I always thought that I was special because I have, in my short life, been kicked into a night club. But now, comes word of an even more spectacular event: scienceblogs’ own PZ Myers was expelled from seeing the creationist propoganda film “Expelled!” Adding to the irony, noted biologist/athiest Richard Dawkins, who is famous enough to appear as a character on “Southpark” and who was PZ’s guest, was allowed to view the movie! Holy craptacular convergence of ironies, batman!
For those who haven’t been following the story, “Expelled!” is a creationist propoganda film narrated by Ben Stein. The film is, as far as I can tell from what has leaked out about it, dishonest, boring, and full of slanderous induendo. Which brings me to the point, why is Ben Stein still employed by the New York Times?
You see, Stein’s latest gig has been at the New York Times, where has written such notable tracks as Exxon Mobile Needs a Hug (yeah you read that right), and Is It Responsible to Shun Military Contractors?. Next I’m hoping he next writes an article on “Are Republicans Just Better People Than Democrats?” Or maybe “Why Rising Income Disparity is Good for Poor People.” I wouldn’t put it past him, considering. So why, New York Times, do you allow this silly silly man to write on your pages?