Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
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Yes, Thank You. You Credit to the Species, You.

"Do you know," one of my students said, "that somewhere in NSW is the hottest place in the world today?"

"I really like your air conditioning," I replied.

"That's hotter than the Middle East!"

"Maybe you're wrong?"

But, no, apparently not, though the fact that it was winter over there might have made that target a little easier to get.

Still, when you have a weekend of heat that can buckle train tracks, overload powerlines--maybe it was the heat that killed my microwave--what you really need is a bit of arson. Because that really brings the whole thing home, yes it does.



(crossposted)
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