It Looks Like a Joke, But It Doesn’t Smell Like a Joke

…it just smells.

I haven’t posted in a few days. I hope to put up an article tonight. In the meantime, “enjoy” this riotously funny fundie comic:

Darwin fish scares boys

Ironically (since we evolved from fish), this Darwin fish can honestly say to these boys: “I am your father!”

14 Responses to “It Looks Like a Joke, But It Doesn’t Smell Like a Joke”

  1. Mr. Vorhias Says:

    “No! It can’t be! It’s not possible!”

    “Search the mountains of evidence from right-thinking, clear-minded experts. You know it to be true.”

    “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!”

  2. ericsan Says:

    Oh the hilarity! This is almost as funny as a Bil Keane cartoon. Nice work.

  3. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I didn’t realize at first it ‘s from AIG. I thought it was someone from our side making fun of them.

    This demonstrates something I’ve been saying about fundies for years. They don’t think we’re merely mistaken – they think we’re in a state of rebellion against God, and will burn in hell for it, and they’re making jokes about it yet.

    Christ, I hate fundies. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to deal with as I get older. I’m 52, and I’ve spent my entire life watching them expand their influence over our society. I thought I’d find a little relief when Obama got in; ironically, the contrast between him and Bush is so great that every time I see him, I become enraged over the last eight years.

    That imbecile and his evil puppet master drove the last few nails into our collective coffin – and these morons put them there. Hate ‘em like poison.

  4. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I wonder if there will ever be anything even remotely — and intentionally — funny created by a fundie. I just don’t think it’s possible.

  5. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Unlikely. Their sense of humor is like that of children. Most sophisticated humor is based on irony, and, as we’ve seen repeatedly, they have absolutely no sense of it.

  6. The Watcher Says:

    I’m with Jeff. That cartoon is almost funny, if you imagine it’s an over-the-top parody. But it isn’t.

    Crazy.

  7. Ron Britton Says:

    Oh the hilarity! This is almost as funny as a Bil Keane cartoon.

    Yes, but it’s not as religious.

  8. Ron Britton Says:

    I didn’t realize at first it ’s from AIG. I thought it was someone from our side making fun of them.

    I love the way that one kid is quivering when he sees the Darwin fish. Do you suppose they all tremor with fear when they see something that challenges their beliefs?

    Maybe that’s why chihuahuas are always shaking. They’re just fundies in a secular world.

  9. Brachyteles Says:

    My sister’s boyfriend had a flying spaghetti monster version ripped off of his truck, along with a big patch of paint. Apparently some people really are afraid of the symbols of alternate belief systems.

    I’m still not putting my darwin fish humping a xtian fish on my car. All signs point to sledgehammers being involved with that one.

    In a similar vein, wearing a kilt near the local pentecostals (who forbid their women to wear pants) causes some really interesting threat/fear/confusion displays.

  10. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Maybe that’s why chihuahuas are always shaking. They’re just fundies in a secular world.

    That’s a good metaphor, Ron. That’s exactly what they are: Chihuahuas, trembling violently because the world simply overwhelms them. And every time they’re forced to encounter something that threatens their house of cards, the snarl and snap like an inbred little dog. I wonder if my Buddhist friends would see them as fundies reincarnated?

    I really wish there were some way to just force them to sit in the back of the room and listen. They might learn something. But no – it’s less threatening to construct their own Bizarro-world parallel reality.

    “Dark side” – they think they’re being so f*cking clever when they use terms from the popular culture they so despise. Frakking morons.

  11. Robert Madewell Says:

    The symbol is actually called The Ichthys (sometimes spelled Ichthus). Which is greek for “fish”. The cartoon spelled it wrong and used it reduntantly. Icthus[sic] Fish would mean “fish fish”.

    Also, the darwin fish in the comic is backward. It was intentionally designed to be facing in the opposite direction as the Ichthys. The cartoon has it facing the same way as a real Ichthys, like the greek letter Alpha.

    Also, it shows that the boys are shocked, shocked to see that someone believes differently than they do. It inspires an “us and them” mentality. I had to deal recently with that horrible “us and them” attitude, and it wasn’t fun. I had to defend my non-belief when it should have been no big deal.

    BTW, what are those boys doing playing around someone else’s car anyways?

  12. ericsan Says:

    I’m currently reading a pretty cool book called “Waiting for the apocalypse” by Veronica Chater. It’s the memoirs of a woman growing up in a catholic fundie family in San Jose, with the father a completely off-his-rocker CHP officer. It’s a very funny and touching book, and I know from hearing her on the radio (that’s how I found out about the book) that she got out of it with her sanity, but it illustrates nicely that these fundies really are batshit crazy.

  13. Ron Britton Says:

    I’m currently reading a pretty cool book called “Waiting for the apocalypse” by Veronica Chater.

    You can listen to one of those interviews here.

  14. Observer Says:

    I take it as a compliment. Mostly because it’s comparing atheists to Darth Vader and the Empire, and those guys are awesome.