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Living Treasures and Vogon Poetry

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Living Treasure Clive Palmer told the ABC’s 7:30 Report last night that he intended to challenge the government’s carbon legislation on the basis of a constitutional challenge to its tax status:

CLIVE PALMER: Well, our advice is that the carbon tax in its current form is unconstitutional, and that’s recognised in the legislation itself when it says it’s found to be unconstitutional, the Government will (inaudible) us through other acts – that’s in the legislation.

CHRIS UHLMANN: On what grounds is it unconstitutional?

CLIVE PALMER: Well the grounds are set out in legal advice and they’ll be coming in the High Court.

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Written by Roger Jones

March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

I’m a climate scientist rap: follow up

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I’m a climate scientist, the Hungry Beast rap, is now a modestly-sized intertube virus, having had over 50,000 plays at YouTube. The comments are edifying, not.

Graham Readfearn has talked to a few of us to outline the reasons why we took part in such a risky, but funny, process;
posted on his blog and re-posted at Crikey.

The clip has been picked up at Deltoid, Hot-Topic and the HuffPo where there is actually a worthwhile discussion of the pros and cons going on.

The denialosphere is aghast at the obscenity, wondering how low the science will go. Find your own links if you have to look.

Written by Roger Jones

May 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Posted in Humour

Hungry Beast

with 6 comments

Who’s a climate scientist? I’m a climate scientist!

Update: 24 hours after this was posted, the YouTube link is upward of 10,000 plays and the comments have turned into a flamewar that gets pretty amusing in spots. Same old, same old.

From my point of view, communicating the science from a respectable, learned position can get pretty boring if it’s the only thing going. This was fun to do.

Thanks to the HB team for putting together a flash clip.

Written by Roger Jones

May 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

Posted in Humour

Floods-the amusing side

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When the farm went under water on Tuesday and Wednesday, the whole town of Kerang was cut off. Everyone had to find something to enetertain themselves, so they drove up Ninth Street to have a look-see. What is a dead-end street turned into Bourke St as everyone drove up to have a look, stopped, then turned around and drove back into town. So Mum put this sign out front:

In no time, we had this response:

Written by Roger Jones

January 23, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Posted in Floods, Humour