Hi all -- I've posted a few notes here and there, but Paul makes a good point -- I should follow suit with an introduction.
I suppose the only significant point of note about me is that I'm the "Anonymous" reviewer on iTunes (my handle/ID is my real name, which I was reluctant to put out there).
Anyway, rather than give some bio, I thought I'd just review prior posters' intros, and comment on what they
have to say, assuming I have something in the ballpark near what they wrote.
<----- I work on this organism
What the heck is THAT? Looks cool!
My name is Richard
As is mine!
As some people have found out, I have a very low tolerance for BS. I have put up with for over 50 years and am tried of it. I am short and to the point, which I can understand upsets some people, oh well.
I'm kinda like this in real life as well. I find that skepticism and the search for truth, without fear of being "wrong," can have the same effect on some people as sunlight on a vampire.
See what happens when I use my real name!
Of course, it's better than the question I usually get which is: Are you related to Greg?
-John (the other one)
This actually really cracked me up. That's just gotta
drive you nuts! :lol: Alas, as a lifelong Yankees fan, let me say -- Are you related to Greg? :twisted:
My name is Mark but my friends have been calling me Xenu recently.
This is already a facinating exercise. I also made great headway with my friends by first disclosing Scientologists' belief in Xenu, learned from this podcast, which was well in advance of the South Park episode that also brilliantly shed light on such wackiness. The Xenu thing really opened their eyes!
I found this place via the skepchick blog, which had me at the line "...then you deserve to sit in a tub of pee."
I loved the line from Perry about Rebecca's horrific vegetarianism. :lol:
I live in the Pacific NW of the US
My g/f's family is from Oregon -- that's simply a beautiful area. Amazing weather!
Pretty cool job, too, btw!
(The sound quality may be more of a problem for me as I'm not a native English speaker)
Well, your English grammar is fantastic!
Well, to make it really short, I'm a 22 years old Brazillian who has a long standing interest in skepticism; albeit not going as far as pursuing a career in science... though sometimes I wish I did/I could. Nevertheless, I'm fascinated by the subject; I have taken a skeptical stance in life well before even knowing what the word meant, and I'm convinced it has saved me from falling into a myriad of traps over time.
Besides, I also derive a great lot of entertainment from reading and listening about these subjects, especially on the matter of public exploitation and quackery, and how to fight these notions. In that light, the Skeptic's Guide quickly became one of my favorite podcasts, so, congrats for the good work everyone. =)
LOL! :lol: This basically describes my interest and experience in Skepticism, nearly perfectly (but for the 22 year old and Brazillian parts).
Yes, I'm one of those dress up geeks you speak of (c:
Woot! Dress up geeks 4tw!
My other interests include science (especially astronomy), books (especially SF), linguistics and RPGs (of the pen 'n' paper variety).
Sigh -- I discover a fellow fan of PnP RPG's and he's on the other side of the world! :shock:
By the way, your sig line about NASA just cracks me up! :lol:
I also use far too many parentheses. :shock:
Ya know, I actually hear that about me, too (but surprisingly, I have not used them in this thread).
Wood floats, so do witches, wood burns, so do witches, so witches are made of wood.
My G/F got us 3rd row seats for "Spamalot" at the National Theater! Woot!
Anyway, that's enough from me -- be well all!