Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

New York City, July 17, 2012

★ ★ ★ A solid peak-summer day, built on clean, baking heat. Late in the afternoon, as the lowering sun poured crosstown from the west, the dazzling glare and the blast of warmth felt united and directional; walking into the solar radiation was like walking into a strong headwind. Simply stepping outside, from frigid office air-conditioning, felt like warming oneself at a hearth as big as all outdoors—a physical relief and a conceptual challenge: what do we gain, on a day like this, by trading nature's seasonal excesses for technology's?

Weather ratings range from zero to five stars.

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saythatscool (#101)

Now do New York City September 11, 2001 Tom!

@saythatscool You know who else constantly and randomly brought up 9/11?

NinetyNine (#98)

@Choire Sicha@facebook I forgot.

saythatscool (#101)

@NinetyNine Awesome.

I largely agree with this description of yesterday, but I found, in the evening, the reflected baking heat to be less enjoyable. I would have given yesterday two stars.

Bittersweet (#765)

@Choire Sicha@facebook Yes, and I'll gladly trade in nature's seasonal excesses for technology's on a work day – to save on the dry cleaning bills if for no other reason.

camelface (#4,600)

Scocca, either deliberately or because of ignorance, ignores a lot of historical context in this review. Honestly, it is like he wasn’t even trying.

I woke up at 4(AM) and traded away technology's cooling for some quiet.

Josh (#41)

Three's generous, I think. It felt a little like the weather was phoning it in.

Fuckers. I haven't seen the sun in months, I'm still wearing sweaters in July, and when I step on my lawn the water goes over the tops of my shoes. But the worst part is the fear of creeping, squelching, soggy madness. Fuck you and your sun, fuckers! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Neopythia (#353)

I liked the weather better before it sold out with "global warming."

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@Neopythia: And it's so much better on vinyl. By which I mean, that sound one's sweaty legs make when getting up out of a vinyl chair.

@Neopythia If only it was managed by the private sector.

Danzig! (#5,318)

Come for the sun, stay for the shade-throwing trees.

please make this a regular feature

Tulletilsynet (#333)

As if we could ever go back to uncurated weather.

deepomega (#1,720)

-1 NY centric.

@deepomega +1 NY1 centric.


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