Comment o’ the Week!

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:

AmateurScientistNo Gravatar // Jun 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I listened to J-Mac on Ope-ope’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 don’t know about categories, but I would nominate some “nobody” because Shermer, Dawkins, PZ, Plait, etc. get so many awards and recognition already. I appreciate all they do, but sometimes I worry that we’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 don’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:

That’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 it’s easy.

Thanks for all the COTW nominations, everyone. Keep ’em coming!

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. I’m still trying to figure out what a mum-mum is, and whether or not I want it in my love berries. Or whether I have love berries. Are these the same berries that Oprah says will make me skinny?

  2. Good stuff everyone! And given SaraDee was responding to me I’ll take some peripheral and exceedingly nominal credit.

  3. Rebecca, I’m re-thinking my vote on not have nested comments. I missed some of these!

    I listened to J-Mac on Ope-ope’s show, and now I have mum-mums in my love berries!

    Congrats, but what the hell does this even mean?!?

  4. They’re all funny! Congrats to AmateurScientist! Remember to work boobies into your question.

  5. @supercheetah: COTW

    Or is it too early? Nah, I laughed out loud so it’s got my vote. I also think we should have an AI to find the best suggestion for in what context we should get Oprah’s first use of “penaynay”.

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