Posts tagged QI.
“If you’re ever trying to get the eye out of a fish and it blinks, it may be a lion.”
A post for Anna.
This is all I managed to find in my bookmarks for now, but as I come across others I will add them.
- Religion has had its day. (Argumental) Marcus Brigstocke argues FOR while Rory McGrath argues AGAINST on Argumental, a comedy debate show shown on UK television channels Dave and BBC2.
- The theory of evolution is nonsense. (Argumental) Dara O’Briain argues FOR while Marcus Brigstocke argues AGAINST.
- Dara O’Briain on God Moments and Evolution
- Dara O’Briain on Catholicism and Creationism; Frankie Boyle on Sarah Palin and her views on Creationism
- Dara O’Briain on a mixed marriage. A girl from Cork who was Catholic and a guy from Edinburgh who was Protestant. A mixed marriage.
- Marcus Brigstocke on the three Abraham Religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) Equal opportunity criticism of three of the main world religions.
- Marcus Brigstocke rants about religion Not a fan of Ann Widecombe? Neither is he.
- Dylan Moran on religion On his religious crisis, growing up in a religious country, prejudice, religions, and imaginary friends. Absurdist and brilliant.
- QI on Christianity, Christmas, and Mithras. Why is Christmas Day on 25 December? Outlines the similarities between Mithras, a Roman god of the Sun, and Jesus Christ. “Is he a tribute band?”
- Jimmy Carr defends Atheism. Jimmy Carr grew up Catholic and converted to Atheism as an adult.
- Unlikely lines to read in the Bible. (Mock the Week)
This list is full of so much win. Because comedy is a method for seeking truth through absurdity, comedians are often the best people to turn to when it comes to separating religious truth from fiction. I love it.
- David Mitchell: “It’s like trying to police a country with Daleks.”
- Jimmy Carr: “Which would never work with the disabled access we’ve got now. The Daleks can get everywhere.”
- David Mitchell: “Jimmy… did you say… that you think… that disabled access is a Dalek conspiracy?”
- Jimmy Carr: “Yes. That is exactly what I said.”
- Stephen Fry: What's the most famous line from a Tarzan film?
- Ronni Ancona: Oh, "Me Tarzan, you Jane."
- Stephen Fry: Yes, except of course it never happened.
- Ronni Ancona: What?!
- David Mitchell: Why do these films always forget to put their most famous lines in?
- Stephen: People haven't read the Bible much these days, but I can read to you from Genesis, Chapter 7. "And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every--"
- Alan: Why did they talk like that?
- Stephen: Well, he spoke Hebrew, didn't he, dear. This is a translation into English, you see.
- Alan: [covers face with hand]
- Stephen: They spoke like that when they really could speak English, Alan. I think in five-hundred years time, when they hear the things we've said, and perhaps even things you've said, they might go, "Jesus--"
- Alan: Don't pick on me! You're quoting from a mythical being!
Alan Davies: Is it true that you gave Prince Charles, for his wedding present, some coffee made out of weasel shit?
Stephen Fry: Mmm, not exactly. [pauses] It was Cambodian… weasel vomit. It’s a coffee that these weasels eat, and then—
Alan Davies: They eat the beans, and then from what they excrete—
Stephen Fry: No, vomit. They vomit, and the acid in the stomach kind of softens it, and it’s apparently very flavoursome. [pauses] I just felt it was something he wouldn’t have!
- Jimmy Carr: It's just so stupid beating your wife; I mean it's your wife. That's like keying your own car
- David Mitchell: Society just got a tiny bit worse
- Jimmy Carr: I like to think I can help
Alan Davies: Jackass The Movie is the funniest film ever made
Bill Bailey: I prefer Jackass The Novel.
I love QI
A lot of people hate on Rich Hall, but I think he’s hilarious on QI.
Poor Alan has learnt to be suspicious of Stephen’s questions.