COTW: Tale of the Two Winners

It’s not every week that I’m feeling so charitable as to allow there to be two – TWO – winners of the coveted Comment o’ the Week. However, it just so happens that there were two – TWO – posts that made me literally laugh out loud, not only at the time of first reading them but also hours or days later when, in the midst of a highly inopportune moment, like say during an important meeting or in a packed but quiet elevator just after someone farts.

Enough preamble, on to the awards!

Winner #1

killyosaur42No Gravatar // Nov 20, 2008 at 7:46 am


Start saving your money now if you want a third arm! It’s a long way off, but it will be expensive.

I guess I won’t be ski-boxing anytime soon.

Don’t ask me to explain why the word “ski-boxing” is hilarious, just know that it is. It is an inherently funny word separate from any context, like “monkey,” “underpants,” and “scurvy.”

Winner A

JSugNo Gravatar // Nov 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm

The lowest depth of misery is reached at that time when you realize that the one thing that made you happy has left your life, never to return, and you can blame nobody but yourself. Knowing this is knowing the truth that you will never feel joy again, you will exist until the end of your days in a state of perpetual suffering.

I shouldn’t have left my Han Solo action figure where the dog could get at it.

And that, my friends, is true comedy. I laughed so hard I bent my Wookie.

Congrats to killyosaur and JSug. For your bravery in the line of duty I award you today’s skeptic-themed Dinosaur Comic, about ghost ships and credulity (thanks for the heads up Josh)! Happy Friday!

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. It was a H2G2 reference. It is one of the various reasons given for why Zaphod has the third arm. Apart from that it is an honor to win this distinction as I never assumed that I would.

  2. I’m happy to accept this award, as I clearly deserve it. But I do have one question: Does wookie bending count as evidence of psychic phenomena? Quick, call JREF!

  3. @Joshua: I’m waiting for the point where Urban Dictionary’s definitions just read something like this…

    aaaaaz: something horribly disgusting related to sex
    aaaaaaa: something horribly disgusting related to sex
    aaaaaab: something horribly disgusting related to sex
    aaaaaac: something horribly disgusting related to sex…

    you get the idea.

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