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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,19:04   

False WAD was prophetic:



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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,19:36   

The One True WAD is still a quote-mining jackass:
 
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Iím moving it to the top of the queue because of all the fuss about Ben Steinís EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED connecting Darwin to Hitler. Get over it ó there was a clear connection!


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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
Venus Mousetrap



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,19:50   

Quote (didymos @ April 18 2008,19:36)
The One True WAD is still a quote-mining jackass:
 
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Iím moving it to the top of the queue because of all the fuss about Ben Steinís EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED connecting Darwin to Hitler. Get over it ó there was a clear connection!

This from the same chap who denies any 'clear connection!' between ID and religion.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:28   

GRATE PROMIZE OFF TARD. THIS THREAD HAS IT:

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....essions

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:31   


"Will you critics stop sending me these"

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:40   

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008/04/discovery_salutes_expelled.html

"Ben Stein's unique and uproarious humor" says Casey.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
UnMark



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:42   

Quidam, you've brought much hilarity to my evenings the past couple days with these gems; the bald Dr. Evilstein had me in tears.

  
godsilove



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:52   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2008,20:40)
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008/04/discovery_salutes_expelled.html

"Ben Stein's unique and uproarious humor" says Casey.

"Hearing and seeing Richard Dawkins criticize the disingenuous and propagandistic approach of the National Center for Science Education"

What's that about?

   
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:53   

Expelled Exposed has moved up to the fourth spot in Google searches.

Edited for accuracy.  Fourth, not third.



yet.

Edited by Lou FCD on April 18 2008,21:54

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,20:57   

You know what's weird?  They still have have two upcoming screenings listed at the ultra-super-ninja-secret RSVP site:

http://rsvp.getexpelled.com/events/events/list

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:01   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2008,18:28)
GRATE PROMIZE OFF TARD. THIS THREAD HAS IT:

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....essions

Dave can haz firstest post:
 
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DaveScot

04/18/2008

7:11 pm

12:20pm Arbor - Great Hills, Austin

70 people

Some laughter, not a lot. Some groaning at the gratuitous God bashing, not a lot. Loud applause lasting about 1 minute from most of the audience at the conclusion.


I think he probably meant: "Some applause at the end, not a lot."

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
davey



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:15   

so i'm assuming the finished film included Imagine and the xvixo knockoff?

  
silverspoon



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:16   

So I went with my daughter and her boyfriend to see the movie Street Kings, and ended up watching the wrong movie. I think we ended up in the wrong theater because I stood on my head and saw ďtheater #9Ē. Thatís how we ended up in theater #6.

My daughter & companion, both in their mid twenties, had no foreknowledge of what to expect from this movie. All they knew is what I told them on the drive over; That it was a creationist propaganda flick. Neither of them follow the anti-evolution crap thatís spewed from the mouths of these knaves. Afterwards I asked each of them what the message this move is. This is what they told me:

1) If it wasnít for Darwin the holocaust would never have happened.
2) Science leads to atheism.
3) Richard Sternberg lost his office and was fired from the Smithsonian.
4) Robert Marks lab at Baylor was shutdown by the administration.
5) Boyfriend noticed the contradiction, where on the one hand the film tried to say ID wasnít religion, while making the exact opposite point at the same time.

I would have quizzed them more, but they just wanted to get away from this crazy man who drug them to the most boring movie either of them ever saw. Itís amazing what my daughter will go thru for movie Gummy Bears & Raisenetts.
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I counted 35 people in a 150 seat theater. Most in attendance were in the 40 to 50 age range. One couple brought 2 under 10 year old kids. I couldnít observe them from my vantage point. The teen (about 15 in front of me) was bored to tears, and kept checking her cell phone. This was at the 6:50 showing. †I figure Yoko Ono made about $315 at $9 a pop from this showing. Or maybe not. Imagine played for only about 10 seconds. I donít know if thatís enough for her to collect any damages.

I donít know enough about the Inner Life of a Cell animation to pass judgment whether they ripped off Harvard. But they did show a walking stick dragging a balloon while walking a string of DNA.

All in all it was exactly what I expected; lies and distortions galore. I hope Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker are happy now that they have †my $27 & the 90 minutes of my life Iíll never get back because their movie looked like a 6 to me. Iíll have a beer now if you donít mind.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:18   

Yahoo! reports 22,740 links to Expelled Exposed.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:21   

Quote (silverspoon @ April 18 2008,22:16)
All in all it was exactly what I expected; lies and distortions galore. I hope Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker are happy now that they have  my $27 & the 90 minutes of my life Iíll never get back because their movie looked like a 6 to me. Iíll have a beer now if you donít mind.

Thanks for the report, ss.

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silverspoon



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:28   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2008,20:40)
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008/04/discovery_salutes_expelled.html

"Ben Stein's unique and uproarious humor" says Casey.

The only laughter, which was slight, was when Berlinski called Dawkins a lizard and when Stein scratched his back. About 5 of the 35 (at the showing I was at) people clapped lightly at the end. †Oh, and Egnor believes he is Expelled because people on blogs call him names. What a nut.

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:29   


"More bad reviews? SEND IN THE FEMBOTS!

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:39   

Fresh from the DI:

 
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This film is going to be a classic and there is nothing the fulminating opposition can do about it. (In recent days they even resorted to threatening lawsuits, just confirming their growing reputation for ill-liberal spite.)


The whole this is just pure awesome. But I dig this bit:
 
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Frankly, I not only was skeptical, but also suspicious when I first heard about the film project a couple of years ago.


Frankly, I not only am skeptical about the expressed skepticism, I am also deeply unshocked that we now have the DI President and Stein confirming that the filmmakers had the whole thing planned out at least 2 years ago.

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,21:43   

That DI link was supposed to be http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008/04/discovery_salutes_expelled.html

Sorry.

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
godsilove



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,22:05   

Expelled Drinking Game:

http://bruinskeptics.org/2008/04/18/expelled-no-intelligence-allowed/

   
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,22:34   

Quote (Quidam @ April 18 2008,22:29)

"More bad reviews? SEND IN THE FEMBOTS!

Here's help...



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silverspoon



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,22:43   

On beer three now, and I just remember something that really set me off from the get-go. The first three minutes or so of Expelled had a soft violin version of All Along The Watchtower by Hendrix. That pissed me off from the start. It was like listening to a tuba & fife version of Blue Cheers Summertime Blues. I wanted to puke.

Yeah, Yeah--- itís a Who song originally I think. But Cheers version was better.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,22:53   

Quote (silverspoon @ April 18 2008,22:43)
On beer three now, and I just remember something that really set me off from the get-go. The first three minutes or so of Expelled had a soft violin version of All Along The Watchtower by Hendrix. That pissed me off from the start. It was like listening to a tuba & fife version of Blue Cheers Summertime Blues. I wanted to puke.

Yeah, Yeah--- itís a Who song originally I think. But Cheers version was better.

Watchtower is by Dylan, although Hendrix's version is the definitive one. Everyone tune to Eb and 3 and 4 and..

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,22:56   

Quote (silverspoon @ April 18 2008,20:43)
On beer three now, and I just remember something that really set me off from the get-go. The first three minutes or so of Expelled had a soft violin version of All Along The Watchtower by Hendrix. That pissed me off from the start. It was like listening to a tuba & fife version of Blue Cheers Summertime Blues. I wanted to puke.

Yeah, Yeah--- itís a Who song originally I think. But Cheers version was better.

Actually, Eddie Cochran did it first. His version blows Blue Cheer's and the Who's versions out of the water. †:angry:

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Reed



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,23:05   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2008,20:53)
Watchtower is by Dylan, although Hendrix's version is the definitive one.

Anyone want to lay odds they legitimately acquired the rights to this and the "Another brick in the wall" ?

A bottle of single malt scotch perhaps ? Anyone ? B....

  
silverspoon



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2008,23:10   

YOU HOMOS DONíT KNOW NOTHING. BLUE CHEER WAS THE LOUSTED BAND EVER !!! (next to Grand Funk who blew windows out of the Hampton Rhodes Coliseum), AND HENDRIX WHO COULD PLAY WITH HIS TEETH.

(I forgot about †Dylan)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2008,00:00   

Quote (Reed @ April 19 2008,00:05)
Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2008,20:53)
Watchtower is by Dylan, although Hendrix's version is the definitive one.

Anyone want to lay odds they legitimately acquired the rights to this and the "Another brick in the wall" ?

A bottle of single malt scotch perhaps ? Anyone ? B....

Gilmore is an atheist. I'm not sure about Waters, but he's certainly anti-religion. My money is on no, unless they mislead them like they did The Killers.

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2008,00:29   

The real reason for all those mean reviews from Matteo:
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I find it amusing that it is just a nine at rottentomatoes. 18 out of 20 reviewers seem constitutionally afraid of sticking their necks out and expressing the slightest approval for anything coming from the hated ďcreationistsĒ. I guess they want to hold on to their careers (and prejudices) or something. These are no doubt the same folks who wholeheartedly approve of propagandistic schlock from Morgan Spurlock or Michael Moore. But no one gets in any trouble for cheering that stuff.


Yeah, either that or maybe they just didn't actually like it.  Jesus Christ.....

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2008,00:51   

Some more choice snippets for your consideration:


CatSlinger:
 
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This ought to be merely the first of many well crafted excursions into the mainstream with ID.


One can only hope....

Cat continues:
 
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With such a small crowd, I was struck to hear sustained applause, thatís rare.


Apparently, going to sparsely attended documentary screenings is something of a hobby for the Slinger, since he/she seems to have some basis for applause duration comparison.

Sal:
 
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The 7:10 showing in Memphis was sold out!!!


Notable for it's brevity, mostly.

russ:
 
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The area where I saw the film is mostly lower to lower middle class and recent immigrant communities, which probably isnít the best demographic for this type of film, IMHO.

Great movie, but my skeptical friend slept through half of it (heís 70, and a regular napper).


Which half did he sleep through? If it's the latter, he may just have been 70 and really fucking bored.

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I was surprised by the ending drawing the lines between Hitler and Darwin. I thought it was unnecessary, perhaps. And then, perhaps itís time to really slap the Darwinists about a bit. I took a Catholic girl to watch the movie, she liked it too.


Suprised? Apparently, Gods iPod was avoiding spoilers. Uneccessary, perhaps? That's not quite the right word, either of them.

bevets:
 
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I was concerned that the Nazi connection would be overplayed. It was not. The central theme was the Berlin Wall. I thought it worked quite well. The reviews have been unfair and out of touch.


How does a review qualify as "out of touch"?  What, they were bitching that this newfangled technicolor nonsense was too distracting and the director needs to stop watching the Emm-Tee-Vee and get a haircut?

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Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
Reed



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2008,01:46   

Just so you know not all the reviews are negative: How to Share Your Faith Using Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Baptist press calls it A must see.

All Science so far!

  
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