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Dave W.
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USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2004 :  22:58:52  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
We would like to create a "Skeptic's Calendar" for 2005 (at least). To do so, we need topical images for 12 months, with perhaps some text, and we'd like your help.

We'd like the ideas to be humorous, and have something to do with their associated month. Too much detail in the images is going to be impossible this year, but keep your ideas in mind for next year, too.

So far, we've got ideas for:

February: An image of Darwin (born in February) in boxing gloves, beating the snot out of the Bible (or at least Genesis).

April: An image of Benny Hinn's tax returns.

July: The famous Neil Armstrong image, doctored up with light booms and other movie-set equipment, with the caption "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for conspiracy theories."

December: A manger scene with aliens.

Personally, I'd like to see more ideas without religious implications, but I know that'll be difficult.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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the_ignored
SFN Addict

2557 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2004 :  23:01:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message
A Ouija board for either Oct with a caption "Permanently out of Order" or, as someone said, have it in November predicting A Kerry win or something like that, though it'd be also a year off as well as wrong.

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2004 :  23:15:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
February: An image of Darwin (born in February) in boxing gloves, beating the snot out of the Bible (or at least Genesis).


I think it should be someone like Hovind instead of the Bible.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Dave W.
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USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2004 :  23:34:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Some other information to perhaps seed some ideas:

In March, Sarah Goode and others were arrested and charged with witchcraft in Salem.
In May, there was the Scopes trial.
In June, the SCOTUS declared it unconstitutional to enforce saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
In August, George Washington became a Master Mason.
In September, the final draft of the U.S. Constitution was signed.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2004 :  06:53:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

We would like to create a "Skeptic's Calendar" for 2005 (at least). To do so, we need topical images for 12 months, with perhaps some text, and we'd like your help.

We'd like the ideas to be humorous, and have something to do with their associated month. Too much detail in the images is going to be impossible this year, but keep your ideas in mind for next year, too.

So far, we've got ideas for:

February: An image of Darwin (born in February) in boxing gloves, beating the snot out of the Bible (or at least Genesis).

April: An image of Benny Hinn's tax returns.

July: The famous Neil Armstrong image, doctored up with light booms and other movie-set equipment, with the caption "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for conspiracy theories."

December: A manger scene with aliens.

Personally, I'd like to see more ideas without religious implications, but I know that'll be difficult.



October, Kil in a thong? (joking, please don't hurt me.)

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

Brother Cutlass of Reasoned Discussion
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moakley
SFN Regular

USA
1884 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2004 :  09:21:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

February: An image of Darwin (born in February) in boxing gloves, beating the snot out of the Bible (or at least Genesis).

Just a suggestion. How about Darwin standing, arms extended forward with his palms up, and head slightly tilted to on side (typical jesus pose). With the caption, "Now show me your evidence for a creation model." And a note " ... 145 years later we are still waiting."

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2004 :  09:54:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

We would like to create a "Skeptic's Calendar" for 2005 (at least). To do so, we need topical images for 12 months, with perhaps some text, and we'd like your help.

We'd like the ideas to be humorous, and have something to do with their associated month. Too much detail in the images is going to be impossible this year, but keep your ideas in mind for next year, too.

So far, we've got ideas for:

February: An image of Darwin (born in February) in boxing gloves, beating the snot out of the Bible (or at least Genesis).

April: An image of Benny Hinn's tax returns.

July: The famous Neil Armstrong image, doctored up with light booms and other movie-set equipment, with the caption "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for conspiracy theories."

December: A manger scene with aliens.

Personally, I'd like to see more ideas without religious implications, but I know that'll be difficult.



November: An image of Darwin contemplating Bush's head.

On edit, scratch Darwin. Make it: James Randi contemplating Bush's head.



"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 11/04/2004 10:10:54
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2004 :  10:01:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
April: An image of the allosaur/human hoax. That gem deserves a little temporary immortality!


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Wendy
SFN Regular

USA
614 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  12:33:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
January: The founding fathers gathered together around a television set watching the Bush inauguration with the Constitution clearly visible and clearly amended (say lots of red ink).

The caption: "Why did we bother?"

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  12:58:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Ooo, I love Wendy's idea.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  13:21:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
How 'bout images of Piltdown Man and Archeoraptor? Both were frauds debunked by skeptical scientists rather than creationists, who often try to take the credit. The peccary tooth miscalled, very briefly, 'Nebraska Man' could be another.

Yet another: A portrate of Madam Cleo, John Edward, or another of the ilk.

And perhaps a phrenologist's chart.

Then, there's one of my personal heros, who was anything but a fraud in spite of his skillful manipulation of the public perceptions: Harry Houdini.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13462 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  16:23:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
I have an idea! How about if someone volunteers to check what happened on certain dates and keep track, listing them by the month day and year… Like Carl Sagans Birthday and Houdini's, and the day the Psychic Friends Network filed for bankruptcy, all the stuff in the above posts, and more of that sort of thing.

Who knows, maybe there will be a free calendar for the willing vict, ummmm, volunteer…

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  17:05:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Franz Anton Mesmer - Born in May, died in March.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  17:52:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
How about the day of the moon landing? Could say something like:

Moon landinghoax: July 20

I would be careful about using birthday though. I mean sure people like Randi and Sagan, but too many and it just becomes dull. I would like to see a lot more dates about claims such as UFO, ghosts, etc.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  18:03:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Carl Sagan was born November 9th of 1934 in Brooklyn, NY.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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Dave W.
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USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2004 :  18:53:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Calling Dr. Mabuse! I know you had an idea for this thing. What was it?

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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