Josh on 10:10's Splattergate Goregate

Oh golly, karma comes full circle with this one.

Cartoon by Josh, of www.cartoonsbyjosh.com

BTW,  note to other bloggers: Josh encourages distribution of this cartoon, just cite it as I’ve done above – Anthony

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Great stuff Josh, keep ’em coming.
‘Rage of Stupid’ might work just on its own? Anyhow, great caption.

BBD

Ah, dear old Franny and chums. Rarely have so many owed so much to so few…
BTW, I hear that Sony UK has just dumped 10:10. If true (and I believe that it is) other big sponsors will surely follow suit.

Shytot

Like it -couldn’t we call it Al’s new film – An Inconvenient Spoof ?

John Whitman

Josh,
Funny. Aren’t you letting old Eugenie, Franny, Daniel, Lizzie and the whole 10:10 team off a little to easy.
Can’t you get into that edgy ‘British’ Curtis genre stuff?
Love your stuff.
John

kwik

No More Gore!
No More Gore!
I think we should call this video “An Inconvenient Gore” !

Leon Brozyna

More British humor here than in that infamous 10:10 snuff film.

Golf Charley

I love it, but agree that there is more scope here for Josh, and he could hit harder.

REPLY:
This is probably just one of many to come – Anthony

FergalR

I can’t believe O2 are still supporting the creeps who made it. I’ll be switching to another provider if they don’t come to their senses.
Tesco – the biggest supermarket chain in the UK – runs a mobile phone service which uses O2’s infrastructure. I’ll be letting them know why I’m not shopping with them anymore if it comes to that too.

Now we know exactly how they think !!!
Never forget that this 10:10 group amongst many others is also funded by UK Government agencies including the Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust. If these Quangos, (Quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations), have managements that think like this and have let this outrage happen, they should all have their funding terminated by a government who is trying to save money.
This is especially so when one considers the futility of Man-made Climate Control by the reduction of CO2 emissions.
See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy0_SNSM8kg
10:10 supporters on their website are:
SPONSORS
O2: is the UK’s leading provider of mobile phones, broadband and SIMs. O2 is partnering with 10:10 as part of its Think Big initiative and will be selling 10:10 Tags in its shops across the UK
Note that Sony and Kyocera have already been withdrawn as sponsors
etc.

Henry chance

Too much gore from alGore and his circle.
From the Saul Alinsky playbook, they apply ridicule. Especially when they have no science. Now the ridicule is back at them.

FergalR

The Guardian are still pushing 10:10.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/05/government-department-energy-use
Are they punch drunk or are the red buttons real?

RockyRoad

Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of people.

redneck

Shytot October 5, 2010 at 8:25 am
LOL

Jeremy

When I stop and think about how this must have come about, presuming these people are not operating under the any-publicity-at-any-cost kind of mindset, I have to think that the script for this short film came about in a laugh session at a meeting.
We’ve all been there, a brainstorming session of some kind, and someone makes a ridiculous suggestion half-teasing/half-serious, and it somehow blossoms into something that is at least seriously considered if not attempted. I have to think that these people, perhaps meaning well, had a brainstorming session about how to get their message across and someone half-jokingly/half-serious pipes up, “What if we make the deniers heads explode?”
In retrospect, the laughter that must have come from the utterance of those words is quite disturbing to me.
And of course, desperate as the environmental activists are to get control of the message again, they simply turned off all the filters and ran with the ridiculous suggestion. All the while they were convincing themselves that it was “funny” because they were only “fake” getting rid of people they disagree with. Not one of them was able to step outside of their own belief structure/paradigm and see what they were really saying, “Eliminate the undesireables”
You are seeing into the inner workings of human madness, my friends.

Gore-gate really doesn’t work … all the “gates” have two or more syllable precursors, as in the daddy of them all, wa-ter-gate. And besides that, Gore-gate doesn’t scan …
Splattergate, splattergate, ten-ten Fran,
Blow up a kid as fast as you can,
Roll it, pat it, explode it for free,
Save all the Carbon for baby and me.
Now, there’s one for Josh to get his teeth stuck into.

Justa Joe

This episode proves what a dead-ender Davey Gould really is. While portraying himself on WUWT as the the very soul of moderation and reason Ol’ Davey defended this POS video to the very bitter end. Even as 10:10 bailed, The sponsors bailed, and the public was almost universally outraged Ol’ Davey insisted that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the video, and it was in fact the people that objected to the video that were wrong. If I read Dave correctly he thought that the video was wonderful because it poked fun at the over sensitivity of Skeptics.

SteveSadlov

Meanwhile in other news … unnnnnnnnnnprecedennnnnnnnnnted early snows in California, Scotland, Finland, France, Switzerland, Italy, India …
I know, I know, weather, not climate.

Stefan

What was the reasoning behind the film? Watching the interview on YouTube with Franny, you can see how she believes that ordinary life doing a job and sitting in traffic is “pointless”. She wants to do something meaningful, something which ordinary people are too selfish, deluded, or dim to appreciate. I don’t get that she’s a terribly mature person — they want to change the world but don’t understand what’s important to ordinary people. So then the Frannys get frustrated because people don’t listen, and out of frustration they start making jokes about violence.

Steve R

There has been little mention of this Gorefest in the MSM in the UK! Frankly that’s not good enough – whatever happened to investigative reporting?
I’ve just written to the Carbon Trust in the UK to ask that they distance themselves from this or explain why they support it. I’ll post their reply here too, assuming they reply!! My letter:-
Dear Sir / Madam,
It is my understanding that your organisation is associated with and partly funds the 10:10 organisation. http://www.1010global.org/uk
You must by now be aware of their recently released short film that under the pretext of good causes displays extreme and lethal violence towards those not following the central tenet advocated by 10:10? It includes as a central point extreme violence against children and other members of the public at large. The underlying message within the film is that those in disagreement with “the cause” can be terminated thus cajoling everyone else into the same belief system.
To be clear – the stance as taken by 10:10 is fundamentally the same bullying tactic used by terrorists. Surely the position of supporting such an argument is considered untenable to yourselves and more specifically your funding decision makers?
I simply ask for confirmation that the carbon trust distances itself from 10:10, publically removing funding and any support. If however it is the carbon trusts’ position that it supports the public actions of 10:10 could you please indicate that this is in fact the case and indeed explain why funds supplied by UK citizens, myself included, are being used in this fashion?
Please reply by return.

Fred

With full apologies to Big Jim & Billie Sol . . .
The money line is at 45 seconds “So Bilie Sol, what’s yer opinion of the recent films coming in from Europe?

them 10:10 fellers blow’d themselves up real good eh?

Curiousgeorge

@ Jeremy says:
October 5, 2010 at 9:56 am
………………………………………………You are seeing into the inner workings of human madness, my friends.

I agree. And I also think we have not seen the last of this kind of thing, either in the context of climate or other fanatical “causes” . And not all will be “pretend” film productions. As the disease progresses each new one will try to “top” the last one. The justification given is that the last one failed to accomplish the objective, so more and more violent means are obviously required “to get the message across”. We’ve seen this progression time and time again.

John in NZ

Our two weapons are fear, suprise and a ruthless devotion to Al Gore. Sorry,
Our three weapons…

Russell C

Wait for it……. (Josh may have to draw a cartoon of Greenpeace’s lemonade stand)
SplatterGate: When Greenpeace is given lemons, they make lemonade http://www.freedompub.org/profiles/blogs/splattergate-when-greenpeace
Excerpt: “In this case, the Greenpeace spokesperson once again deflects the narrative back to their propaganda about scheming skeptics, and you know this will soon be regurgitated by left-wing bloggers in viral form. Thus, the fundamental premise of the video is promoted after all – anybody with opposing viewpoints must be viewed with suspicion. “

huxley

In addition to violent video fantasies, the climate change movement has brought us:
* James Lee, a climate change terrorist, who took hostages at the Discovery Channel. He had an “awakening” after watching Al Gore’s flim, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
* An Argentine couple, who last March shot their baby, then killed themselves in a suicide pact because of global warming. Fortunately the baby survived.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/7344329/Baby-survives-parents-global-warming-suicide-pact.html
I know that it’s not fair to tar the entire movement with these three brushstrokes; nonetheless, it seems possible, even likely, we will see more of this as the climate change agenda is frustrated.

Leo R

Totally sick video, from the minds of totally sick individuals. Here is Richard Curtis talking about his movie, with some cameos from Franny Armstrong and Ed Miliband.
http://eyetube.me/play/YouTwat/Richard_Curtis_Talks_About_1010_No_Pressure

Scott Basinger

Fred: Whoooooeeee they blowed up real good!
Thanks for the SCTV clip, I was thinking exactly the same thing.

Dave

Perhaps I need professional help… while I thought the video was vile, juvenile, and utterly outrageous, I did find it somewhat amusing when Gillian Anderson blew up (or perhaps it was just her moribund career that did).

On a related note, Al Gore gets jeered in Tampa, FL.

Leo, that video is a spoof put together by someone seeking to make Curtis look as ridiculous as possible. He’s talking about some previous film and they’ve overlaid with shots of the 10:10 disaster. Although I despised the original No Pressure – and still do – this kind of thing is not helping, in my view. Let’s stick to the truth, that’s material enough.

Jeremy

Russell C says:
October 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

http://www.freedompub.org/profiles/blogs/splattergate-when-greenpeace
Excerpt: “In this case, the Greenpeace spokesperson once again deflects the narrative back to their propaganda about scheming skeptics, and you know this will soon be regurgitated by left-wing bloggers in viral form. Thus, the fundamental premise of the video is promoted after all – anybody with opposing viewpoints must be viewed with suspicion. “

Ugh, I find it hard to wrap my head around enviro-bloggers repeating what Greenpeace said:

“As an organization committed to non-violence, I think you can imagine how Greenpeace views this material. At this time, the only people promoting the material are climate skeptics and think tanks funded by corporations known for lobbying against climate change legislation,” said Greenpeace spokeswoman Jane Kochersperger.

With deadpan absurdity like that, who needs lies?

John R T

Jeremy:
¨You are seeing into the inner workings of human madness, my friends.¨
In the States, a parent/guardian must sign releases for minors involved in many activities – especially working on media sets. These waivers protect the sponsors from future claims for compensation. The children in 10:10´s filth may need counselling, due to their work on this horrific, sadistic, inhumane portrayal of Green madness. Who will pay for the therapy? I wonder, thirty years from now, will the ´artists´ responsible be able to claim a Roman Polanski defense?
This NYT article offers insight: how do emerging adults find meaning?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/magazine/22Adulthood-t.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=20%20somethings&st=cse

M White

The video got a mention on the Beeb website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11458726
“Environmental campaigners axe gory film”

Latimer Alder

Josh
You da man!
May your pen forever drip with wit and your talents be more widely appreciated.
From a personal perspective more vitriol would be good too, but I guess this is a family show………..

Neil

Rather than Splattergate or Goregate, I’d go with Redbladder.

Jeremy

BTW, somewhat related. I don’t know how many of you know of smbc-comics. It’s not always a work-friendly strip, but it is typically very engineer/geeky/science-themed. Here’s today’s which IS work safe (or is it yesterdays?), and strangely on-topic for this thread.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2021#comic

Mister Creosote

[snip – no valid email address per policy page ~mod]

Chris S

No pressuregate?

Brilliant, Josh!
It’s good to see, as well, that 10:10’s “partners” are taking appropriate action. But it’s something they should have done on October 1, as soon as the movie was released (at the very latest).
The disclaimers to the effect that they “didn’t know”, seem rather lame to me. Franny sent out an E-mail to all 10:10-ers on Oct. 1 (urging all to circulate so it would “go viral”); it seems highly unlikely that she would have excluded board of directors and corporate partner contacts.
Which brings me to the question … why did they take so long before taking action? Were they all hoping it would all just blow over?!

Bruce Cobb

Jeremy says:
October 5, 2010 at 9:56 am
You are seeing into the inner workings of human madness, my friends.
The madness continues:

It’s almost as if they are in full self-destruct mode.

RichieP

Leo R says:
October 5, 2010 at 11:28 am
‘http://eyetube.me/play/YouTwat/Richard_Curtis_Talks_About_1010_No_Pressure’
There are a number of other parodies of No Pressure on this (independent) site. The Dictator’s Cut is utterly graphic and chillingly brutal in its cut-in parallels with the very real atrocities of other totalitarian states (as well as some pieces of Schindler’s List). Only watch it if you have a strong stomach and expect to be shocked. The political point it makes is nevertheless absolutely bang on the nail and utterly relevant to the psychopathic message of No Pressure.

ROM

OUCH!
I [ love ] Gore!
That is a one superb bit of satire, Josh.

Polyester Mather

Is Blackadder’s author channeling what the Muppet Show did to earlier Mad Men in this spot on spot ad spoof?

Adult Muppet: “What do you think about Gonella Bread?”
Child Muppet:
 “I don’t like it.”

Big Muppet grabs giant cannon from offstage, blows little Muppet to smithereens &aims barrel at audience,
” Now what do YOU think about Gonella Bread? ”
Will Cuccinelli offer Deputy Attorney General Baldrick a 25 turnip reward for wiping out kiddy genocide on PBS?

Shytot – an inconvenient spoof – very very funny!
And yes, more to come, this was a toe in the water, it being a rather sensitive topic.

pat

educating the young….for what?
4 Oct: Gamerant: This week in mobile gaming
This week we hang out with the Duke, save the planet by wiping out humanity…
Super Mega Worm: The title alone is pretty epic. As the great death worm, Wojira, you must save the Earth by annihilating the entire human race…
A buck in the app store.
http://gamerant.com/week-mobile-gaming-october-2nd-2010-jon-44112/
1 Oct: CNET: Joel Parker: Share text files and kill all humans: iPhone apps of the week
Super Mega Worm (99 cents) is a fun and unique 2D side-scrolling game where the mission is to “Destroy all Humans!” ..
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20018355-12.html
PocketGamer: iPhone News: Super Mega Worm
The destruction of all things human is your goal as you undulate your giant annelid through the soil, breaking the surface to chomp down on the cows, people, ostriches, police cars, and young mothers with strollers who wander above.
Indeed, your super mega worm is a ruthless creature, leaving bloodstains on the ground and mothers’ cries of “My Baby!” hanging in the air. The super mega worm doesn’t care, of course…
http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Super+Mega+Worm/review.asp?c=23334

I love the suggestions above too!

Ken Hall

“BTW, I hear that Sony UK has just dumped 10:10. If true (and I believe that it is) other big sponsors will surely follow suit.”
I thought that there was only O2 left.

David

I received this from O2. Media Studies graduate Sarah is sticking up for the eco-nazis. But I doubt that her bosses will be for much longer.
Dear ******
Thank you for your message sent via the Think Big website.
Along with 100,000 members of the public, leading businesses, schools and
universities, local authorities and NHS Trusts, O2 supports the aims of the 10:10
campaign.
We acknowledge our responsibility to the environment and are committed to reducing
our carbon emissions both as an organisation and in society as a whole.
10:10 is an independent organisation and we don’t ask for editorial control over the
content of its campaigns. 10:10’s latest statement on this issue can be viewed on
its website at http://www.1010global.org/uk
Kind regards
Sarah

Richard Sharpe

David says on October 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I received this from O2. Media Studies graduate Sarah is sticking up for the eco-nazis. But I doubt that her bosses will be for much longer.
Dear ******
Thank you for your message sent via the Think Big website.
Along with 100,000 members of the public, leading businesses, schools and
universities, local authorities and NHS Trusts, O2 supports the aims of the 10:10
campaign.
We acknowledge our responsibility to the environment and are committed to reducing
our carbon emissions both as an organisation and in society as a whole.
10:10 is an independent organisation and we don’t ask for editorial control over the
content of its campaigns. 10:10′s latest statement on this issue can be viewed on
its website at http://www.1010global.org/uk
Kind regards
Sarah

Perhaps, in light of their duty to their shareholders, they should have asked for more details and a right of refusal to be listed on their web site as a sponsor.

David L. Hagen

Copy of letter to:

César Alierta, Chairman and CEO
Telefonica, O2
Chairman Alierta
Thank you for your effort on: “Think Big youth projects
Challenging young people to lead positive change in their community.”
You also claim: “We’re working with you to protect your children.”
You advise: “What to do if your child is affected by bullying. Step 1: The first thing you may wish to do is to get your child’s school involved.”
These affirm Jesus’ teaching: “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”
However, O2 is supporting 10:10 UK. Though claiming to act for the environment, 10:10 UK is destroying our foundational Rule of Law. By their video “No Pressure”, they promote teachers violently murdering children who do not agree with their advocacy. This directly contradicts your corporate policies.
One of the child actors stated: “I think it is vital that children should be exploded in a good cause”. This is the ultimate in bullying behavior. It is equivalent to promoting the Holocaust.
Please repudiate 10:10’s teaching children how to bully by murdering others who disagree with them.
Please join EAGA, Kyocera and Sony in removing your support from 10:10 UK.
Yours sincerely
Dr. David L. Hagen

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