"Expelled" has gone truant in Santa Clara!

After all the religious spin put onto the ejection of PZ Myers while allowing Richard Dawkins into last night's showing of "Expelled", I decided that I wanted to see for myself just how easy it was to get an invite to the movie.

There seems to be some controversy about tickets - with one side saying that Dr. Myers didn't have a ticket and was acting the bully, and the other side saying that tickets weren't required, that a simple sign up was all that was required.

So I went over to the Expelled RSVP site, and signed up. BAM! I got an instant return email saying that I was golden, with a seat reserved for me. I could now attend the Santa Clara event next week Friday merely by checking my ID against a list at the door.

I told my friends about this, and started thinking... there's really no way to tell that I'm not just some average guy, and not the co-founder of an Atheist / Skeptic organization. I put "none" both in the organization and the title blocks of the registration.

My friend Richard, co-founder of CVAAS, went that extra mile and registered under our organization's name.

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.

Ah well, I really didn't want to drive to the San Jose area, three hours away through bad traffic to see a movie which has been described by those I trust as 'deceitful' at best, and 'boring' at worst. Now I have an excuse to not go. I guess I'll wait for it to come out on DVD, then dig it out of the Wal-mart bargain bin. It should be there right next to "Battlefield Earth".

Hm. I wonder if the Santa Clara event was canceled because members of the Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics were attending? I'd guess not - 'cause that would mean that we're more "mighty" than even the dreaded PZ Myers himself!


Scott Hatfield . . . . said...


I'd be willing to bet that the theatre hosting it got wind of the contretemps in Minnesota and pulled the plug.

Scott Hatfield . . . . said...

Ooops. I've got more, Mark. You may get some traffic in the next few days because I posted this at various locales:

You would think that a guy in Fresno wouldn't have anything to add to this, but, as Bill Nye liked to say, "please consider the following."

Hope you don't mind!

Scott Hatfield . . . . said...

OK, Mark, one more comment...actually a request.

You've got some nifty 'buttons' on your sidebar for CVAAS, the upcoming debate, etc.

I'd like to put graphics with embedded links on my sidebar, too, but when I try to put in a picture, there's no icon for a link and no spot to edit the HTML. I'm stumped. What do I need to do?

Calladus said...

Scott, I sent you an email on formatting. The answer is... complicated.

Liz Ditz said...

Darn! I would've gone & would've taken the CV gang out to dinner!

And the Dublin showing is "full".

Anonymous said...

this signup link

still works.

Calladus said...

Heh. They removed the hyperlinks to the sign up pages, but they didn't remove the sign up pages?

That seems a bit sloppy and unprofessional to me. Huh. I guess I'm not surprised.

Anonymous said...

They are rescheduling the upcoming dates, apparently, because of the producers' "travel plans" changing.

Anonymous said...

Hundreds Turn Out for Seattle Screening of Ben Stein Film Expelled

not cancelled it appears