Spaced out Irish police…


HAT tip to the Beeb’s Will Crawley for spotting this rather amusing YouTube prank call in which two calls were put in to two Garda stations on mobile phones – and then the two phones talked to each other. “Listen out for the meteorite,” says Will. Heh!

  • Crikey this did the rounds quite some time ago!

  • snakebrain

    I think slugger has decided it’s time to get up to date with web2.0..

  • David D

    I hadn’t heard it before. It’s hilarious. Someone on Will’s site says, essentially, god help you if one of these boys is trying to find your stolen bike!

  • Angelus

    Speaking of which … i just heard the handover from Nolan to Gerry on Radio Ulster and Nolan listed the people standing in for him during his full month holiday in July (the teachers he’s been beating up all year for taking a holiday take note!). Here they are:

    Denis Murry
    Chris Butler
    Joel Taggart (x2 weeks)

    Do you get the impression that Nolan is keeping Crawley away from his mic while he’s on hols? Now why would that be? Or is Crawley now seen as too “talk back” to do this? Surely that would keep denis out too? I suppose it’s possible that Crawley just has better things to do with his July (though I don’t get the impression that he’s an orangeman!!).

  • Freddie w.belf

    I read will and testament and crawley seems to off hunting for dinosaurs every day filming a new tv series. I know … a radio ulster presenter searching for dinosaurs? You finish the punchline. ANyway … Ulster’s endangered creationists are all over his blog attacking him for saying pro-evolutionist things and mentioning the age of the world … he says its not 6 thousand years old after all!. One post has hundreds of comments debating fossils and floods and all crawley said was that his hall was flooded during that big downpour the other week. The creationists should have their own show, they are mad.

  • biblechristian

    Freddie you are wrong. Believing the Bible rather than science does not make creationists “mad”. That’s typical of liberals to dismiss your opponents by calling us insane. We are bible believing christians and we trust the word of god rather than the word of man. William Crawley has become the voice of evolution in Northern Ireland. He is the PR man for Richard Dawkins, he brings him on every show he does. I pay my licence fee but I’m considering stopping doing that with all these “science” programmes perpetuating the lie that the world happened by chance billions of years ago. Don’t you realise that carbon dating has now been overwhelmingly disproved by new science. That’s what happens with science, it keeps getting disproved, but the word of god is permanent and unchanging. I know I am not the only person to have concerns about the BBC showing programmes that try to destroy faith in creation. This is just the next example of that trend. God will not be mocked and bible believing christians will still be around with intact bibles in our hands when the evolutionists like dawkins and crawley are long forgotten. John 3 v 16.

  • Freddie w.belf

    oops. I seem to have touched a nerve there.

  • Sam Spud

    If Crawley is the face of evolution … what’s nolan the face of? Hmmm. Let me think now …

  • Greenflag

    ‘We are bible believing christians and we trust the word of god rather than the word of man.’

    Shortly after Charles Darwin’s funeral in 1882 a firm of clockmakers in Fleet St (Barraud and Lunds) ,London, closed their account with Martin’s Bank because a representative of the bank attended Darwin’s funeral at Westminster Abbey . Following their example by closing your license fee with the BBC will not stop ‘evolution’ .

    ‘The Day is hurrying on which shall burn as a Fire . We shall see who has spoken Truth , God or Mr Darwin ‘ wrote the London clockmakers in April 1882 . The Clockmaker is long forgotten . Darwin is remembered . Truth wins out over ignorance eventually.

    It’s interesting to remember that Darwin’s discoveries were criticised in Ireland by a Professor Houghton of Trinity College and by Bishops of the Church of Ireland . Where are they now ?

    The vast majority of Irish and British people today believe Darwin was largely correct in his findings. Creationists simply choose to ignore the vast amount of geological and fossil evidence staring them in the face !

    Some people have reconciled belief in evolution with belief in a God and creation . If it gives them some comfort why not ! Crawley BTW is just doing his job

    ‘we trust the word of god rather than the word of man.’

    Unfortunately the words of ‘God’ come out of the mouths of men and from the written words of men so like it or not creationists trust the words of 2000 year old Hebraic/Aramaic/Greek histories /mythologies and their innumerable human error prone translations.

    Charles Darwin got it right about evolution just as Galileo did about the earth revolving around the Sun .

  • Ringo

    Don’t you realise that carbon dating has now been overwhelmingly disproved by new science

    A) no
    B) The only thing carbon dating would be useful for is proving that the world was created a few thousand years ago.

  • snakebrain

    “Don’t you realise that carbon dating has now been overwhelmingly disproved by new science

    A) no
    B) The only thing carbon dating would be useful for is proving that the world was created a few thousand years ago. ”

    Obviously carbon dating hasn’t been disproved, and in fact is developing constantly. The use of AMS carbon dating is a significant advance, allowing dating from very small samples of a few grams of carbon-containing material. There will doubtless be further similar advances.

    The effective range of carbon dating is actually up to 60,000 years, with a relatively high degree of accuracy. There are some age ranges in which it provides less accurate dates, and many more in which it is amazingly accurate at large removes of time. The variations are due to the calibration of the carbon decay curve with dendrochronological data which is constantly being refined. Interestingly enough, one of the world leading centres of dendrochronological research is Queen’s University Belfast.

    There are other dating techniques, such as uranium-thorium dating, which are viable over much greater time scales, up to millions of years. They operate on the same principle as carbon dating, comparing the proportion of radioactive isotopes to stable isotopes in a sample, usually with the proportions that would be expected in organic matter.

    bible christian is sadly misled on this subject. I suspect the dating controversy surrounding the Turin Shroud is at the heart of his comment that carbon dating has been disproved. That controversy is ongoing and is principally methodological with the added complication that the shroud cannot be sampled extensively, though I suspect it will ultimately be settled in favour of the established RC (radiocarbon, not Roman Catholic lol) date of creation of the shroud of around 1300-1400AD, exactly in the period when religious relics were being fabricated in great numbers.

    bible christian may not be mad, but he’s certainly deluded.

  • Gréagóir O’ Fránclin

    ‘God will not be mocked and bible believing christians will still be around with intact bibles in our hands when the evolutionists like dawkins and crawley are long forgotten. John 3 v 16.’

    What a rediculous utterance. This is the 21st century FFS!
    Why do people today believe in such mythological religious nonsense when it is the cause of wars, slavery, poverty, prejudice and distress worldwide. Just look at Northern Ireland for example.

    The Bible is riddle with historical and geographical inaccuracies and not very reliable. A better read is a book by the very good English professor Richard Dawkins ‘The God Delusion’ and also check out the latest book by Christopher Hitchens ‘God is not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything’….

    Now there is genuine food for thought!

  • Greenflag

    ‘Why do people today believe in such mythological religious nonsense when it is the cause of wars, slavery, poverty, prejudice and distress worldwide.’

    To be fair – religion/religions are not the sole cause of wars etc etc . Human nature /greed / plus power hungry monarchs/politicians / dictators and assorted megalomaniacs have been always in the picture -sometimes mixed in with a little of the right religion when deemed necessary for popular support. After all if God is on our side how can we lose ? Well that’s the usual line anyway!

    Countless peoples throughout history have however been disappointed in their particular God’s power to avert defeat/slaughter/famine /genocide etc etc . BTW Allah seems to be doing a better job than JC . I read that Iranians pay only 38 cents for a gallon of petrol a tenth of what Americans pay and a twentieth of what europeans cough up to keep a car on the road !

    Only Allah could pull off such an economic miracle . The fact that Iran has to import refined oil at world market prices to pay for Allah’s bounty and thus throw ten billion dollars a year down the tubes is neither here nor there . Allah was never much of an economist .

    Can’t last indefinitely of course . Allah may become somewhat unpopular when the oil runs out.

  • Dylan Dog

    Goodness! DD from Will & Testament here.

    Seems like you get the same fundamentalists here committing the same old fallacies and repeating the same boring old canards. Wouldn’t know where to start…so I won’t. However I would point out to Bible Believer that there is a creationist programme on TV that is cutting edge natural history to creationists-‘The Flintstones’-personally I am disgusted at this blatant creationist propaganda.

  • Stupid guards to creationism v.s evolution in 6 comments. Is this a record?

  • snakebrain

    Thanks for posting the clip anyway, my girlfriend and I have just watched it about 10 times in a row and are still laughing.

    My favourite moment is the UFO. Or maybe the “Jesus Christ!” Or maybe the meteorite strike. It’s a tough call.

  • JayLo

    im just glad we’ve some broadcasters in northern ireland prepared to take on the medieval nonsense that still dominates this country, whether its antiscientific ideas in churches or the other ethical stuff this society needs to deal with. We need more journos with the b**** to stand up and be counted.

  • Jamie Gargoyle

    Having read through the thread, all I can say is “John 11 v 35″…

  • Rory

    I’ve checked three versions of the Bible – the Douai, the King James and the JN Darby and I can’t find any mention of Protestant Ulster anywhere therein at all.

    The world will heave a sigh of relief to know that it’s all a figment of the imagination of mad (political) scientists. I knew it couldn’t be for real. Thank God for the Bible!

  • Gerry Kelly

    If you repeatb the lie often enough………
    What did Hitler and James Joyce say about telling whoppers?

  • snakebrain

    For the benefit of those of us unfortunate enough not to own a bible, would you care to tell us what john 11 v 35 says about evolution and carbon dating?

  • Freddie w.belf

    snakebrain, you can get the bible online for free in any version. that john 11 passage reads: Jesus wept.

    Presumably, he’s weeping because of the fundamentalists who are bringing his ideas into disrepute.

  • Jamie Gargoyle

    Spot prize for being spot-on goes to Freddie…

    A guy in an office where I used to work had “John 3:16” as his screen-saver, which prompted me to change mine to “John 11:35”. You may not be able to get through to a godbotherer, but you can express exasperation in a way they should be able to understand…