: Big butt, little boobies. Wee! Dream girl! LMAO.

    @tiger kitty: I think I like this one beter! Bahahaha!

    Also, is it just me, or does Gabriel turn all our conversations into BOOBIES?

  2. I lost two kids in a car accident (a long time ago). By far those kinds of comments (though I’m sure are quite well meant) are the most frustrating. Who would want to condemn anyone, let alone someone they love dearly, to spend eternity as a child while we/they are adult? And if I live to be 100, do they think I will spend eternity as a doddering old fool, with babies I’m supposed to relate to for ever?
    What kind of “perfection” is that? No thanks. Let them be.

  3. @25121642: Wow. What a dickish thing to say.

    I didn’t get my license until I was 24. I didn’t get my care until last month, just after my 27th birthday.

    Not everyone — including adults! — drives. I only got my license because my job at the time required that I did, and I only got a car because I got a new job that was quite a bit further away, and it just wasn’t reasonable to take public transportation anymore.

    Quite frankly, I love Phoenix, but I hope to someday move somewhere that is friendlier in terms of public transportation. But not New York (toooo coooold).

  4. Oh, and when I finally got my license, I actually paid a professional driving instructor like $300 to teach me, because I kept freaking out with my friends. It was much easier with a professional I didn’t know (he didn’t freak out, or yell, or make fun of me, and he actually knew how to teach someone how to drive). So I suggest that to anyone who is having problems learning to drive.

  5. Ooh, Google games.

    “Barack Obama is…”

    * the antichrist
    * not black
    * muslim
    * a muslim
    * irish

    ” the Jonas Brothers are…”

    * christian
    * jewish
    * the new beatles
    * better than the beatles
    * fake
    * dead
    * virgins

  6. @Gabrielbrawley: “O’Bama.” Get it? I’m actually kind of ashamed that I did.

    @marilove: You definitely DON’T want to move to Baltimore then. We have crap public transportation.

    Also, I now have to reconcile your actual appearance with the fact that my mental picture of you looks like Eddie Izzard.

  7. @tiger kitty: TAM stands for “The Amazing Meeting” it is held in Las Vegas and is meeting of skepticts, atheists, scientists, mythbusters, rationalists, magicians etc. It is put on by “The Amazing Randi” aka James Randi. TAM 7 is in July. I’ve never been and don’t think I will be able to go until TAM 9. You can learn more over at randi.org.

    I’m glad you are an adult. I would have felt really icky if you were a kid. Oh, I’m really old. I’m 37.

  8. @tiger kitty: Oh, your kidding me. I was born in Walnut Creek and lived in Vaccaville until my parents moved me to Texas. I think our govenor is eyeballing the White House for 2012 and thinks this is the way to do it. He is only governor because we had a 4 way race and he was able to get about 40 percent of the vote. He is commonly thought of as to stupid to pour piss out of boot if the instructions were on the heal

  9. @tiger kitty: Sorry, It seems that naught pictures aren’t allowed on the facebook. I don’t have any of me right now anyway. I used to have some but I lost them. I even had some naughty video but I lost them between my last marriage and my current one. Right now I am much too ashamed of my body to make any new ones. I’m working on it and I’m going to apply for the skepdud’s calender once I look good naked again.

  10. @tiger kitty: Yep, Skepchick calander’s came first. Just look for the hyperlink at the top of the page. I’m sure they would love to have another modle.

    @tiger kitty: I really want to get into shape and then I want a photo on the calender. I was hoping for an atheist in a foxhole type photo but was told someone already beat me to it. So maybe some type of skeptical accountant photo.

  11. @marilove: Well, after reading the whole thread, I only have one thing to say.

    There is no such thing as ‘to much’ when it comes to boobies. Anyone who says otherwise either needs bigger hands or needs to learn how to open his/her mouth wider. ;)

    That said… there is no such thing as to small either.

    What can I say. I just like boobies.

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