Blending in

I’ve been doing the tourist thing this morning, and I bought a hat. I thought it would make me look more like the natives.

Except that it’s warm and sunny, and Icelanders don’t look like madmen. Rats, foiled again.


  1. dianne says

    Looking at that picture, I feel a sudden and inexplicable urge to get off your lawn.

  2. Larry says

    You look like that Tuetel guy who builds choppers on the discovery channel TV show.

    Either that, or Snoopy with a beard.

  3. RFW says

    And just how many sides of long pig do you have hanging in your shed to age, Professor Meyers?

    P-zed, put that hat away. It makes you look like an insane, murderous mountain man. Seriously.

  4. MichaelE says

    Yeah…you kinda look like you should be standing on a street corner with a sign screaming at the top of your lungs that the space nazis, or something equally crazy, are coming…

  5. Louis says

    Why did the phrase “MAW! WE GOT OURSELVES A READER!” spring to mind?


  6. oskarkettler says

    Well speaking from experience I could be led to believe that you were a farmer from the Vestfjords.

  7. epicure says

    Don’t look, Fiona – it’s one of those strident, militant atheist chappies… I SAID don’t look…

  8. Randomfactor says

    I was somehow reminded of the Python character from the “I get email” series…

  9. Desert Son, OM says

    You know, without the glasses, he does kind of look like Captain Amazing …

    [/Mystery Men]

    Still learning,


  10. Aratina Cage says

    Hahaha! Great pose. It makes it look like you were very upset with the person taking your picture. This photo needs to come with a warning:

    Don’t disturb Teh Pharyngulord while he’s enjoying an animal carcass on his brow, or your hide might be the next one he tries on.

  11. Rip Steakface says


    Excuse me while I laugh my ass off, followed by busting a gut, slapping my knee and hurting my sides.

    …Man, descriptions of comedy are violent!

  12. Weed Monkey says

    Very nice!

    My sister brought me a quite similar looking rabbit fur hat from Iceland, except that the fur on those cheek flaps is on the inside. Mighty warm.

  13. says

    Dianne @1: Thread won with the first post!

    I was going to say that PZ needs a set of red long underwear to go with the hat.

  14. john3141592 says

    Yeti, right? I look at the photo and remember that somebody faked a yeti scalp using a musk ox pelt or something.

  15. robertoaguirre maturana says

    I think your face should be shopped on that “My god has a hammer” motivational…

  16. Desert Son, OM says

    And of course, it’s only now that I’m remembering another applicable quote in re: subject post and hat:

    Wash: “A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he’s not afraid of anything.”
    Firefly, “The Message,” 2002

    PZ, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

    Still learning,


  17. andusay says

    Not that you shouldn’t have before, but now more than ever, you need to stick an “eh” at the end of every other sentence.

  18. DLC says

    And your cousin Helgi got bit by a møøse.

    Or are you one of the lost cast members of “Fargo” ?

  19. The Amazing Rando says

    You better get the bastard that spilled all that Canada on you! Before long, you’ll come down with a bad case of “Hockey Hair.” And don’t forget to get vaccinated for the more dangerous disease “Grizzled Old Prospector.”

  20. mjmiller says

    PZED: “At least I’m wearing (the locally accepted attire)”
    Mona Lisa Vito: “Oh yeah, you blend.”

  21. Wowbagger, Vile Demagogue says

    Well, I now know who to call when I want to make my long-awaited biopic of Randy Quaid.

  22. bobbyearle says

    That is a slick hat, but I won’t be able to sleep until I know…

    How much were the Bachmann eyes??? (I might not sleep anyway)

  23. RFW says

    I see I misspelled “Myers” as “Meyers”.

    Profound and abject apologies to P-zed. My first name is spelled “funny” too and it sorta pisses me off when people don’t pay attention and get it wrong.

  24. Part-Time Insomniac, Zombie Porcupine Nox Arcana Fan says

    PZ put away the crazy eyes, I have a hard enough time getting to sleep already. Although if you showed up at a debate wearing that hat, you might scare the opposition a bit.

  25. evader says

    Wow, what a bad ass! Whoever wants to take you on now better check themselves before they wreck themselves

  26. Ava, Oporornis maledetta says

    Bob and Doug McKenzie approve, eh, and send you a Molson’s.

  27. oaksterdam says

    Is there any special place in the Louis Groop Secks Queue where the Wowbagger fanclub gathers? How ’bout right here? Can I noninate myself the West Oakland chapter assistant treasurer or something?

  28. AlanMac says

    The Shooting of Dan McGrew

    A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon;
    The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune;
    Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew,
    And watching his luck was his light-o’-love, the lady that’s known as Lou.

    -Robert Service

    Well, maybe not ‘Dangerous’, but those eyes show the madness of gold fever.

  29. birgerjohansson says

    Chigau, Apedant, you got it right!

    The Swedish stereotype* of a Finn is a bloke who lives in a log cabin, drinks gallons of vodka and always carries around a knife. Approx. Crocodile Dundee’s grumpy brother. If P Z had a half-eaten sausage in one hand and a knife in the other he would be perfect.

    *(no, we don’t mess with Finns very often, why do you ask?)

  30. trinebm says

    “I come from the land of the ice and snow”
    (I like the hat) … (Well .. the professor too of course, but that goes without saying)

  31. gunnar jakobbriem says

    Ahh, nice of you to call 12°C (54°F) warm. You have calibrated your thermoterminology to Icelandic standards. :-)

  32. says

    The Swedish stereotype* of a Finn is a bloke who lives in a log cabin, drinks gallons of vodka and always carries around a knife. Approx. Crocodile Dundee’s grumpy brother. If P Z had a half-eaten sausage in one hand and a knife in the other he would be perfect.

    birgerjohansson, you’re calling? :P (and the picture I posted at #49 is just a coinsidence)

  33. wackal00n says

    Hmmmmmm. Obviously PZed is channeling Donald Sutherland from Kelly’s Heroes