Skepchick Quickies 11.14

I’m not on the Prop 8 protest list below because I’m not sure if I can make the one here in Maine (Portland, City Hall, 1:30pm FYI).  But if you’re going and you see a short blonde woman with a pink umbrella with kitty cats on it, that’s me.


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. I know it’s a tad evil, but I can’t help but giggle at the note about witchcraft. Perhaps it would be better if all such cons (witchcraft, psychics etc.) just nicked all the money upfront and then mocked their followers, rather than bleeding out the money over periods of years and leaving them thinking it works.

  2. Has anyone here ever experienced acupuncture? Beyond the obvious reasons, I found it quite disconcerting. They put the needle in your forehead and you feel the sting in you left foot.

  3. I had a similar response to neverclear5 … it sounds like what Scientology would be if they left a note on your door after a while, instead of stringing followers along (and taking their money) until they figured it out for themselves.

  4. Ok, so one imaginary thing works better than another imaginary thing at something physiologically unrelated to either of them? Neat, I guess? Acupuncture is amazing!

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