Righteously indignant

By Phil Plait | September 23, 2009 12:00 pm

The good folks at Righteous Indignation have just posted an interview they did with me. Listen as I complain about Moon Landing Deniers, and talk about the JREF! It’s all the same stuff I always say, but this time with 4.3% more jokes, so it’s worth a listen. And you should poke around their website, too, since they have interviews with all kinds of interesting folks.


Comments (14)

  1. The bit about lecturing the feces-throwing monkey on good manners is the best analogy I’ve ever heard about debating science deniers. It’s so true.

  2. Downloading as I type. ( Is this where I’m supposed to say, “You were a guest on a podcast?)

  3. @Phil Plait

    but this time with 4.3% more jokes, so it’s worth a listen.

    I dunno. Due to inflation, jokes are worth 4.7% less today than they were last year, so I’m not sure it’s worth it. I’d be losing humor.

  4. Oded

    I’m guessing one additional joke to the 22 you already had…

    Hmm, actually, depending on how you calculate, it might be the additional joke to the existing 23…


    @ Todd W. and @ Phil Plait,

    British jokes are worth more than American jokes because of the extra “u”, as in humour.

  6. @IVAN3MAN

    I thought it was just because they talked funny.

  7. addicted to bad

    How much are jokes by british-americans worth? Some of us have retained a proper sense of humour despite decades of exposure to american culture.


    @ Todd W.,

    That’s only the upper-class twits! ūüėČ

  9. Torbjörn Larsson, OM


    I thought it was just because they have an MP.

    “- This parrot is no more!”

  10. Australians have the best sense of humour (we spell it right too). We have to be able to “get it” from both sides of the pond. I won’t even mention NZ.

  11. ND

    Hey! Canadians spell it “humour” as well.

    And speaking of Montys and Pythons, NASA completely demoralized the Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things, when they started shuttling the Shuttle on top of a 747. “Top that SPTTOT!” was heard from a NASA official in the 70s.

  12. Another awesome interview Phil. One might think you’ve done this before.
    Good job too Righteous Indignation.
    *adds podcast to regular downloads*

  13. Thanks Phil, it was a pleasure to have you on and hopefully something we can repeat in the future. There is also more from the interview here: http://parafort.com/ri/?p=296 (direct link to audio: http://parafort.com/ri/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/unlucky-dip-1.mp3).
    All the best!

  14. It was a pleasure to talk to you Phil, even with my ‘funny’ accent and ‘u-filled’ humour! It was really surreal – I’m so used to hearing interviews with you on shows that I listen to that I kinda got wrapped up in you talking, and then when you finished on something I kept having ‘oh, wait, this is a conversation, I need to speak back now!’ moments… weird.

    If you’d like more silly/correct-accented podcasting action, you could always check out Skeptics with a K, too, which also features a little of me with the rest of the Merseyside Skeptics Society…

    Righteous Indignation/Merseyside Skeptics Society


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