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Mar 21 2010

James Randi = Dumbledore

The atheist blogosphere is overflowing with coverage about the news that James Randi has come out as gay. Like everyone else, I want to congratulate him on being brave enough to make this public. It’s a bit sad that he had to wait until he was 81 to do so, but I think that really shows the progress that’s being made for LGBT people.

But that’s all been said before. I have something much more important to say.

James Randi totally is Dumbledore1. Both are known for their awesome magic skills
2. Kickass white beards. ‘Nuff said
3. Wise, old men that many people respect
4. In charge of movements against stupidity/lies/evil
5. Excessive amount of middle names: “Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore” and “Randall James Hamilton Zwinge”
6. Both have a younger brother and younger sister
7. Gay

If only I knew if Randi had a fondness for sweets or enjoyed a good pair of socks…

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  1. 1
    Joé McKen

    Can’t believe I’ve never seen the resemblance. Some Pothead I am. =(

    The only thing left is for Randi to have a ridiculously archaic and long full name and to make random quirky jokes now and then, and the transformation is complete. (You forgot their shared “shrewd blue eyes that make you feel like you’re being X-rayed”. =P)

  2. 2
    Joé McKen

    Can’t believe I’ve never seen the resemblance. Some Pothead I am. =(The only thing left is for Randi to have a ridiculously archaic and long full name and to make random quirky jokes now and then, and the transformation is complete. (You forgot their shared “shrewd blue eyes that make you feel like you’re being X-rayed”. =P)

  3. 3
    Shaded Spriter

    Just read the official statement…But since I am not registered on swift I will place the comment here. Milk was also the reason I decided to come out…it is a great movie.

  4. 4
    Shaded Spriter

    Just read the official statement…But since I am not registered on swift I will place the comment here. Milk was also the reason I decided to come out…it is a great movie.

  5. 5
    Laura

    Haha! Awesome!

  6. 6
    Laura

    Haha! Awesome!

  7. 7
    BathTub

    Someone should warn Randi to stay clear of Alan Rickman.

  8. 8
    BathTub

    Someone should warn Randi to stay clear of Alan Rickman.

  9. 9
    Julie

    BathTub: Explain.

  10. 10
    Julie

    BathTub: Explain.

  11. 11
    Joé McKen

    @Julie:I’ll spare you the standard “read the dang books!” response: Alan Rickman plays Snape in the films, and Snape is the character who, well, kills Dumbledore.

  12. 12
    Joé McKen

    @Julie:I’ll spare you the standard “read the dang books!” response: Alan Rickman plays Snape in the films, and Snape is the character who, well, kills Dumbledore.</spoiler alert>

  13. 13
    JT

    @Joé NOOO! You bitch!

  14. 14
    JT

    @Joé NOOO! You bitch!

  15. 15
    Joé McKen

    @JT:You got NO excuse for not having read it! Unless you’re not interested in Harry Potter, in which case you then have NO excuse for getting offended at the spoiler. *blows raspberry*

  16. 16
    Joé McKen

    @JT:You got NO excuse for not having read it! Unless you’re not interested in Harry Potter, in which case you then have NO excuse for getting offended at the spoiler. *blows raspberry*

  17. 17
    Jen

    Joe, that's an old Harry Potter internet meme. Fail's on you.

  18. 18
    Jen

    Joe, that’s an old Harry Potter internet meme. Fail’s on you.

  19. 19
    Joé McKen

    In that case, you shall tell me what this particular meme is, NAAOOO.

  20. 20
    Joé McKen

    In that case, you shall tell me what this particular meme is, NAAOOO.

  21. 21
    mcbender

    Uh, Joe, I think she's just referring to the "SNAPE KILLED DUMBLEDORE!!11!!!1!" kind of thing…

  22. 22
    mcbender

    Uh, Joe, I think she’s just referring to the “SNAPE KILLED DUMBLEDORE!!11!!!1!” kind of thing…

  23. 23
    Joé McKen

    But … but that’s what I said …

    Okay, I’m officially lost now.

  24. 24
    Joé McKen

    But … but that’s what I said …Okay, I’m officially lost now.

  25. 25
    Joé McKen

    … Why haven’t you been hit by a bus yet? …

    Quick, someone post something intelligent to bring this thread back on-track!

  26. 26
    Joé McKen

    … Why haven’t you been hit by a bus yet? …Quick, someone post something intelligent to bring this thread back on-track!

  27. 27
    Hugo Grinebiter

    … Why haven’t you been hit by a bus yet? …

    Well, Joé, if you were a bus, would you want dm coating your wheels?

  28. 28
    Hugo Grinebiter

    … Why haven’t you been hit by a bus yet? … Well, Joé, if you were a bus, would you want dm coating your wheels?

  29. 29
    mcbender

    Not to mention the poor traumatised bus driver… poor guy, having to suffer emotionally for causing somebody's death and never knowing that he did anyone a favour. I wouldn't wish that fate on anybody.

    (That said, I hasten to add: I have no desire to see anybody, even our illustrious visitor dm, hit by a bus. It's sometimes instructive for measuring the lower bound of human 'intelligence'.)

  30. 30
    mcbender

    Not to mention the poor traumatised bus driver… poor guy, having to suffer emotionally for causing somebody’s death and never knowing that he did anyone a favour. I wouldn’t wish that fate on anybody.(That said, I hasten to add: I have no desire to see anybody, even our illustrious visitor dm, hit by a bus. It’s sometimes instructive for measuring the lower bound of human ‘intelligence’.)

  31. 31
    Daniel

    He joins Dumbledore *and* Gandalf on that most high podium of the elite known as "people who can pull of gay AND wizardly and make them both awesome".

    Seriously, I'm happy for him to have come out but sad for him that he felt until now to be able to say it.

  32. 32
    Daniel

    He joins Dumbledore *and* Gandalf on that most high podium of the elite known as “people who can pull of gay AND wizardly and make them both awesome”.Seriously, I’m happy for him to have come out but sad for him that he felt until now to be able to say it.

  33. 33
    Sili

    8) Dumbledore is dead (twice over); Randi has been dead (only once so far, I think).

  34. 34
    Sili

    8) Dumbledore is dead (twice over); Randi has been dead (only once so far, I think).

  35. 35
    Anonymous

    Having met Randi several times I'm sure he likes nice socks. They always have a big chocolate contest at T.A.M. but I don't know if he is very big in the chocolate department. I'm sure Rebecca Watson wouldn't turn it down!

  36. 36
    Anonymous

    Having met Randi several times I’m sure he likes nice socks. They always have a big chocolate contest at T.A.M. but I don’t know if he is very big in the chocolate department. I’m sure Rebecca Watson wouldn’t turn it down!

  37. 37
    givesgoodemail

    I think we all ought to send Mr. Randi interest pairs of socks. It would do no harm, and we could smile about it.

    Personality-wise, I've always thought of Randi as more the Mad-Eyed Moody type myself. Clear-headed, sharply observant, and irrascable in an amusing way.

  38. 38
    givesgoodemail

    I think we all ought to send Mr. Randi interest pairs of socks. It would do no harm, and we could smile about it.Personality-wise, I’ve always thought of Randi as more the Mad-Eyed Moody type myself. Clear-headed, sharply observant, and irrascable in an amusing way.

  39. 39
    givesgoodemail

    *ahem*

    "interesting", not "interest"

  40. 40
    givesgoodemail

    *ahem*”interesting”, not “interest”

  41. 41
    Mentat

    I have to say I find this news shocking, and somewhat dismaying, too.

    Randi is 81?!

  42. 42
    Mentat

    I have to say I find this news shocking, and somewhat dismaying, too.Randi is 81?!

  43. 43
    Joé McKen

    Dear Mabus/Markuze/kook-of-a-thousand-stupid-names – whatever happened to your promise of GOATS ON FIRE!? Have you run out of gasoline, or did you drink it all again?

    Also: if you don’t go away, then please infest my blog – right here! – with your lunacy as well? That way, I could ban you quickly. Been itchin’ to smash the banhammer on someone’s head lately.

    (Yeah, I know, no troll-baiting … sorry …)

  44. 44
    Joé McKen

    Dear Mabus/Markuze/kook-of-a-thousand-stupid-names – whatever happened to your promise of GOATS ON FIRE!? Have you run out of gasoline, or did you drink it all again?Also: if you don’t go away, then please infest my blog – right here! – with your lunacy as well? That way, I could ban you quickly. Been itchin’ to smash the banhammer on someone’s head lately.(Yeah, I know, no troll-baiting … sorry …)

  45. 45
    Julie

    @Joe: Ah, okay. I was confused because I thought Alan Rickman had come out as gay and somehow I'd missed it. Instead it was just a really lame joke.

  46. 46
    Julie

    @Joe: Ah, okay. I was confused because I thought Alan Rickman had come out as gay and somehow I’d missed it. Instead it was just a really lame joke.

  47. 47
    DM

    we're going to smash you fuckers into bits….

    http://engforum.pravda.ru/showthread.php?t=280780

    Einstein puts the final nail in the coffin of atheism…

    *************************************http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7vpw4AH8QQ

    *************************************

    atheists deny their own life element…

    add some comment moderation to your blog of blasphemy…idiot…

  48. 48
    DM

    we’re going to smash you fuckers into bits….http://engforum.pravda.ru/show…Einstein puts the final nail in the coffin of atheism…*************************************http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…*************************************atheists deny their own life element…add some comment moderation to your blog of blasphemy…idiot…

  49. 49
    Joé McKen

    @mcbender:But-but-but what about spreading an ugly greenish-brown stain of DM all over the road? Think of the poor asphalt, man.

    (Sitenote: I only had to ban him once and haven’t heard from him since. Viva IntenseDebate.)

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    Joé McKen

    @mcbender:But-but-but what about spreading an ugly greenish-brown stain of DM all over the road? Think of the poor asphalt, man.(Sitenote: I only had to ban him once and haven’t heard from him since. Viva IntenseDebate.)

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