When Christina poops…

When Christina poops it’s an all-day affair.

^^ because she has a doctoral degree and I have a blog a decent number of people read, and we take both responsibilities pretty seriously.

But sometimes we dare each other to do really immature things and ultimately, if we don’t take the time to be five year-olds every now and again, this shit would make life boring real fast.  Nietzsche had it right: if we spend a lot of our time fighting monsters, we should take care that doesn’t eat up the parts of us that make life worth living.

I’m a guy who is passionate about creating a better world.  You guys are the same.  Let’s not pretend that abstinence from our sophomoric side is the measure of our effectiveness.  Indeed, it’s what keeps us invigorated for the fight.  It’s what keeps us smiling as we fight it.

I want to be sharp, I want to be passionate, and I want to be responsible.  Imagining, putting on costumes, and being immature with friends will never hinder those.  It’s a pity people pretend as though they do.

I have the edge, though.  Christina doesn’t get to abuse her doctoral degree.  I get to abuse my blog whenever I damn well please.  :)

Tee hee hee.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://onth3outsidecorner.wordpress.com/ otocump

    Hey, us slow…no, METHODICAL…poopers gotta stick together! Its an art form of maximum flow for minimum effort. One might even refer to it as a science.

    But on a less creepy/awesome note, I completly agree with the idea that we all need to unleash our inner five-year-old, and not just when we’re alone but with the people we spend our lives with. They need to know just how crazy we really are, and how not crazy they are for also thinking these things.

    At work (a call centre, tech support, pity me) we have a chat program that connects a bunch of us all across my Great White North country. I one day discovered I could create my own channel without any boss’ permission, so I named it TEAM AWEZOME. It started out with a few friends just chatting here and there, but over the last year it grew into a place where 40+ people from different time zones will gather, destress, vent, and be absolutely SILLY (but still keeping it ‘safe for work’) between the sometimes stressful life of telling grandma how to turn her TV on for the sixth time. I dont know what I would do if I had to work another job without that immediate release valve handy.

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM

    I did not know that getting a doctorate also endowed one with constipation. I am so glad I stopped at the MA level.

  • http://yetanotheratheist.com TerranRich

    My meager Associate’s Degree in Multimedia & Web Design means I poop with EASE, son!

  • Sophia Dodds

    Since the only qualification I hold is cooking-related, I pride myself in dealing not with the duration of pooping, but with the quality of the matter being ingested, digested and eventually… pooped. :P

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

    Nietzsche had it right: if we spend a lot of our time fighting monsters, we should take care that doesn’t eat up the parts of us that make life worth living.

    That’s not an accurate paraphrase of that aphorism at all.

    • aspidoscelis

      For those of us not familiar with Nietzsche (I’ve read him, but it’s been a decade), could you clarify?

      • aspidoscelis

        Or I could just be lucky & have the original be easily googlable:

        “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/lezkimo suzysalaksartok

    Well you got to take the time to catalog according to the Bristol Stool chart, compare to what you ate between the last time, compare to past results and attempt to get the desired number the next time. Also it can be hard to think of the right names for each stool. And of course you have to set up and take down the ‘Hook Line Stinker’ game, and the several showers afterwards you need to wash the sin off. And don’t get me started on burning any reading material that had a face on it, that shit takes time.

  • http://www.freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd Christina

    Pelvic floor dysfunction FTW~!

  • Jaime

    I love it when atheists start refering to Nietzshe!