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Mega-mollies

Uh-oh…I’ve been so scatterbrained lately that I’ve neglected the Molly Awards. You know how it goes: I put up a post for nominations, leave it to simmer for a while, it scrolls off the bottom of the page, and I lose track of it all. Then I come back and the soup is all scorched and horrible. Oh, wait, no — it’s fine! This internet thingie let’s comments sit there forever if I let it.

Anyway, I’ve caught up with two months’ worth of nominations, and here they are:

For September, two awards: Patricia and Nick Gotts. Give ‘em some belated applause!

For October, the winner actually got lots of votes for September, too, but if I gave her both months’ awards everyone would accuse me of being lazy (which would especially sting because it would be true). So, finally, SC gets the Molly for October.

Now that I’m all caught up, of course, it’s time to collect nominations for the best commenter of November. Leave your suggestions here, and someone remind me before they all boil over this time.

Comments

  1. #1 Sven DiMilo
    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations to the deserving winners!
    Nominations:
    Emmet Caulfield
    Bill Dauphin

  2. #2 clinteas
    December 8, 2008

    So, finally, SC gets the Molly for October.

    Thank dog thats done …..:P

    For November Emmet Caulfield.

  3. #3 Janine, Insulting Sinner
    December 8, 2008

    SC, the squeaking wheel! Congrats to Nick, The Professor and The Slut!

  4. #4 Nerd of Redhead
    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations to the announced winners.
    So many on the short list. Eeny meeny meiny moe.
    Negentropyeater
    Kel

  5. #5 Walton
    December 8, 2008

    Not that I expect my view to count for much, but I support Bill Dauphin for this month’s award. Unlike many others, he’s been consistently civil and reasonable to me, and to others with whom he disagrees.

  6. #6 Rev. BigDumbChimp, KoT, OM
    December 8, 2008

    woot

    congo rats all!

    Negentropyeater
    Emmet Caulfield

    nominated for the plonkbomb

    Byers

  7. #7 LisaJ
    December 8, 2008

    Woohoo! Congrats to all three of you. You’re all very deserving.

    Based on my limited time I’ve been able to spend here over the past month, I nominate Emmet Caulfield. If nothing else, for his participation in the boobies thread the other day. Hilarious.

  8. #8 SC
    December 8, 2008

    SC, the squeaking wheel!

    :P

    Thanks, PZ. And thanks to everyone who voted for me. I’m so very touched and honored. And congratulations to Nick and Patricia!

    For November:

    Wowbagger, ’cause he’s razor-sharp and cool

    Emmet, ’cause he’s clever, phun, and his writing sings

    Bill Dauphin, ’cause he’s sane, can laugh at himself, and genuinely listens to what other people have to say

  9. #9 ggab
    December 8, 2008

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  10. #10 Emmet Caulfield
    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations to the overdue winners, and thanks to y’all above for the votes. I’m going to go for:

    • Wowbagger — funny, snarky, and often says exactly what I was going to.
    • negentropyeater — consistently thoughtful and informative.
    • Bill Dauphin — always patient, always a good chuckle.

    It’s a really hard choice, but I think it’d be a bit much to also list the other half-dozen people I think deserve one. Next month.

  11. #11 Holbach
    December 8, 2008

    Congrats; all deserving

  12. #12 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    If nothing else, for his participation in the boobies thread the other day. Hilarious.

    Walton,

    Step slowly away from the blog. Do not, DO NOT, go to said boobies thread. This has been a warning.

    (BTW, I don’t know if I’ll remember to use it consistently, but I’m likin’ SC, OM. Has a fun KAOS sort of feel to it.)

  13. #13 Emmet Caulfield
    December 8, 2008

    BTW, I don’t know if I’ll remember to use it consistently, but I’m likin’ SC, OM.

    I’m running a pool on how long it’ll be before some troll turns it into SC,UM. Proceeds to the Walton Poker-Removal Fund.

  14. #14 Benjamin Geiger
    December 8, 2008

    Let me repeat my earlier suggestion: there should be an “Order of the Molly, Gold” award, for those that have shown consistent excellence (and have already won OM). For instance, we could have “Cuttlefish, OMG”.

  15. #15 Nick Gotts, OM (NGOM?)
    December 8, 2008

    Grateful thanks to all who nominated me – I will try to be worthy of the great honour! Congratulations to Patricia and SC – very well deserved in both cases!

    Nominations for November: negentropyeater, Bill Dauphin, Emmet Caulfield, Wowbagger

  16. #16 Celtic_Evolution
    December 8, 2008

    Nick, you could leave off the “Gotts” and go with “NOM NOM NOM”…

    I shall cast but one vote for November Mollies… and that will be for Emmet Caulfield.

  17. #17 amk
    December 8, 2008

    Another vote for Emmet Caulfield here.

    And congratulations to SC, Nick and Patricia.

  18. #18 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Who’s Gotts, OM smart things to say? Nick, that’s who!

    (Apologies – silly mood.)

  19. #19 CJO
    December 8, 2008

    Moses for Molly.

    And Wowbagger.

    Oh, and Kel.

    Congrats to SC, Patricia and Nick

  20. #20 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Posted by: Rev. BigDumbChimp, KoT, OM | December 8, 2008 12:18 PM

    woot

    So, is that a nomination for w??

    Congrats all! (And I like the new handle, SC. You wear your OM well.)

    As for me, I’m happy with the nominees so far: that’s Bill Dauphin, Emmet Caulfield, Kel, Moses, negentropyeater, and Wowbagger (in alphabetical order.)

  21. #21 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Oh, and as for meta-Mollies, I’m going to refer to Cuttlefish, OM as Cuttlefish, OM(CC) from now on, regardless of PZ’s authorisation.

    That’s “Order of the Molly, with Calamari Cluster”.

    Also post-pharyngulously conceded a Calamari Cluster is Kseniya.

  22. #22 Rev. BigDumbChimp, KoT, OM
    December 8, 2008

    So, is that a nomination for w??

    humm. While I feel wt is deserving some sort of Zen commenter award, no it wasn’t a push for mollification.

    It is however a not so subtle hint that at one point in my life I played MMORPGs. Thankfully, that time is long past and I’ve moved on to more productive and intellectual pursuits.

  23. #23 Pterorhynchus
    December 8, 2008

    I guess I’m voting for the perennial candidates who always show up never seem to get the OM:
    Wowbagger – Can’t go wrong with him, but his reeption of the award still is somehow infinitely prolonged.
    w? – Come on, he/she needs some recognition for the boobies, even though he/she hasn’t been around much lately (there can’t be that few booby pictures on the nets, can there?)

  24. #24 Longtime Lurker
    December 8, 2008

    Gotta be Emmet Caulfield, he had me a few months ago at “abbatoir for lettuces”. That one still cracks me up.

    Bill Dauphin gets an honorable mention, he is consistently civil, wise, and insightful.

  25. #25 Celtic_Evolution
    December 8, 2008

    I know I’m not the first to suggest this… but I’d still like to see a monthly award for the worst poster… you all know the criteria, no need to go into them here… we can call them the “Rookies’.

  26. #26 The Chimp's Raging Id
    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations to SC, Nick Gotts and Patricia.

    My vote for the November Molly goes to Emmet Caulfield.

  27. #27 Bill Dauphin
    December 8, 2008

    I congratulate the eminently worthy new Mollyists, renew my monthly nomination of negentropyeater, and second all the voices in support of Emmet Caulfield.

    Brownian:

    That’s “Order of the Molly, with Calamari Cluster”.

    That’s the best suggestion yet for how to re-recognize those who’ve already won their Molly!

    Also post-pharyngulously conceded a Calamari Cluster is Kseniya.

    Speaking of which… “post-pharyngulously”?? Do you have some information about Kseniya’s virtual whereabouts? I had been wondering where she’d got to, and hoping she was only temporarily away, not gone.

  28. #28 John Phillips, FCD
    December 8, 2008

    In no particular order, the ones who have stood out for me this last month or so are Negentropyeater, Emmet Caulfield and Celtic_Evolution.

  29. #29 reindeer386sx
    December 8, 2008

    I would like to nominate Mrs Tilton please.

  30. #30 SC
    December 8, 2008

    I would like to nominate Mrs Tilton please.

    Oh, cut it out, already. Why do you do that every month?

  31. #31 Sili
    December 8, 2008

    SCOM of the Earth.

    Contrafabulations to the well-deserving winners. All long overdue.

    I have rather embarrasingly not made any notes for November, and I’m following the comments so little now that I don’t feel qualified to vote for anyone based on recent performance. I can only say that many good names have already come up, but I think I’ll abstain from voting, myself. At least for now. I’ll return if I start seeing tentacles appear under the door.

  32. #32 MH
    December 8, 2008

    “For September, two awards: Patricia and Nick Gotts.”

    VERY well deserved, IMHO.

  33. #33 santa386sx
    December 8, 2008

    Oh, cut it out, already. Why do you do that every month?

    Well it works like this: I nominate Mrs Tilton, and then I nominate whoever tells me Mrs Tilton already has one. (You asked!) You already have one though! Sorry.

  34. #34 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Well it works like this: I nominate Mrs Tilton, and then I nominate whoever tells me Mrs Tilton already has one.

    Ah. That seemed to be the pattern. (Ken Cope deserves one, anyway. Wish he commented more.)

    (You asked!) You already have one though! Sorry.

    Well, I was speaking on behalf of Emmet. :)

  35. #35 rudolph386sx
    December 8, 2008

    I would like to nominate Emmet Caulfield please.

  36. #36 MH
    December 8, 2008

    Oops, which is not to say that SC doesn’t deserve a Molly, just that I was so distracted by Jeeves and Wooster that I didn’t read the whole post before posting my comment.

    Congrats to you, SC! Easily the equal of Patricia and Nick.

  37. #37 Sven DIMilo
    December 8, 2008

    This internet thingie let’s comments sit there forever

    Apostrophe-police alert. Don’t piss off Bob, now.

  38. #38 MH
    December 8, 2008

    My nomination for this month: Negentropyeater

  39. #39 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Speaking of which… “post-pharyngulously”?? Do you have some information about Kseniya’s virtual whereabouts? I had been wondering where she’d got to, and hoping she was only temporarily away, not gone.

    Sorry Bill, I don’t. I was snooping around the blog of another MIA alumnus, MAJeff, thinking I’ll drop him a line and see if he knows where she is.

  40. #40 Hairy Doctor Professor
    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations to Patricia, Nick, and SC. All well deserved.

    I second (third, etc.) the recommendation for special recognition awards to go to Cuttlefish, Kseniya, and (not yet mentioned on this thread until now) Sastra, as well as the Zen award with bicycle-and-fish-rampant to w?, for services sideways and behind the call of duty.

    I also wish to raise a glass to those beloved commenters who seem to have left us, temporarily or permanently, for reasons known or unknown, including MAJeff, Etha Williams, and brokenSoldier (and w? and Kseniya), in hopes that “they will one day return, and grace this foul earth”. Come home, kids, all is forgiven.

    I guess I’ll go with Emmet and/or Wowbagger this month.

  41. #41 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    I second (third, etc.) the recommendation for special recognition awards to go to Cuttlefish, Kseniya, and (not yet mentioned on this thread until now) Sastra,

    And Brownian!

  42. #42 Feynmaniac
    December 8, 2008

    Another vote for Emmet Caulfield. He’s a smart and funny guy.

  43. #43 negentropyeater
    December 8, 2008

    Emmet Caulfield
    Bill Dauphin

  44. #44 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Apostrophe-police alert. Don’t piss off Bob, now.

    Nah, go ahead. Piss off Bob. Steve Notley inadvertently cock-blocked me once.

    I also wish to raise a glass to those beloved commenters who seem to have left us, temporarily or permanently, for reasons known or unknown, including MAJeff, Etha Williams, and brokenSoldier.

    ?iveli! Hairy Doctor Professor, I knew I’d forgotten some.

  45. #45 mayhempix
    December 8, 2008

    Congrats to the new mollified.

    negentropyeater
    Bill Dauphin

  46. #46 SC
    December 8, 2008

    Wait just a minute here. I just looked at the Molly page. Am I missing it, or does Sven not have one yet? I had previously assumed that he simply didn’t use it in his moniker.

  47. #47 Owlmirror
    December 8, 2008

    brokenSoldier just commented last night, and Kseniya was around last month more than a little, and Etha posted after the election.

    I suspect that people just need to GAFIA sometimes. I may as well at some point.

    I think Bill Dauphin is overdue for recognition. He’s doesn’t post as often as others, so is not as noticeable, but he’s always calm and thoughtful and on-topic.

    Um. There are many other worthies, but if I write “Emmet Caulfield, Wowbagger, Kel, and a bunch of others who wrote this one post that was +5 Insightful and/or +5 Funny”, well, where would that get us?

    Oh, and Cuttlefish and Sastra for OM²/OMG/DABOM (Doubly-Awarded and Best of Order of the Molly).

  48. #48 Rey Fox
    December 8, 2008

    Emmett and Neg, yeah. Also, Kel for sheer persistence, although he has it easy it at nights, what with nights being days there and winter being summer and up being down.

  49. #49 David Marjanovi?, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Feynmaniac, because he actually deserves to be compared to Feynman.
    Bill Dauphin, for the reasons listed above.

    I don’t know if I’ll remember to use it consistently, but I’m likin’ SC, OM.

    I was going to ask if you had auto-fill-in switched off, but with just 2 letters it really made sense…

    Also post-pharyngulously conceded a Calamari Cluster is Kseniya.

    Not if she doesn’t show up more often.

  50. #50 Feynmaniac
    December 8, 2008

    LOL! I can’t believe my nomination of Nick actually made the sample comments on the Molly page,

    I vote for Nick Gotts. Anyone who has the patience to deal with Scott from Oregon regularly deserves some sort of award.

    Congratulations to Patricia, Nick Gotts and SC!

  51. #51 Sven DiMilo
    December 8, 2008

    SC@46:
    Me? That’s sweet, but nah. I’m mostly just crackin’ wise around here unless there’s some interesting biology involved. Mollies should go to people who actually think about what they post.
    If nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve. In fact, I’ll pull a George C. Scott. (Or maybe better, a Marlon Brando–anybody know Yellow Thunder Woman’s number?)

  52. #52 Sastra
    December 8, 2008

    Congrats to Patricia, Nick, and SC!

    I really need to keep a pad of paper next to the computer — with the month on it — to scribble down candidates.

    For last month:

    Wowbagger
    Emmett Caulfield
    Bill Dauphin

    I’ve brought these names up before, I know. I could throw in new names next month. Hm.

  53. #53 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Just looked again, and I’m not seeing his name. Insanity. Can’t believe it – I’ve been enjoying his comments since before I even started posting myself. So I’ll add Sven DiMilo to my list for this month, and all subsequent months, with apologies for not voting for him earlier.

  54. #54 spgreenlaw
    December 8, 2008

    Congrats, you three! All of you were more than worthy of a Molly.

    That Emmett Caulfield fellow has shown himself to be a smart one. Throw him an OM.

  55. #55 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    If nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve.

    OK, I’ll respect that (we crossed posts). But you absolutely deserve it, dude.

  56. #56 Kel
    December 8, 2008

    Also, Kel for sheer persistence, although he has it easy it at nights, what with nights being days there and winter being summer and up being down.

    I debate like I play chess, it’s a game of grinding them down and hoping they make a mistake I can pounce on.

  57. #57 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Not if she doesn’t show up more often.

    You’re probably due for a Calamari Cluster yourself.

    Oh, and Cuttlefish and Sastra for OM/OMG/DABOM (Doubly-Awarded and Best of Order of the Molly).

    I believe you’re referring to the rarely-awarded OM(CCSoT), which is the Order of the Molly with Calamari Cluster and Side of Tzatziki, though I really think I could get behind the superscript indicating the number of Mollies awarded, mostly because of the trauma it would inflict on innumerate n00bs: “I’ve been lurking a long time, but I just had to comment to tell the poem-spewing physics equation how much I love his limericks.”

  58. #58 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    I’m mostly just crackin’ wise around here unless there’s some interesting biology involved.

    Sven, you get all my earlier votes for using the phrase “crackin’ wise.”

  59. #59 John C. Randolph
    December 8, 2008

    I debate like I play chess, it’s a game of grinding them down and hoping they make a mistake I can pounce on.

    Despite the popularity of that tactic, it’s not debate. It’s browbeating.

    -jcr

  60. #60 John C. Randolph
    December 8, 2008

    I’m likin’ SC, OM.

    I knew you would cherish it. That’s why I voted for you.

    -jcr

  61. #61 Kel
    December 8, 2008

    Despite the popularity of that tactic, it’s not debate. It’s browbeating.

    I grind them down with scientific fact, does that make it any better?

  62. #62 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    I knew you would cherish it. That’s why I voted for you.

    That and your growing crush on me. ;)

  63. #63 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    I grind them down with scientific fact, does that make it any better?

    Yes. ‘Debate’ was a form of argumentation invoking logic and rhetoric, popular before facts were invented and rendered the form obsolete.

    The only ones who still wax poetic about the good ol’ days of reasoned debate are those whose positions lack supporting facts.

    I agree with JCR that it’s a form of browbeating, but I disagree that that’s a bad thing.

  64. #64 Teleprompter
    December 8, 2008

    From my limited exposure to Pharyngula, I nominate Emmet Caulfield for his inciteful comments and cautious and deliberate manner, which I appreciate. I also nominate Wowbagger if he’s hasn’t gotten one yet, for his great contributions.

  65. #65 Dale Headley
    December 8, 2008

    I wouldn’t nitpick, except that it’s fun to do so with a college professor. In the last line of the first paragraph, you misspelled “lets” as “let’s.” That’s all right, though; I am reading “Evolution 101,” by Randy Moore and Janice Moore, and published by Greenwood Press. It is full of misspellings and other errors. That being said, I strongly recommend their book as the best I’ve ever read for introducing people to the Theory of Evolution.

  66. #66 Pete Rooke
    December 8, 2008

    Although the OM has been awarded to some fairly reasonable people this time all three are exceedingly unreasonable.

  67. #67 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Thanks, Pete!

    Kind of like having a star-nosed mole call you ugly.

  68. #68 Emmet Caulfield
    December 8, 2008

    The only ones who still wax poetic about the good ol’ days of reasoned debate are those whose positions lack supporting facts.

    One of the things that debating teaches you is that it’s a performance art, and an absolutely lousy way of deciding about the truth of a proposition.

    Many years ago, I took part in a number of intervarsity debates, and remember having my ass handed to me when an opponent made a joke at my expense. I, in turn, did that to others. The outcome of the debate had little or nothing to do with logic, reason, or evidence, and everything to do with style, humour, and playing to the gallery.

    This is the reason why I continue to support people like PZ or Richard Dawkins in their refusal to debate with the likes of Dinesh DaSouza: to do otherwise tacitly acknowledges style and popularity over substance and logic as a basis for decision-making.

  69. #69 Celtic_Evolution
    December 8, 2008

    Rookie –

    Although the OM has been awarded to some fairly reasonable people this time all three are exceedingly unreasonable.

    See? I’m telling you… we need “Rookies”…

  70. #70 Wowbagger
    December 8, 2008

    Congrats on the new titles to those who’ve received them. I’m going to add my votes for Kel and Emmett Caulfield, tenacious, insightful and entertaining posters both.

    Pete Rooke wrote:

    Although the OM has been awarded to some fairly reasonable people this time all three are exceedingly unreasonable.

    That’s a little ambiguous in meaning, Pete – to say nothing of its incorrectness. I suspect that posters here are often far more restrained in their responses to you than you are aware. I know I’m tempted to be a lot less polite with you for writing something like this.

  71. #71 Brownian, UOM
    December 8, 2008

    Although the OM has been awarded to some fairly reasonable people this time all three are exceedingly unreasonable unwilling to let me get away with unsupported claims and accept my ignorance as equivalent to their knowledge.

    …is what you meant to write.

    I doubt you’d have found anyone more unreasonable–by your standards–than the late Molly Ivins, for whom this award is named.

  72. #72 Kel
    December 8, 2008

    Yes. ‘Debate’ was a form of argumentation invoking logic and rhetoric, popular before facts were invented and rendered the form obsolete.

    The only ones who still wax poetic about the good ol’ days of reasoned debate are those whose positions lack supporting facts.

    I agree with JCR that it’s a form of browbeating, but I disagree that that’s a bad thing.

    Logic and rhetoric still play a part, but really what good is there pussyfooting around an issue for the sake of civility?

  73. #73 Brownian, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Logic and rhetoric still play a part, but really what good is there pussyfooting around an issue for the sake of civility?

    It depends on the issue. If the issue is one of the moisture content of my mom’s pot roast, then I’m all for pussyfooting for civility.

    If the issue is of the nature and biological history of all life on Earth and whether one’s unsupported ‘alternative’ story justifies enshrining one’s bigotry in legislation such as in Prop 8, well then, civil rights come before civility.

  74. SC, OM @67,

    like having a star-nosed mole Rush Limbaugh call you ugly

    Fixed that for you (star-nosed moles are amazing and beautiful animals).

    It appears I have missed the great monthly (or, as sometimes is the case, bi-monthly) exercise in Democracy. (Ironically, I missed it because I spent the time reading about the Spanish getting theirs back after several decades of theocratic fascism.) So let me get in an early nomination for November: it’s got to be Emmet.

  75. #75 Kel
    December 8, 2008

    It depends on the issue. If the issue is one of the moisture content of my mom’s pot roast, then I’m all for pussyfooting for civility.

    If the issue is of the nature and biological history of all life on Earth and whether one’s unsupported ‘alternative’ story justifies enshrining one’s bigotry in legislation such as in Prop 8, well then, civil rights come before civility.

    Exactly

  76. #76 JeffreyD
    December 8, 2008

    Allow me to kneel and kiss the perfect right hands of SC and Patricia. Nick, you only get a handshake, hug, and a congratulations.

    Walton, unclench and allow the long rod of iron to slide out. Your recommendation is as good as that of any other person. You still have not responded, or I missed it, about getting together in the UK later this year or next year. I do not bite, not at first meeting.

    BTW, will be in the UK on and off a bit this and next year. Would love to meet any of the Pharyngula mob infesting the golden isle.

    For next OM, Emmet strikes me as a strong candidate.

    Lets put the Saturnalia back in Xmas!

  77. #77 Benjamin Geiger
    December 8, 2008

    The issue is that without guidelines for civil debate, it’s impossible for facts to be heard. Instead of finding the truth, the creationists (among others) resort to argumentum ad amplitude.

  78. #78 Nerd of Redhead
    December 8, 2008

    I see our total fool was back with his usual nonsense. Always good for a laugh. If the negative award is instituted it will be aptly named.

    Good candidates this month, all on my short list. I can easily see clusters for Sastra, Brownian, and the one and only Cuttlefish.

  79. #79 Epikt
    December 8, 2008

    Pete Rooke:

    Although the OM has been awarded to some fairly reasonable people this time all three are exceedingly unreasonable.

    Ah. Irrefutable proof that wise choices have been made.

  80. #80 SC, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Mrs Tilton (OM) @ #74,

    I stand corrected. :) I should have known that even the star-nosed mole would have defenders around here. (Actually, I really just wanted people who didn’t know what it looked like to google it – photos of it make me laugh every time.)

    I just tried to find the good footage from the attempted 1981 coup (23-F) on Youtube for you, but they only have short clips. :(

  81. #81 Hairy Doctor Professor
    December 8, 2008

    brokenSoldier just commented last night, and Kseniya was around last month more than a little, and Etha posted after the election.

    Drat. Missed ‘em. Either that or I’m losing it. Now, where are my reading glasses? (Fumbles around. Forgets to look on head. Calls to nubile assistant. Nubile assistant nowhere to be seen. Did nubile assistant ever exist?)

  82. #82 Kel
    December 8, 2008

    See? I’m telling you… we need “Rookies”…

    The “Ken Ham award”

  83. #83 Emmet Caulfield
    December 8, 2008

    The “Ken Ham award”

    He’s have to be dead first. How about a “Falwell”, the actual award being a matchbox?

  84. #84 Bride of Shrek OM
    December 8, 2008

    Woot,

    I go away and actually do some work for a few weeks and come back to find my fellow slut and champion skirt twirler has won a Molly. Congrats all, well deserved. I don’t feel so bad for missing this round of nominations given that at some time or other I’ve nominated every one of you.

    …and if Wowbagger doens’t get this months Molly then I’ll go away for another few weeks (..wait, um…is that a threat or a promise ??)

  85. #85 S.Scott
    December 8, 2008

    Yay !! Patricia!!

  86. #86 windy
    December 8, 2008

    I vote for Emmet, on the condition that someone gives me a link to this “boobies” thread everyone keeps talking about?

  87. #88 Emmet Caulfield
    December 8, 2008

    Thus spake windy:

    I vote for Emmet, on the condition that someone gives me a link to this “boobies” thread everyone keeps talking about?

    It’s the Imagine 130,000 breasts bobbing in the sea post; starting around comment #114, myself and SC got into a punny exchange that descended into… well, let’s just say that it descended.

  88. #89 Aquaria
    December 8, 2008

    Another vote for Emmet Caulfield.

    In will stray a creotard all bright-eyed and certain of slaying those ebul AthIests!!1111!!! with his MAD lojik skiz!!!!1111!!! Then Emmet clotheslines the moron with reality. So much fun to watch.

  89. #90 Alan Kellogg
    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations to Patricia and SC for their well deserved Molleys. Oh, and to the guy too, whoever he is.

    Just one thing I’d like to know, when are you two ladies going to start blogging? (LiveJournal don’t count.)

  90. #91 windy
    December 8, 2008

    It’s the Imagine 130,000 breasts bobbing in the sea post; starting around comment #114, myself and SC got into a punny exchange that descended into… well, let’s just say that it descended.

    ok, that’s scary impressive.

  91. #92 RickrOll
    December 9, 2008

    YAY Patricia! I voted for you, so where’s my complimentary sex? ;) Always good to see the pharyngulords increasing in number. SCOM is a great title, and i will look forward to maybe someday evolving to the point of possible equaling Nick or any of you others.

    Tricky, i would vote for three if i thought it were ethical….
    -S’E'ter [now with 100% ,more phonetic accuracy!](that’s negentropyeater to you less lazy commentators)
    and Emmet, who i have admired for some time now.

  92. #93 Janine, Insulting Sinner
    December 9, 2008

    Posted by: Pete Rooke | December 8, 2008

    Although the OM has been awarded to some fairly reasonable people this time all three are exceedingly unreasonable.

    The Rookie Weasel really dislikes me. This the reason for everyone to vote for me to get a Molly. The Rookie Weasel will throw a fit.

  93. #94 John Morales
    December 9, 2008

    I renominate Bill Dauphin, and mention the perennial candidate, Wowbagger, who keeps on keeping on :)

    Congratulations Patricia, Nick and SC. Enjoy the applause!

  94. #95 Wowbagger
    December 9, 2008

    I renominate Bill Dauphin, and mention the perennial candidate, Wowbagger, who keeps on keeping on :)

    Yeah, always the bridesmaid and never the bride. Heck, I’m happy just to be nominated, especially when it’s by some of the ‘big guns’ here.

  95. #96 CosmicTeapot
    December 9, 2008

    SC, OM @67

    “Kind of like having a star-nosed mole call you ugly.” – Thanks for the laugh! My wife accidentally punched me in the ribs last night, and your comment has not helped!!!

    Also not nice to star-nosed moles!

    Congratulations to Patricia, Nick and SC.

    This month I vote for :
    Negentropyeater, always insightful and long overdue.
    Bill Dauphin, the quiet, thoughtful man of this blog.
    Emmet Caulfield, always there to battle the creotards.
    Wowbagger, for the same reason as Emmet.

  96. #97 Patricia
    December 9, 2008

    For once, words and twirling fail me. This is the greatest honor I have ever won. Thank you PZ, and thank you everyone else that voted for me, or chuckled at my remarks.

  97. #98 Jeanette
    December 9, 2008

    Nice. Especially that Nick Gotts win.

    My votes: Emmet Caulfield, John Morales, negentropyeater.

  98. #99 Nick Gotts
    December 9, 2008

    BTW, will be in the UK on and off a bit this and next year. Would love to meet any of the Pharyngula mob infesting the golden isle. JeffreyD

    I’d be delighted to meet up, if you’re anywhere near the remote part of the country where I live, or are somewhere I can get to at the time – let me know when you have specific plans. My email should be fairly readily findable, but if not, I’ll post it.

  99. #100 David Marjanovi?, OM
    December 9, 2008

    Safari crashed just so, without me doing anything, and I have to write everything anew. One more defense of Apple, and I’ll go berserk.

    ‘Debate’ was a form of argumentation invoking logic and rhetoric, popular before facts were invented and rendered the form obsolete.
    The only ones who still wax poetic about the good ol’ days of reasoned debate are those whose positions lack supporting facts.

    Let me sign that.

    How about a “Falwell”, the actual award being a matchbox?

    ROTFL!

    Kind of like having a star-nosed mole call you ugly.

    Star-nosed moles are teh cute!!1!! And so uncommonly fascinating for a placental mammal.

  100. #101 Patricia
    December 9, 2008

    For November Kel and Janine. Emmet made some good slutty remarks too. Kel and Janine’s comments are always a pleasure to read. Usually I agree with them or snort my beverage all over my screen.

  101. #102 Nerd of Redhead
    December 9, 2008

    The Rookie Weasel really dislikes me. This the reason for everyone to vote for me to get a Molly. The Rookie Weasel will throw a fit.

    Yeah, if the Rookie Weasel starts to make a nuisance of himself this month, I’ll nominate Janine and anybody else who points out the delusional nature of his remarks for next month’s Molly. So stay away Rookie if you don’t want that to happen.

    OT, has anybody heard from Ichthyic?

  102. #103 Patricia
    December 9, 2008

    Congrats to Nick Gotts & SC!!!

    Sorry to be so distracted. Egg peddling changed gears this week. Yeah, I know – what a cluckhead. *snort*

  103. #104 JeffreyD
    December 9, 2008

    Nick Gotts at #99, sorry I overlooked this until just now. I should be traveling a lot to the UK in 2009 and would love to get together as I enjoy your posts. I am often in London, but try to take time to get to other areas for a few days. I knew the island pretty well in the early 1970′s when I was based in Belgium – made a lot of hovercraft and ferry trips. Would love to re-tour and remember. Once I have something resembling a schedule, will post here or on my seldom updated blog and then arrange a nice visit.

    Take care and congrats again.

  104. #105 Nerd of Redhead
    December 9, 2008

    OT, PZ, there is an old Ken Ham thread from 6/21 that needs closing (1268+posts). Evidently KH put a link to the thread on his site.

  105. #106 BobbyEarle
    December 10, 2008

    Man, I hate having to vote on the Molly…it’s like stopping by Baskin-Robbins for a single.

    I will go with Emmet.

  106. #107 Falyne
    December 10, 2008

    Woo! These people rock!

    Erm, hrm. Next voting doohickey. I think I’ll say both Wowbagger and Emmet. They’re pretty awesome too.

    And yeah, where’s w00t? And all the rest? :-(