Funny or Die: Franken and Letterman take on climate change in hilarious web series

GR: Informative, but obeys the rule, “Don’t say anything if you can’t say something funny.”

“Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has finally brought his trademark sense of humor to climate change.

“The former Saturday Night Live comedian, now a U.S. senator, teamed up with comedian David Letterman on the first season of a new web series, “Boiling the Frog with Senator Al Franken.”

“The series was created by the website Funny Or Die and “the geniuses behind Years of Living Dangerously,” as Franken describes the producers of the Emmy award-winning climate change series in the hilarious first video.” –Joe Romm (Funny or Die: Franken and Letterman take on climate change in hilarious web series)

Here’s Video 1 in the series:

One Hundred Thousand Best Science Fiction Novels Ever Written

Just kidding.

Great Biodiversity Cartoons

Nature Cartoons

“Anyone who reads knows that I like to inject a bit of humour into my (often gloomy) messages. Sniggering, chortling, groaning and outright guffawing are useful ways to deal with the depressing topics conservation scientists examine every day. This is why I started the ‘Cartoon of the Week’ series, and now I have a compendiumof quite a few biodiversity-related cartoons. Cartoons can also serve as wonderfully effective political tools if they manage to encapsulate the preposterousness of bad policies, navel-gazing politicians or Earth-buggering corporate tycoons. A good cartoon can be far more effective at transmitting a deep and complex message to a wide audience than most scientific articles.

“Who are these gifted artists that bring together wit, humour and hard environmental truths into something that practically every scientist  wants to include in conference presentations? I am inspired by some of these people, as I’m sure are many of you, so I decided to put together a little list of some of today’s better biodiversity cartoonists.”


GR:  You will love these cartoons.

My Debut Novel, Corr Syl the Warrior is available on Amazon


When an armed Danog patrol crosses the border into Wycliff District, the Wycliff Council sends a young Tsaeb warrior named Corr Syl to investigate and recommend a response.  Corr soon learns that spies have infiltrated his district, and already many lives are at risk.  He catches a glimpse of something truly evil, and with no time to spare, must choose

Corr Syl the Warrior

Corr Syl the Warrior Cover

between a safe response that might fail, and a sure response that might start a global war.

The Tsaeb civilization formed millions of years ago.  Its creators were the warriors who appeared in the time of massive war machines that had the power to destroy the planet itself.  In addition to strength and knowledge of combat and war, the warriors brought a wisdom that centered on individual responsibility for consequences of actions.  This form of wisdom is Immediacy, the philosophy of consequences.  The spread of Immediacy produced the Tsaeb civilization.  During its 40-million year history, the Tsaeb civilization survived giant meteorites and advancing ice sheets, but always the greatest danger is from new species.

This novel is free of profanity and erotica, but it does contain violence.  It has action, adventure, heroics, romance, true evil, and a bad joke or two:  Everything you need?

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