You may think you’re sick and tired of the “Shit___ Say” meme, but John Rael’s “Shit Skeptics Say” is still worth two minutes of your time (NSFW language):
There are many good lines, but a few stand out enough to be worth highlighting.
Well it was just a theory… like GRAVITY.
Aren’t you a little old for an imaginary friend?
Hey, do you know what they call alternative medicine that’s been proven to work?
You know that doesn’t actually do anything, right [multiple times]?
I don’t think Richard Dawkins is sexist.
Vaccines are not a matter of your opinion.
A lot of these are things skeptics say all the time because the the situations that merit that particular response keep coming up. But Rael and his co-writer Ross Blocher managed to strike a balance between exasperation and self-effacement by including lines like “we should totally start our own podcast” and “you know, PZ Myers once mentioned me in a blog post.”
Rael and his friends have a YouTube channel called Skeptically Pwnd that I was unaware of until today. Their satire is aimed at a lot of familiar targets (ghost hunters, John Edward, and Bigfoot), but they have many fresh approaches. Yet somehow, their most watched video is still shy of 50,000 views. I think it’s time to spread the word.