Hence, I thought this might be a good time to reflect upon how I came to be involved with the Skeptics in the Pub. As luck would have it, I happened to transcribe my first meeting with Sid Rodrigues, Norman Hansen, Tracy King and Chris French…
CRISPIAN: Are you the Skeptics in the Pub Westminster?
SID: Fuck off!
SID: Skeptics in the Pub Westminster. We're the Skeptics in the Pub London! Skeptics in the Pub Westminster. Cawk.
CRISPIAN: Can I... join your group?
SID: No. Piss off.
CRISPIAN: I didn't want to be an IT Consultant. It's only a job. I hate the Believers as much as anybody.
SITP: Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhh. Shh. Shhhh.
TRACY: Are you sure?
CRISPIAN: Oh, dead sure. I hate the Believers already.
SID: Listen. If you really wanted to join the S.i.t.P. you'd have to really hate the Believers.
CRISPIAN: I do!
SID: Oh, yeah? How much?
CRISPIAN: A lot!
SID: Right. You're in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Believers are the fucking Skeptics in the Pub Westminster.
NORMAN: And the Skeptics in the Pub Oxford.
SITP: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Splitters. Splitters...
CHRIS: And the Skeptics in the Pub London.
SITP: Yeah. Splitters. Splitters...
CHRIS: The Skeptics in the Pub London. Splitters.
SID: We're the Skeptics in the Pub London!
CHRIS: Oh. I thought we were Westminster.
SID: London! C-huh.
NORMAN: Whatever happened to the Westminster Skeptics, Sid?
SID: He's on sabbatical while he writes his book.