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2022-07-22 11:20:46 AM  
Put ice on your head so you have a brain freeze?
 
2022-07-22 11:49:22 AM  
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It's called fashion.  Look it up.
 
2022-07-22 12:52:48 PM  
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2022-07-22 12:59:28 PM  
I have ten raised beds of veggies. They're on their own. I can't really handle gardening when it is 98 degrees out.

Why yes I am a wimpy wimp.
 
2022-07-22 1:03:03 PM  
I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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2022-07-22 1:07:36 PM  
soften up brain 1st with a bong hit?
 
2022-07-22 1:08:42 PM  
After last year's heat wave here in BC, I took on learning how to make my own ice cream as a New Year's resolution. For deliciously cooling purposes. Turned out to be much more simple than I thought it would be.

I got two blueberry flavours in the freezer that I started this morning. Blueberries are in season up here, after all.
 
2022-07-22 1:10:03 PM  
Dont go to the pol tab?
 
2022-07-22 1:13:18 PM  

darth sunshine: soften up brain 1st with a bong hit?


Bong needs ice catchers
 
2022-07-22 1:16:15 PM  
despite predictions the country wouldn't see these number until 2050.

Hmm, that's interesting. Guess I'll click the link to see the source, OK, lgt another Daily Beast article containing...

The record-breaking temperature, recorded around 1 p.m. local time, was not expected to arrive until July 2050, according to climate scientists.

OK, guess I'll click THAT link to find the source. That takes to yet another Daily Beast article that contains nothing about climate scientists or predictions. The closest thing I see is...

London is burning on the hottest day here since records began.

Alright, let's click that.

WTF? It takes me to the same article the first one did!?!?!?!

fark you, Daily Beast. I now question the existence of London, records, and fire.
 
2022-07-22 1:20:48 PM  
If I only had a brain...
 
2022-07-22 1:21:23 PM  
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2022-07-22 1:32:48 PM  

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It's called fashion.  Look it up.


You'd be better off putting something like that around your neck and cooling your carotid artery.
 
2022-07-22 1:37:04 PM  

starsrift: After last year's heat wave here in BC, I took on learning how to make my own ice cream as a New Year's resolution. For deliciously cooling purposes. Turned out to be much more simple than I thought it would be.

I got two blueberry flavours in the freezer that I started this morning. Blueberries are in season up here, after all.


Last summer, I was very tempted to invest in one of those slurpee machines for adult slurpees on tap. I realized I was being ridiculous, but it still sounds like a good idea.
 
2022-07-22 1:42:24 PM  
Or you could just stop living in fear of everything CNN feeds you. 

LEAKED VIDEO: CNN Director ADMITS Climate Change The Next 'Pandemic Like Story'
Youtube fkXsOes3CnM
 
2022-07-22 1:45:24 PM  
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2022-07-22 1:54:15 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Or you could just stop living in fear of everything CNN feeds you.


Are you saying it wasn't 104.5f in London the other day?

You can argue CNN (or whoever) is overhyping the effects of global climate change, and maybe they are, but that doesn't mean it isn't happening and we should live our lives whistling past the graveyard. Grow up.
 
2022-07-22 2:03:23 PM  
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2022-07-22 2:08:34 PM  
I plan on splooting the rest of the summer. I just learned about it yesterday, and it really works.
 
2022-07-22 2:08:58 PM  
Stay away from Facebook, Twitter, Fox News, OAN, Newsmax, Infowars.
 
2022-07-22 2:14:55 PM  

Arachnophobe: I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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what about Salt Tablets? I had a Roofer friend who's boss would carefully dole them out to the men. another construction friend swears by 4 large bottles of Gatorade in the freezer every night, into the lunch pail for refreshment the next day.
 
2022-07-22 2:17:34 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Or you could just stop living in fear of everything CNN feeds you. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/fkXsOes3CnM]


Article didn't mention CNN. No one mentioned CNN until you did.

Why do you have CNN Derangement Syndrome?
 
2022-07-22 2:19:22 PM  

Arachnophobe: I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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TRUTH! I've spent at least 15 years working outdoors in Montreal no less where the extremes in temp seasonally would shock most farkers. Sometimes weekly as well. One rule about hydration I learnt in 105f weather was to constantly take a sip of water every damn chance you got. Overheat and then gunning a lot down at one time and puking was guaranteed, at least in my case.
In winter's sometime extreme cold? Layers, layers, and more layers. The day or labour itself might heat you up. Be careful not to sweat too much, hence the layers idea. You can take them off if they are too warm, but if you are too cold and don't have them you are farked.
 
2022-07-22 2:22:55 PM  
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2022-07-22 2:25:59 PM  

sinko swimo: Arachnophobe: I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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what about Salt Tablets? I had a Roofer friend who's boss would carefully dole them out to the men. another construction friend swears by 4 large bottles of Gatorade in the freezer every night, into the lunch pail for refreshment the next day.


Never tried salt tabs, and Gatorade is a good option, I just happen to prefer straight water ever since they discontinued my beloved Rain Lime. But I keep a bottle of Orange in my cooler just in case.
 
2022-07-22 2:29:50 PM  

starsrift: After last year's heat wave here in BC, I took on learning how to make my own ice cream as a New Year's resolution. For deliciously cooling purposes. Turned out to be much more simple than I thought it would be.

I got two blueberry flavours in the freezer that I started this morning. Blueberries are in season up here, after all.


Nice. How do you make it?

I found a Vitamix recipe the other day for chocolate ice cream using bananas, cocoa powder and a little soy milk. It came out surprisingly good! Closer to chocolate ice cream than I expected
 
2022-07-22 2:30:46 PM  

Hey Nurse!: I plan on splooting the rest of the summer. I just learned about it yesterday, and it really works.


Unfortunately you can only do that so many times a day... After a certain point it just doesn't really happen until you rest a while.

Wait, that was *sploot* you said? Fine; carry on then.
 
2022-07-22 2:31:22 PM  

Arachnophobe: I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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Seconded. I work outside in the central valley (CA), in farm fields so shade is not an option. Besides gradual and steady sipping on your water, frequent small snacks slow the water down and give a better chance for it to absorb. Cover your skin with clothes, and wear a straw hat. Also going in and out of air conditioning in the heat can really fark you up if you are feeling a little heat stress. Take breaks in the shade, but not in the AC.
 
2022-07-22 2:38:11 PM  

theknuckler_33: Kangaroo_Ralph: Or you could just stop living in fear of everything CNN feeds you.

Are you saying it wasn't 104.5f in London the other day?

You can argue CNN (or whoever) is overhyping the effects of global climate change, and maybe they are, but that doesn't mean it isn't happening and we should live our lives whistling past the graveyard. Grow up.


Uh, no, you can argue they are underhyping the effects of climate change. There is fark all in the media nowadays that even approaches the level of blunt and direct that this very existential threat calls for.

They could be accused of overhyping in the late 90s when people (non scientist people, but still) were talking about meters of sea level by 2020 but present day coverage is massive underhyping because they are feeling self conscious about the earlier overhype (maybe).

But yeah, people like the troll account you replied to whistling past the graveyard deserve pure scorn, followed immediately by complete dismissal.
 
2022-07-22 2:46:28 PM  

sinko swimo: Arachnophobe: I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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what about Salt Tablets? I had a Roofer friend who's boss would carefully dole them out to the men. another construction friend swears by 4 large bottles of Gatorade in the freezer every night, into the lunch pail for refreshment the next day.


Gatorade is not a good option this day and age. Pedialyte makes probably the best and most effective rehydration beverage (only 20 cals per bottle, which, unless you are running an ultra marathon, is plenty). Liquid IV is a powder to mix in water, a close second. Gatorlyte is OK, much better than Gatorade, kinda high sugar but effective, electrolit is still higher sugar but still less than Gatorade... Coconut water is a great and natural option but it can be a sneaky amount of sugar.

I sweat A LOT A LOT, so am very vulnerable to heat exhaustion, cramps, etc. So this is a lot of painful experience talking. Water is perfectly adequate to stay hydrated, but when you get behind, rehydration beverages are key to living and fighting another day.
 
2022-07-22 2:47:14 PM  

sinko swimo: Arachnophobe: I work outdoors in all weather, so please take it from me: heat exhaustion is NOT as much fun as it looks. Stay hydrated and if you MUST be outside, stay in the shade as much as you can.

Drink your water steadily, don't shotgun a whole bottle when you start to feel dizzy, you'll just see it all again on its  way back out in about 2 minutes.

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what about Salt Tablets? I had a Roofer friend who's boss would carefully dole them out to the men. another construction friend swears by 4 large bottles of Gatorade in the freezer every night, into the lunch pail for refreshment the next day.


Salt tablets are helpful for preventing, but not very helpful for rehydration, forgot that point.
 
2022-07-22 2:47:17 PM  
That happened to me once. It took me immense concentration to dial a phone number, and I superimposed a few digits and rung up someone in Kansas.

If there was a wrong number championship, I'd be in the running.
 
2022-07-22 3:09:21 PM  
Stay off the poltab.  Duh.
 
2022-07-22 3:18:34 PM  
FTA: "Studies have shown that high temperatures have been linked to an increase in violent crime. One paper even suggests that the heat might have a direct impact in causing "destructive behavior."


I had noticed this way back into my teens and have always called this kind of oppressive heat "stabbin' weather"

Seems counterintuitive trying to stab people with sweaty, slippery palms but I swear I always noticed an uptick of reports of stabbing during the heat.

I mean it makes sense, really.
 
2022-07-22 3:23:41 PM  

SUMMERSN0WS: starsrift: After last year's heat wave here in BC, I took on learning how to make my own ice cream as a New Year's resolution. For deliciously cooling purposes. Turned out to be much more simple than I thought it would be.

I got two blueberry flavours in the freezer that I started this morning. Blueberries are in season up here, after all.

Nice. How do you make it?

I found a Vitamix recipe the other day for chocolate ice cream using bananas, cocoa powder and a little soy milk. It came out surprisingly good! Closer to chocolate ice cream than I expected


Beat a couple cups of heavy cream. (fat content 30% or higher.) Add a can of condensed milk. (There are other ways to do it, but the freezing process gets trickier. Or you have to use a machine. Condensed milk helps keep the cream aerated while it freezes.) Beat the cream to stiff peaks. Beat in the condensed milk. Then you beat or fold in your toppings. A little goes a LONG way. A tsp of vanilla extract makes vanilla, a tsp of mint extract makes mint, etc. Fruit puree by the, uh, imperial measurements... 6oz, or so? You'll know you farked when the ice cream comes out with ice crystals, meaning too much water content. On the plus side, overbeating isn't really a problem either, it just comes out a bit more soft-serve-y than you'd think. Food coloring is fun at this stage, too. Then toss it in the freezer overnight.

Cost is significant with this method. Cheaper than premium ice cream like B&J or HD, and tastes like premium ice cream, but definitely more expensive than "frozen treat" grade 'ice cream'.
Methods that involve no condensed milk really lower the price but you have to do things to churn while freezing. You can kick a double nested set of cans around (inner can has the ice cream, outer can has rock salt(chemistry woo!) and ice cubes, that's the OG method. Or buy a stupid machine, but why do that :(
 
2022-07-22 3:44:12 PM  
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Too late for these people. amirite?
 
2022-07-22 3:49:25 PM  

starsrift: SUMMERSN0WS: starsrift: After last year's heat wave here in BC, I took on learning how to make my own ice cream as a New Year's resolution. For deliciously cooling purposes. Turned out to be much more simple than I thought it would be.

I got two blueberry flavours in the freezer that I started this morning. Blueberries are in season up here, after all.

Nice. How do you make it?

I found a Vitamix recipe the other day for chocolate ice cream using bananas, cocoa powder and a little soy milk. It came out surprisingly good! Closer to chocolate ice cream than I expected

Beat a couple cups of heavy cream. (fat content 30% or higher.) Add a can of condensed milk. (There are other ways to do it, but the freezing process gets trickier. Or you have to use a machine. Condensed milk helps keep the cream aerated while it freezes.) Beat the cream to stiff peaks. Beat in the condensed milk. Then you beat or fold in your toppings. A little goes a LONG way. A tsp of vanilla extract makes vanilla, a tsp of mint extract makes mint, etc. Fruit puree by the, uh, imperial measurements... 6oz, or so? You'll know you farked when the ice cream comes out with ice crystals, meaning too much water content. On the plus side, overbeating isn't really a problem either, it just comes out a bit more soft-serve-y than you'd think. Food coloring is fun at this stage, too. Then toss it in the freezer overnight.

Cost is significant with this method. Cheaper than premium ice cream like B&J or HD, and tastes like premium ice cream, but definitely more expensive than "frozen treat" grade 'ice cream'.
Methods that involve no condensed milk really lower the price but you have to do things to churn while freezing. You can kick a double nested set of cans around (inner can has the ice cream, outer can has rock salt(chemistry woo!) and ice cubes, that's the OG method. Or buy a stupid machine, but why do that :(


Thanks! I'll definitely try this. I have an old machine in the back of the closet that requires ice and salt and I'm too lazy for all that, especially cleaning it. Whipping stuff together and throwing it in the freezer is more my style.
 
2022-07-22 3:56:59 PM  

SUMMERSN0WS: Thanks! I'll definitely try this. I have an old machine in the back of the closet t ...


Yeah, it's super easy. Like I said, cost is not ignorable, and depends on your local dairy costs, but I get somewhere along the lines of 2.5 to 3.5 litres... err, pints? ... out of it, once everything is frothed up? I think it's something along the lines of 75% to 100% more volume than premium, for the cost. Plus, you make your own flavours, which is a bonus.

I'm working on an apple flavour and a butterscotch-peanut butter flavour, but the jury's out on those. Berry fruit and other simple ones are easy. B&J has a good cookie dough recipe over on their website that you can google up, if you're a fan of cookie dough flavour. It's a bit fiddly, but delicious.
 
2022-07-22 4:05:24 PM  

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Too late for these people. amirite?


Deport them.
 
2022-07-22 4:10:23 PM  

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Too late for these people. amirite?


A couple of orcs.  Send them to Russia.
 
2022-07-22 4:41:32 PM  
i just get in the pool, the water is only 90 degrees
so it feels so much cooler than cutting the grass with a push mower in 97 degrees.
 
2022-07-22 6:36:29 PM  
90f here yesterday, worked several hours out in it with a weedwacker. i survive by wetting a clean tshirt, wringing it out, then wearing it egyptian style with a big straw hat over it. good for an hour or two, i refresh it when i head in to fuel and line up...
 
2022-07-23 1:12:18 AM  
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