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(Outside Online)   Australian heat wave has gotten so bad that gas is vaporizing at the pump, leading to post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with leather jackets battling hockey masks and assless pants for fuel   (outsideonline.com) divider line 79
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2013-01-11 12:31:15 AM  
Sounds like they need Dalton to clean up their little town
 
2013-01-11 12:37:13 AM  
Australia still isn't as hot as it gets here in Yuma, Arizona.

Wimps.
 
2013-01-11 12:40:42 AM  
There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise.

/Just walk away.
//can't drive... no gas
 
2013-01-11 12:50:32 AM  
WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN?
 
2013-01-11 01:12:41 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-11 01:31:16 AM  
I seem to recall a scene in Road Warrior where he passes a gas station and the sign has a (what was at that time) ridiculously high price on it. Can't find a screenshot, though. Anyone remember how much it was?
 
2013-01-11 01:43:53 AM  
A heat wave in summer??  Has that ever happened before?
 
2013-01-11 02:10:55 AM  

borg: A heat wave in summer??  Has that ever happened before?


IIRC, Temps got damn close to 130 there the other day.  They had to add new colors to the weather map because the highs were so insanely high.
 
2013-01-11 02:19:45 AM  
What Oodnadatta once looked like:

www.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-01-11 02:26:02 AM  
Take a look at this image. A composit of 'city lights' from orbit.
Probably too big to post inline.


Okay if that worked for actualy posting...the western bits in Australia are not cities..or 'lights'. but fires.
Those areas are mostly cattle farms and arid desert and brush. But they light up like cities...it's a BIG Country.
Link if big image doesn't post. http://eoimages2.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/79000/79765/dnb_la n d_ocean_ice.2012.3600x1800.jpg
 
2013-01-11 02:42:03 AM  

Apos: What Oodnadatta once looked like:


♫Oodnadatta da vida baby♫
 
2013-01-11 03:33:44 AM  
OK, so I'm waiting for someone to tell me the downside.
 
2013-01-11 03:39:27 AM  
"Assless pants" I wonder what chaps would call such a thing?
 
2013-01-11 03:40:45 AM  
It's called petrol.

/And Mad Max II. Not that "Road Warrior" shiate.
 
2013-01-11 05:10:07 AM  
I've already seen conspiratards blaming this on HAARP but they blame everything on that now. Earthq
 
2013-01-11 05:16:47 AM  

Deman: I've already seen conspiratards blaming this on HAARP but they blame everything on that now. Earthq


HAARP wouldn't be so bad if they would play some music while they farked with the weather, like 70s disco. Want me some Heatwave with Boogie Nights.
 
2013-01-11 05:17:04 AM  

Apos: Oodnadatta


www.outback-australia.info

I can see the street flowing with blood
 
2013-01-11 05:18:55 AM  
So.....start huffing?
 
2013-01-11 05:24:58 AM  

Mentat: WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN?


masterblaster...
 
2013-01-11 05:30:27 AM  

ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood


Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).
 
2013-01-11 05:41:19 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Australia still isn't as hot as it gets here in Yuma, Arizona.

Wimps.


MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last year , hehe I'll call that last last tuesday.
The local petrol station here in town has the problem were both petrol and diesel evaporating from the pumps
 
2013-01-11 05:48:23 AM  
But you still have to pay for the gas that you waste
 
2013-01-11 05:53:10 AM  
I figured the snow from the Alps would keep them cool. Hunh.
 
2013-01-11 06:01:09 AM  
solution---Air conditioned gas stations with robots and hot service women.
 
2013-01-11 06:02:13 AM  

nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).


It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.
 
2013-01-11 06:08:58 AM  
i.chzbgr.com


But it's a dry heat.
 
2013-01-11 06:10:25 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).

It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.


It's not the temp that will get you it's the UV that will cook you, but I love living here each day it's a contest to see if your not eaten,stung,bitten,mauled,cooked,run over or burnt . In some ways it's a Darwin contest in-reverse , if you can make it to the end of the day you win
 
2013-01-11 06:16:53 AM  
Two days ago I saw a vehicle that can tow that rig...
 
2013-01-11 06:17:17 AM  

i like sharp pointy things: Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).

It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.

It's not the temp that will get you it's the UV that will cook you, but I love living here each day it's a contest to see if your not eaten,stung,bitten,mauled,cooked,run over or burnt . In some ways it's a Darwin contest in-reverse , if you can make it to the end of the day you win


Lemme guess - you're an Adelaide serial killer or from some pointy bit in the bush where the wild thongs are.

38 in Syd tomorrow. Coonts.
 
2013-01-11 06:27:22 AM  
v002o.popscreen.com
I don't give a shiat, fine, doesn't matter to me, it's all bullshiat anyway, yeah do me right in the dirt button, mohawk, I don't care...
 
2013-01-11 06:31:20 AM  

steerforth: snip.

Nope living on the east coast, WA to many bloody church's , as for the name a mans got to have a hobby
 
2013-01-11 06:35:31 AM  
Important also to remember that in terms of land area, Oz has very few weather observation spots - so it's likely that there have been higher temps than the ones recorded at Od, it's just that there aren't many weather stations out in the middle of nowhere.
 
2013-01-11 06:44:34 AM  
Easy solution to this problem: DON'T LIVE THERE.

/Idiots.
 
2013-01-11 06:55:14 AM  

i like sharp pointy things: steerforth: snip.
Nope living on the east coast, WA to many bloody church's , as for the name a mans got to have a hobby


So, a Milat family member. It's hot for you in several ways.

Count your blessings you don't live on Qld.

/Or do you?
 
2013-01-11 06:59:18 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Easy solution to this problem: DON'T LIVE THERE.

/Idiots.


Yeah, that's what Hitler said.
 
2013-01-11 07:01:22 AM  

steerforth: HotIgneous Intruder: Easy solution to this problem: DON'T LIVE THERE.

/Idiots.

Yeah, that's what Hitler said.


Judas priest, you're right.
 
2013-01-11 07:08:31 AM  
Austrians know these things, dude. We know.

/Hot.
 
2013-01-11 07:09:16 AM  
Meanwhile, in the American midwest, if we don't get a lot more rain soon, the Mississippi river may get to be too shallow for barge traffic. That won't be fun.
 
2013-01-11 07:11:07 AM  

optikeye: Take a look at this image...the western bits in Australia are not cities..or 'lights'. but fires.


That image is a load of bollocks. Western Australia may have had bush fires when they were taking the images, but there just isn't enough vegetation out that way to produce large, bright fires.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=100329
 
2013-01-11 07:17:32 AM  

Danack: optikeye: Take a look at this image...the western bits in Australia are not cities..or 'lights'. but fires.

That image is a load of bollocks. Western Australia may have had bush fires when they were taking the images, but there just isn't enough vegetation out that way to produce large, bright fires.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=100329


Yep. It has to be thermal readings, not light.
 
2013-01-11 07:35:28 AM  

optikeye: But they light up like cities...it's a BIG Country


They're bushfires
 
2013-01-11 07:38:25 AM  
Just walk away.
 
2013-01-11 07:44:19 AM  

i like sharp pointy things: MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last yea


Ha Melbourne had that i think 4 times already this summer, and we're the southernmost mainland capital...hell, even Hobart hit 38 last week.

In 2009 we had 3 days in a row over 43 (109), with the last day 45 (113)...of course 175 people died in bushfires that day......
 
2013-01-11 07:52:51 AM  

dillenger69: "Assless pants" I wonder what chaps would call such a thing?


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-01-11 08:01:32 AM  
11 die as abnormal weather blasts Middle East

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-01-11 08:05:50 AM  
I understand that the core of the story, the inability to pump fuel is becasue the pumps they're using are probably really old.
I think....how do they pump gas in Phoenix when it hits 115?
I was in Egypt and it was 117f ambient, 150 to 160 on the ground. The glue in our standard issue boots melted, we had to get boots from the egyptians..
Still pumped fuel just fine.
 
2013-01-11 08:13:03 AM  

Alphax: Meanwhile, in the American midwest, if we don't get a lot more rain soon, the Mississippi river may get to be too shallow for barge traffic. That won't be fun.


Oh, for fark's sake - you guys are always droughting or flooding. Happy medium, anyone?
 
2013-01-11 08:14:02 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).

It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.


The air, the ground, and the sun all also move. They,re just finally joining the party.
 
2013-01-11 08:22:44 AM  

i like sharp pointy things: L.D. Ablo: Australia still isn't as hot as it gets here in Yuma, Arizona.

Wimps.

MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last year , hehe I'll call that last last tuesday.
The local petrol station here in town has the problem were both petrol and diesel evaporating from the pumps


But are those imperial Fahrenheit or British Fahrenheit degrees?
 
2013-01-11 08:27:27 AM  

Nogale: Alphax: Meanwhile, in the American midwest, if we don't get a lot more rain soon, the Mississippi river may get to be too shallow for barge traffic. That won't be fun.

Oh, for fark's sake - you guys are always droughting or flooding. Happy medium, anyone?


Would be nice.
 
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