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Penn Jillette

Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller, and advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free market capitalism.

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I have faith in God and love Penn Jillette and his philosophy - I believe they are not mutually exclusive
"Spend 1.5 hrs talking about your feelings...w/ Clay Aitken & see how much you want to stay alive."-
The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all. ~ Penn Jillette
And THIS is why we're bringing Penn Jillette to our big event April 9. *** millennials sneak in for $20
Why is Joshy picking on Penn Jillette's *** sister?
Selected clips from Penn Jillette’s Street Cred on Travel Channel, hosted by Penn...
Happy B-Day to Greenfield's Penn Jillette. Ben Stiller was asked here to say something nice about him.
Thanks for so much for being on the show.
Penn Jillette, known for his sharp wit, and straight talk doesn't disappoint on the Steven Maggi Show!
Penn Jillette and the Red Queen outside Main Street's magic shop:
great interview! You've lost a lot of weight. Looking good.
Interview: Penn Jillette | - New Orleans . Heading to New Orleans but won’t be bringing any jazz or gumbo
Penn Jillette dared him to eat all the food in an urban soup kitchen in the name of social darwinism... he almost did it
"Luck is statistics taken personally" -- Penn Jillette
Rubbish! . "Atheism is a religion as not collecting stamps is a hobby" (Penn Jillette)
“The whole world is pretending the breakthrough is in technology. The bottleneck is really in art.” — Penn Jillette,
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You guys met Penn Jillette?!?! How freaki'n cool is that? I need to hang out with you more often, Miatsu.
"is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, 'That's nice.'" - Penn Jillette
For real Penn Jillette should be telling people he can magically lose weight. Money.
Hey you annoying under-30-year-olds, $20 to see Penn Jillette April 9th. $200 for us old people.
If Penn Jillette can have to leave for work.
I could listen to Chris Hardwick and Penn Jillette talk all day long
Happy birthday, Bob! Penn Jillette, Heather Henderson (of Ardent Atheist podcast) and I were all also born in the last 3 days.
Penn Jillette is 230lbs? I didn't think I would outweigh Penn until he had been dead for 6-8 years.
Penn Jillette bought Sammy Davis Jr AND Peter Falk's glass eyes at auctions for the charity Glass Eyes for the Poor.
I liked a video from Tonya Kay hosts Penn Jillette's Street Cred on Travel Channel
Penn Jillette coming to our dinner. RSVP at Here's Penn & Teller on Gun Control:
It's Penn Jillette's show and its spinoff.
On a scale of 1-Penn Jillette, how obnoxiously angry are you?. I'd say about a Bill O'Reilly
Found this fun shot from years ago when I interviewed Penn Jillette. This is backstage in Vegas. Listen to our...
"...and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.". -Penn Jillette
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Think they'll do the vanishing cow-dressed-as-an-elephant trick when they perform here on March 13?
Penn Jillette is almost 2 metres tall, holy.
PHONE SEX w Margaret Cho Ron Jeremy Penn Jillette +more now streaming (Trailer SFW)
"Poker would have never gotten on TV when we only had three networks." - Penn Jillette
a clearly honored Penn Jillette gets his photo taken with & me, 2011
I liked a video Penn Jillette and Glenn Beck talk Atheism, Libertarianism, and Church State
"It's safer to jack someone off than to kiss them." -Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette has got to be my favorite entertainer, these days, hands down.
Most atheists bristle at the thought that atheism has anything to do with faith, but not Penn Jillette. ~Ray Comfort
PHONE SEX: a sonic documentary w Margaret Cho, Ron Jeremy, Penn Jillette, +more is now streaming…
Hey Joe, are we ever going to get Penn Jillette on the podcast?
Some selfie action with Penn Jillette...the dude is an amazing guy on a personal level...super humble…
Penn Jillette Rules! Foreskin is not a defect. Here in Ireland, as well as in the UK, Europe, Russia, China, Japan love our foreskins!
Getting to hear one of my favorite entertainers speak is the premier highlight of my trip!!. Really excited to see Penn Jillette!.
Jason Jani rocking it before Penn Jillette hits the stage.
Jason Jani warming up the stage for Penn Jillette.
Wait, wait, wait, was that Penn Jillette in the last episode of Modern Family?!
Ive always said that I dont respect people who dont proselytize... how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? -Penn Jillette
Shelly and I Met Penn Jillette & Teller after the show at the Rio in Vegas tonight. Pretty cool, bought my metal...
Shep is either a huge moron or a homophobe. Sam is as much a star as Penn Jillette, Bill Nye, or Alphonso Ribero.
gonna need a response on Penn Jillette .
My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen. . - Penn Jillette
I am afraid that I have nothing complex to say to you. But dude you really look like Penn Jillette in your last video.
It's part of what makes Penn Jillette an exemplary libertarian.
"Behave with and directness. Have a blast & help other people have a blast." ~ Penn Jillette
LRTs: The victim of a prank *must* get the most enjoyment out of it. -Teller, via Penn Jillette. Must. No exceptions. Ever.
So Penn Jillette's new movie Director's Cut is shaping up beautifully - I cannot wait to see a rough cut featuring my music
Penn Jillette's ponytail is ruining my life.
Penn Jillette on what atheists believe in:
That's mean! This is clearly Penn Jillette's first attempt at crossdressing. Cut him some slack!
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"Direct confrontation, direct conversation is real respect. And it's amazing how many people get that." -Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette telling it like it is.
I like that penn jillette is in that movie
Penn Jillette snorted chocolate in the name of comedy
"If you believe the Gospel, how much do you have to hate someone not to tell them about eternal life?" - Atheist Penn Jille…
This better not be trying to pull a Penn Jillette here? I suspect cheesy magic trick.
Don't miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: Religion can cause "good people to do bad things," but Penn Jillette gets a...
Penn Jillette just said they used to be carnie trash. NEWSFLASH --> You still are
"Turns out that respect lasts longer than affection" - Penn Jillette on
Ina Garten AND Penn Jillette on Sunday Morning? That's a win. Yes, I realize that being excited about Sunday Morning makes me an 80 yo woman
I posted the recipe for Penn Jillette's steak a little bit ago:...
When did Penn Jillette start doing work for the UFC?
That said, I think Penn Jillette may be lying about having face blindness to cover for the fact that he, like myself, can't learn names.
I only watch when there's someone on who can school him (usually Penn Jillette)
At -- Hanging out with Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller, at the Rio hotel and casino.
My favorite thing about the In... Penn Jillette -
"I don't respect people who don't proselytize." - atheist Penn Jillette
Coolio is currently battling Lou Diamond Phillips and Penn Jillette on Chopped. I looked up and was so confused.
Penn Jillette doing a helluva good job at making this butter disappear.
If you want to turn out an atheist child, unconditional love constantly is a good way to do it- Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette '...if you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it’s straight ahead'
I have the most profound respect for Penn Jillette. Teller too.
This video of Penn Jillette was the video that was to be shown in blue seminar before the technical difficulties interrupted it.
"How much do you have to hate someone to NOT proselytize... To believe ever lasting life is possible and NOT tell me that?" - Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette, magician and Atheism advocate, says, "I don't respect people who DON'T proselytize...".
Watch this video. This is what a real libertarian looks like.
"Sorry kid," Penn Jillette said during my appearance on Fool Us, "but we can tell that is clearly your thumb, and not my nose."
the 2006 State Fair: we had to dump out of Penn Jillette, plus the Lips/SY show in the rain.
Oh I'm sure all atheists look like Penn Jillette with his shirt off.
Met this guy on the airport shuttle in Vegas. He helped me with my luggage. Funny,nice, extremely tall Penn Jillette. http…
you can expect to hear from Penn Jillette's representation soon.
Not always. Penn Jillette says it well. "If you believe that there is a Heaven and a *** and people could be going to ***
It seems I don't agree with him on anything, and he's a nut, but I love him. Check out
- again...when I work to make money, how it's spent should be my choice. Not the government. As Penn Jillette says:
“If there's something you really want to believe, that's what you should question the most.”. ― Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette gets a Bible: via Made a big impact on me when I saw this yesterday
Every poker player is smarter than me ~Penn Jillette.
“Better to be uneducated than educated by your government.” ― Penn Jillette
My solution is to use Penn Jillette as a new source of fossil fuels.
I have met Penn Jillette. Penn Jillette has just met Phil from Modern Family. We are now mutual friends.
I for one follow the Penn Jillette school of thought on that: A chimp is an ape for scientific purposes, but a monkey for comedic purposes.
"You can't stop people from doing insane things with insane -- Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette is more based than I remembered. Listen to this when they get up to Charlie Hebdo.
People like Bill Maher, Penn Jillette, Richard Dawkins, and James Randi would annoy me because my faith was weak & they challenged it.
A fun little song all about Herbert & Missi from the movie Director's Cut by Penn Jillette & Adam Rifkin
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Penn Jillette, a super-smart libertarian thinker and magician, but also a hard-core atheist, said the following:...
John Popper is the Penn Jillette of the harmonica
Libertarianism is highly encouraged in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and is also promoted by Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette.
Anybody got a giant magnet? Anyone? Anyone? Check out why these ice-anglers will need that instead of a tip-ups or jigging rods. For more outdoor bloopers and outrageous clips don’t miss the premiere of Camp Stew presented by John Deere and hosted Penn Jillette tonight at 8 PM EP. For More Info:
with Penn Jillette and Judy Gold was really interesting.
I really needed tonight's Judy Gold/Penn Jillette episode of Celebrity Wife Swap to go just right for reasons I haven't quite sorted out yet
The Wikipedia entry on Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories quotes Penn Jillette when refuting conspiracists.
from 2013-05-18: In new segment, Piers Morgan and Penn Jillette talk about th...
Cracked me up. How about Mike Jones and Penn Jillette?
"Remember, the lesser of two evils… is still evil. And the enemy of my enemy... is not my friend." - Penn Jillette
random question - Is this quote legit? I ask b/c I love it and would love to know the story behind it
My favorite thing about the internet is you get to into the private world of creeps without having to smell them." ~ Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette, Lil Jon, Trace Adkins at the All Star Celebrity Apprentice Red Carpet in New York: via
"If you wear your hair like Joey Ramone, don’t eat fire." -Penn Jillette
Talib Kweli, Penn Jillette, and Common all at that poetry slam. Dope
On page 108 of 228 of Sock, by Penn Jillette
Reasons Nick Gillespie talks with the one-and-only Penn Jillette about his best-selling new book, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales, his friendship with Glenn Beck, skepticism versus cynicism, the role of religion in terrorism, why he's a libertarian, and much mor…
Magician PENN JILLETTE has been bombarded with death threats over his outspoken atheist views.
Strange that many liberal folk clueless about their own faith. Even atheist Penn Jillette knows better:
Penn Jillette says he, Richard Dawkins and Trey Parker compared death threats about their atheism:
Penn Jillette's death threats over atheist rants via
Penn Jillette called me Boss when I got his autograph after a show. So I got that going for me.
Make drugs legal to save lives: Penn Jillette - City air news provide the various type of news of various...
Everyday Is An Atheist Holiday - More Magical Tales from the Author of God, No! - Penn Jillette: Everyday Is An...
"We have no idea what the center of our being is, but we hope it's chocolate cream." -Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette on receiving death threats over his atheism
"How much do u have to hate someone to believe eternal life is possible and not tell them?” -Penn Jillette, atheist
On page 88 of 228 of Sock, by Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette: Make drugs legal to save lives
Make drugs legal to save lives: Penn Jillette - Business Insider (and he's a magician so he must be right)
Penn Jillettes death threats over atheist rants | General News |
Two more words: Penn Jillette. Two last words connected by an "and": Razor and Blade. :)
drugs legal to save lives: Penn Jillette -
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Penn Jillette wants drugs to be legal to save lives. Oh, Penn. How we've missed your presence.
I liked a video John Stossel with Penn Jillette
So Nathan and I are walking down the street in DC today, and totally saw/stood by Penn Jillette... Also, Katie and I spoke to a man in NYC who was good friends with George Jung during his reign before incarceration... two crazy famous people experiences in less than 4 days!
A direct quote from outspoken atheist Penn Jillette. Couldn't put it into better words if I tried. .
This may be the best Penn Jillette costume I’ve ever seen.
Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss screen The Unbelievers New York Times bestselling author Richard Dawkins will tour the United States in April to screen his new film, The Unbelievers, and answer audience questions. The evolutionary biologist is joined by internationally known physicist Lawrence Krauss, and at one stop by magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller. Filmmakers Gus Holwerda and Luke Holwerda of Black Chalk Productions will also appear and take questions. The film is a road trip documentary that follows Dawkins and Krauss as they make stops around the world, from Australia to New York, to speak out for reason and science. “One of the most remarkable things about making The Unbelievers,” said Gus Holwerda, “was to reveal the Richard Dawkins that you don’t see in public life. He can be a bulldog at the podium when it comes to defending science and reason, but in the film we see him for the person he is, extremely warm and personable.” Several celebrities appear in the film to support Da ...
Jillette and Teller were introduced to one another by Wier Chrisimer, and performed their first show together at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in August 1975. From the late 1970s through 1981, Penn, Teller, and Chrisimer performed as a trio called "The Asparagus Valley Cultural Society" which played in San Francisco at the Phoenix Theater. Chrisimer helped to develop some bits that continued, most notably Teller's "Shadows" trick, which involves a single red rose. The group disbanded in 1981 after Chrisimer quit show business, leaving Penn Jillette and Teller to work as a pair.
What will you ask Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, live on stage, hosted by Penn Jillette? See movie trailer, buy tickets at
Eventful evening: Met Victor Ortiz, Tim Tebow and Penn Jillette. Bumped into Mickey Rourke and Mel Gibson. Caught my first KISS show. Strengthened a few friendships. Grew dog tired. Is it time for Robocop yet?
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"Magic is the Special Olympics of entertainment" - Penn Jillette.
"Well not a big risk. A big risk would be riding a motorcycle...while on crack." I love Penn Jillette. He's funny.
Penn Jillette explains why Social Security is stupid
Penn Jillette explains the most expensive card trick ever to Opie and Anthony with video of the actual trick.
“What I have a problem with is not so much religion or god, but faith. When you say you believe something in your heart and therefore you can act on it, you have completely justified the 9/11 bombers. You have justified Charlie Manson. If it's true for you, why isn't it true for them? Why are you different? If you say "I believe there's an all-powerful force of love in the universe that connects us all, and I have no evidence of that but I believe it in my heart," then it's perfectly okay to believe in your heart that Sharon Tate deserves to die. It's perfectly okay to believe in your heart that you need to fly planes into buildings for Allah.” --Penn Jillette
In about 2 very short months, our pork will be ready for processing. Members, I will be contacting you regarding butchers and cut requests. Our favorite butcher is Lahontan Valley Meats in Fallon, but we'll try to accommodate any requests to take the pigs to alternate butchers. Prepare... for bacon! :) And in honor of this decree of upcoming BACON: "Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, 'I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon.'" -Penn Jillette
That is not a completely accurate statement, Penn Jillette is a perfect example of live and let live. No offense.
PLEASE get Penn Jillette on the podcast! just heard an old O&A with you two. Together you could break the internet!
Great meditation on how art is really made: Penn Jillette: Beatles, bootlegs and Vermeer
Video: Penn Jillette, Opie, and Anthony, and the Most Expensive Card Trick Ever (with the actual video of...
"My advice is the day you start your first job, you begin looking for a better one. When you get that one, start looking for an even better one. Keep doing this until you are working for yourself." Penn Jillette
Roger time to fire the Godless Greg Gutfeld.
Seriously, Penn Jillette, too? Again, I love the guest stars on this show! ^_^
Why does America keep putting Penn Jillette on celebrity competition shows? He is such a *** and so f'ing annoying.
(Thanks to Retna for the (in)direct inspiration. The following quote fits our situation in Namibia like a glove) When I was a kid, politicians wanted to avoid talking about religion if they could. John F. Kennedy couldn't duck the issue, being Catholic and all. So how did he address it? By reminding Americans that religion shouldn't be an issue, that he was concentrating on big things like poverty and hunger and leading the space race. Penn Jillette
"There is nothing I love more than an overextended metaphor." -Penn Jillette. Me too,
so who is your favorite atheist personality? Dawkins? Hitch? David Silvermen? Ricky Gervais? someone else? for me it is more a group of people as much as i love Dawkins, and come to love and respect Christopher Hitchens, and admire David Silvermans composure when he is being used as a punching bag by Fox news. it is the figures that bring atheism into the living rooms of normal people like Ricky Gervais, Penn Jillette, Seth MacFarlane. public figures that people have liked for years and the fact that their atheists doesn't matter...these people may have heard that Ricky is an atheist but it doesnt matter. public figures like these help to make atheism less "scary" for the masses, and that is why they are my favorite
Join us as Penn Jillette, Michael Goudeau, and YOU discuss the news of the week. We'll examine religious news, talk about monkeys, and anything else that seems funny or makes us mad. We'll also take your suggestions for things you feel like talking about. In addition, until he gets chucked o...
is that penn jillette? No, but makes a great MC. Good job Travis!
Your picture with Penn Jillette implies otherwise.
PETA kills more animals then it saves.
Lola's Thought for the Day You cannot fix a broken heart by pretending it's not broken. ~ Penn Jillette
Before animal rights ppl get twisted up abt Joe Namath's fur coat, they should see how many animals kills
you may have heard this quote from Penn Jillette before. Too bad not all evangelize with love though
was right, PETA kills more animals per-year than it takes in and saves
Libertarian Penn Jillette debates the Science Guy Bill Nye on his weekly podcast, "Penn's Sunday School". Bill was on to discuss the fake article that had hi...
Fat man waddles to the lectern, Patting one of his hairpieces. Speaking through his hairy nostrils, He lectures us on Jesus. Jealous of his status, Question him, he'll hate us. Love him in his weakness And his faith in Jesus. Fat man waddles his way homeward, Meditating on his thesis. Wandering the city park, He's looked upon by Jesus. Blind to what's around him, Grace and light surround him In a love that never ceases From his faith in Jesus.     Once he climbed     A mountaintop so high.     When he came down     He was blinded in one eye. Fat man wakes up every morning, Eats his eggs and bacon. Staring out the window dreaming of Journeys never taken. There's safety found in duty. Danger hides in beauty. The bitter life is sweetest With faith in Jesus.     Once a one-eyed man     Walked a desert by the sea.     When he returned     He could no longer see. Fat man waddles to the pulpit, Dreaming while he preaches Of a girl who got away And left him there with Jesus. He knows he wa ...
"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and sufferin..." - Penn Jillette quotes from
I would like to see Ken Ham debate Penn Jillette. That would be entertaining.
Earlier this week I heard this story on Radiolab. The main subject is about a pair of mind readers who were famous on Australian radio in the 1950s (20 million listeners famous, supposedly 20 million was roughly the population of Australia at the time). Told partially by the couple's grandson, the grandson and the hosts struggle to guess how the couple did their "trick" of mind reading throughout the story as well as recount tales etc. What I found more fascinating though (and why I am posting this here), is the final commentary by Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller). I was struck by how he describes is broad terms the mechanics behind of how a magic trick is done, I found a strange allegorical similarity between how he describes that "that there is only one secret in magic and ...that is that you can not have a beautiful secret" to the production behind artworks (which is of course my business)... Just listen, perhaps I think you will see where I'm going with this. I also found it compelling that Penn st ...
to paraphrase Penn Jillette, I'd sacrifice every puppy on earth if it would save one homeless person with AIDS.
"'Psycho' is fascinating philosophically, because the point of 'Psycho' is that everything that's bad happens because of love." - Penn Jillette quotes from
bonus: Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving. Penn Jillette.
Me gustó un video de Penn Jillette: Don't Leave Atheists Out on Christmas
Clay Aiken is running for congress for North Carolina. In other news, DMX is running for president with his vice-president Penn Jillette; they're running on the platform of rubber shoes for ducks, and free cars for underprivileged cats. They announced that their Secretary of Treasury will be 50 Cent, since, quote, "that dawg's name is money, therefore, he a money man".
“It's fair to say that the Bible contains equal amounts of fact, history, and pizza.” ― Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette, of the famed magic and comedy act, "Pen & Teller," tells it like it is. Penn is a professed atheist. He does not believe in God. After a show one night, a man whom based on this interaction I believe was a Gideon, complimented him, looked him in the eyes with honesty and love and gave him a Gideon Pocket New Testament. Did it change Penn's beliefs? Probably not. But it did lead him to make a video and share it. He makes a profound statement concerning proselytizing.. to paraphrase, "How much would you have to hate someone if you believed in something as big and important as what the Bible says, eternal life, etc. and not tell them?" He is still an atheist, but he appreciated the guy sharing God's word with him.
So this daiquiri factory thing is apparently big. Boycotting a place that makes a rape joke does not end or even fight rape. That joke dies not perpetuate rape or lead to it. Emotionally uneven and mentally unstable cause or commit rape. To borrow from penn jillette, i rape all i want, and that want is zero. Censorship is not how we fix the world. So i declare a boycott of the boycott. If you dont like the joke, dont go there or dont order that drink. Or find some charity the helps women who need it. Dont just blow a whistle on someone else.
Classic Opie & Anthony: Penn Jillette, Part II (11/01/07-01/28/14) Penn Jillette is a friend of the show and an amazing guest, this part one of two of all of his Opie & Anthony appearances. This upload covers 11/01/07 to 09/... From: Steven Knight Views: 1234 16 ratings Time: 06:22:54 More in ...
Ok seriously... Now we just have to convince Penn Jillette to debate Ray Cumfart.
This new 9-minute video, for which embedding has been disabled, shows magician Penn Jillette relating engaging and affectionate stories about fellow atheists, beginning with Hitchens, when Jillette...
I miss Penn Jillette. I need more of him in my life.
Magician Penn Jillette has been doing magic with his silent partner Teller for years! I've seen them perform in Vegas a few times, and they are always incredibly entertaining. Jillette is now in the process of making a feature length horror film called Director's Cut. Jillette wrote the screenplay f...
Just ran into Penn Jillette at Starbucks in Vegas! He's a BIG dude!!!
Ugh...where's Penn Jillette when you need him.
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Tomorrow, there will be "Ice, Ice, Baby" everywhere! But did you know of the "ice" sighting in Freeport last summer? Last year, Vanilla Ice, Herschel Walker, Florence Henderson, Penn Jillette, Tiffany, and Judy Gold, were in Freeport for the Rachael VS Guy Cookout at "Batting 1000" indoor sports arena right here in Freeport! Of course the show's namesake were here to and He's such a great Guy. I hope they had a chance to see what else is out here in our Village.
The first image is of Vermeer's "The Music Lesson". At right Texas inventor Tim Jenison's demonstration of "how he did it", in full and detail. Non-painter Jenner recreated the setting exactly and used optical devices to precisely replicate Vermeer's results. Camera obscura and a special mirror were involved is the thesis promoted in a documentary in current release, "Tim's Vermeer". It was produced by illusionist Penn Jillette who subscribes to the view that Vermeer's art was a trick. Do you?
Ralph Epperson Penn Jillette y postcards are NO LONGER A PENNY APIECE . but long distance calls have gone from DOLLARS to being free!!! And the reason is . THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CONTROL THE TELEPHONE SERVICE . but does control the post office!
here's the question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire : in 2006 in the midst of being robbed, which magician actually you sleight of hand to hide his wallet and passport and make his pockets with empty. a) David Copperfield b) David Blaine c) Criss Angel d) Penn Jillette. I got this question right by deductive reasoning and rephrasing the question to myself . which magician looks like the most likely to be robbed ? Lol which one is your guess?
Dreamt I met Penn Jillette. I asked him if he could do it over again, would he have interviewed Billy West, or Mel Blanc (even though the latter died in 1989). I was shocked to find out he didn't know who Mel Blanc was.
Lourd De Veyra really has that Penn Jillette vibe :)
Magician Penn Jillette at Centre for Inquiry in Toronto. An exclusive evening with the skeptical funnyman talking about his experiences as a skeptic and athe...
There were no athiests before Darwin, but deists. Atheism in a phrase is "I don't know". - Penn Jillette Agnostic is not being able to know. Atheism is do you believe in god? The answer is still too many questions unanswered questions so he didn't know... -Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette half of the magical duo of Penn and Teller was recently on the food network as a contestant on one of the shows. No one probably notices, but the ring finger of his left hand has a bright red painted fingernail. This was explained by him in one of his shows I happened to be watching. When he was younger he was told by his Mamma that hands were important, and their cleanliness and appearance was important as to the integrity of the man. So in answering he, painting this fingernail with polish, he asked her, "Like this?" So out of respect love and the honor of his beloved mother he continues to keep that one fingernail painted in the same bright red nail polish to this very day. It's remarkable how simple of a tribute he has made, and for so few to know what it represents... We all should show as much for our own loved ones. Mike
Anyone know of organizations like Opportunity Village in other cities besides Las Vegas? They give vocational training, job placement services, art classes, etc. to intellectually challenged people. This is the charity that you see a lot of celebrities supporting, such as Penn Jillette on Celebrity Apprentice:
James Randi has posted ONE too many Penn Jillette adoration posts, UNLIKED!
Penn Jillette expatiates on Hitchens and other atheists.
This goes out to Ann Magnuson, Michael Nesmith, Penn Jillette and Aimee Kilman
Penn Jillette, is a great example of a Libertarian and an Atheist.
"My whole take on libertarianism is simply that I don't know what's best for other people." - Penn Jillette
"Every time I see a chicken I think to myself, 'Why does anybody do comedy? Your never going to be funnier than a chicken'...You're not funnier than a chicken. Give up" - Penn Jillette, 'Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld' 1/28/2014
"We don't want the american nazi party to be underground, we want those *** talking where we can see them." Penn Jillette
Food Network will run Chopped: Tournament of Stars this March, a 4 week event where the winner gets $50K to the charity of their choice. Things kick off on 3/9 with Sports Stars (Brandi Chastain,Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Greg Louganis, Charles Oakley), followed by Rachael vs Guy (Penn Jillette, Coolio,Lou Diamond Phillips, Carnie Wilson) on 3/16, Comedians (Tommy Davidson, Sinbad, Gillian Vigman, Robert Wuhl) on 3/23, and Actors (Lucas Grabeel, Michael Imperioli, Peter Scolari, Tasha Smith) on 3/30 before a grand champion is crowned on Sunday, April 6th.
I like Adam Carolla. I like Mark Levin. I like Dennis Miller. I like The Rachel Maddow Show. I like Bill Maher. I like Penn Jillette. I like Joe Rogan. I like Dana Perino. I like Star Parker. I like Megan Kelly. I like Pat Condell. I don't always agree with everything any one of them says, but I like them. Sometimes they *** me off. Sometimes they are, in my opinion, right on the money. I like people who are sincere. I'm able to not meet them on every single point but still enjoy their honesty. It's a shame that many people can't do that.
'Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off's' Florence Henderson: 'Penn Jillette comes up with the darndest lines'
Do you go from "Dancing with the Stars" to "Rachel vs. Guy Celebrity Cook Off?" Florence Henderson, Jake Pevelka (from the Bachelor), and Penn Jillette are on this season. At least it's for charity.
I thought this was gonna be the best season ever of Guy vs Rachel celebrity cook off when Florence Henderson (Carol Brady) and Penn Jillette walked on set. But then it lost some value when Chris Kattan arrived.then got worse when they introduced Jake Pavelka. However, it got much better when I found out Vanilla Ice was gonna cook...but took a hard hit when he revealed he's been a vegetarian for the past 8 years.
"If you spend a lot of time lying to people, you think a lot about what the truth means." - Penn Jillette quotes from
Penn Jillette giving a lecture on Saturday, November 2 @
Critics of the AGW are a diverse lot: from theists (e.g Cal Beisner) to atheists (e.g Penn Jillette) PJ calls GW male bovine manure.
Edited by Nuno Monteiro. Penn Jillette reading the lyrics on RSM's answering machine for the Tribute Project 2010. Song written & recorded by R. Stevie Moore...
Penn Jillette is an Atheist. His words in that picture were Christian-like.
I was referring to the picture of Penn Jillette and the statement he made.
As Penn Jillette pointed out, if we were a “Christian nation,” killing someone because they are a demon would be a defense.
Quite Long, But Hopefully Informative Post: Dear friends, allow me to wax philosophical for a moment, please. I once heard in a movie that "he who burns twice as bright, only burns for half as long." And is that not the way of the world? Those who make the biggest impacts on the world, whether positive or negative, always seem to leave before they are done. On some occasions we are sad. Like when those who preached for peace often meet violent, undeserved deaths. And sometimes, under our breaths or maybe even publicly, we cheer as those who call for violence often, eventually have their calls answered. But what seems to happen is that the universe tries to balance itself. It tries to right some of the wrong. Eventually, he who reigns at La Cabaña eventually finds himself at La Higuera. But there are too many things that are tipping the scales in the wrong direction. Africa, sweet Africa is being eaten alive from the inside out by corruption. The world's "superpowers" continue to rape the Motherland of he ...
I liked a video Penn Jillette: How to Raise an Atheist Family
No Schulz? What's next, Penn Jillette in the leg chair?
Ône of the worst Penn Jillette's girl Moxie CrimeFighter
"Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me much if [Penn Jillette] turned out to be Satoshi."
I never really had much interest in it, even though Penn Jillette talked about it every *** week.
"(...) We (Atheists) are doing God's work because God isn't going to." - Penn Jillette speaking about a wealthy atheist who has given a lot of money to cancer research. Just heard these words, loved it and thought I'd share this with you all. Aaand... that's pretty much it. Happy new year to whoever comemorates it and good day to you all. :)
Penn Jillette discusses freedom, Vegas entertainment scene: They’re avowed atheists and skeptics, a...
Penn Jillette : “Vegas has a kind of freedom that is the freedom of being ignored." Um, may I have less of that please?
“Tim’s Vermeer” Today at 5:45 p.m. Wheeler Opera House: Tim Jenison, right, and Penn Jillette are feat...
The liberal point of view seems to be 'everybody is really bad in this world and let's force them to do the right thing.' ~Penn Jillette
The 1: Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza…
It's time for my annual Musical Snobbery 2013 Best Of list. I am no Rock critic, I just like music.  As with previous years, I haven't heard everything, but when I get to look at the Paste Top 50 or the Pazz and Jop list, there will be a wealth of new things to search out.  I have again resisted the urge to look at any Best Of lists, so as to not be influenced by their Snobbery. Ahh 2013!  I almost gave up the Snobbery List, but figured it's gotta go on. This year, I think I listened to less new music than I have in years. Myself and Ben enjoyed the year seeking out old T.Rex, Zappa and Foghat releases!  But, there were some good new things that need attention.  For 2013, I figured a revamp is in order.  Not Top 10 rankings.  Just some of my favorite things.   So without further ado, Kyle's 2013 Musical Snobbery list...   Podcasts - Whilst traveling the back roads of Ky/WV up until August, the old Zune kept me company with a lot of Podcasts. Adam Corolla, Penn Jillette, Chris Hardwick, KSR, a ...
Penn Jillette on reefer madness, the Drug War & libertarianism.
John W has started a new discussion on your group: Everyone's Plan B Subject: Glenn talks to Penn Jillette about *** marriage, freedom, and the Constitution. - So what we need to do, I think, as people who believe in the constitution, is to start looking for allies that believe in the constitution and expand our own horizons. We are not going to a, we would have the ultimate think tank because the only ones who wouldn't be allowed in the tank is those who don't believe in the constitution. - Glenn Beck 19th century writers: The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet. - Mark Twain Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. - Robert Ingersoll Veracity is the heart of morality. - Thomas Huxley
Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette on the legalization of marijuana.
He just needs to keep hanging out with Penn Jillette.
I look like Penn Jillette I hear from Mr. DiPaola lol
sorry, but you've got your origins wrong. try following Penn Jillette if you like pop politics.
I wrote this blog post just so I could put the Penn Jillette gif in it. (not really). Shut up.
What Do Penn Jillette And Peter Kreeft Have In Common? "A healthy aversion to 'the idol of tolerance'"
What do Penn Jillette and Peter Kreeft have in common? An aversion to something that starts with a "T."
Penn Jillette is a weirdo, but he's 100% right.
Penn Jillette said a similar thing a few years ago, and I always keep it in mind when dealing with difficult people.
Rabbi Lapin asks Penn Jillette if he thinks world would be better if all Muslims became Evangelical
Ran 752 miles, sold 126 copies of my four books (including 26 Kindle versions), read 56 books, ran 13 races, celebrated my 10th anniversary, saw 9 movies in the theater, set 7 race PRs, learned 4 masechtos, learned 4 Nevi'im/K'tuvim (and I hope to finish NaCH in 2013 by my 3rd bar mitzvah), met 3 gedolei hador (Mary Roach, Penn Jillette, Dean Karnazes), started writing 2 books,  took 2 family vacations (MN, CT), ran my 2nd ultra (1 more and I'm officially an ultramarathoner), published 1 book (for the 4th straight year; a pace I hope to maintain and perhaps surpass), Went sub-4 at a marathon on my 20th attempt, witnessed my daughter's first racing trophy, continued learning Hebrew, got one of my books into the YU Seforim Sale, was published in the Jewish Press after a long hiatus, took days off work to spend time with my family, dined out with my wife on several occasions, successfully surprised my wife on multiple occasions, braved roller skates for the 2nd and 3rd time in my whole life, Sang the Joseph ...
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You pay for government more than you pay for food, clothing, and housing combined. ✿ Penn Jillette
"Comedy? Libertarianism? Magic? Movies? Rants? Atheism? Penn Jillette's Sunday School has a little bit of everything for everybody."
I liked a video Penn Jillette on Agnosticism and Atheism
I loved your appearance on Penn Jillette's show!! Wish you were on more podcasts!!
Been watching the new show Independents w Kennedy. Tonight they had Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller fame on. Difficult to find a much better spokesman for Libertarianism.
Penn Jillette on The Independents... *** yes! Great show so far, tune in now!
John Stossel (Libertarian) asked Penn Jillette (Libertarian), "They say 1 in 5 Americans live in poverty. What does that say to you?" Penn Jillette replied, "That tells me there are four of us to help that one. I believe in charity, but the word 'government' should not be tied to charity." Personal and organizational charity is more effective and cost efficient than government charity.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone received death threats after announcing that Muhammad would be appearing on an episode of South Park, so the network scrubbed the episode of anything remotely offensive in order to avoid becoming a target. The writers for that week's episode of The Simpsons sympathized with Stone and Parker, acknowledging that criticizing Islam is simply too dangerous Likewise, Penn Jillette (of the comedy duo "Penn and Teller") said that he and Teller won't mock Islam because they "have families." Now the great Michael Palin is admitting that he's afraid to make fun of Islam.
"Average food with people you love, is a lot better than KOBE Beef with an A**hole" - Penn Jillette
BIG show planned for tonight w/ Penn Jillette, Anthony Weiner, and Nick Gillespie. LIVE at 9PM ET on Fox Business. SHARE the lineup with your friends!
"In my home office I have a urinal and a sink. I'm still not sure why you need both." Penn Jillette
This is the 2nd book I've read this year that Penn Jillette wrote the forward for. Good sign.
Date approximate. A clip of Alex Bennett on WIOD. Alex has celebrity guests Penn Jillette and Tom Jicha. *** Farrell barges into the studio to confront Tom ...
Just finished two books by Penn Jillette. EVERY DAY IS AN ATHIESTS HOLIDAY and GOD, NO. A fun read for all who want to laugh and learn a bit about the baloney of God and religion
One of the finest quotes of 2013 comes from Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller on the subject of magicians who copy routines... "It's the singer not the song. You can't steal the voice."
"In the matter of war and peace, how you feel doesn't matter. It's whether or not you swing the axe." -Penn Jillette
This is the summary of The Bible of Unspeakable Truths by Greg Gutfeld, Penn Jillette.
The other day, after seeing this Vine… friend Penn Jillette emailed me: “unless they suck.” Now, I sort of spoke to that in this Vine… that’s an incomplete answer, as any answer given in six secon...
“ My feeling about morality is, if you’re doing what you’re doing for reward and punishment, it’s not really morality. When you add everlasting life as the reward and everlasting torment as the punishment, there can be no morality. We need to treat each other well because we love each other. And not for reward and punishment. ” — Penn Jillette
Magician Penn Jillette finds liberation to live his life more fully by believing there is no God.
Lisa Rinna is now the last female candidate left in the season; ironically, in her original season, she was the first woman fired. Episode 11: May the Spoon Be With You[edit] Final Four Air Date: May 12, 2013 Task Scope: The semi-finalists will be called into the boardroom to fight for their lives, with Trump firing two of them (one from each team) at the beginning of the episode. Fired: Lisa Rinna - for being unanimously deemed the weakest member of the final four by the other three contestants, and because Trump felt that she had heavily relied on Penn Jillette for both of her victories as project manager (despite Penn himself defending her on this point). However, Trump and all the other competitors gave her huge credit for her performance this season after her inferior appearance on Celebrity Apprentice 4. Lil Jon - for having an inferior overall track record (3-7) and having raised less money than Trace Adkins, and for being the only member of the final four to have done worse in this season than in ...
The Mayor of Stress Town[edit] Task 10 Air Date: May 5, 2013 Task Scope: The All-Stars are asked to design a Foxwoods Resort themed suite and host a party at the brand-new Barclays Center. Power project manager: Marilu Henner Plan B project manager: Lisa Rinna Judges: Donald Trump, John Rich, Donald Trump Jr. Tension: During planning, Marilu's controlling behavior got on Trace's nerves and he had a fit of frustration as she wouldn't consider his or Lil Jon's ideas. This led to some friction on Power which caused Trace to shut down for the majority of the task. Plan B had much better teamwork; but it all threatened to derail when a major snowstorm had Lisa and Penn coming up with another plan in case their entertainment guest (including Penn's partner Teller) couldn't make it Winning team: Plan B Reasons for win: The executives thought that the attention to detail in the suite was incredible, and appreciated the celebrities that Penn Jillette drew into the suite, including Teller, David Burke (who created ...
Episode 8: Are You My Zulu Dancing Man?[edit] Task 8Air Date: April 21, 2013 Task Scope: The players are tasked to promote an interactive travel expo for South Africa Tourism.[5] Power project manager: Brande Roderick Plan B project manager: Penn Jillette Judges: Donald Trump, Bret Michaels, George Ross Dramatic tension: At the task briefing, the teams were each offered one of two themes - "Adventure" or "Romance". Both wanted Adventure, with Lil Jon in particular pushing for Power to take that theme, and Power ended up winning it via a coin flip. The team intended to highlight safari, but to their shock the tourism executives forbade them from using it in their campaign because "everyone knows about it already," leaving them scrambling to find workable alternative ideas. Plan B also had trouble figuring out how to make their theme work, and were further hindered by Gary Busey's lack of focus on the task, leading to Penn Jillette realising that he and Lisa Rinna couldn't possibly organize the expo by them ...
the episode. Episode 2: Just as Simple as Making Soup[edit] Task 2Air Date: March 10, 2013 Task Scope: Team members must create a 3D interactive photo experience for Universal's marketing campaign. Power project manager: Omarosa Plan B project manager: Dee Snider Judges: Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump Winning team: Power Reasons for win: Even though the brand messaging was poorly given by having the "Orlando" part of "Universal Studios Orlando" put in a position where it was illegible, their creativity of making it all about the films and characters made it very precise and not about the celebrities. The overall construction quality of their experience was also judged to be far better than Plan B's effort. Losing team: Plan B Reasons for loss: Even though they loved the slogan, they didn't like the simplicity of the project and that they disliked that they had cardboard cutouts of the celebrities, who were stood nearby in exactly the same clothing they had on the cutouts, meaning that passers-b ...
Ego Depletion: Heard an interview with Penn Jillette. He was talking about his experience on Dancing With The Stars. The film crew follows them around for many hours. You are also working hard. The result is after 10 hours of filming you have less control over what you say and do. Your ego just gets tired and the filters start to fade. I remember during my Ragnar runs this was especially true for most of us. Hey you were in a cramped van for 27 hours with maybe an hour or 2 of sleep and running. In a way I am surprised we did not kill each other. Certainly, the language got more colorful. So you do anything that stresses the body and mind for an extended period of time (could be "just" hours) and you will be more effected by your surroundings. You may react more or feel more mood swings. (and add even a little booze to that and watch out) I know this has happened to me. In media res, I did not recognize it, it took maybe a week to have my DOH! moment. (Homer Simpson DOH! sound)
"Luck is statistics taking personally" Penn Jillette
I do not condone violence but in this instance I am for it. Stupid thing to say to a cricketer and I hope he keeps his opinions to himself next time. Pay back for the attempts he tried to discredit Penn Jillette.
"Give me a squirrel and a place to stand and I will stab my husband" - a paraphrase of Penn Jillette
Millions more have fled in disgust after REALLY reading the bible, Ray. "The bible contains equal parts fact, history, and pizza". Penn Jillette
Folks, I'm going to say something today that's guaranteed to offend someone out there. I fully expect my friend count to go down after this one. But I love you too much not to say it, as I have a insatiable need to uphold Biblical truth. The cross of Christ IS offensive, because it shows all your sins in stark, bloody display, and tells you the Son of God had to die to purchase your soul. But it also clearly displays God's love, and how far He was willing to go to save you. I would hope you've followed me long enough to respect what I have to say as a Christian. And I would also hope you'd respect me for standing up for what I believe in instead of pretending things don't exist. Penn Jillette, one of the most outspoken atheists today, says he absolutely respects Christians who proselytize, because if Christians believe these truths and don't tell you, then do they truly love you? With that said, I must bring to your attention untruths that are being spouted from very prominent Christian figures. "Unt ...
Emo Phillips is ace on the Penn Jillette podcast!
Okay, if I needed a reason to like Miami Vice, seeing Penn Jillette die a violent death is definitely the reason. THANK YOU for shooting that portly *** in the face, Miami Vice.
"We should look at a problem and say 'can we solve this with more freedom' " -Penn Jillette
12/28 DENNIS MILLER 12-3am: Guests are PATRICK ROBINSON: Author of "Honor & Betrayal"; CHAD JENKINS: Army veteran, discussing the new book "All American"; PENN JILLETTE: Magician and author of "Every Day is an Atheist Holiday"; JEFF TREMAINE: Director of "Bad Grandpa" and *** 3-D"; DANA GOULD: Comedian; PAT SAJAK: Host of "Wheel of Fortune"; JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR: Writer for National Review; ARTIE LANGE: Comedian and author of "Crash and Burn" and "Too Fat To Fish"; FRANK CALIENDO: Comedian; DANA CARVEY: Comedian. Listen at 990 AM or online at
"Don't smoke...unless you want to look cool." - Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller)
In 2013 I read 146 books, an eight percent increase from 2012. Below are some notable ones. Best book – East of Eden by the great John Steinbeck. This one was not just the best book I read in 2013, it is so far the best book I have read in my life. It was so good, I limited myself to 30-40 pages a day to savor it. The dialogue between Adam, Samuel, and Lee is still some of the best written. Cannot imagine a better book being written, but I am determined to try and find it. Best fiction book – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters. Just an exceptional story set in modern day Hollywood and Italy during the filming of Cleopatra in the early 60’s. I loved this book, and the writing was brilliant. Best Sequel – Dr Sleep by the immortal Stephen King. This was the sequel to The Shining, and it more than lived up to that book. Catching up with Dan Torrence in the present day was amazing, and the King writing was, as always, a true joy to read. Best non-fiction – Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. Wonderfull ...
I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken. Betty Ford I admit that my wife is outspoken, but by whom? Sam Levenson A lot of people, to attack an outspoken atheist, one of the things they'll do is say, 'You are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.' And my answer is always, 'I hope so.' Penn Jillette I don't know how many parts I've lost because a lot of the politics in California are very conservative, and I'm fairly outspoken. I always tried to get as much politics in as I could, because I do believe in class struggle, and I think that's what's left out. James Cromwell There is a deliberate and quite outspoken attack on the whole idea of people owning private property. Dixie Lee Ray In reality, American girls are among the most outspoken, ambitious, successful girls in the history of the human race. Christina Hoff Sommers When you sign on to be an activist in northwest Montana, people in the grocery store w ...
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