Evolving Thoughts

Irony is alive

PZ Mydfgsers tried to see Expelled, Ben Stein’s silly film about ID. He was asked to leave by some uniformed guard or policeman, as the producers had him on a Watch List or something. They let his family, and guest in, though. The guest was Richard Dawkins…


  1. #1 Duae Quartunciae
    March 20, 2008

    … but satire is dead. It can’t compete with real life.

  2. #2 Gary Bohn
    March 20, 2008

    Is this real life reflecting usenet? No, it can’t be, even McNameless isn’t this funny.

    I sure hope PZ and Dawkins stay up late tonight to blog about this.

  3. #3 Aaron Clausen
    March 20, 2008

    What’s there to say but:


  4. #4 Gary Bohn
    March 21, 2008

    Aaron, if you haven’t, go take a look at Christine’s post at AtBC.


    Might just piss you off.

  5. #5 Susan Silberstein
    March 21, 2008

    You can’t buy that kind of publicity. Okay, you can, but not too many people would have thought of it.

    Scared the cat funny.

  6. #6 Bob O'H
    March 21, 2008

    Now, John, if only PZed had asked you to fill out his application form for him, this would never have happened.

  7. #7 Chris' Wills
    March 21, 2008

    Will Myrrh now have a Leather Jacket with “Better Known Than Dawkins” on the back :o)

    Does seem a bit strange to ban one of the players in a film from seeing it, especially as he had booked online using his real name.

  8. #8 Barn Owl
    March 21, 2008

    I think the resulting Buzz in the Blogosphere will net (no pun intended) the Expelled! IDiots more paying patrons for their film, i.e. the outcome of this blogolalia will be to Win Ben Stein More Money.

    Hope I’m wrong, though…hate to see IDiots win anything.

  9. #9 Ichthyic
    March 21, 2008

    Irony is alive

    …and it’s 7 feet tall, 400 lbs., and is only afraid of fire.

    seriously, last night was the Frankenstein of irony.

    I have a hangover this morning from imbibing too much of it.

    I think I may have contracted type II diabetes, it was so sweet.

  10. #10 Crudely Wrott
    March 22, 2008

    This episode probably has long legs. We baby eating atheists can assure its longevity by not making pointing out obvious characterizations and cartoon posturing but by making valid examples.

    For example it may be to our advantage to back off mentioning the duplicity angle concerning how the ID crowd perceives us. To wit: as they “Forgive our trespasses as we for give those against us.”

    As humorous as all of this is, please keep your “eyes on the prize” and minister to them with the undeniable force of our love for them (Without Invisible Supernatural Spooks’ Confirmation, or WISSC.) For it is certain that as much as they claim to love us (amid their irrational protestations concerning our base nature, our apostasy, our intemperance and our doubt) we probably love them more. The proof being in works, not words.

    It is improbable, but nice to think about, anyway, that WISSC could provide a fulcrum, a bending point, a pivot or hinge (take your pick) between the faithful and the doubters.

  11. #11 Crudely Wrott
    March 22, 2008

    I should mention that I was washed in the Blood of the Blessed Saviour at some unfortunate point in my life. (Read: Young and Dumb.) I then aged and got educated. (Read: Young but much more curious about this shit.) After that I attained this measure of success: Older, more educated, still curious but much harder to fool. And free of beliefs in Spooks.

    Why is such a natural progression not more common in the general population? I am certainly not that special.

  12. #12 John S. Wilkins
    March 22, 2008

    Wait until they start suggesting that PZ was throwing rocks at armed troops while dressed in a saffron robe…

  13. #13 Scott Hatfield, OM
    March 22, 2008

    You would think that a guy in Fresno wouldn’t have anything to add to this, but, as Bill Nye liked to say, “please consider the following.”

  14. #14 michaelf
    March 22, 2008

    …or orchestrating the whole thing from his government in exile in Dharamorrisala.

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