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(AZCentral)   In Phoenix it gets hot in the summer, so people run their AC, which makes temperatures outside get higher, which makes people run their AC even longer, which makes the temperatures outside get even higher, which makes people run their AC even longer   ( azcentral.com) divider line
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2014-06-12 03:09:40 PM  
Phoenix is a hell hole.
 
2014-06-12 03:14:54 PM  
www.tvqc.com

Wait a minute. Air conditioning steals money from my pocket, forcing me to raise public temperatures and rates, and they love AC for it?

That's it then. Cancel the Freezie scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful pool dunkings, and call off Summer.
 
2014-06-12 03:22:57 PM  
It's a little known fact that Phoenix bursts into flames and burns to the ground every Summer

/it then rises from its own ashes when the snowbirds return in Winter
 
2014-06-12 03:38:48 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's a little known fact that Phoenix bursts into flames and burns to the ground every Summer

/it then rises from its own ashes when the snowbirds return in Winter


Heh.
 
2014-06-12 03:41:21 PM  
In Phoenix it gets hot in the summer, so people run their AC, which makes temperatures outside get higher, which makes people run their AC even longer, which makes the temperatures outside get even higher, which makes people run their AC even longer==STACK OVERFLOW==
 
2014-06-12 04:28:44 PM  
It's been about 10 years since I've been to Phoenix.

Seemed like there was a strip club and 2 gun stores on every block, but that might just be my memory through rose colored glasses.
 
2014-06-12 04:34:58 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.


Weird. I was coming in to say the same thing.

Anyone who willingly lives in that sh*t town deserves what they get. God, what a terrible place for a city.
 
2014-06-12 05:00:06 PM  
But it's a dry heat!

Been there a few times, but always in the Mesa/Tempe/Scottsdale area. I thought it was ok, ASU girls were about the only hot I noticed.

/116 one day I had to work outside
 
2014-06-12 06:16:37 PM  
You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert
 
2014-06-12 06:50:13 PM  

PreMortem: But it's a dry heat!

Been there a few times, but always in the Mesa/Tempe/Scottsdale area. I thought it was ok, ASU girls were about the only hot I noticed.

/116 one day I had to work outside


SO'S FIRE ASSHOLE!!

/Walter told me that.
//he's a puppet
 
2014-06-12 06:50:46 PM  
Phoenix is where the Vegas mob does most of its murdering.

/Think the senator in Godfather II.
 
2014-06-12 06:52:09 PM  

Aarontology: You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert


Absolutely.

www.westkueste-usa.de
 
2014-06-12 06:53:08 PM  

Aarontology: You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert


Actually yes, in California we prefer to build our cities on prime food crop land or clear cut.  If you are found to lay down vast swaths of concrete and stay in your house all day, why not do it in a place where nothing of value exists?
 
2014-06-12 06:54:28 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Phoenix is where the Vegas mob does most of its murdering.


Lots of holes in the desert.  And a lot of problems buried in those holes.

/Can't remember source...
 
2014-06-12 06:54:34 PM  
I hear the coolest, most attractive, most awesomest Farkers hail from Phoenix.  When women see a Phoenix farker, their panties straight up explode.

And Phoenix is not just the greatest city in not just in the Union, but universe.  And that includes the galaxy.
 
2014-06-12 06:56:06 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Aarontology: You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert

Absolutely.

[www.westkueste-usa.de image 850x565]


files.growery.org
 
2014-06-12 06:57:21 PM  

PreMortem: But it's a dry heat!

Been there a few times, but always in the Mesa/Tempe/Scottsdale area. I thought it was ok, ASU girls were about the only hot I noticed.

/116 one day I had to work outside


You had it easy.  I had to spend time in an abandoned Costco one day after a monsoon.  The inside of the building was somewhere around 140F and no less than 95% humidity.  It was preferable to spend the day on the roof where the heat burned out feet through our work boots.

The next day wasn't so bad after running the swamp coolers for 24 hours (no water in them though).  It was only 115 in the shade and the cockroaches only numbered in the tens of thousands.
 
2014-06-12 06:57:52 PM  
- Step 1: Install solar panels on the roof (This reduces rooftop/attic/house interior temperatures and lowers comparative heat-island effects of the roof, since ~20% of the sunlight is being converted to electricity vs. heat)
- Step 2: Run your air conditioner less, since the house isn't as hot
- Step 3: Watch your utility meter spin backwards during the day
- Step 4: Profit, while staying more comfortable than your neighbors.

blog.oregonlive.com

Solar power, it works biatches.
 
2014-06-12 06:58:25 PM  
FTFA: Salamanca and his team declined to release their data, so it's not possible to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods that are the warmest.

files.sharenator.com
 
2014-06-12 06:58:43 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.


Spoken like a Tucsonan.
 
2014-06-12 06:58:47 PM  

TheLogicAvenger: Aarontology: You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert

Actually yes, in California we prefer to build our cities on prime food crop land or clear cut.  If you are found to lay down vast swaths of concrete and stay in your house all day, why not do it in a place where nothing of value exists?


To be fair, Los Angeles is pretty much built in a desert and just as dependent on water sucked from the Colorado River as Phoenix is. And Phoenix is built on pretty good food crop land too.

Both cities are pretty similar in terms of poor planning and use of resources.
 
2014-06-12 06:59:25 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Phoenix is where the Vegas mob does most of its murdering.

Lots of holes in the desert.  And a lot of problems buried in those holes.

/Can't remember source...


Casino
 
2014-06-12 06:59:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: I hear the coolest, most attractive, most awesomest Farkers hail from Phoenix.  When women see a Phoenix farker, their panties straight up explode.

And Phoenix is not just the greatest city in not just in the Union, but universe.  And that includes the galaxy.


Put down the crack pipe, ricky.
 
2014-06-12 06:59:30 PM  

PreMortem: But it's a dry heat!


For about the next two weeks.
 
2014-06-12 06:59:44 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.


Any place that has routine temperatures above 90F is a place where I don't want to live...

/ Pacific Northwest
// I'm close enough to the coast, so it's rarely that hot.....
 
2014-06-12 07:00:13 PM  

FizixJunkee: Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.

Spoken like a Tucsonan.


I think every Arizonan can agree the Yuma is the worst place in the world.
 
2014-06-12 07:01:34 PM  
Open your f*cking windows while running the A/C, dipsh*ts.

*BAM* Problem solved. Do I have to do everything around here?
 
2014-06-12 07:01:55 PM  
miss diminutive:  call off Summer.

We did that in Minneapolis. People are pissed.
 
2014-06-12 07:02:40 PM  

JesseL: FizixJunkee: Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.

Spoken like a Tucsonan.

I think every Arizonan can agree the Yuma is the worst place in the world.


what!!
where else can you sweat as you stare at the freeway while eating McDonalds listening to jets fly overhead?
 
2014-06-12 07:03:08 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-12 07:03:17 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: PreMortem: But it's a dry heat!

Been there a few times, but always in the Mesa/Tempe/Scottsdale area. I thought it was ok, ASU girls were about the only hot I noticed.

/116 one day I had to work outside

You had it easy.  I had to spend time in an abandoned Costco one day after a monsoon.  The inside of the building was somewhere around 140F and no less than 95% humidity.  It was preferable to spend the day on the roof where the heat burned out feet through our work boots.

The next day wasn't so bad after running the swamp coolers for 24 hours (no water in them though).  It was only 115 in the shade and the cockroaches only numbered in the tens of thousands.


That is just awful.
 
2014-06-12 07:03:59 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.

Any place that has routine temperatures above 90F is a place where I don't want to live...

/ Pacific Northwest
// I'm close enough to the coast, so it's rarely that hot.....


Except for the occasional temperature spike due to pyroclastic flow.
 
2014-06-12 07:04:32 PM  

JesseL: FizixJunkee: Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.

Spoken like a Tucsonan.

I think every Arizonan can agree the Yuma is the worst place in the world.


eh, Yuma is OK in the winter, the dunes are fun and you can watch Harrier jets hover around. I think Bull Head City might be my vote for worst.
 
2014-06-12 07:05:46 PM  

violentsalvation: JesseL: FizixJunkee: Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.

Spoken like a Tucsonan.

I think every Arizonan can agree the Yuma is the worst place in the world.

eh, Yuma is OK in the winter, the dunes are fun and you can watch Harrier jets hover around. I think Bull Head City might be my vote for worst.


You've never been to Winkleman or Kearney.
 
2014-06-12 07:07:23 PM  
They should just put up a couple of windmills to keep everyone cool.
 
2014-06-12 07:08:42 PM  

JesseL: FizixJunkee: Three Crooked Squirrels: Phoenix is a hell hole.

Spoken like a Tucsonan.

I think every Arizonan can agree the Yuma is the worst place in the world.


No, Needles, CA is the worst place in the world. Yuma's in the same neighborhood, though, so I'll bet it sucks pretty bad.
 
2014-06-12 07:08:48 PM  

MrSteve007: - Step 1: Install solar panels on the roof (This reduces rooftop/attic/house interior temperatures and lowers comparative heat-island effects of the roof, since ~20% of the sunlight is being converted to electricity vs. heat)
- Step 2: Run your air conditioner less, since the house isn't as hot
- Step 3: Watch your utility meter spin backwards during the day
- Step 4: Profit, while staying more comfortable than your neighbors.

Solar power, it works biatches.


solar power, in Phoenix?

That will never work... They only get, like 350 sunny days a year....
 
2014-06-12 07:08:54 PM  

whither_apophis: Zul the Magnificent: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Phoenix is where the Vegas mob does most of its murdering.

Lots of holes in the desert. And a lot of problems buried in those holes.

/Can't remember source...

Casino


*tips hat*
 
2014-06-12 07:09:24 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-06-12 07:11:29 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Phoenix is where the Vegas mob does most of its murdering.

Lots of holes in the desert.  And a lot of problems buried in those holes.

/Can't remember source...


Casino.
 
2014-06-12 07:12:07 PM  
damnit.  It was only like 10 more posts.  Why didn't I read them?
 
2014-06-12 07:12:14 PM  
The only thing I miss about phx are the 24/hr burrito drive thrus. I'd kill for a Filibertos carne asada.
 
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2014-06-12 07:13:11 PM  

Aarontology: You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert


It was actually built on the confluence of three large rivers, one of which has a drainage basin larger than the state of Rhode Island. It was a great place to build a farming town, back in the 1800s.  And within a couple hundred miles you had silver, gold, mercury, nickel and all manner of mines and other resources, so it was a natural for the railroads to come through on their way to the Pacific coast.

It's just grown bigger than it should be because California got expensive.  And it has good and bad things about it, like anywhere else.  I personally hate snow, and never quite got used to earthquakes and drought.  And I really missed the monsoons in the summer. There's nothing like them. It's like the world's largest shower, and then you get all those desert smells like wet creosote. And then the air is exactly body temperature and super still.

Southern California and Nevada are arguably just as bad (or worse) places to build large cities.
 
2014-06-12 07:13:36 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Zul the Magnificent: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Phoenix is where the Vegas mob does most of its murdering.

Lots of holes in the desert. And a lot of problems buried in those holes.

/Can't remember source...

Casino.


Thx.
 
2014-06-12 07:14:44 PM  

JesseL: TheLogicAvenger: Aarontology: You know where a great place to have a huge metropolis is? The middle of the farking desert

Actually yes, in California we prefer to build our cities on prime food crop land or clear cut.  If you are found to lay down vast swaths of concrete and stay in your house all day, why not do it in a place where nothing of value exists?

To be fair, Los Angeles is pretty much built in a desert and just as dependent on water sucked from the Colorado River as Phoenix is. And Phoenix is built on pretty good food crop land too.

Both cities are pretty similar in terms of poor planning and use of resources.


Dallas, TX residents use more water per capita than folks in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tucson.

El Paso residents use an average of just over 134 gallons per person per day (down from 167 gallons/person/day 20 years ago) and San Antonio residents have reduced their water use to 130 gallons/person/day. By comparison, D-FW residents use more than 200 gallons/person/day.

And this article says L.A. residents consume, on average, 85 gallons of water/day.

And Phoenix apparently uses ~184 gallons of water per person per day.

Tucsonans use about 130 gallons/day.
 
2014-06-12 07:14:57 PM  
It it hot there in Arizona? Come to San Diego and cool off! Spent as much money are you can! Then go home.
 
2014-06-12 07:15:00 PM  

MrSteve007: - Step 1: Install solar panels on the roof (This reduces rooftop/attic/house interior temperatures and lowers comparative heat-island effects of the roof, since ~20% of the sunlight is being converted to electricity vs. heat)
- Step 2: Run your air conditioner less, since the house isn't as hot
- Step 3: Watch your utility meter spin backwards during the day
- Step 4: Profit, while staying more comfortable than your neighbors.

[blog.oregonlive.com image 453x339]

Solar power, it works biatches.


Ya, right. Only takes 30  years to recover the cost of the components as they degrade over time.
 
2014-06-12 07:15:44 PM  

vodka: Ya, right. Only takes 30  years to recover the cost of the components as they degrade over time.


Prepare to be schooled.
 
2014-06-12 07:16:44 PM  
I'm strongly in the running for pretty much my dream gig right now and the job happens to be in the Phoenix office so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/Would be moving from southern New Mexico
//Not much of a difference
///Will go willingly if offered the position
 
2014-06-12 07:17:05 PM  
As someone who travels to Phoenix once a month and spends a week there I'm getting a kick.

/enjoys the weather
//Ahwatukee is a great place to hang out
///three seasons, Spring, Summer, and Hell
 
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