Darwin speaks out, sorta

In his on-camera parts in his mockumentary movie “Expelled!” Ben Stein paid a visit to the statue of Charles Darwin in the British Museum (too bad Stein didn’t bother to visit any of the exhibits).

It was a brave move.  Stein, ever the prankster, surely understood that his move would be open to pranking itself.  Sure enough, The Beagle Project sponsored a captioning contest, similar to The New Yorker’s cartoon captioning contests.

Here’s the winner, in a .gif animation from Eclectech:

Ben Stein meets Darwin's statue

See the other entries in the captioning contest at The Beagle Project.

Oooh, and see all the other creativity Stein’s misstep created:

Tip of the old scrub brush (again) to Pharyngula.

3 Responses to Darwin speaks out, sorta

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  2. Kenny says:

    Ben Stein is an incredibly intelligent person. One can only hope you’re right that it is a prank.


  3. eyeingtenure says:

    Is Ben Stein for real? I mean, this whole movie seems like almost a Dali-esque prank, worthy even of Stein.

    I hope he’s putting on an act. I really hope he’s putting on an act.


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