You guys! There were so many fab nominations for Comment o’ the Week* that sorting through them actually put me in a really great mood, which is why I’m going to post this very random image of a very random panel 2 from Dinosaur Comics (refresh for a new one):
I hope that put you in the mood for your Comment o’ the Week winner because HERE IT COMES:
// Jul 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm
I was raised by my grandmother, a 4â€²9â€³ lady who wore gloves when she drove to keep her hands from getting suntanned. Her cocktail parties were pure Mad Men.
Behind this tiny, delicate, lady-like exterior, she was a Darwin-thumping atheist and the most logical person I have ever met. One who marched against the draft for WWII, worked to bring non-fiction into libraries and spoke her mind with gleeful disregard for propriety.
At one party, my Catholic great aunt said â€œBarbara, I donâ€™t understand how you can live without God in your life.â€ Grandmother patted her on the knee in a friendly fashion and said â€œThatâ€™s because youâ€™re an idiot, dear.â€ And they both laughed because it was an ongoing discussion within their group.
So it is difficult for me to see skepticism as a current trend. Rather it seems to have leapt a generation and is now coming back into popularity as an interesting topic.
If one was at a social gathering with many strangers and started a conversation about ghost debunking, moon-landing conspiracies, or any of the more pop-skeptic topics, the results would be immediate and gratifying.
With a little luck, you might even get an idiot there to feed you the straight lines.
Or you could use this:
Seriously, Bookitty, your tiny grandmother sounds so seriously kick-ass I wanted to make sure all of Skepchickdom saw your post. Congratulations! Your prize is that you get to choose next Wednesdays Afternoon Inquisition! Send it to us using the contact form and happy Friday everyone!
*Remember: nominate your favorites by replying to them (click the little arrow on the right of the comment) and writing “COTW!”