Climate Craziness of the Week: Supermandia

Mike Mann thinks this is cool.

In case you don’t know, SUNY’s Professor Scott Mandia is the guy running Mike Mann’s legal defense fund.

My only question is, why does he need hip wader boots?

From Scott Mandia’s blog he captions this photo: The Caped Climate Crusader: Battling the evil forces of global warming deniers. “Faster than global T rise, more powerful than a stranded polar bear, able to leap over rising seas in a single bound.”

If he can leap over rising seas, why the hip waders? Must be for wading through something deep, but what could it be?

I’m sure our readers can help correct this caption.

h/t to Tom Nelson.

About these ads
This entry was posted in Climate Craziness of the Week, Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

136 Responses to Climate Craziness of the Week: Supermandia

  1. Interstellar Bill says:

    When defending tremendously huge piles of unremitting BS,
    you first have to stand atop them.
    Hence the Hip Waders.

  2. Smokey says:

    “Maybe this superhero outfit will help me find a girlfriend!”

  3. Gator says:

    David Wu? Is that you?

  4. kwik says:

    “Must be for wading through something deep, but what could it be?”

    The Sea of Ignorance ?

  5. Jeremy says:

    Scott wrote this amazon.com review of Donna LaFramboise book Delinquent Teenager, clearly he did not read the book:

    [SNIP: It is really not necessary to repeat here his whole review when you could just link to it. -REP]

  6. oldseadog says:

    Waders for wading through the BS.

    Well someone had to say it……. .

  7. TheGoodLocust says:

    Mann has it wrong, he isn’t the “caped climate crusader” – he is Coproman! Able to produce more excrement than a busy Taco Bell, stronger smelling than OJ Simpson’s quest for the real killer, and quicker to sue than the Church of Scientology!

    Now you know why he has the hip waders.

  8. J Martin says:

    Not only is co2 science a “virtual” science, but it’s acolytes also live in their own “virtual” World.

    Not that we needed any proof of that.

  9. Ron says:

    He’s all Mann.

  10. J Martin says:

    co2 fanboys don’t live on Earth.

  11. Eric N. WY says:

    “Climate Crusader wades knee deep in own BS, discovers hockey stick”

  12. hro001 says:

    “Yes, we do have a sense of humour, even if (like the temperature record) it falls rather flat”

  13. Anthony Watts says:

    I wonder if maybe the boots are standard attire on the planet Crapton?

  14. Joe Lynch says:

    at this angle the warming looks steeper stil…

  15. David Corcoran says:

    The boots started off white…

  16. morgo says:

    he is australias PM gillards partner tim

  17. John West says:

    Quick, get the Craptonite!

  18. martin says:

    I think he should be wielding a snow shovel rather than a hockey stick at the moment :)

  19. JDN says:

    How long ago was this picture taken? I thought Long Island was blanketed with snow. Now that would have made a much more impressive picture.

  20. Sean says:

    The first thing that popped into my head was about shoveling a load of c**p and an expression a friend of mine used when it got really loose and really deep which was, “Mann the pumps, it’s too loose to shovel”.

  21. Ben D Hillicoss says:

    I believe the C on his shirt stands for CRAP…

    thus he is Captain Crap
    faster than a fart in a high wind
    stronger than the methane that blows up his cape
    able to leap stunted trees (and run rings around them) in a few bounds

    BDH

  22. Chris B says:

    It’s nice to see a Gasser (CO2, or methane) with a sense of humour. However, it’s too much to ask that it be a good sense of humour.

    The thigh-highs are for wading through the frozen CAGW evidence that fell on Central Park on Saturday.

  23. Robert says:

    Finally, climate science comes with undeniable scientific proof, aliens do exist.

  24. Smokey says:

    “WTF?? When I put these boots on this morning they were transparent!”

  25. Barry Day says:

    They have to be artificial limbs,anything that has to do with the Mann made hockey stick doesn’t have legs to stand on.

  26. Foxgoose says:

    Faster than a Mann injunction………..more powerful than a pal review ………….able to leap over logical arguments in a single bound

  27. u.k.(us) says:

    So, when he rings the doorbell, does he say “trick for treat”.

  28. TheGoodLocust says:

    “John West says:
    October 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Quick, get the Craptonite!”

    That won’t work; craptonite actually strengthens Bizarro science.

  29. Scarface says:

    [SNIP: OK, Kinda funny but just a bit too crude. -REP]

  30. John M says:

    “Where’s that naughty little Robin?”

  31. 1DandyTroll says:

    During the 70’s and 80’s the socialists dismantled the mental institutions, for they knew, in the future, they’d needa a lot of sup’a he’os. :p

  32. Steven Hill says:

    Faster than another Government grant

  33. barryjo says:

    The phrase “shooting fish in a barrel” does come to mind.

  34. Peter Miller says:

    Anthony, this is an obvious spoof, but you are confused: this is not April 1st, it is November 1st.

    No one could be this stupid, surely………………………………

    [REPLY: Halloween kinda balances April Fools.... -REP]

  35. _Jim says:

    No … tell me that’s *not* a hockey stick he’s holding …

    As Elaine from Seinfeld would say: “Get out!”

    .

  36. Scarface says:

    okay, sorry :) how about this one:

    “I just hate it, to wade through all that CO2″

    [REPLY: Not as funny, but much more, ummm, acceptable. Thanks for being a good sport about it. -REP]

  37. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Why?

    Because when you are up to you butt in crap, it is difficult to remind yourself that the initial task was to flush the toilet.

  38. Sundance says:

    He has the hip boots on because he still hasn’t given up on James Hansen’s prediction that NYC would be under water by 2010.

  39. petermue says:

    Really, how old is this man?

    My 10 year old son had a belly laugh when he saw that picture, asking me who this childish [*parental censorship*] is.

    Boy, oh boy!

  40. Me says:

    With the BS that deep, one would think The Caped Climate Pushador would be wearing chest waders a dry suit and a snorkel.

  41. DirkH says:

    That’s what we’re up against.

  42. DirkH says:

    Bureaucrats In Rubber.

  43. Baa Humbug says:

    Leading act in a tree ring circus.

  44. Matthew W says:

    Kind of ooky almost disturbing.

  45. Randy says:

    Hey Wader!!! There’s a fly in my data!!!!!!

    Bada Bing!!!!

  46. R. Shearer says:

    Can’t smile with a puck between his cheeks. Who knows where that stick has been?

  47. Kaboom says:

    He should avoid the vicinity of schools in that outfit, he might get shot on sight.

  48. J Martin says:

    Seen here proudly modelling the new Team Uniform that Mann has recommended that all members of the “Team” wear so as to promote the image of the team and improve their sense of unity, so that they may project the correct impression to the sceptic rabble, the newspapers and the politicians.

  49. The dark wader will soon find out whom the planet Crapton Anthony!

  50. J Martin says:

    I think some horns would add a suitable finishing touch. Just a hint of devil.

  51. Lance of BC says:

    ” A caped crusader off to fight the climate wars, may the model forcing be with you!”

  52. John Whitman says:

    Anthony,

    Can we get a pic of your irradenscent Skeptical Electric WATTS costume.

    Come on. You can show us loyal denizens.

    Is your costume in Stevenson screen white?

    John

  53. John From New Zealand says:

    Regarding the hip waders. You’d think that a dry suit would be more appropriate for the depths of doo-doo that Mann will be in when his buddies can no longer cover for him. He’s going to go down for sure, it’s just a matter of when.

  54. kramer says:

    What the heck was he thinking when he had that photo taken?…

  55. higley7 says:

    It’s a Coprophagous Steatopygian! Those aren’t hip wades for the surrounding BS. They’re for his own involuntary, sudden, explosive diarrhea. It comes from being immersed for long periods in intellectual BS.

  56. Larry Fields says:

    Holy hockey sticks, Bat-guano-mann!

  57. Mike Smith says:

    Wait till I find the puck that’s been Robin’ all of the missing heat!

  58. Green Sand says:

    You are witnessing the antics of people who claim to have the answer “the greatest ever threat to mankind”.

    Their claim is that they can control the temperature of this planet.

    Does this exchange convince you that these people and their claims are credible?

  59. Wes says:

    I wonder Mann keeps that date annotated Hockey stick on his office wall?
    Yeesh, what a dweeb!

  60. Rosco says:

    Why do climate scientists NEED legal teams when every other field of scientific endeavour seems to muddle along with only the occasional patent claim ??

    Says it all I think.

  61. Richard Day says:

    Step into my full contact hockey rink. I’ll be dressed as Gordie Howe c.1955. And they didn’t wear helmets or visors in those days.

  62. Any self respecting warmist would die of embarrassment at this point.

  63. Robert E. Phelan says:

    Shub Niggurath says: October 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Shub, there is just so much wrong with that statement that I hardly know where to begin.

  64. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Can’t be a hockey stick. Everyone knows a hockey stick must be directed down to work. Maybe he’s a swatter of bats.

  65. Alvin says:

    <JDN says:
    October 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    How long ago was this picture taken? I thought Long Island was blanketed with snow. Now that would have made a much more impressive picture.

    Exactly. They leaves haven’t changed much in this picture. Clue?

  66. Caleb says:

    Darth Wader

  67. TomRude says:

    Ironic when I recall that Mandia was defended on this forum a while back…
    Helping running Mann’s defense fund… how about that! With what? Government grants?

  68. For “Un Novis Topic” let’s see who has the best explanation for what the C on his chest represents

  69. Alex Heyworth says:

    Would you buy a used hockey stick from this man?

  70. Smokey says:

    Alvin says:

    “The leaves haven’t changed much in this picture. Clue?”

    You mean this is his every day attire?

  71. Joe Ryan says:

    “After much theorizing on female psychological forcings and Halloween costume trend data, Scott Mandia’s resulting model said this costume was both robust and highly sexy.”

  72. Ask why is it so? says:

    I’ve been worried lately that the CAGW group had been gaining ground but this picture has alleviated all my concerns:)

  73. Rob MW says:

    Anthony,

    You have to be an Ozzie to understand this one:

    “…………faster than a Pink Bat can burn a house down…………..”

    http://www.theage.com.au/business/pink-bats-firm-hits-the-wall-20110715-1hh77.html?from=age_sb

  74. SOYLENT GREEN says:

    “Your honor, as you can tell from my attire, I am entirely serious when I say there is no reason for the State of Virginia to believe my client wasted any money.”

  75. John Whitman says:

    When Scott Mandia and his fellow ‘Rapid Response Climate Team’ come, who you gonna call?

    Call Anthony’s Skeptical Ghostbusters!!!

    John

  76. Mike Jowsey says:

    I debated with this nincompoop on the Financial Post blog regards Donna’s book. Full of arm waving and smoke blowing, he could not answer my one question: Please cite just one of the “many scientific errors” you allege Donna made in her book. He ranted from authority about the consensus, but could not answer that one question.

  77. chris y says:

    TheGoodLocust suggests- “…he is Coproman!”

    Excellent! I was also thinking along the lines of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change and a sidekick to Ted Turner’s Captain Planet that was brilliantly lampooned on Robot Chicken-

    ITS CAPTAIN CACC!

  78. H.R. says:

    Just looks to me like he’s two blades short of a windmill.

  79. Alan says:

    Captain Cameltoe

  80. Mark ro says:

    We’ve had super serial for some time, now I’d like to introduce his sidekick………
    super cereal, very high in fiber.
    Super power : Guaranteed to aide a movement
    Weakness: Will do anything for money
    In this photo we see our hero in a black-op training program designed by Trenberth code named :
    Find the puck/heat. He’s donned in Muller’s newest gear, Sneakin’ Boots. In a previous interview Muller claimed that these boots allow one to sneak softly and carry a big stick.

  81. Dreadnought says:

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear – if they actually think this is cool, then the situation is even worse than we thought.

    I mean, just look at this guy – he couldn’t beat his way out of a brown paper bag, or even knock the skin off a rice pudding, let alone leap across a rising sea in a single bound.

    Perhaps it’s a lame attempt to detoxify their notorious reputations, by being seen as fun guys who can have a laugh like the rest of ‘em.

    FAIL.

  82. keith says:

    Today on Sesame Street we introduce the letter C…

    A Cunningly Contrived Costume of Completely Comic Convenience to Contrary Climate and Carbon Concerned Citizens….

  83. Ed Fix says:

    Mike Jowsey says:
    October 31, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I debated with this nincompoop … Full of arm waving and smoke blowing, he could not answer my one question … ranted from authority about the consensus…

    Mike, I had a similar experience. I’d never heard of Scott Mandia when I posted a (probably overly sarcastic) comment on Grist, I think. It was about the sensationalistic language they used in an article about ice melt on Greenland. He replied with a post quoting both James Hansen and the IPCC at great length. I pointed out he was merely arguing from authority, authorities I do not respect at that, and tried to engage him in a conversation about data, analysis, and validation of models.

    His subsequent posts were equally devoid of any sort of analytical thinking. There was a lot of “why do you think you are right and all the experts are wrong”, “are you a scientist like me, or just a layman”, etc. My replies were generally two-part. First I’d catalog all the propaganda techniques he’d used in his latest message (that may work with his students, but not with me), then try to turn the subject to data and analysis. I finally concluded that an actual intelligent conversation was not possible and gave up.

    He’s a mighty climate warrior, indeed!!

  84. kim;) says:

    processed cheese

  85. Smokey says:

    Dreadnought says:

    “I mean, just look at this guy – he couldn’t beat his way out of a brown paper bag, or even knock the skin off a rice pudding, let alone leap across a rising sea in a single bound.”

    Plus, he forgot his codpiece.

  86. F. Ross says:

    “My name is ScottMandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!”

    — with acute and everlasting apologies to Shelley

  87. F. Ross says:


    Smokey says:
    October 31, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Plus, he forgot his codpiece.

    Maybe that’s because, as the olde cockney joke punchline goes: “…there ain’t no f’in(g) cod.”

  88. Streetcred says:

    Smokey says:
    October 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    “WTF?? When I put these boots on this morning they were transparent!”
    ========================================================
    What’s that other old profession that wear transparent acrylic high heels?

    ROTFLMAO

  89. Streetcred says:

    Steven Hill says:
    October 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Faster than another Government grant
    ===============================

    Faster than a (CAGW) scientist chasing a government grant!

    There Steven fixed it for you :)

  90. Streetcred says:

    Rob MW says:
    October 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    Anthony,

    You have to be an Ozzie to understand this one:
    “…………faster than a Pink Bat can burn a house down…………..”
    ======================================================

    Faster than a seagull after a hot chip.
    Faster than Juliar Gillard chasing your taxes.

  91. MJ says:

    He bought a superman suit, put a big C over the S, is wearing hip rubber boots, carrying a hockey stick, and claims he’s like a Climate Crusader…

    Sometimes, in life, you just have to look, laugh a bit, shake your head, and walk away hoping that the world never hears what’s really going through your head…

  92. Sparks says:

    Superheros have feelings too you know! Well, according to all the films these days that are all mushy and cool for girls, superheros are not mushy and cool, stop destroying my healthy childhood.
    The whole point of a superhero is getting the once over by the weak effen lunatic asylum media.
    Superheros are tough and kick ass, If your the bad guy, dressing up like the good guy is only gonna get you your butt kicked, There should be a law under with penalty of mandatory ass kicking for idiots who distort our views of what a superhero is.

    BTW… are stains an issue? Fake superheros usually wash their capes after a hard days work but this one screams Monica lewinsky to me.

  93. D. Patterson says:

    I’m rather surprised no ne else has yet observed the obvious appropriateness of the costume for a deserved descent into the Rings of Hell as described in Dante’s Inferno. It is very difficult to distinguish between the most appropriate destinations among those rings of Hell. The hockey stick is useful for many of the hazards encountered during the journey to the lowest rings of of Dante’s Hell, from the wasps and hornets stinging those consumed by self-interest along the shores of the river Acheron to the human excrement drowning the flatterers in the second bolgia of the Eighth Circle, but the hockey stick is perhaps not so useful with respect to the diseases afflicting the falsifiers and frauds of the tenth bolgia of the Eitghth Circle of Hell. The costume is perhaps also over ambitious with respect to the hip waders, because the second bolgia is too deep for them to prove effective. As usual, these ambitous, covetous, profligate, and would be Halloween caped crusaders are all too ill prepared for and contemptuous of the cold beating of Satan’s wings freezing the treacherous in the Nonth Circle of Hell.

  94. Jimmy Haigh says:

    I wondered what this guy looked like. And sure enough – he’s exactly as I imagined him to be.

  95. Lubos Motl says:

    Why did the crusader redress as a superman? A crusader looks like this:
    http://www.crusader-stronghold.ic.cz/

    and if it is a woman, she looks like this:
    http://crusader.parba.cz/obrazky/borecka-crusader-fingon.jpg

    Note that her arms show that she fights against COd2, the evil version of oxygen that also contains the main element threatening life on Earth, namely carbon. ;-)

  96. Roger Knights says:

    Jeremy says:
    October 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    Scott wrote this amazon.com review of Donna LaFramboise book Delinquent Teenager, clearly he did not read the book:

    [SNIP: It is really not necessary to repeat here his whole review when you could just link to it. -REP]

    Here’s the link. The comments are tasty. http://www.amazon.com/review/R3PSJDU0FZNTN2/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B005UEVB8Q&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode=#wasThisHelpful

  97. kwik says:

    BEST picture of Captain CAGW, ever.

  98. Glenn says:

    He just got back from a fishing trip.

  99. squareheaded says:

    He was working as a recruiter for the US Marines,
    ‘Till congress sent him sashaying to promote their schemes.
    What was he to do? Where was he to go? He had to move his fanny…
    So over the citizens’ incomes he declared a seize.
    He had retirement to pay for, health care and cheese.
    He had style! He had flair! He said please.
    That’s how he became the Nanny!

    Who would have guessed the offense we’ve described,
    Was just exactly what subverters prescribed?
    Now Chavez finds him beguiling (watch Fox T.V.!).
    His minions are actually mocking (a spending spree!).
    He wants to look in your arse, perform a non-census medical exam!
    The flashy stud from D.C., the Nanny named Sam!

    To the tune of the theme song for The Nanny, a tv show.

  100. Atomic Hairdryer says:

    Why is he wearing oil products for protection?
    Since when did Superman wear a thong?
    (Yes, I know he has in a few unlicensed/unofficial movies)
    He’s wearing a wedding ring, why didn’t she stop him?

  101. Ulysses goose fondler says:

    “Maybe this superhero outfit will help me find a girlfriend!”
    Hmm methinks looking like that may get you a friend but it won’t be a girl !!!

  102. Mike Jowsey says:

    Ed Fix says:
    October 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Mike, I had a similar experience…..“are you a scientist like me, or just a layman”.

    He has a Masters, is obviously gunning for a cushy career path, trying to impress his hero, Mike Mann. He’ll prolly have a coupla papers in AR5 before he gets his PhD. Which won’t improve his disconnection from logical argument, but it may improve his career in the short term.

  103. Aunty Freeze says:

    I see Michael Mann as the Hulk. The green colour would go down well with the environmental groups and i could see him saying ‘Don’t make me angry, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry coz I’ll get my lawyers onto you’.

  104. Aunty Freeze says:

    ‘Holy hockey sticks’!!

  105. Roger Knights says:

    Duperhero

  106. Roger Knights says:

    Clothes make the mandia.

  107. Foxgoose says:

    Can you imagine the reaction if a sceptic had published a picture of himself like this?

    By now we would have had at least three, instantly pal reviewed and acclaimed, published papers by professors of “the psychology of climate change” – explaining how deranged, psychotic, planet-hating, middle aged white males were projecting dangerously violent images of themselves as all-powerful revenge figures.

    Personally, I think he’s had the outfit hanging in the back of the closet for a while ……….” Honey, can we errrr….. do the Superman thing again tonight”………… “Weeell….alright – but for God’s sake forget the smelly fishing boots this time!”

  108. kim says:

    Archetypal costume of the ‘Useful Idiot’. Hey, Scott, get a fur coat; you’re going to need it.
    ============

  109. oglidewell says:

    Climate Crusader Costume – for when the party shop has run out of Gimp Suits.

  110. Grant says:

    Man, the chicks are ginna dig these boots!

  111. Steve in SC says:

    SUNY needs to have their accreditation removed.

  112. ozspeaksup says:

    Thank you all:-) I have had some great laughs at the very witty comments,
    and as an aussie I lost it on this one…well said!
    Rob MW says:
    October 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Anthony,

    You have to be an Ozzie to understand this one:

    “…………faster than a Pink Bat can burn a house down…………..”

    http://www.theage.com.au/business/pink-bats-firm-hits-the-wall-20110715-1hh77.html?from=age_sb

  113. ozspeaksup says:

    would
    “don’t ask, Don’t tell’
    be a good idea here/

  114. Gary says:

    Anthony, now you’ve got them mocking themselves. Such power you have.

  115. Wiglaf says:

    Holy sh*t, Batman! I didn’t read carefully. I thought this guy was spoofing the AGW’ers. Now I see he’s one of them! Here’s the rest of them: http://radioactiveliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/Global-Warming-Super-Heros-Lies-Hoax-Fraud-Political-humor.jpg

  116. Rick says:

    Considering what Mandia is wearing and the object he has in his hands, with all the ramifications of that object, the guileless expression on his face is priceless; he could be just as easily looking up from his bbq. From this picture alone, if I was in the market for a lawyer, this man would be my last choice.

  117. Roger Knights says:

    SuperDuperMan

  118. MangoChutney says:

    I was going to change the lyrics, but even the lyrics seem apt to me:

    I-P-C-C with no apologies to the Village People

    Young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
    I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town
    There’s no need to be unhappy.

    Young man, there’s a place you can go.
    I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.
    You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
    Many ways to have a good time.

    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.
    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.

    They have everything for you men to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the boys …

    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.
    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.

    You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
    You can do what about you feel …

    Young man, are you listening to me?
    I said, young man, what do you want to be?
    I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
    But you got to know this one thing!

    No man does it all by himself.
    I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
    And just go there, to the i-p-c-c.
    I’m sure they can help you today.

    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.
    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.

    They have everything for you men to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the boys …

    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.
    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.

    You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
    You can do what about you feel …

    Young man, I was once in your shoes.
    I said, I was down and out with the blues.
    I felt no man cared if I were alive.
    I felt the whole world was so tight …

    That’s when someone came up to me,
    And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
    There’s a place there called the i-p-c-c.
    They can start you back on your way.

    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.
    It’s fun to stay at the i-p-c-c.

    They have everything for you men to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the boys …

    i-p-c-c … you’ll find it at the i-p-c-c.

    Young man, young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

    i-p-c-c … you’ll find it at the i-p-c-c.

    Young man, young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

    i-p-c-c … just go to the i-p-c-c.

    Young man, young man, are you listening to me?
    Young man, young man, what do you wanna be?

  119. MangoChutney says:

    Is that a Hockey Stick your packing or are you just pleased to see me?

  120. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    I’m surprised no one has commented directly about that particular pictured hockey stick. In an interesting experiment in creative graphing, it’s laid out with 10 year increments, equally spaced following the trend line (?). The line is blue and straight from the handle end to 1930, red from 1950 and a steep curve up to 2010 on the blade tip, while 1930 to 1950 is a slightly-curving purple-ish (red and blue overlapped?), which may have been done to indicate modest warming, or is a messed-up indicator of when the mishandled temperature record was spliced onto the mangled temperature reconstructions.

    With the decadal marks projected down to the x-axis handle, we can see the manipulation of the scale, compressing the end to make the warming trend appear far more alarming.

    It is worse than we thought. These people can’t even do a simple Halloween costume without giving in to the temptation to “accentuate the presentation” and make it look worse than it is. Well, worse than what they think it is, this planet and reality tends to think otherwise.
    ;-)

  121. Mr Lynn says:

    Caleb says:
    October 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    Darth Wader

    Thread winner!

  122. Mr Lynn says:

    DirkH says:
    October 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    That’s what we’re up against.

    If that’s it, the battle’s over.

    The ‘C’ is for Capitulation. Or maybe “Cryin’ in my beer.”

    /Mr Lynn

  123. Roger Knights says:

    SuperDuperMan

    The Umpirer’s New Clothes

  124. beng says:

    Look, up in the sky!
    It’s a bird!
    It’s a plane!
    IT”S A POTATO!

    Not bird, nor plane, nor even spud, it’s just little ‘ol me, Undercrud.

  125. G. Karst says:

    Yes, but is he faster than a speeding bullet?

    Interesting experiment? GK

  126. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    From G. Karst on November 1, 2011 at 9:59 am:

    Yes, but is he faster than a speeding bullet?

    Many things become possible with the proper use of large artillery. ☺

  127. Gail Combs says:

    I have a Manure scoop he can borrow to go with the hip waders. A hockey schtick just doesn’t work that well for scooping poop.

  128. John Warner says:

    New caption: “The Walter Mitty of the Climate Doomsday Cult”

  129. Terry says:

    “If I’m going to push this hockey stick graph, I’d better put on my hip waders.”

  130. Brian H says:

    Not even Halloween is an excuse for that.

    BTW, to those making reference to Robin — you’re bats. As in Batman bats. Soopman don’t have no sidekicks.

  131. Janice says:

    What he said just before the photograph was taken: “Hey, you don’t really have that camera turned on, do you?”

    Alternatively, I wonder what the bet was about. The bet that he obviously lost.

  132. john says:

    The wading boots are hoot and very telling. He certainly isn’t carrying a fly rod either. The bullshit must be even deeper than previously though…

  133. evanmjones says:

    My only question is, why does he need hip wader boots?

    Sea level rise, of course.

  134. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    …and these people are asking us to take their CAGW crap-trap SERIOUSLY?

    I mean, I thought we were fighting for the future of mankind, Hansen’s grandkids, polar bears etc. and they WANT to associate with this image of a w*nker in his jammies??

    (Sorry, am I allowed to call the twit a w*nker on WUWT? Cheers & Happy Thanksgiving!)

  135. Olen says:

    Hip boots are not worn in hockey but are often worn by pole dancers.

Comments are closed.