Talk is done, more or less!


I spent the morning adding the last bits to my Skepticon talk — it’s ready 3 days ahead of time! It’s been so long since I’ve given a conference talk that I might have over-prepared. Anyway, I could give it right now if I had to, but of course I’ll think of other things to add. Just on my walk home from the coffeeshop I have a few cunning ideas to throw in.

I can’t get carried away, though. It’s a 50 minute talk and no more — Lauren will be waiting in the wings, looking for any excuse to leap out and shiv me on stage. They run a tight ship there.

So tomorrow we start driving, with frequent stops for spiders. We’re spending the night in lovely Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and finishing the trip to St Louis on Friday. All you cool people — we’ll see you there.

Comments

  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    St. Louis just had some flooding, with more rain on the way. Maybe double check on accommodations and road closures. And toss a couple life jackets in the trunk.

  2. says

    We’re spending the night in lovely Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Oh…man… Any chance I can buy you a meal? Maybe then I can be considered a cool person, despite not going to Skepticon? 😬

  3. birgerjohansson says

    The guy at the lower left is me, before I got fat.
    OT
    Talk is done …in the legal process against Alex Jones for subjecting the families hit by the Sandy Hook massacre to years of harassment by conspiracy theorists. He may be facing a 150 million dollar judgement day.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Goddammit.
    James Lovelock has died. He died literally on his 103rd birthday.
    Even if not everyone believe his Gaia hypothesis, there is no question he was a considerate person with a strong interest in preserving nature.

  5. says

    Lauren will not shiv you on stage for going over. That would actually delay things for cleanup.

    Garrottes are much neater.

  6. Joseph O says

    Civilized people shank one with a shiv. They don’t simply shiv. No more than King Arthur swords.

  7. birgerjohansson says

    Myself, I use poison. That way, you are elsewhere when people stop dead.
    .
    OT
    Did you say “talk”?
    “Trump delivered very disturbing eulogies at their mother’s funeral.”
    https://youtu.be/X5oU9uVAp-4
    Dysfunctional freaks. I almost feel sorry for them. Almost.

  8. birgerjohansson says

    Spell check altered “drop ” to “stop”.
    The AIs are out to get me.

  9. birgerjohansson says

    (the silence of PZ makes me worry the Evil Cat finally got to him. “Yes, step closer to the maggot pit”)

  10. billseymour says

    We got more rain today…up to 4.5 inches in some places; and there’s been a good deal of flooding.

    But the roads are pretty well drained as I write this; and it’s expected to be dry for you tomorrow.

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