Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wilkins World Tour Meets Howlerfest
John Wilkins' World Tour arrived with much pomp and circumstances in New York where he was waylaid by a group of Howler Monkeys (and one refugee) from the talk.origins newsgroup and forced to consume copious amounts of beer and dead animals against his will. Below is a photo* taken before all the debauchery had taken full effect.
As you can see, the Howlers were using mind control rays to compel Wilkins to consume the comestibles.
The nine-fingered philosopher uses his favorite pointing device to accentuate an argument.
Professor Stephanie Stephanie was already a little blurry due to drink.
I think there will be other photos of the proceedings online eventually.
A good time was had by all ... and maybe someday I'll remember it.
* From left to right: Matt and Cathy Silberstein, Maude Morris, seated is Paul Gans wife (whose name has, shamefully, slipped my so-called mind - Update: John has helpfully supplemented my hindbrain: Gail), Bill Morris, our host, Chris Thompson (in the wonderful Hawaiian shirt), The Great Man Himself, Mitch Coffey, Pauls Gans and the disreputable sort on the right, about to break into a rousing chorus of "I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK," is yours truly. The picture was taken by Chis' daughter Jade.
Houseman Scholar in Experimental Apologetics
University of Ediacara
go, you fighting Anomalocarids !!