by Judith Curry
The Denizens have had an exhausting week battling the skydragons, with over 2,500 comments and still counting. As a respite, here is some comic relief.
Randy Olson has a post entitled “Climate Balls: Who’s Got ‘Em?“
It’s been a feisty week for tough talk about climate action and examination of the President’s masculinity. Which is nice. Gore talked trash in Aspen, Dave Roberts says to kick a conservative white man’s ass for the planet, and Drew Westen thinks Obama’s a wimp.
Roger Pielke Jr. posts a cartoon about how people in science see each other, which is a real hoot.
Jean Goodwin has in interesting post on insults, that combines themes from Climate Etc posts on Bardian insights and blogospheric argumentation. She recommends that if you are going to insult, at least use some verbal dexterity. She provides a link to the Shakespeare Insult Kit. Some choice examples:
Thou frothy fool-born maggot-pie!
What trick, what device, what starting-hole canst thou now find out, to hide thee from this open and apparent shame?
[May] the worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul.
Thou art so leaky that we must leave thee to thy sinking.
So, if you must insult other Denizens, please do it with some panache :)
JC note: my schedule is acutely bizzy the next three weeks, I will do my best to keep posting new material. Guests posts would be most welcome, also pls send me any interesting articles that you find that might make good posts.