Paging Mel Brooks…Paging Mel Brooks...

A classic scene from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles"
As the science behind catastrophic global warming continues to evaporate, the claims become more and more insane:

Concerns have previously been raised about the effect of methane emissions from cows on global warming.

But in the House of Lords today a Labour peer raised questions about the impact of human diet on emissions. Viscount Simon, 73, a Labour peer who has been a member of the House of Lords for more than 20 years, voiced his fears about the ‘smelly emissions’.

Lord Simon said: ‘In a programme some months ago on the BBC it was stated that this country has the largest production of baked beans and the largest consumption of baked beans in the world.’

He asked Lady Verma: ‘Could you say whether this affects the calculation of global warming by the Government as a result of the smelly emission resulting therefrom?’

Lady Verma described his question as ‘so different’ but she appeared to suggest that people should think twice about over-indulging in baked beans or any food which causes flatulence.

She added: ‘You do actually raise a very important point, which is we do need to moderate our behaviour.'

So you don't think this an insignificant conversation, Baroness Verma is the Minister for Climate in the United Kingdom.

Global warming and baked beans. I guess Baroness Verma would paraphrase Blazing Saddles' foreman Taggert, "I think you've had enough!"


  1. Beans, beans that wonderful fruit
    The more you eat..

  2. Everyone knows methane emissions eliminated the dinosaur population.

  3. Oh my God, Smith - where do you find this stuff? I need a good belly hurting, tear inducing laugh the end of this week. Remind me to tell you about my visit to the House of Lords many, MANY moons ago as the guest of a friend being groomed for membership, including having a drink in the private Peer's lounge, and then a private, personal tour behind the scenes by the (at the time) Sr. Whip. Once he discovered I was an American, was all over me. He took me back to the Queen's dressing room, the floor of the debating chamber-places the average British citizen can only dream about seeing in person. He was cursing as he hunted for where the light switches were located. Then out to dinner (he had a private car and driver, and trust me, he NEEDED one). It was one of those "pinch me" experiences.


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