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May 02 2014

Mystery engagement tonight

I’m heading in to the Twin Cities tonight, to join a panel on approaches to science education for the public. I haven’t seen any advertising for it, I was told that there were some other panelists, but that their involvement was tentative. I was asked by the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists to do this, and trusting fool that I am, I agreed, so off I go.

It’s in Folwell Hall 112, at 7pm. I need you all to go and check it out: if the room is eerily empty, it was a trap, and I’ve been abducted. Contact the FBI, the NSA, NASA, and Interpol! Tell them my last contact was with Chelsea Du Fresne! Mount a rescue! Run around in circles and shout!

Otherwise, well, you’ll get to attend an interesting discussion about an important topic. Not quite as exciting as a cunningly planned kidnapping, but you know, sometimes life just cruises along pleasantly.

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  1. 1
    UnknownEric the Apostate

    Contact… Interpol

    And tell them they haven’t made a decent record in a decade.

  2. 2
    blf

    [I]f the room is eerily empty … I’ve been abducted.

    Or everyone heard you were coming and are now hiding behind the sofa, like when watching one of the better episodes of Doctor Who.

  3. 3
    raven

    I haven’t seen any advertising for it, I was told that there were some other panelists, but that their involvement was tentative. I was asked by the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists to do this, and trusting fool that I am, I agreed, so off I go.

    You could always call them. They must have phones and cell phones in Minnesota.

    I’ve heard that the campus christofascists frequently tear down or deface flyers for atheist meetings and lectures on college campuses.

    Maybe that off campus newspaper in Morris could do a story on that.

  4. 4
    Cynickal

    *runs in circles*
    *flails arms*

  5. 5
    Larry Kearney

    Mmmmm, I can smell the cloroform and other sciency things all ready!

  6. 6
    blf

    I can smell the cloroform and other sciency things all ready!

    That’s it! Mystery solved. If the room is empty, it’s not because poopyhead has been abducted, it’s because little Paul has finished the abductions and is returning with some fresh zebrafish food to one of his secret bases hidden under a volcano.

  7. 7
    Crimson Clupeidae

    Contact the FBI, the NSA, NASA, and Interpol!

    And S.H.I.E.L.D. HYDRA!

  8. 8
    playonwords

    @ #2 blf
    You can set your computer wall paper to change every few minutes and then have the sequence of Weeping Angel shots …

    Not my idea seen at deviant art

  9. 9
    blf

    You can set your computer wall paper to change every few minutes and then have the sequence of Weeping Angel shots …

    That is a seriously amusing idea. Congratulations to the deviant artiste who thought that one up!

  10. 10
    Lorax

    Not sure about CASH this year, but they have been mostly invisible. I tried to engage with them at their table in the student union awhile back and it was like trying to entice scared sea turtle babies from their eggs. I have seen no advertisement for this panel discussion. Sad

  11. 11
    Ray, rude-ass yankee (now in HD-3D!)

    When in danger,
    or in doubt,
    run in circles,
    scream and shout.

  12. 12
    PZ Myers

    I think CASH sunk a lot of their energy into skeptech.

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