Meteorologists Predict Worst Autumn on Record

h/t to Jeff Lyslo

This is parody from The Onion, in case you have been desensitized to news sensationalism from outlets like CNN, Fox, and MSNBC and don’t recognize it as such.

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Bob B
October 10, 2008 9:23 am

Too funny–

October 10, 2008 9:24 am

ROTFLOL Oh, man! That was good! Thanks for posting that, Anthony. The Onion rocks. =)

October 10, 2008 9:39 am

AGW dictionary:
Warming = global warming
Stasis = climate change
Cooling = climate chaos/natural variability

David L. Hagen
October 10, 2008 9:45 am

That portends a series of ongoing fluctuations between high and low peak temperatures compounded by the milleniel trends of global warming and global cooling.

October 10, 2008 9:59 am

Thankfully, those of us in central Florida are mostly protected from this awful season. I had to go to Boston in mid October a few years ago – as the plane descended through the clouds I could see the devastating fall colors for miles. The windshield of my rental car actually iced over on a few mornings. My prayers are with you in the North East during this trying time. I will think of you every time my air-conditioner kicks on.

Bill Marsh
October 10, 2008 10:18 am

Not to mention being whipsawed by alternating periods of intense solar radiation.

Jeff Alberts
October 10, 2008 10:28 am

“Watch for elevated squirrel activity in these areas…”
Great stuff!

October 10, 2008 10:30 am

Obviously The Government needs to provide dark glasses to protect people from Color Change.

M White
October 10, 2008 10:52 am
Bill Marsh
October 10, 2008 11:10 am

M White,
reading those makes me think this one may be real after all.

October 10, 2008 11:11 am

It ain’t so funny on the Left Coast. I’m freezing!

Steve Berry
October 10, 2008 11:18 am

Yes, indeed, we have ‘leaf-fall blackspots’ here in the UK. Oh, dear!
Incidental note. Americans didn’t invent the word ‘fall’ for autumn. It was in use in England during Henry VIII’s time. I’m a mine of information, me.

Gary Hladik
October 10, 2008 11:36 am

AnonyMoose, that’s “color CHAOS”. Get with the program!

Richard Patton
October 10, 2008 12:11 pm

Thanks Anthony, It’s been a long while since I’ve had such a good laugh.

October 10, 2008 12:23 pm

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October 10, 2008 12:34 pm

Elevated Squirrel Activity…ESA’s…I love it!! and…”An Emergency Hayride Plan”….thought I was going to choke…
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Thank you for the funny video..

Joe in Biloxi
October 10, 2008 1:01 pm

That’s great stuff. Shepard Smith at Fox News should be forced to watch it.

Joseph Murphy
October 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Up here in Maine I was nearly stampeded by frenzied apple pickers. The birds are flying south and it looks like something out of Alfred Hitchcock. I’m staying in and locking the doors.

Ed Scott
October 10, 2008 2:03 pm

Due to climate change here in the North Central Valley, preparations are being made for the onslaught of Snow and Canadian Geese descending on the refuges and rice fields.
Wal-Mart has a brisk sales of shotgun shells to concerned citizens. The situation looks hopeless, because a large number of the geese arrive after sunset and before sunrise, making observation of the invaders difficult. This dire situation is due, in part, to the failure of the Congress to provide earmark money for Wild Goose protection, in the US$850 billion bail-out bill, and, instead, sent the money to Wall Street to compensate investors for their bad financial decisions. The source for campaign and lobbying money always seems to come first.
May as well find humor when and where we can. The next president will be an AGW’er.
Prepare for a big carbon footprint on your wallet.

alan drobnak
October 10, 2008 2:36 pm

The horror, the horror.

October 10, 2008 3:26 pm

You think THAT’S funny.
Totally unrelated, but here goes
A WSJ article on plants feelings in Switzerland.

rob wykoff
October 10, 2008 4:42 pm

Today was first snow at my humble abode in reno, nv. Unfortunately, I was unable to witness as I was not home, as I am not for 300 days a year. This was, however, not unusual as I have seen snow fall in nevada during all 12 months of the year.

October 10, 2008 6:11 pm

Joe in Biloxi says….. “That’s great stuff. Shepard Smith at Fox News should be forced to watch it.”
Weeelll. I dunno……. Ol’ Shep ain’t the sharpest chisel in the Fox toolbox. He’d probably think it was serious…. 🙂

October 10, 2008 8:25 pm

A WSJ article on plants feelings
1.) Quick. Call Tom Bombadil.
2.) Q: What did the Ent say to Number 2?
A: “I am not lumber! I am a Tree Man!

October 10, 2008 10:30 pm

evanjones (20:25:03) :

A WSJ article on plants feelings
1.) Quick. Call Tom Bombadil.
2.) Q: What did the Ent say to Number 2?
A: “I am not lumber! I am a Tree Man!

Geez, here I am in one of the better fall foliage seasons (still not as good as 2001, see my neighbor’s maple that year at ) and suddenly get transported to an island in Middle Earth where I get chased by weather balloons brainwashing me with bad puns.
I’m going to bed.
I gotta admit though, the reference to Saruman works very well.

October 11, 2008 9:59 am

“Severely moderate weather . . . temperatures as low as the 50’s.” You had me in stitches.
Check me out at My latest post is two jokes about religion and food.

October 11, 2008 10:57 am


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October 13, 2008 6:06 am

Oh yes , I’ve just made my third apple pie and on the wach for errant seagulls blown off course. Come on over.

October 13, 2008 4:08 pm

The hilarity…errrr….humanity!!!!!!

john b
October 15, 2008 6:42 am

Totally Great!
Then to close it with the line on congressional royalties … makes my Day.

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