Josh on "Mann of Rigor"

“Robust” has a new image. Josh writes:

Over at Climate Audit Steve McIntyre’s posts on the ‘Mann vs Steyn’ battle are great fun to read and the comments are very entertaining. The posts are here, here, here, here, here, and here, with another post added today.


Many thanks, Steve, for a great set of posts – the cartoons are queuing up.

Cartoons by Josh

PS In case you are wondering where Mann’s attire comes from the reference is here.

[I suppose if Skeptical Science can do it, so can Josh, right? – Anthony]

38 thoughts on “Josh on "Mann of Rigor"

  1. I noticed that Mann stated in a response to a former student that he’s color blind… Perhaps some cartoons designed just for him might be in order?
    (evil chuckle, as thoughts run to pastels that in monochromatic hues would sort of.. run together…)
    …. But that handicap could explain why he missed the MWP when calculating the Hockey Stick…
    He just couldn’t see it!

  2. Some rigor!
    Btw. I followed the link to the WUWT to the Skeptical Science takes ‘creepy’ to a whole new level and noticed the black and white photo of german soldiers from the 1940s, where “Herr John Cook” was scribbled onto the image. I thought it strange no swastikas could be seen and the symbols in the image were unknown to me. After googling the image I found what looks like the original, complete with swastikas.
    Clearly, what has happened is that the swastikas have been carefully replaced (using Photoshop or similar) with black and white versions of the SkS logo…. both on the banners in the background and on the white podium. It makes you think…
    Not sure if this has been noted before, but there it is….

  3. mountainape5 says:
    February 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    How come he hasn’t sued Josh yet?
    Perhaps he was discouraged by thoughts of Josh live toon blogging the trial.

  4. Josh, while the garbage can lid is good, I second changing the shield to a tree slice with widely varying ring widths at various compass points on the circles. It could have a spike in the centre reminiscent of a Viking/Scandinavian source.

  5. DJ, I noticed the resemblance as well. I also think the figure to the right resembles our own little emperor himself in disguise.

  6. Cor! Now that feral beavers aka “Castor fiber” have been cited in Devon for the first time since. c. AD 1500, eagle-eating eco-twits may find assistance in their damsite endeavors.
    International socialism, national socialism– leave it to Beaver, twit-heads.

  7. Crispin in Waterloo says:
    February 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    Josh, while the garbage can lid is good, I second changing the shield to a tree slice …

    I’m not an artist but if a future version uses a tree slice then it should definitely be a splintered tree slice.
    (And a broken and dangling hockey stick.)

  8. mountainape5 says:
    February 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    How come he hasn’t sued Josh yet?
    because the cartoon is way more flattering than real life.

  9. Science do have a hall of fame that is either formal or informal through the text books. What we need is a science hall of disgrace to record the crooks, swindlers, and of course the officials who covered up and supported fake science. Let’s examine Galileo’s case. Galileo was persecuted and suffered a lot.Maybe Galileo’s potential contribution to science could have been more if not for the mental anguished and distraction. Galileo’s prosecutors had their field day in persecuting Galileo. They had the power and pomp of office. They had the money, fame, and other things that would really entice the ” scientists” of today to follow the official line just like in the old soviet union. Yet we never heard or recall who were his prosecutors and some of the dirty linens of those prosecutors. A hall of shame might even be more interesting to the public and it will also put some of the “scientists” to take a hard look before they swallow the temptation of cooking their work.

  10. Josh,
    Is that cartoon going to appear on your next calender and is Anth@ny going to send it as a Christmas present?

  11. Maybe the next cartoon with a hockey stick should have it patched up and held together with baling wire and duct tape?

  12. Where has all the rigor gone? Long time passing
    Where has all the rigor gone? Long time ago
    Where has all the rigor gone? Shunned by warmists, every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

  13. Thank you, Skeptics, for not cowering to Mann and his friends, the establishment shills. Thank you Anthony, Steve, Judith and all.

  14. @ DJ
    “I noticed that Mann stated in a response to a former student that he’s color blind…”
    It seems to me that te poor ol’ Mann is blind to reality as well: 17+ years of stability remain unnoticed??? TsTsTs….

  15. This is the night Of the expanding man
    I take one last drag As I approach the stand
    I cried when I wrote this song Sue me if I play too long

    Steely Dan – Deacon Blues

  16. Something tells me he’s forgotten to wear a cup under that thing. When he goes to trial, it’ll matter.

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