In his on-camera parts in his mockumentary movie “Expelled!” Ben Stein paid a visit to the statue of Charles Darwin in the British Museum (too bad Stein didn’t bother to visit any of the exhibits).
It was a brave move. Stein, ever the prankster, surely understood that his move would be open to pranking itself. Sure enough, The Beagle Project sponsored a captioning contest, similar to The New Yorker’s cartoon captioning contests.
Here’s the winner, in a .gif animation from Eclectech:
See the other entries in the captioning contest at The Beagle Project.
Oooh, and see all the other creativity Stein’s misstep created:
- Adamant notes the review of the movie in Variety; if I do say so myself, Seitz has a way with headlines, no? See also Dr. Seitz’s other comments: “Frankly, Stein”
- Time Magazine’s provocative review of Mr. Stein’s wading into the waters
- Collin Purrington notes the initials that would grace Mr. Stein’s tomb — intelligent design? By whom?