I’m adding Bang to my collection of rage-emailing punctuation!

Some people are just obsessed. There’s one who goes on sporadic binges of email — I’m calling him Bang, because of his fondness for exclamation points, but I’ll spare you his real name. He apparently had some time off for New Year’s and chose to send me a string of messages. These are all from 3 days around New Year’s Eve.

Ahmad Al-Qloushi, Steven Hinkle, Jonathan Bean and Sukhmani Singh Khalsa
The four individuals above were targeted by the leftist censors and thought police that you claim don’t exist. I suggest you look them up. Maybe you already have! I doubt you’ll acknowledge them though! You ignored the ordeal of Brett Weinstein and his wife Heather Hadley when it was brought up to you by his brother on Twitter, falsely accusing them of lying! It just like how Ray Comfort ignores the evidence for evolution when it is presented to him!

Nope, sorry, I don’t know any of those people, and I’m not really interested in looking them up, especially after seeing the names of all the other people he thinks are just ducky.

The Only Bigot is you, asshole!
How dare you call Ben Shapiro and David French bigots PZ! After you called Michael Nugent the Irish Wanker! After you claimed that conservatives, libertarians, and classical liberals were all dishonest frauds, said that they didn’t think but clung to prejudices and demanded people accept them! After you said falsely that Regressive left was created by rightwingers who were all terrible! Maajid Nawaz, a liberal Muslim invented the term Skunkwipe! After you slimed Sam Harris as a right wing neocnservative, and said such people should be removed from the atheist movement!
After you banned a man for criticizing commenters that used the words Honkey, Hetero, and Straighty Mcstraighterson!

Wait, what? I had to look that one up, and found a thread where I did ban someone…for consistently defending racists. Someone hasn’t changed.

It’s a thread from 2013. He’s been stewing over this for over 7 years.

I’m tired of you P.Z you asshat! I’m tired of your lies, misrepresentation, defamation, Blancophobia, Ameriphobia, Androphobia, violent statements, anti-police hatred, anti-capitalist claptrap, and especially you thinking you can disqualify someone from the atheist movement because their politics don’t match yours. I’m also sick of you ignoring facts that contradict your leftist worldview. Like that people who challenge leftist orthodoxy in universities are persecuted. Peter Ridd, Brett Weinstein, James Damore, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bruce Giley, and many others have suffered because of communist, socialist, thought policemen like you! I’m sorry I ever liked you PZ! You’re not tired of me, if your were you wouldn’t keep mentioning me on your site! Why haven’t you posted any of my other emails on Pharyngula! That one you listed in September 2020 was posted ages ago, and I’ve sent many more! Including a response to you and the commenters who insulted me when you first posted about me! That by the way wasn’t even the first one I sent you! The first I sent was about Sam Harris and how he wasn’t right wing, or a neoconservative, that Greenwald didn’t dismantle him, that he responded to Greenwald’s screed, and that you had no right to deceive who could and couldn’t be apart of the atheist movement. Are you afraid of my criticism, you Skunkwipe?!

Gosh, he used to like me? I’m blushing.

Yes, I mentioned him and his incessant, over-the-top ranting emails once before. That doesn’t mean I “keep mentioning” him — every thread about conservative racists isn’t actually about Bang. Yes, he does send a lot of angry email, as he admits, it’s just that it gets filed in spam and I only notice every once in a while.

If Bang is tired of me, there’s an easy solution: stop reading my stuff. I’m actually easy to avoid.

Defamation= Lawsuit

If you ever defame me, PZ,nthe way you’ve defamed Harris, Condell, Luciano, Knight, Mehta, Coyne, Ali, Mason, Dawkins, Hitchens, Ngo, Saad, and numerous others, I will sue you so bad that you’re grandchildren are going to need lawyers!

It’s hard to defame an anonymous email stalker, but I’m willing to try.

Your Awfulnes
PZ you defend Antifa’s assault on Andy Ngo, you misrepresent Hitchens, Dawkins, and Harris, you call Michael Nugent an Irish wanker and accuse him of defending a haven for rapists, you call for a revolution to erase the stain of America, you allow commenters to use the words honkey, hetero, whitey, and mcstraighterson, you brand all police officers as bigots, you brand all conservatives as dishonest frauds who don’t think, but cling to prejudices and demand people accept them, you slander Steven Pinker as alt-right and a right-wing shitweasel, and you have the audacity to call Smalley and Silverman horrible! Fuck you, modern-day Caiaphas!

Bang does have a talent for picking the worst. I mean, really, have you seen what Silverman has been up to for the last few years? Yeesh, after seeing the names of all the people he’s defending, I’m so glad to see I’m definitely on the opposite side of that rift.

Caiaphas, though? I’m not a high priest of anything, I have no power or influence — I’m just a guy who writes words on a blog — and I’d be curious to know who he thinks the modern day Christ I’m scheming to have murdered might be. It can’t be Bang himself, because I already crushed him and ground him into the dirt of ignominy, way back in 2013, and all he can do now is wail impotently, with lots of exclamation points.

So now I’ve got a Bang to go with my Comma. I need to collect all the punctuation! I want lots of angry, upset email from Period, and Semicolon, and Mdash, and Ellipsis…


  1. Rich Woods says

    Whenever I see so many exclamation marks I’m reminded that British printsetters used to call it not ‘bang’ but ‘dog cock’.

  2. says

    Well Ayan Hirsi Ali does have one redeeming if rather extreme feature. When asked at a talk she gave in Sydney, Australia what she thought of creationists she said they should be executed.

  3. Rich Woods says

    Whoops, that should have been typesetters, not printsetters. It’s been so long that I can’t even reliably remember the name of the trade.

  4. gijoel says

    Bang is like that ‘Leave Britney Alone’ guy, only he’s defending completely deplorable people and not a confused pop star with an abusive manager.

  5. azpaul3 says

    You are a … scumbag. You … abandoned … your calling when you … forsake … the power and majesty of … the tentacled one. Only a … mad scientist … one without any … loyalty … or … honor … could … abandon … Cthulhu … the great and powerful … for the madness of studying … the pretenders … the Krykna.

    I want to go on but I’m running low on ellipsis … sorry.

  6. kome says

    Bigots and their defenders like whomever e-mailed you those things are quite weird people. I just can’t imagine what it must be like to have one’s own life defined and ruled by such childish tantrum-throwing rage like him.

  7. Mark Smith says

    I just stopped to point out that “Blancophobia” is a particularly choice bit of white supremacist resentment, and I didn’t want it to get drowned out in that sea of pout-hurt. I sadly expect to see more of it this year.

  8. hemidactylus says

    Someone claimed ellipsis already…I get ampersand &c (etc).

    PZ is a meanie & ummm…this ain’t working out for me &c.

    Maybe the pound sign instead.

  9. says

    PZ you defend Antifa’s assault on Andy Ngo
    Ngo got less than he deserved. I have friends who were there that day and Ngo provoked that “assault” himself.

  10. says

    Dear Bang: It’s “your grandchildren”, not “you’re grandchildren”. (That’s the only aspect of your deluded screed which I consider even slightly worthy of a response.)

  11. says

    You may not appropriate the dog (the dog’s name is Emdash). She deserves better than to become just another forgettable apologist for poopyheadedness and ignorance (that obviously isn’t getting enough attention… or belly-rubs…).

  12. kingoftown says

    Blancophobia? Surely the correct term should be leukophobia (so both parts of the word are greek), why on earth would you use french?

  13. =8)-DX says

    “Blancophobia, Ameriphobia, Androphobia”

    Apparently as a white American man, PZ’s greatest fear and worry is himself.

    Prepare for “Cisphobia, Straightphobia and Average Joephobia”.

  14. kingoftown says

    I also like albophobia (the latin version) because it looks like it could mean fear of scottish people (Scotland’s gaelic name is Alba).

  15. hemidactylus says

    I have Biancaphobia which is a deeply irrational fear of Mick Jagger’s ex-wife. Watching Cannonball Run was traumatic. Or was that because Burt Reynold’s “acting”?

  16. birgerjohansson says

    In Sweden, “Bang” is known as the pen name of a freelance woman journalist who covered WWII (and was antifascist at a time when opportunists were pro-Germany).
    She was a single mother and is an icon for LGBTQ history.
    If we suggest PZ;s Bang is a relative, he will freak out and change handle.
    (OT if you want to unwind from the onslaught of idiocy, try “God Awful Movies” on Youtube where extreme-right films and religious nutters get mocked. Or “Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews” for rubber monsters and unintentional humor for us Teratophobes)

  17. Akira MacKenzie says

    “Blancophobia, Ameriphobia, Androphobia”

    Well, historically speaking, White American males have done little to promote philia.

  18. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    looks like PZ is adding [bang] to join [comma]
    I din;t mention [comma], not me, no, no comma, , , ,

  19. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @29
    all hail tpyo: didn’t belongs in 29, it’s obvious where

  20. davidc1 says

    @25 No FU ,no Comma . An advert for a English newspapers from the 90s ,or something like that.

  21. garnetstar says

    Blanco is Spanish: Blanchephobia would be French, Biancophobia Italian.

    Just asking, is “hetero” a slur? I thought it was descriptive, and that most people with Bang’s views would be (stupidly) proud to be called that.

  22. Frederic Bourgault-Christie says

    I love how revealing the arguments from hypocrisy are.

    Bringing up the nationality of someone when you criticize them is racist? Wow, it’s not just white supremacists then: his own list of supposed non-bigots certainly qualify, because I guarantee you every one of them mentioned if someone they were criticizing was Chinese or Saudi Arabian or anything else. Straighty McStraighterson is a slur? I mean, maybe problematizing anyone’s sexual orientation isn’t nice, but we’re talking about an entire movement whose “tolerant” fringe didn’t want to let gay folks get married.

    All of that makes no sense except if they have one assumption: that the people they dislike really are subhuman, and so it’s okay to be rude to them.

    I also love the tribalism. All the people he talked about are censored, but Chomsky isn’t? Ward Churchill isn’t? Tim Wise has had people threaten his kids. Almost anyone who criticizes the alt-right will get a death threat. Gonna mention that, Bang?

  23. Frederic Bourgault-Christie says

    @31: When we say words, it’s a slur if we don’t like how it sounds in our mouths, or how it sounds when they read it from the screen, despite them insisting they are not the thin-skinned ones. When they say words, it’s never a slur no matter if they use the phrase with deliberate statements of supremacy and hate.

    War Is Peace.

  24. anchor says


    “I just can’t imagine what it must be like to have one’s own life defined and ruled by such childish tantrum-throwing rage like him.”

    331 million people just went through 4 years of something much like that.