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2012-06-21 09:25:27 PM
Beer caused air conditioning, so...beer is what made America great.
 
2012-06-21 09:25:47 PM
106 out right now so yes I agree with the headline, didnt RTFA.
 
2012-06-21 09:26:20 PM
Are we talking about the people?

great [greyt]

adjective
1. unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions
 
2012-06-21 09:28:14 PM
My AC's keeping me from making my bed a puddle of sweat lately, so I'll have to agree.
 
2012-06-21 09:48:52 PM
Have you heard the expression room temperature?
www.popscreenbot.com
Well this is the room.
 
2012-06-21 10:40:41 PM
Air Conditioning made Miami and Phoenix livable...
 
2012-06-21 11:15:05 PM
And elevators. And the internal combustion engine.
 
2012-06-21 11:17:34 PM
I just kayaked down the Schuylkill from Pottstown to Spring City today, so I'm getting a kick out of this article.
 
2012-06-21 11:39:21 PM
Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.
 
2012-06-21 11:45:23 PM
It's why America doesn't have sweatshops.
 
2012-06-21 11:46:18 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.


Sorry, but when it's 110 out, I can be naked and sweating my balls off under a fan. I'd much rather be cold than in TX or Arizona during August.
 
2012-06-21 11:51:48 PM

Wangiss: It's why America doesn't have sweatshops.


That's a very good point. Everybody gets air conditioning these days. That's equality, right?
 
2012-06-21 11:57:47 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Wangiss: It's why America doesn't have sweatshops.

That's a very good point. Everybody gets air conditioning these days. That's equality, right?


If it was equal enough for my grandpa, it's equal enough for me.
 
2012-06-22 12:43:55 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.


You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..
 
2012-06-22 12:48:06 AM

hubiestubert: Air Conditioning made Miami and Phoenix livable...


Not exactly a point for "made this nation great", is it.
 
2012-06-22 12:53:17 AM

cambie: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

Sorry, but when it's 110 out, I can be naked and sweating my balls off under a fan. I'd much rather be cold than in TX or Arizona during August.


More air conditioning for you then.
 
2012-06-22 01:23:40 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.


Give me a call when it's 120F outside and the AC can't keep up.
 
2012-06-22 01:25:35 AM

Lando Lincoln: Beer caused air conditioning, so...beer is what made America great.


There's a whole farking documentary that claims beer created modern civilization. Don't know if it's true but I just go ahead and believe.
 
2012-06-22 01:25:47 AM
As soon as I ascend to Floridian dictatorship, first thing I'll do is discontinue/disallow residential air conditioning.

Goodbye, uncommitted residents.

#2 - bye, bye flood control structures; and bye, bye "hangers on" living in places you ought'nt...

/vote for me
//vote for me
///it'll be fun
////you don't want #3
;)
 
2012-06-22 01:27:35 AM
 
2012-06-22 01:31:56 AM
A Gawker article? Really?

What next? Linking to Feministe?

/This is not the Fark it used to be
 
2012-06-22 01:32:18 AM
Well, it made most areas liveable, soooo.

Also:

Lando Lincoln: Beer caused air conditioning, so...beer is what made America great.

 
2012-06-22 01:32:42 AM

violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..


When it's 120 and you're hot, you can lay in the shade and do squat. When it's -5 and you're cold, you're farked.
 
2012-06-22 01:34:41 AM

danpanic77: violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..

When it's 120 and you're hot, you can lay in the shade and do squat. When it's -5 and you're cold, you're farked.


You're right at those extremes, but I'll take 60 over 80 when it comes to indoor temperature.
 
2012-06-22 01:36:01 AM
those wall mounted units as seen behind The Fonz are very practical. i've seen their popularity skyrocket the last few years. we've had one maybe 5 years. silent, economical to run and cheap to have installed.
 
2012-06-22 01:36:32 AM

farkingismybusiness: Have you heard the expression room temperature?
[www.popscreenbot.com image 480x360]
Well this is the room.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-22 01:40:19 AM

edmo: Are we talking about the people?

great [greyt]

adjective
1. unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions


Great meaning large or immense!
We use it in the pejorative sense!

/AC makes me sick
 
2012-06-22 01:40:40 AM
I like it.
 
2012-06-22 01:42:42 AM
Now if only we could get air conditioning *parts*.

Nobody in my town will sell me anything over the counter unless I'm licensed.

/Guild mentality sucks.
 
2012-06-22 01:45:35 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: farkingismybusiness: Have you heard the expression room temperature?
[www.popscreenbot.com image 480x360]
Well this is the room.

Came for this, leaving satisfied.


Now we are the Pharaohs.
 
2012-06-22 01:46:11 AM

violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..


No, you just don't run up a mountain with no water (like so many "rescued" idiots do).
You don't need to rip off your skin, or run screaming naked through the streets either.
Mostly what happens is, you stand in some shade. Maybe have some water once in awhile, and that's it.

And when you drive to work in the morning, you don't have to shovel the heat out of your driveway, put various apparatus on your car to make it start, or put heat tires on your car to keep from flying off the freeway.

I do get a kick out of watching the sales dudes go outside and sit on the concrete bench to have a smoke during the summer.
"Hey? You're gonna get second degree burns on your..."
"Ow mother farking shiat what the farking hell goddammit!"
"Anyway, so... restrooms are over here."
 
2012-06-22 01:46:48 AM
When my wife and I were looking for a place to buy, our "luxury" criteria was Central Air and in-unit Washer/Dryer.

I remember how we'd draw up a list of 10-20 places for sale on Thurs/Fri, then spend Saturday morning looking at them. When we'd drive up to a place where there were window AC units, we'd cross it off the list and drive on without stopping.

I have no regrets.
 
JW
2012-06-22 01:47:26 AM
farm5.staticflickr.com

This has nothing to do with anything other than it comes up on a GIS search for "your blog sucks"
 
2012-06-22 01:49:24 AM

hubiestubert: Air Conditioning made Miami and Phoenix livable...


And Las Vegas. The gambling Mecca of the US wouldn't exist without it.
 
2012-06-22 01:49:47 AM
Fair enough. Air conditioners. America. Great. Got it.

What was it that made Gawker suck so bad, though?
 
2012-06-22 01:50:02 AM
This is what the cool tag was made for
 
2012-06-22 01:52:40 AM

Marcus Aurelius: And elevators. And the internal combustion engine.


and sliced bread
 
2012-06-22 01:53:20 AM

hubiestubert: Air Conditioning made Miami and Phoenix livable...


Actually, Miami has better-moderated temps/humidity than a lot of the rest of Florida. They're in their own little weather zone in that part of the state. Orlando and the surrounding region are the real sweatbox during the summer.
 
2012-06-22 01:55:05 AM
I like air conditioning as much as anyone, but that "article" was really stupid. Fossil fuels didn't come from dead dinosaurs either.
 
2012-06-22 01:56:13 AM

violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..


Yeah, the OP was dumb. Heating is much easier than cooling, unless you live in a place where you can not only walk around naked but can spray yourself with a hose.
 
2012-06-22 02:04:32 AM
CSB here:

My mother and I went to see Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" one 90+ degree day. It was so cold in the theater that we were getting goose pimples. I went to the manager asking if they couldn't turn the temperature up just a little since it was freezing cold -- no can do.

Granted, air conditioning is a life-saver. It extends the life of the elderly. Summer is no longer a season of rashes for babies and toddlers. The amount of body odor is in decline. Food lasts longer on shelves. But when people in your home start sniffling, maybe it's a bit too cool. When people have to bring their jackets in 95-degree weather to go to the mall, the A/C is set too low.
 
2012-06-22 02:09:04 AM
Air conditioning killed the Catskill resorts! That's what my pediatrician says anyways,
 
2012-06-22 02:09:24 AM

Fano: violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..

Yeah, the OP was dumb. Heating is much easier than cooling, unless you live in a place where you can not only walk around naked but can spray yourself with a hose.


I've been to wyoming in the dead of winter. Had some local cut cords of wood so I could split and stack it and stuff wood stoves all night and take care of freezing pipes.
I'm also job-transferred from san diego to the desert and sitting outside in shorts and a t-shirt, sipping a Laphroaig right now in the dead of summer.

Guess which I prefer
 
2012-06-22 02:11:36 AM

mephisto6: Fano: violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..

Yeah, the OP was dumb. Heating is much easier than cooling, unless you live in a place where you can not only walk around naked but can spray yourself with a hose.

I've been to wyoming in the dead of winter. Had some local cut cords of wood so I could split and stack it and stuff wood stoves all night and take care of freezing pipes.
I'm also job-transferred from san diego to the desert and sitting outside in shorts and a t-shirt, sipping a Laphroaig right now in the dead of summer.

Guess which I prefer


Sounds like you've not experienced heat + humidity.
 
2012-06-22 02:19:10 AM

danpanic77: When it's 120 and you're hot, you can lay in the shade and do squat. When it's -5 and you're cold, you're farked.


Or you could, you know, put on a coat. There are people with full-time jobs working in environments that are -5 -- anyone working with frozen food, for example, not to mention people that actually work outside in cold locales.

Plus when it's cold you can still work; you don't have to sit perfectly still and pray that sunset arrives before you succumb to heat stroke.
 
2012-06-22 02:21:28 AM

Fano: mephisto6: Fano: violentsalvation: The My Little Pony Killer: Meh, I'd rather be too hot than too cold. If I'm too hot, I can at least peel off layers. When it's too cold, I'm too busy trying to warm myself up to focus on much else. And air conditioners are ALWAYS too farking cold.

You can always add a layer when you are cold. When you get too hot and you are standing around buttnaked you can't rip off your skin, fat, and muscles. Well, I guess you could try..

Yeah, the OP was dumb. Heating is much easier than cooling, unless you live in a place where you can not only walk around naked but can spray yourself with a hose.

I've been to wyoming in the dead of winter. Had some local cut cords of wood so I could split and stack it and stuff wood stoves all night and take care of freezing pipes.
I'm also job-transferred from san diego to the desert and sitting outside in shorts and a t-shirt, sipping a Laphroaig right now in the dead of summer.

Guess which I prefer

Sounds like you've not experienced heat + humidity.


Admittedly, I've only been to atlanta in the late summer/fall. I was warned about the humidity, but was mostly bummed that I flew in on a sunday and couldn't get farking beer from the "race car speed mart" or whatever the hell that place next to the hotel was called.
Maybe I didn't get the full effect.

/still take summer heat and 8 months of 70's over miserable cold
 
2012-06-22 02:25:42 AM
Just visited new york. That third world city didn't have air conditioners. Air conditioners are what separate us from the animals.
 
2012-06-22 02:35:48 AM
I prefer cold over heat any day of the week. I'm a hairy, large Wisconsinite of Northern European decent. I'm bred for the cold. I do NOT do well in humidity/hot temperatures. In fact, if I got outside when it is hot/humid my head starts getting prickly/stingy because my hair is so thick. It is not pleasant.

I keep the house at 68 in the summer and 62 or so in the winter.
 
2012-06-22 02:37:22 AM

Welfare Xmas: HOW BEER SAVED THE WORLD


It's on Netflix Streaming
 
2012-06-22 02:38:43 AM
It's not what made America great.

It's what made America cool.
 
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