Sunday, April 09, 2006

Penn and Teller Trivialities.

PZ Myers posted a link to Penn and Teller debunking the Bible and it generated quite a bit of talk about the duo. It also reminded me of one of the odder pop culture Penn and Teller references I've seen, which was in an episode of the cartoon show Braceface. In the episode "Ms. Spitz Goes To Warsh and Stone" the title character takes on a cosmetics company that tests products on animals. Interestingly the company heads Mr. Warsh and Mr. Stone look very much like Penn and Teller, and I assume this was very deliberate. The duo have been harshly critical of the animal rights movement, and Braceface often took a pro-animal rights stance reflecting the view of series star and exec producer Alicia Silverstone.

Personally I wonder about Penn. He named his daughter Moxie CrimeFighter. Moxie is bad enough, but the Crimefighter part is worse. And people complain about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin naming their daughter Apple.

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