Friday Funny – Licking the Gore effect

I’m sure many readers have seen the movie that is now a holiday classic called A Christmas Story. There is a scene in that movie where the character Flick, acting on a “triple-dog dare”, gets his tongue stuck to a sub freezing flagpole.

Flick

Leave it to Investors Business Daily to render this famous scene with the essence of Gore:

gore_tongue

h/t to Harold Ambler

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March 14, 2014 5:09 am

Since the Met Office announced that global warming was behind a continuous series of Atlantic storms hitting the UK, the weather has turned for the better and it’s rather dry and warm.

March 14, 2014 5:10 am

I keep wondering when RFK Jr. will publish another piece in the L.A. Times describing the unbroken string of winters with continually perfect sledding conditions that he remembers experiencing growing up in Washington, D.C. in the 1960s. Human memory is as fallible, if not more, surrounding weather as it is on any subject. Gore, too, has told us more than once that he has “noticed” changes on his farm as the Earth has hotted up so frighteningly. One change down there on his Tennessee homestead I’m sure about: You can now stream “Dumb and Dumber” on Netflix.

Coach Springer
March 14, 2014 5:17 am

Harold Ambler says:
March 14, 2014 at 5:10 am
… Gore, too, has told us more than once that he has “noticed” changes on his farm as the Earth has hotted up so frighteningly. One change down there on his Tennessee homestead I’m sure about: You can now stream “Dumb and Dumber” on Netflix.
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Why stream when it’s reality?

March 14, 2014 5:20 am

Now that’s funny and I don’t care who you are…

Steve Keohane
March 14, 2014 5:30 am

I also enjoyed this one from 2010:
http://i45.tinypic.com/t64it5.jpg

Frank K.
March 14, 2014 5:50 am

Funny cartoon!
On a related note, we just broke an “all time” record low for this date in my locale in western New Hampshire: -13F this morning (previous record -11 F set back in 1926).
I’m sure many cold temperature records were broken in the region this morning.

Damian
March 14, 2014 5:51 am

Nice.

Damian
March 14, 2014 5:55 am

Harold what you are describing is the narcissistic babyboomer effect. There is no other point of reference. The universe began sometime around 1948.

JohnWho
March 14, 2014 5:56 am

Uh, I don’t think it is Gore’s tongue that is on the “global warming ice pole”.
Perhaps it is that which makes him the “butt” of our humor?
Just an observation.
🙂

JohnWho
March 14, 2014 5:57 am

On a more serious note:
“There is a scene in that movie where the character Flick, acting on a “triple-dog dare”, gets his tongue stuck to a sub freezing flagpole.”
Sadly, as the globe warms, just as kids will no longer see snow, so too will this be a thing of the past.

March 14, 2014 6:06 am

Yes, it will be hard to find a school with a flag pole.

CaligulaJones
March 14, 2014 6:46 am

a) Toronto almost broke another cold record yesterday
b) the difference was 2/10ths of a degree
c) anyone who tells me that 2/10ths of a degree can be measured by any sort of memory or anecdotal evidence should be made to stand out in the cold while we “lower” the temperature by 2/10ths of a degree. And that’s centigrade…

March 14, 2014 7:07 am

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 12:19 ESV
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Pamela Gray
Thou shalt get caught by your own lying tongue.

March 14, 2014 7:12 am

RE: “Fritz says:
March 14, 2014 at 6:06 am
Yes, it will be hard to find a school with a flag pole.”
What an excellent come back! I got my laugh for the day.

rogerknights
March 14, 2014 7:30 am

Here’s a funny cartoon of Gore in a straitjacket:
http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/zegs-take/2013/10/burning-mad/

Bruce Cobb
March 14, 2014 7:37 am

According to Warmology physiks, the heat in that flagpole is there, but has simply traveled to the inside.

Crispin in Waterloo
March 14, 2014 7:41 am

Well-chosen words, Pamela. That is hilarious!
We will be facing (again) -30 C wind chill in a couple of days. We had to dig out 10″ of drifting global warming from the drive and sidewalk again this week at -18 C. The neighbourhood is fed up. We can’t even see properly to get out of the driveway.

Ralph Kramden
March 14, 2014 7:41 am

“As the global temperature plummets bitterly cold winters will become the norm.”
While the UAH global temp does have a negative slope for the last five years I thought I would have a little fun and phrase it the way an alarmist might.

John Whitman
March 14, 2014 7:44 am

I “triple-dog dare” Al Gore to revise his ‘Inconvenient Truth’ without the refuted Mann (and successors) input to the hockey stick graph and with thriving polar bears populations. Oh, and a balanced discussion of the current ~17 years of non-warming. And don’t forget to truthfully show the failed GCMs (models)) sponsored by the IPCC. And don’t forget observation based TCR and ECS estimates trending downward out the ‘catastrophic zone’ and well into the ‘beneficial zone’.
He can easily include skeptical thinker appearances in the revised version, that were totally absent from the original IT.
Al Gore, come on . . . “triple-dog dare” . . . . hey, revising to correct and admit mistakes is the scientific thing to do. Hell, you might even invite an actual debate . . . . .
Then, Hansen’s exaggerated game will be over.
John

richard
March 14, 2014 7:48 am

I have found the MET to be really reliable for weather now.
Just expect the opposite of any forecast/casting of the Runes and you won’t go wrong.

Crispin in Waterloo
March 14, 2014 7:52 am

Waterloo sets new all time record for this date (yesterday)
-19.4 v.s. the 1926 record of -18.6 degrees C.
Colder weather coming in two days.

timspence10
March 14, 2014 7:55 am
timspence10
March 14, 2014 7:58 am

Where is Al Gore by the way? he’s gone all quiet a bit like Michael Mann, maybe they’re stuck in ice somewhere.

Taphonomic
March 14, 2014 8:04 am

In other comedic takedowns of politicians, Dennis Miller rants about Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) after the Senate pajama party: “But simply, her secret service name is ‘polar vortex,’ alright? She is an idiot. She is bat guano crazy.”
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/03/14/Dennis-Miller-on-Barbara-Boxers-Global-Warming-Activism-She-is-an-idiot-She-is-bat-guano-crazy

Crispin in Waterloo
March 14, 2014 8:06 am

; @MODS Do not Post
Re the label under “Unreliable” websites – John Cook
I have achieved some success/discipline dealing with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) which is tied up with the EPA and who-knows-what-else at the White House with a complaint last January (2013) about them making:
“…anonymous, undocumented, changes to their test methods”
and uploading the new version to their website using the same version number as the previous one. The wording is appropriate for the publishing industry.
I am suggesting that the footnote be edited to read:
“Due to (1) the deletion, anonymous editing, extension and amending of posted user comments and (2) anonymous, undocumented post-publication revisions of article contents after significant user commenting.”
I understand that it was indeed posted comments that were later edited. That is culpability in extremis and the site should be shunned for commenting.
Regards
Crispin

Jimbo
March 14, 2014 8:35 am

Harold Ambler says:
March 14, 2014 at 5:10 am
I keep wondering when RFK Jr. will publish another piece in the L.A. Times describing the unbroken string of winters with continually perfect sledding conditions that he remembers experiencing growing up in Washington, D.C. in the 1960s. Human memory is as fallible, if not more, surrounding weather as it is on any subject……

That’s why I produced an extreme weather list for 1935 when atmospheric co2 was below the safe level of 350ppm.

jorgekafkazar
March 14, 2014 9:19 am

Fritz says: “Yes, it will be hard to find a school with a flag pole.”
The Chinese have flags.

Berényi Péter
March 14, 2014 9:27 am

Yes, but the US covers 6% of land on the globe, the flagpole surface area being a tiny fraction of it and Gore’s tongue is his least indispensable body part. Therefore the scenario is still consistent with warming, only someone else will have to say it. Which is exhilarating in itself.

TRG
March 14, 2014 11:16 am

My only problem with the cartoon is that the fork in the tongue does not show clearly.

Roy Spencer
March 14, 2014 12:01 pm

actually, the school scenes in the movie were filmed in Canada.

eyesonu
March 14, 2014 3:21 pm

The tongue sort of looks like a foot. Could he be eating something?
There’s something about the nose and upper lip that seems to get my attention but I just can’t figure out what it is.

Gunga Din
March 14, 2014 7:42 pm

Roy Spencer says:
March 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
actually, the school scenes in the movie were filmed in Canada.

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To shoot the scene they drilled a hole in the pole and ran a plastic tube to a vacuum pump to provide a little suction to give the illusion that his tongue was actually stuck to the pole.
If they did the scene with Al Gore they wouldn’t need artificial suction.

Gunga Din
March 14, 2014 7:46 pm

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March 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Roy Spencer says:
March 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
actually, the school scenes in the movie were filmed in Canada.

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To shoot the scene they drilled a hole in the pole and ran a plastic tube to a vacuum pump to provide a little suction to give the illusion that his tongue was actually stuck to the pole.
If they did the scene with Al Gore they wouldn’t need artificial suction.

bushbunny
March 14, 2014 7:55 pm

I enjoyed the movie on video, still have it. It does remind me of snowy winters in my youth, rarely did we get snow at Christmas, but lots of hoar frost. But plenty of snow afterwards even up to and including Easter time. The North of England and Scotland had plenty of snow, but down south it varied. Anyway, we get snow in Australia regularly up on the Alps of Victoria and Southern NSW, and here in New England on the elevated areas (above 1000 metres) sometimes lower.

V. Uil
March 14, 2014 9:12 pm

Alas Albert Gore has not gone quiet. He has simply moved to a warmer clime for the winter. Here is an article on his recent talk in South Africa where summer is ending.
http://mg.co.za/article/2014-03-13-climate-change-making-everything-more-extreme#comment_thread
I suspect Albert now follows the sun. After all you don’t get many takers on Climate Change if you are rabbiting on about the earth getting warmer in the middle of a blizzard and record cold.
Expect Albert to resurface when the northern summer gets going and there is a heat wave somewhere in the US.

Mkelley
March 15, 2014 6:58 pm

After the winter from Hell here in Montana, a 78 year old man told me he has never seen as much snow as is visible in our nearby Beartooth Mountains. Our June runoff may be amazing.

March 16, 2014 11:05 pm

PLOT TWIST!

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