There were tons of nominations for Comment o’ the Week, and after sorting through them all I picked the one that made me snort with laughter when I first read it and every time after that. In response to my rant about Oprah and her insipid word “vajayjay,” AmateurScientist wrote:
// Jun 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm
I listened to J-Mac on Ope-opeâ€™s show, and now I have mum-mums in my love berries!
Yeah, it actually just made me laugh again.
Congrats AmateurScientist! Your prize is to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition, so send in your question using the comment form.
Because of so many nominations and so many deserving comments, here are a few notable runners-up:
Kimbo Jones for some wise words:
I donâ€™t know about categories, but I would nominate some â€œnobodyâ€ because Shermer, Dawkins, PZ, Plait, etc. get so many awards and recognition already. I appreciate all they do, but sometimes I worry that weâ€™re suffering a bit from hero worship (not that everything they say is free from criticism, but that we are focusing too much on the Big Names). We should do more to recognize everyday contributions to skepticism that donâ€™t require the resources available to the Big Names so that we can avoid looking too elitist and can attract people who might be put off by that atmosphere.
Durnett answering the question “How do you make kids love science?”:
Based on what I remember from grade school, Science should follow the kids around and make fun of them, pass them a few notes in class, call them and hang up, and then ask a friend (maybe Art or Literature) to ask the kids if they want to go steady with Science.
and SaraDee‘s follow-up:
Thatâ€™s right, the problem is that the Science has been using those old dating techniques, when what Science really needs to do is sext a picture of itself naked to all the kids in the school, Then get Art and Literature to start a rumor that itâ€™s easy.
Thanks for all the COTW nominations, everyone. Keep ’em coming!