Comment o’ the Week . . . and more!

The prize this week goes to an April Fool’s Day Special, posted as the first response to that day’s Quickies:

durnett // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:42 am

“…a daring group of feisty young zoologists…”

Sure, it’s easy to be “daring” and “feisty” when you work in a sexy field like zoology. It’s harder when you are something boring like an astronaut or firefighter.

Congratulations, durnett! Enjoy your prize: a copy of Kevin Trudeau‘s latest book: Scams, Cons, and Moneymaking Schemes I Don’t Want You to Know About.

Since this post is all about celebrating you, the reader, I’ll close with a YouTube sent to me by Joshua — an educational nature documentary about my favorite animal. Enjoy.


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. I’m happy to cede my crown to durnett this week. Well done!

    (I’d have said “cede my tiara” but I didn’t want to risk offending anyone sensitive without taking advantage of the new “Ask a Gay Guy” feature)

  2. “I’ll close with a YouTube sent to me by Joshua”

    Was there goign to be a URL or an inserted video??

  3. Ugh. I am five different flavors of FAIL today! Linked now to you now, Joshua, but sadly no clue what’s wrong with the embedding.

  4. Clearly, it’s an evil creationist conspiracy to deprive us of the WORLD-CHANGING TRUTH about unicorns.

    P.s.: Thanks!

  5. What an honor! Who knew that smartassery could actually get you anything other than asskickery.

    I’ll get to Kevin Trudeau’s new book as soon as I answer this letter from the deposed Nigerian prime minister. This guy can sure use my help!

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