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  Colder here than on Mars!
  Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-07-14 2:00 PM (EST)
 

And the Martians say it's because of humans and their "Interstellar Warming"...


http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2014/01/this-cold-snap-is-making-it-colder-than-the-surface-of-mars/

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  Yea, but...
  Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jan-07-14 5:23 PM (EST)
When it's minus thirteen in Caracas,
would hombres dare shake iced maracas,
for Shakira next door in Santa Marta,
where her hips lie now in frozen partas,

and if weather or knots have you tripping,
tundra melt to get Willy's climate flipping,
find hanging hammocks with Eskimo Bars,
as polar bare rise least-heat moon far from Mars.

Sort of a Blue Balls Highway, or Chilly River-Horse of Another Color, for the Curious Rover in all...well, some of us. (Yeah, I knowwwww! I must have taken that other Mars fella...Charlie, I believe, up on that offer he originally proffered Abagail. Well, the Dark Side of the Moon ain't so cold, don't ya know?)
 
 
  Maybe today...
  Posted by: PJC on Jan-07-14 6:07 PM (EST)
but I still like it here. Can you imagine what it would be like to deal with temperatures like this without a single freakin' stick of firewood on the whole planet?

I love my stove and the oxygen it takes to run it... we got it pretty good.
 
 
  PJC - Biggest problem with Mars
  Posted by: vic on Jan-07-14 11:27 PM (EST)
Well Pat, you and I know that the biggest problem with living on Mars is the lack of rivers to paddle.
 
 
  Supposedly, there were canals for
  Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-08-14 12:11 PM (EST)
paddling, but upon closer inspection...

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/421/whatever-happened-to-the-canals-of-mars

 
 
  Well shoot, Vic...
  Posted by: PJC on Jan-08-14 8:12 PM (EST)
If this is typical weather for equatorial Mars, it'd be Hans Brinker country even if it did have rivers. Certainly no place for paddlers. (And rivers of liquid methane or some other weird substance that ought to be a gas on any half-way reasonable planet don't count.)

Heck, they got canals in Illinois too but I'm not even willing to travel that far to paddle them. I've only seen little bits of that I&M canal over by Starved Rock and even that little bit is a little bit too much. I'd feel I'd owe even a senseless chunk of wood and varnish - like my paddle - an apology if I were to allow it to touch such stuff as that.

No, we got it good right here on earth. Ed Abby got it right when he said people who want to live on another planet ought to go do it. Leave this planet to those who have enough sense to appreciate it.
 
 
  Moz Ain't the Kahnda Place
  Posted by: Kudzu on Jan-08-14 8:39 PM (EST)
ta raise ya kids.
 

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