I’m calling in from the Saint Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, and we’re goin’ down. Mayday Mayday Mayday.

We are having some kind of “meet the student group” day and it is not going well. Booths are set up in front of the Student Center. The biggest single category of student group represented is religious. Jesus this, Jesus that. Graduate students for Jesus. The Campus Jesus BeJesus club. Of the political groups, there is one Obama, one Conservative Students of America and one Take Away Reproductive Rights from Women group. That’s it.

What. Is. Going. On. Here. People.????

The closest thing I can find to an atheist or a secular humanist is a guy with a 16th century German helmet who seems to be representing the SCA or something. And that is not good enough.

Please explain.


  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    September 22, 2008

    Pray harder.

  2. #2 Bjorn Watland
    September 22, 2008

    Did no one from CASH show up?

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    September 22, 2008

    No one from CASH has been there as far as I can tell.

  4. #4 J-Dog
    September 22, 2008

    Damn. They’re all out getting laid, having fun and burning down churches.

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    September 22, 2008

    J-Dog, they could at least have left a sign to that effect as a recruiting tool.

  6. #6 rob
    September 22, 2008

    my guess is that the people that are showing up are the CLA students. all the real students are too busy attending lectures and learning about science and stuff.

  7. #7 Greg Laden
    September 22, 2008

    my guess is that the people that are showing up are the CLA students

    Well, they’re doing it wrong, CLA is on the other part of the campus!

  8. #8 rob
    September 23, 2008

    my mistake. i failed to notice that the meeting was on the saint paul side of the mississippi. maybe the crowd was people who got lost at the fair, and only made their way off the grounds yesterday? try offering them something gross on a stick, and see if they eat it.