Put a caption on this

People are putting pics from the Texas debate up on facebook.  Most of them show me and Matt either looking completely nonplussed or looking bored shitless (with some exceptions).  I’m also pretty sure that if I ever looked over and saw Matt Dillahunty giving me this look that I’d immediately apologize for my hubris and stop talking.

Here’s one that screams for a caption.  Go nuts.  :)

We had a bathroom break before the Q&A.  While Matt was in the bathroom there was a lull in the audience, so I summoned a youngster in the audience up to the stage and asked her to pick a foreign language.  She chose Italian.

Zachary Moore caught a bit of the subsequent serenade.  :P

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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.

  • Raul

    “Hey JT, lets get some of that Godless ass after the debate!”

  • http://atheisticeberg.blogspot.com/ C Tran

    Psych. I actually believe in god. And his name rhymes with “illahunty.”

  • Raul

    By the way, in the first picture I clicked Matt looks cool but JT looks like he on meds…or just stupid.

    • http://www.atheist-faq.com JT (Generic)


  • Daniel Gentry

    What are we going to do tonight, Brain?

  • godlesspanther

    At exactly ten past the hour, we both jump up, hop around on one foot, and yell “CLEAR THE TRACKS!! CLEAR THE TRACKS!!”

  • GAH leave me logged in!

    Go out of your way to make her feel special… She’ll pretty much have to.

  • Anonymous

    “Hey JT, what’s with the Pauly Shore look?”

  • Evan

    Matt – “Just so you know, you bottle is full of Micheal Jordan’s ‘Secret Stuff!’”


  • unbound

    Matt – “$50 says we get nothing but the same old arguments out of these idiots.”

  • DorkusMcForkus

    *noticing JT staring at his crotch*
    I know…impressive, isn’t it?

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      I lol’d at this. :)

  • http://www.atheist-experience.com Matt Dillahunty

    I have the advantage of knowing what I actually said, so I’ll assume I’m disqualified.

    What I didn’t say:

    “Do you think it’d be better for me to offer dry, formally structured arguments or actually try to make myself understood?”

    “I wonder what they’ll do if we both say exactly the same thing, word-for-word.”

    “If you’d have shaved your head, you could have sat on the inside like me and Sloan.”

    • Amyc

      Matt, I just want to say I thought it was cool that you kind of went with the “meta” argument, and addressed the fact that these debates have been happening for thousands of years which means…”somebody hasn’t met their burden of proof.”–possibly my favorite line from you during the debate.

  • ChrisH

    “Hey, did you hear they’re serving baby after this?”

  • Rory

    “No, dude, you have to slow roast them over charcoal. Never cook a baby on a gas grill.”

  • http://mbireality.blogspot.com/ Robert Sacerich

    “Who do you think you are, Muhammad?”

  • Rando

    “Screw the bandana look! Just shave it off and be a sexy beast like me.”

    How about a nod to TAE…”We’re springing for Threadgils after this, how do you like your baby?”

  • Beaux

    “It’s not gay unless balls touch.”

  • cag

    “I hope they hurry up, I have to walk my gods after this. Dogs, dogs.”

  • Jeff Sherry

    “Psst, you know those do-rags make you go bald at a younger age and these opponents are boring.”

  • bbgunn

    “I’ve had tougher debates with myself over what to have for dinner.”

  • http://polyskeptic.com Wes

    “Yo dawg. Hate to tell you, but Tumblr’s are the new blogs. Blogs are totally 2011.”

  • http://reasonableconversation.wordpress.com Kaoru Negisa

    “I don’t really have anything to say. I just think leaning over and whispering looks intimidating. Rawr.”

  • kieran

    “I think they really believe what they’re saying, let’s just smile and nod?”

  • stubby

    Matt: You put your hand up and say “You’re right! There must a be a god! Then at the last second pull back the high five and yell Psych! They fall for it every time!

    JT: Good one, Matt. Hey, up top! Psych!

    Matt: God damn it!

  • http://texasreason.net Zach Moore

    JT, FWIW, the youngster you selected was none other than Mason Crumpacker of the “Hitchens Reading List for Eight-Year-Old Girls.”


    She’s also gotten to play with Richard Dawkins’ personal iPad.


    I fully expect to hear that Daniel Dennett will agree to dress up like Santa Claus for her by years’ end.

  • Emanuel Goldstein

    That picture of you with the little girls is creepy.

  • http://themoonlitlife.tumblr.com misscasanova

    Some of those nonplussed images have some character to them, but the ones I just put up definitely have a journalistic eye & tell more of a story – or so I like to think :)


    As for the caption?

    “I just farted.”

  • http://faehnri.ch/ eric

    Can I nibble on your ear? Um, you know, to freak ‘em out and throw them off.