Hang tough, P.Z.

As most of you know, P. Z., the godfather of science bloggers, goes under the knife today.  Things are so dire that his wife is sending him pictures of cute puppies!  That won’t do, since we know that what really helps with heart problems are intercessory kittehs.

Get well, old man.


Update:  P.Z., we’re thINKing of you:

(cartoon from Offthemark.com)


  1. MosesZD
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Sigh. Poor guy. Not only is he going under the knife, but his wife and ‘so-called’ friends are torturing him with puppies and kittens.

    He needs squid and octopi. Preferably one who hangs out with the Elder Gods.

  2. Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    If he makes it past the pericardial effusion and the hospital food, he should be fine.

    I heard they’re going to use a tentacle to bypass the left main coronary artery.

  3. Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Yep, when your doctor says you’re getting this procedure done, you are getting that procedure done.

  4. Pete Moulton
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    I don’t like to disagree, Jerry, but what PZ needs now more than ever is cephalopods, the more the merrier.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:06 am | Permalink

      Oh for crying out loud, all right! I’ve added a damn SQUID.

      • Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:15 am | Permalink

        Hahaha – just ignore all these nay-sayers. PZ is, as we all know, A Dick, and opposition and provocation are health to Dicks, therefore giving him what he likes will not invigorate but produce more of what he has been steadily complaining of, which is excruciating boredom. Kittehs on the other hand will irritate the bejesus out of him, and that will be healthful and good.

      • Pete Moulton
        Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am | Permalink

        Well, I don’t know whether PZ will appreciate it, but you’ve got me rolling on the floor.

      • Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:57 am | Permalink

        Hmm. Maybe PZ would appreciate this kind of doggie? 😉


  5. Juha Savolainen
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    I knew that you had to say that!…:)
    But do remember that while Maru won the popularity contest, teh Ceiling Cat will be there during the operation, too:


    Not to speak anything about its most cosmic persona (and I leave further explorations of the interrelations of various LOL kittehs to tehologians!),
    teh Celestial Cat. Isn´t that kitteh impressive!?


  6. Insightful Ape
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Best wishes for PZ.
    And a word for Dr Coyne:
    You need to work twice as hard now. Someone needs to pick up the slack while PZ is gone.

    • MosesZD
      Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:00 am | Permalink

      Yes, he should be twice as dickish… Maybe quietly express an opinion that, oh, religion and science are not compatible which is right up there with baby-killing and giving women the right to vote…

  7. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    CCTV shows woman dumping cat in wheelie bin

  8. SplendidMonkey
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    If he needs a bypass, this might be the tool for P.Z. : Octopus tissue stabilizer

  9. daveau
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    You know what will really send him through the roof is the heart shape made by the kittehs black spots. The cuteness, it burns!

  10. Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I set up this page where you can both wish PZ well, and help fight heart disease all at once http://www.justgiving.com/notpraying

  11. Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Yay! Just a stent. Stentee doing well and going home tomorrow.


    • Posted August 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Yay! Thanks for the link.

  12. Shatterface
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Does ‘here’s that sick squid I owed you’ work as a pun outside the UK?

    • Marella
      Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

      Works in Australia, amongst older peeps at least.

  13. articulett
    Posted August 25, 2010 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    Yay! Proof: Intercessory kitties work.

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