Daily Archives: September 13, 2009

This film is being kept out of US theaters

… Or so I’m told.

Chris Holmlund says of “Creation” in an email:

“The film was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has its British premiere on Sunday. It has been sold in almost every territory around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia. However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 % of Americans believe in the theory of evolution.”

Here’s a trailer:
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iThings you should know about me, and some questions

If you check my you-tube account and look at videos I’ve “liked” or “added” or whatever, ignore that. I’ve only ever added one (by Ana) and all the others are random click events.

If you ever want me to join a Facebook cause or group, send me an email asking me to do that. I routinely go through all the requests and click “no” or whatever really fast. Every now and then I realize I just clicked into oblivion something I might actually like to join or support but it is usually too late.

If you are not my facebook friend, then WTF????

I’ve been experimenting with Amazon Widgets here (in the sidebars) and here.

I’m looking for a sidebar widget for Quiche Moraine, which is a WordPress site, that does what Stephanie Zvan’s blogroll widget does on Almost Diamonds. Anybody know of one that works?

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NCSE Genie Scott reviews Darwin film. Likes it.

Of Creation, starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connolly, Scott says:

I believe it to be a thoughtful, well-made film that will change many views of Darwin held by the public – for the good. The acting is strong, the visuals are wonderful, and it treats with loving care the Victorian details of the furnishings at Down house and other sites (such as Malvern), and the local church.

The movie takes place after Darwin has returned from the Beagle voyage, and has settled down with his wife, Emma. It concentrates on their relationship, on the growth of their family, and of course, on the production of his most famous scientific work, On the Origin of Species. …

Read Genie’s review in its entirety here, at The Panda’s Thumb.

Atheists are the cause of 911 – treat them accordingly

Dave Mabus sent me this along with a threatening e-mail with a subject line I’ve used as the title of this post.

The email was cc’ed to me, but meant of PZ Myers, and it says:

Hey PZ Myers, you little fool…

Just wanted to let you know this has been posted on every forum of the internet. Some good came out of you after all. They will remember your ugly blaspheming head forever!

Good riddance….

If you comment on this post, I recommend you do not include a link-back because Dave will mine it for your email address and from now on you will get an obnoxious emails like this too. The emails will come in temporal clusters of several emails in a few days, then trail off. I assume this has something to do with his meds.

He sends these threatening and obnoxious emails to PZ’s family, employers, friends, and he sends emails like this to all of the “letters to the editors” and “comments” emial boxes of every major news outlet.

But he got something wrong. It is not true that this video is posted all over the internet. It was not posted, for instance, on my site.

Until now. Now it’s finally on my blog too, and I think that was the last one. So yo’re done, finally. You’re welcome Dave.