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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.

Friday, September 08, 2006

New Friend!(s???)

UPDATED: I like fun and I'm easily amused. I'm also easily fooled.

Damn! I wish I would have gotten into the whole evolution vs. IDiocy blogging earlier! I still don't know the whole story, but this is friggin' hilarious! And I thought that the Dover Trial would have made a good musical... See the comments on this post by "JanieBelle" for details.

Hello, Lou.
I've gotten blog-hugs and kisses from JanieBelle and Corporal Kate, of UDreamofJanie, the most yare* site to bravely sail the I.D.-U.D.-We-All-Scream-for-Dembski net-waters (and right through the dangerous JAD/Charybdis and Denyse O'Leary/Scylla cleft...)

They called me "hot!" [~Blush!~ Shrug. Shy squeak!]

But none of you have ever seen me in the morning. (Well, my boyfriend has, and he seems to like me.) All right, fellow Lit-nerds, do we also remember the myth about Medusa?

*A good sailing design, quick and capable.


Blogger PiGuy said...

Congrats on the call out. And, I gotta say, you are pretty cute!

PS: I'll add you to my Blog roll as soon as I figure it out!!

September 08, 2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Thanks, Kristine. I really did work very hard on that blog.

Alas, you've happened by at the denoument of a really interesting ride.

I stand by every single thing we said about you, but This Post is a must-read before you say too many nice things about us.

September 08, 2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

~Giggle!~ Great pic, PiGuy!

You know, everybody, that's like the best photo of me that I have and the only one that I like. Someone e-mailed me and said that I should put more photos of me on my blog, and I never answered; I didn't know what to say.

But if enough people beg, then I will, morning Medusa hair or no! So be warned!

September 08, 2006 4:14 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Alas, you've happened by at the denoument of a really interesting ride.

Um... Okay, I'm a simple gal. I originally came by your website by mistake at the point at which you complained about being banned, so I need time to read up on what actually went down. Unless somebody wiser and cleverer wants to take me by the hand and explain it to me! I'm naive.

But I'm still impressed! Great blog.

September 08, 2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...


I'm certainly glad you did come by, or I might never have found your blog.

If you'd like to swipe some of my code for the blog, or even the whole template, please feel absolutely free, though I'd appreciate a mention in the notes or something.

As for the JanieBelle and Kate saga, it would take me a month to go through the whole thing, but the long and the short of it is found in my latest post at our blog.

The short short short version is that JanieBelle and Kate are fictional, and that they were created to fulfill a challenge of getting banned from Uncommonly Dense. I was the cause of DaveScot's leaving UD, and the cause of his return. Today, I "came out" and let the world in on the joke, which was rather successful, if I do say so myself.

Though I'll keep the fictional girls around, they'll be PUBLICLY fictional henceforth.

Again, I'm glad you came by, I'm really enjoying your blog.

Lou FCD, AKA JanieBelle and Kate

September 08, 2006 4:42 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Ok, that may have sounded way too pompous. It really is a very long story.

September 08, 2006 4:46 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Not pompous at all, Lou. I have some studying to do tonight, so I can't be surfing too much, but I got the jist.

Too bad I walked in at the point that DaveTard left UD instead of sooner. (I thought he had been kicked out, but I was also on vacation, so not much time for careful reading.)

I call Land Snark. Great to meet you!

September 08, 2006 5:26 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

And you, Kristine. I really do wish you'd been able to see it from the beginning, though.

As for DaveTard leaving/being booted from UD, it was a behind-closed-doors thing. I'll take his word for this one, given the circumstances. His take was that Dembski said "No more bold face and JanieBelle's gone" to which he replied "The Canadian Cross-Dresser sucks, seeya."

Anyway, if you do get some time to just throw away, the blog really did have some shining moments.

Maybe I'll pull together a highlights reel kinda thing and post it.

September 08, 2006 6:03 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Where to begin...

I only found UDoJ by following the link to your (Krisitne's - yeah, while I don't quite look like the Pi Guy pic but I do have a T-shirt with a pi on it) shout out a day or two ago and was pretty impressed the more I read. "Wow! They think Dave Scot's an idiot, too!" Plus, I am a guy, after all and can ceratinly see how one could get sucked in there. I don't care who you are. That was GREAT! (I don't tend to go all caps so hopefully you get my enthusiasm.)

I've been reading UD rather regularly ever since I stumbled upon it via Red State Rabble sometime last winter, just to see what sort of crazy crap a bunch of ultra-conservative no-nothings could come up with next to keep defending their views and never failed to be imressed. OK, maybe impressed is at the wrong end of the spectrum but you get my drift.

At any rate, I always chose to use my Pi Guy handle just so that Dave et al would know it was from the same commenter. In about 15 attempts to rebut assertions by the UDense posters and commenters, Dave only saw fit to publish me twice: once, during a discussion about how gravity was the strongest force - Wrong! - to tell me that he had "forgotten more about physics" then I'd ever known [disclosure: I am employed as a - wait for it - physicist in the Defense Industry; while I don't claim to be a general relativity expert, it's a safe bet that DaveS couldn't even hold my physics boxers] and another time to demonstrate his power by removing all of the vowels in a comment, thus rendereing it in Hebrew (he didn't publish my response to that about my speaking in tongues either). At any rate, that arrogant fuck (I do not believe that I've yet typed an F-bomb into any comment ever) deserves every bit of the ridicule he's attracted. However, I must admit, at least Dave jumped thru all of the hoops in an attempt to make it seem as though there was some science to ID - even if he had pretty much all of it wrong. WAD appears to have long since forgotten that that is one of his main claims and O'Leary - well, never mind. It's not even worth the web space...

Sorry so long-winded. Thanks to Kristine for getting me there just in the nick of time and to janibelle - whoever you are - for doing what you've done. I'll tag along, fictional or not.

September 09, 2006 5:48 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

no-nothings = know-nothings; *sigh*

hey - it was really early!

September 09, 2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

F-bombs are allowed, especially regarding DaveBloTarded.

Physics! (I wanted to be a physicist. I've wanted to be a lot of things that didn't pan out.) "That arrogant fuck" is right! How could he say that to you?

He deserves what he gets.

September 09, 2006 9:31 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Well, from a distance, it seems as though you're living a pretty intersting life: archeology digs, belly dancing, and "bohemian secret agent scribe in training" sounds like it must have its perks. And IMO, one does not need a degree to be a scientist. You just have to be interested in the workings of the natural world and objective in your appraisal of it. By my account, you're far more qualified as a scientist than most of the lunkheads who actually are technically trained at UD & DI.

I do have a pretty cool job but my problem is that I've always wanted to do everything and there just isn't time (well, as of Tuesday's doc's appt, it appears as though there's going to be plenty more; what to do, what to do...). I still don't quite know what I want to be when I grow up!

If I was independently wealthy, I'd probably just keep going to school. I'm interested in so many things. Science and math are integral parts of my life, professionally and personally, but I'd also like to study more philosophy and music and I'd certainly hit the museum circuit more often. There are two pretty awesome art museums in Baltimore (half hour away) and another 30 miles and a Metro ride from Smithsonian. I think that it must be pretty cool to just tag along for the Alexander Calder exhibit tour on your lunch break.

September 09, 2006 9:10 PM  

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