Joined: Jan. 2006
|Quote (J-Dog @ Feb. 20 2011,12:22)|
|I'm really proud of this, and had to share it with all both of you who hadn't yet heard me bragging incessantly about it since the show's opening on Thursday night. |
Well congratulations! And don't forget to thank all the little people that made it possible*...
Please send duplicate awards to (in no particular order)
Carlson & Carlson's "horses"
Arden & Arden's Mum
Louis & Louis's Mum, and Louis Jr.
Richard and richardthughes
DaveScot & David Springer
Janie Bell & Corporal Kate
And remember! None of this would have possible without the extreme stupidity and total assholiness of Dr. Dr. William A Dembski and the total nuts at UD that have kept us and you amused, inspiring you to get in touch with all your inner wierdness and talent, and blasted you forth to exceed the normal probability bounds of awesomeness!
Man, I can barely even begin to describe the web of links between those two photos and that list of people.
I followed a link from the Bad Astronomer (as I recall) one day to this place called The Panda's Thumb, where I learned about a little place called Dover and a TARD named Dembski.
I wound up here, and took a challenge from Arden a bit too seriously. JanieBelle was born and met a guy named DaveScot, who balked a bit and Kate was born. It was the girls who got the uh... creative juices... flowing. I realized I enjoyed creative writing, and I learned a bit of biology.
The girls met a girl named Kristine, and told her about this place. (This becomes important later.) A lot of other names on that list were fans and visitors to the girls' blogs.
I wound up going back to college, where I studied biology because of the attacks on science from the likes of Dembski and DaveScot, and while there began to take my writing (creative and otherwise) more seriously. It was a school project for a literature and writing class that got me to take my photography more seriously.
It was the encouragement of people like you, J-Dog, when you wrote things like this, that kept me going when school seemed like it would get the better of me. That one particular comment sticks with me to this day, by the way. Interestingly, I'm giving a presentation tomorrow morning on the legalities and history of creationism in American schools for my Religion v. Evolution senior seminar, and a lot of my presentation will draw from that very blog post.
The self-portrait above was taken in a moment of goofing around as an homage to Magritte because of a Facebook conversation I'd just had with Teh Witch. Then I was discussing Magritte and that conversation with my best friend in the grocery store, and she bought me the apple just for that reason. The best friend, please note, is the beautiful woman pictured above - in a horse trough, as it turns out. (Hellllooooo completely gratuitous Carlson reference!) I met said best friend in my Botany class last Spring.
Along the way I may or may not have taken a drunken ride on Louis' mum. That's really neither here nor there, but I figured I'd throw that in for lulz.
There are several threads in that web I have to keep to myself, too. It's a very tangled bank. :)
So in a very real, though slightly indirect way, I am where I am, doing what I'm doing, Biology and Art, because of Dembski and his creobot bffs. When I'm on the international lecture circuit and the NY Times best-seller list getting paid the big bucks to humiliate them very publicly and utterly mercilessly, they'll have no one to blame but themselves. In my spare time, I'll be taking award-winning nude photos of beautiful people. Oh, the irony of justice. It's almost enough to make me believe in Karma.
|Quote (Louis @ Feb. 20 2011,15:55)|
|Nice work Lou! Way to go on the Renaissance Man front.|
Seriously though, not to get all sappy or anything, but thanks. Right now, I really do feel like I can do it all, and do it all well. It's kind of satisfying to hear stuff like that.
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
I think I might love you. Don't tell Deadman -Wolfhound