Apr 19 2012

I would never wear a hat like that

Wait a minute here: the resemblance is only superficial, because I’d never dress like that, I’d never compare Obama to Hitler, I’d never complain about socialism and abortion, and most of all, I’D NEVER BE A GODDAMNED PRIEST.


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  1. 1
    Greg Laden

    I think you have a law suit here.

  2. 2
    PZ Myers

    He has a choice: abandon his faith, or extensive plastic surgery.

  3. 3

    Why not both?

  4. 4

    I think a Nelson HA HA is de rigueur here.

  5. 5
    Herr Mann

    I guess physiognomy is now more wrong than ever.

  6. 6
    'Tis Himself

    I’m mildly annoyed that PZ didn’t say the link was to Greg Laden’s blog. As a result, I have gone to Laden’s blog, something I told him I’d never do.

    Over two years ago Laden accused SC of anti-semitism and then started trolling his own blog. I made a comment telling Laden not to be a jerk and he threatened to expose my name, email address, and any other information he could glean. I told him not to bother since I’d never visit his blog again. And until today I never have.

  7. 7

    I have to wonder… who is the real PZ Myers? Bishop by day, blogger by night (and between hearing confessions)?

  8. 8
    Kaoru Negisa

    Have you considered he might be your evil twin?

    Actually, that poses a problem, since you’re not the good one. You’re the leader of the Tentacled Menace. But he’s part of the Church…

    Have you considered he may be your mentally deficient twin?

  9. 9

    I can see it now at the next Atheists Convention. The speaker is announced and up strides PZ Myers wearing a bishops hat with a large ‘A’ on it.

  10. 10

    Have you considered he might be your evil twin?

    Wouldn’t he have to lose the beard for that?

  11. 11
    Dee Phlat

    I knew PZ was a spy since the get-go

  12. 12

    Oh Oh. PZ Myers’ secret is out.

    He is a Jekyl and Hyde personality(s) out of a nightmare.

    Firebrand atheist and biology professor by day. Firebrand twisted old man Catholic priest by night.

    I forget how the book ended but IIRC, it didn’t end well.

  13. 13

    I’ve seen a few pictures of P. Z., out and about at various events. It’ll take more than a simple denial to convince me that he’d never dress like that. Well… Maybe not the hat.

  14. 14

    This is brilliant! Making the Catholic Church look evil and stupid using performance art!

    Bravo Sir!

  15. 15

    Really? ‘Cause that’s a pretty sweet hat. Bet it’s real brocade too and not some printed paper shit; the RCC don’t mess around when it comes to regalia.

  16. 16

    Clearly a sign from above, that funny hats make you look like PZ Myers. . .

  17. 17
    steve oberski

    He has a choice: abandon his faith, or extensive plastic surgery.

    He could seek asylum in the Vatican, seems to have worked for other catlick clergy.

  18. 18
    steve oberski

    Has anyone ever seen PZ and bishop together ?

    There is the makings of a great t-shirt in this.

  19. 19

    Eh, check out the photos on his facebook page. Trust me, you are a whole lot better looking. Credulity and nearly 40 years of being treated like a big soft baby doesn’t do much for one’s physical beauty.

    Kind of funny how everyone’s been commenting on his facebook and his poor assistant has been deleting the comments as fast as she can. That is, until it’s time to go home. Anyone care to comment?


  20. 20
    Rip Steakface

    I have to wonder… who is the real PZ Myers?

    Will the real PZ Myers please stand up?

  21. 21
    Anthony K

    Wow. That was fantastic, Rip.

  22. 22
    Rip Steakface

    Wow. That was fantastic, Rip.

    Approval from Brownian?


    Do I get to move ahead in The Line?

  23. 23

    The other guy’s beard is a bit fuller. So is his face.

  24. 24

    NitricAcid — You forgot the bishop’s bowels. Apparently they’re quite full.

  25. 25

    I would never wear a hat like that

    Why not? It makes you look even more squidlike. Must improve aerodynamics as well.

    Of course, the downside is that God loves big, pointy hats.

  26. 26

    I’ve been enjoying Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation” on YouTube. In show no. 10 (“The Smile Of Reason”, largely about Voltaire) he quotes H. G. Wells:

    “I remember H. G. Wells, who was a kind of twentieth-century Voltaire, saying that he daren’t drive a car in France, because the temptation to run over a priest would be too strong for him.”

  27. 27
    Herr Mann

    I can only think of one situation where it could be plausible to see PZ wearing such a funny hat. http://i40.tinypic.com/2072dli.jpg

  28. 28
    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    You know the website Cats That Look Like Hitler? Maybe we need to start one called Clerics Who Look Like PZ Myers. Because this can’t be the only one.

  29. 29
    Evader, the parasite-infested branch on the evolutionary tree

    It’s teh Anti-Myers!

  30. 30
    chigau (違う)

    I agree with Brownian #21.
    Rip Steakface, the linked video is wonderful!
    Don’t worry about your place in The Line.
    The Line is everywhere.
    The Line is all the things.
    Everyone Is Always At The Front Of The Line.

  31. 31
    A. R

    The Line is everywhere.
    The Line is all the things.
    Everyone Is Always At The Front Of The Line.

    I believe you’re confusing Teh Ghey Secks with Brownian line with Teh Transdimensional Groop Secks with Louis line.

  32. 32
    chigau (違う)

    I believe you’re confusing Teh Ghey Secks with Brownian line with Teh Transdimensional Groop Secks with Louis line.

    Are They Not One In The Same?
    Are We Not All In This Together?
    (i cant handle all that shift key stuff)
    The linked video is really, really, good.
    (I wanted to hide that comment but … arthritic fingers … booze …)

  33. 33
    Rip Steakface

    The Line is everywhere.
    The Line is all the things.
    Everyone Is Always At The Front Of The Line.

    I believe you’re confusing Teh Ghey Secks with Brownian line with Teh Transdimensional Groop Secks with Louis line.

    Eh, either works for me.

  34. 34
    McCthulhu, now with -25% less fat.

    Whenever we see PZ in public now, do we have to look at the camera and, with dramatic flair, say ‘It’s The Bishop!‘?

  35. 35
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    It’s the beard; there are only so many beard appearances. This is why eyewitness evidence should never be accepted. If it were, we’d have “proof” that PZ is really a bishop.

    * Myth that Hitler banned Christianity

  36. 36
    chigau (違う)

    Rip Steakface

    Eh, either works for me.

    You’re easy.

  37. 37

    To me he looks rather like a PZ Myers – Dan Dennett Chimera, doesn’t he? ZOMG, A New Atheist clone army is infiltrating the RCC!

  38. 38

    Rip Steakface,

    That video was awesome.

  39. 39

    Jekyll and Hyde”? More like Hyde and Hyde who puts a hat on and pretends to be Jekyll.

  40. 40

    Like ‘Tis, I did not realize it was a Greg laden site so my comments is “held in moderation”, which means it will never see the light of day there:

    New rule: No one who belongs to an organization headed by a German who wore a Nazi uniform and served in Hitler’s army gets to call anyone else a Nazi.

  41. 41

    You’re really unlucky!
    My evil twin was Richard Branson (at least until I shaved off my beard).
    I always wanted to wander onto a Virgin plane and get first class treatment, but I was too chicken.
    All you can do is wander into a Cathedral and get free wine and crackers—and no cheese.
    So the big question is, are you too chicken too?!

  42. 42

    The brow structure is different; look at the bones, people.

    Also: To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and <<<>>>


  43. 43

    Pointy hat for pointy head?

  44. 44
    myeck waters

    look at the bones, people.

    He has a husband bulge?

  45. 45

    “It’s teh Anti-Myers!”

    It is actually Nega-Myers

    Can you fight… yourself?

  46. 46
    gragra, something clever after the comma

    Gee, they kicked me off their Facebook page too. I only suggested he go back to diddling altar boys…. I guess he doesn’t need my permission.

  47. 47
    Peter Cranny

    So, why do never see you in the same room together?

    You can’t explain that.

  48. 48

    Chigau, #36,

    You say that like being easy is a bad thing!

    Verily I say unto thee, that being a slut is to be commended, whether you are a man slut or a lady slut. Sluttery is a noble art, much maligned and unjustly impugned by the fearful and witless. Sluts provide vital services to many otherwise unlaid folk.


    …well nothing really.

    I grant you that’s not the greatest rallying cry ever, but so what? We’re in a big pile fucking, that takes big precedent.


    P.S. It’s okay not to be a slut too. All choices around sluttery are valid, just don’t expect others to be precisely as slutty as you are. Always negotiate your slutation appropriately and wear the proper PPE.

    This message has been approved by the International Board of Sluts. A division of LouisCorp’s not-for-profit social enterprises.

  49. 49

    Hah! So ‘I get email’ actually means ‘I write down stuff from within the confessional’.

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