Friday Funny – if I were running a billboard campaign…

There’s been a lot of spoof/satire images poked at the Heartland Billboard. For example these being run by Michael Tobis, who desperately needs traffic: http://planet3.org/2012/05/04/the-correct-response-to-heartlands-disgusting-billboards/

…here’s the kind of billboard I would have run.

I welcome reader submissions, just post them to an image drop like tinypic or imageshack and leave the URL in comments, and I’ll add appropriate candidates to the main thread. Be careful of the site rules, and don’t assume I’ll carry every one.

Think like Josh and keep it clean and on-topic.

For those who have no idea what this means, read this.

h/t to WUWT reader TerryMN for the idea.

UPDATE 1: Steve McIntyre offers his submission in comments, not quite a billboard, but we’ll take it for sheer hilarity value.

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dalyplanet

Laugh !

Here’s a good one: http://t.co/brUdknIm 🙂

Kasuha

This is pure genius. Not only it made me laugh a lot, but people who don’t know anything about it could be actually curious what’s it all about and visit the page to learn about it. I guess such a campaign could be a real success.

kim2ooo

THATSA KEEPERS! Ha ha ha ha

Chris

You mean “If I *were* … “?

REPLY:
Fixed, thanks. My excuse is that I was laughing so hard when I wrote the post…Anthony

This is good! Skeptics make fun of themselves. Warmists: were there any warmist parodies of the 10:10 No Pressure campaign?
Perhaps that is evidence of truth-telling, the ability to question yourself. The more you are fixed in your position, the more you suspect that the position is less defensible that you’d like.

Steve McIntyre

Steve from Rockwood

It’s been a rough day but I still get Rednajlit. Sigh.

Otter

tobis may Continue to be desperate for traffic.

dalyplanet

McIntyre, that was hilarious !!

That’s really clever, but I fear it would cause traffic accidents as drivers tried to figure it out. Better buy as space on a subway!

Steve from Rockwood

Just got it! Long day. Hahaha. I’m so stupid.

neill

How to incorporate Steve’s chimp chaos (CareerBuilder ad) with upside-down Tiljander??

theduke

One with Briffa hugging a tree with the title YAMAL would also work.

kim2ooo

Here’s my try
http://climaterealistponderings.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/246/
[REPLY: Kimmie, girls aren’t supposed to be so wicked. I like it. -REP]

Greg House

[snip – I’m sorry, wrong use of symbols, this would be used in the same way against us as the original. I appreciate the effort though – Anthony]

Gail Combs

Now if only there was a way to get Steve McIntyre offer onto a billboard following your suggestion for a billboard. (link to a Heartland site maybe?)

Ockham

I would have had Tiljander right side up and Mann’s head upside down.

TerryMN

Heh – love it.

Gail Combs

Kimmie you are a girl after my own heart. That billboard should run first, then TerryMN/Anthony’s second with a link to a short vid similar to Steve’s at the heartland site coupled with a short explanation of the meaning of the upside down chart, Tiljander and the connection to Mann.

Gary Hladik

kim2ooo says (May 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm): “Here’s my try”
Ouch! Ow! Ooch! Eech! Yeowch!
That’s gonna leave a mark.

Follow the Money

“How to incorporate Steve’s chimp chaos (CareerBuilder ad) with upside-down Tiljander??”
How about a graphic of a post-1900 temperature chart line with one monkey jumping up and down one the line in the 1st 50 or so years, and a chimp under the line in the recent decades pushing it up. One might call it “Chimp Adjustments.” Anyone welcome to use this idea without need to give credit. In lieu of chimps one could use “scientists” in white lab jackets, polar bears, anything.

Bill H
gnomish

awesome, guys. what fun!

Rattus Norvegicus

There is an essential difference between MT’s post and Josh’s (I’m presuming that Josh did the artwork here) and it is typical of most of Josh’s work. The Heartland thing got some coverage in major papers, in particular the LA Times so some people outside of the blogging cognoscenti are likely to be aware of it. The references in the images in the P3 post use recognizable figures or equally silly equivalencies to poke fun at the billboard. Josh’s take is so obscure as to be worthless and not funny. Just like his cartoons.

” Josh’s take is so obscure as to be worthless and not funny. Just like his cartoons.”
Josh is a lot more worthwhile than any Norway rat.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z36/AlecRawls/Environment%20and%20climate/BillboardSolarUV.jpg
The bold claim in this billboard:

All the evidence says that global warming is caused by high solar activity
None of that evidence appears in the IPCC reports

is documented by my expose of omitted variable fraud in the First Order Draft of AR5. I hereby give Heartland (and anybody else) permission to put this up, and urge them do so. Only $200 bucks a day on that digital billboard overlooking the Eisenhower Expressway? I might put it up for one day myself!

otsar

A fool that cannot laugh at himself is a serious fool.

Philemon

Yamal!

Philemon

Moderators: Just wanted to get Steve’s video to load for those who haven’t updated lately.

DR

HI should have made the billboard with both the Unabomber and Al Gore on it, then include a few questions from this quiz.
http://www.crm114.com/algore/quiz.html
Or any number of scientists saying outlandish things; there’s no shortage of that.

Rattus Norvegicus

Ah, Smokey, you fail to realize that I represent one of the few species that will survive when the whole extinction spasm — whether caused by climate change or habitat destruction — is over. Some of my friends in the genus Blattella will be around to join me! Just sayin’

Gunga Din

They did say these were electronic billboards, right? They cycle from one billboard to the next?
If so, get two in a row, both with that picture of Mann with the tree ring. On the first one to the left, the Hockey Stick. The caption, “with this one tree ring”. The second would have the tree photoshopped out of the Mann picture. To the left the chart without Yamal 06. The caption, “without that one tree ring”.
I don’t know how to make and post them myself. Anyone who wants to do it, feel free!

Jarrett Jones

@rat
Josh not funny?
Your sense of humor must be Tiljandered.

Ratboy,
The discussion isn’t about survival. It’s about a vermin. A coprophagic pest.

AndyG55 (from down-under)

The single Yamal tree.. with the legend:
“One tree to rule them all, and in the climate science bind them.”

Jeff Alberts

Rattus Norvegicus says:
May 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Ah, Smokey, you fail to realize that I represent one of the few species that will survive when the whole extinction spasm — whether caused by climate change or habitat destruction — is over. Some of my friends in the genus Blattella Flatus will be around to join me! Just sayin’

There, fixed it for you.

Bart

kim2ooo says:
May 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm
You are so bad…

Gunga Din

(On my previous idea, the charts would be on my other left 😎
Another idea. Al Gore on the LEFT. To the RIGHT, “Since ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ global temperature has risen (fill in how much).
‘Since ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Al Gore’s bank account has risen (fill in how many millions its been. $200 Million?)

Gail Combs

Rattus Norvegicus says:
May 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Ah, Smokey, you fail to realize that I represent one of the few species that will survive when the whole extinction spasm….
______________________
NAH, You are wrong the real survivor is the Cockroach. Cockroaches have thrived for 320 million years So Rattus Norvegicus is just a piker.
The ancestors of Rattus norvegicus and R. rattus diverged from each other about 2 million years ago (Verneau et al. 1998)

Gunga Din

Rattus Norvegicus says:
May 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Ah, Smokey, you fail to realize that I represent one of the few species that will survive when the whole extinction spasm — whether caused by climate change or habitat destruction — is over. Some of my friends in the genus Blattella will be around to join me! Just sayin’
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You do know what happened to Willard, right?

Peter Hartley

AndyG55 (from down-under)
Replace “bind” by “blind”

Greg House

[snip – I’m sorry, wrong use of symbols, this would be used in the same way against us as the original. I appreciate the effort though – Anthony]
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No problem. What about this variation?
http://i47.tinypic.com/bedsp.jpg

This is the average temperature of the USA ….
http://i49.tinypic.com/smr49d.jpg

AnonyMoose
Jimmy Haigh

What is it with warmists who think they are rats? Or rabbits?

Not funny. Nobody among the general population gives a rat’s behind about what “Tiljander” could be.

My biggest hope is that a 30 to 60 second ad could be done that graphically brings home the two main AGW debunking points that 1) current temps and the current climate is in no way unusual (show that the h stick has been DEBUNKED!), and 2) that CO2 has not been shown to be a cause of warming (excerpt the gist of this ~three minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg). There is NO empirical evidence in fact that CO2 causes climate scale warming, all there is is just an ambiguous arguable theoretical model.
This ad would be the mainstay of a campaign that could be self-perpetuating through contributions (conservatives, now fired up by the AGW issue, would be willing to give big $ to an effective anti-AGW campaign). Several secondary ads would “hit and run” on subsidiary issues, like the credibility and deceptions of the fear-mongering Chicken Littles, or how all the warmists’ predictions of doom have failed. ALL. This campaign could break public opinion in our favor. And public opinion can be the only judge of what is considered the “correct” science, so we would have won.
But I like the billboard idea, but even better: banner ads for the web (cheap cheap!, and potentially very effective with just a simple visual). Run banner ads that take on the two key debunking points. Show the fabricated hockey stick in an extremely cost-effective banner ad. There’s nothing wrong with the climate! Show the key CO2 deception of the ipcc (as repeated by algor in the youtube I reference). Also: ALL their models & predictions have failed, sounding like broken records, Sea Level honesty (go to the beach!), quotes of the warmists, the warmists’ war on energy and industrial civilization, and much more.
The banner ads would link to a page that gives full, rebuttal resistant support for the claims, and has a request for a donation (make sure you make the point to potential donors that a few dollars will go a long long way with thousands of banner ad impressions, and in small print request a donation on the banner ad itself). Donations could allow these banner ads to run at saturation levels, and gain a dominant position in the public’s eye! So… go for it! Bypass the liberal MSM, and go directly to the public.