A gunman has taken at least one person hostage at the U.S. headquarters of the Discovery Channel. PZ Meyers at Pharyngula has reprinted his list of demands. In short: he wants the Discovery Channel to only broadcast shows that promote stopping war, fixing the environment and reforming the economic system.

The guy is clearly certifiable, but at least his heart’s in the right place. Funny how gun control doesn’t make his list though, eh?

Also funny how he’d think the Discovery Channel would be an appropriate venue for his message considering it seems to phasing out most of it’s educational programming in favour of tough-guy and believe-it-or-not fare like American Loggers, Ghost Lab, Destroyed In Seconds, and Survivorman.

Thing about this though that’s alarming is it’s yet more evidence of how damaged and unstable the American psyche is. That is one nation you don’t want to poke right now.