Since my fellow Skepchick bloggers already did the TAM 5.5 round-ups, I’m just going to sayÂ I wish I lived in a world where all the people I interact with everyday were likeÂ most folks I met atÂ TAM 5.5: Â smart, funny and rational.Â Â (Oh,Â also…Â itÂ kills me that IÂ didn’t get a photo of meÂ with the sublime Bad Astronomer!)
Moving on: thanks to everyone who completed the calendar survey.Â It looks likely this year that we’ll be moving forward with an 18-month calendar (July 2008- December 2009), which means a new application round will be posted in a few days.Â
I’ll post full details soon, but in the interim, anyone interested in applying should be thinking of a photo that falls into one of these three catagories:
Â 1) The calendar applicant is well known enough as a skeptic that any photo, clothed or unclothed, would be considered inherently sexy and skeptical.Â (Requests from the survey that fit this bill include Penn & Teller and Richard Dawkins, for example.)
2) The calendar applicant’s final photo includes science-y, skeptical, geeky goodness.Â This is the main catagory for most everyone considering applying.Â Â (You’re going to have to break out your geek cred for this one.)Â Â
Â 3) The calendar applicant’s final photo is sososososo over-the-top, heart-stoppingly sexy and well shot, we’d be fools not to include it, regardless of the skeptical angle.Â (This very likely does not mean you.Â You should be thinking of your sexy skeptical idea.)Â
For my part, I’ll be contacting the 118 “famous faces” that were requested in the survey.Â I’ve tallied all the requests, and will certainly do my best to reach all of them, and try and tactfully request that they get naked for me. (Well, really, for skepticism, for science, and the good of all mankind. Or womankind.)Â Â
The top vote-getters were Rebecca herself for the Skepchicks, and The Bad Astronomer for the Skepdudes.Â Â Um, while I am totally with you…. both can be found in the 2007 calendars.Â You shouldÂ check those out too, if you haven’t already.