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?

  • 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…