Before I get to the Comment o’ the Week, I’d like to point out that late last night I was on Marc Germaine’s Talk Radio One show, which streams live online and is then archived for your listening pleasure. I was on my best behavior for the first ten minutes or so (I think), and then at some point Marc used the word “shit,” at which point I figured that meant I could use my normal, carny trash vocabulary. This morning, I see that last night’s show is the only one on the front page with a bright red “profanity” label. Sorry, Marc!
Anyway, if you’d like to hear Marc and I discuss religion, magic, juggling, conspiracy theories, global warming, Oprah, and anti-vaccinationists with a small amount of profanity, you can listen now by clicking here.
COMMENT O’ THE WEEK!
The competition this week was seriously stiff, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a sexy way â€“ though runner-up The 327th Male certainly did turn us all on with this puntastic comment. ThickMcRunfast also gets a runner-up for this spam parody (mostly for naming the goat “Jingles”).
All that was, sadly, not enough to compete with this entry from Eliza in Elyse’s recent Afternoon Inquisition:
Eliza // Jan 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Elyse, you are not alone in the minimal Star Wars experience department. In every multi-roommate housing situation Iâ€™ve been in, thereâ€™s been one fanatical Star Wars guy who is completely outraged by my misspent youth. From this experience, my expert opinion is that you should not watch any of them so that you can continue to shock and stun everyone and be a source of deep frustration.
This is my favorite bomb to drop on an unsuspecting group: â€œWhich one is C-Beepio?â€
Also: â€œWhen does Wil Wheaton show up?â€
C-Beepio! I mostly love this because I often do a similar thing, even though I AM familiar with Star Wars (and Star Trek): I just call the Millennium Falcon “The Enterprise” and vice versa, always with amusing results.
So congrats, Eliza! Your prize is the chance to purchase anything you’d like â€“ with your own money â€“ from Charlie’s Playhouse! That’s right, I’m turning this into a plug, thanks to a well-timed e-mail from company prez Kate, who informed me that if any of you go there and purchase something and say you heard about the site via Skepchick, I get a FREE T-SHIRT! In the spirit of the COTW, the first free t-shirt I get from this deal will in fact go to Eliza. Yes that’s right â€“ this might actually turn into a COTW with a real, physical prize. Hooray! Happy Friday everyone!