Respectful Insolence

I love Tim Minchin.

I also totally understand where he’s coming from when it comes to confronting woo, though, as I’ve described here. In any case, see Tim in action (parts may be NSFW due to profanity):

Enjoy, as I’m running a bit late in producing my usual content for Monday. Fear not, it’s coming later today!

Comments

  1. #1 Skeptic Zone Podcast
    February 2, 2009

    WRONG….

    Tim Minchin is from Perth, Australia.

    You can check out the very first ‘skeptical’ interview with him, done in his home town, for the TANK vodcast – which is now The Skeptic Zone Podcast:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fABcXf_j4vw

    Enjoy. He’ll be touring Australia soon and you can expect more on the podcasting airwaves from us. ;)

  2. #2 John Wills Lloyd
    February 2, 2009

    10 min well spent. Thanks!

  3. #3 AnthonyK
    February 2, 2009

    Now that was truly brilliant, thanks!

  4. #4 Skeptic Zone Podcast
    February 2, 2009

    …nice quick correction from calling him ‘Tom’. ;)

  5. #5 mk
    February 2, 2009

    Did someone call him Tom? Wow… must have a been a quick fix indeed. How embarrassing! I mean especially since Orac has posted a video of him before and called him Tim then. Probably many times since as well. To be so dumb to think his name was Tom! Ha-ha-ha… What an idiot to “call him” Tom. He “called him” Tom! Ha. I mean typos are one thing but to actually “call him” by the WRONG name? That’s soooo stupid!

    Oh but wait, the ‘I’ and the ‘O’ are rather close to each other on the keyboard… hmmmm… I wonder. Was all of this a mistake? Did Orac really “call him” Tom? Did anyone? Or was someone just deep into a coffee binge and in a hurry and oops jittery fingers hit wrong key… accidentally! Hmmm?

    Curious isn’t it SZP?

  6. #6 DuWayne
    February 2, 2009

    I loved this the first time I saw it, which was my introduction to Tim Minchin. This cat’s just damned brilliant.

  7. #7 Sylv
    February 2, 2009

    Well now I love Tim Minchin too! Thanks!

  8. #8 Aric
    February 2, 2009

    Isn’t Tim Minchin a David Bowie side project?

    In seriousness, this made my day.

  9. #9 DLC
    February 2, 2009

    Brilliant !
    funny, and true.

  10. #10 RedGreenInBlue
    February 3, 2009

    There’s nothing better (and probably more difficult) than combining social commentary and good comedy. Tim Minchin is a genius.

    Actually, no, he’s a git, because he didn’t schedule that performance on a day I could have made it!

  11. #11 White Rabbit
    February 6, 2009

    Tom….I mean Tim… is a genius. My husband and I first saw ‘If you open your mind your brains will fall out’ on one of the skeptic blogs and were hooked.

    We borrowed the ‘So Live’ DVD from our public library – a very progressive library too I might add – and watched it the other night. Superb!

    Tim Minchin provides an excellent interface for arty, credulous types (most of my friends) to be exposed to big scary concepts like…..perhaps, rational thought.

    So now I will be using Tim’s music and beat poems to (re)introduce these ideas to my friends where I have failed. At least they’ll be interested enough to watch until the end – and they may even learn something.

  12. #12 F. Andy Seidl
    March 30, 2009

    I also recently discovered Tim Minchin; and boy am I glad I did. I wrote a bit about my conversion to Minchin-ism here:

    A Tim Minchin Mention
    http://faseidl.com/public/item/226078

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