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Shelley Batts of Retrospectacle is up for scholarship for bloggers, and she needs your vote. You must vote for Shelley. She once gave me a special cookie in her bed. None of the others have ever given me or you a cookie of any kind, and we aren’t going to get anywhere near their beds, so the choice is clear.

Vote Shelley Batts. The one with the cookies. And the parrot. And the nice blog about neuroscience.

Comments

  1. #1 Brennon
    October 8, 2007

    yeeeeeeesss maaassssteeeeerrr…

  2. #2 Shelley Batts
    October 8, 2007

    PZ, thank you! I will give you many more cookies!

  3. #3 J Myers
    October 8, 2007

    Why should we believe your account of the alleged cookie-giving? I have no firsthand knowledge of this event, and I see no evidence to suggest that it ever happened. Are we supposed to blindly follow your authoritative command to bestow rewards upon whomever you deem worthy? This sounds awfully familiar….

  4. #4 bybelknap, FCD
    October 8, 2007

    Is it wrong for me to vote for Shelley if hers is the only blog on the list that I actually have read? Should I sample some of the others or just go ahead and vote for Shelley?

  5. #5 Christian Burnham
    October 8, 2007

    OK- I’m a stick in the mud- but how about Shelley explains why she deserves to win.

  6. #6 Geta
    October 8, 2007

    Sorry but nope. I do not want to help her misinform and destroy more lives due to a narrow and biased mindset.

  7. #7 Christian Burnham
    October 8, 2007

    Geta: Wow! OK… care to enlighten us why Shelley is Beelzebub incarnate?

    I had a look through her blog postings. She seems smart and deserving of a scholarship- but I guess I missed the bit where Shelley calls for mass genocide.

  8. #8 SMC
    October 8, 2007

    None of the others have ever given me or you a cookie of any kind[…]

    Are you suggesting that one might buy votes with cookies?…

  9. #9 shelley
    October 8, 2007

    Well, as to why i deserve to win, my thesis research aims to provide insight into genetic and age-related hearing loss, specifically to regenerate the cells we lose as deafness occurs (hair cells). The scholarship would go a long way towards paying off my school loans i have accumulated, as i was responsible for paying my own way through undergrad (my parents could not afford to). Although I wouldn’t have it any other way. I left high school in South Carolina a Southern Baptist and left undergrad an atheist willing to question the status quo and conduct scientific inquiry. Thanks, whoever you vote for. There are many deserving blogs.

  10. #10 Christian Burnham
    October 8, 2007

    Shelley: OK, OK, you’ve got my valuable click.

    Now… about this campaign to destroy lives that Geta mentioned…. When can we expect you to subjugate humanity into bloody slavery?

  11. #11 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    You’re going to have to capitalize the pronoun I before I will be able to vote for you.

  12. #12 Shelley Batts
    October 8, 2007

    LOL, and I’m pretty sure I’m *”not* Beelzebub. :)

  13. #13 Christian Burnham
    October 8, 2007

    Yes- but that’s exactly what the cloven footed one would say.

  14. #14 Shelley Batts
    October 8, 2007

    Oh, and that first comment, I had to type on my iPhone in the microscope room, so I was in “text mode.” :)

  15. #15 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    Wait a damn minute! You own an iPhone and you’re panhandling for scholarship money? Busted!

  16. #16 Christian Burnham
    October 8, 2007

    You got an iPhone? Wait- can you lend me some money?

  17. #17 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    Yeah. I could use some gas money for my Ferrari. That thing is a guzzler!

  18. #18 Shelley Batts
    October 8, 2007

    Hehe. Yeah, I went without a new phone for 4 years, and scrimped and saved to get it. Its 1000x nicer than my laptop, which cost about $500 3 years go (crappy Averatec, Ick).

  19. #19 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    Did the cookie that PJ spoke of have a funny, slightly skunky smell? If so, may I have one?

  20. #20 potentilla
    October 8, 2007

    Nah, sorry, I read some of the other blogs, and I think Kimberley Klein needs the money more.

  21. #21 Shelley Batts
    October 8, 2007

    Oh, and it would also be nice to see my folks more than once a year. They live in China (my dad’s job sent him there) and its expensive to fly to see them.

  22. #22 Alric
    October 8, 2007

    Having an iPhone demonstrates obvious good taste. She has my vote.

  23. #23 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    PZ. I meant PZ.

  24. #24 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    You don’t look Chinese.

  25. #25 Shelley Batts
    October 8, 2007

    Nope, not Chinese. My dad works for an American company that builds clean rooms, and was sent there by them. They live in Suzhou.

  26. #26 CalGeorge
    October 8, 2007

    She got my vote(s)!

    Blind obedience is my forte.

  27. #27 Turd Ferguson
    October 8, 2007

    Must be Lebanese.

  28. #28 Kseniya
    October 8, 2007

    Sorry but nope. I do not want to help her misinform and destroy more lives due to a narrow and biased mindset. (Geta)

    Shorter Geta (subject to revision pending more info from Geta):

    Sorry but nope. She’s an evolutionist.

  29. #29 Sivi Volk
    October 8, 2007

    Kseniya, 27:

    I’m sure you meant to write _evilutionist_. I’m not sure why Creationists have that o->i problem, but it seems to crop up a lot.

  30. #30 Rjaye
    October 8, 2007

    A cookie? In her bed? There has to be a story for this…

    And where’s my dang cookie?

  31. #31 Shelley Batts
    October 9, 2007

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