Friday, 21 March 2008


It's not often I go into gales of helpless laughter. But this one.... well, read on.

From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:
There is a rich, deep kind of irony that must be shared. I'm blogging this from the Apple store in the Mall of America, because I'm too amused to want to wait until I get back to my hotel room.

I went to attend a screening of the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled, a few minutes ago. Well, I tried … but I was Expelled! It was kind of weird — I was standing in line, hadn't even gotten to the point where I had to sign in and show ID, and a policeman pulled me out of line and told me I could not go in. I asked why, of course, and he said that a producer of the film had specifically instructed him that I was not to be allowed to attend. The officer also told me that if I tried to go in, I would be arrested. I assured him that I wasn't going to cause any trouble.

I went back to my family and talked with them for a while, and then the officer came back with a theater manager, and I was told that not only wasn't I allowed in, but I had to leave the premises immediately. Like right that instant.

I complied.
Oh but wait, it gets better.
They singled me out and evicted me, but they didn't notice my guest. They let him go in escorted by my wife and daughter. I guess they didn't recognize him. My guest was …

Richard Dawkins.
You think they'd have let PZ Myers in. As the official blog on the official EXPELLED!!! website says in its headline:
It’s (EXPELLED) going to appeal strongly to the religious, the paranoid, the conspiracy theorists, and the ignorant –– which means they’re going to draw in about 90% of the American market.”
-Atheist blogger and fabulist PZ Myers, on a film he has not yet seen.
And won't get to, while they EXPEL him. Of course he might know a bit about it, seeing that he appears in the movie, in a carefully-edited clip taken out of context and by deception.

But wait, and this is where it really gets hilarious.

From the Antievolution Discussion Board, an eyewitness account.
The only reason that they didn't throw Dawkins out is that they were apparently too f*cking stupid to recognize him! They didn't even recognize him when he sat through the film - not until he rose to speak, after being called on - by said producer, MARK MATHIS - at the Q&A. Holy sh*t, the blood drained from his face then!
Richard Dawkins appears in the film too.

You can't make this stuff up.

1 comment:

Lloyd Flack said...

As one commentor on Pharyngula said they kept out Beelzebub and let Satan walk right in.