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Jun 6, 2011
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So I wandered over to the mumbrella site that has captured FD’s imagination – and looked at 2 minutes of their 25 minute crappy video on Crikey’s Video of the day – and I’m gobsmacked that FD so needs a day in media therapy that he would catch the train up to Sydney and sit for two days in this media wanktank.
My goodness. I mean he can already draw Rupert, Andrew Blot, Miranda Verandah, Michelle le Grat and Laurie Oakes. What else is there to know about media ?
Gloom. We need a dog catcher. I hope that not’s a skills shortage issue.
Disaster: no current ‘toon today, Firsty has hotfooted to Sydney. Somebody let him off the leash.
CLYTIE: Good one. Congratulations. 😎
I took the opportunity to pass the virtual hug onto the ANU, and received a very friendly response in which they said they were putting “Hug a Climate Scientist” into their media diary for Friday. Cartoon canines FTW. 🙂
(My original email below)
You may or may not be aware that Crikey’s First Dog on the Moon
cartoonist has declared today National Hug a Climate Scientist Day.
Since I’m a bit far away, I’m taking this opportunity to send your
climate scientists some warm fuzzies (probably not carbon neutral, but
you can’t have everything).
Seriously, my family and probably a great many other people are severely
embarrassed that anyone short of the Catholic Church would threaten a
scientist for doing his or her job, and wish to assure you that despite
current political behaviour, most Australians are not hiding under the
bed and blaming everyone else when something changes.
It’s our world: we’ll fix it.
(Also, the cartoon is good. 😉 )
AR & Zut: Pah! Effete pen-pushing pissants! Wot abat the old pencil, eh? If it were good enow for my ol pa, it be good enough for me. D’ye thing that young Charlie Darwin used a pen while rounding the Horn, or roundin’ oop tortoises on the Galapagos? You try getting a pen and ink, let alone these newfangled Frenchie Biro things to work at 40 below, like Doug Mawson ‘ad to when ol’ Mertz took his blessed pen down t’crevasse. Nay, lad, ’tis the good old HB that science is done wit’, but you try tellin the young of today that! They dooon’t believe you!
Ok, this is probably the right time to out myself: I’m a biro denialist. Fountain pens forever, yay.
How times be a’changing – in the 50s we weren’t allowed to use Biros because they didn’t allow the thin up, thick down stroke of ink flowing copperplate.
The climate scientists have their knowledge to sustain them – what do the denialists have except the certain prospect of office within 2yrs and glorious profits for their fat controllers until the Krunch cometh. Oh…yeh… that’s probably enough for the forelock tugging Jobsworths.
Didn’t Milton write something about “your pissant arm” in Paradise Lost? I’ve been leafing through, but can’t find it..
FD – I have a rare copy of E.O.Wilson’s seminal “Journey to the Pissants”. I think that’s right.
Well done wombat – that was Tim Flannery in panel 2
What we really need is a world-leading authority on pissants.
I particularly like the biro-point accuracy of your depiction of Tim Flannery in panel 2.
Yes I quite like EOWilson too, Tom McLoughlin, but did you not realise that FD is trying to set up a grudge match between Garnault and Prof Wilson: FD’s masterpeice of 1st June. Hymenoptera rule!
‘Should anyone be looking for Climate Scientists and fail
I can supply Environmentalists
Who at a pinch could be-being across Climate Science
But have no employment as such
So volunteer to do things like cut up whales
Who need a hug.’
I know, doggonauts. :devil: 😀 🙁 😎 :is there any money in this hugging: 😎
I did climatology in my science degree – does that count? In any case you can hug me anytime, Mr Dog.
Great ‘toon FD, I’m trying to imagine a fugly scientist.
Coincidentally, I was talking to someone last night about the ‘Great Ball Point Pen’. And remarked that man’s genius could be measured by the GBPP. (a couple of people looked at me curiously), because each and every GBPP is tooled so that the cap of one cannot be used to fit another one.
I rest my case.
“Customers are asked to not squeeze the Climate Scientists.
Ripeness can be ascertained if the stem gives to gentle pressure.
Supplies have been affected by recent unseasonal weather patterns.”
EO Wilson, my hero. How did you get him a cartoon? Dude you are too much.
You have picked it in one FD.
There is no love out there.
The Laberal Majora and Minora have knives out and are waiting for the knuckle-heads ratings to go down and he is gone. A bloody battle will ensue. No love there
The Blood Nut is keeping her enemies close by enlarging her caucus; her political infants are looking for love and getting none.
Even Bob the Hat has had to start his own party and advertise for friends.
Looks like we just have to lie back and think about Sam Fox page 3 photos again.
I welcome the return of the word “snerk”
God I love you Mr Dog. The perfect cartoony, with perfect timing. I’ll even hug the ones with beards. Carefully.
Zut, on a pro rata basis 5000 having lunch with you in Brisbane is a lot better than 10,000 having lunch with me in Sydney. So well done Queensland.
@Zut: Thought about going to Canberra one, but CBF. 5000 or 5001 … sigh.
Photos of dead animals? Walk down the meat aisle at the supermarket. Then down the pet food aisle, an take a deep sniff.
 WTF is it that this now occupies an entire aisle? Of pet food that has all the nutritional value of the crisps and snack food aisle?
Frankly, that footnote about Edward Osborne Wilson was an ANTiclimax.
I attended the pro-carbon tax rally in Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens yesterday: there were only 5,000 people, a piddling effort. As Firsty says in today’s ‘toon, ‘what’s wrong with you Australia?
Even Swannie was there! But, to give him credit, he was present in body only and kept his mouth closed.
P.S. Purely for the love of Gaia, I will happily hug those fugly ones with bosoms……. But no way, am I going near anyone wearing a beard. 😀
I’m a bit worried that there might be some overlap between scientistical climate changerologists and the beardist lefties – (or was that lefty beardists ?) …. also the ones with khaki shirts and shorts seem (in my experience) far removed from matters like first class personal hygiene.
Could it just be a mental hug, FD ?
** Just the one dear?