As the Wormhat turns, so goes the nation

That was a busy weekend, but I still disciplined myself to crank out a Sunday video, even if it didn’t appear until the 11:00 hour. What I talk about here is the sad case of Hans Wormhat, a YouTuber with a very strange channel.

What’s interesting about him, though, is that he is neither stupid nor crazy — he’s a person with an absurdly strong ideological and religious commitment that he is furiously rationalizing. The world is coming at him with both barrels, but he carries all the baggage of fundamentalist/evangelical Christianity, and his way of reconciling reality and his faith is to deny everything that causes a conflict. Noah’s Ark was real, but couldn’t possibly have held millions of species…therefore, there are Illuminati high schools with sports teams and mascots used to train up puppeteers, fursuit wearers, and animatronics experts who populate the world with fake animals, with the intent of undermining your faith in the simple truth of God, who created a flat plate world with a firmament above and just a few useful, normal animals for people. There are no sharks or penguins, they are demonic creations built by Satan to deceive you into denying Jesus.

He has crazy ideas, but take him and his kind seriously: he’s not crazy or dumb, he’s just way way out there on the spectrum of ideological zealotry. He’s not all that unusual, though. He’s like a QAnon or Trump supporter with the dial turned up to 11. Ignore his kind and next thing you know, you’ll be living in a country that has come totally unmoored from reality.

On a lighter note, if you watch to the end, you’ll see my lovely list of Patreon supporters in the scrolling credits, and I also put in some drone footage shot from 60m above my front yard. It’s fall! The trees are turning all orange and yellow! I think. Unless the local Illuminati high school students have been out pranking us again with paint.


  1. jim959 says

    Illuminati high school! That sounds so fun. The sports mascot is just a guy in a fursuit, of course…

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    Ignore his kind and next thing you know, you’ll be living in a country that has come totally unmoored from reality.

    Oops. Where’s the Undo button?

  3. PaulBC says

    I have often observed that they keep making up new animals. Meerkats first appeared in the mid-to-late 80s. Nobody ever heard of them before then. Some of the new ones are completely ridiculous, like the tree climbing goats. Who’s gonna believe that?

  4. PaulBC says

    jim959@3 Illuminati High School sounds like a great idea for a cartoon. Something along the lines of Gravity Falls maybe.

  5. Nemo says

    QAnon is already firmly at 11, and even ordinary Trump supporters have to deny or tune out reality to an extent rarely seen before. But yeah.

  6. raven says

    If we have to keep making more robot animals, then where are our dinosaurs?
    Mammals are OK I guess, but they’ve been done to death.
    Time to bring back the nonavian dinosaurs.

  7. killyosaur says

    If there are no sharks (and they are nothing but animatronics created to fool us) I want off this planet…

  8. davidc1 says

    Well ,us Brits already knew Basil Brush had someone’s hand up his bottom ,didn’t know it applied to the rest of the natural world
    BOOM ,BOOM .

  9. Ridana says

    By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

    What does that even mean? I can’t understand what phenomenon it’s trying to describe, let alone explain by “God did it.” The wind only blows when it’s daylight? Just the east wind, or did wind never blow from other directions in ancient times?

  10. wcaryk says

    For a mind blowing cornucopia of breath-takingly hilarious claims of science being found in the Bible, nothing can top the Conservapedia (of course) page “Biblical scientific foreknowledge”. Dozens and dozens of “examples”, each funnier than the last one. Jesus appearing to his disciples on a closed room was quantum tunneling! God’s finishing creation on the sixth day proves the Bible knew about the conservation of mass-energy! Jesus saying ““So the last will be first, and the first last” foreshadows set theory! Jesus turning water into what, when tasted, was wine anticipates the collapse of the wave function! God was both spirit and man, therefore “An open-minded appreciation of the wave-particle duality of the Trinity could have opened the eyes of scientists nearly 2000 years sooner to the fundamental wave-particle duality of nature discovered in the 1900s”!

    Really, you just cannot buy entertainment like this.

  11. unclefrogy says

    too bad there ain’t any royal survey ships he could go on to actually explore the world he could collect samples even bring the heathens the true religion, if he wanted
    uncle frogy

  12. blf says

    There are no sharks or penguins, they are demonic creations built by Satan to deceive you into denying Jesus.

    The mildly deranged penguin agrees that Mr Carpenterson is a very very poor intimation of a tithe-denying child-protecting benign rock. Sharks are insulted by the comparison.