My groupies, redux

This awesome photo was produced by Sigmund to replace a previous picture of my “groupies”—a nonexistent band of minions invented by John Haught to explain why he lost our debate—that might have induced episodes of epilepsy.

I have to say, though, that in this one I come off more as Roger Ebert than as a rock star.


  1. Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Nicely done!


  2. Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    I trust they all got an autographed copy of WEIT after the photoshoot?

  3. daveau
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    What movie is that? Cat People?

  4. NewEnglandBob
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    All participants seen to have sunglasses except Jerry.

    • Claimthehighground
      Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

      It’s a 3-D movie, and everyone got the news except Jerry & the cat in the front row.

    • Posted October 14, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

      Banderas/Dr. Coyne has a pair in his right hand.

  5. 386sx
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    This definitely could go feral, I mean viral. Lol.

    • Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

      Thanks for the laugh.

      Next time make sure I’m not sipping coffee first. =P

  6. Sigmund
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    There’s a sort of Bond villain vibe about this picture.

    “Do you expect me to convert to atheism Professor Coyne?”
    “No, Mr Sullivan. I expect you to die.
    Of old age.”

    (By the way, it was just a quick photoshop headswap with a recent Antonio Banderas pic)

  7. Occam
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Come on, Roger Ebert is a rock star!

  8. Dominic
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    A minion is a very small onion – oh wait – I did that terrible joke before – sorry!

    • TrineBM
      Posted October 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

      I didn’t notice the first time, so the giggle you heard came frome this computer.

  9. Wildhog
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I’m guessing the concession stand sold cheezeburgers.

  10. Sastra
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I love how none of your “minions” are looking at you, or apparently paying you any attention whatsoever. This is actually not a bad model for how atheist groupies ought to behave: it’s not about you, it’s about the interesting stuff you provide. Hero-worship does not become the rationally analytical.

    • Diane G.
      Posted October 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

      Also, no one could ever accuse that audience of being sycophants.

  11. Torbjorn Larsson, OM
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Famously, you can’t herd cats, but you can make them watch the de-mice of old churches.

  12. Karen
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    But Jerry, YOU are a rock star — you rock!

  13. Michael Fisher
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Ripped off from the Puss in cowboy Boots Première debate report:

    [Coyne attracted] the crème de la crème of industry kitties before the kliegs, including such breed standards as Cat Blanchett, Don Cheetah, Leonardo di Catrio, Zach Galifurnakis, the Real Housecats of Beverly Hills, Kitty Perry, and Justin Timberlynx. “It was a purrfectly enjoyable event—I’m so glad I got up from my nap in time to make it,” one attendee was overheard saying

    Sorry. It’s a pun thing.

  14. SeanK
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Love it! Can’t wait to see the video from the debate!


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