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Comment o’ the Week!

The Comment o’ the Week is chosen through a process that to outsiders may appear to be the cruel workings of a mercurial overlord, but which is in fact a careful examination of the humor and educational value of each and every comment. I’ve entered all the data into our powerful CotW Computer, which then spit out the following response to Stacey’s plea for more information on the identity of the mysterious bearded figure who magically appeared in a Floridian hospital:

pernicat // Apr 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm

It’s probably just the drummer from Foghat.

Look, I don’t know any Foghat songs, and I have no clue who the drummer is or what he looks like, but I can’t argue with the machine. Well done, pernicat! Your prize is 15 Internet Dollars to spend as you please.

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. You know, I was wondering that, thanks! While we are at this, how do you put quotes in these reply boxes? I wanted to do that a few times – reply to a specific part of a post – but was unable to figure it out (or am I just dumb?)

  2. You’re not just dumb. I mean, you might be dumb in addition to not knowing this bit of code, but it doesn’t make you dumb. You just type “blockquote” before you quote someone and “/blockquote” after. Instead of ” ” use < >, for HTML.

  3. Phooey. I did a new avatar thingie, but it’s too tiny to tell what it is. It’s supposed to be a Skepchick version of the Bridget Jones thing, red lipstick and blonde hair and whatnot, but with The God Delusion instead of a red diary.

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