Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another Goddamned Podcast #24:
July 24, 2008


THIS WEEK - The Pompous-Driven Political Campaign

Original audio source


Ex doesn't need any prodding from a man down-under to get pissed off about McCain and Obama making their first joint appearance in a CHURCH! Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? Rick Warren, of The Purpose-Driven Life fame, claims both candidates as friends, and will soon host a pious party from his pulpit. OG informs us about Warren's book, which we urge listeners not to rush out and buy. The Herd, as usual, fulminates. Is this unsubdued enough for you, Sean? (0:00)

Our AGP Fundogelical Correspondent, OG, gives us some deep background on the fleecing of America. Philly reminds us that it's all about power. SI asks: Isn't that why government and religion go so easily hand-in-hand? We all see a number of infuriating church/state conflicts at Warren's Saddleback Church Political Extravaganza. So what can freethinkers do about all of this besides our usual bitching and belly-aching. Evo tells about an excellent idea he tried, but did it work? If you're a proper cynic, you'll guess the answer. (17:22)

Now what? SI wants to use this podcast as a tool. Shall we add it to our atheistic Swiss Army knives? Ex opens a pet shop, and Philly finds a way to compare Saddleback Church to NAMBLA and the American Nazi Party. OG asks the question: Isn't showing up at a Christian Church, and only a Christian Church, a de facto religious test? Doesn't that fly in the face of the Constitution's Article VI? Maybe, but who's gonna sue? (34:23)

Another Goddamned Puzzle. Man, you folks are smart (which our scientific poll later confirms). But you're funny, too! Some listeners work together to give last week's solution, and Yunshui adds a special surprise of his own. Evo awards the 3rd AGP Medal of Honor; find out who got it and why. SI tips everyone off to a good series of articles on evolution. Finally, why we love Darwin but hate being called "Darwinists." (50:59)

Opening Music [00:37]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [16:19]: excerpt from "Jesus Loves Me feat. Satan"
Bridge Music [33:49]: excerpt from "Middle Earth"
Bridge Music [50:01]: excerpt from "Latin Down the Hatches"
Closing Music [1:14:40]: excerpt from "As Jazzy as I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)


This Week's Goddamned Links
What Got Ex Pissed Off
Wikipedia on Rick Warren and What The Fuck He's Here For
The Purposely Woo-Driven Web Site
Wendy Kaminer on Rick Warren
Yunshui's Poetry
Olivia Judson on "Darwinism"
Sing Along with Evo
Which one is Sean the Blogonaut?

Puzzling Listeners
Aly
InTheSkyGirl
Venjanz
Yunshui

27 comments:

John Evo said...

Damn! I just keep listening to that first minute over and over and over. That's some good stuff! How is the rest of the podcast? Gotta be a let-down after the opening.

Spanish Inquisitor said...

I'm confused about that last choice in the poll. Shouldn't it be "Spreading Woo on a cracker"?

PhillyChief said...

Well if the cracker is woo, then you're spreading woo on woo. Crackers though make nice snack sidekicks for Another Goddamned Beer.

The Exterminator said...

Evo:
Musical magic like that doesn't just happen spontaneously. You'd be amazed how many takes we had to record before we got our singer to be off-key in that special AGP way. Also, he was kind of shy about "cussing," and kept changing the lyric to: God Effed Me Up.

SI:
The cracker is optional. Wooists don't want to do anything that makes people accuse them of imposing their choices on others.

John Evo said...

Ex said: You'd be amazed how many takes we had to record before we got our singer to be off-key

Interesting. What is this "key" you refer to? If I had an AGP secret decoder ring, would I know?

the chaplain said...

I've actually considered buying Warren's book and Robert M.Price's atheist parody of it and reading them side by side. I just don't know if I could keep from upchucking after reading Warren's bit every morning. Of course, if I read Price's book last, maybe that would heal me up nicely.

the chaplain said...

Warren will ask political, social and economic, i.e., secular, questions through a Christian filter. Isn't that secular enough for you?

Man, OG is really pissed off! Go, girl, go!

Spanish Inquisitor said...

I've actually considered buying Warren's book and Robert M.Price's atheist parody of it and reading them side by side.

I actually did that, Chappie. I think I even mentioned it during the podcast, but I'm not sure it made it in the edit.

At least, I bought the two books with that in mind. Now I actually have to read them.

Venjanz said...

Yeah, what is this "woo!" Are you guys Ric Flair fans? Cool.

Venjanz said...

BTW, I'm all for McCain now. Check out my new poster that I'm going to distribute in the KC area.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_17DtAicxGuo/SJADILM-W8I/AAAAAAAAAcw/ktYGOsHpJ2M/s1600-h/Mccain_mol.bmp

OG, I am having these printed up right now, so I will drop these by this weekend so you can hand them out at work next week. K? Cuil.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Thanks for the shout out and for the song. My work mates love it. We are thinking of starting the Evo fanclub.

Hey was Ex in this episode? I might of missed him :P

PhillyChief said...

What about this one of McCain stylin'?

John Evo said...

Sean, you should talk to OG, Ex, SI and my Number 1 fan, Philly. They already have a bit of a club going concerning my singing. You can probably join. I hardly think it's exclusive.

John Evo said...

Venjanz asks a good question. What is this "woo"? It's a lot of things

Spanish Inquisitor said...

What is this "woo"? It's a lot of things

I notice that the definition didn't specifically mention "god". Though it could have been in there and I missed it.

I consider any reference to god as woo. That certainly qualifies as "magical thinking".

PhillyChief said...

"I'd define woo as beliefs that clearly demonstrate magical thinking, uncritical acceptance of things for which no good evidence exists."

That says god to me.

Spanish Inquisitor said...

Yep. I agree.

So do we change the name to "Another WooDamned Podcast"?

Are theists guilty of wooly thinking? Do they get woodies just thinking about their god?

John Evo said...

The thing that's great about "woo" is that it covers so much. As SI points out, it's not really aimed at religion. But it doesn't preclude it, as Chief says.

I love the word "supernatural", because it covers so much. But "woo" is even better. Supernatural doesn't really cover things like "fear of vaccines", but "woo" does!

The Exterminator said...

Hey was Ex in this episode? I might of missed him.

Ex was off feeding Victoria Bitter and Vegemite to wallaroos.

John Evo said...

Since Sean is fond of my vocal talents, I could dedicate one to him. I do a mean version of this. Been singing it since I was 8. I've had a lot of practice leading up to this moment.

PhillyChief said...

The only Aussie songs I knew as a kid came from one source who put out this, this and then THIS of course.

I was about 7 or 8 then too (9 for the last one).

Venjanz said...

Ahh-I gotcha. Thanks for the info on woo, guys.

I'm going to send this thread to wecansolveit.org.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Philly and Evo,

I knew you were my kind of people Rolf Harris and ACCA DAKKA.

But can you tell me what conection thisvideo has with ACDC?

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I have been meaning to ask, are you guys brewing your own beer?

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

SI is spot on with the Darwinist stuff too. I don't which I dislike more Darwinist or neo-athist as perjoritive terms.

PhillyChief said...

Sean: I'm going to guess Angus and Malcom's older brother. I remember something about him being in some pop band or having a one hit wonder, and he helped get them started. I guess he's in that video somewhere?

Back in 87 or 88 I helped brew and bottle beer, but I haven't tried to do that since.

John Evo said...

Easy beats were great, though a bit of a "one hit wonder" here in the states. Friday On My Mind is still a classic of 60's psychedelic scene. If you like that "kind" of music and not just that fact that they were Aussies, here's some great stuff from that time:
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