The one thing I remember from that entire movie comes from a "bored housewife" scene, where a woman in a housecoat and curlers is watching TV. We hear the soap opera but never see it, and the entire vignette plays out before the action starts; this is entirely for setting. The three voices are, I suspect, all done by the same man.
Why I remember it, I know not, but here it is:
Man: Elma, I'm leaving you!There are so many things from Western Civilization which are elevating and inspiring, and instead of remembering any of them, I have this.
Elma (bad and obvious falsetto): But why? Is there another woman?
Man: Yes! Well...it's Bonkers.
Elma: Bonkers? The dog? That Bonkers?
Man: Bonkers is a beautiful and sensitive dog!
Elma: But Bonkers is a boy.
Man: I'm not going to discuss it any further! Goodbye! C'mon, Bonkers!
Bonkers (bad and obviously fake): Woof!
Elma: I hope you get worms, you bastard.
But, as useless as that particular bit of drama is, it sets the theme for today's post: the substitution of the false, the useless, the inane, for that which is truthful, correct, and useful.
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NOAA faking temperature data, because no one gets paychecks for natural climate variation. They faked the data that demonstrated the long pause in global warming--18 years and counting!--was not actually happening, which is not surprising considering that the only way they can possibly prove their contention that humans cause global warming is by faking the data.
Thus, eventually, cooking their own goose.
The Paris Agreement was based on that horseshit.And I say "horseshit" advisedly:
NOAA's 2015 'Pausebuster' paper was based on two new temperature sets of data--one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet's surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas.Fake data to support a fake premise. What a surprise.
Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learnt that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.
The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings 'unstable'.
The paper relied on a preliminary, 'alpha' version of the data which was never approved or verified.
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I, too, could put in a shitton of overtime if I could sleep during half of it. Fake work.
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Chris Christie was pilloried for possibly delaying an ambulance due to politics. But everything--no matter how wretched, vile, or slimy--is perfectly okay when the left does it.
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Last night, upon my arrival home, Mrs. Fungus insisted that I watch a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring a sitcom actress who is probably the one sitcom player who is even occasionally funny. She played Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer. Unlike 99.997% of all SNL after the original cast left, the opening sketch had a few amusing moments. But of course the leftists had to use the one joke they have: "Look at that person! Isn't she stupid?" The left has one insult and one joke: "So-and-so is stupid! Hey, you know that guy we don't like? Isn't he stupid?" They don't like Betsy DeVos, so of course she's stupid, and the appearance of their version of Betsy DeVos in the sketch played up her being stupid. A laugh riot.
She's confirmed, you dickheads. Suck it.
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Fake news. American leftists complained that Trump won the election because of "fake news", only as soon as that ploy backfired they dropped it like a superheated, radioactive potato. They ended up handing the alt-Right a pretty effective cudgel.
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We're making progress on getting Dad's house cleaned out. Saturday I dragged all the computer hardware home; I'm going to have to sort through it and determine what's worth saving and what isn't. Probably about 80% of it will end up being recycled due to obsolescence. (486, anyone? With an AT keyboard connector?) Anything I save will be completely wiped, because Dad had a thing about malware which led to his systems being...cantankerous. Just wipe 'em clean and start over, that's the best way.
We're hoping to have the place on the market no later than April. We'll see how that goes, of course. The leaking pipes have been fixed, and with the musty carpet out of there the house smells a lot better than it has for quite some time. It needs a bit of drywall (to replace that which was ruined by leaks) and a bit of flooring (to replace the ruined carpet) but it shouldn't take much more work to get it into decent shape for sale.
God knows how long it'll sit on the market before it sells, though.
Well, that's then; right now I need to get on with the relaxing. Today is my Saturday, and I have a lot of stuff to take care of this "weekend".
Onward! C'mon, Bonkers! (Woof!)