May 29 2012

Blending in

I’ve been doing the tourist thing this morning, and I bought a hat. I thought it would make me look more like the natives.

Except that it’s warm and sunny, and Icelanders don’t look like madmen. Rats, foiled again.


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  1. 1

    Looking at that picture, I feel a sudden and inexplicable urge to get off your lawn.

  2. 2
    New England Bob


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  4. 4
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    It does look appropriate for your winters though.

  5. 5
    chigau (違う)

    Looks more like satw Finland.

  6. 6
    Irène Delse, on dry land among seabirds

    @ chigau: Or SatW’s Russia. *shudder*

  7. 7

    You look like that Tuetel guy who builds choppers on the discovery channel TV show.

    Either that, or Snoopy with a beard.

  8. 8

    And just how many sides of long pig do you have hanging in your shed to age, Professor Meyers?

    P-zed, put that hat away. It makes you look like an insane, murderous mountain man. Seriously.

  9. 9

    Yeah…you kinda look like you should be standing on a street corner with a sign screaming at the top of your lungs that the space nazis, or something equally crazy, are coming…

  10. 10

    Why did the phrase “MAW! WE GOT OURSELVES A READER!” spring to mind?


  11. 11
    Glen Davidson

    and Icelanders don’t look like madmen

    Well, there’s Bjork. Madwoman, whatever.

    Glen Davidson

  12. 12

    Well speaking from experience I could be led to believe that you were a farmer from the Vestfjords.

  13. 13

    That is one damn fine hat.

  14. 14
    PZ Myers

    I don’t look a thing like Bjork in that picture.

  15. 15

    Don’t look, Fiona – it’s one of those strident, militant atheist chappies… I SAID don’t look…

  16. 16
    YOB - Ye Olde Blacksmith

    You look like you are auditioning for a role in Rare Exports 2.

    you should totally wear that when rebutting creationists.

  17. 17

    PZ, you look like a northern Minnesotan, not an Icelander.

  18. 18

    I was somehow reminded of the Python character from the “I get email” series…

  19. 19
    Desert Son, OM

    You know, without the glasses, he does kind of look like Captain Amazing …

    [/Mystery Men]

    Still learning,


  20. 20

    Looking good PZ!

  21. 21
    Lynna, OM

    Poopyhead, no one is going to take you seriously now.

  22. 22
    PZ Myers

    Now? Like ever.

  23. 23

    I didn’t know you were in Canada…

  24. 24
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    Am I the only one thinking wood-chipper here?

  25. 25
    Aratina Cage

    Hahaha! Great pose. It makes it look like you were very upset with the person taking your picture. This photo needs to come with a warning:

    Don’t disturb Teh Pharyngulord while he’s enjoying an animal carcass on his brow, or your hide might be the next one he tries on.

  26. 26
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    Oh PZ, that’s a fantastic picture. You should use that instead of your River Thames picture XD

  27. 27

    You look more Finnish to me

  28. 28

    “Who called me a teddy bear?”

  29. 29
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    Wood Chipper

  30. 30
    Rip Steakface


    Excuse me while I laugh my ass off, followed by busting a gut, slapping my knee and hurting my sides.

    …Man, descriptions of comedy are violent!

  31. 31
    Weedless Monkey

    Very nice!

    My sister brought me a quite similar looking rabbit fur hat from Iceland, except that the fur on those cheek flaps is on the inside. Mighty warm.

  32. 32

    You were born for the internet! Proof of god.

  33. 33

    Dianne @1: Thread won with the first post!

    I was going to say that PZ needs a set of red long underwear to go with the hat.

  34. 34

    Yeti, right? I look at the photo and remember that somebody faked a yeti scalp using a musk ox pelt or something.

  35. 35
    Roberto Aguirre Maturana

    I think your face should be shopped on that “My god has a hammer” motivational…

  36. 36

    Badass. I freaking love it. And I agree with robertoaguirre maturana: that shot of you would make a fine Thor-head.

  37. 37
    Desert Son, OM

    And of course, it’s only now that I’m remembering another applicable quote in re: subject post and hat:

    Wash: “A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he’s not afraid of anything.”
    -Firefly, “The Message,” 2002

    PZ, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

    Still learning,


  38. 38

    Not that you shouldn’t have before, but now more than ever, you need to stick an “eh” at the end of every other sentence.

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    And your cousin Helgi got bit by a møøse.

    Or are you one of the lost cast members of “Fargo” ?

  41. 41
    'Tis Himself

    That hat reminds me of Jayne from Firefly.

  42. 42

    I think you’ve outdone Mark Gisleson.

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    Aw, jeez.

  45. 45

    You better get the bastard that spilled all that Canada on you! Before long, you’ll come down with a bad case of “Hockey Hair.” And don’t forget to get vaccinated for the more dangerous disease “Grizzled Old Prospector.”

  46. 46

    Anytime a creationist asks you to a debate, ever, you send them this picture. They will back away slowly and quietly.

  47. 47

    Why did you give the hat to Alan Moore?

  48. 48

    That is one damn fine hat.


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    Weedless Monkey

    I’ll just drop this here without explanation or excuse.

  50. 50

    PZED: “At least I’m wearing (the locally accepted attire)”
    Mona Lisa Vito: “Oh yeah, you blend.”

  51. 51
    Cosmic Snark

    Sorry PZ, but I couldn’t resist.

  52. 52
    Wowbagger, Designated Snarker

    Well, I now know who to call when I want to make my long-awaited biopic of Randy Quaid.

  53. 53

    That is a slick hat, but I won’t be able to sleep until I know…

    How much were the Bachmann eyes??? (I might not sleep anyway)

  54. 54

    I see I misspelled “Myers” as “Meyers”.

    Profound and abject apologies to P-zed. My first name is spelled “funny” too and it sorta pisses me off when people don’t pay attention and get it wrong.

  55. 55

    Nice hat, PZ. Nice t-shirt, too!

  56. 56
    Part-Time Insomniac

    PZ put away the crazy eyes, I have a hard enough time getting to sleep already. Although if you showed up at a debate wearing that hat, you might scare the opposition a bit.

  57. 57
    Evader, the parasite-infested branch on the evolutionary tree

    Wow, what a bad ass! Whoever wants to take you on now better check themselves before they wreck themselves

  58. 58
    Ava, Oporornis maledetta

    Bob and Doug McKenzie approve, eh, and send you a Molson’s.

  59. 59

    Is there any special place in the Louis Groop Secks Queue where the Wowbagger fanclub gathers? How ’bout right here? Can I noninate myself the West Oakland chapter assistant treasurer or something?

  60. 60
    Usernames are smart

    Ed, zat you?!

    “Dig you later, baby”


  61. 61

    The Shooting of Dan McGrew

    A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon;
    The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune;
    Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew,
    And watching his luck was his light-o’-love, the lady that’s known as Lou.

    -Robert Service

    Well, maybe not ‘Dangerous’, but those eyes show the madness of gold fever.

  62. 62
    John Morales

    The Gumby look suits PZ; he does it well.

    (Yes, SATW reader here)

  63. 63

    You look rather red. Is your pressure OK?

  64. 64

    Chigau, Apedant, you got it right!

    The Swedish stereotype* of a Finn is a bloke who lives in a log cabin, drinks gallons of vodka and always carries around a knife. Approx. Crocodile Dundee’s grumpy brother. If P Z had a half-eaten sausage in one hand and a knife in the other he would be perfect.

    *(no, we don’t mess with Finns very often, why do you ask?)

  65. 65

    “I come from the land of the ice and snow”
    (I like the hat) … (Well .. the professor too of course, but that goes without saying)

  66. 66

    I think this should replace your current profile picture.

  67. 67
    gunnar jakobbriem

    Ahh, nice of you to call 12°C (54°F) warm. You have calibrated your thermoterminology to Icelandic standards. :-)

  68. 68
    Weedless Monkey

    The Swedish stereotype* of a Finn is a bloke who lives in a log cabin, drinks gallons of vodka and always carries around a knife. Approx. Crocodile Dundee’s grumpy brother. If P Z had a half-eaten sausage in one hand and a knife in the other he would be perfect.

    birgerjohansson, you’re calling? :P (and the picture I posted at #49 is just a coinsidence)

  69. 69

    You’ll fit right in next time you visit Winnipeg.

  70. 70

    Weedmonkey, spot on!

  71. 71

    Hmmmmmm. Obviously PZed is channeling Donald Sutherland from Kelly’s Heroes

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