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Nice explanation June 22, 2006

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in critique.

So in reading this interesting article about global warming I came across the following paragraph:

“Climate scientists Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes had concluded the Northern Hemisphere was the warmest it has been in 2,000 years. Their research was known as the “hockey-stick” graphic because it compared the sharp curve of the hockey blade to the recent uptick in temperatures and the stick’s long shaft to centuries of previous climate stability.”

Sorry but anytime you use “long shaft” to describe anything but you know what, it’s instantly funny. Like a golf announcer saying: “Just look at Tiger handle that long steel shaft. He just whipped that thing around and smacked the bejesus out of the ball”.

Maybe I’m the only one who finds humor in stuff like that. Although some of you reading will probably get a chuckle out of it. Anyway the actual title of the article is pretty funny too: Earth’s Temperature Is Hottest in Centuries
Scientists Blame ‘Human Activities’ for Warming Trend

“Human Activities”? What the hell does that mean? We shouldn’t pass gas outside? Having sexual “intercourse” outside will cause the ozone layer to vanish? I mean can you get a little more vague in the byline there? Jeez. That’s like saying: “Man eats fruit, woman gives rib, story at 11”. Come on. Use grownup words. Maybe something like: “people have fucked up the planet with their automobiles and industrial waste. We’re all gonna die. Story at 11.”

Anyway, here’s the link to the full article if you want to see what I’m talking about: http://articles.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20060622031609990007&ncid=NWS00010000000001

Maybe that’s just all the dead animals in the office talking to me…not sure. But in either case I just felt like a needed to vent about that for a second.

Now I’m gonna go home and play some Bases Loaded or Tecmo Bowl while sitting my lazy ass on the couch. And be a productive, “non ozone layer depleting” member of society.



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