Thursday, July 21, 2011
"Hot Enough To Boil A Monkey's Bum in Here, Your Majesty!"
It's hot in New York, and that fragrance on the breeze smells like the old half a tuna fish sandwich she's carrying in her purse.
It's bleeding hot here in New York today 7/23. It's 94F out and it's 10AM. It is officially cooler in Phoenix right now. The expected high for the city today is 101F. Expect that temperature to be 15-20 degrees hotter in the subway stations. ConEd is already doing power cutbacks in Queens and Westchester County.
To make matters worse, a sewage treatment plant in Harlem caught fire and leaked raw sewage into the Hudson, closing beaches in Brooklyn and Staten Island. What's more, Rush Limbaugh now says that the heat index is a communist conspiracy.
Summer in New York City, it's hot and it smells like shit.
I plan to spend the day in the air-conditioned dark with Michael and the cats grading papers.
For those of you enduring similar hardships, here is a little heat-related entertainment:
... and Miss Piggy's version:
Stay cool everyone!
UPDATE to the UPDATE:
It is 2:50PM and it's 104F. Tomorrow, we are expecting a high of 108F.
Posted by Counterlight at Thursday, July 21, 2011