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  1. annie
    July 22, 2011, 6:05 pm


  2. dbroncos
    July 22, 2011, 6:23 pm

    Yo Adam

    102 in Philly at 6:20p!

  3. Philip Munger
    July 22, 2011, 6:40 pm

    72 F in Wasilla, Alaska. Hot enough for me. Too hot for my dog.

    • MRW
      July 22, 2011, 8:16 pm

      Heard about an interesting experiment on NPR. They put a human, a bird (parrot?), and a dog in a sauna to see who would last the longest. The bird bailed first, then the human. The dog lasted 1/2 hour longer.

      The scientists surmised that the dog’s breathing mechanism–panting–was ultra-efficient.

      • Bumblebye
        July 22, 2011, 11:03 pm

        Nah, I bet the pooch f*rted!

      • MRW
        July 22, 2011, 11:48 pm

        That was the problem I had. People thought my dog’s farts were mine. Oh Gaaaawwwd, that dog was lethal if I didn’t keep to his diet. But I loved that dog to death.

      • Mooser
        July 23, 2011, 12:19 pm

        Sure, he was a great pooch, affectionate and loving and protective, and lots of fun, if somewhat prone to attacks of the canine vapors. But could he do this?

  4. Bumblebye
    July 22, 2011, 6:54 pm

    Aw, poor guys, sizzling in the summer heat! You need some anglo-centric current affairs comedy to cool you down! Try “The Now Show” from bbcR4

    link to bbc.co.uk

    Listen to Rupert and James portrayed as “Steptoe & Son” (brilliantly).
    Laugh at the Beach Boys rewritten for a soggy British summer!
    Have fun, keep cool!

  5. VR
    July 22, 2011, 6:54 pm

    That is terrible guys, drink plenty of fluids and don’t expose yourself to the sun too long. I wonder when this heat wave is going to break

  6. MRW
    July 22, 2011, 8:15 pm

    69 degrees in Seattle. 50 at night. Way too low for this time of year. Ditto Salt Lake City, Northern California, Las Vegas, even Phoenix.

    There are 35 different climate ecosystems in the US. Looks like the East is getting the West’s weather.

    • annie
      July 22, 2011, 8:29 pm

      i’m in northern california and it’s been hot all afternoon.

      • MRW
        July 22, 2011, 11:38 pm

        Well, you’re in one of the 35. It was snowing somewhere around you. Can’t remember where. My friends are going there this weekend to ski and get a tan on the hill. And there is no better tan than a snow tan. You get brown. (Sorry to upset the Israelis; we like brown.)

      • annie
        July 23, 2011, 1:16 am

        we’re a big state and the whole east side is the sierras so that doesn’t surprise me. heck, i can drive towards SF and be in completely different weather in 20 minutes. we like brown here too. ;)

  7. MRW
    July 22, 2011, 8:20 pm

    Tell me you have air-conditioning, Adam.

    I remember one day in Manhattan when it was 100 degrees and they said the humidity was 104%. Never forgot it. How could it be 104%?

    I never called August ‘Dog Days’. I called ’em Sniper Days. That’s what I felt like.

  8. slowereastside
    July 22, 2011, 10:52 pm

    80-something in Kauai, HI and about the same in the holy, blue ocean in front of me. Home.

    Have a good weekend!

  9. Kate
    July 22, 2011, 11:06 pm

    94.5 degrees F for the high today, very humid. And we don’t have A/C. Last night was impossible for sleeping and I guess tonight will be too. Even turned off my computer after I did the Palestine list because I thought it was too hot for it, two fans or no! Currently still 88, at 11 pm. I might even have broken down and bought a window A/C, except that there aren’t any left.

  10. MRW
    July 22, 2011, 11:43 pm


    This is when you really appreciate Arabic architecture. They built houses that took this heat out of the house. They understood the wind and designed for it. The same wind that gives you Arctic sea ice or not (depending on what it does in summer). The same wind that controls the thermohaline current (Bob the Science Guy is wrong: it’s not freshwater. That guy is so stupid he doesn’t know what rainfall or snow is made of. It sure ain’t salt water.)

  11. ToivoS
    July 23, 2011, 2:06 am

    Totally off topic. Let us note that the Norwegian terrorist that just killed over 20 (was it 80?) people is a Christian Zionist. He has an extensive blog. What I want to know is he a recipient of Hasbara, Israel funds.

    The people of the world want to know.

    • annie
      July 23, 2011, 2:09 am

      what i want to know is who pulled off the other (coordinated) attack.

      • tree
        July 23, 2011, 2:28 am

        Same guy supposedly. Explosion first and then went to the camp.

    • MRW
      July 23, 2011, 2:28 am

      Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs tweeted that this guy is a big fan of Pamela Geller. A translated Norwegian blog at the link below says “Anders Behring Breivik has previously driven the blog Fjordman and later for many years been a writer for the anti-Muslim and Zionist bloggers Gates of Vienna and Jihad Watch, under the pseudonym Fjordman.”
      link to littlegreenfootballs.com

    • MRW
      July 23, 2011, 2:52 am

      Read one of Fjordman’s articles on Jihadwatch. It begins:

      “I should thank the pro-Israeli, Islam-critical blog Document for bringing this to my attention. The two Norwegian essays cited here were written by Ole Jørgen Benedictow, a professor emeritus at the University of Oslo specializing in the history of the Middle Ages. The translations were made by me, and the shorter excerpts should capture the spirit of the texts. […]”

      • ToivoS
        July 23, 2011, 3:31 am

        We know that Israel has been cultivating Christian Zionist for some time. What we need to know is the support that Israel has given Anders Behring Breivik. He has been active for a number of years now. Surely, Israeli propaganda institutions have been aware of his activities. They have been so desperate for allies they must have made contact with him.

  12. Bumblebye
    July 23, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Ah, sh*t. Amy Winehouse found dead. Poor talented tormented foolish girl.

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