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Penn & Teller - BULLSHIT!

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Maybe I'm the last to know, but Penn & Teller have a show called "BULLSHIT!" on showtime where they debunk spiritist and new age hoakum. As you might expect with a name like that, they pull no punches. I saw the episode called Talking to the dead, where Penn called folks who see beyond the grave "quite literally MOTHERFUCKERS!" because they desecrate the memory of loved ones. (The show is not for the genteel, there is a fair amount of cussing...)The show airs on Showtime 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Fridays, and replays on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. So last week's episode was on alien abductions, which will replay 2/13 at 10:00. I didn't see it, but it should be very tasty - it includes David Icke, a certified nutball who thinks various world leaders such as the Bush family are an alien race of reptilian shape-shifters. The new show this Friday is on the end of the world.Looks like they have some interesting topics line up after that... Edited by: LanDroid at: 2/9/03 10:01:18 pm
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LanDroidWow, it might be worth ordering Showtime for this! I hope their methods of debunking extend a bit further than just launching ad hominems. LOLChris
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This looks great!! Looks like they're going to go on Tim LaHaye on the 14th....there's nobody I like to see debunked more than him!!
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Last night's episode was on "The end of the world". Penn & Teller skip around a lot and don't do a thorough debunking, but still do quite a bit of damage in quick attacks. For example, they showed James Hogue (sp?) a weird Nostradamus fanatic who even LOOKS like Nostradamus in a long beard, sporting some sort of blue knitted beret. He is saying things like "Nostradamus mentions a world leader named Mbash. Now if you rotate the M into a W and change just one other letter, that becomes W. Bush. Isn't that incredible?" "Who the FUCK says you can change letters around?" roars Penn.Cut to James Randi who says "Oh looky here on page 128 of Hogue's book, Nostradamus says the Ayotollah Khomeini is the anti-Christ! Ooooops, Khomeini died some time ago without fulfilling the Biblical prophesies, so obviously that was wrong. Oh but now looky here in THE SECOND EDITION of the same book, also on page 128, Nostradamus now says the anti-Christ is, you guessed it - Saddam Hussein!" Penn adds, "This guy is THE ESSENCE OF BULLSHIT!" aHAHAAAAAAA! They also showed a few pathetic characters like a giggly Canadian who buried 20+ school buses underground and turned them into the largest private bomb shelter.... Edited by: LanDroid at: 2/15/03 12:07:31 pm
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OMG I have to get Showtime!Chris
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