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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 03:07 pm

Al Gore flies to England:

The former US Vice President turned environmental campaigner, who arrived in Britain for this weekend’s Live Earth concerts …

So much for Live Earth executive producer Keith Wall: “We don’t want him getting on planes burning carbon.” Via Corey H., who reports an immediate Gore Effect:

The subsequent weather? Hailstorms. In summer.

Writes Corey:

This just keeps getting easier!

UPDATE, via Buzz: you can take the boy out of the Mustang, but you can’t take the Mustang out of the boy. (By the way, it takes quite some time to coax a Prius up to 100 mph. I’ve done it, and it was an act of patience equivalent to receiving a pay review from a severe stammerer.)

Posted by Tim B. on 07/04/2007 at 12:52 PM
    1. Meanwhile, his son was doing some flying of his own.  Drunk, 100mph, in a PRIUS loaded with weed and xanax.  I’m sure the MSM will give this as much as attention as the Bush girls drinking underage in a bar, where they couldn’t hurt anyone.

      Posted by Buzz Crutcher on 2007 07 04 at 01:07 PM • permalink


    1. In a Pious Prius? It must have taken him 8 or 10 minutes to get up to that speed.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 07 04 at 01:18 PM • permalink


    1. Gorezilla does not need a plane in order to fly.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 04 at 01:19 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, Spiny!  Give The Son Of The Goreacle™ some credit for trying to minimize his carbon footprint.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 04 at 01:20 PM • permalink


    1. This Gore Effect is starting to stop being funny and starting to be scary.  What’s next, locusts?

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 07 04 at 01:32 PM • permalink


    1. You know, that Al III sadly seems to be a messed up kid.

      And it says a lot, and none of it is good, about Gorezilla that it appears he’d rather try to nanny all of us instead of being a father to his own kid.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 07 04 at 01:36 PM • permalink


    1. From Reuters:
      “Al Gore III—whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming—was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 100 miles per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles”
      Well, that’s ok then.  Just let him off with a “That’ll do, sir” as the car was environmentally friendly.  Er wait, does speeding negate the environmentally friendliness?

      BTW, when I was doing drugs I was at least smart enough not to speed (too much).  No reason to ask the cops to pull you over.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 07 04 at 02:14 PM • permalink


    1. So how many miles/gallon dose a Pious get when it’s doing a hundred miles an hour?


      What’s next, locusts?

      No kidding.

      I for one, am seriously considering a reconsideration of my considerable Agnostic view-points.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 07 04 at 02:38 PM • permalink


    1. Hail always happens in the summer.  It’s associated with thunderstorms.

      Posted by Synova on 2007 07 04 at 02:39 PM • permalink


    1. Meanwhile it’s sizzling in Arizona. If Gore had a heart, or a mind, or a soul, or a spirit, or a ka, he’d haste thither and heal the hell with his snowball superpowers.

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 07 04 at 02:50 PM • permalink


    1. The subsequent weather? Hailstorms. In summer.

      Proof positive there is a God.

      Posted by Patricia on 2007 07 04 at 03:21 PM • permalink


    1. Spiny Norman.  He was going downhill on the El Cajon Pass.  That’s just steep enough.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 04 at 03:25 PM • permalink


    1. Cold air meeting warm air breeds thunderstorms. Thunderstorms breed hail. Also tornados.

      100 MPH in a Prius? I’m guessin’ he wasn’t running on batteries. Tsk tsk.

      Posted by mojo on 2007 07 04 at 03:42 PM • permalink


    1. You know, maybe that gag about Al Gore being born nine months after the Roswell incident isn’t a laughing matter after all.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 04 at 03:51 PM • permalink


    1. #9, Still, it’s been miserable summer weather to herald Fat Albert’s arrival this week, even by English standards – witness the rain delays at Wimbledon.

      Gore arrives, temperatures plummet, rain belts down, and chunks of ice fall from the sky.

      Posted by HisHineness on 2007 07 04 at 04:06 PM • permalink


    1. Gore’s kid a drunk driver.
      Dean’s kid burgles beer distributors.
      The Kennedies raised a whole generatrion of drunken, pill-popping sexual predators.

      It may or may not take a village to raise a child, but it seems to take more than a Democrat…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 04 at 04:07 PM • permalink


    1. 100 mph in a Pious is environmentally responsible. He will reach his destination sooner, thereby reducing emissions.

      Posted by Latino on 2007 07 04 at 05:27 PM • permalink


    1. related: mars rovers lose power in dust storm

      You know, it’s a shame those things don’t have some kind portable energy supply; maybe some kind of combustible liquid to drive some kind of engine or something…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 04 at 05:45 PM • permalink


    1. An old saying we don’t hear much these days…like father, like son.


      Posted by Rod C on 2007 07 04 at 05:59 PM • permalink


    1. Don’t know if it has appeared on this site yet, but a brilliant Gore-ing has turned up on Andrew Bolt’s blog, from “Greg Maxwell of New Zealand” (via Bernard Slattery)

      Once upon a midnight dreary, as I wondered weak and weary
      Why the Goreacle is such a tedious, monumental bore.
      Surely in the loads of drivel, tripe to make a man’s brain shrivel,
      Interspersed with jibes uncivil, there’d be something to explore?
      Could that whole ungodly slideshow be but lies and nothing more?
      Would that someone had kept score!

      Frantically in search of answers to Al Gore’s extravaganzas,
      Mine eyes did light upon a paper lying on my office floor.
      ‘Fore my eyes two words were forming, words that looked like “global warming”,
      Soon I found myself a-storming, straight across my office floor
      To snatch up that hopeful beacon like a ship in search of shore.
      Wanting badly to learn more.

      There, within its brittle pages, words of scientific sages
      Summarized the essence of the Gorebot’s claims of yore.
      Are the mountains’ snowy summits shrinking as the coolness plummets,
      Or, as some say, due to forests fewer than there were before?
      Who is right and free of folly with a hand on wisdom’s door?
      Quoth the experts: “Not Al Gore.”

      What about the winds a-blowing, are their forces ever growing
      Caused by global heating’s menace, doomed to rise forevermore?
      Or is the real truth quite another? Is there no rise in windy bother?
      Is it true our Earthly mother has less storms than e’er before?
      Who is using facts to silence his opponent’s witless roar?
      Quoth the experts: “Not Al Gore.”

      Are the deserts getting bigger with unheard of vim and vigor
      Leaving naught but arid wastelands as we watch the tempr’ture soar?
      Or perhaps the sand’s retreating while poor farmers now are meeting
      Ends on green land that was nothing but a sea of sand before?
      One of the two sides is telling nothing but the truth; no more.
      Quoth the experts: “Not Al Gore.”

      Are the tundras really melting, caused by warming’s heavy welting
      While the ursine ice floe dwellers float on ice cubes far from shore?
      Or, perhaps, they’re getting colder, leaving nary an ice-free boulder
      While the ice sheets cover more land than it did the year before?
      Who had nailed this vital question with real science true and sure?
      Quoth the experts: “Not Al Gore.”

      I put the paper down and wondered where humanity had blundered
      Putting faith in mindless cretins that sane people should ignore.
      “There is one born every minute, with the brains G-d gave a linnet.”
      I thought and saw the gospel in it, “thus it will be evermore.”
      To whom should one turn for advice for what the future has in store?
      Quoth the experts: “NOT AL GORE!”

      Posted by zscore on 2007 07 04 at 06:17 PM • permalink



    1. 100 mph in a Pious? Without LAPES?

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 07 04 at 06:34 PM • permalink


    1. It appears that the Poe parody should be credited to Anti-Idiotarian Rotweiler

      Posted by zscore on 2007 07 04 at 06:35 PM • permalink


    1. Wasn’t Gore’s son in trouble a few years ago?

      Together they’re a mutual embarrassment society.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 07 04 at 06:39 PM • permalink


    1. I hope the pot he was smoking wasn’t one of those, like, energy intensive hydro deals.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 04 at 06:40 PM • permalink


    1. Al Gore.  The gift that keeps on giving.

      Posted by ann j on 2007 07 04 at 06:58 PM • permalink


    1. BTW A meeting of the gullibles is organised for tonight across Australia.

      Looks like the weather in Sydney won’t be as bad as predicted a few days ago (weather forecasters, ya gotta love ‘em!) but global warming activists will be braving chilly temps in Melbourne and Canberra for this ‘n.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 04 at 07:08 PM • permalink


    1. #7 rbj1, you clearly understood Wood’s first law of law-breaking: Only break one law at a time.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 04 at 07:12 PM • permalink


    1. That should have read:

      #7 rbj1, you clearly understood Wood’s Wimpy’s first law of law-breaking: Only break one law at a time.

      Damn. Must protect the secret identity.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 04 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. It must have taken him 8 or 10 minutes to get up to that speed.

      Depends on how high you drop it from.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 07 04 at 07:29 PM • permalink


    1. #21: Great link, Andy, and that is now one of my favorite pictures of Al Gore (“The Amazing Alberto, Wizard of Warm!”)

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 04 at 07:36 PM • permalink


    1. OMG:

      Another straw in the solar wind: Mr. Gore reportedly wanted to turn out the lights all over Britain for a brief period at the time of the concert. Was this really an attempt to signal to his home planet? As it turned out, the plot was foiled when the operators of the National Grid pointed out that the power surge when the lights were switched back on might disrupt the entire system, possibly flat-lining hospital patients on life-support.

      ROFLMAO. You can’t make up shit this stupid.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 04 at 07:54 PM • permalink


    1. Gore should try smashing his private jet into a power plant or something.

      Posted by PW on 2007 07 04 at 07:56 PM • permalink


    1. What are the chances Gore will fly to LA now his son has been arrested? And will he then fly back to London for Saturday? Can’t you hear Gaia crying?  But maybe the public imagine is more important and Gore will have ‘his people’ handle his son’s troubles while he saves the earth.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 07 04 at 07:57 PM • permalink


    1. Very silly.

      It hails in ther tropics for fucks sake – a few time a year in northern Australia.  In temperate regions hail is actually an (early) summer phenomenon.

      Posted by Pig Head Sucker on 2007 07 04 at 08:28 PM • permalink


    1. #30
      Don’t want to sound like a leftist junk science knowall, but speed and height only true up to a point – your prius or whatever will have a terminal velocity depending on weight drag etc, which will be reached if dropped from a certain, calculable height. Above that height, won’t get any faster.  Of course if the sea level is rising quickly enough this will complicate the calculation.


      Posted by Rod C on 2007 07 04 at 08:31 PM • permalink


    1. The BBC is up to its usual deceptive agenda peddling in reporting the missing lake in Chile.

      It attributes the lake’s dissapearance to GW’s effect on the Bernardo Glacier. GW is particularly dramatic in this case, as the Bernardo Glacier doesn’t, as far as I can determine, exist.

      The lake is in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, where the largest glacier has in fact advanced 10 kilometers in the last 50 years. A fact clearly not relevant to a story about the BH Park, glaciers and climate change.’Higgins_National_Park#Glaciers

      Posted by phil_b on 2007 07 04 at 08:51 PM • permalink


    1. Advanced glacier – I like it!  It is a bit like saying: “Rollicking tar blob”

      07.07.07 will forever be remembered as the day the world’s calendars matched each other.

      I will hold a second of silence at 07:07:07.

      ps my favourite number is 7.  All hail the might of 7.

      yeah bit of a miss re the hailstorm funny – we used to get great ones here in SEQ during summer – back to weather school tim!

      Posted by peter m on 2007 07 04 at 09:24 PM • permalink


    1. I blame the parents. It can be very traumatic being a latchkey kid, especially in such a big lonely home.

      If I my father was Al, I’d probably smoke meth and dabble in a little smack. And I’d drink. A lot. I’d smoke too. Probably still be healthier than him.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 04 at 09:34 PM • permalink


    1. #37: Hold it. Isn’t Wronwright’s code name Bernardo O’Higgins?

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 04 at 09:39 PM • permalink


    1. Al cleared for landing at Heathrow

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. #3 TRJS- Your link vas verboten to me. Is this what it was?

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 04 at 09:46 PM • permalink


    1. Found a thread here that talks about the energy usage of pot growers


      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 04 at 10:05 PM • permalink


    1. An article from Reuters here contains lots of incidental information on the concerts but I found this of interest:

      “Rio has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with a toll comparable to some war zones.

      Official figures show at least 1,800 people were killed in the first four months of 2007 in the metropolitan area, official figures show.”

      What were the US deaths in Iraq in the same period?

      Posted by allan on 2007 07 04 at 10:15 PM • permalink


    1. #44 and that’s official figures…probably doesn’t include street kids, homeless, etc.

      Posted by anonymous guest on 2007 07 04 at 11:38 PM • permalink


    1. Re #42:  close enough!  BUAWHAHAHAHA!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 04 at 11:53 PM • permalink


    1. Believe it or not, this is in today’s The Age.

      British rock group Arctic Monkeys have become the latest music industry stars to question whether the performers taking part in Live Earth on Saturday are suitable climate change activists.

      “It’s a bit patronising for us 21 year olds to try to start to change the world,” said Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, explaining why the group is not on the bill at any of Al Gore’s charity concerts.

      “Especially when we’re using enough power for 10 houses just for (stage) lighting. It’d be a bit hypocritical,” he said in an interview before a concert in Paris.

      Bass player Nick O’Malley chimes in: “And we’re always jetting off on aeroplanes!”

      Read it all here…..

      Posted by Bonmot on 2007 07 05 at 12:04 AM • permalink


    1. #36 Rod C

      Above that height, won’t get any faster.

      Depends how far above that height (which is probably in the order of 100s of metres). The higher you go, the less dense the atmosphere, hence less drag. (Of course, the gravitational field becomes weaker the higher you go.)

      Posted by Radius on 2007 07 05 at 12:15 AM • permalink


    1. The Kennedy and Gore families brought the word “fun” to dysfunctional.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 07 05 at 12:20 AM • permalink


    1. #47 –

      Arctic Monkeys, eh?  I may have to buy an album or two—common sense should be encouraged.

      Posted by Achillea on 2007 07 05 at 01:49 AM • permalink


    1. No. 20: Zscore, put some music to those words. It will be a top selling hit for years.

      Posted by DropDeadUgly on 2007 07 05 at 04:10 AM • permalink


    1. Guys guys guys

      I hate to burst this one but hail occurs in summer.  It’s a summer phenomenon, most common in semi-tropical areas.

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 05 at 05:18 AM • permalink


    1. Murph et al, It’s just a joke! “Illustrating absurdity by being absurd.” Gore shows up, little ice balls fall from the sky! Get it? Haha?

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 06 at 07:01 AM • permalink


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