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Rosbif's Avatar Comment 1 by Rosbif

Brilliant little dig at Ken Ham there. :) :) :)

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:20:00 UTC | #405104

Apathy personified's Avatar Comment 2 by Apathy personified

Ha - That was excellent.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:26:00 UTC | #405106

NewEnglandBob's Avatar Comment 3 by NewEnglandBob

This is a great one.

"Are they self aware?"

"More like self absorbed."

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:40:00 UTC | #405114

wonder's Avatar Comment 5 by wonder

Great job PZ! You had said you were nervous and having trouble memorizing all the lines but it ended up looking very well done. I love that you are the one to suggest evolution as a tool to the creator, ha!

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:44:00 UTC | #405119

Running Heron's Avatar Comment 4 by Running Heron

This whole series is simply brilliant.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:44:00 UTC | #405118

friendlypig's Avatar Comment 6 by friendlypig

Perfect, for a hirsute homo sapiens; like the banana.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:54:00 UTC | #405121

Quine's Avatar Comment 7 by Quine

<!-- -->I was ROTFLMAO as soon as he said "I don't pay any kind of taxa." (Also, note the use of "creatures" here as beings that have been created.)

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:03:00 UTC | #405126

jdaudett's Avatar Comment 8 by jdaudett

I liked the subtle dig at Ray Comfort at the end too. "Hmmmmmmmmmm??"

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:23:00 UTC | #405137

wetbread's Avatar Comment 9 by wetbread

"Lucy is in the details." HA!

The bit about the humanoids not even being part of the divine plan was also glorious.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:25:00 UTC | #405139

The Truth, the light's Avatar Comment 10 by The Truth, the light

Very nice reference to Bananaman at the end.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:28:00 UTC | #405141

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 11 by Sally Luxmoore

One of the best! Laugh out loud funny.

Nice tie, PZ - (You taking tips from Richard?)

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:31:00 UTC | #405143

bewlay_brother's Avatar Comment 12 by bewlay_brother

hillarious and very sharp. loved the banana at the end too.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:40:00 UTC | #405147

KRKBAB's Avatar Comment 13 by KRKBAB

"... and the Italians." very funny

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:48:00 UTC | #405149

alabasterocean's Avatar Comment 14 by alabasterocean

First time i did not hear a thing - that tie was like a elephant in the room. Second time i just listened and it was great fun.
-When people ask me if there is anything about Mr Dawkins that I do not agree with I always say: Yes, I hate his taste in ties (they make gay people and Italians cry).

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:58:00 UTC | #405152

Nunbeliever's Avatar Comment 15 by Nunbeliever

Fun, fun! I've been waiting for this episode. PZ, you are a natural :-)

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:12:00 UTC | #405155

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 16 by Sally Luxmoore

Comment #423379 by alabasterocean

What! He dares to blaspheme against the ties?!

I think they're great - in fact, like Richard's hawaiian shirts, I have begun to look out for them now - as all part of the 'show'.

Ties are about the only things available to men in suits that can express a bit of originality and fun.

Viva fun sciencey and animal-related ties!

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:22:00 UTC | #405157

Cartomancer's Avatar Comment 17 by Cartomancer

I'm supposed to have style and the ability to groom myself now?

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:25:00 UTC | #405159

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 18 by Sally Luxmoore

Hi Carto

You mean you don't?
Mind you, you have been wearing that scarf for rather a long time...

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:29:00 UTC | #405160

Rawhard Dickins's Avatar Comment 19 by Rawhard Dickins

OK I'm hooked!

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:47:00 UTC | #405166

phil rimmer's Avatar Comment 20 by phil rimmer

Best Mr Deity yet.

Great delivery, P.Z.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:47:00 UTC | #405167

Corylus's Avatar Comment 21 by Corylus

Well done PZ!

Better than some professionals.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:00:00 UTC | #405172

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 22 by Agrajag

8. Comment #423364 by jdaudett on October 12, 2009 at 8:23 pm
I liked the subtle dig at Ray Comfort at the end too. "Hmmmmmmmmmm??"

About as subtle as... getting hit over the head with a banana! ;-)

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:27:00 UTC | #405179

Gemmabeta's Avatar Comment 23 by Gemmabeta

The Banana was genius.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:31:00 UTC | #405182

HourglassMemory's Avatar Comment 24 by HourglassMemory

This one was brilliant. PZ Myers is actually very good! It could be the editing though, with lots of tries.

Here's something I noticed in the logic of the main joke though. I couldn't help noticing it.

The Deity seems to already have made humans with a blindspot. PZ then suggests a process which would end up giving humans blindspots again.

This could have been something they overlooked, BUT I don't think it ruins it. At all.
I can totally see PZ creating the evolutionary algorythm which in the end wouldn't create blindspots, and then the deity, being the dumb entity that it always is in these episodes, notices this, and gives them blindspots when PZ isn't looking.

This one goes right along with the Michael Shermer one.
Perhaps an astronomer next? Like Neil deGrasse Tyson or Phil Plait?

More like these should be made, these "Pleads to the Deity" with actual real rationalists and non-believers from the real world.

I commented on the Michael Shermer video a few days ago and suggested that more videos like those be made.
I actually got a response back (I don't know if it was from 'Mr.Deity' himself) saying that he loved the idea. It seems he got PZ Meyers for this one!

He said he would love to have Hitchens too, because I suggested Hitchens appearing and the joke would be Hitchens never smiling as jokes were made by other characters.

I would love to see Dawkins on this one.
Richard, if you ever get invited to participate, please try to be part of it.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:39:00 UTC | #405186

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 25 by Sally Luxmoore

How about the out-takes? Worth seeing?

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:02:00 UTC | #405189

HourglassMemory's Avatar Comment 26 by HourglassMemory

They could gather the outtakes, of all the episodes, and put them in the special features of the DVD's.
I think they don't have dvd's for sale but it could be a way to make money...
I'm sure some people would buy them (yes, even having them available on the internet), because it would, in the end, benefit both parties: Giving money to this group so they they could make more videos, and giving the buyer exclusive material which isn't available on the internet.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:08:00 UTC | #405192

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 27 by Sally Luxmoore

Comment #423419 by HourglassMemory

It certainly could. Quite a few takers here, I should imagine. Maybe The DVDs could be sold via this website, in the store?

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:12:00 UTC | #405193

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 28 by rod-the-farmer

I thought for a minute PZ was going to suggest Mr. Deity could leave a sign, like curing amputees for whom prayers have been said.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:25:00 UTC | #405197

nosuperstitionhere's Avatar Comment 29 by nosuperstitionhere

Great dig at Kirk and Ray; am I the only one who noticed the banana?

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:36:00 UTC | #405198

digibud's Avatar Comment 30 by digibud

I was smiling big time throughout the skit and then when the banana came out I just laughed out loud. I've gotten a kick out of all of the skits but the use of contemporary figures with the dig at Ray C. made this the best episode thus far.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:49:00 UTC | #405200