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(Daytona Beach News-Journal)   It's so friggin' hot out there that people are holding their air conditioner repairmen at gunpoint until the job is done right   (news-journalonline.com) divider line 68
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2012-07-02 01:37:36 PM
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All I do is Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, no matter what
 
2012-07-02 01:52:18 PM
Is he freon bail?
 
2012-07-02 01:52:22 PM
I feel like doing this to the Comcast repairman.
 
2012-07-02 01:54:22 PM

brap: Is he freon bail?


Heh... cool
 
2012-07-02 01:55:30 PM
They say that it was so hot in the city today, grown men were walking up to cops on street corners begging them to shoot them.
 
2012-07-02 01:55:31 PM
img1.fark.net tag would have been more appropriate...

/just sayin'
 
2012-07-02 02:38:42 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-02 02:42:55 PM
His concrete cell will be nice and cool.
 
2012-07-02 03:09:20 PM
Would it be rude to point out that it's 60 degrees and overcast at noon, here in San Francisco? I'm freezing and have a sweatshirt on.

/drove inland to see the sun this weekend
 
2012-07-02 04:07:50 PM
Seems reasonable.
 
2012-07-02 04:59:00 PM
Reason 2.0
 
2012-07-02 05:03:59 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: Would it be rude to point out that it's 60 degrees and overcast at noon, here in San Francisco? I'm freezing and have a sweatshirt on.


Yes. Today is the first day since Wednesday we won't crack 100. I'll take your sweater and 60 and you can have the 4 straight days over 100.
 
2012-07-02 05:04:52 PM

brap


Is he freon bail?


Excellent!

Your sometimes fan


I'm not thermostatic. I'm thermoDYNAMIC!
 
2012-07-02 05:06:25 PM

Diogenes: His concrete cell will be nice and cool.


Only in winter.
 
2012-07-02 05:06:26 PM
 
2012-07-02 05:06:43 PM
Should have vented his frustration in a healthier manner.
 
2012-07-02 05:07:00 PM
you fixed my air conditioner? thanks a 'ton', or maybe 2 tons.
 
2012-07-02 05:07:40 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: Would it be rude to point out that it's 60 degrees and overcast at noon, here in San Francisco? I'm freezing and have a sweatshirt on.

/drove inland to see the sun this weekend


You freeze at 60 degrees?
 
2012-07-02 05:07:41 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: Would it be rude to point out that it's 60 degrees and overcast at noon, here in San Francisco? I'm freezing and have a sweatshirt on.

/drove inland to see the sun this weekend


Nah, rude would be complaining about 20 mph winds while enjoying a sunny, 80 degree day.

/South Bay says hi.
 
2012-07-02 05:08:22 PM
12349876: Runs_With_Scissors_: Would it be rude to point out that it's 60 degrees and overcast at noon, here in San Francisco? I'm freezing and have a sweatshirt on.

Yes. Today is the first day since Wednesday we won't crack 100. I'll take your sweater and 60 and you can have the 4 straight days over 100.


This, I wish I could wear my light jacket and not use AC.
 
2012-07-02 05:08:35 PM
Nguyening!
 
2012-07-02 05:09:39 PM
Heh, heh, MAN, that's hot. Heh.

/Ed McMahon
 
2012-07-02 05:09:51 PM
To paraphrase Chris Rock, I don't condone what Mr. Nguyen did but I understand.

/Heat makes me stabby.
//Lives in Louisiana
///Doomed
 
2012-07-02 05:10:27 PM
You know, it's pretty farking hot out, and I can't help to feel that this was a reasonable reaction.
 
2012-07-02 05:11:46 PM
The story is too long. Please condense it.
 
2012-07-02 05:12:19 PM
Remember Nguygen; always do the right thing.
 
2012-07-02 05:12:58 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: Would it be rude to point out that it's 60 degrees and overcast at noon, here in San Francisco?


Take it from me: NEVER LEAVE SAN FRANCISCO. I would kill you and everyone you love for 60s-and-foggy right now. At that's only one axis of many on the city-desirability graph.

Hot as fark here (though, admittedly, "better" than the last two days). Hang in there, little AC unit. At least I'm not amongst the brazillians without power around here. Knock wood. Anybody got a line set for number of people killed by heat in DC/Baltimore before all the power's back? I'll take the over.

And the summer's just getting started.
 
2012-07-02 05:13:21 PM
Just fixed my AC last Tuesday after the capacitor went out after trying to cool the top floor of the house in 105 degree weather while the oven was on to clean itself. Never had a chance. Took about 15 minutes to figure out what was wrong with it, took another 3 hours to find a place that would actually sell me a 25 dollar part. Every place I called told me that they would install it for me but they wouldn't sell it to me, jerks. Just glad that the house has two ACs, one for each floor and we only had to camp sleep downstairs the first night. Yes, our house is weird and we have the kitchen on the second floor. People in the Las Vegas Area do not know how to layout a house.
 
2012-07-02 05:13:35 PM
Vietnamese hank hill?

i45.tinypic.com

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-02 05:14:46 PM
This is how bad contractors should have to work, maybe it would make them become good contractors.
 
2012-07-02 05:18:43 PM
I've been without power in DC for 3 days, but I still didn't threaten my repairman with death.

I gave him the option to chew off his foot to escape. He's free to choose.
 
2012-07-02 05:20:13 PM
He should have checked Angie's List, first.

"I had to pull a gun on his ass when he gave me the invoice. I will NOT be calling back"

*Updated from Correctional Facility Library
 
2012-07-02 05:22:11 PM

i45.tinypic.com

#NGUYENNING
 
2012-07-02 05:23:42 PM
Hmm. So he used a gun in an aggravated assault?

Mandatory 10 year jail sentence for him.
 
2012-07-02 05:24:48 PM

gerbilpox: I've been without power in DC for 3 days, but I still didn't threaten my repairman with death.

I gave him the option to chew off his foot to escape. He's free to choose.


In DC. My power came back on this morning as I was walking out of the door for work. On Saturday, I drove past two BG&E vans pulled to the side of the road near a downed power line. There were at least two people in each van...sitting there. Not one of the four people was doing anything. Before I got myself all nice and frothy with rage, it occurred to me that even those guys need a break every now and then. It was about 100 degrees outside.
 
2012-07-02 05:27:24 PM

tolallorti: Vietnamese hank hill?

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[i50.tinypic.com image 197x319]


i45.tinypic.com

i.adultswim.com

Too obvious?
 
2012-07-02 05:29:50 PM
www.findadeath.com

MOVE TO WHERE THE COLD IS! Aaaaah! AAAAAAH!
 
2012-07-02 05:30:30 PM
Man, it is hot today

/ya know it's hot out too
 
2012-07-02 05:31:40 PM
So? That happens here all the time.

/AZ
 
2012-07-02 05:47:43 PM
High of 72. Low of 72. Not a cloud in the sky.

1.bp.blogspot.com

/OC - actually been about 75 in the day and 60 at night for the past...three months
 
2012-07-02 05:54:12 PM
Aww, it's hot, and just so uncomfortable! Threatening your repairman with a gun? Send him to a work camp in Florida so he can work in the heat on the side of the road until his sentence is up (a few years at least), then ship his dumb ass back to the sweltering shiathole he came from. Whatta shiatfark whiner.

/no sympathy for immigrant miscreants
 
2012-07-02 05:57:41 PM
Yep, an armed society is a polite society.

Oh, but this wouldn't have happened if the repairman was also armed... (no, then we would have had a completely different situation.)
 
2012-07-02 06:12:07 PM

freewill: tolallorti: Vietnamese hank hill?

[i45.tinypic.com image 282x375]

[i50.tinypic.com image 197x319]

[i45.tinypic.com image 282x375]

[i.adultswim.com image 280x210]

Too obvious?


Not Vietnamese.

Hank Hill: So are you Chinese or Japanese?
Minh Souphanousinphone: No, we are Laotian.
Bill Dauterive: The ocean? What ocean?
Kahn Souphanousinphone: From Laos, stupid! It's a landlocked country in South East Asia between Vietnam and Thailand, population approximately 4.7 million!

.....

Hank Hill: So are you Chinese or Japanese?
Kahn Souphanousinphone:: D'oh!
 
2012-07-02 06:18:20 PM
I want to know what the repair guy said was wrong, and if it was an accurate diagnosis or not.
 
2012-07-02 06:30:00 PM

Franko: [www.findadeath.com image 220x223]

MOVE TO WHERE THE COLD IS! Aaaaah! AAAAAAH!


I live where the cold is (MN) and there is not a lot of cold around here right now.

/Upper 90s and humid
//Come on Winter!
 
2012-07-02 06:38:03 PM
South Louisiana here.... We didn't have a winter. Mercury has been above 70 since March.
Only 97 today. 90% humidity. It's like being slowly potroasted.

I feel sorry for the group of black horses (flock? flick? whatever) down the road from me - one lonely tree for shade. One more reason I'm glad I'm not livestock.
 
2012-07-02 06:38:37 PM
Don't mess with the Viet Cong.
 
2012-07-02 06:39:51 PM

PainfulItching: South Louisiana here.... We didn't have a winter. Mercury has been above 70 since March.
Only 97 today. 90% humidity. It's like being slowly potroasted.

I feel sorry for the group of black horses (flock? flick? whatever) down the road from me - one lonely tree for shade. One more reason I'm glad I'm not livestock.


I'm originally sw Louisiana (south of Lake Charles) and my friends and family keep me up to date on the heat and humidity I sure don't miss.
 
2012-07-02 06:45:59 PM

ansius: Yep, an armed society is a polite society.

Oh, but this wouldn't have happened if the repairman was also armed... (no, then we would have had a completely different situation.)


What about if the AC unit was armed as well? Three way standoff.
 
2012-07-02 06:46:21 PM

Iceboxxx: Just fixed my AC last Tuesday after the capacitor went out after trying to cool the top floor of the house in 105 degree weather while the oven was on to clean itself. Never had a chance. Took about 15 minutes to figure out what was wrong with it, took another 3 hours to find a place that would actually sell me a 25 dollar part. Every place I called told me that they would install it for me but they wouldn't sell it to me, jerks. Just glad that the house has two ACs, one for each floor and we only had to camp sleep downstairs the first night. Yes, our house is weird and we have the kitchen on the second floor. People in the Las Vegas Area do not know how to layout a house.


My house is laid out that way. In fact a lot of houses around me are laid out that way. Not only our kitchen, but both bathrooms are on the second floor with all the utility stuff like laundry room, water heater and furnace is on the first floor. Although we do something a little different that keeps the first floor cool without AC, we bury it underground and call it a basement.

/just in the mood to mess around
//I too just fixed my AC today
///this time of year I cook outside or eat out, oven stays off
 
2012-07-02 06:53:49 PM

Spam Pajamas: High of 72. Low of 72. Not a cloud in the sky.

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/OC - actually been about 75 in the day and 60 at night for the past...three months


Just wait till you run out of water.
 
2012-07-02 06:56:50 PM

Iceboxxx: Just fixed my AC last Tuesday after the capacitor went out after trying to cool the top floor of the house in 105 degree weather while the oven was on to clean itself. Never had a chance. Took about 15 minutes to figure out what was wrong with it, took another 3 hours to find a place that would actually sell me a 25 dollar part. Every place I called told me that they would install it for me but they wouldn't sell it to me, jerks. Just glad that the house has two ACs, one for each floor and we only had to camp sleep downstairs the first night. Yes, our house is weird and we have the kitchen on the second floor. People in the Las Vegas Area do not know how to layout a house.


I have been using this guy for years. Excellent service, he's in Indiana and I'm north of Chicago... next day delivery. Just had to replace the circuit board in my furnace week before last (was either the board or the blower).

http://www.shortyspumps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13
 
2012-07-02 06:57:01 PM

ansius: Yep, an armed society is a polite society.


I hate that saying. It should be "an armed society is a fearful society".
 
2012-07-02 06:57:53 PM

Spam Pajamas: High of 72. Low of 72. Not a cloud in the sky.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x359]

/OC - actually been about 75 in the day and 60 at night for the past...three months


Yeah, it's been absurdly nice here. I was thinking of the hotel television in "Defending Your Life" that shows "72 degrees, perfectly clear" weather every day.
 
2012-07-02 07:20:27 PM
I'm starting a new sports team - doesn't matter what sport. Gonna call 'em the Florida Asshats.
 
2012-07-02 07:24:25 PM
64 in Seattle. But muggy so it feels almost hot.
 
2012-07-02 07:26:48 PM

Jument: ansius: Yep, an armed society is a polite society.

I hate that saying. It should be "an armed society is a fearful society".


That's just silly - I was never afraid when I lived in Colorado Springs - and EVERYONE there carries.

On the other hand...now living in Chicago where only gangs get to carry and there's no such thing as CCH? A tad bit more fearful.

/would be more fearful if I didn't carry anyway.
 
2012-07-02 07:51:41 PM

lack of warmth: Iceboxxx: Just fixed my AC last Tuesday after the capacitor went out after trying to cool the top floor of the house in 105 degree weather while the oven was on to clean itself. Never had a chance. Took about 15 minutes to figure out what was wrong with it, took another 3 hours to find a place that would actually sell me a 25 dollar part. Every place I called told me that they would install it for me but they wouldn't sell it to me, jerks. Just glad that the house has two ACs, one for each floor and we only had to camp sleep downstairs the first night. Yes, our house is weird and we have the kitchen on the second floor. People in the Las Vegas Area do not know how to layout a house.

My house is laid out that way. In fact a lot of houses around me are laid out that way. Not only our kitchen, but both bathrooms are on the second floor with all the utility stuff like laundry room, water heater and furnace is on the first floor. Although we do something a little different that keeps the first floor cool without AC, we bury it underground and call it a basement.

/just in the mood to mess around
//I too just fixed my AC today
///this time of year I cook outside or eat out, oven stays off


I wish I had a basement, but then they wouldn't be able to throw up an entire neighborhood in the span of a couple months here. Would also save myself a few hundred bucks on electricity during the summer months, since it doesn't get as hot. You would think in places like Las Vegas they would have basements, but I was talking to one of the old guys I work with and the idea seemed foreign to them.

/miss the basement I grew up in, in Colorado

bim1154:
I have been using this guy for years. Excellent service, he's in Indiana and I'm north of Chicago... next day delivery. Just had to replace the circuit board in my furnace week before last (was either the board or the blower).

http://www.shortyspumps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13


Thanks, I'll keep that in mind if I have an appliance issue. I was planning on ordering it online from grainger.com if I couldn't find it that day since we wanted to sleep in our bed right away and also I was going to be traveling for a couple days and didn't want my wife to suffer not being able to do any cooking while it needed to get shipped. Luckily, I was able to get it at a place called Appliances Parts Company, and when I showed up with the part they took a look at it and got me the replacement right away. Which is a much better experience then when I called Sears to see if they might carry the part. Which ended up with several transfers and finally getting one lady, which I told her the part number on the capacitor and the AC unit and was asked where I got the numbers from like I divined them out of nothing so I could make the call. Had to tell them, "I'm looking at the part right now and that's that part number that's on it." My wife was listening in on the phone call and looked at me like "did she really just ask you that." After about 3 minutes of silence and some typing I get transferred over to another department to start the fun all over again. Just wanted to talk to someone at the local sears department.

I'm just happy to know that there are stores out there that will be willing to sell you the parts without having to hire someone to install them.
 
2012-07-02 07:54:43 PM
And for those of us w/o, we roast...
 
2012-07-02 07:57:55 PM
It's not that bad out right now. Especially for a person from 'Nam.
 
2012-07-02 08:50:40 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's not that bad out right now. Especially for a person from 'Nam.


You can take a man out of the Nam, but you can't take the Nam out of the man, man.
 
2012-07-03 12:42:10 AM

Iceboxxx: lack of warmth: Iceboxxx:

I wish I had a basement, but then they wouldn't be able to throw up an entire neighborhood in the span of a couple months here. Would also save myself a few hundred bucks on electricity during the summer months, since it doesn't get as hot. You would think in places like Las Vegas they would have basements, but I was talking to one of the old guys I work with and the idea seemed foreign to them.

/miss the basement I grew up in, in Colorado


I grew up in western NY (Rochester) and pretty much everyone I knew, ever, had a basement. My grandmother's house in Indy has one too, but it was built in 1948 so apparently that was still common then. When my sister bought her house in IN up near Carmel, I was like 'where's the basement'. Her husband looked at me funny and told me most houses around there don't have them. Instead they have a 'tornado closet'. I wish them luck with that, and hope I am never again visiting during storms (unless staying at my Grandmother's house).

As to the cooling effects, my house is a bit over 100 years old and has a pretty decent basement even though it's unfinished; even though the foundation actually comes up over the ground about two feet, it keeps the first floor very cool through most of the day as long as the windows are locked and shades down. Upstairs is a different story, but that's mostly because the roof slants right down through the rooms and there's no way to insulate it any more than it already is.
 
2012-07-03 01:07:43 AM

Ed Finnerty: Franko: [www.findadeath.com image 220x223]

MOVE TO WHERE THE COLD IS! Aaaaah! AAAAAAH!

I live where the cold is (MN) and there is not a lot of cold around here right now.

/Upper 90s and humid
//Come on Winter!


I grew up near Death Valley. China Lake Naval Weapon Station - High temperature of 125 (look it up). Low of - we got snow. That's why I live here. Complain about your life and the weather all you want. Or change.
 
2012-07-03 01:24:34 AM

vodka: Spam Pajamas: High of 72. Low of 72. Not a cloud in the sky.

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/OC - actually been about 75 in the day and 60 at night for the past...three months

Just wait till you run out of water.


I think you are thinking about San Diego and the water fights with Mexico with the Colorado? Or are you talking about LA and Mono Lake stealing the water from the back side of the Sierras? Either way, Orange County has their own reservoir. Unlike the Midwest that is draining their great underground reservoir. I'm just hoping we get unlimited power some day (cold fusion, something) because when then that happens - unlimited power - that means we can pump fresh water from the oceans through desalinization plants or from the Great Lakes to you losers. But you still won't have waves. :)
 
2012-07-03 01:35:26 AM
Aquifer. Damn. We're all drunk here anyway right?
 
2012-07-03 03:07:21 AM
If he'd tried that with me I'd have Farked him up!!
 
2012-07-03 02:34:44 PM

Spam Pajamas: vodka: Spam Pajamas: High of 72. Low of 72. Not a cloud in the sky.

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I'm just hoping we get unlimited power some day (cold fusion, something) because when then that happens - unlimited power - that means we can pump fresh water from the oceans through desalinization plants or from the Great Lakes to you losers. But you still won't have waves. :)


Screw that, keep yer* dirty mitts off the Great Lakes.

*yer refers to anyone who thinks it's a good idea to take water from drain them as that would be catastrophic to a huge region.
 
2012-07-04 06:22:52 PM

ladyfortuna: Spam Pajamas: vodka: Spam Pajamas: High of 72. Low of 72. Not a cloud in the sky.

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I'm just hoping we get unlimited power some day (cold fusion, something) because when then that happens - unlimited power - that means we can pump fresh water from the oceans through desalinization plants or from the Great Lakes to you losers. But you still won't have waves. :)

Screw that, keep yer* dirty mitts off the Great Lakes.

*yer refers to anyone who thinks it's a good idea to take water from drain them as that would be catastrophic to a huge region.


Yeah,

Great Lakes?

Not yours.

;)

P.S. "You'll have to pry my H20 out of my cold, dead hands, friend..." Happy Independence Day!
 
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