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Tim Flannery in the March edition of Jetstar’s inflight magazine:

The water problem is so severe for Adelaide that it may run out of water by early 2009.

Subsequently, on March 25:

It actually rained in Adelaide this morning. Hard, wet, continuous rain.

Bonus points for the rain being wet; that’ll make up for it only lasting ten minutes. Flannery’s rain-bringing qualities were first noticed last year when he filled Sydney’s dams.

UPDATE. Tim Flannery Has a Strange Experience.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/27/2008 at 08:31 PM
    1. Flim-flannery strikes again!  Between him and Gore, they’re a two-man AGW-debunking team!

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2008 03 27 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. What would happen if a Gore system collided with a Flannery front? Thirty feet of snow? Weatherocalypse?

      Good thing these guys are (usually) on separate continents. I’ll bet NOAA tracks their locations.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 03 27 at 09:00 PM • permalink


    1. And who said he wasn’t an asset?

      #2 What would happen if a Gore system collided with a Flannery front? Thirty feet of snow?

      Hail… the size of cricket balls. These guys better stay the f**k away from my car.

      Posted by Zoidberg on 2008 03 27 at 09:11 PM • permalink


    1. Since flannel shirt is so good we need to take him around the world and put him in empty dams; with concrete shoes; so he doesn’t run away and spoil his god-given, rain-making powers.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 03 27 at 09:41 PM • permalink


    1. Noted climachondriac Al Gore likens global warming skeptics to flat-earthers.

      You know, I can usually put up with people who are arrogant, but brilliant. And I can put up with people who are modest, but stupid. But I decline to be condescended to by a tapir-faced moron.

      Posted by paco on 2008 03 27 at 09:52 PM • permalink


    1. There are people in Canada who are trying to russle up a storm of fear about running out of water – in Canada, of all places!!

      The Great Lakes are at the lowest levels in decades! Supposedly.

      Except, I suspect, this coming Spring, if it ever does get sprung.

      One guy even suggested that we have a record amount of snow in Ottawa because it was warmer (not) over the Great Lakes so there was no ice to stop the snow forming!!!

      For the record, our big snowstorms this year came up from Texas, and up the Ohio valley.

      The illogic, and unsubstantiated claim, of it all. But, hey, he was selling a book of his, so we must LISTEN

      Mu question to wankers like these is: “If we are running out of water, where is it all going?”

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 03 27 at 09:57 PM • permalink


    1. Tim Flannery Has a
      Strange Experience
      Do write this down
      And don’t forget:
      The rain that came
      Was very wet –
      Unlike the rain
      That rained before
      Global Warming
      And Al Gore.
      This rain, I’d say,
      Rained rather hard;
      It left big dents
      In my backyard.
      It turned the front
      Into a lake,
      And on it rained
      Without a break.

      As I looked up
      The rain came down;
      I’m lucky that
      I did not drown.
      I witnessed it,
      That hard, wet rain;
      Enough to drive
      A man insane.

      But who is sane
      And who is not?
      I wonder that,
      Myself, a lot;
      But I can stand
      And proudly say
      I made it through
      A rainy day.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 03 27 at 10:09 PM • permalink


    1. lyle; just brilliant; and correct; it’s raining cats and dogs and mad people.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 03 27 at 10:47 PM • permalink


    1. The snow we got last week in the Detroit area evidently put us over the top for a new record.  It is now snowing steadily and we expect another 3-5 inches.  Plus, March has averaged around 8 degrees colder than normal.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2008 03 27 at 10:48 PM • permalink


    1. Expect Flannery to submit a bill, he has expenses to meet.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 03 27 at 10:58 PM • permalink


    1. SAT question:  Al Gore is to snow as Tim Flannery is to _______________ .

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 03 27 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. 11/ Dinosaur, OAM?

      Posted by gin&tonic on 2008 03 28 at 12:05 AM • permalink


    1. #11 – Fuckwits?

      Posted by AnthonyC on 2008 03 28 at 12:42 AM • permalink


    1. A little off-topic, but I wish that when Flummery made his predictions, he’d actually been a man about it and made a bet on them, like this bloke.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 03 28 at 01:10 AM • permalink


    1. #11 “snowjob” ??

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 28 at 05:36 AM • permalink


    1. Didn’t Douglas Adams first write about the guy who unknowingly caused rain wherever he went, even as he despised rain.  Turns out he was The Rain God, and didn’t know it.

      Posted by Dave in Chicago on 2008 03 28 at 08:54 AM • permalink


    1. #7, Lyle, You. Are. The. Shit.  Keep up the great work.

      #11, Wron, ‘Spooge’.  Not the kind put on hair…

      #14, Spot, And some folks here at ‘Tim B’ rekon Perth is Dull…  (Perth is the Australian home of the Borat Mankini.  My 62 year old father has one ffs…)

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 03 28 at 11:36 AM • permalink


    1. P.S. If the Vic is 1000m from PMH –Link-, this lil’ drunken black duck runs marathons 6 days a week.

      This story proves my well spoken theory of “Arse beats class”.  😀

      Not to forget the Vic is only half way down the hill, well before you reach the long flat (which is an easy half mile on its own, 802m for the metrically inclined).  So the statement “ran the length of Hay Street in Subiaco” is just another good example of why I totally distrust the “journo’s” at the ‘Worst Australian’.  Especially the ones who regularly take my money at the poker table.

      If you’re reading this, you know who you are.  (Bitch!)

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 03 28 at 11:49 AM • permalink


    1. Bollocks, 804m.  402 is the standing quarter mile.  My bad.

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 03 28 at 12:48 PM • permalink


  1. #17 Perth is the Australian home of the Borat Mankini.

    Not to mention the short-sleeved safari suit with the long-sleeved shirt worn under it.

    **waves to neighbour at #12**

    Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 03 28 at 10:12 PM • permalink