I was pulled from the audience to be a participant. It's only the losers named 'Dave' that think having an unusual name is bad, and who cares what they think? And rather than trying to argue against that in a reasonable way or find common ground - such as our mutual cynicism on organized religion - he just basically called me a pussy for refusing to be a hard core atheist. When someone in music plays an effortless riff - when you hear John Coltrane play something that just flows out of the sax easily and comfortably - the fact that he was doing tedious work to get there is supposed to disappear, exactly the same as a magic trick. Penn boasts a lot that he doesn't introduce foreign substances into his body, etc. I hear people say, 'I don't want to be too old to play baseball with my son.
So how did he address it?
Penn Jillette: In Indiana, let them eat gay wedding cake
I can listen to Sun Ra on a tape-recording rant. I do believe that a belief in God is crazy, but that doesn't mean that the people who believe in it are crazy. I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil. I'm a very bad speller and I was embarrassed by that. Big Douche and Little Douche.
I love being around David Allen Coe. I believe very much that the most damning thing you can say about Muslims is that you're afraid to say anything because they'll hurt you. Everybody is designing magic iPhone apps that do things that are really, really beautiful, but a really important thing about magic is that the gimmick has to be ugly. If it seems my position is confusing, it's because I'm contradicting myself. Research has proven that self-esteem-building does not work. I am a huge fan of speaking your mind.