Sorry, guise. A cold that has been circulating around the department finally got me this weekend. So instead of writing posts this weekend, I was a sneezy snotty mess 🙁

BUT I would like to thank the ‘Occupy ERV‘ gang for giving me a laugh Sunday morning, as did this SNL skit* (original):

Hell, its no worse than getting dating advice from a middle-aged man who married straight out of college and hasnt dated since well before I was born who strictly and unthinkingly approaches ‘dating’ from a heteronormative perspective, or a 30-year-old divorcée!

Or the Pope!

Whatever you do, though, dont be yourself. The Fall, Original Sin and such, amirite?? lol.

* video will probably get pulled, which is too bad because ITS SO FUNNY AAAAAH!!


  1. #1 Justicar
    October 18, 2011

    “increasingly they are . . .”
    That’s hysterical.

    Naturally hairless. Bad workyear.

    That song is beautiful. *tears up*

    I see another one of my phrases (shameless topical) has finagled its way into a post. =P

    If Aratina Cage had been in charge, it’d have been the gang that can’t occupy straight.

  2. #2 0verlord
    October 18, 2011

    BUT I would like to thank the ‘Occupy ERV’ gang for giving me a laugh Sunday morning

    I know right?? Just when I think they’ve reached the depths, and well, they dig a little further, and well, I laugh a little harder!

  3. #3 Justicar
    October 18, 2011

    Just so you know, my plan to have made ‘occupyerv’ a trend on twitter was not ‘entirely’ successful. Maybe if I get a humanist chaplain to condemn it, PeeZus will be in quite the pickle and have to argue in favor of #occupyerv, then it’ll take off. Only to be immediately followed by my campaign of your response to their attempts: #ervsaysno #no

  4. #4 EvilYeti
    October 18, 2011
  5. #5 John C. Welch
    October 18, 2011

    I was really disappointed that there wasn’t a huge batch of #occupyerv tweets. What kind of lazy bastard slactivists can’t even be arsed to change their twitter background or use a hashtag. Fuck, do we have to show them how to do EVERYTHING?

  6. #6 Gurdur
    October 18, 2011

    “lazy bastard slactivists”.


  7. #7 Joshua Zelinsky
    October 18, 2011

    Maybe I’ve just had luck dating but although these are stereotypes I’ve never had to deal with someone who actually seemed to think this way. Although I apparently have male friends who have dated people who apparently follow a disturbingly large fraction of the song.

  8. #8 Justicar
    October 18, 2011

    Joshua, try dating a woman instead of a man and you’ll stand a better chance of encountering this.

    I kid, I kid.

  9. #9 TylerD
    October 19, 2011

    I’m sorry, but did Occupy ERV already lose? Oh, that’s right. The occupation isn’t even over yet. In fact, it’s only been a couple days. Does not having the the blog shut down after a couple days count as a loss? Is that what you’re saying? Because if you’re saying that I can assure you that you’re wrong. Why would you make this topic when the occupation is still on? Occupy ERV is still going right now and they have been the best cliques in the Skeptical blogosphere for how many hours now? They’re playing one of the worst cliques in the skeptical blogosphere who just happen to have a thread because they’re feeding off the energy of being lead by ERV. But you know what? They still fucking suck. Occupy ERV one of the best fucking cliques on the internet, they inspired a meme yesterday and would of won the Molly if PZ gave it out often enough. Maybe you should shut the fuck up before you make retarded topics like this. You know why? Because you’re going to be embarrassed when Occupy ERV wins and someone bumps this topic. Oh look at that, ERV just had to ban all the posters taking her side on other blogs, just like the Greg Laden did. Are you a fucking drunk? Are you retarded? Are you autistic? You are a fucking idiot and you should never make a topic on this board again and I’m fucking serious. I almost have a feeling you’re the only guy making all these anti-Occupy ERV topics because you’re a faggot hater who doesn’t like the group because they’re good. Fuck you, be good at something in YOUR life and then maybe try to troll these fucking groups on the board, like I give a fuck. It’s so easy to spot out your threads now, you’re a retard. Always doing stupid shit like this. Why don’t you try to be a good poster? Just for once? For once in your fucking life try not to make a topic like this. That’s just you, you’re always right at getting it wrong. Fuck you. You are nothing.

  10. #10 Franc Hoggle
    October 19, 2011

    I’m shocked. No one has said “cunt” yet. Or even mused hypothetically about kicking Talking Prunes in the cunt should they ever decide to get a sex change. Which is epistemically relative to building car bombs. What’s the Patriot Act for? Why haven’t you been shut down yet? I’m going to go download some cuckolding pornography now.

  11. #11 John C. Welch
    October 19, 2011

    OccupyERV is just a stunt. STUNT!


  12. #12 Justicar
    October 19, 2011

    I’ve gone undercover in the #occupyhemant movement. They’ll never suspect me; I’ve put on drag, gotten a tacky botched hairdye job, and I make sure to walk into all the meetings drunk. Also, I make sure to say things that are only almost nearly correct.

    I’m like a celebrity there. How little they know!

  13. #13 John Greg
    October 19, 2011

    In reply to Justi at #12

    Don’t forget to carry several extra pairs of foolish looking eyewear, and when speaking, don’t forget your Ums, Ers, and Uhs.

  14. #14 Justicar
    October 19, 2011

    I’ve even starting selling them shitty merch. They’re eating it up!

    Wait until I bring up what I’ll call the ‘escalator incident’ at the end of a meaning, kind of in the guise of a throwaway remark. This guy was walking up the down escalator wearing spande, with a potato(e) dropped inside. Just a word to the wise, fellas, don’t do that – the potato(e) goes in the front.

  15. #15 Miranda Celeste Hale
    October 19, 2011

    Is #occupyhemant still going on? I’ve been too overwhelmed with boring teacher stuff to check in today.

    Also, Matt Penfold still gives me a headache. Oh how I long to go back to the time when I was blissfully ignorant of his existence! (about 12 hours ago)

  16. #16 Franc Hoggle
    October 19, 2011
  17. #17 John C. Welch
    October 19, 2011

    Matt’s very young, and has found a cause where his highlanderism and utterly invincible righteousness is welcome. It feeds his need for smug superiority over the “sheeple”

  18. #18 jmtz
    October 20, 2011

    “Hell, its no worse than getting dating advice from a middle-aged man who married straight out of college and hasnt dated since well before I was born….”


    Lord Savior PeeZus on the only acceptable way humans should approach the topic of having sex (it evidently involves many days or even weeks and must ALWAYS be done this way or…you know…misogyny or gender traitor)…..

    PZ Myers says:
    October 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    “…You can do things like talk to the other person for a while; go on dates together; share thoughts with one another. I didn’t charge up to my wife-to-be one day and say “Hey! Wanna have sex?” I actually got to know her quite well, and when our relationship turned sexual, it was by mutual desire.”

    He probably said something more like “Would you like to talk more over some coffee.?”
    I wonder if this account would have been the same if PZ had met his wife to be because he recognized her from a nude calendar she posed for to raise money for a keg party.?

  19. #19 0verlord
    October 20, 2011

    @15 Miranda, In summary, I trolled him for a while and got my posts suspended for a bit. Most if not all of my comments calling him out for being a cocksucker were deleted (one is still “flagged for review”) but those of his calling me a piece of shit and others sexists and vile human beings are still there in full glory for all to see… One or more people flagged my comments, and I regrettably and childishly flagged one of his back in retaliation. You know, fault on both sides and all that, it’s how these silly feuds go.

    I think it’s pretty much over now though.

  20. #20 Peter
    October 20, 2011

    Occupying ERV, thus proving that ERV is a more open forum that doesn’t ban people on a whim.

    Oh no.

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