Hump Day Hilarity – looks like a tipping point to me

This bit of humor is courtesy of Dr. Roy Spencer, who made it a lead in for his recent blog post:

A climate modeler increasing his model’s sensitivity.

Science-Experiments[1]

read his essay: A Turning Point for the IPCC…and Humanity?

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73 Responses to Hump Day Hilarity – looks like a tipping point to me

  1. JimS says:

    Dr. Spencer is preparing us for the new release from the IPCC – it must be met with a sense of humour I presume.

  2. Luther Bl't says:

    The stupid, it burns.

  3. J Martin says:

    Depends on how many politicians wakeup from their co2 hypnotic trance compared to how many politicians have their co2 hypnotic trance deepened by the IPCC.

    But depends far more on the MSM. In the UK the politicians vote according to what they read on the front pages of the newspapers, and especially so on climate science / co2.

  4. Jimbo says:

    I read Spencer’s piece earlier today. He thinks the IPCC dial back is “momentous” and that reality is finally here for the Warmists at the IPCC. They had to deal with the elephant in the room i.e. failed temperature forecasts.

    But now, with the IPCC unable to convincingly explain the recent stall in warming (some say a change to weak cooling), the fact that they are forced to actually recognize reality and make changes in their report — possibly reducing the lower bound for future warming, thus reducing the range of climate sensitivity — is quite momentous…….

    We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations.

    Yet last year Ivo De Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen talks, was quoted as saying: “That report is going to scare the wits out of everyone,” Forgive me if I’m underwhelmed.

  5. Of some note at this point:

    When you get the other side off balance and unsure of your position and they fear an attack , have gone into a defensive position and condition.

    It is a very good time to attack.

    Buz Saw them with facts, no let up, every day every way, confront, push, engage, counter attack, flank any movement they take, wear them down, use up their reserves.

    Win.

  6. chris y says:

    Jimbo- you say-

    “Yet last year Ivo De Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen talks, was quoted as saying: “That report is going to scare the wits out of everyone,””

    Indeed. The question is, was Ivo warning the climate ramorae that the AR5 SPM would scare the wits out of all those whose livelihoods depended on “keeping the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of climate hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

  7. gnomish says:

    whoever got the money won.
    we’ll never catch back up to zero.
    it’s gone down the vortex with a whoosh and a gurgle.
    so no, pollyanna, there is no triumph in losing.

  8. HGW xx/7 says:

    Since when has Dana Nuccitelli been a redhead?

    Seriously, the guy has an intriguingly shaped head…very cylindrical, much like the good Professor in the above picture.

    That and they’re both puppets.

    (Yes, very aware this is all ad hominem. Just riding a high from the recent good news.)

  9. johnny pics says:

    I can hear frank singing….And noow, the end is near………..problem-.how to remove tons of useless
    Windmills and concrete.

  10. Stephen Richards says:

    That and they’re both puppets.

    No they are both Muppets and Muppets is a derogatory discription in England, I think.

  11. Mike Lallatin says:

    When Ivo De Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen talks, said “That report is going to scare the wits out of everyone,” he didn’t properly say WHO was going to be scared: everyone whose career is based on climate-hysteria. When he said that, he served up the usual horse-apples for the politicians and their media-barge to spread before they had to address the actual IPCC report and accumulating volumes of contradictory data.

  12. Robin says:

    There was the 7th Annual World Economic Forum last week in Dalian, China. Invite only and the Chairperson planning the so-called Summer Davos founded the joint US-China Alliance for Clean Energy. AGW is the excuse for the touted collaboration among governments and business and actual temps are a not sufficient reason to abandon to boondoggle for the politically connected.

  13. I glanced at the page and misread the headline “Hump Day Hilarity” as “Hump Day Hillary”.

    The juxtaposition of Hump and Hillary made me shudder…

  14. Gail Combs says:

    J Martin says: @ September 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    ….depends far more on the MSM. In the UK the politicians vote according to what they read on the front pages of the newspapers, and especially so on climate science / co2.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    The it is a sure loss. The bankers own the media and they want all the nice money they can get from handling the carbon scam.

  15. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    At least that’s The Muppet Show and not Sesame Street, which has turned to the “education” awaiting us in the Green Liberals’ re-education camps.

    The economy sucks. Parents can’t afford to buy their kids even small things right when they want them.

    So Cookie Monster is learning about a strange sort of delayed gratification. He could have one cookie now, but if he waits then he gets two cookies. I didn’t hear how long the wait would be. Perhaps until the parental units get their food stamps.

    Gee, here in reality if you don’t eat a cookie then someone else thinks no one else wants it and eats it, you get no cookie. Seriously, have you ever found free donuts on the break room table, and thought you could grab one now but it’ll be better to come back later and get two?

    Teach the kids economics. If you put one cookie in the bank at the going interest rate of 0.02% per year, will you earn another cookie before you get diabetes and can’t eat the cookies, or at all before you die?

    Those kiddies will be so confused when they grow up, thinking they’ll get more if they wait. Their partner will tell them not now, wait until bedtime. They’ll find out that not only does it not mean they’ll be getting it twice, they likely blew their chance at getting it even once.

    And even though they showed up ready to play, they won’t get a Participation Award.

  16. TeeWee says:

    I had the same reaction as Mark and two Cats. It’s not a pleasent thought and one might excuse Bill for going ‘off range’. I fear however, as I drive down the road in my motor coach I will still get stuck behind those #%>¥@$& trucks hauling those #%>¥@$& useless windmills.

  17. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    From Mark and two Cats on September 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm:

    The juxtaposition of Hump and Hillary made me shudder…

    Have you ever seen the GEICO Insurance “Happier than a camel on Wednsday” commercial?

    I don’t care if he is a camel. There are no offices anywhere in America where it’s permissible to badger female coworkers until they tell you “It’s hump day.” NONE.

  18. Jimbo says:

    I have to disagree with Dr. Roy Spencer on one thing………..CAGW / AGW is not a theory.

    We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations.

    Bear in mind the failed IPCC projections from their models. As each month of the standstill goes by the worse it gets.

    A hypothesis consists either of a suggested explanation for an observable phenomenon or of a reasoned proposal predicting a possible causal correlation among multiple phenomena. In science, a theory is a well-substantiated, unifying explanation for a set of verified, proven hypotheses. As opposed to theory, a hypothesis needs to be testable and falsifiable.

  19. Russ says:

    IPCC: Pronounced – IPeCaC /ˈɪpɨkæk/, commonly referred to as ipecac, is derived from the dried rhizome and roots of the ipecacuanha. It is typically used to induce vomiting, which it accomplishes by irritating the lining of the stomach (gastric mucosa) and by stimulating part of the brain called the medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone.

  20. Gary Pearse says:

    gnomish says:
    September 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    “whoever got the money won.
    we’ll never catch back up to zero.”

    Hey, that’s not all. These guys are all on the public payroll and are approaching retirement. They will be collecting 2/3 of their salaries for the next 20-30 years – still being paid for antidiluvian CO2 science (without the flood), So we still owe them over $500 billion.

  21. D.J. Hawkins says:

    The header and intro caused my mind to conjure the following:

    “Two climate modelers walked into a bar…”

    Alas, that’s as far as I was able to go. Others will have to carry the banner onward.

  22. A.D. Everard says:

    Yup, that about does it.

  23. A.D. Everard says:

    D.J. Hawkins says:
    September 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The header and intro caused my mind to conjure the following:

    “Two climate modelers walked into a bar…”

    Alas, that’s as far as I was able to go. Others will have to carry the banner onward.

    *

    …And asked a third one, “What’s cooking?”…

    [Hoping someone else can take it further]. :)

  24. RACookPE1978 says:

    A.D. Everard says:
    September 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm replying to

    D.J. Hawkins says:
    September 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The header and intro caused my mind to conjure the following:

    “Two climate modelers walked into a bar…”

    …And asked a third one, “What’s cooking?”…

    But their models kept going up the sidewalk, looking for a thermostat stuck up a peer-reviewed side alley.

  25. TomR,Worc,MA says:

    Stephen Richards says:
    September 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    That and they’re both puppets.

    No they are both Muppets and Muppets is a derogatory discription in England, I think.
    ====================================
    As a “Septic”, I laughed my a** off the first time I heard that used in conversation.

    The only one I think is better is “Numpty”. I can still remeber braying with laughter at that one.

    Tom R.

  26. TomR,Worc,MA says:

    remember. Doh!!

  27. Chris says:

    “Two Climate Scientists walk into a bar…”
    … I’m not surprised, they can’t see what’s in front of them.

  28. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    D.J. Hawkins said on September 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm:

    The header and intro caused my mind to conjure the following:

    “Two climate modelers walked into a bar…”

    Alas, that’s as far as I was able to go. Others will have to carry the banner onward.

    Two climate modelers walk into a bar. They immediately spot a fabulously buxom blonde tottering along on very high heels.

    “That looks very unstable.”

    “Indeed, she’s very near a tipping point. We need to investigate, for the sake of humanity.”

    “Agreed. Oh the humanity, if she falls head over heels with that short skirt.”

    They approach her. “Excuse me, we’re quite experienced with models, and would like you to help us with some research. We were wondering if we helped you increase your atmospheric ethanol emissions, if that would lead to a warmer mutual climate.”

    She looks them over with narrowed eyes. “Both of you? What were you planning?”

    “Dear lady, it’ll be purely honorable. We are scientists! We need to investigate if you are near a tipping point that will lead to something unprecedented.”

    She hit them with an incredulous glance. “Uh-huh. What’s next, you want to know what you’ll have to pay me?”

    The modelers were shocked. “Oh no dear, you’ll be paying us!”

    “WHAT?”

    “You and everyone else here. That’s how it works with scientific research. Pay more later and we’ll let you see what we’ve done. Oh, and as scientists we like to record everything. Ask nicely and we’ll let you look at the raw stuff.”

    ====

    Two battered climate modelers who had previously walked into a bar, woke up in a dumpster, awakened by the loud clanging racket as the garbage truck hooked on to empty it.

    As the dumpster rose in the air, a fabulously buxom blonde on very high heels called out “Hey boys, go research this tipping point!”

  29. Gail Combs says:

    I think kadaka got the prize for the Hump Day hilarity.

    Now if only I was a a fabulously buxom blonde in a college town…..

  30. pat says:

    pretty funny, given the worst in a thousand years mantra in the MSM:

    13 Sept: Colorado State Uni: Colorado Climate Center compiling final data on the Great September Storm of 2013
    “As is typical of Colorado storms, some parts of the state were hard hit and others were untouched. Still, this storm is ranking in the top ten extreme flooding events since Colorado statehood,” said Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist at CSU. “It isn’t yet as extreme or widespread as the June 1965 floods or as dramatic as the 1935 floods but it ranks right up there among some of the worst.”
    Among the worst, according to Climate Center data, occurred in May 1904, October 1911, June 1921, May 1935, September 1938, May 1955, June 1965, May 1969, October 1970, July 1976, July 1981, and, of course, the Spring Creek Flood of July 1997 that ravaged Fort Collins and the CSU campus.
    .”Every flood event in Colorado has its own unique characteristics,” said Doesken. “But the topography of the Colorado Front Range makes this area particularly vulnerable when the necessary meteorological conditions come together as they did this week.”…
    http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/6991

    17 Sept: Time Mag: The Science Behind Colorado’s Thousand-Year Flood
    http://science.time.com/2013/09/17/the-science-behind-colorados-thousand-year-flood/

    Salon: Colorado flooding: Yes, it’s climate change http://www.salon.com/2013/09/18/colorado_flooding_yes_its_climate_change/

  31. Roy Spencer says:

    Two climate modelers walk into a bar. The bartender asks the first modeler, “What will you have?” The modeler replies, “Anything that’s not carbonated”.

    The other modeler looks confused, “Why no carbonation?” The first modeler explains, “It’s too warm in here already”.

  32. Mac the Knife says:

    kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:
    September 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Kadaka,
    Ha! An entirely enjoyable parable!
    MtK

  33. John F. Hultquist says:

    Roy Spencer says:
    September 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I once saw a man order milk from a bar stool, but . . .

    Not being of the CAGW persuasion, I’ll have a beer.

  34. Bruce Cobb says:

    Two climate modelers walked into a bar.
    They’d heard they were tipping pints in there.

  35. OldWeirdHarold says:

    Two climate modelers and a rabbi walk into a bar. The climate modelers start talking.

    The rabbi says “for this, they went to college?”.

  36. stan stendera says:

    I told you so!!! I told you all so. Over a year ago I predicted on the august pages of this blog that global warming would collapse. It has. I’m better at predicting then the IPCC. Not hard to do.

    In his epic novel “The Big Gun”, C. F. Forester, of Horatio Hornblower fame, wrote of a ragtag band of Spanish gorillas who dragged a giant cannon half-way across Spain to the siege of Avila. It was later made into a wonderful movie starring Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, and Cary Grant. The cannon breeched the walls of Avila and the ragtag rebels sacked the city and slaughtered the French garrison. The book and the movie are nearly perfect analogies for the climate fight.

    In real life a ragtag bunch of skeptics have dragged a giant cannon half-way across the earth. The cannon is called “Truth” We have it positioned to fire on the Berlin Wall of global warming. Unlike the novel and movie we do not need a British Navel Captain to sight the cannon. The giant wall of hypocrisy, hubris, greed, and just plain lying is so large even a neophyte gunner like me can hit it.
    The wall will be breeched, indeed it is tumbling as we speak When it is down the ragtag skeptics will charge into the very citadel of global warming and sack and raze even their temples. Standing on the sidelines are the vast majority of the public. When they see the contents of those temples, the ill gotten gold and the false idols of CO2, they will join the skeptics and be enraged. Enraged, perhaps, to the point they will sack and pillage the real temples of global warming: East Anglica University, Penn State University, and Stanford University.

  37. Tom J says:

    kadaka (KD Knoebel)
    September 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    says:

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

  38. JimS says:

    @OldWeirdHarold
    The rabbi then said: “They should have become doctors… real ones, with stethoscopes.”

  39. Tom J says:

    Mark and two Cats
    September 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    says:
    ‘I glanced at the page and misread the headline “Hump Day Hilarity” as “Hump Day Hillary”.

    The juxtaposition of Hump and Hillary made me shudder…’

    You had to say that, didn’t you? Aside from the fact that I may have unerotic nightmares tonight, you’ve quite possibly left me forever impotent.

  40. Jack Simmons says:

    There are some twisted senses of humor here.

    Very funny.

    Love this blog.

  41. johnny pics says:

    Kadaka …..that was hillaryous. Spelling is right.

  42. Geoff Sherrington says:

    Mark and two Cats says: September 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm “I glanced at the page and misread the headline “Hump Day Hilarity” as “Hump Day Hillary”.
    In Australia, a former Prime Minister, Gough, liked to regard himself as “Fabius Maximus”.
    Someone wrote to the papers suggesting that the then American First lady might become “Hillarious Clintonus.”

  43. OssQss says:

    Nice Job Dr. Spencer!

    Humor counts, and I will be using some from the one you posted for sure! Just want to link a modler and a climatologist in there somehow :-)

    Mark and 2 Cats, that was a painful thought you put into my head earlier……. Ouch!

  44. Geoff Sherrington says:

    An Aussie guy walked into a bar with a crocodile on a string.
    He said to the barman, “Do you serve climate modellers?”
    “Yep, we do,”
    Then I’ll have a Fosters and me mate here will have a climate modeller.”
    (An old joke, slightly adapted).

  45. Randall_G says:

    Some observations:

    I always felt sorry for Beaker and his constant state of fear. In every episode, the experiment of Professor Bunsen Honeydew either burned or blew him up. It may be good to be the Professor, but it is never good to be the professor’s Timmy. (Points for those that can catch that reference!)

    @ Russ: As a child, the doctor recommended that my mother give me ipecac; I was sick to my stomach for two days. As and adult, the IPCC recommendations have made me sick to my stomach for a decade.

    Along with Gail Combs, I vote that Kadaka gets the best joke prize!

    There is a guy that comes into the local water hole that has the exact same vocal quality of the voice actor of the camel in the Gieco ad. His attitude and actions after three beers are also very close to that of the camel in the advert. It must be due to all the Co2 effervescing from the beers.

    @ Mark and two cats and Tom J: My parody of Dr Seuse’s “Green Eggs and Ham” with the words “Hump” and “Hillary” would not only get me banned from here, but would probably also put me on No Fly lists and top o’ the list for NSA monitoring! (That is actually a joke. I’ve been told I am clever, but not witty and witty but not that clever. It kinda depends on how much Co2 I have released from long neck brown bottles.)

  46. johnny pics says:

    Two climate modelers walk into a bar …they run up a 2.5 billion dollar
    Tab and charge it on their government credit card. Of course they stiff
    The fab blond waitress…(rumor is her name is Gail.) They were never
    Seen again…

  47. Barfly says:

    A climate scientist walks into the bar with a model hanging on his arm.
    … hmm
    … uh, shoot, I thought that’d be easy to work with.

  48. johnny pics says:

    Point of story…TIP

  49. gnomish says:

    how many climate scientists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    100! 3 to model it and 97 to agree it was done!
    ‘mmk – i don’t see how that got a bulb screwed in…’
    Denier!

  50. Gunga Din says:

    Unlike daily forecasts made by meteorologists, the advantage to climate prognosticators of multi-decadal forecasts is that few people will remember how wrong you were when your forecast finally goes bust.

    ====================================================================
    8-)
    But daily forecasters have the advantage of real-time “upstream” info to feed into their “downstream” forecast. They know and admit that they don’t always get it right. But they do their best to help people.
    Who are the “climate prognosticators” trying to help? Certainly not “We The People”.

  51. Gunga Din says:

    Barfly says:
    September 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    A climate scientist walks into the bar with a model hanging on his arm.
    … hmm
    … uh, shoot, I thought that’d be easy to work with.

    ==================================================================
    “A climate scientist walks into the bar with a model hanging on his arm.”
    ….She was hot but there was no rise after all?

  52. gopal panicker says:

    some good cracks…especially kadaka…ridicule is the most effective weapon

  53. Yoda says:

    Difficult to see, always in motion the future is.

  54. David Ball says:

    what the heck,..

  55. MattS says:

    “Two climate modelers walked into a bar…”

    The first climate modeler turned to the second and said “Ouch”.

  56. David Ball says:

    Photo credit in my last post goes to http://www.jonathanstephens.com/newyorkphoto.html

    Anthony and mods, fell free to snip. Never offended by your good judgement.

  57. Two climate scientists walked into a bar with their model. The politician thought the bar was full. The mathematician outside noted the bar was still empty.

  58. goldminor says:

    Mark and two Cats says:
    September 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    The juxtaposition of Hump and Hillary made me shudder…
    ————————————————————————–
    I never noticed her hump before. She hides it well.

  59. Jimmy Haigh. says:

    I know a joke about an upside down bar stool but I couldn’t possibly tell it here…

  60. Two climate scientists walk into a bar. One says to the Barman ‘A larger and a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pint of beer please’. Barman says ‘Why the big pause?’

  61. Mike Haseler says:

    How many climate scientists does it take to change the climate?
    Only one … but the climate really has to want to change.

    How many climate scientists does it take to have an argument
    Only one … and about 30 years.

    What did the prostitute say to the climate scientist
    … and it looked so promising

  62. Jimmy Haigh. says:

    Mike Haseler says:
    September 19, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Good ones!

  63. Mike Haseler says:

    How can you tell when a climate scientist is being over-confident
    … you can see their lips move!

    Why did certain climategate stars join the CRU?
    … they thought it was the Climaxic research centre.

  64. Mike Haseler says:

    What’s a climate scientist’s favourite Christmas Carol?
    … I’m dreaming of a green Christmas.

  65. Scarface says:

    A climate scientist is sitting at the bar, opens up his laptop, and orders a drink. After finishing it, the bartender asks: ‘Another one?’ He looks at his laptop and says: ‘Yes, please.’ This ritual is repeated several times. After the 9th drink though, he looks at his laptop again and says: ‘No thanks man, I think it’s time to go home.’ The bartender asks: ‘Your wife sending you a message?’ The scientist answers: ‘No, the results of my model are starting to look convincing.’

  66. Ed, 'Mr. Jones' says:

    John Kerry and a Climate Modeller walk into a Bar. Bartender says to Kerry “Why the Long Face?”

    Getting no reply, the bartender looks at a very cheerful Climate Modeller who says “My Model projects that my friend here will be fabulously wealthy in five years, and that we’re about to get pleasantly tipsy now”

    Bartender says, “You missed Last Call”.

  67. Martin Mayer says:

    Two climate scientists walk into a bar. They each pick up a hot model. But when all was said and done, all they could do was hide the decline.

  68. chemmedic says:

    Two climate modelers walk into a bar;
    ‘I predicted they had stools’ says one
    The bar did indeed have stools.
    ‘Well done, spot on prediction’ says the other, who then says,
    ‘I predicted that they would serve beer’
    The bartender was just pouring a pint.
    ‘Jolly good prediction that,’ and the climate modeler adds ‘but I also predicted we would have a place to sit’.
    And the two sit.
    ‘Another excellent prediction,’ said the second, and nods at the sticky floor ‘I predicted that’
    Not to be outdone, the first points to the bowl of peanuts, ‘I predicted that’
    This goes on for some time, with the local patrons and staff dutifully impressed by their powers of prediction, one waitress however, remains unconvinced, and approaches the two in the middle of a particularly heated exchange of predictions.
    ‘Gentleman, I couldn’t help but notice your excellent skills of deduction’ she says.
    Startled from the intense focus required to predict things properly, they both mumble
    ‘Thank you’, while shiftily looking about. ‘We are scientists after all, this is what we do’ says the first one.
    The second one quickly adds, ‘I should correct you, we do not deduce, we predict. It’s all very complicated and you could never understand it properly. It’s math.’
    ‘You can’t argue with math’ they both accidentally say in unison, before looking at each other awkwardly.
    ‘Yes indeed’ says the waitress, ‘and I wouldn’t dare argue with two such excellent predict-icators such as yourselves. I was wondering if you might give a demonstration, by predicting what I will pull out of my purse?’
    ‘Certainly’ the two modeler again say in unison. The first one begins by stating boldly, ‘I predict she will pull out her hand’.
    The waitress simply glares at him. ‘Fine. What else might I pull out for you?’
    The second modeler suddenly looks intrigued, ‘You said it’s for me?’ he asks.
    Furrowing her brow in confusion, the waitress simply agrees that it is.
    ‘Well then it’s obviously your phone number, which you have written out for me.’
    The waitress becomes incensed, and slaps the second climate modeler, sending him sprawling onto the ground.
    The first one leans over his friend on the floor
    ‘See? I predicted that.’

  69. Gary Hladik says:

    stan stendera says (September 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm): “…a ragtag band of Spanish gorillas…”

    Putting Sophia Loren in a gorilla suit was a crime against humanity! :-)

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