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The British Invasion

How do you do? *doffs hat* As Rebecca recently announced, I have returned to Skepchick shores on some sort of colonial mission to British your faces off. Many of you will remember that I wrote for this site for many years, and the gap of a year or so that I’ve been gone has been traumatic and painful if not for me then almost certainly for you. Rebecca herself has been seen openly weeping. Embarrassing.

I’m a poor ambassador for my country because I’m anti-monarchy, hate the current right-wing mashup excuse for a government we have, and think the Olympics are a disgrace. So mostly, and fittingly, you’ll see things in my posts that I’m skeptical about (such as the rise of anti-vaxxers, the new trend for abortion protests, and the current attacks by authorities on atheism), and everyday stuff that I think you’ll find interesting or important, such as what I think of Cabin in the Woods and why everyone else is wrong about it.

And if you’re thinking “but I don’t care about Britain!”, fear not! All roads online leading to feline, I will also be talking about MY CATS.

You can follow me on Twitter @tkingdoll if you like bad puns and rants about idiots.

See you later for tea and cake!

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12 Comments

  1. May 21, 2012 at 7:26 am —

    You are an EXCELLENT ambassador for our country in that you would be a terrible ambassador for this government. Hooray!

  2. May 21, 2012 at 7:49 am —

    I shall do my bestest to spell things britishly when I comment.

    Tally-ho!

  3. May 21, 2012 at 8:02 am —

    kudos for being able to contain a rant in the twitter character limit.

  4. May 21, 2012 at 10:02 am —

    “Rebecca herself has been seen openly weeping. Embarrassing.”

    Why is it embarrassing? Is Rebecca a vulcan?

    “I’m a poor ambassador for my country because I’m anti-monarchy, hate the current right-wing mashup excuse for a government we have, and think the Olympics are a disgrace.”

    Sounds perfect to me!
    Could you elaborate on why you think the Olympics are a disgrace?
    They seem a pretty decent mountain range. :D

    ” All roads online leading to feline, I will also be talking about MY CATS.”

    Hold NOTHING back! We (well, at least I do) loves the felines!

    • May 21, 2012 at 11:01 am —

      Having grown up in Olympia (WA , not Greece) I can confirm that the Olympics are, in fact, an AWESOME mountain range! Given what must pass for mountains in Britain, Teek clearly has no basis for complaining. If she starts talking smack about Rainier, we are SO throwing down!

      On the assumption that a volcano-dissing knife-fight is not, in fact, in the offing, I would like to propose crumpets with our tea. Crumpets toats rule over cake.

  5. May 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm —

    Ah, the smell of pohm returns to Skepchick. Pimm’s for everyone!

  6. May 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm —

    Cats cats cats! Welcome back from the Colonies!

  7. May 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm —

    ‘I’m a poor ambassador for my country because I’m anti-monarchy, hate the current right-wing mashup excuse for a government we have, and think the Olympics are a disgrace.’

    I’m with you there on every part of that.

  8. May 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm —

    An anti-monarchist who just happens to have a last name of “King”? Color me skeptical…

  9. May 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm —

    Well, what DO you think of Cabin in the Woods? Because despite some plot holes I thought it was hilarious AND good jab at the virgin-whore dichotomy.

    • May 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm —

      And dammit, where did the subscription button go?

  10. May 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm —

    I like cake.

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