Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who is the sexiest atheist blogger?

Look, I've just figured out how to add a poll to a blog entry!!! In honor of this amazing new discovery, I've decided to ask the most pressing question in the atheosphere today:



F.A.Q. of this poll: (Cause I know you have questions!!!)

Q: Hey! Why aren't I on this list?
A: To answer this, ask yourself the following questions: Am I an atheist? Am I a blogger? Have I posted a picture of myself on my blog? Pictures of other people don't count, no matter how sexy they may be! (Yes, I'm talking to you slut and lifeguard.)

Q: So who are these people then?
A: C. L. Hanson, Greta Christina, Hemant Mehta, Ebonmuse, P. Z. Myers, John Remy, John Hamer

Q: Chanson, isn't it a little egotistical of you not only to list yourself here, but to list yourself first?
A: I've said it before and I'll say it again: this is a blog. It's supposed to be ridiculously self-absorbed. It's one of the conditions in Blogger's terms of service.

Q: Okay, but why are there so many men and so few women? Is it just because there are more male atheists than female ones?
A: No, it's because -- as a straight woman -- I'm totally biased on this.

Q: Biased? But... Chanson, isn't one of the people on this list your own brother?
A: Yeah, but I only listed him because I know for a fact that some of my gay readers want to vote for him. ;^)

Q: It's Valentine's Day -- shouldn't you be posting something romantic about your own husband instead of posting questionable polls about the sexiness of other guys?
A: My husband doesn't like me to post personal stuff about our relationship. Besides, none of these guys are going to win -- it'll be Greta for sure!! ;^)

Q: Why'd you use the "world map" poll theme? Because of the worldwide significance of this question?
A: Nah, I just like it.

Q: How come you don't have the atheist bloggers up against Christian or Mormon bloggers? Can't stand the heat?
A: That'll be the next round if people like this poll. :D

49 comments:

Aerin said...

Ha!! This is funny. :)

Alon Levy said...

From this list, I'd say you.

But in general, there are Gillian Adler, Katie Kish, Shalini Sehkar (Scientia Natura - now invitation-only)...

Beat Dad said...

Ok Chanson, I only voted because it was there, and not because I am interested in the subject. I mean atheists are not any better looking than the rest of the population.....or, for example the sister missionaries at Temple Square.

For me it is a toss up....do I vote for one of the two women.... You are cute.....or do I vote for your brother...He is not bad looking either. Seeing how the field is so limited... I can't vote for my wife because she is not an ateist or one of the options....

the chaplain said...

Thanks for a fun poll.

John Hamer said...

Hey gay guys & ladies --- I need some votes here. Give me some lovin'... :)

http://www.mikeandjohn.com/pics/images/2001-12-Florida/x_miami_030.jpg

C. L. Hanson said...

Thansk Aerin!!!

Hey Alon!!!

Wait a minute -- are you saying those bloggers are sexier than P.Z.? I don't believe it!! ;^)

Hey Beat Dad!!!

Of course atheists are better looking than the rest of the population! there are many peer-reviewed scientific studies confirming this fact! ;^)

But you're right about the sister missionaries at Temple Square...

Hey Chaplain!!!

Glad you like it!!!

Hey John!!!

No fair posting a picture of yourself reading -- you know atheists can't resist that sort of thing... ;^)

JohnR said...

I made the short list! I'm with Alon, though--there are a lot of hawt atheist bloggers out there, from both sexes. Some of the poster boys/girls of atheism aren't so bad either: I wish I had Sam Harris' rugged looks, and Ellen Johnson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali are both beauties.

I'm straight, but I have to acknowledge John Hamer's good looks (the way I do for Johnny Depp and Keanu Reeves). Too bad I clicked immediately on chanson. :P

erlybird said...

I demand to be added to the list! Do over, do over!

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey John R!!!

You voted for me instead of voting for yourself? Aw, that's so sweet!!! But then who are all those people who voted for you? :P

Hey erlyBrd!!!

Yeah, I missed a lot of people who should have been included. I should have listed the UTI guys as well.

Oh well, maybe we'll do it again once we've gathered up all the nominations here and on the thread where Hemant linked to this post.

That reminds me, there was one more question I forgot to add to my FAQ:

Q: Chanson, aren't you above using transparent ploys to get other atheist bloggers to link to you?
A: No, not at all. ;^)

buster said...

Hey, I voted for you three times!

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Buster!!!

Except that I totally can't condone cheating like that...

Bunc said...

You have'nt seen a sexy atheist until you've seen me in my kilt.

Paul Brown said...

I just voted for the home side (naturally) and I was horrified to see that you have a measely 12% of the votes. My faith (sic) in democracy has been forever destroyed.

Anonymous said...

I just had to vote for PZ to remind everyone of the nefarious nipple picture.

Since I haven't fully recovered from that experience, I figured I should share the suffering.

A Monkey of Moderate Intelligence said...

What?! No Phil Plait of George Hrab? This poll is blasphemous!

Anonymous said...

Sexiest atheist blogger? Asia Carrera. No contest, game over.

greg laden said...

I read about fifteen atheist blogs on a regular basis and I've never heard of a single one of these people.

Does that make them sexy?

ozatheist said...

Hey, what about Kelly from RRS

Caucasian Jesus said...

I'm offended. There are plenty of pictures of myself on my well-known blog. I'm like the great white whale, man. Emphasis on white.

Lynet said...

Bwahahaha! This is great fun. I'm not telling you who I voted for ;)

sideon said...

If the candidates each had semi-nude pics, I might be more inclined to vote my conscience.

:)

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks to all who have nominated other sexy atheists I neglected to mention!!!

Bunc -- did you post a picture? Here's what you're up against -- One of those guys is a contestant in this poll. :D

Greg Laden -- if you haven't heard of a single one of these people, then how the hell did you find this poll? Just googling for sexy atheist pics? But seriously, fifteen atheists blogs is not enough -- you need to expand your horizons! :D

Thanks Lynet!!!

I was going to vote for P.Z. -- I first got this idea for this poll when mulling over his perversely erotic post about repressed Christian dating tips (sorry I can't find the link). But when it came down to it, I voted for Hemant. Then I took the poll from another computer and voted for Ebonmuse. :D

Tina said...

Hemant, hands down!

PZ is a fat middle aged fuck doing more harm than good.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Tina!!!

True Hemant's hot, but come on -- P.Z.'s not so bad. He's kinda cute! :D

Bunc said...

C.l. - those kilt boys are just wee lads hen. I'm a real scottish man. have you seen the size of their sporrans? Pha!

I bet they haven't even been through a proper Scottish Kilt Initiation Rite
You need tae vote fer a real Scottish Man lass.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Bunc!!!

Wow!!! Yeah, I'm pretty sure none of those guys did that... ;^)

Anonymous said...

But you forgot, Abbie Smith!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v13/CrazyDiamond/me/after.jpg

http://endogenousretrovirus.blogspot.com/

not too anonymous said...

Give us Phil Plait!!

Journey said...

I was all set to vote for you til I noticed your bro on the list...Couldn't help myself!

Journey

In Sunny Las Vegas!

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Journey!!!

That's fine -- he deserves more votes!!

The thing is that the overwhelming majority of these votes came in from some popular atheist blogs (including Greta Christina and especially Pharyngula, thanks, P.Z.!! :D ), but I think both of the Johns above are far better known on the Mormon blogs than on the atheist blogs. If only I could get an incoming link to this poll from Exponent II or Dave's Mormon Inquiry maybe our Mormon atheists would be making a better showing... ;^)

Spanish Inquisitor said...

You need a place for write-ins. All respectable elections and votes have write-ins. (OK, so we didn't have one at the pet poll, so sue me). How am I supposed to vote for myself? As it is, I was forced to vote for you, and that based on a cartoon drawing.

Life can be so unfair.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Spanish Inquisitor!!!

That's what the whole comments section is for!!! :D

sacred slut said...

I just came by to say I'm totally offended.

I did have a pic of myself at Bman on my blog once. Does that count?

I know you're just afraid of the real competition. ;-P

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Slut -- exactly!!! ;^)

Roopster said...

We need pics in order to vote for "sexiest". How about adding them?

Paul

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Roopster!!!

The pics are there, you just have to fish around a little bit. Go to the second question in my Q&A and click on the different bloggers' names (or initials), and most of them lead to pages with pictures. The exceptions are John H., who posted a link to a photo of himself in the comments here, and Ebonmuse, who has posted vacation pics of himself but you have to fish around for them a bit on his blog.

INTJ Mom said...

I have a new website, that will soon have a blog component on it. I did put a recent headshot of myself on the site. It'll stay until one of my Mormon friends tells me I'm now on the list of "apostates openly criticizing the church" and if they stay friends with me they can't have a temple recommend. LOL

INTJ MOM said...

I forgot to say, I vote for Hehmet, he's hot.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey INTJ Mom!!!

That's cool -- I hope I'm on that list too!!! :D

Ebonmuse said...

Sheesh - this post is now one of my top referrers this month. I have to say I'm flattered, even if I am lagging well behind in the voting. ;)

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Ebonmuse!!!

Yeah, I wouldn't feel bad -- Hemant and P.Z. are pretty hard to beat!! ;^)

David Mabus said...
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C. L. Hanson said...

Hey David Mabus!!!

You present an interesting point. However it is not at all relevant to the discussion at hand. I can only assume you posted it here because this post has strong googlability for atheism in general, hence your comment is spam and I intend to delete it as such. You are welcome to post these comments to some discussion about James Randi or his challenge if you're actually interested in some critical discussion of your claims.

terror byte presents said...

Let me think about it a bit more...

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Terror Byte Presents!!!

Well, fortunately the poll has no time limit. But here's a hint: just vote for me! It's obvious I'm the sexiest!! ;^)

Anonymous said...

It's Zak Vargas of course

Onotheo said...

Are people voting for PZ because they think he is sexier than Hemant or because they were just cajoled to?

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Onotheo!!!

You know PZ and Internet polls -- he can win any of them! :D

theautomann@msn.com said...

Hey, girl, being a head injured chap, I saw how my sweetheart perished at 17; though her old house is an A frame, that doesn’t give me any right to diss God by being an atheist. However, what works best for me is I think of how SHORT this life is and how LENGTHY eternity is where I can love forever: join me, please, for a celebration of our resurrection on my very own drawbridge in the Great Beyond? “It is impossible that anyone should not receive ALL that he has believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when men hope great things from Me and I will always grant them more than they expect.” -God to Saint Gertrude