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Jun 18 2010

Movie Friday: STORM (Tim Minchin)

I’m not going to lie, this might be one of the greatest things ever written.

I’ve had too many first dates with the Storms of the world, especially since moving to Vancouver where critical thinking skills seem to be out of fashion. It’s perfectly reasonable to say that we don’t know how to explain everything in the world. That’s just the facts. However, that doesn’t mean we get to make up fairy stories to fill in the blanks, and until you can provide me with some facts or some logic to demonstrate the veracity of your claims, you’re just telling me made-up fairy stories. You don’t deserve any more respect than Mother Goose for believing in ghosts, spirits, reincarnation, astrology, or any of the other millions of fairy stories people try to pass off as fact. If you’ve got some evidence to show they’re right, I’ll happily look at it. If the evidence conflicts with my beliefs, I’ll happily change my mind. But don’t expect me to fake some kind of respect for your belief in magic wands or Feng Shui unless you’ve got real evidence to show me.

Also, how awesome is it that the whole thing is in rhyme?

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  1. 1
    slpmartin

    Just a great bit to post…the reading and poem are just brilliant.

  2. 2
    ashleyfmiller

    I guess I’m just grateful to have never been on a first date with a Storm. Actually, I take that back, that shit would be fun as hell.

  3. 3
    crommunist

    It’s funny the first time. The third time, when she gets offended because you made fun of the girl from the second time, you start to lose faith in womanity.

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    Timothy (TRiG)

    There’s now an official video of this: Storm Movie. You might consider a new post with that.

    TRiG.

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