Remind me of this

That in future speaking engagements, unauthorized photography should be prohibited.



  1. #1 'Tis Himself, OM
    May 6, 2010

    What are you complaining about? It’s a great picture of you, PZ.

  2. #2 irenedelse
    May 6, 2010

    Hmm. The folder is labeled “insane visions”. How’s that for lucidity? 😉

  3. #3 Gregory Greenwood
    May 6, 2010

    PZ, is that the Trophy Squid(TM) you are with in that picture?

  4. #4 Die Anyway
    May 6, 2010

    Ok, I give. Is that glans-headed, multi-tentacled monster your sidekick or is it an evil being that has you in its grasp?

    But either way, I would have recognized the PZ visage. No mistaking that!

  5. #5 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    May 6, 2010


  6. #6 Windyshrimp
    May 6, 2010

    No wonder you were expelled from Expelled. The entire theater would have smelled like a tide pool.

  7. #7 Celtic_Evolution
    May 6, 2010

    Holy hell, PZ… haven’t you ever heard of a toothbrush?

  8. #8 Nerd of Redhead, OM
    May 6, 2010

    So, that’s what you look like when you throw off that mild mannered professor disguise. Suitable, but where’s the cyberpistol and pirate hat?

  9. #9 MoonShark
    May 6, 2010

    Didn’t know PZ was one of the X-men. That’s awesome. I’m assuming this implies some sort of mind-control powers for summoning cephalopods.

    Alterna-post: Shouldn’t there be a scarlet A on the chest? Because I bet this is how all atheists look to religious folks… *sigh*

  10. #10 Deadbunnygangsta
    May 6, 2010

    For some reason I thought you’d have on pumped f$%^k-me high heels and net stocking?

  11. #11 dashukta
    May 6, 2010

    Looks like something out of CthuluTech.

  12. #12 Androly-San
    May 6, 2010

    I will envision you as such in all future angry posts.

    Feel the wrath of Cephalopodius!!!!! (your new official supervillain nickname)

  13. #13 Capital Dan
    May 6, 2010

    So, PZ… You’ve, umm… been working out, huh?

  14. #14 NewEnglandBob
    May 6, 2010

    Your hair on top is thinner than that, otherwise a perfect likeness.

  15. #15 bill.farrell
    May 6, 2010

    I must say that it’s considerably better than your usual attire!!

  16. #16 Nebula99
    May 6, 2010

    Awesome! A cyberpistol or some form of Steampunk weapon would be just about the only thing that could improve on this. Dashukta, your link is broken–but I googled Cthulutech and it looks cool. I’ll have to see about a campaign in that.

  17. #17 ashleyfmiller
    May 6, 2010

    Aww, isn’t he a sweet teddy bear.

  18. #18
    May 6, 2010

    That needs to go on a t-shirt. STAT!

  19. #19 Augster
    May 6, 2010

    Look out, you could be cast in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

  20. #20 kiyaroru
    May 6, 2010

    And Hagar the Horrible bites the dust.

  21. #21 JohnnieCanuck
    May 6, 2010

    To see more evidence of the artist’s intriguing fascination with SF monster/military art, go to that folder at

    The ARC is an unusual echo of those frauds with their evidence of Noah’s floating barn (arkfinalsmalls.jpg).

  22. #22 Sili, The Unknown Virgin
    May 6, 2010

    Sorry. Still reeks of teddybear.

  23. #23 Carlie
    May 6, 2010

    Given the previous threads today, I keep wanting to caption it “Is that an octopus on your shoulder, or are you just happy to see me?”

  24. #24 Kurt1
    May 6, 2010

    awesome picture of you, but who is that hairy guy you entangle there?
    and cthulhu (tech) p&p rocks.

  25. #25 Brownian, OM
    May 6, 2010

    New from Hasbro: New Atheist® action figures! Collect ’em all!

    PZ Myers action figure with Cracker Frackin’ Grip™ and Cephalopoid pal™ shown here. Trophy Wife™ sold separately.

  26. #26 Big Boppa
    May 6, 2010

    Not bad. But I think it would look even better wearing a crown of gonads.

  27. #27 Laury
    May 6, 2010

    Awesome. Just plain awesome.

  28. #28 Valdyr
    May 6, 2010

    PZ Myers has been infected with Las Plagas? Run for your lives!

  29. #29 scottfmessinger
    May 6, 2010

    Great… everyone here in the office is wondering why I’m giggling uncontrollably.

  30. #30 sophia-daniels
    May 6, 2010

    i love you PZ! <3

  31. #31 Feynmaniac, Chimerical Toad
    May 6, 2010

    PZ Myers….the real Dr. Octopus!

    This would make a great comic book. In the first story PZ will face his archnemesis, the insane magician Mabus.

  32. #32 curious tentacle
    May 6, 2010

    I feel left out.

  33. #33 Aquaria
    May 6, 2010

    In the first story PZ will face his archnemesis, the insane magician Mabus.

    If you have Mabus’s ship be the Time Cube, I think you may have a winner on your hands!

  34. #34 Feynmaniac, Chimerical Toad
    May 6, 2010

    By day time he is a mild mannered biology professor who runs a popular blog. By night time he is a caped squided crusader fighting crime.

  35. #35 blf
    May 6, 2010

    It’s not entirely clear if there’s one or two creatures here, but both are adorable and cuddly. But shouldn’t they be gnawing on babies or puppies?

  36. #36 Alan B
    May 6, 2010


    Or crackers?

  37. #37 Feynmaniac, Chimerical Toad
    May 6, 2010

    It’s not entirely clear if there’s one or two creatures here, but both are adorable and cuddly.

    He was scientist conducting experiments involving cephalopods, symbiosis and radiation when something went horribly awry….

    (Seriously, this comic book needs to be created!)

  38. #38 puseaus
    May 6, 2010

    There will be emails…

  39. #39 Sastra
    May 6, 2010

    One glance at this fierce, tentacled, predator warrior and the viewer is seized with an almost unbearable urge to dress him in a fuzzy sweater with a bow tie, give him a chocolate chip cookie, and hug him.

    Which is an interesting reaction on the part of the viewer. But, there it is.

  40. #40 ronsullivan
    May 6, 2010

    So that’s what’s under those fuzzy sweaters.

  41. #41 Brownian, OM
    May 6, 2010

    @ #30:

    [The scene: a dank, steamy, poorly lit room, filled with pipes and hoses. A large pit fills the centre of the room. A squad of pantalooned Pontifical Swiss Guards bring in PZ, hands bound.]

    PZ: (to Mooneybaum) What’s going on…buddy?

    MOONEYBAUM: You’re being put into communion wafer dough.

    [Ken Ham moves away from the group to Bill Donohue.]

    HAM: What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.

    DONOHUE: The Vatican will compensate you if he dies. Put him in!

    [Realizing what is about to happen, Dawkins lets out a wild howl and attacks the tone trolls and accommodationists surrounding PZ. Within seconds, other Vatican reinforcements join the scuffle, clubbing the giant biologist with their laser weapons.

    The accommodationists are about to bash Dawkins in the face.]

    PZ: Stop, Richard, stop! Do you hear me? Stop!

    [PZ breaks away from his captors. Vader nods to the guards to let him go and the blogger breaks up the fight.]

    PZ: Richard! Richard, this won’t help me. Hey!

    [PZ gives the biologist a stern look.]

    PZ: Save your strength. There’ll be another time. The Pharynguhorde—you have to take care of them. You hear me?

    [PZ winks at Dawkins, who wails a doleful farewell. In a flash the guards have slipped binders on Dawkins, who is too distraught to protest. PZ turns to the Pharynguhorde. Suddenly, one of the Horde steps forward.]

    SOPHIA-DANIELS: I love you, PZ!

    PZ: I know.

  42. #42 a.debaser
    May 6, 2010

    He’s a mollusk-ular man!

  43. #43 Randomfactor
    May 6, 2010

    So, PZ… You’ve, umm… been working out, huh?

    Obviously…on a Nautilus.

  44. #44 Gregory Greenwood
    May 6, 2010

    Brownian, OM @ 41;

    We all know it is OK, though, because in the next scene Mooneybaum will have a last minute change of heart and will free the mighty Dawkins-Bacca and princess Sophia-Daniels from the evil Pontifical Swiss Guards, and they will go on to rescue PZ from O’reilly the Hut in the next movie.

    All the while, the final confrontation between Brownian Skywalker and Pope Palpatine aboard the Death-Cult Star grows ever closer…

  45. #45 Robert MacDonald
    May 6, 2010

    Looks like a skid row Indiana Jones with the DT’s.

  46. #46 chuckgoecke
    May 6, 2010

    PZ, in the last twenty years, while you were frozen trapped out on the prairie, there have been tremendous advances in the field of dentistry.

  47. #47 Suzie B
    May 6, 2010

    Why are your hands deformed?

  48. #48
    May 6, 2010

    Actually, the image makes PZ look like a Babylon 5 Vorlon or something.

  49. #49
    May 6, 2010


    The studio promo shot is perfect; I hope you got the whole series. They’re great.


  50. #50 Charlie Foxtrot
    May 6, 2010

    Yoik! That’s a keeper!
    I don’t know where I’ll use it, but its too good not to have!
    Anybody know a good 25mm sculptor? I’d love to have that in my miniatures collection 🙂

  51. #51 cogent46
    May 6, 2010

    Regarding Babylon 5, reminds me of the Keeper that ends up controlling Londo.

  52. #52 Mattir
    May 6, 2010

    Walton, note the enthusiastic female response. Apparently actual feminism works even better when you’re enmeshed with a mutant squid. (Does Oxford have those?)

  53. #53 Heather C
    May 6, 2010

    You look strong enough to spend several minutes violently shaking John Davison, terrifying him just enough to make him tastier through the release of adrenaline?

  54. #54 Fred The Hun
    May 6, 2010

    Looks like we could send him to fight the oil spill in the GOM… Hmm, on second thought send him to the boardroom at BP’s next damage control session and broadcast it live.

  55. #55 david.utidjian
    May 7, 2010

    I like it. Missing the spectacles though. Could add a pair of some sort of Steampunk specs.

  56. #56 danielm
    May 7, 2010

    that is pure awesome and win.

    It almost need some sort of over-the-top quote like “Behold – Science! Where is your god now, believers?!”

  57. #57 Cowcakes
    May 7, 2010

    PZ, that looks suspiciously like a Vorlon encounter suite.


    Are you Kosh Naranek?

  58. #58 Kane148
    May 7, 2010

    When does the action figure get released?

  59. #59 Shplane
    May 7, 2010


    This. I will buy them in bulk.

  60. #60 Spareboy
    May 7, 2010

    Zoinks, I’ve seen those menacing eyes before. But I suspect it’s simply Old Man Withers. I wonder what he would have gotten away with…

  61. #61 4mattb
    May 7, 2010


  62. #62 Birger Johansson
    May 7, 2010

    P Z, since you have apparently gone headfirst into H.P. Lovecraft’s narrative universe, you will be happy to know that Charles Stross’ “The Fuller Memorandum” (the third novel in the “Neuromancer meets Cthulhu and Dilbert” series) will come out this July. Lots of demons, computers and explosions (or Life as usual at the University of Minnesota?).

  63. #63 scxin
    May 7, 2010




  64. #64 geneyfer
    May 8, 2010

    That is teh awesome.

    Just has one minor niggle, but then again I’m sure there’s a manicurist somewhere on campus.

  65. #65 puseaus
    May 9, 2010

    Is that Norwegian Lady bothering PZ?

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