Friday Funny – 52 excuses to blow your carbon diet

Josh writes of the recent list extension to 52 excuses for ‘the pause’.

Celebrating over 50 Pause Excuses – our unique collection of fully grant fattening tasty morsels

50-flavors-pauseFlavours being added all the time.

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September 12, 2014 6:55 am


September 12, 2014 7:01 am

We need Admad to do a spoof of 50 ways to leave your lover. Change the words to 52 ways to excuse your pause.

Reply to  philjourdan
September 12, 2014 9:29 am

I’ll work on it. For lols only, you understand.

Reply to  Admad
September 12, 2014 2:24 pm

As suggested….

Thai Rogue
Reply to  Admad
September 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Awesome! Well done. I’m sharing this.

Reply to  Admad
September 13, 2014 2:54 am

Admad – you is a legend!

Reply to  Admad
September 15, 2014 11:16 am

Your previous works have been worth every LOL!

Reply to  Admad
September 15, 2014 12:04 pm

YOu never disappoint! Thanks! I will never listen to that Paul simon again without thinking of the pause! 😆

September 12, 2014 7:14 am

Poor Mike, he’s suffering from male mental pause.

Reply to  TRG
September 12, 2014 7:19 am

Watch out for litigation

Reply to  JohnB
September 12, 2014 10:25 pm

Should that be ligatation?

Reply to  TRG
September 12, 2014 8:45 am

Well, he is developing those moobs.

September 12, 2014 7:18 am

Fifty Shades of Bray ?

Reply to  JohnB
September 12, 2014 7:50 am

Bravo, Sir.

September 12, 2014 7:19 am

Josh has surpassed himself ! 🙂

September 12, 2014 7:26 am

Josh has reached new heights with this one.
Fabulous and Stupendous. Do I need to add 50 more?

George Applegate
September 12, 2014 7:39 am

Climate science is like a box of chocolates. You never know what excuse you’re gonna get.

Robert W Turner
September 12, 2014 7:41 am

Careful here Josh, You’re using Grimace’s — from McDonald’s fame — likeliness.

September 12, 2014 7:41 am

I will never look at a box of chocolates the same again!

September 12, 2014 7:45 am

Candy’s Dandy
Liquor’s Quicker
‘H’ot is not!
Apologies to Ogden Nash

September 12, 2014 8:02 am

I found this interesting article. I could not help but note that every one of these applies to the church of CAGW:

September 12, 2014 8:13 am

Over 50 excuses reminds me of an Einstein quote…
When a pamphlet was published entitled 100 Authors Against Einstein, Einstein retorted “If I were wrong, one would be enough.”

September 12, 2014 8:39 am

September 12, 2014 8:42 am

This is my favorite Josh yet, and that is saying a lot given what he has produced so far.

September 12, 2014 8:57 am

Perhaps there should be a mounted knight in full armor in the background with a banner streaming behind him with this slogan on it,

Adversus Solem Ne Loquitor


Reply to  John Whitman
September 12, 2014 9:11 am

PS – The knight could have a resemblance to Svensmark.

Reply to  John Whitman
September 12, 2014 9:25 am

nemo iudex in causa sua

September 12, 2014 9:34 am

Johan on September 12, 2014 at 9:25 am
– – – – – – – – –
γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Reply to  John Whitman
September 12, 2014 9:41 am

PS – ‘γνῶθι σεαυτόν’ pronounced in English as ‘gnōthi sauton (or seauton)’.

Reply to  John Whitman
September 12, 2014 12:49 pm

Know thyself.
Perhaps Dr Mann is in his local Greek restaurant, has just .consumed “brain with sauté potatoes,” and is beginning to enjoy his just desserts.

Bryan A
September 12, 2014 10:11 am

with 52, you have a Deck of Cards for building a flimsy House of Cards

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Bryan A
September 12, 2014 10:15 am

Don’t forget, Bryan, you need to add a couple of Jokers! Now, I wonder…..

Bryan A
Reply to  Harry Passfield
September 12, 2014 12:24 pm

Looks like Mickie Mann might still have a job after all

Tom in Florida
September 12, 2014 10:16 am

Ya’ll is barking up the wrong tree. Everyone knows its not the heat but the humidity that kills you.

Harry Passfield
September 12, 2014 10:22 am

Blow me down, Josh! You seem to have mastered the art of those ‘Magic’ pictures: cross your eyes and all is revealed. If one looks to the right of picture (Mann’s left), sitting alongside him is Casper’s ghost – eyes wide open and hand to mouth! I kid you not! It shows up quite well on my laptop!!
Maybe it’s the Ghost of Climate Past (ymmv)…

Reply to  Harry Passfield
September 12, 2014 11:23 am

Got him. Took a sec…

Reply to  Harry Passfield
September 13, 2014 12:02 am

great eyes! got the ghost!

September 12, 2014 12:18 pm

Just a shot in the dark, but I think Josh has been watching reruns of “Scrubs.” In particular, the one where Janitor eats the potpourri. Still, it is a wonderful adaptation.

Gentle Tramp
September 12, 2014 12:23 pm

Also Prof. Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London is quite happy about the many sweet excuses of choice as you can listen in this BBC interview: … 😉

Gentle Tramp
Reply to  Gentle Tramp
September 12, 2014 1:42 pm

And I forgot to mention:
Prof. Haigh claims here that the climate pause wasn’t an surprise for her IPCC tribe at all… !??!
Really? So why didn’t they tell so in advance? And why did they not admit the existence of the pause until around 2 years ago

Bill Parsons
September 12, 2014 12:27 pm

Re: “Every excuse under the sun (except the sun…”
Except that “the sun” was… well, Number One.

Reply to  Bill Parsons
September 12, 2014 3:28 pm

Indeed! Those chocs make no sense whatsoever 😉

Bill Parsons
Reply to  Josh (@Cartoonsbyjosh)
September 12, 2014 3:46 pm

Plus it’s offensive to see parody of someone whom I’m beginning to resemble so closely. (I just need to grow a goatee.) I’m just glad to see you drew the line at the man-boobs.

Gary Hladik
September 12, 2014 12:37 pm

Didn’t Simon & Garfunkel have a song, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”?

September 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Absolutely brilliant Josh!
That picture sure does his bald porkiness with the sparse chin whiskers proud!

DD More
September 12, 2014 2:08 pm

Remember, William Tweed , known as Boss Tweed’s Quote
“I don’t care a straw for your newspaper articles; my constituents don’t know how to read, but they can’t help seeing them damned pictures.”
Very effective.

September 12, 2014 3:05 pm

These aren’t just chocs, these are climate science chocs.
What flavours would there be?
Ess-oh-tu – Straight from the orient this mix of finest sulphur with a double helping of creamy oxygen wrapt in a smoky shell.
Nox – a flavour to make your mouth water if not your eyes.
Volcano – this little cone is packed full of hot gooey stuff that will liven up the dullest of parties.
Cherry Pix – we’d select the best and discard the rest to ensure that you feel the heat.
En S’eau – This naughty little choc comes in hot and cold flavours but watch out, it has a nasty habit of repeating on you.
La Ninas and El Ninos – right next to En S’eau in the box, these tasty treats make things really unpredictable. Caution, may cause wind.
Missing Heat – Sorry, this is one confectionary we haven’t found yet but we’ve left a space in the box for when we do (disclaimer – we offer no compensation for the shortfall but assure customers it will be in the next selection you purchase… or the next (disclaimer – this assurance should not be considered a binding contract or guarantee)).
Aerosols – these butt hole shaped candies are a firm favourite with the climate scientist in your life. There’s no occasion where they won’t be welcome. But be careful, take too many and your arguments begin to stink.

Reply to  TinyCO2
September 13, 2014 3:13 am

You beat me to it TinyCO2. Cherry Pix sounds yummy. I was trying to compile a list of chocolate selections too.
Need to work on . . . .

September 12, 2014 8:16 pm

For those non brits who haven’t seen the original advert

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