Peregrinations, ctd.

by Greg Mayer

A reader posts a video response to Jerry’s TSA encounters:

h/t: Michael Fisher


  1. Posted January 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I think that guy on the video is a total poseur. Why, I bet that ‘acne’ bit is manufactured. Look at him! Men at his great age don’t get acne. SCHMUCK!

  2. Andrew
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink


  3. whyevolutionistrue
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Justicar directed, produced, and starred in the video, so his opinion of it, however deprecatory, must be credited as at least well informed. 😉


  4. Graham Martin-Royle
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Justicar, 🙂

  5. Posted January 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I do appreciate the notice. I’d planned on doing a different video about the ‘my dictionary is better than your dictionary’ argument on youtube using Mrs. Malaprop and the Phantom of the Opera (by Andrew Dice Clay!), but this one was just so much funnier to me that I had to say something.

    I hope Jerry won’t be upset by it.

  6. Astareg
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Passengers are frustrated nice people. Screeners are frustrated nice people.
    There’s the boss.

  7. R.W.
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    While Jerry’s away, it’d be great if some of you WEIT loyalists would weigh in on behalf of our beleaguered blog host, who is being mercilessly dismembered by this know-it-all smartass.

  8. Posted January 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I read the first half(ish) of that article. I saw quite a lot of Coyne-is-an-ideologue-wrong-and-stupid-and-arrogant-and-should-not-meddle-in-brain-stuff.

    And then some confusing metaphor which has been plucked from regions better left imagined with respect to how computers compute their computations (somehow independently of their design).

    And then this inapposite nugget: So if we are all, every one of us,100% deluded (Except Coyne and associates) it is all covered by evolution, which Coyne knows for certain is True. Because evolution is True, there is no need to provide any evidence apparently.

    I guess it’s true: if one wants to make a pie, one needs to invent the universe. And then make sure that the universe invention bit is contained in every discussion of pie, lest one’s interlocutor walk away dismissing the pie conversation as airy speculation because it’s just simply assumed to be true on no evidence or discussion whatever that the universe even exists!

    When will Jerry learn that to discuss anything involving biological creatures is to put one in the position of painstakingly detailing the bulk of all evidence collected bearing on the truth of evolution. Otherwise, it’s just rank assertion and idle speculation based on mere faith, right?

    Yeah, I see little reason to devote much time to that person, whoever it is, and his or her mental masturbation.

    • Posted January 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

      That was supposed to be in response to R.W. at post number 7. Using the reply button is hard.

  9. articulett
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Great video, Justicar!

    It reminded me of this:

  10. Josh Slocum
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Bravo, Jerry. Proud of yourself?

    • Tristan
      Posted January 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      If I were to look up ad hominem fallacy in the dictionary, I would expect to see this comment listed as an example.

      Bravo yourself, Josh. Jerry is an awful human being for linking to a video – not because of anything said in the video, but simply because of who made it. Here’s your “good sketpic” [sic] award.

      • Tristan
        Posted January 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

        Whoops – even better, I see it wasn’t even Jerry that posted this entry. So Jerry’s a horrible, horrible person because someone else posted on his blogwebsite an innocuous video made by someone you don’t like.

        Got it.

      • justkidding
        Posted January 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

        If I were to look up ad hominem fallacy in the dictionary, I would expect to see this comment listed as an example

        Well–a dictionary compiled by deeply stupid people, perhaps. Hint: Josh’s remark wasn’t intended to refute a claim made by Jerry.

        • Tristan
          Posted January 12, 2012 at 4:05 am | Permalink


          To spell it out for the hard of thinking, it would seem that according to Josh the video is bad not because of anything said or done in it, but simply because of who made (and stars in) it. That’s textbook ad hominem.

  11. Posted January 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Thank Ceiling Cat that Jerry didn’t try to smuggle on a cupcake. From a CNN article: Travelers carrying a “normal” cupcake will probably clear airport security, although additional screening may be required, according to a Transportation Security Administration blog post defending the agency’s recent confiscation of a cupcake. The post, titled “Cupcakegate” was published Monday and promised to be “short and sweet.”

  12. Posted September 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Uh-oh, Coyne was slammed at Almost Diamonds for fraternizing with the enemy, among other things, of course. I’m honored to be in such great company to be slammed by that blog.

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