Back home at last

I motored into my driveway at 1am last night, after a long day and a long flight from LA. And now you expect me to start blogging again? You people are so demanding.

Oh, well, it was a fun weekend, and you can see some of it already on the web. That wild man Scooter was there, and he made an audio recording of my talk at Libros Revolución. There was a good crowd there, including lots of Pharyngula regulars, and it wasn’t your usual ‘guy lectures at mob’ sort of thing — it was more like a comment thread here. People kept interrupting me and throwing out their own ideas. I’d come with a fairly long and detailed set of notes, and I ended up just throwing them away and mostly winging it to keep up with all the input. It was a blast — I wish all my talks would go that way.

And if you’re just so dang tired of listening to me all the time, Scooter also interviewed Sastra. She talks just like she writes, did you know that?


  1. #1 Arno
    September 29, 2008

    First in! ..which is a first!

  2. #2 Zeno
    September 29, 2008

    [Sastra] talks just like she writes, did you know that?

    In grad school one of my professors returned a paper to me with the comment, “You write exactly like you talk, or vice versa.” One of my classmates said, “Yeah, but is that a good thing?”

    Fortunately, in Sastra’s case, we know that it is.

  3. #3 TSC
    September 29, 2008

    Welcome back sir!

  4. #4 just john
    September 29, 2008

    And here, WE* were worried about whether Scooter had survived Ike!

    * Innerside listeners on the web

  5. #5 E.V.
    September 29, 2008

    Snap to it! You can sleep when you die.*

    (dumbest concept ever)*

  6. #6 Mystyk
    September 29, 2008

    Don’t you mean 1am this morning? It was a new day, so there should have been a new post written up right then and there. Where have your manners gone, young man?

  7. #7 JoshH
    September 29, 2008

    You people are so demanding.

    What exactly do you mean by you people?


  8. #8 clinteas
    September 29, 2008

    Glad the scooter man and family made it thru the storm(great pics btw) and is out and about again !
    That talk was well and truly like a comment threat,quite interesting too.
    Going to listen to Sastra now.

  9. #9 Richard Lumb
    September 29, 2008

    Silly question, maybe, but is the talk online anywhere?

  10. #10 just john
    September 29, 2008

    @ Richard Lumb: The links in the post don’t work?

  11. #11 Patricia
    September 29, 2008

    WTF Scooter? Sastra’s interview works, but PZ’s doesn’t. Did Big Bad Bill hack it, or is it the debble?

  12. #12 Ron Sullivan
    September 29, 2008

    Whew. Good times, good times. Motored home in your roadster, did you? Ever feel you’re morphing into Nancy Drew’s father?

    Speaking of: How are things going with your father-in-law and the rest of the family? Our best to them, however it goes.

  13. #13 just john
    September 29, 2008

    @ Patricia: I’m at work, so I can’t play the mp3, but one does exist at that url. (36 meg in size!)

    But remember, it’s a file download, not a stream. So if you’re not doing “Save as,” try that.

  14. #14 James F
    September 29, 2008

    I don’t know if this was the first public announcement, but I was glad to hear that you’re working on a book, PZ!

  15. #15 Ichthyic
    September 29, 2008
  16. #16 scooter
    September 29, 2008

    Patricia @ 11

    It works, I swear. Tell me what software and computer you’re using and ‘ll try to help you out. If you download it first it will definitely work.

    Hey Just John @ 13 haven’t seen you here before, now you’re going to find out where I’ve been stealing all my material for the past six months.

    Here is the photo essay Ike Carrumba from the home front.

  17. #17 scooter
    September 29, 2008

    Ichthyic @ 15

    Great Photos, most of mine came out fuzz. That beautiful woman in the photo is the wife of my scientist friend from UCLA that I introduced to yall.

    BTW I think “Personal Jesus” was Marilyn Manson, we named our ferret after Marilyn Manson.

  18. #18 just john
    September 30, 2008

    @ scooter: Oh, I’ve been here for years. Maybe you’ll mix a bit o’ PZ with some of my music?

    See you in church

  19. #19 chat
    September 30, 2008

    grad school one of my professors returned a paper to me with the comment, “You write exactly like you talk, or vice versa.” One of my classmates said, “Yeah, but is that a good thing?”

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