Vocab Lesson & COTW

First of all you should know that at last night’s hang-out session with Bruce M. Hood, we coined the word “Spock-tease” and its corrollary “Spock-blocking,” which I believe are used thusly:

Man, TV Guide said ST:TOS was on tonight but it was preempted by baseball. What a Spock-tease.


I saw this sexy cosplayer at Dragon*con but before I could chat her up, my friend totally Spock-blocked me.

I look forward to hearing these words sprinkled into conversation and possibly seeing them appear on Urban Dictionary.

On to Comment o’ the Week!

This week, the heavy favorite was clearly Mr. Oskar Kennedy, who declared that were he to meet a time traveler from the future who claimed to have proven the existance of things currently considered supernatural, he would “totally try to get it on with her on her Bigfoot-skin rug, by the light of her cold-fusion powered Amish fireplace.

But! Oskar recently had his day in the COTW sun, and today a new comment was posted that made me lol. Therefore, the award shall go to . . . Eliza, for her response to an Anglican priest who believes that men would shrivel up at the sight of God:

ElizaNo Gravatar // Apr 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

Meeting God: like dude parts out for a cold swim.

Funny ‘cuz it’s true. Well done Eliza! Your prize is to choose the Afternoon Inquisition question for next Wednesday – use the contact form to send it in!

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. “Meeting God: Like Dude Parts Out For A Swim”.

    I would buy that book. Especially if it were written by Tommy Lee after totally digging on the theories of that bitchen Anglican dude.

  2. Sweet! Thanks Rebecca! And those who nominated my comment!

    Oskar I missed your comment first time around and almost choked on my lunch laughing, reading it here. That was hilarious!

  3. First comment here. Hello skepchicks and skepdudes.

    I’ll admit when I first heard spock blocker, I pictured some sort of taint attachment, but then I realized that would’ve been a spocker blocker.

  4. The only men who worry about spock blockers are worried about the size of their spocks to begin with. They believe it when a woman says “oh, no honey don’t worry. It isn’t the size of your spock that counts” well I say bull shit. I have a huge spock and women love it. Dude , if your spock is small you might as well become a catholic priest. She will never be happy with your tiny spock.

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