Friday, 21 August 2009

Simpsons Top Trumps: Skeptics Edition

This blog was prompted by a text message from Jack of Kent daring me to write it.

So, here’s another batch of top trumps, this time inspired by the Simpsons, but skeptically themed. You probably can’t read the text on the card so click each one to expand them.







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Notes:

Thanks to Twitter, Wikipedia & Simpsonizeme.com


My original list had over 100 great names sceptics, which I whittled down to 52. However, to make the task a tad more manageable I have restricted myself to 26 cards. So apologies for those I’ve missed out, but if it proved popular, there will be no problem in knocking up another batch. Also, I suppose this goes without saying, so regardless of the content of the individual cards, I have massive respect for all the sceptics featured.

46 comments:

Roy Natian said...

I'm kinda disappointed Velma wasn't Simpsonized.

Nevertheless, awesome!

elbuho said...

Laugh? I nearly shat meself (but at least I've got bum wad)

Richard said...

What's this about my joke? - Love the cards :)

Crispian Jago said...

Roy, I tried to Simpsonize Velma, but she looked crap, so I went with the regular Velma instead. BTW I did an image google search for Velma to get a good pic (without the google filter on), and I was suprised to see what she gets up to in her spare time.

Richard, C'mon, we both know that your jokes are shite. But I love them and the show anyway, sorry I didn't feature Dr Rachie, Podblack, :) Singer etc, I did intend to do them too. Nice afternoon session at the Oval today. :)

OG said...

This is awesome - thanks for this post!

Surly Amy said...

Well done! Now my goal in life to be worthy of a Simpson-skeptic-card of myself someday! Thanks for the inspiration!

NaonTiotami said...

Good work! A very nice selection of skeptics...

I agree with SurlyAmy, it's now my goal in life to get turned into one of these cards. ;p

Tom Rhoads said...

Brilliant.

Podblack said...

Wah! Rachie and me were potentials?? Oh, we love you. Love you more that someone FINALLY spoke out about Richard's jokes!! :D :D

Sandra said...

Love the cards!

PaulJ said...

So how many sets of these cards will you be selling at TAM London, so that people can try to get some of them autographed?

Dr Rachie said...

Evidence of Richard Saunders' special power just to hand:

"Do you know what happened when I got swine flu? They took me to hospital in a hambulane."

"Do you know what happened when they gave me some medicine? It was oinkment."

Enough said.

Theo said...

I was "Simpsonized" by some students of mine a few years back. The likeness is scary (as with the skeptics above). Now, if only it could happen for real and I could get a cameo on the show...

Speaking of that, what skeptics have been on The Simpsons? Only S.J. Gould comes to mind?

@religionbites said...

This is just made of total Booyah!!! Love it. Hope to see more.

Adam said...

I am disappointed that Velma keeps "loosing" her glasses and she says "jinkys"... Losing and jinkies.

cresur said...

Looking sharp with the new layout!

And the cards were top notch, as usual.

Crispian Jago said...

Thanks for pointing out my spelling errors. I always spell something wrong. I can't correct it now as I don't have photoshop on this narrow boat, but it will be corrected next week

Tom said...

Shouldn't Phil be Wiseman's *good* twin?

Skepticality said...

I wish I had the time to actually print these up and put them out at the Skeptic Track for Dragon*Con in a few days!

Saganette said...

What, no George Hrab?

Anonymous said...

Dan barker is omited

ZenMonkey said...

These are hilarious! And serve as a great primer on people to look up if you haven't already.

I think Michio Kaku (@mkaku2050) would have made a great card.

Rev. Ouabache said...

Love these cards. My only nitpick is that Adam Savage's Special Power should have been "Blowing Stuff Up".

Dr Aust said...

Nice job... but Ben Goldacre could do with bigger hair (think 70s-era Art Garfunkel variety, or Sean Penn in Carlito's Way), and David Colquhoun really needs his utterly characteristic pipe included.

njd said...

Male - female ratio? I've no complaint about the people included, but a few more women would be nice. Does anyone really think that skeptical males outnumber females by such a large margin?

Anonymous said...

@Theo:

"Speaking of that, what skeptics have been on The Simpsons? Only S.J. Gould comes to mind?"

Penn and Teller have done the show; Stephen Hawking (I assume he counts as a skeptic? ;) ) has done it several times. Can't think of anyone else, but then I've missed the show for the last year or so--I have a lot of catching up to do!

elbuho said...

Ricky Gervais has been on the Simpsons

Rachel said...

Hey, check out some godless cartoons here!

Carlos Grohmann said...

Where's Dr. Kiki Sanford? (@drkiki)

Zarquon said...

No Richard Dawkins??!!!

wv: mungiest as without RD this is the mungiest list of skeptics ever

RedFerret said...

Ace! Good work fella!

TRF

Anonymous said...

Penn's twitter account is misspelled. (It should have two t's.)

Rogue Medic said...

Excellent work.

@Theo:

"Speaking of that, what skeptics have been on The Simpsons? Only S.J. Gould comes to mind?"

One of my favorite skeptics is Lisa Simpson, but I am pretty sure there have been other real skeptics on, although (other than the already mentioned P&T and SH) none come to mind.

Neil Davies said...

Brilliant idea, great work! Could include the Four Horsemen (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) and Derren Brown maybe? :)

Keiron said...

No Richard Dawkins?

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you spelled "losing" wrong. "Loosing her glasses & saying "jinkys."" lol

Anonymous said...

I miss Derren Brown and Richard Dawkins! ?

Anonymous said...

So cute - If you do another set please do Karen Stollznow (and Richard Dawkins)

Michael Kingsford Gray said...

Lisa Simpson may be a skeptic, but her voice is played by a total woo-woo actor who is the antithesis of a skeptic.

Rogue Medic said...

Michael Kingsford Gray,

Lisa Simpson may be a skeptic, but her voice is played by a total woo-woo actor who is the antithesis of a skeptic.


That's just depressing. One of the reasons I rarely pay any attention to the personal lives of entertainers.

Crispian Jago said...

Michael,

You got any links to back up your woo-woo claims on Yeardley Smith.

Just in case Lisa is featuring in part 2

Sid Rodrigues said...

Ha ha! Finally got to a real computer so I can thank Crispian for giving me more hair than I deserve.
;)

Chris Guest said...

Have you thought of producing physical cards?


This site lets you print customised cards:
http://www.customdropshipper.com/diy/Card/Playing-Cards-54-Designs-313

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Hamish said...

Just discovered this researching some Top Trumps for deceased UK atheists. Thanks for the inspiration!
http://humanistheritage.ning.com/group/gamesplay?xg_source=activity

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