Pharyngula

I’m so lonely

This is so sad. There is now a Richard Dawkins social networking site, and I have no friends. Not even among those dour, hateful, amoral atheists. You’d think we’d be so perfect together!

Comments

  1. #1 Shawn Wilkinson
    August 29, 2007

    The social network meme will ruin society before religion will 😉

  2. #2 Shayera
    August 29, 2007

    You’ve got 384 friends on Facebook!
    How many friends do you need, anyway?

  3. #3 Zeno
    August 29, 2007

    You could start something called the PZ Myers Lonely Hearts Club. (And maybe it could have a band.) Dawkins would be so jealous!

  4. #4 Steve LaBonne
    August 29, 2007

    We’re PZ Myers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
    We hope you have enjoyed the show
    PZ Meyers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
    We’re sorry but it’s time to go.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
    We’d like to thank you once again
    PZ Myers’ one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band
    It’s getting very near the end
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  5. #5 Steven
    August 29, 2007

    384 friends is nothing, we are talking about social networking here! The number of friends you have is directly proportional to the size of your e-penis.

    Dont worry PZ, im sure there is a pill or pump or something to increase the number of friends you have.

  6. #6 Martin Wagner
    August 29, 2007

    I signed up to the thing a couple of months ago but haven’t been back. It’s not very well maintained. I created a group for films and filmmakers, and one day I logged on and was told I was not a member of the group I created and couldn’t post to it. So I thought, screw it. The site needs to get over its teething pains in a major way before it’s as worthwhile as the others.

  7. #7 Alex
    August 29, 2007

    500

  8. #8 CalGeorge
    August 29, 2007

    If there’s one thing worse than religion, it’s social networking sites.

  9. #9 CalGeorge
    August 29, 2007

    If there’s one thing worse than religion, it’s social networking sites.

  10. #10 PuckishOne
    August 29, 2007

    Perversely (godless heathen that I am), I’m glad to hear that, Professor. I was beginning to think that I was the only one. 😉 And Martin Wagner makes a good point – it does seem as though they are working out bugs as they go along.

  11. #11 dwarf zebu
    August 29, 2007

    What, we loyal readers don’t count?

  12. #12 Jere
    August 29, 2007

    We’re PZ Myers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
    We hope you have enjoyed the show
    PZ Meyers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
    We’re sorry but it’s time to go.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
    We’d like to thank you once again
    PZ Myers’ one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band
    It’s getting very near the end
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ lonely.
    PZ Myers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    P……Z……Shears…….
    He gets by with a little help from his friends.

  13. #13 Markwhite@mac.com
    August 29, 2007

    Sorry to tell you this, but the latest issue of Wired Magazine (Sept. 2007) lists the Dawkins Social Network in an article called “World’s Lamest Social Networks.”

    “Who you’ll meet: Humorless atheists”

    “What’s annoying: Dont these people realize that the earth is only 6,000 years old?”

  14. #14 April
    August 29, 2007

    Hmph, well I’m inviting all my friends and I’ll be the most popular girl on the whole interweb.

    So there.

  15. #15 Cathy in Seattle
    August 29, 2007

    Well, God loves you anyway, even if you don’t have a social networking thingy.

    😉

  16. #16 J Myers
    August 29, 2007

    384 Facebook friends…. including Michael Patrick Leahy? PZ, are things really that bad?

  17. #17 Larry Moran
    August 29, 2007

    I’ll be your friend.

  18. #18 Carlie
    August 29, 2007

    384? Man, and I thought I was doing well when I got to 20 Facebook friends. I am such a loser! 🙁

  19. #19 scote
    August 29, 2007

    Hmmm…it seems that many people who might “friend you” are already signed up on PaganBooty.com…

  20. #20 Kseniya
    August 29, 2007

    Do not despair. You can have stimulating intellectual conversations with this lovely chica.

  21. #21 Russell Blackford
    August 29, 2007

    I’ve got about 48 “friends” there and a wider network of five or six hundred. You only need one friend and suddenly you are plugged into much the same network. The trouble is that nothing actually seems to happen. I’ve exchanged some pleasant emails with four or five people … and that’s about it.

    Perhaps I just don’t understand how such sites are supposed to work.

  22. #22 Jen
    August 29, 2007

    Maybe you could pray for friends.

    To Dawkins, of course.

  23. #23 JohnnieCanuck, FCD
    August 30, 2007

    Boy, talk about instant gratification in the modern electronic world.

    Note that PZ has been a member for less than a day and has 44 friends in a network of 632. Not that I have any clue as to how many unique individuals have purposefully connected to him.

  24. #24 Paul Lurquin
    August 30, 2007

    Ad majorem PZ gloriam! BTW, this is real Latin.

  25. #25 Jazmin
    August 30, 2007

    Dr. M.,
    Don’t you know that you are every smart chick’s fantasy? I would have passed on Miss South Carolina but I was just too depressed thinking that she is representing the southern girl contingent. There is something to be said about moving to The Great White North, at least the main make-up tool we are contemplating is moisturizer. As far as education, well, I’m trying, a little more than that.
    ______

    Ok, Mr. J. Daniels is dictating, but that only results in poor grammar and spelling. If you ever decide to lecture at Michigan Tech, I want at least a three hour head’s up. We have some pretty fine micro-breweries in this town and I’d be willing to chug a few to meet you.
    ___

    I think I just made a pass. Time to sleep.

  26. #26 John Danley
    August 30, 2007

    So Ronery.

  27. #27 Vjatcheslav
    August 30, 2007

    “Ad majorem PZ gloriam.”

    Definition: Motto of the PZ-ists, an atheist offspring of the Jesuits.

  28. #28 Sam
    August 30, 2007

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    (yes – even on the internet)

  29. #29 Louis
    August 30, 2007

    How long until the Richard Dawkins soda?

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