AI: The “A is dying of Skepchick Pox” edition

So, Masala Skeptic and Surly Amy have come and gone from San Diego. Drinking Skepchickally last Saturday night was too much fun. Lots of fun peeps showed up, I had 479 margaritas, and did not get hungover the next day.

I *did* get a head cold,  AND I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE!  The other Skepchicks are under the weather too!  I smell a conspiracy!

Who is trying to weaken Skepchick by giving us pox?  Why?  Why, dear FSM?  And, also, HOW?

The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.


A B Kovacs is the Director of Døøm at Empty Set Entertainment, a publishing company she co-founded with critical thinker and fiction author Scott Sigler. She considers herself a “Creative Adjacent” — helping creative people be more productive and prolific by managing the logistics of Making for the masses. She's a science nerd, a rabid movie geek, and an unrepentantly voracious reader. She doesn't like chocolate all that much.

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  1. I did it! Sorry! I’m just so jealous and sad that you guys get to have all the fun, while I’m stuck in boring Phoenix with no fun skeptical events, that I put a curse on you. SORRY IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN. *shifty eyes*

  2. It was Colonel Mustard, in the Dining Room, with the mercury laced vaccine. He slipped it into some of the drinks you folks had that night.

    Why? Because he’s a tool of Big Pharma! Like, duh!

  3. Jenny McCarthy was on the toilet before you. Don’t worry, though – some I.V. antibiotics, plus bathing yourself in turpentine, should clear everything right up.

  4. I’ve heard some scary stories about those lemon wedges they put in drinks, so maybe a sick person sneezed on a whole batch of them. I would expect the alcohol in your drinks to be a pretty good disinfectant though.

  5. I bet someone slipped you a homeopathic preparation. They lace that stuff with natural things (e.g. bugs, leaves and dirt) to make you sick so you’ll buy even more homeopathic products. It’s a massive conspiracy perpetrated by Big Homeo.

    Fortunately, there’s an alternative to homeopathic products called “medicine”. You can find it at your friendly local pharmacy. All their medicine is guaranteed 100% sterile and non-natural, just like science intended.

  6. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THIS WEEKEND! There’s an afternoon San Diego Flat Track reunion at Kon Tiki Motorcycles, the pub would have been a nice stop on the way home. :(

  7. President Obama and the rest of those FASCISTS have been indiscriminately infecting people to rally support for Obamacare! They’re hoping that people without healthcare will realize how much they need it if they get sick. But, what those godless/muslim bastards don’t realize is that WE have the power of JEEESUS CHRIST on our side!

  8. The “no margarita” control group shows no signs of illness. Unfortunately this group is too small to offer any conclusive evidence. In addition, other factors (such as the germ-fighting properties of vodka) must be taken into consideration.

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