Comment o’ the Whatever!

You guys, I totally slacked last week! Instead of sitting at a computer reading all your COTW nominations to choose one, I was hanging with 1,000 of my closest skeptical friends at the biggest and best Amaz!ng Meeting yet. Sorry!

Even if you weren’t at TAM with us, a lot of you did watch along with the streaming video. That includes Bug Girl, who posted the news of the guerrilla wedding between Sid and me. It was only then that this week’s fortnight’s Comment o’ the Whatever was posted:

YossarianNo Gravatar // Jul 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm

It’s as if a million single male skeptics all cried out in anguish and then were silenced….

Congrats Rebecca and Sid!

Aw, thanks Yossarian! I laughed and a ton of people nominated you for COTW. Your prize, as is custom, is to come up with next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition. Please send it in using the contact form and include your username.

On a sidenote, my favorite nomination for COTW came from Elyse, but it was, sadly, ineligible:

ElyseNo Gravatar // Jul 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Sid Rodrigues said, “Rebecca, will you marry me”



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  1. “…what prize could we give Sid that tops a life with Rebecca Watson?”

    How about… A BRAND NEW CAR!!!! YOU get a car, and YOU get a car, and… no, wait, I’m on the wrong track as well. Hmm. Nope, can’t think of anything.

  2. @Elyse: “Besides, what prize could we give Sid that tops a life with Rebecca Watson?”

    Well, you know, strictly in the interest of science, I think we should find out. We’ll need a bunch of subjects to live with Rebecca and a control group living with someone else. To observe strictest scientific protocols both groups would be blindfolded of course. Then we should also have a shiny whistle and an oral/spanking group. Any measured increase in a sense of well being to be meaningful would have to exceed the 30% Watcebo effect observed in subjects who merely imagine they are getting a genuine Skepchick.

    What time does the call from Stockholm usually arrive?

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