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It’s a funny life. When I woke up, I was sure I’d spend the day making fun of the Climate Reality Project, but I wound up spending the day making fun of Attack Watch instead.

To recap: the Climate Reality Project is Al Gore’s latest attempt to this-time-for-real, SRSLY, I’m not kidding, don’t make me turn this car around, shut DOWN the deniers. Starting at midnight GMT (in Mexico City in Spanish, for some reason) they’re going to go around the globe every hour on the hour saying words.

About the only place I’ve heard of it is Watt’s Up With That (where they will be making fun of the CRP in synch, which should be gobs and oodles of harmless denialist fun). So maybe the guys pretending to be real scientists are finally too embarrassed by Fat Al to get on the bandwagon.

Attack Watch, in contrast, is a bad idea from a loser.

Ho ho ho.

Somebody on Obama’s team set up a website so his followers can report misinformation about the awesome job he’s doing. Actually, to make a report, you have to make a donation, so it’s really just a cheap fundraising gimmick. But hilarity ensued when they set up a Twitter hashtag for #attackwatch.

A hashtag, dear non-Twits, is sort of like the comment thread on a blog, except anybody can post there and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Yep. You can see where that would inevitably go. Why couldn’t they?

Shoo! Go play with the links! I’ve finally come down with Uncle Badger’s cold, so I’m feeling a bit — how you say? — really shitty.


Comment from Formerly known as Skeptic
Time: September 14, 2011, 7:24 pm

Sorry to hear it. Hope you feel better 🙂

Oh, and … FIRST!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 14, 2011, 7:41 pm

Oh, and don’t miss the parody ad. Good on @ezradulis for staying up all night putting it together. (Timeliness is everything).

Comment from EZnSF
Time: September 14, 2011, 10:44 pm

Lots of chicken soup! Stay in bed, and if you need anything, ring your bell and one of us will come up.

I got on Attack Watch yesterday and gave them a bit of ‘rumor’. I even gave my real email, just to see kind of crap they spam me with. err, or maybe film that late night ‘knock at the door’. Whichever comes first.

And if they threaten me with re-education camp, can I come live in your barn?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 14, 2011, 10:50 pm

We don’t have a barn. And I don’t have a bell 🙁

How do I feel? I’m on page 264 of icanhascheezburger.com

Comment from EZnSF
Time: September 14, 2011, 10:54 pm

She’s gone Zombie Weasel.

Comment from Bruno Braun
Time: September 14, 2011, 11:11 pm

Chicken soup? Really?

Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: September 14, 2011, 11:25 pm

Well, EZnSF and me will come and Build you a barn. Then live in it. Were awesome like that.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 14, 2011, 11:28 pm

On topic, for a change:



I am spamming the blogs I frequent with this, so you may see it elsewhere as well. Pulled from comment at:


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: September 14, 2011, 11:46 pm

The website is a bit of a giggle in conception, but who designed it, Josef Goebbels? Red and black with severe lettering? Can you get any more creepy Nazi vibe going here?

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 14, 2011, 11:53 pm

Now Christopher Taylor, let’s not be bad-mouthing Valerie Jarrett, you rasicts!

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 14, 2011, 11:53 pm

Although it MAY have been done by Janet and Eric instead…

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: September 15, 2011, 12:01 am

It has happened too many times to be a coinkydink: http://bit.ly/mYAIGI

[edit: lots of tea until you feel better, Weasel. We couldn’t lose you]

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: September 15, 2011, 12:59 am

Cure for common cold:
Take juice of one lemon
Open fifth of Jack Daniels
Pour lemon juice down the drain
Drink Jack Daniels
It won’t cure the cold, but you won’t care….

F***ing climate changed on me while I wasn’t looking. What happened to summer? It’s Al Bores fault.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 15, 2011, 1:26 am

And SWeas, re your comment:

Yep. You can see where that would inevitably go. Why couldn’t they?

When your primary criteria for employment is “Affirmative Action”, you end up with employees who are NOT the most astute personnel. There was simply NO WAY for them to conceive of something such as this, so hateful towards their Divine Leader. Expecting otherwise is like expecting the Norks to foresee the mockery of THEIR Fearless Leader based the “news” they provide.

Hell, even ABCNNBCBS and their dead-tree fellow travelers would NEVER have been able to expect anything similar, since such is so foreign to their world view.

Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: September 15, 2011, 2:02 am

For those of you who are interested, http://wp.me/12Kly

I wrote me some words.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 15, 2011, 5:14 am

Even the bigshots in Ancient Rome had some dude whose job it was to stand behind them during a triumphal procession and remind them they, too, must die. Obama’s been so surrounded by sycophants and toadies all his life that he smells the bullshit and thinks it’s fresh-baked apple pie. Was there not a single person of any substance in the White House who stood up and said, “hang on one moment, guys. Are we really sure this is a good idea?” Ultimately this is William Daley’s responsibility, but at this point Obama may be immune to sage counsel. It is sad and pathetic, but in a hugely funny way. He’s still a menace though and needs to be defenestrated big time. It’s too much to hope he’ll do victory signs from the door of Marine One when they fly him out of there for the last time, unfortunately. Roll on 2012!

The whole Gore thing is the death-spasm of a buffoonish hypocrite (who is the size and stinkiness of just a plain hippo.) Who’da thought two years ago that the wheels would have come off the AGW scam and Obama this badly, this soon?

Comment from JuliaM
Time: September 15, 2011, 6:25 am

Chicken soup is great when homemade (but don’t mention it within earshot of the girls). Hot & sour soup is good too.

Comment from some vegetable
Time: September 15, 2011, 11:49 am

Anyone else notice that the

Comment from Oceania
Time: September 15, 2011, 1:58 pm


I fear an outbreak of the Truth … that your apparently democratically elected President is a trans-species half-white sub-human.

Comment from nightfly
Time: September 15, 2011, 2:11 pm

Well, Oceania… it’s your big chance to report the whole lot of us at once! Money well-spent, right?

And when we’re in the re-education camps, we’ll speak admiringly of you for it, and thank you that we were stopped before we did anything so irresponsible and selfish, like voting for someone other than our Golden Sun King.

This is good news, people! Not only will our country be safe from unpleasant things like “ideas,” “free will,” and “paying our own bills,” we can also save the planet with green energy! All we have to do is wrap George Orwell’s coffin in copper wire, ‘cuz he’s spinning fast enough to power the entire Eastern seaboard.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: September 15, 2011, 6:25 pm

Attackwatch LOL…… The press is squealing with glee at how many people have signed up…. They haven’t bothered to realize that the overwhelming majority are Right-Wingers spamming the site and bragging about things that THEY have done…. 😉

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: September 15, 2011, 8:05 pm

Someone from a suspiciously named flag@whitehouse.gov has been reporting people on attackwatch.com [cue spooky music]

Comment from Oceania
Time: September 16, 2011, 10:13 pm


Report you? Oh dear god no … you are all so left wing it is incredible.

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