Okay, we’re not changing the name of Comment o’ the Week, but the German thread made chuckle so much that I had to give our schnitzel-eating friends one more shout-out. Remember, if you see a comment you like, please quote it and write “COTW” so we know you think it’s Comment o’ the Week-worthy. Don’t write “AdW” because I will not remember to search for that next Friday.
Okay, now is the time that we dance!
I’m in a good mood today, because this was such a fun week full of the world not being destroyed by eeeevil scientists. Speaking of that, again, huge thanks to Skepchick commenter notreallyalice and her friends at CERN for providing those hilarious photos from inside the facility. I’m in such a good mood, in fact, I’m going to make an addition to this week’s Comment o’ the Week — an addition that may become a recurring bit. Before I get to the COTW, I would like to announce THE BEST NEW USERNAME!
This week we had a flurry of new people signing up for Skepchick accounts. The Best New Username (BNU, pronounced “buh-NEW”) goes to Spacepope, who just commented on the German thread. “Spacepope” makes me picture an elderly Catholic gentleman in a funny hat flying around Saturn, collecting data to support his theory that the Earth is the center of the Universe.
Okay, on to the CotW!
Lots of nominations and lots of hilarious posts (AndrÃ©s gets second place), but this week’s winner had the clear support of both commenting peers as well as the Skepchicks, who weighed in a bit behind the scenes:
AmateurScientist // Sep 9, 2008 at 3:26 pm
I used to think my gender was the best, but then my girlfriend built me a bookshelf with her vagina. That put her ahead until I cooked her Eggs Benedict with my penis. So I guess weâ€™re even.
For those who are hoping to win a future COTW, please note that Amateurscientist utilized the Dali Equation: G*S/L=COTW, where “G” is “genitalia,” “S” is “surrealism,” and “L” is “length of post.” Congrats Amateurscientist! You win a monkey. Touch him. Love him. Liebe meine abst-monkey.