My finest hour

h/t: Otter

16 Comments

  1. Patrick
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Forgive me but I’m a little lost here. Does the significance lie with the flower or the friend?

  2. Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Indeed.

  3. Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Omg yay! That is wonderful

    (It’s Tom Stoppard)

    • Patrick
      Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

      Thanks and kudos to you for knowing Stoppard on sight!

  4. Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Tell us about your (unexpected) public debate with Tom.

  5. Sigmund
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Thank goodness for that. For a second I thought Stoppard was a surgeon proudly showing off the results of the first complete nose-flower transplant.

  6. bric
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    For a horrible moment I thought it was Roger Scruton . . . then I reasoned he would never carry a shoulder bag.

  7. Bobo
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I thought Jimmy Page had let himself go.

  8. Hempenstein
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Chance encounter, or at the same meeting?

    And what are you standing on – a giant ping-pong table?

  9. Doc Bill
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I heard it was Stoppard who froze in his tracks, pointed and shouted,

    “OMG, it’s Jerry Coyne!!!”

  10. Greg Peterson
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    There must have been a moment, when I first saw the photo, when I could have said “Stoppard.” But somehow I missed it.

    Sad thing is, I’m a big fan and saw him delivering a lecture not long ago at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Further evidence that I’m horrible with names and faces.

  11. swences
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    I laughed when I saw the picture, it reminded me so much of Mike Wazoski in MonstersInc

    http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/inc/wrapup.html

    • swences
      Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

      Jerry Wazowski Coyne!

  12. Posted June 9, 2010 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    I had to follow the link to the Gay Otters. I didn’t even know there was a zoo in Nelson (about 100km west of here), let alone that it had otters, let alone gay. The wonders of automatic link generation.


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