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Archive for November, 2009
Those Climategate e-mails are pretty bad for climate science. Here are some of the most incriminating excerpts I’ve found:
“We need volunteers to help strangle baby polar bears so we can leave their corpses out for great photos on the devastation of global warming.”
“Because of the increased scrutiny, we’re going to have to ask you all to stop using Ouija boards to confirm your findings.”
“As I was unable to get the journal to not publish the denialist’s paper, I kidnapped the publisher’s family to force him to comply. Anyone have a place I can hide them?”
“I saw the latest Al Gore speech on climate change and he didn’t say one thing that was even remotely true. I think his brain his fried. Can we blame that on global warming?”
“One of the denialists found out that the data for my conclusive proof of global warming was corrupted because cats like to lay on the temperature sensors. We may need to redefine “peer review” to keep his paper from being published. Also, when in science is it okay to murder?”
“I can’t get a publisher for my scifi novel about a post-apocalyptic future. I think I’ll just see if I can get it published in a journal as a scientific prediction on what will happen from global warming.”
“The data seems to suggest that most of the warming comes from some large heat source that floats over the earth daily. What the hell could that be?”
“It ends up one of the glaciers is melting because we left a space heater on it. We need to go fetch it and kill the Eskimos who saw it.”
“Yes, the computer simulation I’ve been running is actually Halo, but we’re all so sure about climate change so why should I waste my time doing boring programming when I can play Halo?”
“So how long until we should say the earth is doomed if people don’t do as we tell them? If we use too short a time, people will think we are already doomed and not do anything, and if we use too long a time they won’t care. I’m going with ten years. That’s worked well for the last twenty years.”
“Ends up the report we’ve been touting lately wasn’t made by scientists but by escapees from the insane asylum who got their hands on white lab coats. In our defense, they looked very sciencey. As always, tell no one.”
“On second thought, delete all e-mails that reference Al Gore. Let’s pretend we don’t know him.”
“I got an idea to really illustrate to the public the dangers of global warming: Let’s set an orphanage on fire and blame it on increased temperatures. If anyone knows some good accelerants, please share. Yay! Science is fun!”
“So we all agree we are now so certain about global warming we don’t need to waste time collecting data and can just make the numbers up?”
Does Obama use the teleprompter to know what to say or does the teleprompter use Obama to give itself voice?
My wife watches Red Eye every day; it’s her Oprah.
I bought my wife a car, so she let me get one of those extra big Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Does Google Wave have a “Getting Started” or a “What the Hell Is This?”? More pages should have a WTHIT.
I think Google Wave is supposed to be the next e-mail or something except I don’t remember being confused about what e-mail did.
In real life, I bet John Lithgow could beat up Sylvester Stallone.
The difference between climate change science and sorcery is sorcery doesn’t try to the fix the peer preview process.
There are also other differences if I’m being completely honest.
I trust science. I distrust scientists. Though, scientists were made by science according to scientists’ science.
I trust ice cream.
To help combat faulty science, stores should check that someone has a PhD before selling him a white lab coat.
Looks like the USPS lost my last shipment of comic books. I think we can now safely say that Obama’s federal government is a failure. Say what you want about Bush, he made the comic books come on time.
I have a special Thanksgiving Day column up at Pajamas Media.
Going to take the rest of the week off, so enjoy Thanksgiving. Be thankful for this great country and how it’s so strong it can still be super awesome even when we have dumb stupid presidents. And I’ll see you next week. And, just because pretty much everyone is posting it, here are the Muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody:
…the turkey he pardoned immediately went back to doing the same crimes that got it sentenced to execution in the first place.
Obama wrote me back to my e-mail from the other day:
I know change is scary and confusing, but that doesn’t mean you should direct all your cracker rage at me. I’m sorry you had plans for your money, but we don’t all get what we want. What’s more important is that I get what I want which is what the country needs. We all other than me have to make sacrifices. And I borrowed your golf clubs.
Graaah! What a jerk! Here’s what I wrote back:
YOU’RE THE CRACKER!!! You don’t have any plans! You don’t even know what’s in those bills! And you don’t get what you want, which is to not suck so much! What this country needs is for you to announce to everyone, “I’m a stupid dummy dumb.” And then you should resign and get a job more to your skill level like Walmart greeter.
And you should have asked before taking my golf clubs! I need those to control the local squirrel population!
I told him good. Hopefully he’ll resign now and return my clubs.
Get an old chest and put explosives in it and set a trigger so the explosives will go off when the chest is opened. Then bury the chest in a middle of nowhere making sure to note its location. Now, if you’re ever captured by pirates, you can tell them to spare your life and you’ll lead them to buried treasure. I think the rest is pretty self-explanatory.
New Moon is just a ripoff of Teen Wolf.
Palin seems unelectable, but I thought Hillary was unelectable and warmed up to her in 2008.
All of Palin’s faults are known, and that’s actually an advantage in some ways.
Great way to try the terrorists: If their face can stop a bullet, they’re not guilty.
I’m still not sure what “smokehouse” almonds are, but I know I must consume them throughout the day to be productive.
Things I will pay higher taxes for: Getting military proper support overseas. Things I will not pay higher taxes for: Anything else.
Real cause of global warming: Scientist yelling, “I believe in global warming!” and clapping their hands.
A great way to protest the Vs would be to wear V for Vendetta masks… or would that be showing support?
Navy SEALs should not punch terrorists in the face unless they put it on YouTube.
Some people at the RNC had the idea to make a list of ten Republican principles and you won’t receive RNC funding if you disagree with three or more of them. That sounds like a neat idea, and it’s not a litmus test, as you can pick any two you want to be a squish on.
In fact, it’s such a neat idea I’m coming up with a list of my own ten Republican principles:
(1) Punching hippies is a legal form of expression.
(2) The moon should be declared hostile and nuked.
(3) The average American should be armed like Neo from the lobby scene at all times.
(4) Nachos are awesome.
(5) The federal government needs to stop wasteful spending. Also, researching giant war robots and dinosaurs with rocket launchers on them is not wasteful.
(6) America owns Antarctica.
(7) It’s not good diplomacy unless the foreign leaders are kneeling before us.
(8) Vampires shouldn’t sparkle.
(9) The fact that we torture terrorists isn’t horrific and is actually kind of funny.
(10) Biggest problem facing our nation: Too many sissies.
If you disagree with one of them, the punishment is for everyone to look at you and yell, “What’s wrong with you!” If you disagree with two of them, you get beaten up after RNC meetings. If you disagree with three, you lose RNC funding. And if you disagree with four or more, Fred Thompson punches you in the face such that your head explodes.
New video from Steven Crowder:
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Sorry, I had no thoughts that were random. Maybe I should make a psuedorandom thought generator.
Quick quiz — Which one of these is a dinosaur? A, B, or C?
If you answered A or B, you are stupid and don’t know Science!. A is a flying reptile, B is an aquatic reptile, and only C is a dinosaur (of the avian variety).
So why aren’t pterosaurs or plesiosaurs not considered dinosaurs (even though they have the “saur” in their name)? It’s for about the same reason mathematicians decided the number 1 isn’t a prime number (Math!); scientists just decided things fit together better that way. Plus, they make the Science!, so they get to define things however they want.
But why are birds now classified as dinosaurs? That’s a bit more complicated.
Kids are fascinated with dinosaurs. They love playing with toy dinosaurs and reading simplistic books on them. Kids are also stupid. They’ll have a Tyrannosaurus fight a Stegosaurus even though they lived ten millions of years apart. Or have Fred Flintstone ride them. Or Turok fight them. And then they ask dumb and inane questions about them like did the Triceratops go to school too. Basically, they get their dumb all over dinosaurs. And anytime we don’t treat a scientific subject with reverence, we risk angering Science! and having it punish us with something scientific like space radiation.
Obviously, it was up to scientists to get children disinterested in dinosaurs — which is hard because they are pretty cool. Still, we came up with the brilliant idea: What if we dilute the awesomeness of dinosaurs by including within that label the most boring animal in all of Science! — birds.
Everyone is completely bored by birds. You’d think an animal that can fly would have to be interesting, but somehow birds just make it completely boring and uninteresting. No one cares anything about birds. Anytime we want to learn something about birds, we send the Science! interns to do it because it always a snoozefest. Never once has any bird ever done anything even remotely interesting. The closest were penguins, but that was just because they we narrated by Morgan Freeman.
But look at it this way: If a child sees this on the front of a book about dinosaurs, do you think he’ll want to read it?
Of course not. And thus children’s interest in dinosaurs is crushed and scientists can continue their research unmolested by their misdirected enthusiasm.
The Senate is going to begin debate on Obamacare, so remember to call your Senators anonymously from a pay phone while using vaguely threatening language.
Yeah, I don’t remember how to use a payphone either. Still, that sounds cheaper than buying a disposable cellphone. And don’t call collect; calling someone collect you’re about to threaten is really rude.
Shouldn’t Hasan be referred to in the news as “the alleged gunman who totally did it.”?
When there is a scuffle in Ireland, the there’s no need to specifically mention in the news story that alcohol was involved.
If the Large Hadron Collider destroys the universe, is that considered a success in verifying the existence of the Higgs boson?
It would be funny if the universe is destroyed and we’re all met by an excited God asking, “Did you find it?”
If the universe is destroyed today, do you think more people will blame CERN or booooosh?
I’m not going to use Windows 7 until MS writes me a letter of apology for Vista and at least tries to explain how that happened.
Electricity is complicated. And it’s invisible. And it can kill you.
How weird is electricity? You can actually use imaginary numbers to predict its behavior.
And when they made imaginary numbers, why did they stop with square root of -1? Why not also square root of unicorn?
This is why smart people like me worry about electricity so you can all focus on things like sparkly vampyres.
Wait, is the Large Hadron Collider going to kill us or just remove us from the timeline?
If we’re wiped out of the timeline, we don’t get to go to Heaven since we never existed to have souls. That’s trouble.
If they do a Gremlins remake, will sunlight kill them or just cause them to sparkle?
Oprah plans to keep to herself after leaving her show and let a designated individual make her proclamations – the Pope-rah.
If America collapses, my backup plan is to become a pirate. Arr!
One problem with becoming a pirate is a parrot’s massive beak freaks me out. You can’t tell me he won’t bite me and it won’t hurt.
I’m getting tired of partisan politics. I wish we could get rid of it, but the stupid, evil liberals won’t let us.
Work extra hard knowing your money is going towards getting poor people prison sentences for not buying health insurance.
Obama is counting 50,000 jobs as being created or saved by the stimulus bill, from projects that haven’t even spent any money yet.
Does this mean Obama’s got a problem with premature enumeration?.
Remember when Eric Holder said that putting KSM on trial in New York wouldn’t create a media circus?
Rev. Right of America is an Obamanation respectfully disagrees.
Ok, NOT so respectfully. Go look at the funny picture.
[conceptual hat tip: Dylan]
I know Obama prefers burgers, but I’m guessing that he ate a lot of Chinese food on his recent trip.
I also assume that Chinese Chinese food comes with a fortune cookie, just like American Chinese food.
Which leads to the obvious speculative query: what fortunes did Obama get in his fortune cookies?
I speculate thusly:
* You do good job! Take a bow!
* If you have bad news to break, leave town and let Holder guy do it.
* You look better wearing Mao jacket. Everyone look better wearing Mao jacket. Whole world wear Mao jacket soon!
* You will try something new – a terrorist in New York City.
* China cold like Chicago. Bring heavy coat.
* Save lives. Make Biden walk.
* Prosperity is coming. Just tax it until it go away.
* Why you let wife go out in public dressed like that?
* Today you meet friend from long ago. Tomorrow you throw him under bus.
* Seriously, where birth certificate?
If you’ve gone through Obama’s trash recently and found any of his old fortune cookie fortunes, feel free to share in the comments.