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?