Jan 10 2014

How ya doin’, Nebraska?

The double bill at the Morris theater had me concerned about you guys.


As for Minnesota, it’s wonderful! It was -2°C outside, so I went for a nice long walk. Hatless. Gloveless. I unzipped my coat, even. If I’d done another mile, I might have stripped down to my underwear and danced all the way home.

It’s still a downer that Nebraska is suffering so.


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  1. 1
    PZ Myers

    I also hear that Alaska is getting baked.

  2. 2

    Hee. The heat is getting to you, PZ. It’s a wonderful, balmy 37 F / 2.7 C here!

  3. 3

    Yeah, we had a rough period, too. Had a light frost during the worst of it. Now it’s back up into the upper 60s. Might hit 70 today.

    Before you all come after me with pitchforks, remember that in a few months we’ll be lucky if it is only 100 and if we get a little rain during the summer. Up north you guys get through winter. Down here, we get through summer.

  4. 4
    Al Dente

    I might have stripped down to my underwear

    I’m sure the Morris citizenry is glad you stopped short of this. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

  5. 5

    Meanwhile in Perth, Western Australia, they are giving the animals at the zoo icey poles as the city gears up for temperatures of 44 deg C (111 deg F) and up to 47 deg (116 deg F) in outlying suburbs.

  6. 6
    Reginald Selkirk

    I also hear that Alaska is getting baked.

    Really? I thought that was Colorado.
    World Watches as Colo. Marijuana Law Takes Effect

  7. 7
    Reginald Selkirk

    The latest weather development in my area is ice jams. A week ago we had a big snow, followed by a meltdown which created a big runoff, and that followed by the polar vortex deep freeze. The result of that is ice jamming up creeks and rivers, causing localized flooding.

  8. 8
    Rey Fox

    I’m a little more concerned about the twenty foot long tree branches that appear to be protruding from the passenger side of that black SUV.

  9. 9
    Reginald Selkirk

    Meanwhile, at FailBlog

  10. 10

    PZ, this is not quite on topic, but you may want to make a post out of it, maybe suggest your ‘squad’ piles all over this petition !!!


  11. 11

    I had a similar sighting the other week at a movie theatre in Vancouver. The billboard said “Frozen Hobbit”.

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    The billboard said “Frozen Hobbit”.

    Oooh, that’s a good one.

  13. 13

    “Frozen” is actually quite the good movie. Took the kid to see it the other day and he loved it. Based on Andersen’s The Snow Queen. I recommend it!

  14. 14

    Greeting you from Nebraska. After a brief drop into the negative ranges, we’re actually warming up a bit. I only needed three layers this morning. And this evening was a very balmy 38. We’re not frozen any more.

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    “Frozen” is excellent movie….

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    “Frozen” is excellent movie….

    I’ve heard. I cannot stand musicals, though, so I’ll probably pass.

  17. 17
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    @The Calmone #5

    I was intrigued by the phrase “icy poles”, since it sounds like trying to give a lion one of those would end up either being very painful for the zookeeper, or very funny for the crowd when the lion got their tongue stuck. It turns out it’s giant ice lollies, clverly made out of meat for the carnivores, fish or fruit for the bears, and presumably (though not explicitly mentioned)fruit and veg for the herbivores. Clever.

    Also, I have a question for Rush Limbaugh. If the temperatures in Minnesota et al are evidence that global warming isn’t happening, do the temperatures in Australia count as evidence that it is?

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