Pharyngula

Bostonians get all the fun

There’s going to be a meeting of Skeptics in the Pub tomorrow, 7:00, at the Asgard on 350 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge, starring Mike the Mad Biologist. You don’t want to miss it. He’s mad, you know.

Comments

  1. #1 MAJeff, OM
    March 23, 2008

    Rebecca from Skepchick and I were just emailing about it.

    After a day spent commenting on student research projects, beer will be a very, very welcome thing.

  2. #2 MAJeff, OM
    March 23, 2008

    And I’ll repeat, the reason we have so much fun is because Boston is the Hub of the Universe. The sooner y’all learn that, the better off you will be.

  3. #3 Steven Alleyn
    March 23, 2008

    Well not ALL the fun… They’ve lost their last 11 games against Montreal…

  4. #4 PalMD
    March 23, 2008

    OK, how come no one ever does this in Michigan?

  5. #5 GDwarf
    March 23, 2008

    “He’s mad, you know.”

    Am I the only one who thought “Half mad! Half mad!” when I read that?

  6. #6 Blake Stacey
    March 24, 2008

    I suspect I’ll be late, but I’ll do my damndest to be there.

  7. #7 Brownian, OM
    March 24, 2008

    And I’ll repeat, the reason we have so much fun is because Boston is the Hub of the Universe.

    Silly MAJeff, the Title is ‘Centre of the Universe’, and the city it belongs to is Toronto.

    Every Canadian knows this.

    Mostly because Torontonians keep telling us it is.

  8. #8 MAJeff, OM
    March 24, 2008

    Every Canadian knows this.

    Canadians, *snicker*

  9. #9 genewitch
    March 24, 2008

    How come the west coast atheists don’t get together that often? or is it just that PZ doesn’t hear about them on time to make mention of it?

    And where are all the atheists in west louisiana? I can’t possibly be the 3rd of 3, can i?

    I should organize a meet up in lake charles or something. Hm.

  10. #10 Brownian, OM
    March 24, 2008

    Canadians, *snicker*

    We don’t get Snickers up here. Our favourite snack bar is called ‘Choçolatiné’, and it’s made from french fries, cheese curds, and melted chocolate.

  11. #11 MAJeff, OM
    March 24, 2008

    We don’t get Snickers up here. Our favourite snack bar is called ‘Choçolatiné’, and it’s made from french fries, cheese curds, and melted chocolate.

    I’m hoping that’s one of those “Ask the Arkansans to help save the Canadian National Igloo” things…..If it’s not you people are scarier than I thought.

  12. #12 Brownian, OM
    March 24, 2008

    If it’s not you people are scarier than I thought.

    Oh, c’mon. What’s wrong with Canadian cuisine? We combine all the savoury richness of British cuisine with the calorie-consciousness associated with French food. And then we eat that as a flavour of potato chip.

  13. #13 MAJeff, OM
    March 24, 2008

    Hey, I’m from Minnesota, where if it can be put on a stick and deep-fried, it will be served at the state fair, and where the state culinary motto should be “Allergic to Flavor.” I have no room to criticize anyone…but I will.

  14. #14 gabriel
    March 24, 2008

    Hey, saving our national igloo was no laughing matter. Mr. Mercer received the Order of Canada for his role in the effort, and the statement from the Governor of Arkansas was key in turning international public opinion in our favour.

  15. #15 Brownian, OM
    March 24, 2008

    Mr. Mercer received the Order of Canada

    Well, I wouldn’t get too excited about that. We gave one to Céline Dion, although I think that was a kind of appeasement move so we wouldn’t be beset with more caterwauling stick insects from whatever Starship Troopers planet she comes from.

    Whatever the reason, the Order has lost its integrity.

  16. #16 MAJeff, OM
    March 24, 2008

    And there’s still that Bryan Adams incident to be answered for.

  17. #17 Brownian, OM
    March 24, 2008

    And there’s still that Bryan Adams incident to be answered for.

    Well, he did sing a song with Sting. Compared to the likes of Spears and Winehouse, that’s like practically planting a rainforest by yourself.

  18. #18 Sili
    March 24, 2008

    ‘Choçolatiné’

    The cedille does rather give it away.

  19. #19 blf
    March 24, 2008

    [I]f it can be put on a stick and deep-fried, it will be served at the state fair, and where the state culinary motto should be “Allergic to Flavor.”

    Um, yum, I haven’t had fried-mouse-on-a-stick in ages!

  20. #20 Rebecca
    March 24, 2008

    Thanks, PZ!

    Those of you in other states, don’t you worry — those of us at Skepchick, Drinking Skeptically, and the Skeptics in the Pubbians are working our collective asses off to bring heathens together the world over.

  21. #21 Michael
    March 24, 2008

    I encourage anyone who has the interest to consider organizing their own local SITP or Drinking Skeptically. It’s easy and it’s fun!

  22. #22 MAJeff, OM
    March 25, 2008

    OK, my students are receiving papers and comments on them Thursday instead of tomorrow.

    WEV.

    I just gotta say, drinking with the Boston-area skepticy/sciencey/atheisty people is a hella good time, even (esp) when missing text messages and voicemails from friends and family in other parts of the country.

    Learned a ton about the evolution of bacteria (which was fascinating for someone who’s had two bouts with MRSA), had a good time drinking and chatting about science and communication this evening.

    Y’all wish you were in Boston…

  23. #23 deejay
    March 25, 2008

    I’ll add this comment to this thread, (at least) a day late and a dollar short: Did anyone attend the Cambridge screening of Expelled?

  24. #24 James F
    March 25, 2008

    #22 Jeff, nice hanging with you as always. Your students can wait, ha! My talk went just fine, too, so it was all good.

    #23 deejay: I haven’t heard word one about the Cambridge screening. No press, no blog activity. I’ll hazard a guess that it was a bust.

  25. #25 MAJeff, OM
    March 25, 2008

    Jeff, nice hanging with you as always. Your students can wait, ha! My talk went just fine, too, so it was all good.

    Glad to hear the talk went well.
    I spent the day in bed, and the morning in the bathroom. Migraines are fun!
    Now I’m just coping with the shifting body tempratures (I’m hot! I’m cold! I’m fucking menopausal or something.)

  26. #26 deejay
    March 25, 2008

    James F- Thanks, that’s what I suspect as well. Of course all the fun happened the next day.

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