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Come On, Get Happy! It’s Skepticon Time!

That’s right my friends!
It’s time for another fun-filled skeptical/atheist event!
This year’s Skepticon has lot’s of great speakers and more than a handful of Skepchicks will be in attendance.

happy cat and bug

Myself, Carrie, Rebecca and Bug will be there and I even heard rumors that the fearless man-warrior Sam himself might show up! Wow.

So if you are anywhere near Missouri this weekend I expect to see you there. If not, you will be sad.

sad rock

If you seriously can’t make it and you can manage to see your computer screen through your tears, you can always follow the twitter hashtag #sk3 We will be sure to tweet as much heathen debauchery as we can!

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics. She is the fearless leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Follow her on twitter: @SurlyAmy or on Google+. Tip Jar is here.

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12 Comments

  1. no drivers license no job,no money,and i live in Oklahoma.i wont be going to any events of any kind any time soon,let alone skeptic/atheist ones.doh well,not much for people in offline situations anyways.

  2. No, no… myself is a reflexive pronoun and cannot be used as the subject of a sentence. I realize that we now have a phobia about the use of the word ‘I’ (overly egocentric or something), but it is the correct word with which to start your sentence.

    OTOH, I can hit myself or feed myself or do it myself. I can even talk to myself or go someplace by myself. But, myself can’t go anyplace on its own.

  3. @egstra: I appreciate the critique on my sentence structure. I often write like I talk, which is far from proper. My bad.

    If by any chance my inappropriate use of the English language confused anyone as to which Skepchicks will be in attendance, NOW you HAVE to SHOW UP to find out! Mwa ha ha ha!

  4. @egstra: Am I a dick for finding this construction, which has become extremely common, so … disturbing? Or only if I complain about it?

    Inescapable urge for pedantic twittery be damned, full speed ahead:

    The correct construction for a compound subject including yourself is to use the proper pronoun “I” at the end of the list. For example, “Carrie, Rebecca, Bug and I will be there…”

    Okay, this doesn’t mean I think you (Amy) are stupid or non-skeptical or incapable or uncreative as an artist or in anyway deficient as a human being. It just means that I have a mother who was an English teacher.

    P.S. Have fun at skepticon!

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