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(Huffington Post)   19 reasons why we should be pumped for Winter. Suck it, Heat Miser   ( divider line
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7838 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Nov 2013 at 5:36 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-10 05:39:28 PM  
6 votes:
Winter Vs. Summer:
2013-11-10 05:42:38 PM  
5 votes:
2013-11-10 07:06:26 PM  
3 votes:
snow storm ok. ice storm not ok.
2013-11-11 12:37:55 AM  
2 votes:
I hated winter, maybe it's better in mountainous areas but in the flat farm riddled fly over country I grew up in, it was brutal. Snow is pretty when it first falls, then it gets mixed with the dirt and filth. Pretty soon the snow is gray, and the sky is gray, and it's dark in the morning when driving to work, and it's dark in the evening when getting out of work, and it's cold, and it lasts for months until the sun becomes nothing more than a memory of some bygone era, desperately clung to as the chill takes hold and the feet burn while digging the car out of yet another snowfall.

I do miss having a real Autumn, but it's worth not having to live in a place with no real winter.
2013-11-10 03:31:36 PM  
2 votes:
2013-11-11 01:08:44 AM  
1 vote:
So... "Winter from the perspective of someone who doesn't have to shovel this shiat, pay higher heating bills, or deal with it every damned day by being outside."

Why not just retitle the webpage "Winter from a Pussy's Perspective" since it's far from reality. (/works outside everyday, fugging hates winter)
2013-11-11 12:40:01 AM  
1 vote:
As a mammal, I quite enjoy winter. You reptiles creep south so you can bask enough to get your core temperatures up.
2013-11-10 11:27:36 PM  
1 vote:
Living in WI for the past 20 years has made me completely sick of winter. Hubby and I have finally had enough and are gtfo before winter really hits.

/moving to Columbia, SC end of Dec.
//pumped for 40+ degree average highs in winter
///suck it winter
2013-11-10 11:00:02 PM  
1 vote:

apoptotic: I get the feeling whoever put that silliness (can't really call it an article) together has never actually lived in a cold climate.

This. Snow is really fun if you only see it once or twice a year.
2013-11-10 08:48:16 PM  
1 vote:
I live in SW Florida and I'm pumped for Winter:

The A/C cycles on every 45 minutes versus 15.
We're out of hurricane season.
Your exposed skin only gets a 30% coverage of mosquitoes when you step outside versus the 75-80%.
Things tend to stay open an hour or so later.

Of course, there's the downside to all of this.  Tourists.
2013-11-10 07:50:08 PM  
1 vote:
I miss the winter, I've endured worse summer and I can deal better with cold than I can with heat...
2013-11-10 07:04:33 PM  
1 vote:

insertsnarkyusername: Cold is a relative term and in some places when the snow starts, the drop in temperature has barely begun.

In many places, it does not snow until it warms up.  It doesn't snow much when it is -40.
2013-11-10 07:02:07 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: Because they're noisy, obnoxious and gas-guzzling?

Kind of like you.  Seems to be a perfect fit.

in all seriousness, it is a fun winter pastime.  Scenery, speed, carving UP and down the hills.  It can be fun as hell.  Just need to be careful and know some safety rules.

Somehow doubt this is a Huffpo approved activity, though.
2013-11-10 06:55:59 PM  
1 vote:

debug: capt.hollister: Not one of those supposed cold climate pictures appears to have been taken in a properly cold climate.

Except for all the ones with snow...

There is a difference between it snowing and it actually being cold. Cold is a relative term and in some places when the snow starts, the drop in temperature has barely begun.
2013-11-10 06:36:47 PM  
1 vote:
No bugs was covered but it should be on the list.
2013-11-10 06:24:08 PM  
1 vote:

apoptotic: I get the feeling whoever put that silliness (can't really call it an article) together has never actually lived in a cold climate.

Just got in from shoveling 6 inches of snow off the driveway and stacking the ton of pellets for the wood stove.

phrawgh: Obama won't be able to play golf anymore!

/on his 150th round
//but who is counting

And how many did Bush play? Or is counting golf games only important when it is the other party in power?
2013-11-10 06:15:37 PM  
1 vote:
As the true suckiness of daylight savings sets in...

Funny, I thought winter was when we went off of DST since, y'know, it's during the summer that we want to  save and extra hour of daylight for the evening.
2013-11-10 06:06:04 PM  
1 vote:
Winter's ok for the most part. Could be shorter though. By mid Feb I'm done.
2013-11-10 05:54:49 PM  
1 vote:

Fabric_Man: What's next? "One weird trick for losing weight?"

Remove pounds of snow per minute using this one weird shovel trick.
2013-11-10 05:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
Winter isn't bad.

/power bill goes down by 2/3!
2013-11-10 05:47:45 PM  
1 vote:
2013-11-10 05:42:13 PM  
1 vote:
And so the Huffington Post, which for a while looked like it might fulfill the promises of Internet journalism, has turned into little more than a Buzzfeed clone. Hell, even words about the joys of winter (ya know, an essay) would have been better than these hastily-assembled stock photos.

What's next? "One weird trick for losing weight?"
2013-11-10 05:42:08 PM  
1 vote:

Walker: [ image 650x487]

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As long as the roads are passable (eg. light dusting of snow), I'm OK with winter. Having your vehicle encased in ice? Not so much....

/ still prefer the cold to unbearable hot & muggy weather ( no AC )
// don't understand why people live in the tropics...
2013-11-10 05:41:17 PM  
1 vote:
The snow covering everything in Boston until the exhaust fumes covers it all in a nice ashy color.
2013-11-10 05:26:19 PM  
1 vote:
2 of those reasons involved either going somewhere warm, or the end of winter.  The rest suck.
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2013-11-10 04:39:59 PM  
1 vote:
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