It’s a truism in American culture that when the late-night comedians start to mock you, you’re toast. We certainly hope that’s true in this case.
Everyone knows about the proposed Noah’s Ark theme park to be built by a corporate partnership including the creationist empire built by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian who brought you Answers in Genesis (AIG) and the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
AIG’s Ark park will be built in Kentucky and named Ark Encounter. It has the enthusiastic support of Kentucky’s Governor, Democrat Steve Beshear. The Governor not only
appeared [was scheduled to appear] with ol’ Hambo at the official announcement of the new park, but he is also trying to get the project some special tax incentives.
Hambo may have somehow charmed the Kentucky Governor, but at least one comedian on late-night TV isn’t so easily seduced. We are pleased to give you this link to a video of the Jay Leno show of 10 December. If you zoom to about 7:20 you can see the brief portion of Leno’s monologue where he jokes about the Noah’s Ark park. And here’s another video, this one is Leno’s show from 06 December, where he also jokes about the Ark park. Zoom to 8:36 for the relevant material.
Ol’ Hambo doesn’t like it when almost the whole country is laughing at him and his grandiose plans. Therefore he posted Jay Leno Mocks Kentucky and Ark Project Recently at the AIG blog. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Now I realize that comedian/TV host Jay Leno (from The Tonight Show) probably has all his “comedy” lines written for him. Also, he probably doesn’t talk through the logic of his monologue with his writers, but two times last week he mocked the Ark Encounter project and the state of Kentucky (where it will be located). In fact, Kentucky residents should be highly offended that he twice implied Kentucky education is backward.
Actually, Hambo, Jay wasn’t mocking Kentucky. He was mocking you and what you’re doing to Kentucky’s reputation.
Let’s read some more from Hambo’s angry essay:
But it seems that one thing is lost on Jay Leno: He is mocking the education standard in Kentucky because the Ark Encounter project is to be built in that state, yet secularists are bemoaning the state of education in the whole of the USA compared to other countries.
Hambo isn’t helping the situation. His article continues:
People like Leno try to make out that if something Christian (particularly creationist) is allowed in the state of Kentucky, then the standard of education will fall.
There was plenty of Christianity in Kentucky before Hambo’s arrival. The question is: Will the Ark park improve Kentucky’s education standards? Here’s more:
However, Christianity has all but been thrown out of public education across the nation. Evolution/millions of years is basically taught as fact throughout the public schools and secular colleges. And for all that, guess what has happened? The education standard has decreased! Yet Leno wouldn’t want to associate the secularization of education with lowering standards, but that is precisely the association he needs to make — in a serious way (if he is able).
Hambo is actually claiming that because it will reverse the trend of secular education, his Ark park will improve education in Kentucky. Moving along:
And of course Leno mocks those who believe dinosaurs and people lived at the same time, but I’m sure he wouldn’t be able to defend his position. Like most people, he would hide behind his comedy lines and point to secular scientists.
Hey, this is serious. Hambo says he could beat Leno in a debate. A bold challenge indeed, but we suspect that Leno is unconcerned. Another excerpt:
He most likely would have no idea how to actually defend his anti-Christian position except say something like, “Well, believe the secular scientists.”
Observe the slime carefully, dear reader. First, Hambo implies that criticizing the Ark park is “anti-Christian.” It’s no stretch to say that he’s also applying that “anti-Christian” term to Jay Leno. Clever move, Hambo! Stay on that track, it’s a winner! Also, he’s saying that scientists who disagree with his creationist fantasies are “secular” scientists. We didn’t fully appreciate it before, but Hambo is openly revealing himself to be a completely tone-deaf cultist on a crusade.
But it doesn’t stop there. Then he starts preaching to Leno:
There is a passage of Scripture that applies to Jay Leno and his writers:
[Scripture quote:] … that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts … [big skip] … until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Great article, Hambo! Keep up your attacks on Jay Leno. They’re brilliant!
Your Curmudgeon may be indulging in a fantasy, but we predict that the Ark announcement was Hambo’s high-water mark, and it’s going to be downhill from now on.
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