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May 06 2013

Say it ain’t so, Genie!

Eugenie Scott is planning to retire from the NCSE. This is not possible. There is no one fit to replace her!

Although…perhaps I should apply for the job. I looked at the qualifications, and it was like looking in a mirror, man — especially that last bit about “the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse communities and allies”. It sounds just like me, right, gang? I should go for it.

Look here, we’re like clones of each other! If I can so perfectly emulate her lecturing gestures, there’s no reason to assume I won’t be as great at the rest.

pz_genie

<quick cut to directors of the NCSE, all looking horrified…then scrambling to find more inducements to Genie to keep her on>

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  1. 1
    PZ Myers

    I’m thinking I’ll just scribble a notice of intent to apply in crayon, and mail it to them with that picture. They’ll be begging me to step into her shoes!

  2. 2
    Randomfactor

    They oughtta do an online poll to replace her. Something tells me you’d be a shoe-in.

  3. 3
    Antiochus Epiphanes

    “the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse communities and allies”. It sounds just like me, right, gang?

    You could submit the timely glossy of you and Captain Comfort as evidence.
     

    Hmmm. Strangely timely, come to think of it.

  4. 4
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Be sure to print your application in Comic Sans.

  5. 5
    Marshall Sutton

    She will be missed. She gave the best PowerPoint Presentation I’ve ever seen.

  6. 6
    UnknownEric the Apostate

    Also, Dear Sir or Madam, or To Whom It May Concern, are considered passe openings to a cover letter these days. Use “‘Sup, shitheads” instead.

  7. 7
    CaptTu

    Maybe we can get a Texas dentist to step up to the plate…

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    A. R

    PZ as director of the NCSE… This sounds like a job requiring a large office with a squid tank for throwing creobots into.

  10. 10
    otocump

    Crayon, in your best approximation of Comic Sans. Nothing less will do.

  11. 11
    Argle Bargle

    Violet crayon on green paper. That’ll really catch their eyes.

  12. 12
    Mike

    Wow, I can’t imagine the NCSE having a bigger shakeup without the use of an earthquake.

  13. 13
    DLC

    Nah, they should hire Ray Comfort to run the NCSE. Opposites, you know. lose a great director like Eugenie Scott and gain a complete utter failbot twit . . .

  14. 14
    Sili

    They oughtta do an online poll to replace her. Something tells me you’d be a shoe-in.

    It’s been a while since we last had a poll, yes.

    –o–

    Will Genie be taking over <em<Pharyngula in return? I’d love to see her let out years worth of pent-up frustration and anger.

  15. 15
    David Marjanović

    I’d love to see her let out years worth of pent-up frustration and anger.

    Heh. Seconded.

  16. 16
    Great American Satan

    [Creepy comment deleted. Don't do that again. --pzm]

  17. 17
    PZ Myers

    I’ve spent some time in one-on-one conversations with Genie, and I hate to tell you this…but what you see is really what she is. There isn’t any “pent-up anger”, and she’s been doing what she wants to do, how she wants.

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    Great American Satan

    I tried to make that not creepy, but I can see now that I failed. It’s a fair cop.

    I second that assessment that she’s earnestly doing things her way – albeit without any personal knowledge. Her endorsement of things the PZ disagrees with – like the Clergy Letter Project – seemed sincere.

  19. 19
    sleepingwytch(inactive)

    I’m thinking I’ll just scribble a notice of intent to apply in crayon, and mail it to them with that picture. They’ll be begging me to step into her shoes!

    It’s ok, we understand: you’re really a Reptile from Sirius and she, along with Ophelia Benson are your other shapeshifting Trinitarian selves. The three are one, yet magically three! Long live the Cthulu PZ dastardly shapeshifting Reptilian Illuminati agenda!! Down with MRA “Freedom fry/AmericaFuckYeah” fighters!! May the Peezus Myers Borg Cult Cube all result in cute babies in diapers with a PZ head and beard sucking on pacifiers!!! You will be assimilated, resistence is futile!

    On a serious not though, Genie looks pretty impressive actually (quote from the link to her on NCSE):

    “NCSE’s executive director Eugenie C. Scott announced on May 6, 2013, that she was planning to retire by the end of the year, after more than twenty-six years at NCSE’s helm. “It’s a good time to retire, with our new climate change initiative off to a strong start and with the staff energized and excited by the new challenges ahead,” she commented. “The person who replaces me will find a strong staff, a strong set of programs, and a strong board of directors.”

    She’s busy saving the world I see. NO!!! Dastardly Reptile from Planet Sirius preventing MRA’s from exiting the matrix of Global Warming Propaganda spread by Rothschild Snakes!

    Ok ok, I’ve had enough fun for now, but yes PZ, she’s an inspiring woman by the look of it, nice to hear of her from you ^.^

  20. 20
    innkeeper

    Director? Fantastic!

    You could get your very own squid launcher, and nickname yourself “Vector”.

  21. 21
    Glendon Mellow

    I love this whole post, PZ.

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    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    I sincerely hope that Eugenie Scott will see fit to continue, and even increase, her speaking engagements.

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