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Skeptics in the Pub Wrap-up

Posted on : Sep-01-2009 | By : Rebecca | In : Blog Post, Skeptics in the Pub

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I had a slight headache this morning upon waking, making me possibly the 85th victim of the terrifying Mothman Curse. I feel better now, though.

Last night’s special “Mothman” edition of Boston Skeptics in the Pub was a great success! Alien expert Barbara Mervine, JREF employee Jeff Wagg, and yours truly hosted a screening of The Mothman Prophesies, during which we mocked the film and provided cryptozoological factoids for the enjoyment of about 100 attendees. We also played Mothman Bingo, in which many people won fabulous prizes, including Surlyramics necklaces, mythical creature toys, and other bizarre paraphernalia.

The Mothman wasn’t sighted, but he did leave his mark on one attendee:

CHAPSTICK

While there won’t be a video for this round, we did record an audio track that will be posted soon, so you can have your very own skeptical commentary the next time you feel compelled to subject yourself to this surprisingly boring movie. (And here they are: MMbingo_audio.zip MMbingo_cards.zip )

Thanks to everyone who came out!

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I just answered a call at work and knocked the phone onto the floor in the process. Clearly, the phone was yet another victim of the Mothman Curse.

I saw a skunk while I was walking home from the pub. I have never seen one there before.

The Mothman curse at work?

If it can kill an 80 year old man what can’t it do!

I just want to say that now there are 60-70 new people under the curse. And one day they’ll all die, proving the curse is real!

Also, I’ll try to get the audio track and bingo card up tonight. :)

Rebecca,
We had a fantastic time! Your impromptu comments throughout the move were the best (and I’m not talking about the ones you just sto…,I mean, repeated from the audience). Thanks for putting this all together. And I’m telling my family that if I die before I’m 80, it’s all your fault.

Before 80? One of the confirmed Mothman victims was *over* 80, IIRC. As far as I’m concerned, if any of us die *EVER*, we’re all victims! Shouldn’t we be talking to a lawyer? Class action suit, anyone?

Tonight, I visited my new apartment and attached a Brita filter to the kitchen sink. After letting it run for the requisite 5 minutes, I bent my head down to take a drink.

When I picked my head up, what should I see but a HUGE MOTH perched on the other side of the glass! Omens! Portents! GEISTS!

Clearly, I MUST BE NEXT.

I saw a moth a few weeks ago. I squished it. Clearly the moth was a victim of the curse, as well.

Oh, and…CHAPSTICK!

Do you people have a facebook fan page? I looked for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to become a fan!

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