10 years ago, the world had a good long chuckle at the expense of the former vice president as he claimed to have built the internet.
His suffering continued as he had the Presidency of the United States ripped from the tips of his fingers at the hands of a rube, all because a couple of hundred South Florida blue hairs could not distinguish his name from that of fascist Pat Buchanan.
But then it looked like God let him have a respite, allowing him to refocus his energies into saving the world from Mankind.
Through his work in the Green movement, Gore became the living embodiment of the movement and even won him an Academy Award for his 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. It looked as though Al's luck might have changed...
But today, on the grandest of stages... in what should have been the culmination of the past few years of Gore's life, that damned Divine curse reared it's ugly head again...
"These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years."
This was Gore's cryptic warning to the gathering of world leaders in Copenhagen's Global Climate Change Conference, condeming the world in just under 5 years.
There is just one problem with Gore's claims that the Earth's arctic ice has only five years left... Dr. Maslowski never said it.
"It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at," Dr Maslowski said. "I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this."
Gore's people later claimed that the former vice president's claims about a 75 % chance of the total destruction of the Earth was a "ballpark claim" made by Dr. Maslowski during a private conversation with Gore several years ago.
While Gore's penchant for talking out of his ass is nothing new to Americans, for him to do this during the Copenhagen summit already mired in controversy stemming from the allegations that some climate scientists are "fixing" their data to better reflect a trend of warming on a global scale (and thus link it to Man's actions) is a devastating move. An embellishment like this does nothing to promote a cause already viewed with skepticism by many all over the world but does add fuel to an already fired up movement of those who deny Global Warming (as well as Man's involvement in it) looking to kill the issue on a global scale.
In Short, ol' Al would have been better served tying a towel around his neck and running around the stage making Whoosh! noises while hunting for "ManBearPig".
At least then he would have just been crazy, as opposed to a crazy, full of shit, lying asshole.