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Martin Pribble: CRUSHED.

It was all about defeating that Australian upstart, and I have succeeded. Martin Pribble, my “competition” in the Readers' Choice for Favorite Agnostic / Atheist Blog of 2012, has been totally defeated, routed, smashed, squished, annihilated, beaten.

Furthermore, the grudge match continues. He has been challenged to a Hug-Off at the GAC in Melbourne. He shall be pulped in person. I shall emerge as the most cuddly huggable lovable atheist in the world by standing on the bleeding, broken corpses of my opponents.

That’s how a Hug-Off works, right? And this isn’t going to happen?

Comments

  1. FilthyHuman says

    I don’t know, some people might get a boner hugging you,
    or double stiffies, depending on genders.

  2. Sili says

    You don’t like boners?

    Ooops …

    :frantically checks FedEx tracking and tries to cancel delivery:

  3. Gregory Greenwood says

    Furthermore, the grudge match continues. He has been challenged to a Hug-Off at the GAC in Melbourne. He shall be pulped in person. I shall emerge as the most cuddly huggable lovable atheist in the world by standing on the bleeding, broken corpses of my opponents.

    Why PZ, you may even be as huggable and cuddly as this guy

    Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

  4. arctic says

    “There are few things more soothing to a distraught atheist than a hug from the amiable and bearded Dennett.” – Jerry Coyne

    The bar has been raised.

  5. Lars says

    Last time I tried being explicit about that kind of caveat huggor, it turned out pretty awkward. Still great fun. That’s nature for u, I guess.

  6. marella says

    I can’t possibly agree on the cuddliest atheist if Dan Dennet isn’t in the contest!

  7. MG Myers says

    I’m really looking forward to meeting Martin Pribble and others at GAC. The overlap in the readership of Pharyngula and Martin Pribble’s blog should make it especially fun!

  8. says

    You’ve won this round Myers! *maniacal laugh*
    *maniacal laugh*

    But seriously it will be fun to meet you again. Maybe we could wrangle Dan Dennett for the hug-off too?

  9. SallyStrange: bottom-feeding, work-shy peasant says

    I saw a great sign at the Reason Rally, it said

    FREE HUGS

    OR HANDSHAKES

    OR SIGNIFICANT EYE CONTACT