Oh, how I love Friday. The joy, the laughter, the promise of the weekend ahead, the desperate run to the grocery store to stock up on supplies to somehow make it through the snowstorm on its way . . . seriously, why do people do that? We live in the city. You’re not going to live through 12 inches of powder? Anyway.
Brief bloggy news before we proceed: I’m messing around with a new thing called Facebook Connect, which allows you to log into your Facebook account and use it to post to Skepchick. It could be cool, or it could be completely useless. I’ll be working out the kinks this weekend, so feel free to try it in the meantime when you see it pop up on the blog. It may explode. You’ve been warned.
COMMENT O’ THE WEEK TIME!
You all responded very well to my COTW post last week, in which I called you all a bunch of no-good, lazy jerks. This week, there were loads of COTW nominations! Of course that means I had more funny posts to sort through, making judging particularly difficult. I think, though, that I chose a winner we can all agree is well-deserving:
Tree lobsters were brought to our attention by Bug_Girl yesterday (via a Quickies link from Amanda) and they quickly became extremely popular here on Skepchick. In fact, Steve DeGroof discovered a whole new side of the Tree Lobsters in this comment:
Steve DeGroof // Dec 18, 2008 at 12:59 pm
Iâ€™d like to see a comic called Tree Lobsters. Something along the lines of Dinosaur Comics. Just clip art lobsters sitting in trees discussing philosophy.
Tree Lobster 1: Thereâ€™s a new study that says rain causes autism.
Tree Lobster 2: Sounds like a typical post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
Tree Lobster 1: Sure, but you still have to account for the correlation.
Tree Lobster 2: How about this? Letâ€™s assume that autism is hereditary and that a lot of nerds are borderline autistic. Now, a rainy environment means that people donâ€™t get much sun, which levels the dating playing field a bit for nerds, which in turn increases their chances of getting laid. Hell, the fact that Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond is probably enough alone to skew the data!
Tree Lobster 3: Hey, did you hear that Jenny McCarthy is lobbying to get umbrellas classified as medical devices?
That was amusing enough, but what really took it over the top? The joke made real:
I am officially a fan. More, Tree Lobsters, more!
(You may assume that Steve won this COTW, but your assumption is wrong. The Tree Lobsters win, and the prize is their continued existence. Steve loses, because he is now forced to continue producing Tree Lobster comics for our amusement.)
Happy Friday everyone! Those of you in Boston, get ready â€“ the snow just started. DUM DUM DUMMMMMMM!