Amanda Marcotte’s in Boston & COTW is Here!

First of all, I’d like to plug the coming together of two forces of awesome: Amanda Marcotte and the crew of Boston Skeptics.

This Monday (April 26), Amanda will be at The Brattle Theatre to talk about her new book, Get Opinionated: A Progressive’s Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action). She’ll be discussing several topics of interest to skeptics, like why science should matter in politics, the political aspects of the anti-vaccination movement, and the creation of scientific “controversies” in the media. Find more info on or RSVP on Facebook!

Second of all, it’s Comment o’ the Week!

Since my week was trashed by a big stupid volcano, I laughed especially hard at this contribution from Bjornar, which should go into Urban Dictionary immediately:

I thought a dirty thunderstorm was a threesome including a man, a woman and a vandergraaf-generator…

Congratulations, Bjornar, and happy Friday to everyone! MMCL.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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