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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Center for Inquiry and 300

Last night I did two things. I went to the inaugural event for the Ontario Center for Inquiry and I went to see the movie 300. I'll go on record as saying both were good.

The CFI event was cool because I got to speak with Larry Moran of Sandwalk again. We seemed to be two of the very few bloggers in attendance, but it was nice to also speak briefly with Justin Trottier, the director of CFI Ontario, and DJ Grothe, the host of my favorite podcast, Point of Inquiry. If you don't listen to his interviews, you should.

There were numerous speakers during the three hours from the various humanist, freethinker, skeptic, and atheist/agnostic communities in the area. It was interesting to hear the people and in particular see a lot of younger faces. Not for nothing, but a lot of the skepics I've met (although they were without exception, nice and welcoming) have been a bit long in the tooth.

So I left after buying a couple of buttons - one that says Heretic, which would have been better if it said Heathen, but I'm not picky; and another that has a picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on it. Mmm...noodly appendages.

Right, then I took off and headed for the Bloor Cinemas to catch 300. I enjoyed Sin City and Frank Miller did the graphic novel (that's "adult comic book") for this as well so you can be sure there'll be a lot of violence and scantily clad women. Well, there were a hell of a lot more scantily clad men in this particular flick, but they were generally slashing each other to pieces, which was just as cool. I'd recommend this movie (which took in about 70 million the last two days!), especially if you're in the mood for some bloodshed.

It would have been superb if it wasn't for the Promise Keeper jackass in front of me with his fat, nacho-cheese coated fingers; his fat fucking kids, and his equally fat, mannerless fucking friend. He was wearing a hat that said "Men of Integrity" across the back, but he was trying his baddest to make that a rather ironic slogan. Why is it always the Christian retards who think they're the ones whose shit smells like Palmolive?

Thankfully, the young slo-motion-dancing semi-naked woman oracle shut them up for the film. Or perhaps their latent homosexuality was stunned into silence by the thousands of sparsly clothed, incredibly muscled Spartan warriors on the screen. Either way, I'm glad they shut the fuck up and let everyone else enjoy the movie.

5 Barbaric Yawps:

At 11/3/07 8:08 pm, Blogger Atheist in a mini van. said...

What the fuck was someone involved at Promise Keepers doing taking kids to 300? I mean, nothing against the comic book crowd, but it's not exactly the apex of Christian morality and all of that Promise Keepers mumbo jumbo.


I had a run-in with a Promise Keeper about ten years ago and I've yet to "let it go". ;) He was a douche' bag.

At 11/3/07 8:20 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

To be fair to the assclown, his kids looked to be early to mid teens. Still, it's a crazy violent movie that glorifies a civilization which honored reason over submission to gods. You'd think that'd be enough to keep his fat face at home.

At 12/3/07 5:34 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please see this website.
That is about 300 the movie .

At 12/3/07 8:11 am, Blogger Rev. BigDumbChimp said...


It's a movie about a battle some almost 2500 years ago. Get over it. Anyone who takes a fictionalized account of the Battle of Thermopylae as any indication of the nature of a group of people today... well... you've got too much time on your hands.

At 20/3/07 6:43 am, Blogger chooseDoubt said...


OK, a site compalining that a movie is trashing the ancient Persian culture. Where's the site complaining that Islam buggered that same culture to death in reality as opposed to on a movie screen?


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