For some reason, the past 24 hours has me channeling my inner Arte Johnson.
Anyway, here's an interesting little tidbit. It may be that the PR gaffe occasioned by PZ and his pals in Minnesota has already had some unintended consequences.
My friend Mark was considering attending the Santa Clara showing of 'Expelled', but as he describes here, that's no longer possible:
But it was all for naught, I'm afraid. I've just received an email notifying me that the Santa Clara showing of "Expelled" has been canceled "due to technical issues". A quick peek at the Expelled RSVP site shows that Santa Clara has been removed from the list of screenings.
Well, that intrigued me no end, so I compared the current (as of 12:15 AM PST) 'Expelled' RSVP site with Google's cache of said site taken on March 16th.
There are significant differences. Not only is the Santa Clara showing absent, but 'pending' screenings for Portland, OR and Seattle, WA are nowhere to be seen, either. Makes you wonder.
Since I posted this a few days back, this has become the all-time most viewed post in my blog's modest history. There has also been a more radical reworking of the Expelled RSVP site. Whereas earlier a few screens were absent, pretty much all of the previous screenings have been cancelled. Seems that the producers have problems attending those screenings. Or something.