Bill Donohue is an evil little man » « That’s a rather severe penalty for woo What a great conference! I’ve just learned that I’m scheduled to speak at a very big conference next year. It’s going to be very exciting. They’re even using my choice of a theme song. (But why did she have to mention it just before I hit the road for Rochester, NY?) Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Bill Donohue is an evil little man » « That’s a rather severe penalty for woo
Best lecture ever!
Mark F says
Well, they have a schedule and it looks great, but do they have a location?
Why must this be an April Fool’s prank, rather than a real thing!?
Hank Fox says
How wonderful to live in a time in which the playful and educational Narwhal Song exists.
Aaaauuuuuugh! Not the Narwhal Song again! My ears, my poor ears!
You’re an evil man, PZ.
Did you miss the bit about the knitting needles?
Mark F says
Memo to self: stop commenting so early in the morning, let brain fully wake up first.
That said, I would go if it were real. How about a nice central location like Minneapolis :)
SC OM says
Fantastic. Thank you, Greta Christina. I needed that today.
I wonder who is hosting the prayer breakfast?
Josh, Official SpokesGay says
Best thing to wake up to evah. Yes, it did take me a few seconds to cotton on. . it was seeing “Ophelia Benson” in the same sentence with “atheist ladies.” I am embarrassed to say my literal LOL involved both coffee and snot.
The knitting needles were the best part. Fortunately, soon we will have the biotechnology to replace my eyes.
What I want to know is that, even though I knew what the “theme song” was going to be (before visiting the site), why did I click it!!?!??1?
blf, you are not alone…
Free Lunch says
Sadly, you miss by almost half a world. Greta Christina updated with the locale information: Darwin, Australia.
Chris Hegarty says
I wish this conference would really happen. I was suspicious from the beginning, though, as there were no cephalopods mentioned.
Even the name is awesome. Very Big Atheist Conference? Gets the job done; tells everyone exactly what this event is about. It has the same silly quality as the Very Large Array (it’s not just Large, everyone: it’s VERY LARGE).
Where’s the April Fool’s prank/joke?
That was hilarious.
NARWAHL NARWAHL SWIMMING IN THE …
Damn you Greta Christina!
Free Lunch says
Sadly, JCMartz, the whole announcement is the joke (including a number of inside jokes about the participants).
A non-joke bit of good news is that Simon Singh won a great libel victory today.
Marie the Bookwyrm says
This looks to be even better than the GAC. :)
Kel, OM says
Who else when they read this had Dan Dennett in their head? Damn it, I’ve been listening to too many of his lectures.
“I wonder who is hosting the prayer breakfast?”
She will lead us in metaphorical prayer to a symbolic figure that represents something-or-other. Then we shall eat metaphorical waffles. (I find they’re like Chinese food, and I get apophatically hungry half an hour later.)
Greta Christina says
Screechy, will you please not say things like that when I’ve just taken a mouthful of coffee? Sheesh. How hard can it be?
A Very Large mouthful of coffee?
'Tis Himself, OM says
The Narwals Song is the Official Atheist Theme Song™. It was either that or Samba Briza by the band Atheist.
Alan B says
An alternative Theme Song:
or, depending on the time of year:
or, as a grand finale: