Mock the Movie: Hostile Takeover Edition

All right, now that we’re fully rested from shark week, it’s time we prove that we’re all masochists. That’s right. This Wednesday, August 28, we’re watching Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike. Taste the paranoia.

This is available on Netflix.

What? You don’t think we’d pay extra to mock this movie, do you? After this, though, we’ll be mocking a couple of movies that no one has to pay for, just to piss off John Galt. [Read more...]

Mock the Movie: Delay

As we get closer to the mocking scheduled for this week, we realize there’s no way we can run this. Our admins (Jason and I) and one of our regulars (PZ) are going to be getting ready for CONvergence/SkepchickCon. There is party room gear to be moved, people coming into town to be greeted, and any last-minute emergencies to be handled.

So we’ll postpone the event for a week. That will mean two mockings in two weeks! Be nice to your livers and your fingers in the meantime, because we’re coming back with…this:

If you must have some movie mocking in the meantime, and you’re at CONvergence, you can join Kevin Murphy, Rebecca Watson, PZ Myers, and Bill Corbett as they mock Prometheus at 11:30 in Atrium 6. The rest of us may not seem so funny after the pros, but at least we’ll have each other.

Republican Legislator Demonstrates “Men’s Brains” Bad at Science and Math

Yesterday, Maine’s house of representatives voted on whether to accept money from the federal government for the Medicaid expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Before they did so, House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, representing a chunk of Penobscot County, had this justification to give for not wanting the money (transcript follows).

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