Welcome to the AI for Thursday. This is the portion of the AI where I make excuses for not being prepared with a good question.
Now, I could tell you I’ve been super busy at my day job trying to finish a software release before the end of the year. I could say I’ve been traveling, and aside from a visit with the awesome Atlanta skeptics, my trips don’t normally revolve around skepticism. I could lament the fact that I had some friends pop in on me recently, and theyÂ demanded my attention like a bunch of children. I could even admit to spending my free time simply drinking booze andÂ adjusting my nards.
I could tell you all those things . . .Â And theyÂ would all be true.
But you don’t want to hear that. It’s boring and you’ve heard it all before.Â Besides, if Rebecca finds out I haven’t posted anything recently because I’ve been paying more attention to myÂ jimmies than to Skepchick, she might fire me. So keep it to yourself.
At any rate, now that we’ve gotten past the excuses portion, we move gracefully to the setup portion of the AI. This isÂ the part whereÂ I tell a little story that then leads to the question. Â Unfortunately, I have no story to tell.
It should be noted, however, that despite the fact that I have no setup story to impart, this is still the setup portion of the AI. And as it is such, I will now take the final turn, and transition to the question or questions. Please answer in full, and show your work.
Is James Randi a global warming denier? Is The Grinch live action movie better than the cartoon version? What the hell is wassail really? What would you name the recently discovered watery planet now known as GJ1214b? Which isÂ darker, colder, andÂ used less often, Fred Phelps’s heart or Oprah’s vajayjay? IfÂ Santa Claus leftÂ the North Pole on ChristmasÂ Eve with aÂ Mayan calendar, andÂ ran overÂ Big FootÂ while he was using the Book of Revelation to wipe his ass, at what point would the History ChannelÂ proclaim it the NostradamusÂ Effect?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.