Pharyngula

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OK, enough. Everyone is sending me a link to this comic, but your efforts are misplaced. You need to send it to Ben Stein or Mark Mathis or Walt Ruloff — I’m not in the market.

Comments

  1. #1 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    March 31, 2008

    *snicker

    cheap, but still pretty funny

  2. #2 David Utidjian
    March 31, 2008

    HAH! Pretty funny. My favorite is:
    Created by Creationists

    -DU-

  3. #3 David Utidjian
    March 31, 2008

    Was gonna add… ceptic should have called it PZOff and market it as an expellant.

    Other names could be:
    DeePZ
    No-Dick
    Dick-be-Gone
    DickOff
    ….

    OK I will stop now.

    -DU-

  4. #4 Sili
    March 31, 2008

    Of course I would (send a pesticide ad to a cockroach). I’d hope it to have the same effect as when a leave horse head’s in the beds of people I don’t like.

  5. #5 Zeno
    March 31, 2008

    Hey, PZ-away was “created by creationists”! Not scientists! That means it could be as effective as Airborne, which was “created by a school teacher”! (Not medical-type doctors!) Get your nostrums right here! (Now with extra placebo effect.)

  6. #6 marc buhler
    March 31, 2008

    Should the cartoon be sent to Nisbet as well?

  7. #7 Steve Zara
    March 31, 2008

    Sending it to you is appropriate. You could evolve resistance, which would be kind of ironic.

  8. #8 freelunch
    March 31, 2008

    C’mon, PZ, you got the links because you get the joke. It’d be a total waste of time to send the link to Stein or any of the clowns at the Delusional Institute.

  9. #9 bernarda
    March 31, 2008

    Maybe they were inspired by this video of “Priest Off”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGZSvdSsoAE

  10. #10 Interrobang
    March 31, 2008

    That was amusing. I rode the ROFLcopter to the Land of LOL.

    If we’re repelling noxious types, can I get maybe some “Woo-Off”? I’ve had more sweet, sincere people try to convince me to try quack medicine lately, and it’s getting on my last remaining nerve…

  11. #11 Glen Davidson
    March 31, 2008

    Should say on it, “Works by magic, no atheistic science used, or gods harmed, during the development of this product.”*

    *If it does not work, it’s all your fault for having too little faith.

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/2kxyc7

  12. #12 Martin
    March 31, 2008

    Perhaps it’s homeopathic – just call it PZ-On and apply directly to the intellect.

  13. #13 Glen Davidson
    March 31, 2008

    Here’s some more humor, from Kevin Miller’s website:

    [Expelled] Best documentary in the World!

    Well, at least in World Magazine. A brief excerpt: “It should be rated R not for sex or violence but for being reasonable, radical, risible, and right.”

    I don’t even know what “risible” means, but what the heck.

    Aside from the fact that “writer Miller” doesn’t know what risible means (has he been to college?), I love that “World” Magazine is relating that Expelled is something to laugh at (ok, that’s not the only way it would have to be taken, but in that context that would be the most expected sense of that word). Apparently they don’t know what “risible” means, either, but I’m glad they at least were right in calling that pile of rubbish “risible.”

    So why are those morons complaining that we’re laughing at it, and at them?

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/2kxyc7

  14. #14 Seamyst
    March 31, 2008

    Oh, I got a good chuckle out of today’s comic, but I figured you’d been reading it since it first came out, or something.

  15. #15 Bad
    March 31, 2008

    Hey folks: speaking of Expelled, I’d like people to note that if you search for “expelled movie” on google, which is one of the primary ways most ordinary people are going to search for information about the film, the ENTIRE first page is dominated by the official Expelled site and glowing creationist shout outs. A DIGG of Phil Plait and, inexplicably, a link to a blog article of my own that isn’t even a good intro source to the film (it’s about the Braylor stuff rather than the film itself) occasionaly battle their way onto the front page, but neither of those things would be good enough even if they had a solid, stable place.

    This needs to change as we get closer to release. I’m no google expert, and I’m not suggesting doing anything illicit. I’m just suggesting that folks pick a few key sources, like the Expelled Exposed site, and link to it more often and more frequently in conjunction with the words “expelled movie” to demonstrate the real interest we all have in getting the word out on this 90-minute commercial for creationism.

  16. #16 Sastra
    March 31, 2008

    Interrobang #10 wrote:

    If we’re repelling noxious types, can I get maybe some “Woo-Off”? I’ve had more sweet, sincere people try to convince me to try quack medicine lately, and it’s getting on my last remaining nerve…

    Try telling them there’s just too much negative energy in quack remedies. Or, ask why they’re being so judgmental. Works like magic.

  17. #17 Reginald Selkirk
    March 31, 2008

    I don’t even know what “risible” means, but what the heck.

    Interesting to think about the process. Someone refers to your product with an unfamiliar word. You can choose to:
    a) Look up the word in a dictionary
    b) Rush to blog about it

    Miller has shown us which choice he would make.

  18. #18 Richard
    March 31, 2008

    PZ writes

    You need to send it to Ben Stein or Mark Mathis or Walt Ruloff — I’m not in the market.

    Well,if they visit the Expelled movie website to view the blog there, they now can enjoy this cartoon at post # 304 of the Richard Dawkins (aka “Clint”): All shook up thread.

    Do you suppose they will have a sense of humour about it?

  19. #19 misterbowen
    March 31, 2008


    mmmmmmmmmm… placebo.

  20. #20 amph
    March 31, 2008

    Would you send a pesticide ad to a cockroach?

    The cartooon is OK, but that title of your post is a lot funnier

  21. #21 pradeep
    March 31, 2008

    I know most people on scienceblogs like to read Cectic Comics, so please consider donating to Heather O’Dell who writes it:

    http://cectic.com/donate.html

    We have to support our own!

  22. #22 pradeep
    March 31, 2008

    The Cectic Comics are written by Rudis Muiznieks, not Heather O’Dell. Heather just handles the money it seems.

  23. #23 cynthax
    March 31, 2008

    The spray proves that evolution doesn’t work. If it’s used on PZ, how did his offspring survive and was not expelled? How do you Darwinists explain that??
    (disclaimer: this is supposed to be a joke)

  24. #24 JJR
    March 31, 2008

    #13 & #17…

    Man, that was LOL – (per Miller) “It [Expelled] should be rated R not for sex or violence but for being reasonable, radical, risible, and right.”

    Well, he got 1 out of 4 right. It *IS* quite risible indeed, as is Kevin Miller’s own commentary.

    It’s also Ridiculous, Reprehensible, Reactionary, and Really fuckin’ stupid.

  25. #25 negentropyeater
    March 31, 2008

    Is this spray opium based so that it works a bit like religion, then they don’t think too much ?

  26. #26 David Marjanovi?, OM
    March 31, 2008

    So World Magazine doesn’t know what “risible” means, either? That’s risible.

  27. #27 David Marjanovi?, OM
    March 31, 2008

    So World Magazine doesn’t know what “risible” means, either? That’s risible.

  28. #28 Alan Kellogg
    March 31, 2008

    To think I knew PZed when. Back when he started blogging here there were billions of people who had no idea who he was. Now today there are billions of people who have no idea who he is.

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