Tim Minchin at 9 Carols for Godless People

Here’s an absolutely wonderful poem performed by Tim Minchin, recorded at 9 Carols for Godless People with absolutely horrific sound quality. But that’s okay, there are subtitles! It’s still wonderful.

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Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Boy, how many of us haven’t been faced with real Storms and wished wished wished we could really say these things in response? This was really funny. I loved the bit about Scooby Doo, I never saw that show that way before. Scooby-Doo: mythbuster.

  2. This is so outstanding! I saw it earlier on Pharyngula and googled around a bit for Tim Minchin. What a piece of art to take something so complex and say it so well and so succinctly!

    Several major quotes there that will go on my office door come the new year. :)

  3. @PopeCoyote: Bah, PZ scooped me by an hour, dammit! That’ll teach me to spend my morning away from the webz….

    Anyway, for everyone who has expressed a desire to do Mr. Minchin – sadly, he appears to be happily married.

  4. Absolutely fracking brilliant!

    I spent part of an otherwise wonderful Boxing Day party listening to my friend Lisa tell me all about her radical chiropractor and her wonderful cold laser therapy for a shoulder injury that she had surgery for and was also getting physical therapy. I wonder what Lisa will think really helped her shoulder??? AAAAARRRRRGGH! I got that same look from my wife and held my tongue.

  5. My wife just reminded me that I in fact did not hold my tongue, and only got “that look” after I asked Lisa if putting aluminum foil on her head could protect her brain waves from a cold laser wielding chiropractor.

  6. Wow, that is really fucking brilliant. Bravo!!

    Good reminders for all the tongue-biting I’ve been doing over the holidays (although I let it rip on the moon hoaxers a bit).

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