In case you don’t know the line above, lookup “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”. Here’s a YouTube clip of one of the most famous lines ever borrowed for parody use in movies.
I’ve always said that if you can’t laugh at yourself and situations, then what is the point of life? After the PNAS blacklist fiasco, I compared the episode to the East German Stasi and the lists of citizens they made to track personal associations. I also quipped: “Will we have to wear yellow badges to climate science conferences?”. That’s a reference to the Yellow badges imposed on the Jewish population of WWII, to separate them from the rest of the populace. It is a sad footnote of history but not unlike the PNAS paper’s attempt to separate skeptics from the rest of the scientific community.
That seems to be a hit, so much in fact that lot’s of people have designed variations. Lots of examples below. So, I’m going to have a contest. We’ll look, we’ll vote. Then I’ll get some made up. Just leave links to your badge images (Tinypic, Picassa, Imageshack, etc) in comments, then I’ll gather them up for a voting page. Keep it clean, be upbeat and funny. Words combined with images are OK too. Just keep some connection to the Yellow smiley badge obvious.
Here’s some examples by cartoonist Josh:
From Cartoons by Josh
about there being some climate skeptic yellow badges I thought an Anthony badge and a Lucia badge would be fun – see above.
And so no one feels left out below is a Warmista badge, and, because I couldn’t resist, a Monckton badge.
The third one started off as the Pielke clan badge as they collectively cover a lot of opinions but actually it could be all of us! And, yes, other groups use rainbow badges – so really useful for all kinds of marches you find yourself on 😉
And a thank you badge for Atomic Hairdryer.
Also one for another articulate poster, Raven
(and hoping he/she will get in touch so I can do an ‘inhabitants’ cartoon)
And Bishop Hill of course.