Stranger Fruit

Expelled in Tempe …

The Expelled boyos seem to be tightening up their act. Now you can’t RSVP for future events all of which have been removed from the list. Compare this (yesterday) with this.

There’s a screening scheduled for Harkins Arizona Mills at 7pm on April 3rd. I RSVPed last night and got the following in reply:

Dear John Lynch,

This is a confirmation of your RSVP for the free "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" movie screening.Venue information is below.

Theater: Harkins Arizona Mills
5000 Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85281

Date: April3

Time:7:00 PM

Number of seats reserved: 1

YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST AT THE DOOR. NO TICKET IS NEEDED. IDs WILL BE CHECKED.

NO BAGS, CELL PHONES OR RECORDING DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE THEATER. PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR.

More information about "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" can be found at http://expelledthemovie.com;http://getexpelled.com

Sincerely,

Motive Entertainement [sic]

I wonder whether they’ll let me in? :-)

Comments

  1. #1 Tyler DiPietro
    March 22, 2008

    This should serve as a pretty sound rejoinder to the tinfoil hat conspiracy-theorizing among some about what their “motives” may have been. They just screwed the pooch, and this shows that they recognize their own incompetence.

  2. #2 decrepitoldfool
    March 22, 2008

    I heard there were a lot of people who were going to register as “PZ Myers”. Today, we are all PZ Myers! But they have probably configured their name entry field to reject that value, so to speak.

  3. #3 John S. Wilkins
    March 23, 2008

    Hell no they won’t let you in. You’re Irish!

  4. #4 Matt Carpenter
    March 23, 2008

    Wow, good detective work! What slimy characters these guys are.

  5. #5 Mercurious
    March 23, 2008

    I might try to see this also. I like ERV’s idea to turn this film into another cult flick like Rocky Horror Picture Show. Wish I could of seen Dawkins when he was here in Tempe. Ended up taking cat to the vet though. Nothing serious but put a kink into going.

  6. #6 Mercurious
    March 23, 2008

    Of course as I hit post I think of another idea.

    Should I wear my Darwin evolve fish T-shirt?

  7. #7 blf
    March 23, 2008

    The version that is currently up, which appears to differ yet again from the two captures, continues to show no future dates, but does contain this curious entry (commas (,) inserted to try and improve the clarity):

    State, City, Location, Date, Time

    OH, Dayton, The Experience Youth Church, Coming Soon…, TBD, Done

    A date of “coming soon” (with time TDB), but it’s been “done” (i.e., it happened). Eh?

    Please do keep us informed on what happens. E.g., any e-mails about a cancellation of the event you’ve registered for, or what happens if you do show up, et al.

  8. #8 SLC
    March 23, 2008

    Oh, Prof. Lynch is being a bad boy. According to the framers, Mooney and Nisbitt, Mr. Lynch should eschew this file preview as his presence just gives free publicity to the backers of the film.

  9. #9 Blake Stacey
    March 23, 2008

    Rather like how Watergate gave all that free publicity to Nixon? Ben Stein should be familiar with the phenomenon. . . .

  10. #10 TheMonkeyMan
    March 24, 2008

    Why don’t you go dressed as PZ (with fake beard et al.) and see if you get the same treatment?

  11. #11 Science Nut
    March 24, 2008

    I got an emailed confirmation of reservation to the Milwaukee showing…and no “invitation” retraction so far.

    Anyone have a panda suit I can borrow…size 42 long would work?

  12. #12 Sean
    March 25, 2008

    Arizona Mills Mall is a hub of obnoxiousness under normal conditions. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like with a bunch of IDers hanging about the place.

  13. #13 Monado, FCD
    March 28, 2008

    Not only are they trying to pre-screen viewers, but I suspect that they violated their own privacy policy by leaking PZ’s name to Mark Mathis.

  14. #14 defectiverobot
    March 31, 2008

    “IDs WILL BE CHECKED.” All others will be expelled.