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Old 01-21-2013, 20:33   #83
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Originally Posted by Syclone538 View Post
There is a video of Richard Dawkins and PZ Meyers (sp?) talking about their experience being interviewed for the movie, and being kicked off the property of the premier. I'll see if I can find it.
It was only PZ; Dawkins wasn't recognized, and allowed in.

PZ Myers talks about the irony of being expelled from the premier of a movie about creationists complaining about being expelled for being creationists:

There is a rich, deep kind of irony that must be shared. Iím blogging this from the Apple store in the Mall of America, because Iím 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 Ö but I was Expelled! It was kind of weird ó I was standing in line, hadnít 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 wasnít 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 wasnít I allowed in, but I had to leave the premises immediately. Like right that instant.

I complied.

Iím still laughing though. You donít know how hilarious this is. Not only is it the extreme hypocrisy of being expelled from their Expelled movie, but thereís another layer of amusement. Deep, belly laugh funny. Yeah, Iíd be rolling around on the floor right now, if I werenít so dang dignified.

You see Ö well, have you ever heard of a sabot? Itís a kind of sleeve or lightweight carrier used to surround a piece of munition fired from a gun. It isnít the actually load intended to strike the target, but may even be discarded as it leaves the barrel.

Iím a kind of sabot right now.

They singled me out and evicted me, but they didnít notice my guest. They let him go in escorted by my wife and daughter. I guess they didnít recognize him. My guest was Ö

Richard Dawkins.

Heís in the theater right now, watching their movie.

Tell me, are you laughing as hard as I am?
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