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  1. Avatar of scribe999
    February 9, 2012 at 10:15 am —

    The elusive Snuffleupagus caught on tape!

  2. Avatar of Zhankfor
    February 9, 2012 at 11:14 am —

    So, we’ve got a bunch of crap in a river, and a bear with a fish in its mouth.

    • Avatar of Buzz Parsec
      February 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm —

      It is a woolly mammoth. Because Jebus saved it. I can’t be the only one who has noticed the miraculous image in the river’s eddies? It’s definitely Jebus (or maybe Osama bin Laden.)

  3. Avatar of Steve D
    February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am —

    Naw, can’t be a wooly mammoth. I mean, where’s it’s jetpack? Just stands to reason.

    • Avatar of BeardofPants
      February 9, 2012 at 11:42 am —

      Wait… Mammoths come with jet packs?! Curse my deficient NZ anthropology degree! They never told me this!

      • Avatar of SteveT
        February 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm —

        Well of COURSE your anthropology degree wouldn’t have covered mammoth jetpacks! You probably only studied Homo Erectus jetpacks, and the like. You would have needed to study paleontology to hear about mammoth jetpacks. Totally different fields of study.

        • Avatar of BeardofPants
          February 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm —

          Don’t be ridiculous! This should have been brought up when they talked about mammoth hunting practices. Why they neglected to mention that the real reason Neanderthalensis died out was because the mammoths kept escaping being driven over the cliff face by using their jet packs is beyond me. MY WORLD IS FULL OF LIES.

          • Avatar of SteveT
            February 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

            Probably the real reason nobody mentioned the jetpacks was that were just so damn common. I mean, back then you couldn’t walk two paces without tripping over some stupid jetpack! Since both the mammoths and ancient hunters would have had jetpacks, it all pretty much evens out and becomes unworthy of mention! Kind of like in physics equations where the speed of light is assumed to be present. Jetpacks are like that.

  4. Avatar of Shevek
    February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm —

    I’m exited they finally found a heffalump, even though I suspect piglet forgot to put its glasses on and it was just his friend Pooh.

  5. Avatar of nikoel
    February 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm —

    And MRAs wonder why the courts generally side with the mother in custody cases. They can STFU anyway, but if they really mean what they say, they should start with changing the idea that fathers are just babysitters. It certainly wasn’t women that created that idea.

    • Avatar of dysomniak
      February 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm —

      My thoughts exactly. They complain about women getting custody but aren’t willing to take the responsibility to BE BETTER FATHERS. And then they beg the question of why men who contest custody generally get it by claiming that men don’t contest because they know the deck is stacked against them.

  6. Avatar of pentatomid
    February 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm —

    Could it be!? A living, breathing Shoopuf?

  7. Avatar of anthrosciguy
    February 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm —

    The “mammoth” I first thought would be a video graphics putup, but when you get to the last half of the video you can see pretty clearly it’s a brown bear carrying a fish in its mouth. You even see the bear’s small ears flick in some frames.

  8. Avatar of heavymetalyogi
    February 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm —

    That river monster sure is tricky…It can even make itself look like a slurry of debris.

  9. Avatar of greenstone123
    February 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm —

    Ride ze shoopuf?

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