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Jan 20 2012

I’m off to defeat religion!

And by that, I mean I’m heading to the Secular Student Alliance‘s in-person board meeting. It’s kind of like the meeting of the Justice League. We both defend the world against evil-doers, right? Except that our strategizing involves poring over budgets and organizational goals, we require much more coffee, and our secret lair is in Columbus, Ohio.

Close enough.

I call Batman.

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  1. 1
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

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    pouring poring
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    Have fun, Jen!

  2. 2
    SeanK

    Who do you think would win a fight between The Justice League and the Secular Student Alliance? It’s a tough one to call.

  3. 3
    treefrog

    I smell a photoshopping on the way.

  4. 4
    Gryphon

    a man dressed like a bat?

  5. 5
    mandasauce

    I love Alex Ross! He is my all-time favorite comic book illustrator. Have a great trip, Jen!

  6. 6
    PZ Myers

    I get stuck playing Aquaman again, don’t I?

    Never mind me, I’ll be off in the corner chatting up some fish.

  7. 7
    Morpheus91

    Are octopuses technically fish? :D

  8. 8
    Erin Winslow

    PLEASE tell me that y’all will concoct a clever, even diabolical plan, to defeat this:

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/01/20/407580/kentucky-gov-cuts-education-funding-while-preserving-tax-breaks-for-biblically-themed-amusement-park/

    I will bake you (and your henchminions) cakes for the rest of y’alls lives!!! :-)

  9. 9
    John Shutt

    We aren’t shown the Justice League poring over budgets and organizational goals, because it’s just not exciting to watch. Little known fact, they require heroic amounts of coffee. And their secret lair is in Columbus, Ohio.

  10. 10
    Eric RoM

    Where better to locate it?

  11. 11
    Dan OlderMusicGeek

    Kinda a spiritual group to compare yourself to. Batman, if I remember right, is the only atheist in the bunch.

    http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/comic_book_religion.html

  12. 12
    Dan OlderMusicGeek

    I like how the comic book character, The Atheist, is listed as an agnostic!

  13. 13
    Joe Dickinson

    But do you all wear tights?

  14. 14
    schism

    Aquaman’s powers include commanding all marine life, which at the very least include octopi, squid, and Cthulhu. It possibly also includes anything descended from marine life, depending on how you look at it.

    Basically, Aquaman can sic a massive army of eldritch horrors on people more or less at will…exactly like Pharyngulation, actually.

  15. 15
    Morpheus91

    I’m now afraid a tidal wave of Cthulu porn shall generate from Pharyngula. O.O

  16. 16
    Sili

    Huh? I thought he was Catholic.

  17. 17
    Svlad Cjelli

    In old sources, before more specific language was needed I assume, “fish” and “sea life” et.c. were interchangeable.

    I for one grew up calling octopods inkfish.

  18. 18
    Svlad Cjelli

    Doesn’t Robin have to deal with most of that?

  19. 19
    Svlad Cjelli

    Lapsed episcopalian.

    Also, J. Jonah Jameson Hates Spider-Man.

    http://www.comicbookreligion.com/

  20. 20
    Jaws

    No, it’s Alfred‘s job.

  21. 21
    WCLPeter

    I was having a hard time seeing a female Batman. Batwoman and Batgirl, sure, but Batman proper? I wasn’t sure until I found this:

    http://io9.com/5876195/gender+bent-justice-league-gets-a-comic-book-look

    Now? Oh yeah, totally rockin’ the female Batman. Of course that begs another question, can you do the *voice*? Batman’s only real super power is his crazy smart intellect, you’re a scientist so you got that part covered, and that *voice*.

    So, do you got the voice? ;-)

    Pete…

    PS: Don’t care what the site says, I still get to be The Flash (running super fast is my “super power” wish [I'm afraid of heights])! :-D

  22. 22
    Jewell Dye

    I’m visiting read a small number of more of one’s posts.

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