Evolving Thoughts

Cleesing the God Gene

If I weren’t such a reductionist mechanist, I’d probably find this very very funny. And what Cleese does to things deserves its own verb.


  1. #1 Sven DiMilo
    September 14, 2008

    another puzzle solved!
    (by we scientists)

  2. #2 clinteas
    September 14, 2008

    Oh my,

    John,thanks for that,that was so hilarious,I now have 31 more Cleese podcasts to watch !

  3. #3 Bob O'H
    September 15, 2008

    Don’t worry, John. We have now developed a pill that can help you combat reductionist mechanist syndrome.

    We don’t know how it works, though.

  4. #4 Thony C.
    September 15, 2008

    to cleesify:verb: to hold forth humorously on a subject in a pompous, pseudo-intellectual and slightly silly manner
    cleesification:noun: the result of cleesifying
    origin: derived from the surname of legendary English humorist, actor, author and silly person John Cleese.

  5. #5 Wes
    September 15, 2008

    Luckily, I have the “Even though I’m a reductionist mechanist I still find jokes making fun of reductionist mechanists funny” gene. 😀

  6. #6 John S. Wilkins
    September 15, 2008

    That’s recessive, and slightly deleterious…

  7. #7 jeff
    September 15, 2008

    He is the Messiah, and I should know; I’ve followed a few!

  8. #8 Eamon Knight
    September 15, 2008

    Having recently met Rob Buckman, I have a John Cleese number of 2. I think that’s worth boasting about (I mean, it’s way better than having George W. Bush number of 2, which I also have).

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