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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Erik F. emails:

My six-year-old has recently discovered the online game AdventureQuest. I was playing the game myself – doing some research on his behalf – and came across an extremely powerful spell in one of the stores: the Algorstorm!

Naturally, it’s a coldening spell:

Description: Summon a mighty Algorstorm, a storm that creates huge shards of ice in the sky!

Summoning an Algorstorm costs substantially less than summoning Al himself, who appears later this month in Victoria, BC:

Gore’s standard fee is reported to be $175,000. Event organizers are seeking corporate donations to defray costs, as well as charging the $199-plus ticket fees.

“I suppose in a way I’d like him to do it for free,” [organiser Brian] Gordon told CH News.

“But on the other hand I know that his fees do go back into the climate project … The money is going to a good cause.”

Sure it is. Al hasn’t finished wallpapering his office with computer screens.

(Via andycanuck)

Posted by Tim B. on 09/01/2007 at 02:53 PM
    1. Hey, he’s only doing it For The Children (TM).  And he needs a lot of money to buy carbon offsets from himself.  You gotta admit, he’s a lot better businessman than he is a Presidential candidate.  (Hmmmm.  You don’t suspect he’s a secret employee of Paco Enterprises, do you?)

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 09 01 at 03:27 PM • permalink


    1. Sure it is. Al hasn’t finished wallpapering his office with computer screens.

      Al Gore invented the internet, ya know.
      He needs a way to monitor his creation.

      Posted by rinardman on 2007 09 01 at 03:34 PM • permalink


    1. Sure $175,000 is a lot of money, especially when you can get the same speech from Blockbuster for a couple bucks. But Al needs the money. He’d get the shivers in his Tennessee pool if he couldn’t pump massive amounts of energy into it to heat it.

      Posted by Merlin on 2007 09 01 at 05:26 PM • permalink


    1. The Goreacle™ is appearing in Victoria, BC during September?

      Time to pull out the thermies…..we’re going to have an early winter in the Pacific Nortwest.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 09 01 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. “But on the other hand I know that his fees do go back into the climate project his clammy pocket… The money is going to a good cause cous-cous.”
      Edited for reality check.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 09 01 at 06:07 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, as those computer screens were manufactured by Apple Inc, the Force has been used wisely.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 09 01 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. From the news story.
      “Campbell said Gore’s appearance was arranged by three students from the University of Victoria who she declined to name.”From the Commonwealth Securities website.
      “As part of the launch of Generation in Australia, Colonial First State will be hosting a special event during September, offering guests the opportunity to hear in person from two of the world’s pre-eminent authorities on sustainability and investing – Al Gore and David Blood.”

      Gee I wonder which of these stories is the incontinent truth of the real reason for the visit?
      Heres the comsec link, I know I posted it before, but I call bullshit on the “3 concerned students” bit.


      Hmmm, I wonder if either of these dates overlaps the poor students request?
      “The Sydney event will be held on Wednesday 19 September 2007 and the Melbourne event on Thursday 20 September 2007.”

      PACO has some serious competition in the sub-prime IQ market.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 01 at 08:09 PM • permalink


    1. Al gore reminds me of Jimmy Baker. (A corrupt US televanger)

      Posted by rabidfox on 2007 09 01 at 08:14 PM • permalink


    1. I wish I could find a way to get people to pay me $175,000 to blather nonsense for an hour or so each time.  Heck, I’d do it for a mere $150,000, and throw in occasional nuggets of good sense while I’m about it.  The Gorebot certainly won’t do that.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2007 09 01 at 08:18 PM • permalink


    1. A question I don’t think anyone has asked—why does Al Gore have more than one computer screen? Doesn’t he know how to open more than one window and tab back and forth through them?

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 09 01 at 09:05 PM • permalink


    1. Any chance I could get a chunk of that cash?  We are thinking of putting an addition onto our climate project and putting a pool table in there.

      Posted by blogagog on 2007 09 02 at 10:34 PM • permalink


    1. With typical missionary zeal, Al Gore comes to do good…

      And does very well, indeed.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 03 at 01:51 AM • permalink


  1. bahaha al gore doing ANYTHING for free – now that IS funny!

    Posted by peter m on 2007 09 03 at 09:54 PM • permalink