I'm still the meanest

I gave a talk to Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists at the University of Minnesota last night.  I talked about atheism, but worry not!  As fellow FtBer Brianne Bilyeu painstakingly recorded, I remain the meanest atheist of them all.  It was also good to get to see some of my FtB cohorts again like PZ (I shook his hand looking for a place to slip the knife when I lead the charge into Fort Pharyngula in the future) and Brianne (who I knew from before she joined FtB).  I also got to meet Stephanie Zvan for the first time.  She was very sweet.

I love speaking to this group.  They are just all kinds of fun.  I got to say hello to old friends like Amanda, Krisko, Brendan, and Chelsea, and make some new friends like Patrick, Chloe, and Josh.  The Q&A is always great up here as well.

Last year when I spoke at U of M they insisted on giving me an honorarium even though I was attempting to steadfastly refuse.  This year they asked me what I wanted for an honorarium and I told them hugs, so they got me an “honorbearium”.

The TSA is going to love me today.  I’m still the meanest.

He needs a name though.  So far I’ve come up with “Badass the Bear” and “Corruption Bear.”  I feel like you guys could do better.  Help me out?

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.

  • Ubi Dubium

    Debauchery Bear!

  • 98

    Name it ‘Bamf’. ’tis an acronym the first two words of which are ‘bad ass’. The last two I am sure you can guess. Samuel L. Jackson can give you a clue if not.

  • http://ms-daisy-cutter.dreamwidth.org/ Ms. Daisy Cutter, Gynofascist in a Spiffy Hugo Boss Uniform

    It looks more like Purity Bear.

    • eric

      So name it Impurity Bear. :) Or maybe Apurity bear.

  • Rory

    I was thinking ‘Impurity Bear,’ but why legitimize a retrograde, artificial definition of sexual purity? So I second ‘Debauchery Bear.’

  • Tsu Dho Nimh

    Blasphemy Bear?

  • mck9

    Furity Bear

  • jamessweet

    False Witness.

    • jolo5309

      Awesome name!

    • niek


      Thou shalt not …

  • Michaelyn

    Ugh. You’re the worst teddy bear namer ever.
    Why not Rupert? or Fredrick?

    • Chandra

      I have to agree with Michaelyn here. Rupert kind of rocks! You can always call it ****, the Debauchery Bear, but it needs an actual name to go with its title.

  • ashleyjones

    Evil Minion!

  • tms

    How ’bout just “A”bear?

  • Icy Cantu

    Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
    Rather than a fool in his folly.

  • cag

    Name it God, then for the first time in history there will be a real god.

  • http://mrtact.com/blog Tim Keating

    Uh, hello. “Evil Little Bear.” Duh.

  • Anonymous

    Puddin’. The bear’s name must be Puddin’.

  • dcortesi

    Following the lead of “False Witness” but more inspiring, how about simply Up?

    Whatever, I want to see a picture of him(?) wearing a XXL “Evil Little Thing” tee-shirt.

  • neatospiderplant

    Richard Bearrier

  • http://sjdorst.wordpress.com Steve

    Evil Big Thing

  • blondeintokyo

    How about “hentai bear”? (へんたいベア)It seems popular these days to use katakana Japanese for everything! And “hentai” bear just sounds cuter than “pervert bear”.

  • Foolish-Rain

    Bearstopher Hitchens. “Bitch” for short. Wait, that’s gone horribly wrong…