Friday Funny – The Guardian and Josh, together at last

Roman M. sends word of this new photo taken by the tourista journalists on the “Clitanic”.

ShipofFools

For those of you that can’t make out the writing, here is the cartoon.

Josh_CAGW_boat_stuck

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75 thoughts on “Friday Funny – The Guardian and Josh, together at last

  1. This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs.

    REPLY: That’s not our statement BTW -Anthony

  2. Just read a report that Snow Dragon is stuck in the icepack and Aurora is ordered to maintain station and standby for more “rescue” operations before returning to Australia.

    http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20140103/104206.shtml

    Lov that “Coober Pedy” accent! ;-)

    I think those Climate Nobel Laureate Ponzi Schemer Quacks might want to phone Al Gore for help. Though they wont have enough Quids to exchange for Oil-Dollars that Al lovs so much (ask Al-Jazerra).

  3. Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
    There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

  4. Excellent! The end of this cult of warmism will come when everyone laughs at them and their preposterous ideas.

  5. OK, I have decided their is gold in them thar green hills and I have decided to build an E-Commerce site to promote my latest eco-invention, a “Personal Carbon Converter” I mean, why wait for my chance for a Government sponsored fat-cat salary when I can simply pitch a product that does precisely what the devoted want?

    So here is how it works, your PCC will automatically absorb carbon (aka CO2) on contact with this noxious vapour, and convert it to oxygen which as far as I know is not yet considered to be an insidious “greenhouse” gas.

    And, depending on the model you purchase, it can also produce a variety of eco-friendly food!

    Just add water and an idiot with a valid credit card to begin to get your share of the AGW gravy (affiliate programme beginning soon).

    And all you have to do to run your PCC is add water, my future is assured, I am off to the Antarctic to make my first franchisee pitch.

    (Bitcoins and Paypal are also OK but subject to a 5% surcharge)

  6. What a great use of CG art.

    There is a crown missing. It should read, “Emperor visits penguins; dons clothes as temperatures decline, sea ice expands; compassed by reality, abandons ship.”

  7. “Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
    There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.”

    Yeah, i don’t think this adds anything.

  8. M Courtney says:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am
    Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
    There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

    I am in total agreement with PS mockery. These jokers deserve all the ridicule they get, they show no compassion for the people living in fuel poverty thanks to their crackpot theories.

  9. You have to love mockery. The ones who can’t abide it are the one who need it most.
    “Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make them cringe.”

  10. An entire season of real science ruined by these AGW propaganda seeking hysterics?

    “Three icebreakers weren’t able to rescue this Professor of Climate Change. At least one of those icebreakers was interrupted delivering vital supplies to other scientists. Here’s what hydrologist Joe McConnell told a journalist via e-mail:
    The Australian ice breaker Aurora Australis was here at Casey [Station, Antarctica] in the process of unloading the coming year’s supplies for the station, as well as a number of researchers and their science gear for this summer’s activities, when the emergency response request was issued. The Australians shut down the unloading very quickly and left within a few hours after the request arrived but only about a third of the resupply was completed and a lot of that science gear was still on board. …
    The short- and long-term impacts on the Australian science program are pronounced as you can imagine and I understand it is the same for both the Chinese and French programs since their icebreakers were diverted, too. I’ll be sitting down to New Year’s Eve dinner in a few minutes with a number of Australian researchers including the director of the Australian Antarctic Division Tony Fleming – many of these guys can’t complete the research they’ve been planning for years because some or all of their science gear still is on the Aurora. [bold added]”

    http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2014/01/02/professor-of-climate-change-chris-turney/

  11. Just read a report that Snow Dragon is stuck in the icepack and Aurora is ordered to maintain station and standby for more “rescue” operations before returning to Australia.

    Sadly the aurora was on an urgent resupply mission for the aussie antarctic base when it was diverted for these clowns.

  12. AlexS says:

    January 3, 2014 at 10:55 am
    “Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
    There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.”

    Yeah, i don’t think this adds anything

    You are pathetic. Stupidity deserves mockery in fact it earns it. In the end it may be the one thing that saves another 30,000 lives a year in the UK alone.

  13. I can see no end to the deserved mocking of those self-serving liars at the Guardian.
    Keep it up Josh et al.

    Journalists…. they call themselves. ha!

    some more to try in the banner…

    “Making the ship wait here while we take this self-serving photo-op…Ignoring that pesky panic stricken captain who is afraid of a little ice. He must be one of those DENIERS. He can wait… pass the weed man.”

  14. It’s always a pleasure to see Josh’s work!

    These environmentalist need to grow up. Even the Judge here blew my mind.

    http://www.icenews.is/2014/01/01/elves-delay-iceland-road-building-project/

    Elf advocates and environmentalists have joined forces in Iceland to stop a large-scale road project that was due to take place in a region where elves are believed to live.
    A judge ruled that the highway project be cancelled because there is a chance elves could be living on the barren landscape it was going to take place on.
    Elf advocates and environmentalists have been doing everything they can to make the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission change its mind about the controversial road.
    The road would have run from Reykjavik to the Alftanes peninsula. The landscape between the capital and the peninsula is home to an elf church, and campaigners think elves may live there.

    The Friends of Lava campaign got so much support that the project has been put on hold until Iceland’s Supreme Court rules on the issue. The group claims the road-building project would have an environmental and cultural impact, including impacting the lives of the elves.

  15. Stephen Richards, I bow to no-one in my contempt for these polar failures. I’ve mocked them here and I’ve mocked them there and I’ve mocked them on the Guardian (although strangely I can’t find the evidence now).
    But I have mocked them for what they have done. Not for what I imagine they might have done.
    There is a difference.

  16. Off topic curiosity.

    This big storm in the NE USA is suppsed to suck a huge mass of cold air from the North polar region down through Canada. Does that not mean that a (relatively) warmer air mass will be sucked into the North polar rgion behind it?

    I want to watch the JAXA and see if it has an anomylous drop in the next three weeks. Incoming Russian? air wouldn’t really be warm, but maybe less cold.

  17. Cheshirered says:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:13 am
    “This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs.”

    Well, that’s a new tactic. Copying the Guardian’s Komment Macht Frei censor message on skeptics blogs in the hope of awakening the impression that skeptics run a comment extermination camp like the leftists at the Guardian. Don’t think it’ll work though. But all else has failed, why not try this, hmm?

  18. Stephen Richards says:
    January 3, 2014 at 11:31 am
    “You are pathetic. Stupidity deserves mockery in fact it earns it. In the end it may be the one thing that saves another 30,000 lives a year in the UK alone.”

    Can’t your pensioners just leave the country, re-enter it pretending to be Arabs, and get free stuff from the government?

  19. When the set of playing cards with the photographs and quips of the 52 Clitanic tourists is available it will be difficult to choose a favorite. Currently I am leaning towards milkshake boy but I am just wondering who will be anointed to be on the Joker Cards. -Paul

  20. Perhaps the actual picture of the ship stuck in ice will become as iconic as the Polar Bear on an ice flow.
    OK, I know it will never happen. But it should.
    Great cartoon.

  21. AlexS says:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:55 am
    “Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
    There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.”

    Yeah, i don’t think this adds anything.

    ………………………………

    Niether do I

    Josh’s cartoon is excellent on its own – why on earth would anyone need to fabricate where it was published?

    Come ON GUYS!

    It is NOT the role of true sceptics to fabricate ANYTHING!

    This is a bad idea!!!!!

    Very disappointing.

  22. I don’t understand what the objection is against mild ridicule of either the Guardian or its environmental reporters who were playing “Antarctic explorer” on the ice.

    The original caption on the picture read (somewhat grandiosely) “Alok and Laurence Topham unfurl the Guardian’s Antarctica flag. Photograph: Laurence Topham for the Guardian”. I thought that the somewhat bland flag would be better replaced by Josh’ wonderful cartoon which had already appeared earlier on WUWT. It appears to me that it was a distinct improvement on the original photo. ;)

    As far as “fabrication” goes, that’s a stretch! Who is claiming that the photo represents reality?

  23. Yes, manipulating images is what the warmist side does in Soviet style.
    For me photographies are something almost sacred.

  24. The Berlin Wall came down because of a media mistake.

    Maybe the same thing will happen with the Warmista meme.

    Both the Berlin Wall and the Warmista meme have a lot in common-from throttling independent thought to independent travel:

    In both, self-pious masters imposed controls on individual freedoms, and for the same purpose .

    Hence, it is time to mock to the max!

    After all, we’re dealing with “Climate Scientits” here.

    Don’t forget they are the enemy of all mankind–especially the most vulnerable and least capable among us.

  25. Doug, UK: Oh please, just get a life, why don’t you. This isn’t “fabrication” – no one’s trying to pass it off as reality. It’s a visual joke, nothing more, nothing less.

  26. “As far as “fabrication” goes, that’s a stretch! Who is claiming that the photo represents reality?”

    The photo itself. Do you think one year form now, two, five years all this information is attached it?

  27. Maybe could change @loztopham in the tweet caption to @lotzospam –
    I suspect they’ll be eating a lot of that if they don’t get out of that ice soon.
    (SPAM, what torture to a Vegan….)

    ….though years ago we often wondered how much meat was actually in there…:)

  28. They do a good job of self-mockery, ’tis true, I saw a young “researcher” being interviewed on TV, I think it was on the Whether Channel (whether they state the truth or not , usually not).

    The young lady said she would sit tight (this was before the rescue) and have some gin and tonic and “study”. True dat. I’m glad they had the staples they needed, while the Antarctic station probably just needed food or oil or what not.

    I wonder what her curriculum entailed. I’m sure beer pong 101 is a 4-credit course, since it entails a lab.

  29. What I find really offensive is, these people planned an expedition where they would be walking on the shoulders of giants. Following in the footsteps of Shackleton and Mawson, you would expect some respect and awe for what their predecessors endured. Instead, we got whinges about the lack of milkshakes and blog posts about partying. As a previous poster said, these people disgust me.

  30. Actually there was some question in another thread about whether the Penguins had been
    Photoshopped in…so the photo may be somewhat of a, er, moving target in any case…
    I think it’s a stretch to call the tweeted pic serious photography when presented as pompously
    as it was (OK, it was the Grauniad in the cathedral of CAGW, but still…).

    It says they’re greeted by a group of Adélie Penguins, but it appears that all but one
    are ignoring them (perhaps that’s Adélie?).

  31. M Courtney says:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am
    Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery. There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

    The Photoshop treatment is excellent! The original shows that the flag was simply an “infommercial” for the BBC. I give it two thumbs up.

  32. Caz Jones says:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

    M Courtney says:
    January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am
    Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
    There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

    I am in total agreement with PS mockery. These jokers deserve all the ridicule they get, they show no compassion for the people living in fuel poverty thanks to their crackpot theories.

    =========================================================================
    If this was presented or could be seen as a genuine photo then I’d say it was wrong to deceive. But that’s not the case here. It’s a joke. And a good one. About the only way to improve on Josh’s original!

    • People and organisations that do ridiculous things deserve ridicule.
      This world has become mired in asinine “political correctness” to the detriment of free speech – let me begin by ridiculing that!

  33. cnxtim says: “People and organisations that do ridiculous things deserve ridicule.
    This world has become mired in asinine “political correctness” to the detriment of free speech – let me begin by ridiculing that!”
    ———————
    I’ll second that!

  34. I would have liked to see all the penguins hooked up to ropes, Turnkey shouting ” on the count of three….pull”

  35. So let’s mock the Guardian for what they have done.

    This is what the Guardian reported about the ship stranding, in a story headlined Five Basic Antarctica Facts For Climate Change Sceptics.

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/antarctic-ship-stranding-delights-climate-change-sceptics?commentpage=1

    (don’t bother commenting there. One of the Guardians community standards is that you have to be a full throated global warming warbler in echo chamber mode to avoid comment deletion – similar to wikipedia and/or climate progress standards)

    Most of the points are along the line of teaching grandma to suck eggs.
    Only one sticks out in my mind.

    3. Climate change is having varying impacts
    Studies have found Antarctica has lost about 100bn tonnes of continental ice a year since 1993, causing the global sea level to rise by about 0.2mm a year.
    The latest climate report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released last year, said there was “high confidence” that the Antarctic ice sheet had been losing ice during the past two decades, mainly from the northern and western parts of the continent, near South America.
    “There is high confidence that ice shelves around the Antarctic peninsula continue a long-term trend of retreat and partial collapse that began decades ago,” the report added.
    But this loss, caused by warming oceans, has been countered by an increase in ice in the Ross Sea region. This is the result of a range of factors, including climate change.
    “There has been an increase in snowfall in parts of the Antarctic, especially the east Antarctic where the ship is,” Press said.
    “That increase in snowfall can be attributed to warmer temperatures. It’s a pretty basic principle of science that increased air humidity causes precipitation if it’s warm enough or snow if it’s cold enough. It’s very cold in the Antarctic, so it snows.”

    They assert that Antarctica is melting away at the rate of 100bn tonnes of ice a year, which is unmitigated horse manure, and worse, link to the cover page of the IPCC AR5 (the whole damned thing in other words) to support this assertion.

    To them their pleasure cruise being stuck fast in record sea ice on a route that 83 years ago was open ice free water is due to global warming!

    See, according to them the ice is melt water run off from the continent’s interior.

    Fertile ground for a good round of mocking, I think.

    For instance, Camp Casey, where the wayward band is being rescued to is the home for scientists studying Law Dome. Law Dome has an extensive history, which includes the original sites (S2) being buried by 15 meters of ice between 1957 and 1996.

    History of Wilkes Station, S2 Trip

    Is 15 meters of ice a lot? I’m handicapped by being American. It just seems to me that if you have to sink a mine shaft to get to the front door of what was once a suface structure, maybe that’s a sign the ice hasn’t been melting.

  36. Missed a close tag after ” Five Basic Antarctica Facts For Climate Change Sceptics.”

    Sorry.

  37. @TinyCO2:Some of the penguins have fallen over laughing., could that be us?. And the ones facing away, them?. I also see a few with decidedly drooping shoulders.

  38. The photo as a composite of Josh’s & the Guardian’s work is climate change art in collated format.

    It doesn’t matter if you like or don’t like art. Any response to art, either positive or negative, serves the purpose of art.

    This art served its purpose well, given the responses on this thread.

    I love it!!!

    John

  39. imagine how many CAGW papers were being concocted for 2014 on this expdition?

    imagine how many CAGW newspaper headlines were being concocted for 2014 on this expedition?

    mock, mock, mock til this lot understand none of the above will now have any credibility, & they should move on to more pressing matters of concern to the planet & the public in science and the media.

  40. I think I vaguely see the captain leaning over the railing up on the bridge of the Akademik Shokalskiy in the distant background. Looks like he is signaling something urgently with his arms.

    The message appears to be for the stupid photo op to end (points at them and slashes his arm across throat), get your asses back on board (grabs butt and then points at ship), the ice is closing in (points at ice then makes crushing movement with his hands) . . .

    Oh, wait it is a still photo . . . silly imagination

    John

  41. The joke is neither: 1) misleading; nor 2) unfair.
    Only someone with an intellectual impairment (drunk?) could truly NOT see that the shopped photo was obviously a joke (and, after all, the original photo is still out there… eye roll). You would have to have the sense of humor of a badger to NOT think that photo was a joke. And you would have to be in a state (temporary, one hopes) of moral equivalency confusion to NOT want to mock as hard as one can those vile, narcissistic, spoiled brats who have put a captain’s and his crew’s lives in danger along with those of many others.

    More to the point is:
    “Some of the penguins have fallen over laughing.” (Tiny CO2 at 10:12am, today) Yes, lol!

    And that is saying a LOT. Want evidence? Watch this poor little dancing penguin trying to get his friends to laugh at him. Do they look amused? No. It takes a LOT to get a penguin to fall over laughing. THUS!, the above cartoon and, moreover, those mocked by it, is super-funny.

    (and, (please note that this little note is supposed to be satiric) NO, all you Johnny Dismals, this is not a misleading video: it is OBVIOUS that the little penguin’s actions were edited and, whatever you think of her otherwise, Beyoncé would not be caught within 1,000 miles of that place, so we KNOW she wasn’t there forcing that little guy to dance or else get shot in the head)

    ***************************************************
    No, the peril of those on the sea at this moment, is NOT a laughing matter and that is why scornfully mocking those who placed them in that peril is JUST.

  42. Heh. As for the penguins falling over, they deliberately belly-toboggan to get downslop faster, often launching into the sea off a suitable ice platform. As long as there are no orcas or leopard seals in the landing zone.

    My tracking of the AA shows it headed east at about 15 knots in a long (several hundred-mile?) coastal polyana to get to thin ice where it can get to open ocean, closer to the Xue Long, which is making about 0.1 knots far inside the icepack. The AS no longer shows on http://www.marinetraffic.com Live Ships maps. The last listed location is NZ, Dec. 8.

  43. @DirkH January 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Cheshirered says: January 3, 2014 at 10:13 am
    “This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs.”

    Well, that’s a new tactic. Copying the Guardian’s Komment Macht Frei censor message on skeptics blogs in the hope of awakening the impression that skeptics run a comment extermination camp like the leftists at the Guardian. Don’t think it’ll work though. But all else has failed, why not try this, hmm?

    Dirk (and others who may have mis-understood CheshireRed’s comment)

    As somebody who doesn’t even receive the Guardians infamous “This comment was removed …..” (I’m in permanent moderation for disagreeing with Dana and posting links to on topic real papers), CR’s comment is spot on and one of the funniest comments I’ve seen on WUWT

    Well done CR :)

  44. Guardian is way off itself in the fourth of its “facts”
    Contrary to some of the more outlandish claims made by climate change deniers, the ship was not suddenly enveloped by ice due to rapidly plummeting temperatures. It was pinned by ice carved off from the Mertz glacier, a well-established ice formation.

    If that was true the ice around Shokalskiy would consist of icebergs and/or growlers and bergy bits. It does not, it is just ordinary, though thick sea-ice as anyone who has the slightest experience of arctic conditions can see, Ever tried to stamp out a helipad on a growler, anyone?

  45. @ Mango Chutney.

    Cheers for that. (I’m also on pre-mod at The Guardian too. They won’t allow ANY comment of mine on the environment section. Comment is Free my eye.)

    Glad you enjoyed it.

  46. I know these parodies have been over-done now, but this is a particularly clever and very funny one:

    Turney’s Downfall:

    (Some swear words involved)

  47. Dear Misunderstood Cheshire Red,

    Yes, indeed, a clever quip — thanks for the laugh. It was easily misunderstood, however, due to there being no indication that it was a quote (either ” ” marks or italics). For instance, “Comment Is Free,” (ahem). Just a word to the (obviously) wise.
    #(:))

    Janice

  48. Yup. That rule applied — again! Go to correct someone and you will make a mistake. Well, I just love italics, ha, ha, ha, ha, haaa!

  49. Thank you, Brian H., for telling us about penguins at 11:31pm yesterday. Re: “As for the penguins falling over…,”

    “Wadderryou lookin’ aaa? … (hic) Did tha’ on purpose, ah did.”

    #(:))

  50. Humor is dangerous stuff. There is always the danger you will offend someone. However did you ever notice, when you were a kid, that the more someone was outraged by your laughter the harder it was not to laugh?

  51. It is sad, but true, that many people on both sides of the debate have no sense of humour. It’s a genetic defect that they just have to endure.

    Janice, despite you being what I would describe as a God-botherer, you have a great sense of humour and also a very acute mind. We seem to get along. AW’s sense of humour is one of the things that has made this blog so mighty.

    One of the redeeming features of the SS Global Warming debacle is that it has provided a rich vein of jokes of all kinds, and it is being keenly felt where it matters.

    I have been doing my bit by publicising wherever I can in Australia Green Senator-elect Janet Rice’s video bleat where she wishes she was back home with her trans-gender partner and the chooks (chickens, to non-Aussies).

    Everything else is a right-wing plot.

  52. Hi, Johanna,

    Thank you, so much, for your kind words and for saying so. I enjoy “talking” with you, here. And my opinion of your intelligence and knowledge is high enough to make your compliment, for me, high praise, indeed.

    GOOD FOR YOU to do your bit v. a v. Janet Rice. Poor kid. (head shake) She really needs serious help in many directions, huh?

    So, I am a “God-botherer,” eh? Not sure exactly what that means, but, I have a guess… sorry if I’ve tried to ram God down your throat; that is NOT a good thing to do, that is for sure. I’ll try to be more sensitive — it’s just such a natural part of me (not that that is an excuse, simply the reason) that I do it ALL the time. Well, just in case you had an insight I’d overlooked,

    *!*!*WARNING TO NON-BELIEVERS – sense of humour mandatory beyond this point*!*!*

    I thought I’d better telephone him (sort of like Reb Tevye, “Oh, am I bothering you?….” heh) to see whether I was bothering him too much (what with all my praying for this and praying for that, yadda, yadda). In fact, if you’d like to hear me (wink) – (actually, I do sound like she when I sing jazz songs, so it’s sort of authentic…) — with a little back-up from some brothahs and a sistah …..

    “Operator” … long distance… @(;))

    (Manhattan Transfer)

    With love and best wishes for a GREAT 2014,

    Your annoying-but-true American ally for science truth,

    Janice

  53. Birdland! Cool. Hope all is well with YOU, in your delightful “birdland,” Johanna. #(:))

  54. Hm, blew that link. Meant to refer to another video, showing the penguins using microbubbles. Can’t even find it now!

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