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?

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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.