Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Real Scientific World

Scientism! The Reality TV Series

By FERDINAND THROTTLEGRIP, Associated Press Writer

31 Minutes Ago

LOS ANGELES, Calif - Television and movie producers, eager to cash in on the success of deity ass smacking books such as silver tonged Brit reductionist Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion" and bathtub gin distiller/ part time writer Christopher Hitchens' "God Is Not Great" are running, not walking, to develop film and television projects based on the middle finger to the sky zeitgeist.

Noted reality tv producer Mark Burnett is currently in talks with Dawkins to create a new series tentatively named Shut the F*** Up, Sit the F*** Down and Have A Hot Cup of Science! It's also known as Hot Cup of Science, for short.

"We're very excited about this new project with Prof Dawkins" Burnett said during a recent Hollywood Reporter interview. "It's going to be a hard hitting show - this one's really going to ruffle some feathers, cause fur to stand on end, make grandmothers lose their false teeth, bring 19 year olds to orgasm and generally shake things up - which always means ratings and later, new private jets...for me."

The show will send Dawkins, dressed in a silver jumpsuit and accompanied by a space suited chimp named Reason, around the US. "Let's say there's a little Bible study group meeting in the basement of a quaint, Midwestern US town; Dawkins and Reason will pop in, uninvited of course, and tell everyone to sit the f*** down and enjoy a hot cup of science!"

When asked by Hollywood Reporter what the intrepid atheist team would do if everyone was already seated and provided with beverages, Burnett said "those details will be worked out as the show takes more solid shape."
[Posted to LBO-Talk by Dwayne]

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