Are you an elitist bastard? I know I am! If you’re like me, then, you’ll appreciate a whole collection of unabashedly elitist, thoroughly bastardly sneers and tirades in the Carnival of the Elitist Bastards #2. Revel in it, you smug scoundrels.

And hey, I’m helming this carnival at the end of July, so send me your broadsides. If they meet my arrogantly high standards, they might make it into the next edition. All I ask is that you take your inspiration from Lord Flashheart, and do it with a bang.

If you’re really, really good, you might also volunteer to run one yourself. They’ve got a lot of empty slots in their calendar, no doubt because supremely elitist bastards are rare and hard to come by.


  1. #1 Danley
    July 1, 2008

    By golly, it’s a good time had by all. Unite!

  2. #2 locksmyth
    July 1, 2008

    I’m not sure I count as an elitist bastard, my wife tells my I can be an arrogant jerk. Is that close enough? I’d like to think I’m a Lord Flashheart but I deeply fear I come across as a Baldric.

  3. #3 Krystalline Apostate
    July 1, 2008

    Woof, WOOF!

  4. #4 Holbach
    July 1, 2008

    Black Adder would be a great addition to Pharyngula! I can imagine the choice remarks slathered to Kenny, Byers and their ilk. If he were to appear here, I think a name change would be appropriate: Death Adder!

  5. #5 The Flying Trilobite
    July 1, 2008

    To truly be an elitist bastard, it’s important to have a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

  6. #6 Brian G.
    July 1, 2008

    PZ, I like it firm and fruity, WOOF!

  7. #7 azqaz
    July 1, 2008

    Oh, aye. I am an elitist bastard myself. I believe that people should be trained and knowledgeable in the field they practice or pontificate upon. That doesn’t mean you can’t hold an opinion on some topic or engage in discussions on things, but those with actual knowledge should, and do in my opinion, have greater weight. There is great reason why I would be much more likely to follow the suggestions of my M.D. over those of my mentally retarded 22 year old niece concerning my health.

    p.s. She isn’t actually retarded, just willfully ignorant, but I prefer the illusion that her beliefs are beyond her control. Less mental anguish when she says something loony.

  8. #8 Patricia
    July 1, 2008

    Good ol’ Flash! He always gets my udders in an uproar. Woof,WOOF!

  9. #9 CWD
    July 1, 2008

    “Love the beard, it gives me something to hang on to!”

  10. #10 Brian
    July 1, 2008

    I’ll send you something appropriate for next month’s Carnival.

  11. #12 Will Von Wizzlepig
    July 1, 2008

    Ha! I thought I recognized him- Lord Flashheart is none other than Rick, “The People’s Poet”, from “the Young Ones”.

  12. #13 Lurky
    July 1, 2008

    OT: Young Ones, now that’s a series!

  13. #14 Kenny P
    July 1, 2008

    My friend Pam said, “You’re an idiot savant, but I am not so sure about the savant part.”

    So, I guess I don’t qualify as an elitist bastard.

  14. #15 Fixthevideolink
    July 1, 2008

    “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available.”

  15. #16 Crusty
    July 1, 2008

    Not to mention his role as Richard Richard in “Bottom”.

  16. #17 Patricia
    July 1, 2008

    #15 – Almost all of the Black Adder series is up on YouTube. I go over there all the time and have Stephen Fry feasts. Yesterday I watched one of his game show episodes that featured a new word “Bumgang” which turns out to be some African tribes word for ‘thank you’. It was hilarious!

  17. #18 windy, OM, MSc, PhD, CMAS**, B+
    July 1, 2008

    I’ll start polishing my signature.

  18. #19 Dana Hunter
    July 2, 2008

    Muchos gracias, PZ! Mutiny averted.

    You have no idea how much I’m looking forward to seeing you at the helm!

  19. #20 bladesman
    July 2, 2008

    OMG, my favourite character from my favourite comedy series in my favourite science blog! Nirvana!

    I still think Flashy Mark 2 from Blackadder Goes Forth is funnier though.

    “Always treat your kite like you treat your woman. Get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back!”


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