Skepchick Quickies 10.19


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. I think the Odonnell scale of ignorance should be created and calibrated. For example, the statement “why aren’t monkeys evolving into humans” would register a 7.6 on the Odonnell scale.

  2. An O’Donnell could be that one thought that turns a session of self pleasure off at the source. ”I was having a quiet evening and decided to masturbate; but damn, if an O’Donnell didn’t pop into my head and ruined the moment”

  3. O’Donnelling: participating in a Hollywood inspired pseudo-cult ritual, and mistaking it for the real thing.
    Example: Beckey brought a Ouija board to the slumber party, and the girls spent the whole night O’Donnelling

  4. The false dichotomy article is well written indeed.

    But regarding the Confrontationalists specifically, I have one thing so say about them: “fuckin’ no nuthin’ assholes they are.”

    Irony folks. Irony.

  5. And regarding O’Donnell, I have one thing so say about her: “fuckin’ no nuthin’ asshole she is.”

    No irony. None whatsoever.

  6. @James Fox: I think you’re on the right track.

    O’Donnell – (adj.) The feeling of horror and shame one feels when masturbating and inadvertently thinking of something which is the antithesis of sexual pleasure.
    “I was having a quick wank when, suddenly, I had an O’Donnell image of Nancy Reagan getting a prune juice enema.”

  7. I’m not a fan of applying derogetory meanings to peoples names. There are far too many decent O’Donnells out there that don’t deserve the association with their name.

    Too much collateral damage.

  8. How about CO’D? As in “That’s such a co’dding stupid idea – there’s no way we’d have fun at a Temperance Union party!”

  9. Odonnell* – To live well in to your adult life with no visible means of support.

    “John doesn’t have a plan for the future; he seems to have odonnelled it thus far.”

    *is considered a felony in ten states

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