Just stop it now


Look at this: now the Intelligent Design creationists are branching out into pirate fashion. They’re everywhere!


  1. #1 Alison
    July 20, 2007

    Oh, yeah. No question, that guy is intelligently designed.

  2. #2 Zeno
    July 20, 2007

    I’m a little skeptical of the “beautiful” claim on the cover, but that could just be me.

    He’s not smooth of cheek, though, is he?

  3. #3 Billy Sands
    July 20, 2007

    I thought a designer would include two eyes. Hope he’s not been designed a gay pirate. Baby jesus wouldn’t like that

  4. #4 severalspeciesof
    July 20, 2007

    So I.D. has gone International? 😉 Good one PZ!

  5. #5 ladyvonkulp
    July 20, 2007

    And cover price is over $12 an issue, if my math is worth anything. No thanks.

  6. #6 Tom
    July 20, 2007

    It would be much more appropriate if that was the official magazine of Pastafarianism. May His Noodly Appendage be with all of you!

  7. #7 blader
    July 20, 2007

    For about $1000 they could’ve retained a relatively decent and competent trademark attorney and realized what a mistake it would be to brand their periodical as they chose.

  8. #8 Shawn Wilkinson
    July 20, 2007

    ARR! Be careful, me mateys. IDists be the worst quote scavengers on the high seas!

  9. #9 redstripe
    July 20, 2007

    Just so everyone is clear, that’s International Design magazine–a fashion magazine that has nothing to do with creationism or the IDiots.

  10. #10 mojojojo
    July 20, 2007

    I bet the publishers of International Freebooter magazine are pissed!

  11. #11 wildcardjack
    July 20, 2007

    Why does God hate one eyed people?

    You knew this was coming.

  12. #12 Dan
    July 20, 2007

    Um, I don’t think that that magazine is I.D. as in “Intelligent Design” – it’s “International Design.” My neighbor, a professor of art, architecture and design is subscribed to that.

    Just check out the magazine’s current issue:

    Please, PZ – you rock, but you dropped the ball on this one.

  13. #13 D
    July 20, 2007

    Take a better look at the tags Dan.

  14. #14 Kristjan Wager
    July 20, 2007

    Dan, it was a joke from PZ. He knows that the ID crowd doesn’t have any magazines. Heck their online “peer-reviewed” (i.e. not peer reviewed) journal has not been “published” for quite a while.

  15. #15 Dan
    July 20, 2007

    Yes, I see the humor and weirdness tags. Perhaps I just have a different sense of humor. I’m personally of the opinion that there’s plenty of material with which to get a laugh out of intelligent design than simply putting odd pictures up that happen to be associated with the letters “ID.”

    The fact that it’s NOT an intelligent design-related pic kinda kills the joke.

  16. #16 Ginger Yellow
    July 20, 2007

    How appropriate. ID is renowned as being the magazine for idiotic twats.

  17. #17 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    July 20, 2007

    If you doubt that this is an ID magazine, how is it there are PIRATES + PARROTS?

  18. #18 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    July 20, 2007

    If you doubt that this is an ID magazine, how is it there are PIRATES + PARROTS?

  19. #19 The Physicist
    July 20, 2007

    silly boy!

  20. #20 Monado
    July 20, 2007

    Luckily it’s “International Design” and not Intelligent Design. You can’t trademark a couple of letters of the alphabet, can you? (You can’t copyright a title.) Otherwise Consolidated Edison would be suing AC-DC.

  21. #21 LisaS
    July 20, 2007

    PZ – Hilarious! That post cracked me up!

  22. #22 Richard Rosalion
    July 21, 2007

    So the IDers are finally admitting they’re really closet pastafarians – about bloody time! 😉

  23. #23 windy
    July 21, 2007

    The fact that it’s NOT an intelligent design-related pic kinda kills the joke.

    No, that IS the joke.

    We could teach you, but we’d have to charge…

  24. #24 Dan
    July 21, 2007

    “No, that IS the joke.”

    Okay – how is it funny then? I clearly don’t get the joke.

  25. #25 Reinis
    July 22, 2007


  26. #26 dusty59
    July 24, 2007

    and I sez the budgie’s dead. it’s and ex-parrot!
    oh, wait… that’s not the joke either is it.

  27. #27 tus
    February 22, 2008

    well, good to see the christians doing some good by fighting global warming


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