Dawkins Jumps the Shark in His New Music Video

Having a hard day and just need a good laugh? Well, you have come to the right place. Below is a video where Richard Dawkins has created his own music video to help spread his meme about memes. Yes, his own music video. It is unintentionally hilarious. For the first four minutes, he preaches his worldview but then suddenly, he breaks off his talk and an incredibly bad music video begins where Dawkins’ voice is electronically altered and set to some cheesy music and visual effects. I think he is trying to reach the youth by trying to convey an image such as this:

To see what I mean, check the video out for yourself (you can skip ahead to 4 minutes or so if you don’t want to hear him blather the same old material):

LOL!! Doesn’t that make you just want to become an Gnu atheist!? And if Dawkins is so smart, why in the hell did he participate in the production of something so bad?

This video should be a warning to all narcissists who live in a bubble of self-love while succeeding in surrounding themselves with acolytes. Sooner or later, you’ll think you are so good at just about anything you do that you’ll make a complete fool of yourself.

ETA: ROTFLOL – I just forced myself to watch the video to the end. Dawkins actually comes out on stage to play his horn!!! Anyone still doubt me on this?

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5 Responses to Dawkins Jumps the Shark in His New Music Video

  1. Bilbo says:

    I didn’t think the music video was that bad, though certainly narcissistic. But what I found interesting was Dawkins pointing out that internet mutations happen by design, not chance. One wonders whether some biological mutations might happen the same way.

  2. Doug says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. That was horrendously awful… something that could only possibly be attributed to substance abuse or perhaps… a “mutation in the mind”. :-p

  3. TFBW says:

    “Jumping the shark” seems to be the meme du jour for this performance. HuffPo UK settles on the same turn of phrase, adding, “Click play to have your mind boggled – not necessarily in a ‘Isn’t the spread of online creativity amazing?!’ way, but more a ‘What on earth has happened to Richard Dawkins?!’ way.”

    BBC America wonders if he’s taking crazy pills, and notes, “I think I’ve seen this movie before, and it ended less like a new age presentation on the joy of mental yogic flying and more like an attempt to brainwash Derek Zoolander into being a ninja assassin.”

    The Commentator assures us there is a point, “It’s just that in amongst his own cult of celebrity, and assumption of prior knowledge on behalf of the audience, he just ends up looking like a man who’s been smoking a few too many, er… memes.”

    The Guardian pulls no punches, saying it’s “like a particularly vivid anti-drug commercial: this is your brain on bad acid, except, of course, that this is a portrait of a brain wrecked by self-importance.” Zingers aside, however, it acknowledges the point of the video — to be a meme, and spread virally — but makes the cogent observation that, “the video completely misunderstands the way that real internet memes spread.” If you’re only going to read one article, read this one. I’d quote more, but it’s only three paragraphs long.

    Meanwhile, I still haven’t steeled myself sufficiently to actually watch the thing. Maybe I should watch Zoolander first, to limber up appropriately.

  4. stcordova says:

    Like the movie “attack of the killer tomatoes” the video was so bad it was entertaining. It did have some good moments like when he speaks on a dark stage and walks away carrying the podium. He looked like Kenny Gee on the saxophone. It was nice to see him be irreverent about himself. It was unintentionally humorous.

    Thanks for the entertainment.

  5. chunkdz says:

    Sharks and hedgehogs.

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