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#29 – Are you skepti-curious? (Derek and Swoopy FTW!)

What can I say about Derek and Swoopy after meeting them for the first time? Yes, they ARE full of awesome. Not only do each of them exude intelligence and personality of their own unique kind, together they are simultaneously fascinating and entertaining.

Probably due to the fact that they have been behind microphones for most of the last 5 years, they had no problem being comfortable with the video chat atmosphere. This had the added effect of making the 16-20 people that were on the video chat just as comfortable and willing to jump right into the conversation (and silliness). Any pretense of formality was lost in the first few minutes – which was GREAT!

Conversation and fun were truly king for this installment of VirtualDS, so we wandered around topics at the whim of the guests and the group. The main group lasted ~4 hours without noticing the length (I usually cut it off at 3) and a few hardcore folks continued the conversation until early morning.

Thanks to everyone who spent time with us and especially Derek and Swoopy for their time and for being who they are. The chat is only as good as the people who are on it, so YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!

Topics o’ plenty:


Derek Colanduno (@dcolanduno), Robynn “Swoopy” McCarthy (@Swoopy), Brian Gregory (@briandgregory), Adam Bourque (@A_Damn_Bourque), Bart Dorsey (@echobucket), Benevolent Contrarian (Mark),  Ginger Pomiecko (@Ginger_P), Jarrett Kaufman (@TurboFool), Jason Guilford, Nicole Gugliucci (@NoisyAstronomer), Kylie Sturgess (@podblack), Sheryl Westleigh(@Noadi), Michael Cornett (@Vagrarian), Dan Buzzard (@DanBuzzard), Brian Gefrich (@notasenator), Heidi Anderson (@heidianderson), Ray Valenti (@rvalenti), Reed Esau (@reedes), Derek Bartholomaus (@derekcbart), Brian Hart, Mick Green (@dreadpiratemick), Sean the Blogonaut (@SeandBlogonaut), Joshua Hunt (@Josh2085)

Categories: Events
  1. May 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Virtual Drinking Skeptically was awesome! Thanks Brian for hosting/organizing it! You rule! Thanks for inviting Derek and Swoopy they were so cool! It was so exciting and invigorating to be talking/interacting with like-minded skeptics. I will definitely be attending the next one! Don’t forget to add me as an attendee: http://twitter.com/Josh2085 🙂

    See you at the next one! Stay cool!

    • May 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      I added you, sorry for the oversight. Thanks for coming!

  2. May 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Hey my Drinking Bird made the screenshot.

    http://twitter.com/dreadpiratemick also attended in the bottom right corner.

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