THE SEVENTH WINNER of the Curmudgeon’s coveted Buffoon Award is — [drum roll, flourish of trumpets] — Robin Williams!
It’s rare that we dip into show business for our Buffoon Award, but there are times when someone’s behavior simply cries out to us. So it is with Robin Williams. As a special treat, this matter came to our attention on April Fool’s Day.
In a few brief moments, Williams not only uncloseted himself as a flaming creationist, he also managed to enrage the nation of Australia. Check it out. [Addendum: the original video we used here is gone. This one is 7 minutes long. The anti-Darwin part starts about 3 and a half minutes in.]
For those who may not know it, Darwin did indeed visit Australia.
Congratulations, Robin Williams! Enjoy the award. You’ve earned it!
[History note: The first Buffoon Award winner was John West; the second was WorldNetDaily; the third was Mark Souder, Creationist Congressman; the fourth was The Intelligent Designer; the fifth was Ronda Storms; and the sixth was Bobby Jindal.]
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Good. Finally a professional buffoon winning the Buffoon Award!!
Don’t know how long this has been floating around in the internet ocean, but I saw it for the first time today. I really hope it is an April Fool’s joke, but I don’t think so.
It has nothing to do with the Controversy, but I think Congressman Hank Johnson of the 4th District of Georgia is at least as qualified for the Buffoon Award as Robin Williams. Or any other winner, for that matter. Who knows? Maybe he’s a creationist as well.
retiredsciguy, it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s real. Did you have any higher expectations for Congress?
Watched that video and it cuts the start of his questioning off, but he more about tipping over the ecological balance of the island and not physically tipping over the island itself.
Actually, I posted that clip before it went viral today. It’s now one of the Yahoo News features, and it even made Jay Leno’s monologue tonight.
No, the guy was dead serious; you can tell from his body language that he actually believes the weight of the additional people will “capsize” the island. His comment about ecological damage was in addition to his concern about the island physically tipping over.
Hat’s off to Admiral Willard for maintaining his composure.
I’m pretty sure Robin Williams isn’t anti-Darwinian… at least that’s not what I got from watching the clip. He was just being over-the-top funny man as usual.
Am I correct in presuming this posting to be an April Fool’s joke? I mean, it’s fairly well established that Robin Williams is an atheist, and especially anti-Catholic. There’s little doubt from the video that he was actually making a joke at the expense of Australians and not actually making any statement about evolution.
The funnier bit is what followed from Rudd (the Aussie Prime Minister) in which he rebutted by effectively telling Robin Williams — if you really want to see backwards regression that stands in contradiction to evolution, take a look at the Bible Belt states in the U.S. Which further caused the governor of Alabama to be outraged at Aus.
Not a big fan of Robin myself, but I was a fan of Mork & Mindy when I was young. At an impressionable age, who would of know Robin’s beliefs and who the hell would have cared? Nowadays, I see clearly what the main focus of the show was about, the anti-christ! A friend of mine pointed it out to me a few days ago on the cover artwork of the DVDs, down to the cracked egg, LOL! Even while watching the shows, various things I can point out on the concepts of the show. Something told me to Google “Robin Williams is an athiest,” and sure enough… Like I said, I don’t follow-up on Robin’s career, but I was as curious as Mork to see what the meaning behind the show was because a lot didn’t add up. It makes sense when you learn the prospectives, or maybe I’m just reading too deep into it?