Respectful Insolence

You know it’s hot when…

…while driving to work at 6:30 AM you notice the thermometer in your car already registers the outside temperature as 83 degrees Farehnheit.



  1. #1 TheProbe
    August 3, 2006

    …or when you go to bed at midnight and it is still hotter than when you awoke at 4:30AM…

    …or when you go out at noontime and the heat sort of reminds you of Vietnam…and you prefer that in Vietnam…

    …or you read the morning paper about a geographical oddity and decide that you will spend your summer looking for more of them…,0,5892643.column

  2. #2 anonimouse
    August 3, 2006


    It’s not exactly like you’re breaking rocks in your job, dude. :-)

    (and for the record, neither am I)

  3. #3 Hinschelwood
    August 3, 2006

    A killer argument for why Celsius should be used as the standard for temperature… It’s easier to spell.

  4. #4 wolfwalker
    August 3, 2006

    … when you open your bottle of sunscreen and it comes out as a funny-colored liquid, suggesting the ingredients have started to separate.

  5. #5 Ruth
    August 3, 2006

    It’s only 90 in St. Louis today and it feels great! Turned off my AC and opened the windows. I can even live with the storms that must come with this cold front.

  6. #6 King Aardvark
    August 3, 2006

    In Toronto a couple of days ago, it was 35 Celsius (95 F), but was 50 C (122 F) when you consider the humidex. And in Toronto, the air is yellow.

  7. #7 Prup aka Jim Benton
    August 3, 2006

    According to John Bolaris (WCBS-TV) NYC was officially hotter than Hell yesterday. Iy was 101 in NYC and 97 in Hell.

  8. #8 Prup aka Jim Benton
    August 3, 2006

    That’s Hell, Michigan, of course, on the Lower Peninsula. Anywheres near your part of Mich, btw? I can just imagine the reactions of the fundies if you were able to say you grew up in a ‘suburb of Hell.”

  9. #9 Ruth
    August 3, 2006

    Hell is a rather small town in lower Michigan-too far away from Detroit to be a suburb. They have a 5K race every year, so you see people with “I ran through Hell for this T-shirt” shirts. The Upper Peninsula has a town of Paradise, though it has been hot even up there.

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