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(The Wrap)   Even Southern Californians are suffering form the effects of the polar vortex, some even choosing to use the drive-thru at Starbucks to avoid the bitter 60-degree temps   (thewrap.com) divider line 48
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2014-01-07 02:09:58 PM
except this has nothing to do with the current "polar vortex" as this segment was shot back in early Dec.

but nice coaxing of a green, subby
 
2014-01-07 02:25:48 PM
Yeah...but it's a wet cold, so it's worse.
 
2014-01-07 02:27:23 PM
I had to fight off three White Walkers just to get to my car this morning. And it didn't even start.

Screw that "winter is coming" nonsense. Winter is HERE.
 
2014-01-07 02:30:59 PM
It hasn't been in the 60's during the day in SoCal since early December.  It's been 70s and 80s pretty much non-stop since a week before Christmas.
 
2014-01-07 02:39:28 PM
Thanks, Obama
 
2014-01-07 02:43:01 PM
What temp do they keep their AC on in the summer time?
Pussies.
 
2014-01-07 02:49:40 PM
As someone who is from Pittsburgh but currently lives in L.A. I seriously laughed at this, even if the segment is old.  I swear, I've acclimated to the weather here because 50 degrees feels cold to me.  I don't think I'd survive Pittsburgh right now.  Sorry Mom, not moving back yet.
 
2014-01-07 02:52:20 PM
I grew up in Southern California in the 80s. We were always on the verge of a drought with PSAs about conserving water, etc. But get one light drizzle and all hell broke loose and everyone complained about the weather...
 
2014-01-07 02:57:05 PM
Starbucks has a heated drive-thru?
 
2014-01-07 03:18:31 PM

raerae1980: I don't think I'd survive Pittsburgh right now.


It's a balmy 2°F right now, with a wind chill of -18°F.

I had to step out of the office for 15 minutes earlier today and my eyelids nearly froze open.
 
2014-01-07 03:19:58 PM
Other than the constant threat of earthquake, LA is awesome.
 
2014-01-07 03:30:41 PM
I couldn't handle living in southern CA. All that relentless sunshine would be goddamn oppressive.
 
2014-01-07 03:58:41 PM
Wow, that one guy who just says 'cold' sounded like he was about to cry.
 
2014-01-07 04:10:58 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: raerae1980: I don't think I'd survive Pittsburgh right now.

It's a balmy 2°F right now, with a wind chill of -18°F.

I had to step out of the office for 15 minutes earlier today and my eyelids nearly froze open.


Down here (Fayette county) it bottomed out at -10 last night.  Our furnace picked a dandy day to spaz out, but we were able to fudge it into working enough to keep the house above 50.  Still battling to keep one particular water pipe unfrozen, but the worst is behind us now.  I don't recall cold like this here since I was just a kid.  Funny that it's going to be in the damned 50s for the weekend.
 
2014-01-07 04:18:55 PM

hervatski: Other than the constant threat of earthquake, LA is awesome.


Listen man, if earthquakes don't bothers you, I'd argue the Bay Area is far superior to LA. Better people, better food, water all around, amazing architecture, better sports teams, better weather! Sorry dude. You chose the wrong part of California.
 
2014-01-07 04:35:21 PM

nekom: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: raerae1980: I don't think I'd survive Pittsburgh right now.

It's a balmy 2°F right now, with a wind chill of -18°F.

I had to step out of the office for 15 minutes earlier today and my eyelids nearly froze open.

Down here (Fayette county) it bottomed out at -10 last night.  Our furnace picked a dandy day to spaz out, but we were able to fudge it into working enough to keep the house above 50.  Still battling to keep one particular water pipe unfrozen, but the worst is behind us now.  I don't recall cold like this here since I was just a kid.  Funny that it's going to be in the damned 50s for the weekend.


We hit -9, but damn this morning the wind came whipping up my street and blasted me right in the face. It felt like I was about to shatter.
 
2014-01-07 04:39:31 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: hervatski: Other than the constant threat of earthquake, LA is awesome.

Listen man, if earthquakes don't bothers you, I'd argue the Bay Area is far superior to LA. Better people, better food, water all around, amazing architecture, better sports teams, better weather! Sorry dude. You chose the wrong part of California.


No way dude! Weather is way better down here. My brother in law got a tan at the beach yesterday!

Architecture yes. All around food? Ehhh its a wash for the higher end stuff. But no way you have better tacos or the little ladies who sell bacon wrapped hot dogs out of a shopping cart in front of the clubs/bars.

Also the women are hotter here.
 
2014-01-07 04:42:25 PM
Uh, subby,
Does form = barbecue ?
 
2014-01-07 04:51:42 PM

Calmamity: I couldn't handle living in southern CA. All that relentless sunshine would be goddamn oppressive.


As the whitest white person who ever whited, I'm seriously considering trying to move up to the Pac NW at some point.

Seriously, you're all "YAY, it's SUNNY." and I'm going "FARK, MY FACE IS BLISTERING" (Mild exaggeration.  That's only happened twice).

So sign me up for those 300 days of nothing but clouds and drizzle with good skiing a half hour drive away.

/N. CA.
//Dad has 18 inches of snow back in MI, I put on a hoodie to walk to the train this morning.
 
2014-01-07 04:53:51 PM
hervatski:
No way dude! Weather is way better down here. My brother in law got a tan at the beach yesterday!

Architecture yes. All around food? Ehhh its a wash for the higher end stuff. But no way you have better tacos or the little ladies who sell bacon wrapped hot dogs out of a shopping cart in front of the clubs/bars.

Also the women are hotter here.


Damn you, you know bacon wrapped hot dogs and, by extension Chicken and Waffles, are trump cards in the LA column. But man, for seafood, a nice clam chowder, crab, fish...SF has that in aces.

Less clothes does not equate to hotter.

I went to college in SD, clothes were flying off left and right down there all year round. But you can only have so many dye-job blonds before you start to question if there's got to be a better way. The answer is yes, and I've found it. Half-filipinos, and the Bay area is lousy with them. You're welcome. Southwest has cheap flights to Oakland, hell, i'll pick you up from the airport
 
2014-01-07 05:05:03 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: hervatski:
No way dude! Weather is way better down here. My brother in law got a tan at the beach yesterday!

Architecture yes. All around food? Ehhh its a wash for the higher end stuff. But no way you have better tacos or the little ladies who sell bacon wrapped hot dogs out of a shopping cart in front of the clubs/bars.

Also the women are hotter here.

Damn you, you know bacon wrapped hot dogs and, by extension Chicken and Waffles, are trump cards in the LA column. But man, for seafood, a nice clam chowder, crab, fish...SF has that in aces.

Less clothes does not equate to hotter.

I went to college in SD, clothes were flying off left and right down there all year round. But you can only have so many dye-job blonds before you start to question if there's got to be a better way. The answer is yes, and I've found it. Half-filipinos, and the Bay area is lousy with them. You're welcome. Southwest has cheap flights to Oakland, hell, i'll pick you up from the airport



SF is too cold and foggy for me.  I really, really like the sunshine and heat.   Must be the Italian in me as I tan real nice come springtime :)

/But yinz do have excellent sea food!
 
2014-01-07 05:05:38 PM
Seriously? I live in Illinois, and it was -40 with the wind chill, the actual temp was minus 17 i believe. With, 35 mph gusts, and about 5 inches of snow. Both of the radiators on my cars froze, and neither will start.

/not really feeling sorry for people with windbreakers in 50 degree weather.
 
2014-01-07 05:22:53 PM
www.letoilemagazine.com
 
2014-01-07 05:26:32 PM

SecretAgentWoman: I grew up in Southern California in the 80s. We were always on the verge of a drought with upload.wikimedia.orgs about conserving water, etc. But get one light drizzle and all hell broke loose and everyone complained about the weather...

 
2014-01-07 05:29:42 PM

meyerkev: Calmamity: I couldn't handle living in southern CA. All that relentless sunshine would be goddamn oppressive.

As the whitest white person who ever whited, I'm seriously considering trying to move up to the Pac NW at some point.

Seriously, you're all "YAY, it's SUNNY." and I'm going "FARK, MY FACE IS BLISTERING" (Mild exaggeration.  That's only happened twice).

So sign me up for those 300 days of nothing but clouds and drizzle with good skiing a half hour drive away.

/N. CA.
//Dad has 18 inches of snow back in MI, I put on a hoodie to walk to the train this morning.


The summers here are perfect.

There are 3 months where it's gloomy, and yes it rains quite a bit, but it's in the mid 40's today, so yeah. I'll take this and the perfect summers over bitter cold and three feet of snow all winter and muggy and buggy as fark all summer any day.
 
2014-01-07 05:43:14 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: hervatski:
No way dude! Weather is way better down here. My brother in law got a tan at the beach yesterday!

Architecture yes. All around food? Ehhh its a wash for the higher end stuff. But no way you have better tacos or the little ladies who sell bacon wrapped hot dogs out of a shopping cart in front of the clubs/bars.

Also the women are hotter here.

Damn you, you know bacon wrapped hot dogs and, by extension Chicken and Waffles, are trump cards in the LA column. But man, for seafood, a nice clam chowder, crab, fish...SF has that in aces.

Less clothes does not equate to hotter.

I went to college in SD, clothes were flying off left and right down there all year round. But you can only have so many dye-job blonds before you start to question if there's got to be a better way. The answer is yes, and I've found it. Half-filipinos, and the Bay area is lousy with them. You're welcome. Southwest has cheap flights to Oakland, hell, i'll pick you up from the airport


You got me on seafood. shiat I went to scomas and got the burger...the burger...and even that was delicious.

And yes while I think NY has us both beat in terms of attractive women in fashionable clothing making them hot (the Financial district is bonkers) there's no denying the attraction of the presence of side boob in February in manhattan beach or Newport.
 
2014-01-07 05:53:16 PM

nekom: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: raerae1980: I don't think I'd survive Pittsburgh right now.

It's a balmy 2°F right now, with a wind chill of -18°F.

I had to step out of the office for 15 minutes earlier today and my eyelids nearly froze open.

Down here (Fayette county) it bottomed out at -10 last night.  Our furnace picked a dandy day to spaz out, but we were able to fudge it into working enough to keep the house above 50.  Still battling to keep one particular water pipe unfrozen, but the worst is behind us now.  I don't recall cold like this here since I was just a kid.  Funny that it's going to be in the damned 50s for the weekend.


If you're really worried about pipes freezing, turn your faucet(s) open to a trickle.  The small amount of water movement will help prevent the water from freezing.
 
2014-01-07 06:21:20 PM
ATTENTION AMERICA:

WE WILL CONTINUE TO POLAR VORTEX YOU UNTIL TED CRUZ RENOUNCES HIS CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

CANADA
 
2014-01-07 06:33:14 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: raerae1980: I don't think I'd survive Pittsburgh right now.

It's a balmy 2°F right now, with a wind chill of -18°F.

I had to step out of the office for 15 minutes earlier today and my eyelids nearly froze open.


I'm in Ohio.  I went next door to check on the snowbirds' house (pipes, icicles), then walked 30 yards and back to the mailbox.

Felt like I ran a marathon.
 
2014-01-07 06:46:35 PM

unyon: ATTENTION AMERICA:

WE WILL CONTINUE TO POLAR VORTEX YOU UNTIL TED CRUZ RENOUNCES HIS CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

CANADA


He's trying to!  Your stupid government doesn't want him to be "stateless".  We allow anyone to renounce their US citizenship, we do warn them that they may become stateless, but we don't try to stop them.  So PLEASE call of your infernal weather machine!
 
2014-01-07 07:27:03 PM
Its been hell. Last night I had to open the back door for a while as the house had gotten a little stuffy.
 
2014-01-07 07:34:44 PM

unyon: ATTENTION AMERICA:

WE WILL CONTINUE TO POLAR VORTEX YOU UNTIL TED CRUZ RENOUNCES HIS CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

CANADA


How about we deport him to Somalia and call it even?
 
2014-01-07 07:43:37 PM
When there are "leaves blowing around" in L.A., is that one of the signs of a coming apocalypse?  Leaves blowing around seems to fill them with dread.
 
2014-01-07 07:45:27 PM
Reminds me of Triumph the comic insult dog doing the weather
cdn.videos.snotr.com
 
2014-01-07 09:21:08 PM
-8 here in Mid-michigan before windchill. My primary bathroom has shower plumbing on an external wall - well insulated, but it still managed to freeze up. Put a space heater in there for a few hours, got the room up to 90+ and finally my cold water pipes freed up to allow the shower to work again.

I knew I should have invested in some electric pipe warmers when I was remodeling that bathroom - just figured putting in proper insulation and pipe covers would handle things (and did, until now).

If I was in L.A. right now, I'd be wearing shorts and a t-shirt, not those arctic-grade parkas those reporters were wearing. Hell - I don't even wear something that heavy here in Michigan in these temperatures.
 
2014-01-07 10:30:21 PM
^^guy that wears a tank top during a snow storm.
 
2014-01-07 11:00:25 PM

Bossk'sSegway: ^^guy that wears a tank top during a snow storm.


I'm not that bad. I actually hate the cold, to be honest... the DIs used to yell at me in boot camp (San Diego) for trying to avoid running through the showering "cool down" rigs they used to put up on hot days for PT. My wife and I love Las Vegas... even on the hottest days, so much we plan on moving down to the area (not in the city, though, of course).

We do get guys wearing wife beaters and shorts before winter is officially over here, though.
 
2014-01-07 11:30:00 PM
giggle, -18F.... how horrifying
/canadian
 
2014-01-08 12:12:13 AM

Calmamity: I couldn't handle living in southern CA. All that relentless sunshine would be goddamn oppressive.


You and me both. I love winter.
 
2014-01-08 12:16:13 AM
Just curious, why do people post links to pages with embedded youtube clips? Is it because they honestly believe those pages add value to the clip? Is it because they don't know how to get to youtube? I'm guessing it's whatever page the original person saw it on and they're just too lazy to click on more time, yes?
 
2014-01-08 01:13:10 AM

quo vadimus: Just curious, why do people post links to pages with embedded youtube clips? Is it because they honestly believe those pages add value to the clip? Is it because they don't know how to get to youtube? I'm guessing it's whatever page the original person saw it on and they're just too lazy to click on more time, yes?


Possible holdover from old fark rules about not linking directly to videos, likely the website themselves hosting the embedded videos/submitting links to get traffic, or liters who don't know they can throw a ? at the end of a URL with whateverthehelltheywant after it to create a unique URL so they don't get "already submitted and not posted"
 
2014-01-08 01:23:05 AM
I once went to Florida and talked about cold with the natives back there, they were mortified that -40 weather was possible to live in. Asked me how Id survived that one.

I answered that I dont usually run around naked at that time of the year.
 
2014-01-08 01:36:47 AM

neuroflare: Possible holdover from old fark rules about not linking directly to videos,


Learn something new every day. Thanks!
 
2014-01-08 02:57:23 AM

ShawnDoc: It hasn't been in the 60's during the day in SoCal since early December.  It's been 70s and 80s pretty much non-stop since a week before Christmas.


Dry Santa Ana winds too. 75F Christmas day and NYE. Only one real rainstorm so far.

It's going to be an ugly fire season this year.
 
2014-01-08 04:00:57 AM

lohphat: ShawnDoc: It hasn't been in the 60's during the day in SoCal since early December.  It's been 70s and 80s pretty much non-stop since a week before Christmas.

Dry Santa Ana winds too. 75F Christmas day and NYE. Only one real rainstorm so far.

It's going to be an ugly fire season this year.


Some are predicting the biggest drought in California since the 70s.  Fresno is going to be getting even more violent.
 
2014-01-08 08:38:26 AM
A year ago in Kansas City I was huddled under a sleeping bag at my computer in a freezing shiatbox house swearing that I would never again suffer through another KC winter.

Greetings from Los Angeles!
 
2014-01-08 08:52:16 AM

Bossk'sSegway: ^^guy that wears a tank top during a snow storm.


I foolishly agreed to join a fishing trip to Lake Erie with my dad and uncle years ago.  It was October, I think, and what I remember is that it was about 40 degrees, with a strong blowing that made it feel one hell of a lot colder, the water was choppy enough to make me mildly seasick, we caught about four fish in eight hours (but we had to stick it out, no matter what), and there was another boat nearby with a guy wearing a mesh t-shirt looking as comfortable as you can imagine.

God how I hated him.
 
2014-01-08 09:54:57 AM

Lando Lincoln: I had to fight off three White Walkers just to get to my car this morning. And it didn't even start.

Screw that "winter is coming" nonsense. Winter is HERE.


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