No Science, Please, We're Insane Clowns

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No Science, Please, We're Insane Clowns

A group of Noisebridge members who attempted to explain the miracle of science to Juggalos were shocked to learn that the Insane Clown Posse isn't actually interested in learning how magnets work.

"Miracles," a track from the 2009 Insane Clown Posse album Bang! Pow! Boom!, is a surprisingly introspective song about the wonders of nature and how easy it is to lose our sense of wonder and overlook them. The song's most famous line, expressing curiosity about the function of magnetism, actually inspired a full-blown internet meme and led a group of people from the Noisebridge community to attempt to answer ICP's many questions.

Dressed in Juggalo makeup and lab coats and calling itself the Insane Clown Polytechnic, the group headed out to an ICP show in San Francisco with a number of diagrams explaining the science behind natural phenomena like butterflies, eclipses and magnets. Despite some concerns about their message being taken the wrong way, they found the response of the Juggalos waiting in line "far exceeded" their expectations.

Unfortunately, the band itself reacted in a rather different fashion, sending a couple of its crew outside the venue to run them off. One of the Noisebridge team tweeted that "a member of the band came outside to directly convey the intensity of their anger & to threaten us with violence," while Violent J, one of the Insane Clowns, wrote on his own Twitter account that "Corp, Dougie & Sugar Slam ran those scientist haters off." According to the Noisebridgers, however, they weren't run off but left the area after all the Juggalos had gone inside.

Whatever the case, the rejection shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise: ICP made it clear in the song that while it doesn't really understand how the natural world works, it's not especially interested in learning about it, either. "I don't wanna talk to a scientist, y'all motherf**kers lying, and getting me pissed," the duo wrote. I guess that sense of wonder only goes so far.

Source: Laughing Squid

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And no link to the LRR song?

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/learn-your-motherfuckin-science-with-the-icp/

Go Cracked!

ICP sound like dicks. No idea what kind of music they play, or how good it is, but I would not listen to it.

What a bunch of massive douchebags. That's why I don't listen to their crap.

thenumberthirteen:

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

So long as creationists and 'christian science' fans have a vote in the USA, I think its worth the effort to try and de-indocrate them.

Hilarious! Ok, I know what magnetism is (not what causes it, mind; nobody knows that exactly), and why some substances are magnetic and others aren't. Yet I have never listened to ICP, and apparently I am not welcome to. Ok, whatever...

Wow, usually when you ask a question you, want an answer. Typically when you want an answer, people will happily provide you with one. It is frowned upon when you act toward them in a negative fashion.

Aww, they be hatin' on Faygo. That means I don't like them...

I grew up in a town within farting distance of Detroit so I drank a lot of Faygo as a kid. It's not as good as the name brands (you know the two) but it's got a pretty good distinctive flavour. Faygo cream soda is especially good.

Doug:

thenumberthirteen:

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

So long as creationists and 'christian science' fans have a vote in the USA, I think its worth the effort to try and de-indocrate them.

True, but I think the Christian Rap Clowns are not the key demographic to focus our efforts towards.

God bless scientists.

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crudus:
Wow, usually when you ask a question you, want an answer. Typically when you want an answer, people will happily provide you with one. It is frowned upon when you act toward them in a negative fashion.

Unless it's a rhetorical question, of course.

I still have no idea what a Juggalo is.

It's ICP... I'd bet money they have their mothers help them "RITE DA LYRUCZ" so someone can translate that shit into half-proper English.

They don't know how magnets work... do they know how ANYTHING works? Explaining any kind of science to them is like trying to convey quantum mechanics to plywood.

Doug:

thenumberthirteen:

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

So long as creationists and 'christian science' fans have a vote in the USA, I think its worth the effort to try and de-indocrate them.

There's another option... Less ethical, more practical! :D

thenumberthirteen:
And no link to the LRR song?

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

In what universe is ICP Christian? Just wondering...

Anyway ICP sucks anyway, along with their stupid fans who think being a "Juggalo" is just the best.

Old news is old

Blimey:

thenumberthirteen:
And no link to the LRR song?

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

In what universe is ICP Christian? Just wondering...

This one unfortunately.

scnj:

crudus:
Wow, usually when you ask a question you, want an answer. Typically when you want an answer, people will happily provide you with one. It is frowned upon when you act toward them in a negative fashion.

Unless it's a rhetorical question, of course.

But why would you ask one of those?

Damn it Escapist, I managed to go my whole life without actually listening to that rubbish, but your soft voice and comforting words let my guard down into a dark dark place... with shit music.

I could have really gone on with life without having to hear that, but the awful is now in my head.

People that listen to ICP are fucking morons.
I don't care that this comment is 'hating' but it's true.
The band is ridiculous and their music/message is retarded.

A Non-Fan answers questions!

A Juggalo is: A fan of the Insane Clown Posse. It's an intense community, damn near a gang or a club.

Insane Clown Possee is: Insane Clown Possee (or ICP) is a punk..rap...you know I don't know what the fuck they actually are. They play rap music I guess.

I had no idea they were a Christian band either. Huh.

...Wierd. I just don't see those two going together.

This shit was pretty funny. Good laugh was had by all.

Well, goes to prove...those who dont want to learn...wuill use anything they can not to learn ><

Da Joz:
I still have no idea what a Juggalo is.

Same I think it's a kind of jigalo...
Humanity faith -20% these guys exist?

WrongSprite:
What a bunch of massive douchebags. That's why I don't listen to their crap.

Seriously, what assholes, it's one thing if they didn't listen to the people with the diagrams, it's another to get pissed over it, what the hell was that!?

new_age_reject:
People that listen to ICP are fucking morons.
I don't care that this comment is 'hating' but it's true.
The band is ridiculous and their music/message is retarded.

I read nothing you said just stared at your avatar...
It scares me...

I prefer the parody video, Magical Mysteries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbdomlBnJM

What the fuck is a clock?!?

Cookies to the people trying to explain Science to the ICP fans. Also, I am not sure where anyone is getting the idea that they are Christian based. I have heard a couple of their songs and did not get the impression they were in any way religious.

Ironic Pirate:
ICP sound like dicks. No idea what kind of music they play, or how good it is, but I would not listen to it.

It is horrible, save your ears the pain...

Amazing. They actually have no value whatsoever as human beings.

new_age_reject:
People that listen to ICP are fucking morons.
I don't care that this comment is 'hating' but it's true.
The band is ridiculous and their music/message is retarded.

who said anyone here "likes" them?

I only have three songs that I can tolerate:

[shitty clipart version since the actual video is censored, and fuck censorship]

only because, admittedly, it is catchy, like Lady GaGa...........]

but also, Im sure we everyone learns how magnatism works in middle or highschool science classes...........oh, wait, theres our problem right there, ITS SOLVED PEOPLE!

I think a better lesson would have been to teach them the difference between a hatchet and a meat cleaver.

image

For the record. this is a Hatchet

This is a meat cleaver.

Da Joz:
I still have no idea what a Juggalo is.

I have a vague idea. Were they not the gang at the start of Akira? cos that biker gang seemed cool.

thenumberthirteen:

Doug:

thenumberthirteen:

It's pointless trying to teach science to Christian clowns, and to be honest, not worth the effort anyway.

So long as creationists and 'christian science' fans have a vote in the USA, I think its worth the effort to try and de-indocrate them.

True, but I think the Christian Rap Clowns are not the key demographic to focus our efforts towards.

Christian Rap Clowns is redundant.

CD-R:
I think a better lesson would have been to teach them the difference between a hatchet and a meat cleaver.

Maybe God told them it was a hatchet

...kay...Except the song and lyric isn't about how they work its like was said wonderment of the amazing things in the world instead of letting your self be taught of how things work and losing that wonder.

It was about innocence...Not knowing how something works or why but being amazed by it.
So many people in the thread getting offensive over ICP...like they care what you think...they are rich...
Much like any other rock artist, rap artist they could give a damn whats said on a forum...they are rich and doing what they love.

CD-R:
I think a better lesson would have been to teach them the difference between a hatchet and a meat cleaver.

except hatchets and meat cleavers have taken quite a few different forms over the years, Infact there are quite a few hatchets on google images that look like meat cleavers...and who cares? its lyrics in a song...do you think they care whether they are correct on the use and look of a axe/meat cleaver/hatchet in a song?

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