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May 20 2013

That’s a fine looking Horde we’ve got there

A small fraction of the Horde gathered at Women in Secularism 2, and they dismounted long enough to stand for a portrait.

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Mount up again, we’ve got a world to conquer!

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  1. 1
    mythbri

    Strange. They look like regular people.

    Obviously monsters in disguise.

  2. 2
    chigau (違う)

    That’s actually all one, multi-headed, multi-limbed … entity.

  3. 3
    rowanvt

    It’s clearly a single tentacle; see the way it curls sinuously up the stairs?

  4. 4
    Lynna, OM

    The Poopyhead’s Posse looks fine.

  5. 5
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    We are legion. We will not be stopped.

    ;D

  6. 6
    brucecoppola

    The guy at upper left could be your long-haired brother.

  7. 7
    rq

    I can definitely see them all thinking one and the same thing.
    It’s so obvious from the uniform dress code and identical facial features.

  8. 8
    chigau (違う)

    The guy at upper left could be your long-haired brother.

    Wait.
    Now that you mention it, they all kinda look like PZ…
    aaarrrgh
    *runs away*

  9. 9
    Sili

    I fear I should recognise more people than I do.

    Hi all! Hope to see you soon(ish).

  10. 10
    Miri, Professional Fun-Ruiner

    Aw, man, PZ didn’t post the one where I was giving him bunny ears. BOO.

  11. 11
    smhll

    Terrific! I am happy to believe that you all are more than clever text on my glowing screen.

  12. 12
    Archaeopteryx lithographica

    That picture makes me smile, and I don’t even know any of those folks. Rational people are naturally beautiful.

  13. 13
    Jadehawk

    don’t be silly PZ. that picture is impossible, since you can’t make connections with people and build communities online. clearly it’s staged.

  14. 14
    chigau (違う)

    Oh, I get it now.
    Shopped!

  15. 15
    irisvanderpluym

    @smhll:

    I am happy to believe that you all are more than clever text on my glowing screen.

    Wait, have we just disproven solipsism?

    @Jadehawk:

    you can’t make connections with people and build communities online.

    Of course not. I mean, just take a look at Justin V’s pathetic twitter feed: when not spamming the #wiscfi hashtag, the poor man was apparently stuck with Shirley Phelps-Roper’s new BFF Karla Porter, tweeting pictures of his food. Case closed!

  16. 16
    Marcus Ranum

    When did they start putting staircases in echo chambers?

  17. 17
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    The most amazing thing about this pic:

    That’s not the entirety of the crowd that was there. I can recall about four to five others who weren’t able to be in the pic, either they had to leave early and catch a plane, or they were camera shy, or they had to stay out of the picture for other reasons.

    So yea. There were about 30ish horde there at that lunch.

    Clearly (as Jadehawk says) not a real group of people, since you can’t make friends or build communities online.

  18. 18
    bargearse

    This explains PZ’s fascination with tentacles, he needs them to operate all those sockpuppets. They’re obviously sockpuppets right?

  19. 19
    mikeyb

    That’s great. Hopefully the horde will grow by leaps and bounds. After all Jesus supposedly started with twelve and look where that went.

    Pretty depressing watching thinks like Moving Naturalism Forward on youtube only generates a few thousand hits. How many people actually give a damn about this stuff.

    Hopefully there is giant silent majority out there that we are unaware of. Perhaps in Europe.

  20. 20
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    is this the Louisqueue or the Brownian/Anthony K. queue about which I have heard so much about?

  21. 21
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Mount up again, we’ve got a world to conquer!

    Dang PZ, I didn’t even get a chance to finish my coffee at work, or even eat my sammich for lunch, and the cleaners lost my tutu….

  22. 22
    carlie

    I recognize some of those people, which makes me happy!
    I don’t recognize others, which makes me sad.

    What I wouldn’t give for a worldwide simultaneous PharynguCon…

  23. 23
    Brad Emery

    HOLYCOW I’M IN THE HORDE.

    Now, if I can just get this commenting system to use ‘Brad’ instead of ‘James’, people might even know who I am :P

  24. 24
    Brad Emery

    Nevermind, think I fixed it. :D

  25. 25
    dofang

    I’m one of the ones nobody recognizes. Sniff.

  26. 26
    Eamon Knight

    I’m trying to decide if I should take #1 and #6 as compliments or insults…..

  27. 27
    Stacy

    Aw, man, PZ didn’t post the one where I was giving him bunny ears.

    Or the one where I gave him devil’s horns. Boo-urns!

  28. 28
    Lofty

    That is one seriously tough looking bunch of hordelings there! Tough but gentle, too.

  29. 29
    Mahoe

    I can see at least a couple of men there who don’t have full beards…tsk tsk when will they learn?

  30. 30
    rorschach

    I recognize some of those people, which makes me happy!
    I don’t recognize others, which makes me sad.

    I recognized 6. Just. But that only means the others have to comment more…

  31. 31
    David Marjanović

    I recognize some of those people, which makes me happy!
    I don’t recognize others, which makes me sad.

    What I wouldn’t give for a worldwide simultaneous PharynguCon…

    Seconded. *sniff*

    I recognized 6.

    I recognize 6 to 8 (the photo isn’t that good) from meatspace and 3 more from online photos.

  32. 32
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    I can see at least a couple of men there who don’t have full beards…tsk tsk when will they learn?

    *sniff* I can’t grow one. My mom’s side of the family can’t manage more than a little fuzz. It’s actually sad, because I really want to grow a beard… my genes won’t let me… :(

    Damn genes…

    *grumble grumble*

  33. 33
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Hey, so,… THAT’S what we look like!

    /hivemind ™

  34. 34
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    @Mahoe:

    I’m not a man. (My face is hovering over the girl in the red sweatshirt.)

  35. 35
    UnknownEric the Apostate

    I so wish I could have been there. So close, yet so far.

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