Aug 04 2013

It’s a Texas kind of day

Posting will be light today — this morning, I’m at the Houston Oasis, and then this afternoon I’ll be at Answers in Science. We’re hoping to snack on creationists all day long.


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    For all their idiocies, Texans do have a way with barbeque. Long, slow cooking of creationists over mesquite smoke gives the unusually stringy and tough meat a chance to gelatinize, making it moist, almost sweet. I know some believe South Carolina delivers a more flavorful creationist with their style but I just like the Texas style better. Be sure to wash it down with a local beer and a side of slaw and enjoy!

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    We’re hoping to snack on creationists all day long.

    You won’t go hungry in Texas!

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    Hey, if you had made it to Austin, I would have taken you out to show you our local flora. They predict it won’t much break 100* today.

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    It’s OK to be down there, just wear plenty of stupid screen, something with a high SPF (stupid protection factor). Hope you got your anti-Ricky shots before you left Minnesota.

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    I hope your creationists are fiery hot and delicious, PZ. Mine have been quite bland lately, requiring the application of quite a bit of added heat to make them palatable at all.

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    Doc Bill

    Welcome to Houston!

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    I always find it embarrassing when I snack on creationists and get a piece stuck in my teeth.

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    Man, I wish that we could be in Houston today!
    I hope that we can manage to get to whichever Texas city that you visit the next time.

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    Yeah, I also wish I could be there although I suppose I should be thankful for being in a slightly saner and cooler part of the world. Maybe y’all will be touched by the great appendage and attract some of the Hambots inside to take a look at geographic strata and phylogenetic trees? Or maybe the FSM will continue to act as if he didn’t actually exist.

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    Munch on a few BBQ’d creationists for me, PZ.

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    nd t thnk ws th n mckd n hr fr cnnblsm … :-)

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    Al Dente

    Larry @1

    While Texas creationist is better than Carolina creationist, nothing beats Kansas City creationist. Slow cooked over wood and served with a thick, spicy yet sweet sauce. Yum!

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    b. - Order of Lagomorpha

    No! No eating the creationists! You don’t know where they’ve been (shudders) and they’re loaded with cholesterol and salt. You also need to boil them in heavily salted water for two hours just to get them to shed the slime-coat. Eat something healthy–like pizza! Or Guinness! (Mmmmm….Guinness…..)

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    Thanks for coming to Houston! I thoroughly enjoyed your talk; meeting you in the elevator was an added bonus (I was the guy who introduced himself).

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    Paul S

    Snacking on creationists sounds like fun, but if you are what you eat, you may want to stick with eating babies for their intellectual value.

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    Dick the Damned

    What’s all this about eating Creationists? I thought we ate boiled babies here?

    Ohhhhhh, no. Please excuse me. That’s in the bible.

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    No, no, that’s boiled kids. In milk. Their mother’s milk. Not very practical.

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    The sad part of Texas BBQ is that one can never find pulled pork. The one time I inquired about getting a pullled pork sandwich the person behind the counter looked at me like a was a dung beetle. Anyway, PZ enjoy your creationists with a cold Shiner (any variety will do, but the Boch and Black Lager are really quite good).

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    No! No eating the creationists! You don’t know where they’ve been (shudders) and they’re loaded with cholesterol and salt.

    It’s better to use them as more of a palate cleanser after a few climate denialists or anti-vaxxers. They’re completely unhealthy, but creationists make such a great dessert.

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    sornord sornord

    talk about your junk food!

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