I hope that title is not too adacious. We have been discussing hockeysticks every once and a while here, you know, this one, fig 1b about the alleged global temperatures of the last millenium. After the repeated debunking of Soon and Baliunas, Hans van Storch, and compared to multiple other reconstructions like Moberg that differ markedly enough from the hockeystick to consider it flawed, we thought we had buried it especially with the serious M&M05 critique. So whaddyaknow. a rigorous revival coming up? The replication of the hockeystick is here. Were all the others wrong after all? thriller or slapstick?