It’s Friday once again, and my have we had an exciting week. Reports from Las Vegas, a new Teen Skepchick site in the works, possibly a new TV show, and on a sad note, we lost George Carlin, a true heathen hero. Speaking of comedians, there were a ton of comments this week that made me laugh (and let’s be honest, that’s the main criteria for winning COTW). I’ll get to the winner in a second, but first I want to mention a few upcoming events that you should keep on your radar. See the Skepchick Events Calendar for more details.
Pittsburgh: Your first Drinking Skeptically is tonight! Have a good time, let me know how it goes.
New York City: Whoops, apparently none of those NYC Skeptics bastards sent this in to be on the Skepchick Events Calendar, but Facebook just told me that tomorrow is their big summer picnic!
Boston: Hallelujah the Hills is one of my favorite local bands, and they’re playing Sunday at Great Scott in Allston. I’m going to try to make it and I want to encourage others to check them out, not just because they rock so hard but also because they were kind enough to allow me to use their music on Curiosity Aroused (RIP).
Atlanta: You lucky dogs! Not only do you have a ton of great events coming up (Skeptics in the Pub July 12, the gorgeous Lori Lipman Brown July 13), but you also have our own Masala_Skeptic there to chat with and adore. There’s a bunch of other Georgia stuff happening, so check out the calendar.
Washington, DC: Now this is something to get excited about: Atheist Days is going to be like Woodstock for nonbelievers. August 15 — 17, get ready to camp, hang out, party, and listen to great music with tons of other heathens. I told the organizers I’d help with this and I’ve done approximately nothing, for which I am deeply sorry. So go, buy your tickets! I’m hoping to make it, myself.
Also in DC, the biggest Anonymous vs. Scientology rally yet is happening there on July 19. Have you ever seen a thousand kids in Guy Fawkes masks rickrolling the National Mall? No? Well, now you know where to go.
Plenty of other events are happening throughout the summer, so go see if there’s one near you.
Okay, on to the COTW!
Improbable Bee nominated all the Porn Army jokes in this Quickie post, but there was one other comment this week that trumped them all:
Blake Stacey // Jun 23, 2008 at 11:03 pm
I loathed everything about Vegas except for TAM and the sandwich I had at the Peppermill last night. It was an exorbitantly large sandwich, but I had missed lunch and was able to do it justice.
Next time, Iâ€™m going to have to bring hallucinogens and do TAM the gonzo way. We were watching Michael Shermerâ€™s PowerPoint presentation when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying, â€œHoly Jesus, what are these goddamn text dumps,â€ and then the lecture hall was full of flying Pigasi, swooping and diving around the audience, and a voice was screaming, â€œWe canâ€™t stop here, this is Rand country!â€
Congrats to Blake Stacey for an objectively hilarious comment. Blake, your prize is this: the next time we’re traveling together on a red-eye out of Vegas, I promise to actually speak to you out loud instead of using G-chat.
PS: Apparently this is the 1400th published Skepchick post. Hooray for pretty round numbers!