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(Toronto Star)   How Hot Was It? It was so hot, the highways buckled and heaved under the heat. In CANADA   (thestar.com) divider line 97
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2012-06-22 08:25:31 AM  
93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-22 09:23:59 AM  
They can just move north as the climate changes. No prob.
 
2012-06-22 09:57:39 AM  
I laugh at 93
 
2012-06-22 09:59:11 AM  

texdent: I laugh at 93


A shriek like a g'damn schoolgirl at 1/2" of snow on the ground.
 
2012-06-22 10:00:12 AM  
34C? This isn't Europe! Speak American damn it!

/I keed
//went to university in Canada
///now when it's below freezing I think in Centigrade
////When it's above I think in Fahrenheit
 
2012-06-22 10:01:16 AM  
This is the 401 we are talking about.... it's like going offroad in some places, with the dips and rises. I'm not sure what they use to make roads in Ontario, but whatever it is, it sucks.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:22 AM  
I get the feeling that this has more to do with the bad condition of the 401 than the heat.
 
2012-06-22 10:02:43 AM  
"after the concrete buckled under the heat"

shiatty writer is shiatty writer. Obviously has no clue about his vocabulary and the meaning of words.
 
2012-06-22 10:03:58 AM  
93 is a mild spring here in Oklahoma.

/was 85 yesterday. We're laughing at the NE for the moment. Sunday everything will change :(
 
2012-06-22 10:04:30 AM  
Had two separate incidents of 'road buckling' on rt 422 here in western montgomery county (pa) yesterday. farked up afternoon rush hour big-time.

/hit 100F according to my car.
 
2012-06-22 10:04:34 AM  
in before global warming?
 
2012-06-22 10:04:39 AM  
Yesterday in Orlando, Florida, it was 80 degrees and cloudy. Just thought you'd all like to know.
 
2012-06-22 10:05:06 AM  
93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.
 
2012-06-22 10:06:19 AM  
It was *SO* hot, the thermometer read [[BLANK]]
 
2012-06-22 10:07:26 AM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?


That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.
 
2012-06-22 10:08:12 AM  
Well, it's a good thing they got a picture of the buckled freeway.
 
2012-06-22 10:08:40 AM  
As someone working outside since 7 this morn here near NYC..drinking a gallon of water and still no peeing..not getting a kick
 
2012-06-22 10:09:25 AM  

wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.


Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.
 
2012-06-22 10:11:27 AM  

JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.


Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
 
2012-06-22 10:11:54 AM  
This is the forecast for where I am working... On top of a water tower.

Link
 
2012-06-22 10:14:37 AM  

LesserEvil: This is the 401 we are talking about.... it's like going offroad in some places, with the dips and rises. I'm not sure what they use to make roads in Ontario, but whatever it is, it sucks.


I think that they still use a modernized macadam kind of stuff in some places in the Great White North. IIRC they did up in rural Nova Scotia back in the 80s. I think that it was basically to reduce freezing damage on roads that were very lightly used.

Maybe Ricky and Julian can weigh in on this?
 
2012-06-22 10:14:43 AM  
Wimps. Last summer I watched a whole parking lot heave its inlets onto the street.
 
2012-06-22 10:14:51 AM  

oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.


I would rather do that any day. Besides-- its not our fault you ain't got no garage, beeyatch! Your family members give you Denny's gift cards?
 
2012-06-22 10:15:02 AM  
We usually have railroad tracks warping when it gets over 110.
Last year was horrible. 27 consecutive days with 100-degree highs.
And no rain=shiat's on fire, yo.


blog.chron.com
 
2012-06-22 10:16:01 AM  
The roads here are shiat, probably because we're one of the few places that gets a 60+ degree Celsius swing in temps over the course of a year. That, and the Provincial gov't is useless.
 
2012-06-22 10:16:31 AM  
Let me know when it gets up to 126. Humidity or not, that is just too hot to do crap. I am so glad to be away from Lake Havasu. Although, I do miss all the naked women.
 
2012-06-22 10:17:27 AM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?



It's not. It's sensationalism. It gets hot in southern Ontario, it's a stupid story.
 
2012-06-22 10:18:38 AM  
It hit 114 last Saturday, I laugh at Canada's puny 93.
 
2012-06-22 10:18:41 AM  

poe_zlaw: oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.

I would rather do that any day. Besides-- its not our fault you ain't got no garage, beeyatch! Your family members give you Denny's gift cards?


We don't have many Denny's up here! We got Timmy's!!

i149.photobucket.com
Stereotyping? Moi?
 
2012-06-22 10:22:40 AM  

reillan: 93 is a mild spring here in Oklahoma.

/was 85 yesterday. We're laughing at the NE for the moment. Sunday everything will change :(


Forecast high of 102 for Sunday in here north-central OK. Nothing like last summer, though. Yet.
 
2012-06-22 10:22:43 AM  
Most highways here are paved. The tire-screaming concrete, you can keep. I like windows-down, radio-up summertime, but concrete roads are deaf defying. We have one concrete toll road, which I use because it is convenient, but it really farks up enjoyment of the stereo.

PS, all of you heat heros miss the point. "Brrr canada too cold brrrr". Sure.
 
2012-06-22 10:22:58 AM  

texdent: I laugh at 93


You probably wouldn't laugh as much if you lived with weather that can go from a freezing blizzard with a foot of snow in March to temperatures in the 90s and the lawns burning in June - it can create interesting living conditions. Then again i don't have to deal with hurricanes and tornadoes and wildfires leveling my neighborhood like in, oh say, some parts of Texas so I suppose I've got it easy - laugh away :)
 
2012-06-22 10:22:59 AM  
really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


p.s ain't no whitey in toronto
 
2012-06-22 10:24:45 AM  

oldfarthenry: JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.

Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....


It's still a majority white.. but a very Very Slim Majority:

Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population

Visible minority group

South Asian 298,370 12
Chinese 283,070 11.4
Black 208,555 8.4
Filipino 102,555 4.1
Latin American 64,860 2.6
Southeast Asian 37,495 1.5
Other visible minority 167,725 6.9
Total visible minority population 1,162,630 46.9

Aboriginal group
Source: [69] First Nations 9,125 0.4
Métis 3,650 0.1
Inuit 195 0
Total Aboriginal population 13,605 0.5

White 1,300,330 52.6
Total population 2,476,565 100


And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug
 
2012-06-22 10:25:40 AM  
Yesterday was so hot, my dog saw a squirrel and said fark it. One big shiat and one long piss and then pulled on the leash to go back home for the AC.
 
2012-06-22 10:26:01 AM  
The 401 is a deathtrap at the best of times, I'm not surprised it gave out.

Also, The Star is wrong with its temperatures. On Wednesday it hit 36 degrees (+humidex = 45), yesterday it hit 35 (+humidex 41).

For you ass-backward math folks (read as: Fahrenheit users):
35 C = 95F
36 C = 96.8 F
41 C = 106 F
45 C = 113 F
 
2012-06-22 10:28:07 AM  
I grew up near Toronto and can say that 33 is just the thermometer temperature. Add the ever-present humidity and it probably felt like 45+ There was a day in July or August 2011 where the with-humidity temperature "felt like 49." It was almost impossible to breathe outside that day. I now live in Tokyo and keep hearing about the infamous heat and humidity, but it's a bit more mild than Ontario so far.
 
2012-06-22 10:28:33 AM  

justneal: really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


p.s ain't no whitey in toronto


I think they were quoting the actual temperature - with the humidex it was 40 deg C in Toronto yesterday (around 104 deg F).
 
2012-06-22 10:30:12 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: The 401 is a deathtrap at the best of times, I'm not surprised it gave out.


Don't it make you nervous?

/obscure enough that I don't know why the f--k I know it
//maybe it got more CBC play
 
2012-06-22 10:30:55 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: The 401 is a deathtrap at the best of times, I'm not surprised it gave out.

Also, The Star is wrong with its temperatures. On Wednesday it hit 36 degrees (+humidex = 45), yesterday it hit 35 (+humidex 41).

For you ass-backward math folks (read as: Fahrenheit users):
35 C = 95F
36 C = 96.8 F
41 C = 106 F
45 C = 113 F


Simpler method: just double it and add 30.

/works with beer too.
//42 metric beers
 
2012-06-22 10:31:01 AM  
93?
Oh, Canada.
 
2012-06-22 10:33:55 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: oldfarthenry: JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.

Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

It's still a majority white.. but a very Very Slim Majority:

Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population

Visible minority group

South Asian 298,370 12
Chinese 283,070 11.4
Black 208,555 8.4
Filipino 102,555 4.1
Latin American 64,860 2.6
Southeast Asian 37,495 1.5
Other visible minority 167,725 6.9
Total visible minority population 1,162,630 46.9

Aboriginal group
Source: [69] First Nations 9,125 0.4
Métis 3,650 0.1
Inuit 195 0
Total Aboriginal population 13,605 0.5

White 1,300,330 52.6
Total population 2,476,565 100

And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug


Among the metropolitan area with 1 million+ foreign-born residents, here is the ranking. http://bit.ly/dUqSsZ


1. Dubai 83.00%
2. Toronto 44.90%
3. Hong Kong 38.00%
4. Miami 36.50%
5. Los Angeles 34.70%
6. Riyadh 34.00%
7. Sydney 31.20%
8. San Francisco 29.50%
9. Merbourne 28.50%
10. New York 27.90%
11. London 27.10%
12. Houston 21.40%
13. Washington DC 19.90%
14. Singapore 18.30%
15. Dallas 17.70%
16. Paris 17.60%
17. Chicago 17.50%
18. Moscow 10.90%
 
2012-06-22 10:35:52 AM  
It may get a little hotter here down south, but at least it doesn't cost $400k for a shiatty 2 bedroom house.
 
2012-06-22 10:38:06 AM  

oldfarthenry:
1. Dubai 83.00%
2. Toronto 44.90%
3. Hong Kong 38.00%
4. Miami 36.50%
5. Los Angeles 34.70%
6. Riyadh 34.00%
7. Sydney 31.20%
8. San Francisco 29.50%
9. Merbourne 28.50%
10. New York 27.90%
11. London 27.10%
12. Houston 21.40%
13. Washington DC 19.90%
14. Singapore 18.30%
15. Dallas 17.70%
16. Paris 17.60%
17. Chicago 17.50%
18. Moscow 10.90%


No Vancouver? Surprised...
 
2012-06-22 10:42:27 AM  
Man, it blows my mind that it can be as hot+humid as it was in Ottawa the last two days, and it barely even cracks 100 F. How do people even survive in the South (e.g. Houston), where it routinely gets over 100 F without factoring in the humidity?

/y'all be crazy
 
2012-06-22 10:44:31 AM  

animal900: oldfarthenry:
1. Dubai 83.00%
2. Toronto 44.90%
3. Hong Kong 38.00%
4. Miami 36.50%
5. Los Angeles 34.70%
6. Riyadh 34.00%
7. Sydney 31.20%
8. San Francisco 29.50%
9. Merbourne 28.50%
10. New York 27.90%
11. London 27.10%
12. Houston 21.40%
13. Washington DC 19.90%
14. Singapore 18.30%
15. Dallas 17.70%
16. Paris 17.60%
17. Chicago 17.50%
18. Moscow 10.90%

No Vancouver? Surprised...


So am I, truthfully. Maybe its proximity to Victoria threw it off the list.
Victoria - now there's a WHITE town.
 
2012-06-22 10:47:10 AM  

Loomy: Man, it blows my mind that it can be as hot+humid as it was in Ottawa the last two days, and it barely even cracks 100 F. How do people even survive in the South (e.g. Houston), where it routinely gets over 100 F without factoring in the humidity?

/y'all be crazy


You may have noticed that they move/talk/think A LOT slower in those places. Some blame the heat - others blame the breeding practices.
 
2012-06-22 10:47:30 AM  

publikenemy: As someone working outside since 7 this morn here near NYC..drinking a gallon of water and still no peeing..not getting a kick


What the hell are you doing on the Interwebs if you're supposed to be working??

//GET BACK TO WORK!!
 
2012-06-22 10:57:34 AM  

RatOmeter: It may get a little hotter here down south, but at least it doesn't cost $400k for a shiatty 2 bedroom house.


That's not so bad. Vancouver's shiatty 2-bedroom houses start at $499,000.
 
2012-06-22 10:57:38 AM  

wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.


I live in Toronto but I'm from Philly, I do find this hilarious. My poor husband and roommate are dying. People are shocked when I tell them this weather wouldn't be unusual in may.

I buckled down and turned on the ac (low) only because the humidity was very high after that thunderstorm. Just enough to dehumidify.

I wish my house had ceiling fans, the airflow isn't great and I don't want to rely on ac.

They wouldn't have survived in my family, my dad never put the ac on, even though all 3 of my brothers had asthma.
 
2012-06-22 10:58:32 AM  

Loomy: Man, it blows my mind that it can be as hot+humid as it was in Ottawa the last two days, and it barely even cracks 100 F. How do people even survive in the South (e.g. Houston), where it routinely gets over 100 F without factoring in the humidity?

/y'all be crazy


Easy. When it is a dry heat your sweat actually cools you off. In the humidity your sweat can't cool you off and you just feel like shiat.
 
2012-06-22 11:06:10 AM  

justneal: really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


p.s ain't no whitey in toronto


No you hate us because we look down on people who Fark their sisters. Because other than that, you have no reason to hate us. So stop farking your sister and we can be friends.
 
2012-06-22 11:10:28 AM  

RatOmeter: It may get a little hotter here down south, but at least it doesn't cost $400k for a shiatty 2 bedroom house.


Location3
 
2012-06-22 11:16:15 AM  

Ivo Shandor: RatOmeter: It may get a little hotter here down south, but at least it doesn't cost $400k for a shiatty 2 bedroom house.

That's not so bad. Vancouver's shiatty 2-bedroom houses start at $499,000.

Do not walk on the property.


Eh?

Sounds like a nice area.
 
2012-06-22 11:25:29 AM  
It was brutal, I hope it never happens again. Seriously, 34 with our humidity is not worth it, I would rather have snow. Yes, I said it.

For those of you telling us to chill out, this doens't happen often in Toronto and you most likely don't have the humidity we have. I've been in Dallas when it was over 100 and it's much more bearable than 93 in Toronto. Just saying. Now SE Asia is brutal but fark does it smell good after a rain.
 
2012-06-22 11:28:28 AM  
So it goes when you pave your highways with caribou dung.
 
2012-06-22 11:34:31 AM  
I don't know what everyone's complaining about.
Sure, the humidity's gross, but it's summer. It's kind of expected to get hot and humid...
As for the 401, well, problems with the 401 are not news.

/shrug
I like it hot.
 
2012-06-22 11:39:11 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: oldfarthenry: JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.

Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

It's still a majority white.. but a very Very Slim Majority:

Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population

Visible minority group

South Asian 298,370 12
Chinese 283,070 11.4
Black 208,555 8.4
Filipino 102,555 4.1
Latin American 64,860 2.6
Southeast Asian 37,495 1.5
Other visible minority 167,725 6.9
Total visible minority population 1,162,630 46.9

Aboriginal group
Source: [69] First Nations 9,125 0.4
Métis 3,650 0.1
Inuit 195 0
Total Aboriginal population 13,605 0.5

White 1,300,330 52.6
Total population 2,476,565 100

And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug


I wonder what the stats are like for the GTA? IIRC, that would include Scarborough, Missassauga, Etobicoke and those kind of places. I always thought the total GTA population was around 6 million. No idea about the racial/ethnic breakdown out there though.

Also, don't know if it still exists, but if you want good Salvadoran food, try El Asador on Bloor near Christie... most of that area is much more Korean now, but if it's there, they make a damned fine papusa.
 
2012-06-22 11:39:32 AM  

bikerbob59: publikenemy: As someone working outside since 7 this morn here near NYC..drinking a gallon of water and still no peeing..not getting a kick

What the hell are you doing on the Interwebs if you're supposed to be working??

//GET BACK TO WORK!!


Ice-pack from my cooler to the carotid(spelling?) artery break. Ice pack getting warm! O noes!
 
2012-06-22 11:52:49 AM  

beta_plus: I get the feeling that this has more to do with the bad condition of the 401 than the heat.


Or a shiatty contractor.
 
2012-06-22 11:54:18 AM  

Pattuq: I grew up near Toronto and can say that 33 is just the thermometer temperature. Add the ever-present humidity and it probably felt like 45+ There was a day in July or August 2011 where the with-humidity temperature "felt like 49." It was almost impossible to breathe outside that day. I now live in Tokyo and keep hearing about the infamous heat and humidity, but it's a bit more mild than Ontario so far.


Down the the South, we know all about humidity. It can be oppressive. I'm in the mountains today and it's a nice 81 deg outside, though it is supposed to go up to 86 today. The relative humidity is 66%, though. When I got up this morning, it was 96%.

A couple hundred miles south here in Albany, GA, the high will be 93 deg with an RH of 55%. And this is a cooler day for them. Tonight it will go down to 72, but the RH will go up to near 100%.

/love my mountains!
 
2012-06-22 11:57:28 AM  

URAPNIS: Sounds like a nice area.


For extra fun, take a walk around the neighbourhood in Streetview. The area provides a wide selection of convenient auto-body repair options, and is within easy walking distance of both a poultry-processor and a rendering plant. Ship and railroad enthusiasts will enjoy many opportunities to watch one of Canada's busiest ports in action.

With mortgage regulations changing next month, there has never been a better time to buy. Contact your local Realtor® to take your first step up Vancouver's property ladder.
 
2012-06-22 12:06:10 PM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?


Well, when you consider that:

a) 85 degrees is normally considered "hot" in Toronto
b) The Canuckistanian climate isn't really used to weather more appropriate to late June in the southern Ohio Valley (complete with the humidity and severe thunderstorms)
c) Canuckistanian homes probably DON'T have AC systems capable of dealing with southern Ohio Valley levels of heat and humidity

I can see why they'd kind of wilt there :D

/has very seriously considered going up to Canuckistan in summer to escape the heat and humidity here
//except it's now just about the same, even the ozone :P
 
2012-06-22 12:14:57 PM  

misanthropologist: wonder what the stats are like for the GTA? IIRC, that would include Scarborough, Missassauga, Etobicoke and those kind of places. I always thought the total GTA population was around 6 million. No idea about the racial/ethnic breakdown out there though.


The GTA runs all the way north to lake Simcoe and east to lake Scugog - much to the disgust of the locals. It's pretty white around the edges
 
2012-06-22 12:35:16 PM  

justneal: really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


Morrissey is relieved that there was no panic on the streets of London.

emicatalogue.com

/at least I think that's his relieved face
 
2012-06-22 12:53:23 PM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?


keep in mind this is in an area with 100% humidity most of the time (surrounded by the Great Lakes), no such thing as "dry heat" in Southern Ontario, and with a lot of smog.

That, and it's barely even summer yet.
 
2012-06-22 12:56:17 PM  

amishkarl: misanthropologist: wonder what the stats are like for the GTA? IIRC, that would include Scarborough, Missassauga, Etobicoke and those kind of places. I always thought the total GTA population was around 6 million. No idea about the racial/ethnic breakdown out there though.

The GTA runs all the way north to lake Simcoe and east to lake Scugog - much to the disgust of the locals. It's pretty white around the edges


Its fairly mixed everywhere in the GTA now, especially with all the new suburb developments being put up.
 
2012-06-22 01:01:16 PM  

MayContainHorseGluten: amishkarl: misanthropologist: wonder what the stats are like for the GTA? IIRC, that would include Scarborough, Missassauga, Etobicoke and those kind of places. I always thought the total GTA population was around 6 million. No idea about the racial/ethnic breakdown out there though.

The GTA runs all the way north to lake Simcoe and east to lake Scugog - much to the disgust of the locals. It's pretty white around the edges

Its fairly mixed everywhere in the GTA now, especially with all the new suburb developments being put up.


Heh, you haven't been out to the fringes. Beaverton, Sutton, Port Perry, these are white, white white towns.
 
2012-06-22 01:04:43 PM  

MayContainHorseGluten: keep in mind this is in an area with 100% humidity


I'm in Indiana.. cry sweat me a freakin river. There is no such thing as a dry heat here either. In the place of my servitude we have several large industrial furnaces (20ft wide and a city block long) that run from 1100 - 1500F 24/7. It hasn't been under 90 in there since March. Our parts washers put out plenty of steam as well and...

sorry I get a bit put out about this subject..... I'll shut up now
 
2012-06-22 01:24:00 PM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?


All the good stuff I submit, and I get a green for this?
 
2012-06-22 01:24:42 PM  
Global warming--the real reason why Yonge Street is 1,178 miles long. It'll take all the global warming we can manage to force Torontonians to move to the end of it--that or higher real estate prices.

The last few days I have gone to bed before 9:00 p.m. (21:00), without dinner.

I am suffering from arthritis in a finger that doesn't usually ache due to the heat and allergies. Also, I had a blister and sprain on one foot, so I took the bus yesterday. Not as bad as I thought--despite being over 100F with the humidity factored in, it was not unpleasant. The bus stop was like an open oven door--hot but dry. The bus was not nearly as bad as I have seen--some of the buses have air-conditioning now, so it wasn't the usual Black Hole of Calcutta. Bumpy ride, though. Ottawa drivers don't meet Swiss standards of smoothness and this was the twistiest path I've ever seen. It might be worth mile while to get the new bus card once the bugs are worked out of the system. I'd have to make 30 trips a month though for it to pay for itself. Fare was $3.30, pass is just under $96.00 for adult full fare. I usually buy under $20.00 worth of tickets and use them sparingly to go places where I can't walk in less than an hour.

The Bar-B-Que ribs festival used to be in August but it has started already. I saw five sports cars in a row--some sort of classic sporty car rally somewhere. Tiny convertibles from Masshachusetts (2), Rhode Island (1) and New York (1), with an organ muscle car from Quebec (1). It would be fun to have one of those tiny convertibles if I drove or had a driver.

I need a bigger AC if I want to get my apartment lower than 22 C (about 78 F). Weather will be seasonal for the next two weeks, with about half the days over the long term average and half below.
 
2012-06-22 01:25:58 PM  
Oh a side note, is it just me or do all Toronto homes not have ceiling fans? Is it because it doesn't get that hot in Ontario?

It's just a weird thing I've noticed, i don't think I ever seen a home in Philly without one.

If I wasn't renting I'd would install ceiling and a whole house fan ASAP!
 
2012-06-22 01:26:13 PM  

justneal: really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


p.s ain't no whitey in toronto


Same 6 as you. I was at a funeral in a dark suit in St Peters (no a/c) and graveside for an hour. Returned to work with a fresh suit for an outdoor function for another three hours. Luckily I'm descended from British stock.

In a jungle town
Where the sun beats down
To the rage of man and beast,
The English garb
Of the English sahib
Merely gets a bit more creased.


There is so whitey but they down low,
 
2012-06-22 01:27:33 PM  

oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.


I don't mind it when winter shows up down here, honestly. But I hate the summers now. Give me 70f and sunny any day. Not this swamp-ass weather we have now.
 
2012-06-22 01:36:21 PM  
Meanwhile, in Vancouver, I don't think it's been above 75 yet this year.

Ivo Shandor: That's not so bad. Vancouver's shiatty 2-bedroom houses start at $499,000.


$500K for a house in Vancouver is a steal. No matter how shiatty.

Absurd Vancouver property of the week.
 
2012-06-22 01:45:23 PM  
subby must be a dumbass. Canada is a huge nation and can get extremely hot in most places of the country.. we're not always a frozen wasteland
jesus christ
 
2012-06-22 01:49:48 PM  
"oh but the humidity..." Maybe if you're hanging out in the shade it might make you feel *icky*, but have you ever been in the sun at 100 degrees in the south west, it's like the sun is right next to you. I'm here in NJ, where it hit 100 yesterday, and that humidity buffers the harshness of the sun wonderfully.

You want to feel heat? Pass out drunk in the car on your way home from a strip club in Kansas, in the middle of August, and the guy driving everyone back to the motel puts all the windows up.... and you wake up at 10am in an oven. There are probably other ways to experience that type of heat, but if they don't involve boob glitter, I don't want anything to do with it.
 
2012-06-22 01:55:43 PM  
what the fark is so strange about it being hot in ontario in june?

dumber and dumber threads seem to be getting green lit these days while real legit news threads are not.. why the fark is that?

I wish I could know who is green lighting all of this shiat
 
2012-06-22 02:35:22 PM  

ontariolightning: what the fark is so strange about it being hot in ontario in june?

dumber and dumber threads seem to be getting green lit these days while real legit news threads are not.. why the fark is that?

I wish I could know who is green lighting all of this shiat


You are the first born and bred ontarian to say that this week, I swear.

Also it's not the heat, it's the humidity and smog that get to people. Thankfully it seems to have broken with the thunderstorm last night.
 
2012-06-22 02:41:47 PM  

shortymac: ontariolightning: what the fark is so strange about it being hot in ontario in june?

dumber and dumber threads seem to be getting green lit these days while real legit news threads are not.. why the fark is that?

I wish I could know who is green lighting all of this shiat

You are the first born and bred ontarian to say that this week, I swear.

Also it's not the heat, it's the humidity and smog that get to people. Thankfully it seems to have broken with the thunderstorm last night.


the hottest it was for me this week was 33 F.. which is what, 91 or 93 F? felt worse with the humidity of course but that isn't all that extreme in late june

yes, thunderstorms came through, dropped a few inches of rain and now for the next week it will be between 22 C- 29 C

just the way I like it
 
2012-06-22 02:45:22 PM  
vortex.accuweather.com
 
2012-06-22 03:12:21 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto:

And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug


I would love to know where to get a good taco too. What's sad is that my son's girlfriend is a stunning little Latina and even she doesn't know where to get a good taco. I'll have to find out!!
 
2012-06-22 03:24:47 PM  

oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.


I live in NW florida and I still have an ice scraper in my trunk. Haven't used it in 2yr but I still have it in case some asshole driver needs a reminder about turn signals. So really, only idiots don't have ice scrapers anywhere.
 
2012-06-22 03:40:26 PM  

ontariolightning: shortymac: ontariolightning: what the fark is so strange about it being hot in ontario in june?

dumber and dumber threads seem to be getting green lit these days while real legit news threads are not.. why the fark is that?

I wish I could know who is green lighting all of this shiat

You are the first born and bred ontarian to say that this week, I swear.

Also it's not the heat, it's the humidity and smog that get to people. Thankfully it seems to have broken with the thunderstorm last night.

the hottest it was for me this week was 33 F.. which is what, 91 or 93 F? felt worse with the humidity of course but that isn't all that extreme in late june

yes, thunderstorms came through, dropped a few inches of rain and now for the next week it will be between 22 C- 29 C

just the way I like it


Thank you for being sane! :)

I think it's people's workplaces that make them unaccustomed to the heat in the first place, making them turn it up at their homes. I shouldn't need to wear a sweater at work because I dress appropriately for the weather.

Can we make it a rule at the AC can only lower the temp to 85, not 70-75? Don't get me started on "Room temp is 75" bullshiat, who decided that anyway? Nobody ever asked me.

If I ruled the world, it would be 65 in winter, no less than 85 in summer. Either wear a sweater or put on a t-shirt, quit your biatching.
 
2012-06-22 04:31:44 PM  

shortymac: ontariolightning: shortymac: ontariolightning: what the fark is so strange about it being hot in ontario in june?

dumber and dumber threads seem to be getting green lit these days while real legit news threads are not.. why the fark is that?

I wish I could know who is green lighting all of this shiat

You are the first born and bred ontarian to say that this week, I swear.

Also it's not the heat, it's the humidity and smog that get to people. Thankfully it seems to have broken with the thunderstorm last night.

the hottest it was for me this week was 33 F.. which is what, 91 or 93 F? felt worse with the humidity of course but that isn't all that extreme in late june

yes, thunderstorms came through, dropped a few inches of rain and now for the next week it will be between 22 C- 29 C

just the way I like it

Thank you for being sane! :)

I think it's people's workplaces that make them unaccustomed to the heat in the first place, making them turn it up at their homes. I shouldn't need to wear a sweater at work because I dress appropriately for the weather.

Can we make it a rule at the AC can only lower the temp to 85, not 70-75? Don't get me started on "Room temp is 75" bullshiat, who decided that anyway? Nobody ever asked me.

If I ruled the world, it would be 65 in winter, no less than 85 in summer. Either wear a sweater or put on a t-shirt, quit your biatching.


i use fans at home

i hate AC, if its hot out and i go into an AC room or house and then go outside i will get sick every time! my nose runs, sneeze like a MFer, head hurts, coughing, sniffling..its hell

I hate this time of year

65-85 F sounds perfect to me
 
2012-06-22 05:55:05 PM  
As a Ohioan, 93F really sucks and I absolutely hate temps above 90... for a few days it's not really that bad. Suck it up.
 
2012-06-22 07:06:08 PM  

oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.


Denny's gift card?

We're not savages.
We use CD cases.
 
2012-06-22 07:57:43 PM  

shortymac: Can we make it a rule at the AC can only lower the temp to 85, not 70-75?


The point of A/C is not to kill the heat, but the humidity. It's 97 in my room right now (way too many computers in a small room running 24/7, and farking smokers meaning I can't open the windows), but since the A/C is killing all the humidity, it's actually quite pleasant. Whereas a few weeks ago, it was 60 and muggy, and I had the A/C cranked to 55 just to knock out all the humidity.

/Seriously, 60 then was hotter than 95 now.
 
2012-06-22 09:16:18 PM  

shortymac: Can we make it a rule at the AC can only lower the temp to 85, not 70-75?


No we cannot.
 
2012-06-22 11:36:04 PM  

meyerkev: shortymac: Can we make it a rule at the AC can only lower the temp to 85, not 70-75?

The point of A/C is not to kill the heat, but the humidity. It's 97 in my room right now (way too many computers in a small room running 24/7, and farking smokers meaning I can't open the windows), but since the A/C is killing all the humidity, it's actually quite pleasant. Whereas a few weeks ago, it was 60 and muggy, and I had the A/C cranked to 55 just to knock out all the humidity.

/Seriously, 60 then was hotter than 95 now.


I second this, I meant "no lower than 85" because I swear people complain if I don't keep it 75 in winter, but will lower it to 65 in summer, which to me makes no sense at all. I dress for the weather, that means sweaters in winter, short sleeves in summer.
 
2012-06-23 10:09:28 AM  

shortymac: 75 in winter, but will lower it to 65 in summer, which to me makes no sense at all.


There is almost no humidity in winter and MUCH humidity in summer. (changes some depending on your location) As has been stated, humidity can make you feel hotter and more uncomfortable at a lower temperature hence the summer setting of 65 and then in winter with no humidity, up it goes to 75


Unending heat makes me one grouchy, lazy and highly pissed off asshole. Mainly from lack of sleep, I have a hard time sleeping in the heat. If I was told I had to live without A/C I would move someplace cold and I would start packing that very day. Yes I live in the midwest where we have high heat and even higher humidity and yes I work in a hot factory where 2 people have already passed out this year from the heat, But as long as I know there is A/C waiting for me (cafeteria, stores, car, home) I can deal with my workday, or working in the yard etc.
 
2012-06-23 10:16:35 AM  
www.hwdyk.com

THIS HOT
 
2012-06-23 10:42:30 AM  

Evil Canadian: StreetlightInTheGhetto:

And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug

I would love to know where to get a good taco too. What's sad is that my son's girlfriend is a stunning little Latina and even she doesn't know where to get a good taco. I'll have to find out!!


Seriously. I can think of 2 pretty damn decent taquerias (and one Latin American place with not-as-authentic-but-decent tacos) in my town, and I live in freakin' Michigan. And not SW Detroit.

/my friend and I chalked it up to "too damn cold", but that doesn't explain the lack of Argentine cuisine/population
//and sure as heck doesn't explain the SE Asian one...
///okay, I lied, there is actually a Argentinian place in Toronto apparently.
////man, I gotta get back there. Got my enhanced license and everything, just gotta get the SO to figure days off work to match mine
//still don't get the everyone-hate-on-Toronto thing other Canadians seem to have. Other than jealousy I guess.
 
2012-06-23 10:45:08 AM  

shortymac: If I ruled the world, it would be 65 in winter, no less than 85 in summer. Either wear a sweater or put on a t-shirt, quit your biatching.


Dad?

/still can't freaking stand 65 in the winter - it's not even a sweater, my nose and ears start hurting cause bad circulation runs in the family apparently. I don't care outside. It sucks when you're trying to go to sleep.
//68 works, 70 and I actually stop shivering entirely
 
2012-06-23 11:38:11 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: shortymac: If I ruled the world, it would be 65 in winter, no less than 85 in summer. Either wear a sweater or put on a t-shirt, quit your biatching.

Dad?

/still can't freaking stand 65 in the winter - it's not even a sweater, my nose and ears start hurting cause bad circulation runs in the family apparently. I don't care outside. It sucks when you're trying to go to sleep.
//68 works, 70 and I actually stop shivering entirely


I admit my dad probably conditioned my feelings about this. Hell we used to do 60 in the winter a lot. The trick is to cover the windows with plastic to keep the draft out.

He'd never turn on the ac though, I can handle cold much better than heat. Humidity is a evil biatch.
 
2012-06-23 01:13:07 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto:
//still don't get the everyone-hate-on-Toronto thing other Canadians seem to have. Other than jealousy I guess.


I'd hate to live in cottage country during the summer when all the asshole GTA people flock by the thousands and trash everything. That has to be so annoying. GTA residents are probably the rudest in all Canada and they can't drive worth shiat.

And that's why the rest of Canada wouldn't care if Toronto burned
 
2012-06-24 10:52:30 PM  
Did someone say... IN CANADA?

25.media.tumblr.com

//hot as the 401
 
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