Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The beginning of the end

Man, it's really hot out. It feel like its 110 fuckin' degrees out? Why is that? Because it's only 88, you know. So, why does it feel so fuckin' hot? Are we getting soft because of air conditioning? I've really never heard so many people in my life complain about the heat... but it is fuckin' hot, as I said. I guess, it's the old saying that it's not the heat, it's the humidity... you know... but why is it so fucking humid then? I don't get it...

Cheers, I guess. I've got to head to a Little League game tonight. Be interesting to see how everyone makes out. I mean, it is baseball, a game designed to be played in the heat. Bascially, it involves a bunch of people standing around while on person throws a ball and another tries to hit it. Then you get brief spurts of running, when the ball is actually hit. But if it's too hot for baseball... than I don't know what to tell you.

I did used to love this country song they used to play. It's about a guy drinking at a bar (there's a new one) and it has these lines: "It's too hot for golf, it's too hot to fish, but it's much too cold at home."

And that's just the way it is sometime. Of course, then there's that Kink's song with the lines "...telling tales of drunkeness and cruelty" about a guy sitting broke in his backyard sipping a cold drink. So, it goes in this wonderful summer heat of Erie, PA 2006.

Ralph

6 comments:

Stan Langerhaus said...

Ralph, it ain't the heat. And it ain't the humidity. It's how you deal with it.

Someday, when you are underground, the temperature will be a constant 55 degrees. So think about it.

Ralph said...

Stayin' cool - underground. Suppose I deal with it by spontaneously combusting? Then I guess my ashes would be scattered everywhere, so I wouldn't necessarily be underground...

Ralph

Jim Lichtenwalter said...

Ralph,

Boy, you were really letting your feelings show! I sometimes wonder if we are all turning into big wussies. For example the A.C. No body complained about the heat when we were young. Was that because there was no other option or is it now that in this society we want everything fast and we want it NOW!!!

But what would the "Dog Days of Summer" be like if they were not hot? Do we really want the outdoors to be a constant 72 degrees? Woun't that be kinda borning?

I am just rambling now at this point so I will sign-off.

Jim

Ralph said...

Jim:

you've got a point. The question, however, is, is it hotter/humid than it used to be becuase of all this gaseous greenhouse effect stuff, which is creating an environment that we have not evolved yet to be able to handle? From what I understand, we've had record, I'm talking highest ever, temperatures in several parts of the world this summer.

DocTorDee said...

You think it's hot here. I was in Kentucky...it was blazing hot there.

As for global warming, I'm not hopeful. During my trips to Atlanta and Kentucky this summer, I saw millions of cars pumping out exhaust (myself included).

Then there are all the coal plants that create electricity so that we can run our air conditioners.

Then there are all those jets burning tons of jet fuel every day.

I agree with Ralph, we're doomed unless we make significant changes.

Maybe gasoline will shoot to $10 per gallon. Then you won't see so many cars on the road.

I have more thoughts on this but I have to cut it short.

DDDDDDDDDDDDd

Ralph said...

Dr. Dee:

Looking forward to more on the global warming topic. It's a good one, and one that increasingly appears more and more real. Sometimes don't you wish you had a crystal ball that you could look into and see 500 years in the future, just to hear what people are saying we are doing that is so stupid now - kind of like we criticize a lot of the medicinal practices of the 1500s.

Cheers.