KARL KONCERNED

A career change for a climate changer:

High profile Australian science commentator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is turning his attention to politics.

Dr Karl, as he is best known, said today he would run for the NSW Senate as a candidate with the Climate Change Coalition after becoming “more and more concerned” with the way big issues were being tackled.

Interestingly, petrolhead Dr Karl is the proud owner of a V8 Monaro. For turning against the internal combustion community, he deserves to be tased.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/27/2007 at 12:50 AM
    1. Never had the desire to own a V8,except for the one in my speed boat….But i did have a roll in the hay with the daughter of one of the original Monaro designer…..Lots of fun.

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 09 27 at 01:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. omfg that photo just made me jump out of my chair!

      While I enjoyed Dr Karl’s enthusiasm for science, I’m gonna call Glenn Reynolds on him:

      “Until those who most loudly proclaim global warming doom actually materially change their lifestyles, I’ll not worry”

      I used to own a v8 monaro – pre-wedding – pre-child – sigh …

      Posted by peter m on 2007 09 27 at 01:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dr Karl used to be a taxi driver, so he does know everything!

      Mrs A

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 09 27 at 01:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. High profile Australian science commentator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is turning his attention to politics.

      One would assume(always bad to do, though) that a “high profile science commentator” and an owner of a “Monaro” would have enough money set aside for dental work.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 09 27 at 01:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. You bastards miss the point entirely (once again!!!). It’s not about what Karl does about gerbil warmening, it’s about what he can make all the plebs do about it. It’s for your own good you know.

      My second car was a HQ Monaro like this one only blue with white stripes. Smashed it up pretty good one night after destroying a bottle and a half of vodka. That was well before that pesky old Random Breath Testing thing came in.

      Posted by Gibbo on 2007 09 27 at 01:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe he should drive a Morono instead.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 09 27 at 01:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Dr Kruszelnicki has degrees in physics and mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery.”

      “State Health Care Change Coalition” is a smarter idea…..I’d vote for him.

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 09 27 at 01:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. “My 5th car is a Prius.”

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 27 at 01:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tase craze.

      Posted by Tony.T.Teacher on 2007 09 27 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. First link.
      Where DO they get these shockin’ photos from? You should have posted a warning.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 27 at 01:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dr. Karl is Austin Powers’ dad!  Now appearing in, “The Sci Who Shagged Me.”

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 09 27 at 01:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dr. Karl Konstantynopolitanczykowianeczka is one smart cookie! He knows that climate change is a croc. Climate change? “Climate Shmange” he says. Only fools and horses would believe it.

      “But hey. If a big fat oaf like the Gorester can fandangle the plebs, a genius like me should be able to do it better”, he told ABC radio.

      “Let Dr. Karl jump on the old AGW bandwagon, and secure Dr. Karl’s future into dotage. Ah, taxpayer funds. There’s nothing like it. To run your fingers through it like some brainy Scrooge McDuck. But you guys here at the ABC are already onto this lurk”, Dr. Karl winked to the neophyte doing the interview.

      “I know”, Dr Karl was heard to yodel, “let me get a slice of that juicy ssssssuperannuated Upper House action”.

      And so, the fools nad horses voted for Dr. Karl who duly became Upper House Karl or somethink, and he got his big fat taxpayer pension and all the Konstantynopolitanczykowianeczka’s lived happily ever after.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2007 09 27 at 01:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. IT

      “My 5th car is a Prius.”

      I also had a “5th” car…and old Dodge.

      Would go through a brick wall, perfectly intact…Make one hell of a mess though, if I ever drove it with full “5th” as fuel.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 09 27 at 01:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dr Kruszelnicki has degrees in physics and mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery.

      Jack of all trades, master of …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 01:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yup, Karl had a series of Karl Treks, mostly in V8’s, at Auntie’s site; born again religions FFS …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 01:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Starting to resemble Karl Shrek

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 01:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. mini karl, Hucbald

      Love of Christ, the fuckin midget.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 09 27 at 01:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. We luv dat Fordcommadore with the dubble engine….and the cool breeze with registed winscreen and 4 full tyres

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 09 27 at 01:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17….that was funny!

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 09 27 at 01:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Gibbo
      The 2-door HQ Monaro was a classic.
      Link depicts GTS350 V8 version.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 02:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. 17. El Cid

      Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket, a mini Karl.  A mini fucking Karl.

      14. egg_

      All those degrees mean he had a loooong career as a professional student.  Perfect training for a leftard political career.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 09 27 at 02:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey Gibbo,

      My Monaro is better than Karl’s.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 27 at 02:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 Poggers

      An LE – you still got it?

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 27 at 02:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 pog
      Noice.
      Spiny should enjoy the pics of some Oz 2-door muscle cars.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 02:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21 huc
      Looks like he missed out on the Dental Surgery training – unless he did a Mr Bean job?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 02:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pickles,

      it’s in the garage as I type!!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 27 at 02:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Here’s MY carbon muncher with my best bud Brian is Southern Virginia during a day of groundhog hunting.

      We killed a family of four just before I took that pic. ;^)

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 09 27 at 02:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hucbald,

      I need a bucket for the drool!!!!
      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 27 at 02:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #26

      With HO’s worth about $400k these days an LE, complete with gold honeycombs should be worth a few bob I reckon.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 27 at 02:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12 – thanks Bonmot. I was going to say it can’t be the science that pushed him in this direction. He has had a lot to do with the ABC though …

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 27 at 02:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. True story.
      About 15 years ago Karl owned a monster Volvo all terrain gas annihilator! I think it was ex-Swedish army. A great guzzling, polluting, CO2 spewing mother of a thing.This was before Karl “got religion” – I mean, “saw a $$$$ opportunity”, when driving these Hummer munchers was cool.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2007 09 27 at 02:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hucbald
      Aren’t groundhogs a bit like wombats – dumb, deaf, blind and slow moving ?If so, how can they be fun to shoot?

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 27 at 02:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #29 Pickles,

      A lot of people are very sorry they got rid of the honeycomb wheels.

      It had one woman owner before we bought it. Still has the certificate of authenticity that came with them.

      Last of the true Monaro’s

      The new ones were crap.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 27 at 02:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. If Karl’s mob got up, it would be at the expense of Kerry Nettle’s seat. So go Mrs Phatty.

      Posted by monaro on 2007 09 27 at 02:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #20
      FYI pic is from the Oz muscle car museum website, w/ photos of the classics and some one-off’s (e.g. the HQ GTS350).

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 02:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32 Pickles

      It’s in the challenge of hitting a small target at distance.

      That pic is from a pal’s horse farm, where the groundhog burrows cause a couple of animals per year to need putting down due to broken legs from hitting the holes at stride.  I have no issue with killing those vermin.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 09 27 at 02:39 AM • permalink

 

 

    1. Dr Karl could have a micro sleep, like they do at question time in Canberra.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 27 at 02:47 AM • permalink

 

 

    1. I don’t own a car, and never owned a Monaro. But I did fly business class to Singapore last night from Hong Kong on a gas guzzling SIA Boeing 777. Take that Dr Karl!

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 09 27 at 02:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. I will stand corrected. Ol’ Karl seems to me just another opportunist, of which, one will notice, there seems to be a proliferation of these with regard to this climate change cult.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 09 27 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T
      Anyone else catch the beatification of Hasim on Aus Story this week?
      So glad I taped it so I can fast forward through it.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 27 at 04:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Think hes bad try this ..of the most powerful Democrats in Congress.. recipie for dealing with climate change.

      The highlights.

      “A 50-cent-a-gallon tax on gasoline and jet fuel, phased in over five years, on top of existing taxes.

      _A tax on carbon, at $50 a ton, released from burning coal, petroleum or natural gas.

      _Phaseout of the interest tax deduction on home mortgages for homes over 3,000 square feet. Owners would keep most of the deduction for homes at the lower end of the scale, but it would be eliminated entirely for homes of 4,200 feet or more….”

      What will the moolah be used for?? ..”Some of the revenue would be used to reduce payroll taxes, but most would go elsewhere including for highway construction, mass transit, paying for Social Security and health programs and to help the poor pay energy bills…”

      How popular is it likely to be??

      “Rep. Pete Starke, D-Calif., has been trying unsuccessfully to get a carbon tax for 16 years.”

      The Republicans should go to town on this Dem proposal, surely no-one would vote for it?

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 27 at 04:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. OK, I fast forwarded to the titles.
      How cute.
      “Peace Train”, Cat Stevens (AKA Yussef Islam)
      For crying out loud!

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 27 at 04:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. meanwhile on his website Dr Karl encourages emissions

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 09 27 at 04:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. #38 1.6
      The comment of the thread IMHO 🙂

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 04:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Attack of the Ginger beardie weirdies is underway, photographic evidence of lefty child abuse., Who knows what exposure to that much stupidodium can do to a baby?

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 27 at 04:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #38
      One moment you’re blasting in your V8 Monaro, the next you’re an AGW microsheep …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 27 at 04:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 37, IT, great video isn’t it? Though I must say I prefer the racing. Have you seen him racing the beautiful black Torana, just goes like the wind. Heh, new season starts Oct 20th, can’t wait.

      Posted by TimH on 2007 09 27 at 05:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12 – Bonmot may be right to say cherchez le buck.
      There are various ways to get funded, as this linked article explores.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 27 at 07:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah I THOUGHT Patrice Newell was Philip Adams’ toothpaste advertising bimbo wife…

      Posted by crash on 2007 09 27 at 07:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 Pogria, that LE is a thing of beauty. I remember a kid at my school whose Dad had one when it was brand new. What a classic!

      Well done.

      Posted by Gibbo on 2007 09 27 at 07:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Karl’s sick of trying to persuade people, so now he wants to get into power so he can just tell them what to do.
      Way to go Karl!
      Reasoned debate is so twentieth century!

      Posted by daddy dave on 2007 09 27 at 08:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. State Worshipper joins preisthood.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 09 27 at 08:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. The reason he is known as Dr Karl is that no one in Australia can remember, spell or pronounce Kruszelnicki.
      (Thank Gaia for Control+C and Control+V).

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 27 at 08:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. The good Dr has a massive ABC engineered media profile. All the publicity money can’t buy folks.. and I hope Mrs Phat Phil understands the consequences of elbowing himself to one side of the political limelight.
      Bit of a change from him leaving his little wireless programme to fly back to his little multi millionaire sheep station and his little trophy wife. He’ll have to get used to being Mr Patrice.

      Posted by crash on 2007 09 27 at 09:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Of topic…. Rusty at Jawa has a utube clip of Australian infantry giving the taliban their weekly beating. Lots of bleeps among the beautiful strine. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

      Posted by greene on 2007 09 27 at 09:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. You guys have a political party called the Climate Change Coalition? Cool. Are they for or against?

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 09 27 at 12:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. #43–Some of the revenue would be used to reduce payroll taxes, but most would go elsewhere including for highway construction, mass transit, paying for Social Security and health programs and to help the poor pay energy bills.

      What? Where are the proposals for using this revenue to develop alternate energy sources and/or innovative ways to cap and contain emissions? So typical of Democrats (and politicians in general I’m afraid). No real desire to solve, or even mitigate, a perceived problem (one that many of them apparently consider the greatest we face today). No, just the desire to secure one more enormous revenue stream that the politicians in Washington can divvy up among themselves to fund pet projects and further solidify their base of power. Pain for us, gain for them. I’m fed up with the lot of them. That being said, there’s no way a proposal like this goes anywhere, especially in an election year. We may be stupid up here, but we’re not crazy.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 09 27 at 01:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #57
      Link?
      #58
      for stopping everything that makes life worthwhile.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 27 at 05:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Brendan Nelson has politely and respectfully contradicted Keelty.
      YAY!

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 27 at 05:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. So all that education and this is the biggest issue to address in Parliament ? A one trick pony, and now without his own revenue stream as he is on LWOP until the election is finished. Here’s hoping JWH waits until early Dec to go to the polls. Send this hypocritical fucker broke.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 27 at 06:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. #36 Hucbald

      I see, I was intially concerned about the need to drill Punksatawney Phil and his Mrs & kids, but having had to put a horse down once, I agree that these varmints should be removed from the hayburner paddocks. Wombats cause similar problems.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 27 at 06:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. You should see the damage around my place. A rogue dropbear had interbred with wombats and koalas and the resultant herd of mutants has attacked the local yowie herds. Because of this and the increased temperatures due climate change, it looks we’re in for a bumber crop of hoop snakes and lizardies again this year.

      I blame the Climate Change Coalition for not making this an issue of national import. Sheesh, when a man can’t wander the boundary fence without being harassed by dropbear spawn and hoop snakes…

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 28 at 03:36 AM • permalink

 

  1. #64 Those mutant dropbears are wreaking havoc here, CB.I blame JWH and bundy rum.

    Posted by mareeS on 2007 09 29 at 12:58 PM • permalink