An Interesting Find

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Published in

So Bill Maher, Robert Anton Wilson, Michelle Phillips, David Cross, and Bob Guccione Jr. all walk into a bar... Ok, not really. But back in 1996 all of their paths crossed for an episode of Maher's "Politically Incorrect". The subject for most of the show was Timothy Leary, who was extremely close to death at the time. They have an interesting round table discussion on Leary, LSD, and drug addiction.

(It's probably best to skip ahead to the 3:30 mark so you don't have to listen to the extremely out dated monologue. Also notice all of the 90's era Comedy Central ads in the middle. I keep forgetting how much voiceover work that Penn Jillette did for them.)

By the way, Maher is scheduled to receive the Richard Dawkins Award from the Atheist Alliance International this weekend. Personally, I agree with Orac and PZ Myers that Maher doesn't deserve the award since he doesn't live up to the pro-science criteria. I appreciate Maher for his comedy and his politics but his anti-vaccine and germ theory denialism are very odd. Here's hoping that he answers some of the hard questions this weekend.

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