There once was a librarian who was an absolute horror, a bitch, a true shit of a person. Her name was Nancy. No one liked her, she liked no one else. Her employees suffered greatly, and the only people who could work with her for more than a few months were Morris and Igor (assumed names) because they were like her. One day an employee who was receiving chemotherapy once a week informed Nancy that she had to start taking chemo twice a week. Nancy fired her on the spot. That was what it was like every day working for her, but because she kept the library running very nicely, her superiors would not listen to the employees or anyone else, and she kept her stranglehold on that library and her stranglehold on the people who worked there for years and years and years.
Then one day she accidentally called her boss’s wife a bitch while he was in ear shot. Ooops. She was gone by the end of the week. There was dancing in the street. Dancing. Seriously.
Once there was a guy named Ben Stein, who made a movie…
He made the movie by inviting famous scientists and evolution supporters to be interviewed, indicating that this was to be a movie exploring the evolution-creationism controversy. Many agreed to be interviewed. But the movie was not about what they said it was about. It was meant to be, instead, a farcical satire railing against evolution. People’s interviews were mangled, their words taken out of context, and the truth they tried to tell was used against them.
When the movie was being shown among the Christians who do not believe in Evolution, in “private” showings around the country (to which everybody seems to have been invited), a man named PZ Myers, who this Ben Stein fellow feared and hated, was spotted in the line going into the theater. PZ was removed from the vicinity by jack booted thugs because Ben Stein and the makers of this movie did not want any of the people who’s words they had mangled to see the movie.
But this was a mistake because there were many, many people in the same line that same evening waiting to see that same movie, including the world’s most famous biologist. They Pulled PZ out of line, but they let the world’s most famous biologist, PZ’s family, several science supporters including at least one science blogger in.
In this way the world got to hear Ben Stein call every rational free thinking concerned science supporting citizen in the world a bitch. We heard it.
Within 24 hours the embarrassing episode was being covered in major news outlets, and of course the blogosphere was a buzz. By the time you read this, producers and money changers who are involved in this movie will have pulled out their support. They’ll get mad at Ben Stein for totally fucking up their investment, and they’ll start calling their lawyers. Don’t be surprised if you don’t ever get to see the movie Expelled!
(Hey, it could happen….)