Red State Update: Night at the Creation Museum

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A friend from grad school sent me the following clip from his home town.

Warning: some strong language and stereotypes.

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[Warning: some strong language and stereotypes.]

Now that’s funny. I don’t care who you are… But heck I didn’t see no stereos in it let alone types of stereos…

Support bacteria. They’re the only culture some people have. GIT-R-DONE!!

It’s not my home town. It’s where I got my Master’s degree. Shoot, I think I just made things worse.

Budweiser, Jack Daniel’s, American Flags. They can’t be all bad. :-)

“davidmabus” strikes again. Can somebody who receives that spam in their email, forum, or blog please forward this response along? Feel free to add to it, I’m only responding to the bits I don’t have to watch on youtube.

-Um, the last name is Zwinge. Yes, it’s quite real. “Randi” is an adoption of his stage name from his days as professional illusionist. Comes from his real first name, Randall (his full name is Randall James Hamilton Zwinge). Nowadays he simply answers to “James Randi.” A little research, even a casual Google search, easily clears this up. A bit of effort is not too much to ask. It also helps you appear credible.

-40 years? Funny, I thought the Million Dollar Challenge has only been in existence since 1998. An earlier version of the challenge had a prize starting at $100, then ten times that, then ten times that, then ten times that…

-“Total control?” Hardly. They ask the claimant to help design the testing procedure, and it must be mutually agreed upon by both parties. That means the claimant has just as much veto power as the JREF.

-There’s still time to go through the tests and claim the money, it’s not going to die until 2010. Like many people have already opined, they have better things to do with that money than wait around for nobody to claim it. link

I think we saw those guys on the PT field trip to the Creomuseum. Wes may have even got a pic of them. :)

David Mabus is really Dennis Markuze, and he lives in Montreal, Canada.

He’s been spamming all the blogs heavily (and personal emails) for the last month or so.

He’s actually considered to be dangerously unstable.

I highly suggest not responding to anything he posts.

Nope. Not funny. Heavy-handed and no point at all, a-tall except “they’re stupid and we, who are not, look down on their pitiful stupid stupidity, replete with pseudo-rural, pseudo-Southern speech tics and paraphernalia.” At least the stereotyping is _admitted_: so the warning is fair.

This makes _us_ look dumb. Sophomoric jeering always makes the jeerer look dumber than the jeeree.

Well, te gustabus non disputiatum and all that. It’s not a matter for logic. It’s a matter for laugh reflex versus gag reflex. For me, the latter.

I agree, Larry.

When you try too hard to be funny, especially when you’re aiming for “Wacky” funny, or “Satire” funny, you rarely succeed, especially when your only material are stereotypes and cultural references.

Well… I just about “BUST-a-GUT” when he said “Sunday is the day they kill the chickens!”. LoL

To be honest, I was confused. I didn’t know if this was a satire or it was real. After months, years!, of reading so much non-sense from ID/creationist is hard to tell…

There is no doubt about it, this is obviously satire. Dinosaurs in the garden of Eden and on the Ark is a big clue. I loved it. I wouldn’t worry about unfair stereotyping. This is in the tradition of Hee Haw, Foxworthy, and RedGreen. I noticed it didn’t talk about any regions of the country, or any particular religion, and only mentioned money making businesses like the Creation Museum. It’s good clean fun. Remember, we are in a cultural war, and we need simple fun messages. Go For It!

Larry Gilman said:

Nope. Not funny. Heavy-handed and no point at all, a-tall except “they’re stupid and we, who are not, look down on their pitiful stupid stupidity, replete with pseudo-rural, pseudo-Southern speech tics and paraphernalia.” At least the stereotyping is _admitted_: so the warning is fair.

This makes _us_ look dumb. Sophomoric jeering always makes the jeerer look dumber than the jeeree.

Well, te gustabus non disputiatum and all that. It’s not a matter for logic. It’s a matter for laugh reflex versus gag reflex. For me, the latter.

Actually African-Americans have a very high percentage of creationists. I do not think anyone could get away with making a parallel video with them as the main characters.

I think people are taking this video a little too seriously. If it were on Saturday Night Live or the Comedy Channel, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it. Larry G, it has excellent points. Point 1: Dinosaurs are ubiquitious in our society, even in the Creation Museum, and Creation has no answer for them. Point 2: Our complex society can not take Sundays off, we have moved on. That is one Biblical injunction that has fallen by the wayside. These are good points for satire.

OMG, people, this is not some random video, it’s a running satirical series with easily a couple of hundred videos. They’ve been on CNN at least twice. They’ve been all over the political blogosphere for a long time.

Doesn’t anyone actually click on the youtube link to see where these videos come from? Even on the net, intellectual curiosity does reveal things.

Larry Gilman said: replete with pseudo-rural, pseudo-Southern speech tics and paraphernalia

Having spent most of my life in Tennessee, I can tell you that there’s nothing “pseudo” about the Southern speech “tics.” There are plenty of people in east and middle Tennessee who talk EXACTLY like that. It’s completely authentic, and those guys are Murfreesboro natives. And if you think all the paraphernaia - the beer cans, the flags, the overalls - is phony … then I doubt you’ve spent much time in the area.

A clarification: I meant that the accents are entirely authentic, not the entire video. Although I met any number of people in Murfreesboro during my time there who could have come out with just about any of this and mean it.

funny as all get out, but this was posted on PT about a year ago

I have lived all my life in Alabama, and I can tell you the stereotype in this video is dead on accurate. I was in Mammoth Cave Hotel a few days ago. Late one evening I went to the lobby (where there is wi-fi) to check email. I sat there reading my email and listening to the employees at the check-in counter talking about how if Obama is elected “he don’t want to be sworn in on the Bible. He’ll be sworn in on that Muslim bible”, of which they tried and failed to remember the name. I wouldn’t suggest worrying too much about the Southern stereotypes.

ROFLMAO…I live in Paltryville, TX and these are my neighbors. No stereotypes…them’s real!!! Lighten up, loosen up and the pole will slide out sans Astroglide. I promise.

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