MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Google, the makers of the Nest™ thermostat that totally does not track your every movement and thought, has partnered with climate activist Greta Thunberg to make a thermostat that scowls at you when you attempt to turn the heat up.
The Greta Thunberg Thermostat™ also emits an audible, “How dare you” if it hears you emit dangerous methane into the atmosphere in the form of a fart.https://babylonbee.com/news/new-greta-thunberg-thermostat-scowls-at-you-when-turning-the-heat-up
The thermostat has many new features:
- A backlit screen that displays the names of people who will probably die because you bumped it from 63º to 64º in mid-January.
- Emits a loud siren if you leave the front door open for more than three seconds.
- Reports you to the United Nations Climate Police if it feels like you might be thinking about turning on a lamp.
- Smiles at you when you turn the heat down, but it still looks like a scowl.
Read the full story the the Babylon Bee.
Good Grief! Don’t give them any more ideas.
My guess is that anybody who bought this would do so as a giggle. Who knows, it could be a good money-spinner for the Bee!
It is hard to do parody of the inherently riduculous.
It is already here. I read somewhere that Alexa caught a pedofile, and her testimony was admitted in court.
That’s twisted. I think of all those who tried to go to court regarding the last election or the parents of transgender children who lost their case, only to hear they’re now going with a robot…
I thought it was serious, I din’t realise it was parody.
A snowglobe would be a good idea
You mean it’s not serious!?
Thank God, you just made my day…….
Is there a version that shows jet exhaust coming at you from John Kerry taking off in a jet? or maybe a 40-vehicle motorcade of Biden scrolling by?
No. You’re thinking of the screensaver-ringtone that plays:
1. “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane” (“Peter, Paul, & Mary” with John Kerry’s jet exhaust)
2. “Low Rider” (“War” with Cheech and Chong and others cruising slowly by)
LOL! very funny…
You laugh now.
You nearly had me as I skipped over Babylon Bee at the top!
No doubt it will be “fact-checked” by Snopes or one of the others. The Babylon Bee has had several of their pieces fact-checked and are quite proud of it. It’s one of my favorites these days.
Why stop at a thermostat? Why not an EV that does its best not to go anywhere and sneers at the driver etc?
I test drove a plug in Hybrid on Saturday. It was the only model they had of the Cupra Formentor, crossover SUV (easy 4×6 foot+ people on board) of which there is the 245bhp and 310bhp petrol models, but I wanted to get my wife interested in the car so I elected to test the 245bhp hybrid model.
Well sorted car, beautiful to drive, but like 45% of UK households we have no off road parking and therefore no means of plugging it in.
And let me tell you, regenerative braking feels creepy. I’m a car nut (an old one) so having to accelerate to stop something doing the braking for me seems counter intuitive and counter productive.
Lifting off on approach to a set of traffic lights, as one would normally do, induces braking to regenerate power for the battery. Conventionally one would lift off the gas at, say, 50 yards from the lights and simply drift using engine braking until manually braking to a halt.
(The numbers I use here are meaningless, it’s the concept I’m questioning).
I found myself using the ‘gas’ or EV power to overcome the regenerative braking or I would have stopped 20 yards short of the lights.
I would get used to it very quickly, but I fail t see how using gas or EV power to overcome automatic regenerative braking saves fuel? Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, surely?
Am I missing something, other than by ridiculously fine margins?
Beautiful car to drive other than that. The full fat, 2 Litre, turbocharged, 4WD version (No hybrid involved) gets to 62MPH in less than 4.9 seconds, cost’s about £40k and will return around 35mpg – 40mpg on a journey. NOTE – a UK gallon is slightly more than a US gallon.
I just got back from a trip to York. I don’t recall seeing any chargers at all.
Get a hybrid that you don’t have to plug in. Then you get all the benefits without all the hassles.
Plug for the Honda iMMD (as in the new Civic) system here – it’s really refined and one may adjust the regenerative braking using flappy paddles.
I admit that bit still requires acclimatisation.
And yeah, I still prefer a big old ICE in my NSX ultimately!
I wonder if Facebook would flag this as a criminal untruth and “fact check” me if I reposted this.
Ah, but too many of my friends are rather far to the left and might report me to a “re-education camp” if I tried.
I confess that these days when a site like the Babylon Bee posts something funny like this as parody, it takes me too long to figure out that it’s not reality. Like Bill Maher said, if your stated policies sound like they could be articles in the Onion, perhaps it’s time to reconsider your outlook.
I quit FB some years ago. I lost friends I had argued with face to face with for 50 years because the medium is so restricted. I’m happy too accept the blame for that because I might have called someone a w*nker online, but they couldn’t see the smile on my face. (I didn’t, but hopefully you get the point).
I was kicked off Twitter because I disagreed with someone (probably over climate, gender sh*t, BLM or something) and I was told to apologise. I didn’t. So f*ck Twitter, and Musk for that matter (although I quite like the guy) because I have no way of getting back on the platform other than by apologising for what I said.
I’m happy enough with sane platforms like WUWT and notalotofpeopleknowthat but griff has pledged not to return (again) so having a spirited debate online is very difficult now. It won’t last long though, griff will return!
I haven’t lost friends yet. I don’t think I will. What I’ve lost is interest in acquaintances with people on my friends list who lean so far to the left that they post all kinds of crazy stuff.
I wasn’t aware we lost our griff. I wouldn’t mind spirited debate. I think it’s great in general. But kind of a unicorn in and of itself. Griff never debated anything. He just trolled us and then refused to acknowledge any rebuttal.
There was that debate between Koonin and Dessler. I was hopeful about it, but Koonin, as wonderful as his book was, seemed about as interested in being there as the Mondecito Prince is interested in curbing his private jet use.
We’ve lost the capacity to debate in this world. That’s part of why I have very little hope for the future of civilization. We’re headed into a new Dark Ages, and our children will wield the swords.
“I wasn’t aware we lost our griff.”
Griff was afraid the new registration requirement for posting would expose his personal data to the world.
Obviously, that is not the case, so the only reason Griff wouldn’t return is because he doesn’t want to argue anymore, which I find hard to believe.
So I think we will probably see more of Griff.
I thought Susan Crockford’s latest article might have flushed ole Griff out of the lurker world. You know how sensitive he is about polar bears.
My children have taken up my cry of
“Either come in or go out and shut that door I’m not paying to heat the whole street”
With their children
My dad is the worst for that. (standing in my open doorway) So I installed an inner set of doors so that I can close off the vestibule, and now he can stand in the open doorway all day long and the only thing that will happen is the vestibule gets cold 🙂
Love the Bee
Especially as it’s articles seem more grounded in reality than climate science, or medical science, or……..
You get the picture
Last week I started using the wood stove. The wood is sustainable, in fact, increasing faster than I can keep up with its relentless growth. Some say the growth is because of extra CO2 floating around. I read Greta can see the stuff. Not me. But who doesn’t believe it is there?
The wood has triple warming characteristics, namely, cutting it, splitting it, and burning it. It is here on my property, so I don’t have to pelletize it and ship it thousands of miles.
The funny part is that keeping the house temperature about 72°F is so easy I have time to read silly stores about the Climate Cult.
I haven’t used my woodburning stove yet this season but it is sitting there ready to go if needed.
Originally it was going to be a picture of Biden until the makers realised no one takes any notice of a blank face.
Uh, Alexa is taking names.
The Pest Thermostat
Who’s more stupid Greta or world leaders who listen to her? Reminds me of a story about a village in Africa where a 12 yr old (IIRC) girl instructed the village elders to kill all livestock. Didn’t work out well.