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Mar 14 2012

Look who else is coming to the Reason Rally

It’s Eddie Izzard.

Have you realized that you must come yet?

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  1. 1
    lizdamnit

    I expect detailed reports, postings, tweets, etc – I love me some Eddie!

  2. 2
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    Nnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    I told you to reschedule. I can’t attend that weekend!

    Now I am vastly saddened.

  3. 3
    chigau (違う)

    See.
    Calgary has interwebs.

  4. 4
    ibyea

    Wait, who is Eddie Izzard? (Yeah, I know, this question will probably get me crucified).

  5. 5
    'Tis Himself

    Wait, who is Eddie Izzard?

    He’s a comedian who can sometimes be funny.

  6. 6
    Anthony K

    He’s a comedian who can sometimes be funny.

    There’s a shorthand word for referring to a comedian who can sometimes be funny: it’s “comedian.”

    Eddie Izzard happens to be a comedian with an outstanding sense of fashion.

  7. 7
    PZ Myers

    Yay! We’re also going to have the ritual crucifixion of ibyea at the Rally!

  8. 8
    SteveV

    Eddie Izzard

  9. 9
    PZ Myers

    I also don’t want to hear any complaints about the timing. You are expected to RESCHEDULE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE to show up.

    I had one person tell me they’d love to come, but their wife was expecting a baby then. I told them being born at the Reason Rally would be an awesome way to start their life.

  10. 10
    Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought

    Wait, wait, I thought your were going to bring guillotine back into fashion.

  11. 11
    Anthony K

    Yay! We’re also going to have the ritual crucifixion of ibyea at the Rally!

    Don’t worry, ibyea. We can do in using Lego®.

  12. 12
    SteveV

    PZ & Eddie.
    You lucky bastards.
    You lucky, lucky bastards.

  13. 13
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Have you realized that you must come yet?

    …you paying?

  14. 14
    Mario

    Thank you Browninan for that link! It never gets old.

  15. 15
    chigau (違う)

    Azkyroth

    …you paying?

    Don’t you have a baby you could sell?

  16. 16
    Anthony K

    Thank you Browninan for that link! It never gets old.

    One day some kid is going to ask me what Lego® was. On that day, humanity as we know it will come to an end.

  17. 17
    Randomfactor

    I’m from California. They don’t serve my kind there, apparently.

  18. 18
    marcus

    Yeah, well who wants to hang out with Eddie Izzard and PZ , meet many of you fine miscreants, fight off the godbots, drink some really good beer (and possibly other libations), have wonderful amazing conversations and learn lots and lots of really interesting stuff anyway? Not me! Not me by a long shot!
    …(sob)

  19. 19
    carlie

    Dammmmiiiiiitttttt!!!

    I’m with you, nigel. I shall be thinking jealously of the people at the rally. For me it’s not the time, but there’s no way I could afford to go. Even if I sell my children.

  20. 20
    carlie

    I adore Eddie Izzard. He is make me laugh myself sick funny, and manages to not derive any of his humor by bashing groups of people.

    The bit about fruit slays me, and I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. “It’s like Das Boot in there!”

  21. 21
    ibyea

    Hmm… Maybe skipping the rally isn’t such a bad idea now. :)

  22. 22
    robro

    Off topic…well, it is about eau do cologne (“water from Köln”) — The Guardian reports that the Pope-sy has ordered a custom-blended eau de cologne from an Italian boutique perfume maker, perhaps so you can’t smell the Ratzstinker when gives you the magic cookie.:

    He [the Pope] is picky about his robes and his red shoes are tailor-made, but Pope Benedict has taken the meaning of bespoke to a whole new level by ordering a custom-blended eau de cologne just for him.

    The fragrance, which mixes hints of lime tree, verbena and grass, was concocted by the Italian boutique perfume maker Silvana Casoli, who has previously created scents for customers including Madonna, Sting and King Juan Carlos of Spain.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/14/pope-commissions-eau-de-cologne

    Now isn’t that sweet. And so reasonable. A man in his position needs the best. And those poor women dying of unwanted pregnancies with too many starving children in under-developed Catholic countries…pshaw! God ordains.

  23. 23
    Zeno

    Oh, I don’t know. It just hasn’t been the same since he stopped wearing dresses.

    Cake or death, anyone?

  24. 24
    Wren, a Tru Hoppist

    PZ, my husband and I were going to come (really, have Amtrak tickets and had a hotel booked) but I just had surgery and my doctor threatened me if I “did that much activity so soon.”

    I could have missed it, but will there be a live feed of the rally so I can watch from home?

  25. 25
    cjmitchell

    *SOB*

    I want, want, want. But I can’t afford it. Next time we have a Reason Rally, can we have it somewhere within driving distance of me? Seattle or Portland would be peachy…

  26. 26
    Anthony K

    Next time we have a Reason Rally, can we have it somewhere within driving distance of me? Seattle or Portland would be peachy…

    Seattle or Portland? Don’t you mean within cycling distance?

  27. 27
    Feminace, formerly Qurikythrope

    Seconded on the live feed.

    Please?

    No really, please? For us broke mofos who can’t take the time off?

  28. 28
    michaeld

    Probably for the best I don’t know who this is, otherwise this might be upsetting.

  29. 29
    carlie

    “Mais, la souris est en dessous la table, le chat est sur la chaise et le singe est sur la branche.”

  30. 30
    Inaji

    I don’t have a problem with scheduling, I have a not enough money problem. Seriously sad here.

  31. 31
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    The Redhead won’t give me permission to come, for some reason ;).

  32. 32
    Rey Fox

    Woah.

    If I see a hawk that day, I’ll name it Eddie.

  33. 33
    Randomfactor

    I could have missed it, but will there be a live feed of the rally

    Nope. And that’s deliberate. If you can’t make it to the rally, screw you.

    (Am I bitter? No, not a damned fucking bit.)

  34. 34
    cm's changeable moniker (quaint, if not charming)

    “le singe est” …

    That joke’s been playing depuis longtemps. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91foy5HWHN0&feature=player_detailpage#t=200s

  35. 35
    'Tis Himself

    My wife will be recovering from surgery. She’d get rather annoyed if I disappeared for the weekend. The way it’s going, I might not even get any sailing in.

  36. 36
    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    Imagine Izzard addressing the Phelps clan in person…

  37. 37
    ChristineRose

    @Ms. Daisy Cutter, Gynofascist in a Spiffy Hugo Boss Uniform

    The comedic potential of the monologue alone is frightening. An actual confrontation might cause spectators to die laughing.

  38. 38
    Ray, rude-ass yankee

    I have realized that I must come.
    I have rescheduled the rest of my life to show up.

    Hell, I am coming! I will be there, with bells on! (maybe literally I’m not sure what I’m wearing yet) I need to make a t-shirt that says:

    R___A___Y
    u_-__s___a
    d____s___n
    e________k
    _________e
    _________e
    with a cephalopod picture or something like that on it. Isn’t there a copyright free cuttlefish picture in common use by the Pharyngula horde?

  39. 39
    Inaji

    Ray:

    Isn’t there a copyright free cuttlefish picture in common use by the Pharyngula horde?

    I got yer cuttlefish, right here.

  40. 40
    McCthulhu, now with -25% less fat.

    Fuck. My. Life. My favorite comedian* gets on board the RZNRLY. And here I’m iz facing child abandonment charges if I go.

    The complete lack of any broadcast or cable networks advertising coverage of the thing is really trumpeting the complete irrelevance of the TV medium in the future.

    *evidence for this is based on most times quoted by multiple household members.

  41. 41
    tomfrog

    I need to make a t-shirt

    Great idea, might be used on a pole if Eddie ever asks you “do you have a flag?”

  42. 42
    chigau (違う)

    ‘Tis and Nerd
    *hugs* for your™ women-folk.
    and y’all

  43. 43
    nmcc

    “‘Tis Himself, OM

    14 March 2012 at 4:12 pm

    “He’s a comedian who can sometimes be funny.”

    I beg to differ. He’s a permanent fixture (as in there’s never a time when one of his shows is not available to listen to) on BBC Radio 4 and I can assure you that he has NEVER said ANYTHING even remotely funny, not once.

  44. 44
    Nemo

    The complete lack of any broadcast or cable networks advertising coverage of the thing is really trumpeting the complete irrelevance of the TV medium in the future.

    I imagine there’ll be some coverage on C-SPAN.

  45. 45
    pentatomid

    Awesome! Eddie Izzard! Now, if only I wasn’t on the wrong continent…

  46. 46
    salahhesali

    I am now officially accepting donations for Rally and plane tickets. Although I am not sure if it is “officially” or “desperately”, English isn’t my first language.

  47. 47
    salahhesali

    Now all there is left is Sarah Silverman attending and I am going to kill myself.

  48. 48
    Tony! The Fucking Queer Shoop!

    Brownian:

    That link was awesome. I’d never seen that. I wonder how long ‘death by tray’ would take…

  49. 49
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Have you realized that you must come yet?

    Sorry. Though I am only 4 hours away, I cannot come. Though I must. But I can’t. Must but can’t. Mustcant. Muscatel? Descant? Decanted?

    Coffee.

  50. 50
    Conor Sans Pantaloons

    I was already excited about attending, but this newer news has excited my pants into a kerfuffle. Help?

  51. 51
    McCthulhu, now with -25% less fat.

    Whose turn was it to say “Keep your pants on!”?

    I’m not saying it.

    My kingdom for a keepyerpantsonner!

  52. 52
    carbonbasedlifeform

    Oh, I have heard Eddie Izzard being funny. Once or twice. Sort of.

  53. 53
    nmcc

    Yeah, in a sort of completely unfunny way.

    His material is too stupid to be funny.

    He’s like that other massively overrated atheist comedian, Ricky something or other. He did a mildly humourous take on office life and has been living on it ever since. Even his attempts at ridiculing the Bible during his stand-up routine were so lame that they barely has the energy to hobble out of his mouth. But then, just like Izzard, he’s an atheist, so, for some, that makes him the funniest bloke who’s ever lived.

  54. 54
    chigau (違う)

    nmcc
    If you want real yuks, you should read the bible!

  55. 55
    Anthony K

    Who do you find funny, nmcc?

  56. 56
    salahhesali

    mmcc I could say that you can’t see the funny because of the penis in your mouth, but I am a lady, so I won’t.

  57. 57
    chigau (違う)

    nmcc:
    pffft
    —–
    salahhesali:
    you, too

  58. 58
    pentatomid

    nmcc
    Sorry to hear you don’t think Eddie Izzard is funny. That’s just your opinion. I don’t have any problem with that. De gustibus et coloribus and all that jazz. A lot of us, however, do think he’s funny and it’s not just ‘because he’s an atheist’. Stop acting like your sense of humor is somehow superior to the rest of us.

  59. 59
    carbonbasedlifeform

    Oh, we don’t believe that our sense of humor is superior. We just believe that Eddie Izzard is not funny.

  60. 60
    opposablethumbs

    We just believe that Eddie Izzard is not funny.

    Ah, but you’d be mistaken then. Has his off-moments like any comedian, but bloody hilarious when he’s on form. You just don’t get it, which is fair enough – you can go and listen to something more your taste (and what would that be?) while we enjoy Izzard being brilliant.

  61. 61
    AshPlant

    We just believe that Eddie Izzard is not funny

    That’s a hell of a blanket statement. What was I doing wrong all those times his material made me laugh, then?

    Sorry, pet peeve, bee in bonnet, berserk button ect. when discussing comedians. What you meant to say was that you don’t find him funny.

  62. 62
    pentatomid

    Oh, we don’t believe that our sense of humor is superior. We just believe that Eddie Izzard is not funny.

    As I said before, I don’t mind if you think Eddie Izzard isn’t funny. When I said that about nmcc thinking his sense of humor is superior, I was specifically adressing these statements:

    His material is too stupid to be funny.

    and

    But then, just like Izzard, he’s an atheist, so, for some, that makes him the funniest bloke who’s ever lived.

  63. 63
    McCthulhu, now with -25% less fat.

    Debating personal tastes. That’s useful. We should now discuss what is the proper colour for bathroom towels.

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