One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

April 26, 2020

Thanks to Mike MacFerrin, who turned me on this black comedy gold.

and since climate denial and racism always go together, so it is with COVID denial.

Classic Trumper take. Millions dead means more for me!

April fool.

14 Responses to “One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    There comes to my mind a statement from Peter which I have never forgotten. And it is being confirmed over and over again:

    Those who spread the misinformation and outright lies of the climate denial industry, are useful idiots of some of history’s coldest and greediest killers.

    The very same applies to these pandemic deniers too.

  2. indy222 Says:

    It was always a huge mistake to be plotting the derivative and 2nd derivative and even the 3rd derivative of the number of cases. People hate calculus. Dropping the rate of acceleration of cases is a long way from fixing the problem.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      I have a similar complaint about spreading graphs of mean global sea level rise. While it might be useful metric to some, most people coastal people should be concerned about their local SLR, especially if it is greater than the global mean.

      • grindupbaker Says:

        If you have Calculus complaints there’s a “Murray Salby” who claims that the 2nd derivative of any function must equal its 3rd derivative (demonstrated with Keeling curve & emissions plots). Don’t sound right to me but I did that at school 58 years ago & memory fades. Far more interesting regonal sea level anomaly shows that the warming Atlantic Ocean is strengthening ENSO since 1995 AD and that must have biggish consequences.

        • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

          If you have Calculus complaints there’s a “Murray Salby” who claims that the 2nd derivative of any function must equal its 3rd derivative (demonstrated with Keeling curve & emissions plots).

          Simple counterexample:

          I’m driving at a constant speed v down the street, so charting

          Distance/time (steadily increasing) is flat line with slope v

          Speed/time (constant) is a horizontal line of value v.

          Accelation/time (none) is a horizontal line at y=0

          • grindupbaker Says:

            Well I still think the warming Atlantic Ocean strengthening ENSO since 1995 AD is far more interesting, and I’m not just trying to change the subject, but I do think you beat Murray with your fancy schmancy Calculus example.

  3. indy222 Says:

    “YOUR money in MY pocket TODAY” is all that matters to these groups. “To hell with tomorrow; I’ll have absconded with my loot to my luxury bunker by then. It’s somebody else’s problem tomorrow to clean up the expanding mess. Not mine.”

    How wonderful and inspiring a vision they give for all young people.

    • Sir Charles Says:

      “He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.”

      Thanks for posting this article.


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