VIRAL VIDEO: Bill Nye Uses Ice Cream Cone Orgy To Demonstrate Absurdity Of “Conversion Therapy”

Boing Boing reports:

This cartoon from Bill Nye Saves the World uses various ice cream flavors as part of a hysterical analogy on the intolerant views of Christians when it comes to sexuality.

It starts off with various flavors of ice cream showing up at an “Ice Cream Conversion Therapy” group. Vanilla is the dogmatic leader of the group. “It’s the science of feelings, and as vanilla, I feel that I am the most natural of the ice creams. And therefore the rest of you should just go ahead and also be vanilla. It’s the one true flavor.”

But his stance immediately weakens once he gets a quick lick of salted caramel, and then all hell breaks loose (literally, if you’re a vanilla thinker) as they all jump into the bowl together and vanilla sees his true inner flavor.

Right wing sites are already in full mocking mode.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Mmmmmm… ice cream.

  • bkmn
    • TampaZeke

      No need to insult chimpanzees!

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    • yes b’y
  • Capritaur

    I’ve been in a Neapolitan before.

  • Mildred Pierce

    wonderful…… thanks JMG

  • JoeMyGod

    Vanilla is my favorite flavor. True story.

    • zhera

      Heresy! Caramel and peanuts is the one true flavor!

      • Bluto

        You’re ramming your peanuts down my throat!

        • zhera

          Sorry! Here, have some caramel ice cream to help them down.

        • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

          Nice

        • And since when has this been a “problem” for you?

      • Not all vanilla is the same.

        • Harley

          I’m diabetic. ☹️

          • melllt

            They make a pill for that.

        • TampaZeke

          There is only one TRUE vanilla. All other “vanillas” are abominations!

        • prixator

          50 shades of vanilla?

    • Mark

      Vanilla for ice cream, chocolate (dark preferred) for everything else!

    • Xuuths

      French Vanilla? Natural bean vanilla? Extra creamy vanilla? Low fat vanilla? Vanilla is not as descriptive as it once was.

      Oh, and vanilla is the number one most sold flavor, so you’ve got a lot of company.

    • Lazycrockett

      Vanilla cone, Strawberry Shake. I find Chocolate too rich, its good for a couple of spoonfuls but after that blech.

      • WitlessProtection

        I read a study once, a couple of decades ago actually, that said you only enjoy the first three and last two spoonfuls of ice cream. Since after the first three your tastebuds attenuate to the flavor and shut down due to the cold. The last two, your brain realizes you are almost done and over-rides the receptors to enjoy the last of it. Weird, but I have tested it out and found it to be rather accurate, now I only eat three (large) spoonfuls of ice cream at each sitting.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Vanilla is also the only flavor of ice cream permitted under Leviticus. True story.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Didn’t they have problems with the ice cream melting in the desert?

    • Statistics Palin

      Vanilla beans are the fruit of orchids. How can any flavor be more exotic?

      • safari

        ^This

      • I’ve tried off and on to find the one true vanilla(it had little spec’s of bean), unfortunately I tend to be a cheap bastard who ends up with artificial flavoring.

        • Statistics Palin

          Nielsen and Massey Vanilla bean paste is fabulous and used to be cheap in large qualities. However, the price of vanilla beans seems to have almost doubled over the past two years.

    • Sam_Handwich

      me 2

    • Max_1

      With chocolate syrup and cinnamon…

      • JCF

        Hot fudge and crushed walnuts please.

    • Blackfork

      Vanilla is best when covered in chocolate. Dark chocolate all over. Dripping down all sides. Shining and smooth.

      • Robincho

        Someone’s been viewing the “ads” over at ThugHunter…

        • Blackfork

          Never heard of ThugHunter. I can imagine what it is, but I don’t need it.

    • Ninja0980

      Great minds think alike.

    • peacfulseas inWA

      Mine as well with an occasional taste for pineapple coconut or just plain Thai coconut ice cream.

    • RNegron

      Salty Pimp (The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop) is the only true flavor.

    • Gerry Fisher

      A really high quality vanilla is most excellent! In Boston, we used to marvel at how one of the lower cost brands, Brigham’s, actually produced a terrific vanilla.

    • Charlie 2001

      Toppings. I buy vanilla and put on toppings. Chocolate, strawberry,
      caramel, butterscotch and pineapple are all good. But I don’t use
      nuts. That is just wrong.

    • Waarki

      Vanilla is an orchid and we all know that you are a connoisseur of precious flowers

    • Todd20036

      I love vanilla gelato – goes great with raspberry sorbet or grape sorbet or even pomegranate sorbet

    • DonnaLee

      Me too, just add toppings as needed.

  • Gene Perry

    Raspberry swirl!

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Now that’s just perverse and unnatural.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Never had it, but it does sound good.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Crow on a Top Hat

    Nope, the best flavor is coffee flavored ice cream. (says the coffee addict :p)

  • Tawreos

    Salty caramel just sounds so dirty…I like it.

  • ice creme often gives me a headache; it’s so cold and i don’t eat a lot of frozen foods. i suppose i don’t really have a favorite flavor, most of them are good in about the same way. my favorite way to have ice creme is as a garnish on a slice of pie or some other desert, or in a smoothie with lots of fruit. Bill sure is a funny guy tho. so glad he’s on our side.

  • Uncle Mark

    Proud to be Tutti Frutti

  • Treant

    I have a preference for Neapolitan, but I like three ways.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I have ADD. I find them very confusing.

  • safari

    Vanilla used to be exotic until everything became flavored vanilla.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Hate to be a killjoy when I like the video, but technically all ice cream starts out as vanilla. And that’s what they’re trying to ram down our throats; tasteless, uninspired, vanilla.

    • safari

      I have to defend vanilla. Before artificial synthesis of the key flavoring, it was highly prized and considered complex and exotic.

      • HKDaniel

        True vanilla *is* complex and exotic, what usually passes for vanilla these days is bland crap.

        • safari

          I still find it a rare comfort food on a hot summer day.

    • kareemachan

      Nope, cuz not all ice cream has VANILLA EXTRACT in it. You’re a lousy killjoy.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        A friend of mine used to work for Kraft/Altria/Mass Murderers in their ice cream division. He informed me that all of the ice cream starts as vanilla there and what falls to the floor, which is allegedly sanitized, is collected and flavoring and color are then added.

        • Snarky

          Tell your friend I’d love to hear more about this corporate business model in which production of ice cream depends on a certain amount spilling on the floor and then being collected.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            I’d let him know, but he died of acute alcohol poisoning last year.

          • Snarky

            I’m sorry to hear you lost your friend. It was more of a comment to say “no ice cream company would make that their business model, period.”

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Thank you. My understanding was that it was a way to recapture something that could just go to waste. Just add it all back together and change the flavoring and coloring slightly. “All”, probably wasn’t the best wording for me to use as it implies the idea that was their business model as you suggest. I doubt that was the exact case.

    • WitlessProtection

      TECHNICALLY it is all custard, it only becomes “vanilla” when the vanilla is added. All ice cream starts as a “base” that gets flavor added.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        You are correct of course. 🙂

  • vorpal

    =the sound of one million moms eight old hags loading the paper into their typewriters=

    • safari

      And here I thought you were discussing our “tiff” over ice cream flavors.

  • bambinoitaliano

    As long as there are nuts in them. I love all flavors.

    • ScubaBearLA

      I also am passionate about nuts. Nuts inspire me.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Are we still talking about the varieties of cashew, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, macadamia, walnuts? :p

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          I doubt it.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Uncle Mark

      Blasphemy !! He’s going down on the Anti-Vanilla !!

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        At least, he should get brain freeze.

        • You do understand no brain – no brain freeze?

        • bambinoitaliano

          That was before the ice cream.

    • Max_1

      Santorum flavored… Um, um, yum?

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        It looks like it may be.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Soft-serve.

  • kareemachan

    Lemon custard ice cream.
    Eggnog ice cream.
    Pumpkin pie ice cream.
    Vanilla ice cream.
    Peach ice cream.

    All homemade, of course. And PLEASE, no chucks o’ crap in them, like cookie dough or nuts or whatever.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      The three best flavors I’ve made at home: cardamom/green tea, lavender, and lemon basil.

      • ColdCountry

        You just reduced me to a whimpering pile of want. OMG! My only venture into homemade was a redo of vanilla ice milk with cardamom and Johnny Walker. Quite tasty. Oh, and lime geranium sorbet. But lavender! That must be so good! Alas, diabetes has curtailed most of my sweet eating.

      • narutomania

        Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Greet Tea is my all-time favourite ice cream. I have not had it with cardamom, but I just might have to whip up a batch.

        And Lemon Basil? I’ll second ColdCountry’s “yum”.

  • vorpal

    LOL it looks like the Christians beat us there:
    Likes: 341
    Dislikes: 9,147

    Do I dare scroll down to the comments section?

    • Max_1

      Those comments are filled with racism and homophobia…

      • Todd Allis

        I downvoted most of them, hit “show more,” downvoted most of them, and closed the tab, heh.

    • The_Wretched

      We can fix that.

  • Snarkaholic

    Chocolate, please.

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    That analogy is good but the show is actually really bad

  • As a child, i always asked for vanilla with chocolate sauce, and then stirred them madly together. Everyone asked me why I just didn’t order chocolate ice cream. It didn’t taste to me like vanilla with chocolate sauce stirred into it. I was a weird kid who grew up to be a weird adult.

    • Homo Erectus

      I prefer sherbet – am I going to hell?

      • Of course not! Sherbet is delightful on a hot summer day, much more refreshing than ice cream. What’s your favorite flavor? I love lemon and raspberry, but not together.

        • Homo Erectus

          My favorite is orange, but I also loved to chew St. Joseph’s aspirin for children.

          • You too? My grandmother had to hide the aspirin from me.

  • Ninja0980

    Have a hankering to get a vanilla shake now.

  • TampaZeke

    Ben and Jerry’s is the one true ice cream god and Chunky Monkey is it’s prophet!

    • ColdCountry

      Bonnaroo Buzz. Though for some, it’s still Cherry Garcia.

  • Dejerrity Mycron

    I first met Chocolate at an after-hours Ben & Jerry’s club. I looked into his eyes and melted. But after I got him home I found out that he was just a big softie. I should have known he was just looking for a new topping.

    Ahhh, men.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I have a small problem. Should I wait for my husband to get in the door, before I tell him we have to go out for ice cream tonight?

  • Bryan

    Jeez, Strawberry acts like such a drama cream.

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      I see what you did there.

  • Kenster999

    I’m actually kind of disappointed by Bill Nye here (although I usually love him!). It seems like this cartoon is literally suggesting that being straight (vanilla) is bad, and that straight people should have other types of sexual experiences.

    Or perhaps I’m seeing it the wrong way? In any case, it doesn’t seem to be a perfect metaphor.

    The metaphor will probably also not appeal to fundamentalists because having various ice cream flavors, while adding to the variety of life, isn’t strictly necessary for the survival of the species, whereas being straight is necessary (in their heads).

    • MBear

      Being str8 *is* bad. Most terrorists are str8. /s

  • thom

    “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?” Bill Nye wonders. https://t.co/VBZdC22ohV

  • grada3784

    Why hasn’t Frank Baxter been re-incarnated? Or am I the only one to remember him?

    • Jim Phillips

      Do you mean Frank Buxton? He was great for us kids. His show Discovery was wonderful.

      • grada3784

        No. Frank Baxter. The Bell Telephone Hour in the late 1950’s.