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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,14:48   

A basic question which occurred to me in the wake of Dembki's 'Herman Munster' post:

Has Dembski ever made an attempt at humor that was actually funny?

I mean, looking back over the last year or two, what comes to mind is stuff like the Herman Munster 'joke' (which reminds me uncomfortably of stuff the wingnuts said about Kerry 3 years ago), his fart video, that stoopid 'brights' parody... Either guffawing at people's appearance, potty humor, stuff you'd expect of a ten-year-old boy with a very mediocre intellect. Maybe there are attempts at humor he's made that *were* funny, but I've just forgotten them. Anyone remember them?

I hesitate to say that Dembski is 'humorless' per se, since he clearly tries to make jokes, but his sense of humor seems rather stunted. Denyse O'Leary strikes me as a much more severe example of the same syndrome, who may actually qualify as completely humorless.

Now, the larger question: is this a syndrome? Is this inevitable? Is there something about the religious dogmatism and extremely narrow thinking necessary to being a Creationist that destroys one's ability to actually be deliberately funny and witty to anyone without an identical set of ideas? Maybe so. Try and imagine Pat Robertson or some Iranian mullah actually making a witty remark. Hard to see, no?

It's certainly not the case that religious people can't be funny: Jews practically invented modern American humor, and I've met Buddhist monks who had extremely robust senses of humor, and who told hilarious stories. But there seems to be something about fundamentalist Christianity and Islam that totally kills any trace of laugh-laugh, even if the person wants to be funny.

Observations?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,14:56   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 15 2007,14:48)
Now, the larger question: is this a syndrome? Is this inevitable? Is there something about the religious dogmatism and extremely narrow thinking necessary to being a Creationist that destroys one's ability to actually be deliberately funny and witty to anyone without an identical set of ideas? Maybe so. Try and imagine Pat Robertson or some Iranian mullah actually making a witty remark. Hard to see, no?

It's certainly not the case that religious people can't be funny: Jews practically invented modern American humor, and I've met Buddhist monks who had extremely robust senses of humor, and who told hilarious stories. But there seems to be something about fundamentalist Christianity and Islam that totally kills any trace of laugh-laugh, even if the person wants to be funny.

Observations?

I'll give you a topic: Creationist Humor is neither creative nor humorous.  Discuss.



Sorry. Stream of consciousness moment.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:09   

Denyse is a effing laugh riot!

http://post-darwinist.blogspot.com/

From her blog - moderation comments:

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My sides are just splitting.

Yeah.  I can see her headlining at The Comedy Club now.

She's about as funny as the Spanish Inquisition.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:11   

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Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 15 2007,14:48)
Now, the larger question: is this a syndrome? Is this inevitable? Is there something about the religious dogmatism and extremely narrow thinking necessary to being a Creationist that destroys one's ability to actually be deliberately funny and witty to anyone without an identical set of ideas? Maybe so. Try and imagine Pat Robertson or some Iranian mullah actually making a witty remark. Hard to see, no?

It's certainly not the case that religious people can't be funny: Jews practically invented modern American humor, and I've met Buddhist monks who had extremely robust senses of humor, and who told hilarious stories. But there seems to be something about fundamentalist Christianity and Islam that totally kills any trace of laugh-laugh, even if the person wants to be funny.

Observations?

I'll give you a topic: Creationist Humor is neither creative nor humorous.  Discuss.



Sorry. Stream of consciousness moment.

can't.

I'm all Verklempt.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:13   

I think intelligent people find incisive wit and satire to be very funny.

since those who support ID typically are not incisive, and appear to have lost the vast majority of their wits, they simply don't have much left to work with.

so..

we get a doll of Darwin who's head is being squeezed in a vise, or a fart joke of Judge Jones.

no real imagination, no wit.

They are the purveyors who consider "Jackass" to be high humor.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:14   

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Denyse is a effing laugh riot!


Ah, but remember, I clearly specified: deliberately funny. Can a creationist actually have an effective sense of humor?

(We all know they can be regular laff riots when they're trying to act all grown-up like.)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:18   

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we get a doll of Darwin who's head is being squeezed in a vise,


Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. Same trend: jokes you'd expect from a 10-YO boy.

I think I'm seeing a pattern here.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:19   

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Denyse is a effing laugh riot!


Ah, but remember, I clearly specified: deliberately funny. Can a creationist actually have an effective sense of humor?

(We all know they can be regular laff riots when they're trying to act all grown-up like.)

I thought I just made my case on that point.

no, they no longer, if they ever did, have the ability to be deliberately amusing in the sense that the vast majority of intelligent people would think such.

I'm serious; there is simply a different psychology there that seems to prohibit them from getting why Monty Python is funny when doing satire, and most certainly being able to use satire themselves in a humorous fashion.

I do even recall reading a study on this in my beginning psych course over 20 years ago.

you might try googling up something like "the psychology of humor" and see.  I'll bet you'll run into something along the lines of what I am saying here.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:21   

I dunno, JAD calling DaveScot a homozygous pile of garbage still makes me chuckle.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:25   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 15 2007,15:14)
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Denyse is a effing laugh riot!


Ah, but remember, I clearly specified: deliberately funny. Can a creationist actually have an effective sense of humor?

(We all know they can be regular laff riots when they're trying to act all grown-up like.)

Simple answer?  NO

Longer answer... this subject / discussion, might be worth a PhD to some enterprising young psychologist, because I do not recall now, or at any time in the past ever hearing / seeing an actual "funny" creao / IDist.  It's just not in them.

Yes, I think you are on to something!  Maybe onsomething too, but that I guess is another story.

Damn!  Very interesting!  Evo's / Scientist = funny.  IDers/Creos = NOT Funny.  But the fun starts in fitting in all those stodgy, unfunny professors I have known.  I know they weren't IDers or Creos, but they still weren't funny.  Not as un-funny as a Dembski, or a DaveScot, but still, not funny, and not someone to have a drink with.  

The Grant Request for this study might even merit it's own show on Comedy Central.  

Hmmm.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:31   

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might be worth a PhD to some enterprising young psychologist


I'm 99% sure this has already been done, and by different people looking at different angles of it.  I do recall reading snippets of this back in basic pych, so the studies on this must have been done quite a while back (probably 30 years or more)

again, check the psych lit.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:44   

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might be worth a PhD to some enterprising young psychologist


I'm 99% sure this has already been done, and by different people looking at different angles of it.  I do recall reading snippets of this back in basic pych, so the studies on this must have been done quite a while back (probably 30 years or more)

again, check the psych lit.

Ichthyic - Yeah.  I'm turning up lots of papers:

1.  Holy Shit - These People are Effing Dumb - University of Michigan Press.

2.  No Humor - No brains - Dr. Michael Egnor

3.  Jesus Christ - give it a rest already - The Wit and Wisdom of Kent Hovind - Anthology collected by his cellmates.

4.  Hey Peter - I can see your house from up here!
Christ On A Cross Collection - Vatican Library

5.  The Wit and Wisdom of IDers -(one page double-spaced paper)

5.  Knock Knock - Who's There - The funniest jokes of the Religious Right- (one page double-spaced paper)

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,15:56   

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2.  No Humor - No brains - Dr. Michael Egnor


you're kidding!

glad I don't use irony meters anymore.

oh wait, you are.

:D

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,16:01   

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I dunno, JAD calling DaveScot a homozygous pile of garbage still makes me chuckle.

Ah, but does Javison qualify as an actual 'creationist', as such?

I maintain that his belief that 'God diddit, then died' puts him in a category all his own.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,16:06   

I can just see Dembski getting all steamed up over the likes of Coyne, Judge Jones, all those Behe haters, and  . . . well . . . just about anyone who doesn't bow to his Isaac Newton-like DR. DR. status. Hello!?! This guy just screams out "Napoleonic complex".    
Dembski thinks to himself:

Unlike Dembski, I use reliable sources to back up my points. According to  Conservapedia, a napoleonic complex leads to "overly aggressive tendencies by some to compensate for being short or small. It is not endemic of all short people, and is only relevent for a small number for whom lack of physical stature may lead to difficulties in accepting themselves." Clearly conservapedia is describing Dembski. Here the only difference is that rather than lacking in height, Dembski lacks intellect. Otherwise the resemblance is obvious . . . his overt aggressiveness, when in the safety of his heavily moderated blog(not in public forums like court though) is clearly a sign of one who fels a need to compensate for a small something (intellect in this case). Furthermore, he clearly has difficulty accepting himself. Thus the need to be the Isaac Newton of Information Theory, and get so puffed up about his staus as DR. DR.

So while Coyne might be likened to Frankenstein, I think an appropriate image for Dembski would be either the Elmer Fudd imaged above, or the Napoleon Dynamite image here

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,16:07   

Maybe humor uses some of the same brain circuitry that objective thinking uses, so when one suppresses that circuitry in order to prevent objective thinking, as a side effect it also suppresses the humor function as well?

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2007,16:10   

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I maintain that his belief that 'God diddit, then died' puts him in a category rubber room all his own.


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I use reliable sources to back up my points. According to  Conservapedia,


see, irony and satire are funny.

nice bit of artwork, too.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,02:39   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 15 2007,15:13)
I think intelligent people find incisive wit and satire to be very funny.

since those who support ID typically are not incisive, and appear to have lost the vast majority of their wits, they simply don't have much left to work with.

so..

we get a doll of Darwin who's head is being squeezed in a vise, or a fart joke of Judge Jones.

no real imagination, no wit.

They are the purveyors who consider "Jackass" to be high humor.

I think that you may be onto something.

There does apear to be a difference between what is considered as funny here when compared to UD.

Toilet humour seems common at UD while satire is popular here.

On a different forum I once made a claim that what we find funny changes as we grow older.

I (now) believe (after reading this) that it may be possible to calculate mental development by what we do and do-not consider humorous funny.

Alternatively, it could be just a coincidence that many people here apreciate python etc. While most IDers consider Darwin dolls in a vice and fart jokes the apex of sophistication (in comedy).

Hey, you could write a thesis on this and maybe be a Dr. Dr. yourself.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,08:42   

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I dunno, JAD calling DaveScot a homozygous pile of garbage still makes me chuckle.

That is just a classic line.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,11:40   

IMHO good humor, particularly good satire, packs measures of both pleasure and aggression - about which these folks are notably conflicted. As does eroticism, in perhaps different measures.  How erotic are these people?

Case closed.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,12:57   

I'm still trying to find one shred of humor in that "Brites" site that Dembski set up.  The articles are supposed to be Onion-like but they are dense and humorless.  I can't find evidence of satire, just lame attempts at mocking.  The Onion makes me chuckle (i've got a subscription).  The Brites site actually makes me gag a little bit supratentorially.  I actually feel a little uncomfortable reading it because the person writing the articles hasn't a grasp on what comedy is, yet I think he/she feels they are writing the funniest thing in the world.  Blech.  Comedy is a talent.  Thinking you have that talent when you don't is pathetic and annoying.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,13:48   

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Hey, you could write a thesis on this and maybe be a Dr. Dr. yourself.


having gone through the process before, it gives one a sense for what has likely been done before, and while not impossible (see the kin selection in plants thread!), it seems highly improbable to me that someone wouldn't have done this before.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,18:08   

This tread puts me in mind of Lt. Hauk in Good Morning Vietnam: "Sir, in my heart, I know I'm funny."

It does appear to be true that a certain mindset, particularly the Right Wing Authoritarian one, is incapable of very advanced or clever humour. I think in identifying the basis a good place to look is in the mind's capacity for abstraction. All good humour works because it relates to something familiar, and a good joke is a bizarre abstraction of a potentially real scenario.

There's no question that the mental gymnastics and games played with logic and rationality take their toll on capacity for abstract thinking. That this would thus affect one's sense of humour is probably a given.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,18:56   

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This tread puts me in mind of Lt. Hauk in Good Morning Vietnam: "Sir, in my heart, I know I'm funny."


yes, indeed it does.  pretty good pictorial representation of the phenomenon.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,19:38   

Funy is Teh SINNNNNN!!!!!!!!!LOL

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2007,23:54   

Reminds me of this attempt at biting satire:

[The Mutations performing] "Overwhelming Evidence"

The weird part is that they thought it was somehow really clever.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,07:15   

I can't believe that anyone thought that "Overwhelming Evidence" song was funny.  I felt extreme embarrassment for the women who were singing that song.  The lyrics were nowhere near witty or clever.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,10:55   

Please forgive the crosspost from here - it is very much on topic I promise.

AFDave's attempt at humour:
 
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OK ... I'm in a good mood so here's a joke for you to sleep on. The old timers already know this one,so this is for the new timers (?)

Why did the evolutionist go to the dentist?

Because he had a truth-ache.
[Dave inserts three *lol* emoticons here. No, really.]
(Sorry ... I'll go to bed now)

I rest my case :)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,12:13   

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Please forgive the crosspost from here - it is very much on topic I promise.

AFDave's attempt at humour:
   
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OK ... I'm in a good mood so here's a joke for you to sleep on. The old timers already know this one,so this is for the new timers (?)

Why did the evolutionist go to the dentist?

Because he had a truth-ache.
[Dave inserts three *lol* emoticons here. No, really.]
(Sorry ... I'll go to bed now)

I rest my case :)

Geez, afDave told that one here yonks ago! I replied with my own lame-ity:

What time does afDave go to the dentist?

Truth-hurty!

-three "LAME!" emoticons-

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,12:21   

Yeah, I noticed he got the same reply again, as well as a reminder that it was such an old joke.
Did anyone remind him that it's not actually very funny??
Oh yeah...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,12:47   

Truth-ache.

That says it all, doesn't it.

Yes, humor requires intelligence and a degree of mental freedom.

Take me for instance.  I'm very smart and very funny (I have a degree in Mental Freedom).  Really, just ask me.

I have never met a funny creationist as in funny-ha-ha.  They're all very serious, or childish or seriously childish.

I almost never engage them on topic.  Why bother?  They're not interested in the topic.  That's why I go for the juggler, instead.  Once you take out the juggler all you're left with is the dog act.

OK, here's an original unless my sub-conscious stole it, which is possible.

Dembski and a monkey go into a bar.
The bartender says to the monkey, "Hey, you know that guy?"
And the monkey says, "No relation."

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,13:38   

nope never heard that one, bill.  Not bad if it's an original.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2007,13:40   

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Did anyone remind him that it's not actually very funny??


yeah, as noted by many, it simply wouldn't have helped.

evidentiary arguments of any kind are totally lost on these folks.

I'm sure Dave thought it was funny, just like the other Dave is absolutely convinced he wins every argument he actually loses.

denial is like that.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,08:26   

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IMHO good humor, particularly good satire, packs measures of both pleasure and aggression - about which these folks are notably conflicted. As does eroticism, in perhaps different measures.  How erotic are these people?


Homo.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,14:26   

What I notice about the humour of these people that remains so childish, which is of course to be expected since they clearly possess undeveloped cognitive skills.

A good joke takes reality and bends it, that's what makes it funny: it's almost familiar. The alternative reality of the creos leads only to insular humour - they're only funny if you subscribe to the worldview.

A pun is usually useful, but better puns require a better grasp of word definitions, something which Creo-bots have a hard time with.

Cognition and abstraction go hand in hand, when these are limited then good humour is impossible. The only fun derived is of the "poking" (at the evilutionist atheist conspirator) variety. That's an in joke to the in group, a bonding joke.

The preponderance of fart humour belies not only poor humour, but poor wit. Wit speaks to a clear point, an observation or assertion of an evident truism, laced with humour. The wit must first have an answer from which to draw a witty response. Thus, either the purveyor of the fart joke lacks wit, or else he has no answer.

The little flash animation I saw post Dover, with heads yakking (not sure where I watched it but if anyone knows the one please linky) was pretty sad, and the absence of anything actually witty was telling.

It's hard to be funny when the law just told you "you suck".

Cheers
Spags

PS.. this may, or may not, be funny:

How many AFDave's does it take to change a lightbulb?

LIGHTBULBS CHANGED IN ONE MINUTE:
SCIENCE AGAIN CHAMPIONS THE ANTHROPOCENTRIC FAITH!

i have shown how lightbulb changing was a tenet of the Queen of Sciences (theology) before Darwin, who claimed that lightbulbs changed gradually over millions of years. But when I googled "lightbulb changing" I found countless papers showing that lightbulbs were DESIGNED to be changed safely and RAPIDLY, allowing plenty of time for lightbulbs to have developed into millions of different varieties in the 4700 years since the flood!

As OA, Faid and others have rightly pointed out, someone here is making fallacies of definition and argumentum ad googlum, and that person is Eric. Sorry Eric you need to get on topic, we're not addressing lightbulb factories at this time as I already covered that in my Alberts quotation, which you have not addressed. If you can get on topic I may consider reading your posts again.

Todays topic...
LONGLIFE LIGHTBULBS DEMONSTRATES VALIDITY OF LONGLIFE PATRIARCHS
Now someone, I think it was VoxRat but I don't read his posts either, was asking...[ad-infinitum, ad nauseum..]

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,14:33   

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How many AFDave's does it take to change a lightbulb?


Hmmm... I know there's a good answer to this joke:

How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?





suggestions?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,14:54   

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How many AFDave's does it take to change a lightbulb?


Hmmm... I know there's a good answer to this joke:

How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?





suggestions?

None. He is too dim to notice it has stopped working:??

Bah! Forgot to do satire.

  
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Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 18 2007,14:33)
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How many AFDave's does it take to change a lightbulb?


Hmmm... I know there's a good answer to this joke:

How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?





suggestions?

It doesn't take any, homo

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,14:59   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 18 2007,14:58)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 18 2007,14:33)
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How many AFDave's does it take to change a lightbulb?


Hmmm... I know there's a good answer to this joke:

How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?





suggestions?

It doesn't take any, homo

Real Autodicks ™ aren't afeared of the dark.

ooh, that's good.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,15:17   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 18 2007,14:33)
Hmmm... I know there's a good answer to this joke:

How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?

Just one, but the bulb will never want to be changed again since no one can screw one in like Davescot. In fact, lamps are just begging him to change their bulbs.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,15:42   

Quote

How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?


None. The lightbulb is no longer with us.   :angry:

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,20:17   

Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ June 18 2007,08:26)
     
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ June 16 2007,11:40)
IMHO good humor, particularly good satire, packs measures of both pleasure and aggression - about which these folks are notably conflicted. As does eroticism, in perhaps different measures.  How erotic are these people?


Homo.

I know you didn't mean that. At AtBC we say,

"Homo, IMHO."

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,20:18   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 18 2007,15:42)
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How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?


None. The lightbulb is no longer with us.   :angry:

LOL!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,20:34   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 18 2007,16:42)
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How many Dave Scots does it take to change a lightbulb?


None. The lightbulb is no longer with us.   :angry:

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Arden, you win whatever we call the comedy award around here.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,22:03   

No way, Steve!  I demand a recount.

OK, Dembski and a monkey walk into a bar and the bartender says to the monkey, "Is he with you?" and the monkey replies, "No relation."

(Now that's funny on many levels.  It's got a talking monkey and a twist on teh creationist.)

Then the bartender says, "He looks hot!  Is he erotic?" and the monkey replies, "Homo."

(That is a scream on several levels.  First, the talking monkey.  Always a winner.  Then the play on the creationist fear of homosexuals.  But the monkey's simple reply of "homo" could be taken several ways:  self, homosexual or homoerotic)  Drinks all around for the monkey.

As for how many AFDaves it takes to change a lightbulb the answer is zero because the light never came on.  Therefore, they don't know it's burned out!

OK, here's my final attempt for the night:

Paul Nelson, Dembski and Behe go into a bar.
Behe orders a duck on the rocks.
Dembski orders a Waterloo.
Nelson says he'll have what the other two guys are having.
The bartender says, "But what they ordered is nonsense."
And Nelson replies, "Well, make mine a double!"

I think I'm ready to quit my day job!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,22:41   

Quote (Doc Bill @ June 18 2007,22:03)
No way, Steve!  I demand a recount.

OK, Dembski and a monkey walk into a bar and the bartender says to the monkey, "Is he with you?" and the monkey replies, "No relation."

(Now that's funny on many levels.  It's got a talking monkey and a twist on teh creationist.)

Then the bartender says, "He looks hot!  Is he erotic?" and the monkey replies, "Homo."

(That is a scream on several levels.  First, the talking monkey.  Always a winner.  Then the play on the creationist fear of homosexuals.  But the monkey's simple reply of "homo" could be taken several ways:  self, homosexual or homoerotic)  Drinks all around for the monkey.

As for how many AFDaves it takes to change a lightbulb the answer is zero because the light never came on.  Therefore, they don't know it's burned out!

OK, here's my final attempt for the night:

Paul Nelson, Dembski and Behe go into a bar.
Behe orders a duck on the rocks.
Dembski orders a Waterloo.
Nelson says he'll have what the other two guys are having.
The bartender says, "But what they ordered is nonsense."
And Nelson replies, "Well, make mine a double!"

I think I'm ready to quit my day job!

Are you here all week?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,22:45   

I'd like to say I'm opening at the Sands but does the Sands even exist?



Behe goes into a bar and orders a Zombie.

The bartender looks at him and says, "Sorry, Dembski left 10 minutes ago."



Am I on a roll or what?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,22:55   

Quote (Doc Bill @ June 18 2007,22:45)
Behe goes into a bar and orders a Zombie.

The bartender looks at him and says, "Sorry, Dembski left 10 minutes ago."

William Dembski, Sal Cordova and Denyse O'Leary walk into a bar.

The bartender says, "What is this, some kind of joke?"

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,22:59   

mr. DNA,

I bow at your feet.

Doc Bill

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,23:25   

Quote (Doc Bill @ June 18 2007,22:45)
I'd like to say I'm opening at the Sands but does the Sands even exist?



Behe goes into a bar and orders a Zombie.

The bartender looks at him and says, "Sorry, Dembski left 10 minutes ago."



Am I on a roll or what?

Calls to mind the late Spalding Gray:

"A skeleton walked into a bar and asked for a beer and a mop."

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2007,23:29   

Behe is celebrating the publishing of Edge of Evolution.  After 10 pints, turns and hurls on the floor.

There amongst the chunder is a copy of Darwin's Black Box.

Behe says, "I don't remember regurgitating that."

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,00:07   

i bet he didn't even remember consuming it, either.

I do often wonder if he actually reads what he writes.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,00:37   

Michael Behe walks into a bar, orders a beer, and tries to pick a chick up. And she doesn't withdraw, which is encouraging, so he asks her her name.

"Carmen. It's not my real name, but I like cars, and I like men, so I changed it."

"That's pretty. You know, I renamed myself just now," says Behe.

"Oh, really? To what?" she asks.

"Beersex." :)  Smooth.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,00:54   

Quote (Doc Bill @ June 18 2007,22:45)
I'd like to say I'm opening at the Sands but does the Sands even exist?

It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.

http://www.pcap.com/sandsimp.htm

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,01:44   

Quote (Kristine @ June 19 2007,00:37)
Michael Behe walks into a bar, orders a beer, and tries to pick a chick up. And she doesn't withdraw, which is encouraging, so he asks her her name.

"Carmen. It's not my real name, but I like cars, and I like men, so I changed it."

"That's pretty. You know, I renamed myself just now," says Behe.

"Oh, really? To what?" she asks.

"Beersex." :)  Smooth.

Okay, I didn't want to do this, but this one has provoked me... (note to mods: Feel free to delete this or move it to The Bathroom Wall if it crosses any boundaries.)

DaveScot walks into a bar and sits at the counter. Other than the bartender, the only other person in the place is Denyse O'Leary, perched on a stool at the opposite end of the bar.

"Hey barkeep," hollers DS, "get me a beer and get that douchebag at the end of the bar whatever she wants."

The bartender is offended: "Listen, mister, this is a respectable establishment; if you want to talk like that, you can take your business elsewhere."

Rolling his eyes, DS says to the bartender, "Fine, fine. "Please get me a beer, and get that 'lady' at the end of the bar whatever she wants."

The bartender gets Dave his beer and then approaches Denyse O'Leary. "Excuse me, ma'am; that gentleman at the end of the bar would like to buy you a drink. What would you like?"

"I'll have a vinegar & water."

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,07:08   

As others have said, the problem is that creationists like to take things literally, which is very child-like.

For example, a creationist walks into a bar with a pig under his arm and the barman asks
"where did you get that?"
"I won him in a raffle"
said the pig.

OK, very old and not very funny but I suspect the common or garden YEC might just say that it's a silly joke because pigs can't talk.  And this from people who have no problems with talking snakes or even talking burning bushes!  My apologies for any Irony Meters which have just given warning buzzes.

Of course, ID people like to think they're more sophisticated but their "humour" rather gives the game away.  Silly pictures with Darwin dolls with heads in vices (UK spelling) or even puerile animations with fart noises are exactly the sort of thing which might appeal to an 8 year old.

Just the age when you almost stop believing in Father Christmas but can't quite manage to do so, just in case.

There is something both child-like and childish about the YEC and ID crowds.  Perhaps the most telling sign of this is that would have us believe what they say is true because they say so

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,07:34   

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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,08:09   

This post is the one thing I've seen at UD that actually was sort of funny, in a preachy way.  Dembski didn't come up with it, of course, but at least he did recognize that it was funny...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,09:12   

Quote (keiths @ June 19 2007,14:09)
This post is the one thing I've seen at UD that actually was sort of funny, in a preachy way.  Dembski didn't come up with it, of course, but at least he did recognize that it was funny...

I suspect that the way I find that funny is somewhat different to Dumbski.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,10:21   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 19 2007,07:34)
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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,10:43   

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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,12:14   

Quote (SpaghettiSawUs @ June 19 2007,09:12)
 
Quote (keiths @ June 19 2007,14:09)
This post is the one thing I've seen at UD that actually was sort of funny, in a preachy way.  Dembski didn't come up with it, of course, but at least he did recognize that it was funny...

I suspect that the way I find that funny is somewhat different to Dumbski.

"He's still funny, but not ha-ha funny."



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,13:24   

Quote (Ra-Úl @ June 19 2007,10:21)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 19 2007,07:34)
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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.



Ra-Úl

You live in Vegas?

I hope you aren't drinking the tap water, 'cause that would explain it, if you were.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,14:05   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?[/quote]
I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.

Wow, far out man!  You did LDS while me and my group was doing LSD!  

Dude! I just couldn't get off on those Mormons (Latter Day Saints).  They kept getting stuck up my nose.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,14:12   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 19 2007,14:05)
Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.[/quote]
Wow, far out man!  You did LDS while me and my group was doing LSD!  

Dude! I just couldn't get off on those Mormons (Latter Day Saints).  They kept getting stuck up my nose.

LDS / LSD

Coincidence? I think not.
:angry:

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,14:20   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 19 2007,14:05)
Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.[/quote]
Wow, far out man!  You did LDS while me and my group was doing LSD!  

Dude! I just couldn't get off on those Mormons (Latter Day Saints).  They kept getting stuck up my nose.

I think it is a reference to Star Trek: The Journey Home.  Trying to explain Spock's odd behavior, Kirk says "Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS."

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,14:27   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 19 2007,14:20)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 19 2007,14:05)
Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.

Wow, far out man!  You did LDS while me and my group was doing LSD!  

Dude! I just couldn't get off on those Mormons (Latter Day Saints).  They kept getting stuck up my nose.[/quote]
I think it is a reference to Star Trek: The Journey Home.  Trying to explain Spock's odd behavior, Kirk says "Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS."

Ha!  I knew that all the time!  It was just Street Theater!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,14:53   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
Quote (Ra-Úl @ June 19 2007,10:21)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 19 2007,07:34)
 
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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.



Ra-Úl

You live in Vegas?

I hope you aren't drinking the tap water, 'cause that would explain it, if you were.

We have tap water? That thing we use for model rocket fuel is water? Sheesh. I think the time warp is just cause by breathing too much dust from the implosions, and I live two miles from the Strip . . . first we got to glow in the dark from the atmospheric nukes (used to watch them from the church roof) and then we had to drink industrially processed water, and then came the implosions. I don't drink water. I drin Bishop's finger ale and Aguardiente.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,14:54   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 19 2007,14:05)
Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.[/quote]
Wow, far out man!  You did LDS while me and my group was doing LSD!  

Dude! I just couldn't get off on those Mormons (Latter Day Saints).  They kept getting stuck up my nose.

Hey, it's a Star Trek quote . . . the movie with the whales and transparent aluminium . . .


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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,15:00   

Quote (Ra-Úl @ June 19 2007,14:54)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 19 2007,14:05)
Quote (Ichthyic @ June 19 2007,13:24)
That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.

Wow, far out man!  You did LDS while me and my group was doing LSD!  

Dude! I just couldn't get off on those Mormons (Latter Day Saints).  They kept getting stuck up my nose.[/quote]
Hey, it's a Star Trek quote . . . the movie with the whales and transparent aluminium . . .


Ra-Úl

Dude, I know!  Carlsonjok clued me in.  I guess I really diddo too much LSD in the 6o's!  (Although trying to stick LDS Marie Osmond up my nose wouldn't have been that bad an idea, back in the day!)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,15:12   

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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.



Ra-Úl

You live in Vegas?

I hope you aren't drinking the tap water, 'cause that would explain it, if you were.

We have tap water? That thing we use for model rocket fuel is water? Sheesh. I think the time warp is just cause by breathing too much dust from the implosions, and I live two miles from the Strip . . . first we got to glow in the dark from the atmospheric nukes (used to watch them from the church roof) and then we had to drink industrially processed water, and then came the implosions. I don't drink water. I drin Bishop's finger ale and Aguardiente.

Ra-Úl:

Everyone I've ever met who actually came from Las Vegas has been a complete loon. Is this accurate, or just a horribly unfair sweeping generalization based on far too small a sampling?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2007,15:28   

hmm, i have relatives from Vegas.

are they loony?

yeah, probably.

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It met its designed end Nov 26 last year, 2:06 am.


That page says "1996".

Where do you get your time-warps from?

I did too much LDS in the 60's . . . since I live basically down the street from the Sands I should have really remembered it couldn't have been last year, but I still live in the 90's anyway.



Ra-Úl

You live in Vegas?

I hope you aren't drinking the tap water, 'cause that would explain it, if you were.

We have tap water? That thing we use for model rocket fuel is water? Sheesh. I think the time warp is just cause by breathing too much dust from the implosions, and I live two miles from the Strip . . . first we got to glow in the dark from the atmospheric nukes (used to watch them from the church roof) and then we had to drink industrially processed water, and then came the implosions. I don't drink water. I drin Bishop's finger ale and Aguardiente.

Ra-Úl:

Everyone I've ever met who actually came from Las Vegas has been a complete loon. Is this accurate, or just a horribly unfair sweeping generalization based on far too small a sampling?

Yes, this place is full of loonies. As the old ad for a stand-up comedy lounge used to say : 'cause in a town full of nude ice skaters needs a few laughs.' Aside from the tourist aspect we are in a way a part of the social sewer system of the republic, where every one used to come to hide out, change identity, disappear from the charted part of civilizatio, a distan serai in the desert. We have, sadly, lost part of that aspect, but kept the nude ice skaters. In exchange we get good cheap liquor store open 24/7. And nude ice skaters have their own allure.

Ra-Úl

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: July 11 2017,10:18   

Spammers certainly aren't funny.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: July 12 2017,19:53   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 11 2017,08:18)
Spammers certainly aren't funny.

Not at all. Less funny than creationists.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 13 2017,09:37   

Those two categories aren't mutually exclusive.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2017,10:02   

daily spam lately.

   
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