Thanks to Greg's Twittering, I've learned that the Committee For Skeptical Inquiry is experiencing some financial troubles:
The first aspect of our paradox is one we’re all far too familiar with: the economy. Over the last few years you may recall receiving warnings of looming financial emergencies from us. Our staff is small, our resources finite, and the pressures on us to do more never stop.
[...] Therefore, I am overjoyed to report that the CSI executive council met in October, and we are plotting several bold, ambitious agenda items for the future[emphasis mine]. The Committee has dramatically increased our outreach to the public and the media and enhanced its web presence. It’s been our busiest six months in the last four years. And with your help, it’s just the beginning.
Bold and ambitious... now what could that be, I wonder? Well, I might suggest they follow the example of the bright & entrepeneurial flight stewardesses of Mexicana de Aviación.
Mexicana, our nation's oldest airline, went bankrupt this year. And in order to help their fellow union workers during the gloomy weather (pardon the pun) the company's flight stewardess came up with a brilliant financial scheme:
A pinup calendar!
(This *is*, after all, Mexico we're talking about here)
So my advice to the CSI(COP) folks? How about an skeptic pinup calendar?
Uncertain on how to promote it? How about these one-liners:
- "Expanding your mind... among other things"
- "'There's a reason 'sexy' and 'skeptical' start with the same letter"
- "Is that an Occam razor in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"
How about you, guys? Remember: it's for a noble cause.