1. Tilia says

    The funny thing is, according to the comments on youtube at least half of the Icelandic people have been there when it happened…
    But those priests really took it with grace, even if Darth Vader has been removed from the procession after the video.

  2. Barry says

    Let me guess, at a university graduation procession of the professors in their academic regalia (which looks just as stupid), it is Yoda who follows them.

  3. says

    You have a lot of Icelandic readers, PZ. Every Icelandic atheist I know seems to know of your site, if not read it regularly. Oh and Icelandic creationists also seem to be well aware of you!

    We seldom seem to comment though…

    Keep up the good work!

    Best regards,

  4. ShadowWalkyr says

    Am I the only one wondering what the context was? Were they doing a big ceremony, picking up their paychecks or is this just what they look like going to work in the morning?

    Hmmm. I like the paycheck idea, myself. “Yeah, payday!” “Whose turn is it to wear the Darth Vader costume?” “Yours!” “Aw, man.”

  5. LisaJ says

    haha, that was hilarious. Thanks for the ab workout! #12 and #21, you have definitely added to the hilariousness for me. Nicely done.

  6. Sili says

    I mustn’t laugh. They look every bit as silly down here (that’s what they get for sticking to 17th century wardrobe). In fact I was sure this was Danish from the preview – of course Iceland was under Danish rule till the War when they got fed up.

    How religious is Iceland by the way? I know the Faroes are disturbingly backwards. There was some pretty nasty anti-gay legislation passed recently.

  7. tsg says

    Similarly – King Abdullah of the Imperial Empire visits London

    “Imperial Empire”? Is that like a Democratic Democracy?

  8. NewEnglandBob says

    It is nice that they wear those big white collars so that the executioner knows exactly where to take off their heads!

  9. Richard Simons says

    It is nice that they wear those big white collars so that the executioner knows exactly where to take off their heads!

    No, it’s so that they look like their head is already on a plate.

  10. senecasam says

    Is Darth Vader with a giant cattle prod the Vatican’s newest method of dealing with molesting priests?

  11. says

    A friend of mine and a member of the atheist/skeptic group Vantrú (disbelief) is playing the part of Vader. I stood by watching (or rather laughing hysterically). That was a fun day.

  12. Twin-Skies says

    breaking news: Pop Benedict XVI appoints new head of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

  13. says

    I don’t understand why they don’t feel silly in those foofy collars and silly robes. The guy in the Vader costume is the most dignified of the bunch! Although I do rather fancy that cream-colored robe with the fancy embroidery….