Sunday, May 08, 2011

Speed of Lightning! Roar of Thunder!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a frog!

To all those who are younger than Gen-X, please excuse the obscure reference to the "Underdog" theme song. ;)

If you follow the atheosphere like I do, you probably already know that Camp Quest -- that fun science-not-Bible Summer camp for kids -- needs some funds. And, to make the fund-raising more interesting, they decided to turn it into a competition between PZ Myers and a team of other cool atheist bloggers. In round 1, PZ totally wiped the floor with the competition, so some more cool underdogs signed on.

Now, as fond as I am of PZ (I met him in person and even included the photo of our radio interview together in my masthead if you look closely), I am compelled by some mysterious human compulsion to support Team Underdog. (Also note: Team PZ doesn't need my help, but I qualify for Team Underdog.) Hence I've added the donate widget to my sidebar =>

And remember, it's not just about beating PZ (and watching Hemant shave off PZ's beard). It's a great cause! As much as I loved LDS girls' camp as a kid, I wish I could have gone to something like this!! I'm planning to send my own kids as soon as feasible.

5 comments:

JT Eberhard said...

Welcome aboard! :) We'll need all the help we can get!

FYI, my new blog is at http://wwjtd.net. The old one is sadly dead.

*hug* :)

JT

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks, I'll add your new URL to my reader. :D

atheistdad said...

Greetings from central Iowa!

I'm totally in favor of raising money for Camp Quest, but I don't want PZ to have his scary 80s mustache! I hope the underdogs win anyway... just for the fun of it.

My youngest is 7, so I'll be sending him to Camp Quest next year! I'm more excited for him than he is.

Anyway, I joined the Mormon church in college and served a mission in Russia. I took a boat ride in Helskinki when we had to renew our visas, and your photos reminded me of that time!

I'm atheist now, but my wife is still Mormon. My oldest son is 7, and when he learned that Sweden, Denmark, and Norway are among the least religious countries, he said "Can we move there?!"

I'll look forward to reading more from you!

-Kevin Zimmerman

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Kevin!!!

That's so cool that you're a former Mormon! I'm adding your blog to Outer Blogness, and I hope you'll participate in our blog community at Main Street Plaza.

Andy said...

I took a boat ride in Helskinki when we experienced to renew our visas, as well as your pictures reminded me of that time!
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