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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orkneylad
May 11, 2012 4:14 pm
dalyplanet
May 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Laugh !

May 11, 2012 4:23 pm

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

Kasuha
May 11, 2012 4:28 pm

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
May 11, 2012 4:36 pm

THATSA KEEPERS! Ha ha ha ha

Chris
May 11, 2012 4:38 pm

You mean “If I *were* … “?

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

May 11, 2012 4:44 pm

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
May 11, 2012 4:44 pm

Steve from Rockwood
May 11, 2012 4:57 pm

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

Otter
May 11, 2012 4:59 pm

tobis may Continue to be desperate for traffic.

dalyplanet
May 11, 2012 5:05 pm

McIntyre, that was hilarious !!

May 11, 2012 5:07 pm

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
May 11, 2012 5:08 pm

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

neill
May 11, 2012 5:09 pm

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

theduke
May 11, 2012 5:16 pm

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

kim2ooo
May 11, 2012 5:18 pm

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
May 11, 2012 5:32 pm

[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
May 11, 2012 5:34 pm

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
May 11, 2012 5:39 pm

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

TerryMN
May 11, 2012 5:41 pm

Heh – love it.

Gail Combs
May 11, 2012 5:42 pm

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
May 11, 2012 5:50 pm

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
May 11, 2012 5:55 pm

“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
May 11, 2012 5:58 pm
gnomish
May 11, 2012 6:07 pm

awesome, guys. what fun!

Rattus Norvegicus
May 11, 2012 6:18 pm

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.

May 11, 2012 6:22 pm

” 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.

Editor
May 11, 2012 6:23 pm

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
May 11, 2012 6:25 pm

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

Philemon
May 11, 2012 6:27 pm

Yamal!

Philemon
May 11, 2012 6:32 pm

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

DR
May 11, 2012 6:35 pm

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
May 11, 2012 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’

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 7:06 pm

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
May 11, 2012 7:10 pm

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

May 11, 2012 7:14 pm

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

AndyG55 (from down-under)
May 11, 2012 7:23 pm

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

Jeff Alberts
May 11, 2012 7:23 pm

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
May 11, 2012 7:26 pm

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

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 7:28 pm

(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
May 11, 2012 7:30 pm

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
May 11, 2012 7:32 pm

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
May 11, 2012 7:33 pm

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

Greg House
May 11, 2012 7:41 pm

[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

May 11, 2012 7:44 pm

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

AnonyMoose
May 11, 2012 7:46 pm
Jimmy Haigh
May 11, 2012 7:47 pm

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

May 11, 2012 8:08 pm

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

May 11, 2012 8:12 pm

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.

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 8:13 pm

To the Al Gore idea, put above his head, “Going Green”.
(wish I knew how to make and post these things.8-(

nc
May 11, 2012 8:16 pm

Can I add my own Friday funny. Up here in central British Columbia in Prince George we have been noticed for having the most potholed infested roads in BC. This is a result of snow melt water/rain and early spring freeze and thaw breaking up the pavement. Well the last few years it has gone from bad to worse from the lack of proper road maintenance. In Thursdays May 10th local paper called the Citizen a local fellow writes a column generally covering science related subjects. Think of him as our science guy. Anyhow he blames our increase in potholes on climate change, just the words climate change. He is very pro man caused climate change (warming). He goes on to say as the climate warms we will get more freeze thaw cycles. He does not back this up with any data, local or regional.

Duster
May 11, 2012 8:21 pm

Gail Combs says:
May 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm …
Ah, Gail, the genus Blattella that Rattus mentions but fails to properly italicize is specifically small cockroaches such as the German cockroach. He is however dead wrong about the humour content of Josh’s cartoons.

Jimmy Haigh
May 11, 2012 8:38 pm

Alexander Feht says
May 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm
“Not funny. Nobody among the general population gives a rat’s behind about what “Tiljander” could be.”
And no one in the climate science community either.

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 8:40 pm

Duster say:
Ah, Gail, the genus Blattella that Rattus mentions but fails to properly italicize is specifically small cockroaches such as the German cockroach. He is however dead wrong about the humour content of Josh’s cartoons.
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A question unrelated to the rat vs roach side theme, just how do you format a font here? Even when I copy/paste a comment that was in bold or italicized it still shows up as plain text.
[ Reply: Use standard HTML tags, but a subset. So, for example, to do italics, use OPEN ANGLE i CLOSE ANGLE then end the italics with OPEN ANGLE /i CLOSE ANGLE. If I can do it right, that would be 〈i〉 and 〈/i〉 It will be left as an exercise for the student to figure out how to do the text of it while preventing the effect 😉
For Bold do the same thing but with b instead of i. -ModE ]

DavidA
May 11, 2012 8:54 pm

Hope I’m not crossing a line with this one
http://i.imgur.com/rhYRm.jpg

Rattus Norvegicus
May 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Hey Gail, you do what critters are represented by the genus Blattella, right? But then you folks here are such science super-geniuses, surely you couldn’t be that ignorant (or unable to use google)?

E.M.Smith
Editor
May 11, 2012 9:26 pm

@Gail Combs:
Well, as my contribution to the “Rat Controversy”, realize that while rabbits and rodents are closely related, we are closely related to both of them… which would explain why they work so well for lab, er, rats….
http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/glires-and-euarchontoglires/
It seems that the primate line split off, but not that long ago… so to call someone a “rat” is not that far off…
FWIW, both rats and bunnies have a kind of ‘hind gut fermentation’ that makes them ruminants. Our appendix is the remnant of that organ. It is not as inactive as some folks claim, and the bacteria that live in it may be making needed vitamins…
But thank God we gave up the rest of the ‘hind gut fermenter’ process. Eating the, um, fermented product; for a second pass…. so “eat, er poo” has ancestral precedent…

Bill Tuttle
May 11, 2012 9:41 pm

“Natural Climate Variation: It’s Not Just For Skeptics Anymore…”

GaryM
May 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Not a bill board, but….
(and with apologies to Michael McDonald)
Sung to the tune of Ya Moh B There
Heavenly Briffa makes the temps rise
He takes from one tree ring and warm trend – surprise!
Well it’s a dog-gone shame
But never too late for change
So if your chrono runs low
Just reach out and call their name, their name
(Chorus)
Yamal be there (up and over)
Yamal be there (up and over)
Yamal be there (up and over)
Yamal be there (up and over)
Whenever you call
Medieval warm trend lost in the night
The Little Ice Age sucks
Poof – gone out of sight
’cause it’s a long hard road
That leads to a warmer day (hey)
Don’t let the Earth grow cold
Just reach out and call their name, their name
(Chorus)
You can count on it brother
Yamal can still show us the way
Travelling through time
Briffa’s got to keep pushing on
No matter how much truth slips away
Yamal be there
(Chorus)

Editor
May 11, 2012 9:42 pm

Here’s another version of my it’s-the-sun billboard idea. Not-funny but possibly effective. Unlike my first attempt above, this one might actually be readable while driving?

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z36/AlecRawls/Environment%20and%20climate/BillboardSunBlue.png
Again, the substance of it is documented by my expose of omitted variable fraud in the First Order Draft of AR5.

Tim Minchin
May 11, 2012 9:44 pm

I’d have a picture of the entuire team mann et al with a picture of the Stanley Cup next to them

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 9:50 pm

[ Reply: Use standard HTML tags, but a subset. So, for example, to do italics, use OPEN ANGLE i CLOSE ANGLE then end the italics with OPEN ANGLE /i CLOSE ANGLE. If I can do it right, that would be 〈i〉 and 〈/i〉 It will be left as an exercise for the student to figure out how to do the text of it while preventing the effect 😉
For Bold do the same thing but with b instead of i. -ModE ]
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Thanks. My computer literacy is pretty spotty. I can follow ladder logic, if slowly. I can write Obel code, again, slowly. Back in the days of DOS I was the network administrator at my work location. But now, and on my home PC, well, AOL is still my actual ISP. What I know about PCs is like a strobe light, flashes of brilliance followed by darkness. (Now if I can just figure out what an “HTML tag” is …. 😎

Bill Tuttle
May 11, 2012 9:56 pm

Kimmie — have you ever considered a career in the rapidly-expanding field of Demotivational Posters?

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 10:04 pm

“What I know about PCs is like a strobe light, flashes of brilliance followed by darkness. ”
Not that my “brilliance” is ever that bright.

May 11, 2012 10:06 pm

Some Billboards I would like to see:
A billboard showing sea level in Manhattan (Westside Highway) in 1988 and again in 2012 with a caption that World Reknown Climate Scientist Hansen predicted it will be under water by 2008.
With a question at the bottom “Do you still think it is wise to spend $trillions$ and destroy the US and world economy based on the current status of climate science?”
Another one showing the surface temperature graph from 1990 to 2012 plotted along side of Hansen’s famous “Business as Usual” scenario.
Caption would be ” So who are the climate deniers?”
Another one could be one with a picture of a windmill…. 100,000 windmills built: For every GREEN JOB created… 2.4 real jobs LOST. The next one could be yours.

Allan MacRae
May 11, 2012 10:48 pm

I was enjoying this thread until the “Sales are down” chimp video.
I watched it and started to laugh – then, all of a sudden, it hit me:
HEY! I used to work there!
The boss with the cigar was named George, and he used to get pissed drunk every lunch hour and berate people all afternoon.
The CFO had an equally firm grasp of accounting principles – a calm, steady, even comatose hand at the financial tiller of the firm.
The easy, sleazy HR guy – how could I forget him?
The VP of Marketing was as upbeat and funny as ever.
The Chief Counsel was staunchly defending us from external threats, real and imagined.
They’ve all aged quite a bit, but I still recognized them, even after all these years.
I knew all these guys. Some days, I even miss (most of) them. 🙂

Gunga Din
May 11, 2012 10:54 pm

E.M.Smith says:
May 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm
…..But thank God we gave up the rest of the ‘hind gut fermenter’ process. Eating the, um, fermented product; for a second pass…. so “eat, er poo” has ancestral precedent…
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I’d have to disagree. Some on the CAGW gravy train still do.

Allan MacRae
May 11, 2012 11:06 pm

“Wind Power – It doesn’t just blow, it sucks!”
“Solar Power – Stick it where the Sun don’t shine!”

May 11, 2012 11:11 pm
May 11, 2012 11:21 pm

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/mikeupsidedown.jpg/
Poor quality image. But you get teh gist of it.
Mike

Geoff Sherrington
May 11, 2012 11:22 pm

[snip – sorry Geoff – Anthony]

May 11, 2012 11:39 pm

And my last contribution before I head off to bed….
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/mann2.jpg/

Geoff Sherrington
May 11, 2012 11:47 pm

Anthony, you guys are too good. Every time I try to slip one through I gat nabbed. But it was funny, was it not?
IMO, Naughty Kimmy is winning among bloggers so far, Smacky botty, but the Tiljander is tops.
…………………………………………………..
I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash, 1933, before the decline.
I think that there will never be
A cooling study of a tree.
Perhaps unless those ring counts fall
I’ll never see it warm at all.

Editor
May 12, 2012 12:15 am

Mike: “Plants need food too”
I like it.

John Whitman
May 12, 2012 12:28 am

This billboard on Hansen would be good advertizement for a certain blog sponsored by some NASA employess. : )
http://i49.tinypic.com/255oxg8.jpg
John

May 12, 2012 1:16 am

MANN, man who discovered, invented, described and misunderstood AMO, two will forever linked together; MANNAMO.
Do not mess with man with the Sicilian DNA, and yes don’t forget that Tree either
http://www.regione.sicilia.it/beniculturali/bibliotecacentrale/mango/immagini/g/mannamo.jpg
http://www.regione.sicilia.it/beniculturali/bibliotecacentrale/mango/mannamo.htm

Editor
Reply to  vukcevic
May 12, 2012 2:12 am

vukcevic says:
May 12, 2012 at 1:16 am:
re Mann and the AMO (from Coats of arms of the Nobiliario di Sicilia)
MANNAMO
This one:
MANNINO
is even better – he’s been barking up the wrong tree

Editor
Reply to  Verity Jones
May 12, 2012 3:10 am

This one is a serious attempt harping back to the 10:10 No Pressure campaign (e.g. here and here) which has been airbrushed out (http://www.1010global.org/no-pressure – no mention of the video in relation to 10th October 2010) and is now hard to find.
http://diggingintheclay.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/billboard.png?w=300&h=110

Editor
Reply to  Verity Jones
May 12, 2012 3:32 am
John Whitman
May 12, 2012 1:28 am

Well why doesn’t the TEAM from CG1 and CG2 advertise about their power to get CAGW research accepted quickly?
Here is a billboard advertisement for them:
http://i46.tinypic.com/30wryv6.jpg
John

mfo
May 12, 2012 1:37 am

There once was a climate team called Hockey
Whose predictions were ever so cocky
They said Earth was becoming like Venus
But strangely limp was their…..graph
So they hid their decline under a rocky

Disko Troop
May 12, 2012 1:48 am

Jimmy Haigh says:
May 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm
What is it with warmists who think they are rats? Or rabbits?
——
I bet none of them are dressing up and calling themselves kangaroos at the moment!

DirkH
May 12, 2012 1:49 am

Gunga Din says:
May 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm
“A question unrelated to the rat vs roach side theme, just how do you format a font here? Even when I copy/paste a comment that was in bold or italicized it still shows up as plain text.”
You don’t have those Bold, Italic etc buttons above the reply box? Try them, they just paste a pair of tags into your text.

John Whitman
May 12, 2012 1:59 am

Also, the TEAM from CG1 and CG2 were proud of their power to sidetrack, block publication and delay research by scientists skeptical of CAGW. SO THEY SHOULD ADVERTISE!
Here is a billboard for them to get some income from those wishing to silence skeptical research.
http://i50.tinypic.com/33agqoh.jpg
John

Don
May 12, 2012 2:02 am

My billboard would be more informative than funny:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/440/billboardxkt.png/
Hope I got the numbers in the ballpark. (estimated/alleged 110ppm increase in atmospheric CO2 from human action. Source: Wikipedia)

John A
May 12, 2012 2:41 am

My modest tribute to Anthony
http://goo.gl/adcPN

David, UK
May 12, 2012 3:47 am

[ Reply: Use standard HTML tags, but a subset. So, for example, to do italics, use OPEN ANGLE i CLOSE ANGLE then end the italics with OPEN ANGLE /i CLOSE ANGLE. If I can do it right, that would be 〈i〉 and 〈/i〉 It will be left as an exercise for the student to figure out how to do the text of it while preventing the effect 😉
For Bold do the same thing but with b instead of i. -ModE ]

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Gail Combs
May 12, 2012 3:52 am

Jimmy Haigh says:
May 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm
What is it with warmists who think they are rats? Or rabbits?
___________________________
May be they are trying to tell us they are rodents (and cockroaches,) a very telling analogy. Remember rodents and fleas (same Class, Hexapoda, as cockroaches) caused The Black Death: The Greatest Catastrophe Ever wiping out “60 per cent of Europe’s entire population.”
To the rat. My one and only class in Biology was in 1965 or there abouts and I am sure about 50% or more of what I learned has changed.

richardscourtney
May 12, 2012 4:30 am

DirkH says:
At May 12, 2012 at 1:49 am you say to Gunga Din:
“You don’t have those Bold, Italic etc buttons above the reply box? Try them, they just paste a pair of tags into your text.”
They are not above my rteply box. I wish they were.
Richard

Myrrh
May 12, 2012 4:33 am

Not a funny, but a blast from history:
“Over the oxygen supply of the body carbon dioxide spreads its protecting wings.” 1885, Miescher
Recently posted on:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/05/11/if-obama-is-going-to-kill-coal-he-has-to-hide-the-body/#comment-983192
&
To mix the analogies, as AGW fisics does, a variation on YAMAL –
One Tree To Rule Them All
And In Science Darkness Bind Them
With the three witches from Macbeth looking remarkably like Hansen and Mann and Trenberth casting the spell around a cauldron with the Yamal tree in it.

Lars P.
May 12, 2012 4:38 am

Great thanks! Humour is the best weapon against nonsense and hysteria!

dwyoder
May 12, 2012 5:06 am

Rattus: Hey Gail, you do what critters are represented by the genus Blattella, right? But then you folks here are such science super-geniuses, surely you couldn’t be that ignorant (or unable to use google)?
Hey, Rattus, would you like to buy a word for that first sentence? Mocking someone for being a genius, but having errors in their message is pure, well, genius.

May 12, 2012 5:16 am

I did a whole page of ads way back in 2009.
If links are still working you can turn them all into bumper stickers as per instructions.

May 12, 2012 5:19 am

richardscourtney says:

DirkH says:
At May 12, 2012 at 1:49 am you say to Gunga Din:
“You don’t have those Bold, Italic etc buttons above the reply box? Try them, they just paste a pair of tags into your text.”

They are not above my rteply box. I wish they were.
You need to install CA Assistant

May 12, 2012 5:38 am

“Earth3.0” Huh? No thanks for the link. They don’t need my traffic.The second article I read referred to me as a denier. They can go hang. More shills for the machine.
Don’t these idiots know that the political price for fixing the climate is our liberty. The cure is MUCH worse than the disease, even if all the doomsday sh!t were true.

May 12, 2012 5:40 am

Anthony, I appreciate you running this thread for rebuilding peace and good relationships with Heartland.
Several years back I downloaded three of Heartland’s posters. They were so nice, so polite, and so heartbreaking… in effect “please let us in on the debate”… “don’t slam the door in our face”… unfortunately I can no longer find them.

May 12, 2012 5:43 am

Myrrh
If you want to hear the Three Witches / Weird Sisters on Yamal, I got inspired.

richardscourtney
May 12, 2012 6:22 am

Lucy Skywalker:
Thankyou for your advice to me at May 12, 2012 at 5:19 am that says;
“You need to install CA Assistant”
Hmmm. I tried that but it did not work.
Richard

kim2ooo
May 12, 2012 6:32 am

GREAT BILLBOARDS 🙂
Snickers at the “bad Girl” comments
New one http://climaterealistponderings.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/246/

John Whitman
May 12, 2012 7:47 am

What a business opportunity for Scott Mandia in this billboard:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nlfndv.jpg
John

John Whitman
May 12, 2012 8:15 am

John Cook @ PseudoSkeptical Science could achieve a business boost from this billboard.
http://i46.tinypic.com/2zelbtc.jpg
John

kim2ooo
May 12, 2012 8:22 am

John Whitman says:
Snickers

John Whitman
May 12, 2012 8:58 am

kim2ooo says:
May 12, 2012 at 8:22 am
Snickers

– – – – – – –
kim2ooo,
Or rather . . . . . snicker-snack!

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum gree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wook,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
`And has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Calloh! Callay!
He chortled in his joy.
From the poem ‘The Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll

John

Gunga Din
May 12, 2012 9:13 am

richardscourtney says:
May 12, 2012 at 6:22 am
Lucy Skywalker:
Thankyou for your advice to me at May 12, 2012 at 5:19 am that says;
“You need to install CA Assistant”
Hmmm. I tried that but it did not work.
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I also thank all who have offered help. If one of my comments has bold or italics in it, then I figured it out.
Richard, the instruction page for CA mentions Firefox in the system requirements. It doesn’t mention Internet Explorer, which is what I use. Perhaps it doesn’t work with your browser either?

Frank
May 12, 2012 9:39 am

Great billboard. I might suggest curving the text upward to illustrate the effect. ( or downward when the text is right side up)

Myrrh
May 12, 2012 10:37 am

Lucy Skywalker says:
May 12, 2012 at 5:43 am
Myrrh
If you want to hear the Three Witches / Weird Sisters on Yamal, I got inspired
“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies” – that sums them up!

richardscourtney
May 12, 2012 10:50 am

Lucy and Gunga Din:
As is well known, you are a better man (and woman) than me, but I installed Firefox as instructed and I am using it to send this. But I still don’t have the ability to use italic, bold, etc..
It seems a pity that WUWT cannot provide the facility because it exists on Jo Nova’s blog.
Anyway, I thank you for your attempts to help me with this. Perhaps it doesn’t work because grumpy old men like me are not adequately competent at using others’ – and modern – software.
Richard

Bruce Cobb
May 12, 2012 2:06 pm

Climate Change.
The Debate is NOT Over.

Not Even Close.
http://www.heartland.org

Bruce Cobb
May 12, 2012 2:12 pm

Wanted to put a pic of a broken hockey stick in.

Jessie
May 12, 2012 6:02 pm

Richard Courtney et al
There is a TEST tab at the top right of WUWT home page. Using this page will help you practice with italics and bolds and the like.
The proffered billboard and web posters were very clever and some hilarious. The snipped offerings added to the intrigue.

Heggs
May 12, 2012 6:20 pm

@Jessie
Thank you

kim2ooo
May 12, 2012 6:38 pm

John Whitman says:
May 12, 2012 at 8:58 am
I thought that poem was about Star Wars 🙂
I looked it up…Mr Carroll seems to have had a bunch of people wondering.
Alice says: ‘Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas—only I don’t exactly know what they are! However, somebody killed something: that’s clear, at any rate”.
Thank you!

Philip Bradley
May 12, 2012 7:12 pm

While I don’t think solar effects are the cause of the measured warming, a billboard with a picture of the sun and the caption,’ The source of global warming’, would be effective.
It’s simple and easy to comprehend. The problem with many of the suggestions above is they would be lost on many if not most people.

rogerknights
May 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Here’s a forward-looking idea for a Josh cartoon. If there’s a downtrend in temperatures for the next two or three years, then a translucent hockey stick could be superimposed on a temperature chart with the blade pointing downwards and the shaft lying horizontal over the current hiatus. No caption would be needed.
Maybe the cartoon could be posted even now, with the caption, “What the future holds?” and the decline portion shown with dashed lines. It would be a good accompaniment to then next article predicting a major cooling trend.
……………..
Photoshop Patchy into a red-and-black Devil’s costume, add a pitchfork and an evil grin, and top it off with the caption, “Things will get warmer for you, ha-ha-ha!” His mephistopholean beard makes it perfect. Too bad Hansen lacks one, because that’s his recent message too.
……………
Heat waves rising (wiggly vertical lines) over a globe and forming themselves into a question mark, indicating doubt about warming.
…………..
A picture of Hansen or Gore with a red slash line across them, the slash being a downward pointing hockey stick..
…………..
A horizontal hockey stick slashed through with a standard red “NO” line.
……………
A pair of upraised shackled hands snapping a hockey stick (with its blade upturned at the right) in half. It is based on the well-known (to warmists) logo of the War Resisters League, in which the hands are snapping a rifle. It would be witty and annoying to warmists. The legend around the rim would read, “Gore Resisters league.”
……………
a Stevenson screen graphic: The eyes should be the sort of X’s that are conventionally used to indicate befuddlement or drunkenness, and the mouth should be down-turned to indicate an unhappy face. Or a green “Mr. Yuck” face.
…………
A cartoon of a quack doctor’s office. Mr. Globe is standing by while a wacky, weird-beard doc squints at a thermometer under a microscope (implying a nearly undetectable change from normal) with his thumb on the bulb, saying, “You have a fever.” On the wall is an ad for an ice pack with a price tag of $1 trillion.

Greg Cavanagh
May 12, 2012 7:50 pm

DR says:
May 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Greate quiz DR. I scored 75%.
And in the process realised the unibomber was more sane than Al Gore. Thanks for that.

rogerknights
May 12, 2012 9:09 pm

Revision from my post a couple of comments upthread:
A cartoon of a quack doctor’s office. Mr. Globe is standing by while a wacky, weird-beard doc squints at a thermometer under a magnifying glass that is focusing the rays from an intense worklight onto the thermometer, saying, “You have a fever.” On the shelf (or Mr. Globe’s head) is an ice pack with a price tag of $1 trillion.

Brian H
May 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Alec Rawls (two solar pix), maybe alcheson’s “jobs lost”, maybe the corn one; Bill Tuttle’s “not just for skeptics anymore”, John Whiteman’s NASA, John A’s Mencken, some of Lucy’s bumper stickers — are a) short enough to read in a couple of seconds, and b) not so inside-baseball that they might mean something to those not “following” the issue on the Web.
Visitors and commenters here seem to have little idea just how little most people know about the grotty details of the Warmist deceptions, etc.

Brian H
May 12, 2012 9:29 pm

Richard and Gunga Din;
the “CA Assistant” is a FIREFOX tool — and depends on having the Greasemonkey add-on installed to execute the script.
As for the HTML tags, use <i> </i> for italics, <b> </b> for bold.
Gunga Din: to display the carets the way I just did, there are HTML codes: & lt ; for < , without the spaces, etc. (To see it in action, since you have CA Assistant, click the < symbol to see it appear in your text).

Brian H
May 12, 2012 9:35 pm

To clarify, that sequence is ampersand-lt-semicolon, as a single string, and ampersand-gt-semicolon for > , etc.

Geoff Sherrington
May 12, 2012 9:53 pm

@ kim2000 Do you realise that a search for “kim” puts you in the middle of Wikimedia?

rogerknights
May 12, 2012 10:11 pm

PS: That quack-doc-with-thermometer cartoon I just suggested should be drawn in a “Far Side” style.

cuibono1969
May 12, 2012 10:47 pm

Self-referencial: “This electronic billboard will no longer operate when the climate alarmists have abolished electricity”.

D. J. Hawkins
May 13, 2012 12:16 am

Allan MacRae says:
May 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I knew all these guys. Some days, I even miss (most of) them. 🙂
Have you tried adjusting your windage? 😉

Scarface
May 13, 2012 1:05 am

Hi Anthony,
I’ve tried to make one:
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3430/billboard2s.jpg
Kind regards,
Scarface

Gail Combs
May 13, 2012 12:59 pm

Scarface says:
May 13, 2012 at 1:05 am
I like that one and hopefully most people would get it and check it out.

Bill Tuttle
May 13, 2012 8:58 pm

Geoff Sherrington says:
May 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm
@ kim2000 Do you realise that a search for “kim” puts you in the middle of Wikimedia?

How far is that from Trenton?

Geoff Sherrington
May 13, 2012 10:55 pm

Bill Tuttle – How far from Trenton? Well, way past where you have ever been, even past the Delaware River.

Bill Tuttle
May 14, 2012 12:58 am

Second star on the right and straight on ’til morning, then. Got it.

Gail Combs
May 14, 2012 5:48 am

Here are two more ideas
You lost your job because the United Nation said
If it ain’t computer modeled it ain’t scientific data.
Want the real story? => http://www.heartland.org
or
What ate your Job?
The United Nations Crazy Climate Computer theories.
Want the real science? => http://www.heartland.org

woodNfish
May 14, 2012 8:39 am

Unfortunately Anthony, almost no one would understand what your bill board means. Heartland’s billboard was obvious and actually right on the mark. Remember the Ugandans who were being killed for carbon credits? You had a post about it:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/09/25/they-had-to-burn-the-village-to-save-it-from-global-warming/
http://www.infowars.com/armed-troops-burn-down-homes-kill-children-to-evict-ugandans-in-name-of-global-warming/

Alan Watt
May 14, 2012 8:43 am

All these good ideas just underline how stupid Heartland was to run the original billboard. Memo to Joe Bast: fire your current PR firm and just come to WUWT for ad concepts — save $$ and trouble at the same time.

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