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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.

Monday, November 06, 2006

I Am That I Am

I exist. I swear that I do.

This is me with my ugly old glasses on.

Here is me with a friend at a party. That's my sari draped around both of us.

("Love means never having to wear my..." Oh, forget it.)

Okay, I don't think this is too risque. It's my publicity shot.

(My "glossy," as it were.)

PZ has seen me and knows that I exist.


(Commenters, no perverted stuff. I mean no.)


Anonymous AJ Milne said...

Fine. I'm accepting that as reasonably good evidence.

Next task: to determine if DS passes the Turing Test.

November 06, 2006 3:32 PM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

DaveTard aka Mr."I type and thwart the Second Law of Thermodynamics" must be seeking attention from other than the paltry array of mediocre minds on display at UD.

I like the hypocrisy of your chiding others on the use of "potty language," Dave...when that is your signature away from the friendly confines of a blog where YOU can ban others.

How's that vaunted ID research going, DaveTard? Look it up in the "journal" Scientific American and suck on a homegrown phallic mushroom as you contemplate having to deal with your superiors.

November 06, 2006 4:00 PM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

Note to Kristine: I posted the last bit here, because I'm pretty sure he'll be ogling your bod (as richly deserved, of course, nor do I neglect your wonderful mind--I metaphorically kiss your frontal lobes -- mmmm...needs more salsa).

November 06, 2006 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look out, Deadmans a zombie!
*Cuts deadmans head off with a longsword*
Phew, saved you from him.

November 06, 2006 4:39 PM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

MMMmm...brains. You cannot kill the undead. My eerie powers will always revivify me.

November 06, 2006 5:00 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Okay, I think it's time for your picture posting, MourningEve. And you, you gallant gents out there, zombie or no zombie. Show me your stuff! ;-)

AJ, I'm stretching it when I say that the UDoodlers have anything to do with my atheism, but I had some encrusted religious fear left at the bottom of my frying pan enough to fear that hell might be true. No longer. Hell is seeing through Wells' stupid magic tricks. ("Hey, kids, grandpa wants you to pull his finger." "Mom, I'm 41. That's creepy.")

November 06, 2006 5:12 PM  
Blogger DaveScot said...

Okay, you're a cute well preserved little freak. I'll give you that much. I'll bite my tongue before I start telling ribald librarian jokes that are coming to mind. You shouldn't get your pretty little head in such a worked up state over Dembski's blog. It's all in good fun. Like my mama taught me: who's going to remember any of this in a hundred years? :-)

November 06, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

My grandkids. They're gonna shake their heads and laugh, and say something like "How could so many people actually fall for such an obvious huckster as Dembski?"

In a hundred years, ID will be an embarrassing footnote in the history of mankind, much like "Mr. Smith's Amazing Tonic Oil".

But I will agree with you on this, Dave - Nobody should take UD seriously.

November 06, 2006 5:56 PM  
Anonymous deadman_932 said...

"It's all in good fun." when UD and DaveTard engage in libel, quote-mining, rhetorical games and fallacies, or outright fabrication. After all it's not like those involved in UD do science.
Case in point: Paleontologist Kevin Padian gets accused of racism by UDidiots, and they post up a cartoon KKK image identified as Padian. All because little Billy and his buddies don't like Padian for testifying at Dover.
Case in point: PZ accused of lying, Slavador and the little group of sheep all pile on...only to be shown wrong.
Your snakeoil isn't selling here, DaveTard, but don't get your pretty little head in such a worked up state of denial. Comfort yourself with a nice fat, thick mushroom. Maybe put some Bernaise right on the cap...

November 06, 2006 6:42 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

That's superfreak to you, Dave!

Knew you'd be back. Now reciprocate with some pics. We all want to see them, don't we, JanieBelle?

After all, we don't have to be forgotten in 100 years. (It's for sure that some of us won't be--Dawkins in particular.) And as for me, I get my pretty head worked up about other things than blogs. What does Dembski get his pretty head worked up about--Judge Jones maybe, Padian's testimony (good point, Deadman), or a review identifying him at his talk as "having the mien of the man dispatched to notify the next of kin"? Aw. Cutest little undertaker that I ever did see.

"Show me something good" I said, did I not?

Yeah, ID needs an undertaker, all right. "ID on a stick"--next MN State Fair treat.

November 06, 2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

"I type and thwart the Second Law of Thermodynamics"

I hereby refuse to do ANYTHING for fear that I will contribute to the heat death of the universe.

For the benefit of Dave S, I take this analogy from entropy: Assuming god doesn't come down from heaven and add ID fuel to world consciousness (i.e.: a closed system), if the degree to which people will beleive that ID is a reasonable explanation for how living things came to be the way they are today is represented by DTD (Dumber Than Dogshit), then we can state that

dDTD <= 0.

For the benefit of those other than the brilliant science guy Dave Scot, who has forgotten more physics than I've ever known (he's said so himself), I am merely implying that the number of people who support ID will at best stay the same (=) or, more likely, decrease (<) over time.

Face it Dave, it's no fun over at UD because you want to argue this point but no one with a brain in their head is allowed to post there so you've had to go out into the world - where open and honest discourse still occurs - to find a dissenting view to find a forum in which to rant. Welcome to America!

November 07, 2006 7:58 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

And, I forgot to mention that I really exist but I'm not sure that anybody really doubted that...

November 07, 2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I believe in you, PiGuy. ;-)

November 07, 2006 9:14 AM  
Anonymous AJ Milne said...

Mom, I'm 41. That's creepy.

Hee hee.

And you, you gallant gents out there, zombie or no zombie. Show me your stuff!

Hmph. If I'd known this was going to go in that particular direction, I might have been more specific about the nature of the evidence called for. Like mebbe somethin' involving notaries, or the like. You coulda had PZ sign somethin'. I woulda accepted that.

But fair enough. Let's break new ground. The web as something beyond non-corporeal.

So I also exist. Though, strangely, I look like this:

(note: the above jes' a thin black bar away from NSFW, in case anyone cares)

... okay, no, no I don't. It's just I loved doing that photoshop, and never miss a chance to post it. And what with all the various claims about posters being transgendered 'n the like, it seemed only right.

Usually, I look more like this:

... alternate view as proud lounge lizard:

... and that's the best I can do for evidence, I'm afraid. Aren't a lot of pictures of me around. I'm more often behind the camera than in front. I have kids. Goes with the territory, I'm afraid.

November 07, 2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Thanks, Kristine. Plus, I couldn't come up with anything to compare with the tranny-W-Slim Pickens pic.

Sheesh - I might not sleep right for a week now.

November 07, 2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Hot pics, AJ! ;-) I must say this rocks more than troubling PZ for an affidavit.

PiGuy the whole entropy apocalypse will surely be arrested by Our Lord and Savior coming to earth to redesign hell. In a kicky mauve-and-olive combo. Did you forget about:

Evilution < WalMart paint chips

You know the story: heaven is where people feed each other glorified rice; hell is where everyone puts together his/her own damn “fenced unicorn” puzzle.

Just lettin’ you all know what we’re in for.

November 07, 2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

No wait PiGuy, I figured it out.

ID is Tinkerbell! And she just ingested Ted Haggard’s (that Peter Pan of Colorado), er, medicine. But if we all clap our hands, she’ll live!

COME ON EVERYBODY! Don’t let the ID Fairy die! Come on, clap! Clap! Guys! Hey, guys…

ID, the sound of one hand clapping. (And you thought half an eye was useless…)

November 07, 2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger PZ Myers said...

Yes, I can testify that Kristine actually has a corporeal existence.

Of course, what am I but a bunch of electrons on your screen?

November 07, 2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...


But aren't we all mostly quantum potentialities and empty space anyway? Ha ha ha.

November 07, 2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Nah. Half an eye has far greater utility than ID.

...what am I but a bunch of electrons on your screen?
"Luminous beings we are. Not this crude matter" - Yoda

A Rick James and Zen koan reference on the same thread. To that I say WOW! Throw in a belly dancing picture and it's obvious why the guys (and girls - sorry Janie and Kate) go wild, I'd say.

*on my knees bowing at your feet*
I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! ;-{ )

November 07, 2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Oh, I believe in Kristine, it's PZ whose corporeal existance I doubt.

(Ironic, ain't it?)

November 07, 2006 2:10 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I'm not sure that William Dembksi exists. (Hint, hint.)

November 07, 2006 2:30 PM  
Blogger Robert O'Brien said...

Not bad.

November 07, 2006 3:50 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Gee, thanks but your pic ain't coming through!

November 07, 2006 3:53 PM  
Blogger Robert O'Brien said...

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November 08, 2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Robert O,

Your name is familiar, but I can't quite place it.

Are you possibly THIS Robert O?

Just wonderin'.

November 08, 2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

No means no, Robert O.

November 09, 2006 12:40 AM  
Blogger Anders Chydenius said...

Oh please no more pictures and try reading this:

November 13, 2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Ah, a Samuel Beckett fan.

Dear Anders, my reading list is full right now but I promise to take a look at Material Beings over the holiday break.

November 13, 2006 5:11 PM  

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