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Billy Joel Takes On Ray Comfort

Ed tells us of Ray Comfort’s new series, in which he takes on prominent atheists. My title is a nod to Ed’s “Ray Comfort takes on Billy Joel”. The following was written a few years ago at the old place (click through for context), but it seems appropriate now.

It’s an afternoon post on Pharyngula,
The regular crowd shuffles in
There’s a pretty good chance that some troll will come dance
And remind us we’re living in sin

He’ll say “Darwin is worshipped by Atheists”
He’s not really sure what that means
But he knows that you’ll find that the world was designed,
That designers made all of our genes

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da
Tell us a lie, you’re Bananaman,
Tell us a lie, or two
Cos we’re all in the mood for a belly-laugh
And you’ve got us laughing at you!

PZ is the host and proprietor,
So you know that there’s pretty good odds
You’ll see shocking opinions, both his and his minions’
And probably cephalopods

He says look at that beautiful octopus
And this shot of a sensuous squid
Though he won’t claim a fetish for things that are wettish
You wouldn’t be shocked if he did

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da
Tell us a lie, you’re Bananaman,
Tell us a lie, or two
Cos we’re all in the mood for a belly-laugh
And you’ve got us laughing at you!

Now Ray is a young-earth creationist
Who never had time for a life
And he wonders if maybe, he might have a baby,
If he could evolve him a wife.

And the Minions are arguing politics
As the Mollies are howling for beer
It’s a strange sort of virtual community
But it doesn’t get better than here

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da
Tell us a lie, you’re Bananaman,
Tell us a lie, or two
Cos we’re all in the mood for a belly-laugh
And you’ve got us laughing at you!

It’s a pretty good post for Pharyngula
It’s got science, and politics too
Cos there isn’t much quite like an internet fight
If you’ve got nothing better to do.

And the internet reeks of stupidity
And the blogosphere’s chock-full of dumb,
And I stare at my screen, and ask “what do they mean?”,
And then drink till my feelings are numb.

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da
Tell us a lie, you’re Bananaman,
Tell us a lie, or two
Cos we’re all in the mood for a belly-laugh
And you’ve got us laughing at you!

Comments

  1. Didaktylos says

    Let us not forget that Billy Joel also penned these lyrics:

    They say there’s a Heaven
    For those who will wait
    Some say it’s better
    But I say it ain’t
    I’d rather laugh with the sinners
    Than cry with the saints
    Sinners are much more fun
    Baby, only the good die young.

  2. dfarmer1584 says

    opps…..i tried to make my first ever comment on your blog, but it’s “awaiting moderation.” That is unfortunate. I despise that. So i wont be ever commenting on your blog again. And, probably not coming back to it. so sad.

  3. Cuttlefish says

    It was, as you say, your first ever comment. First comments are always moderated here; that’s how I prevent several dozen spam messages a day from stinking up the place (and those are just the ones that make it through the filter).

  4. Sophia, Michelin-starred General of the First Mediterranean Iron Chef Batallion says

    I LOVE this. Made me sing it out loud, all the awy through despite being terribly embarrassed about my voice and having parents in the next room.

    Adorable, true and way too easy to sing along to. Thanks, sepia guy, thanks :)

  5. brucecoppola says

    Though he won’t claim a fetish for things that are wettish
    You wouldn’t be shocked if he did

    Ha! Worthy of Ogden Nash!

  6. Azuma Hazuki says

    Sorry to bump this almost a week later but that was amazing! I am going to show my friends :)

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