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How cold is it?

  1. Jan 15, 2009 #1

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    "How cold is it?"

    Heard this bit on NPR radio today, reminiscent of the old Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon exchanges:

    "It's really cold."
    "How cold is it?"​
    "It's so cold that ... "

    ... and the idea is to complete the statement. Here are a couple they played on the NPR bit:


    "It's so cold that Al Gore is updating his Powerpoint slides."

    "It's so cold, the politicians have their hands in their own pockets."


    And one I found through Google:

    "It's so cold, dogs are sticking to fire hydrants."


    So hey, let's see what y'all can come up with on this.
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2009 #2

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    Re: "How cold is it?"

    It is so cold wee will not even consider going out.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2009 #3
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    It's so cold, the grad students are celebrating their new room-temperature superconductor.

    It's so cold, the North Pole is covered in ice.

    It's so cold, the nuclear power plants are operating over 50% thermodynamic efficiency.

    It's so cold, I took boths forks in the road this morning and walked a mile before I decohered to a single path.

    It's so cold, even the snowman got frostbite.

    It's so cold, fires are breaking out from stray puddles of liquid air.

    It's so cold, all the squirrels died.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2009 #4

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    It's cold that the cows are giving ice-cream. We just have to feed them per Ben and Jerry's specs to get the milk sold.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2009 #5

    Ben Niehoff

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    Cold? It's been in the upper 80's all week.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2009 #6

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    It's so cold, Ben is giving temperatures in degrees Kelvin!
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 #7

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    It's so cold, Canadians are starting to switch to winter wear.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 #8

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    It's so cold Geordies are wearing 2 T-shirts
    It's so cold Britney Spears is wearing underwear.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 #9

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    It's so cold the students here gave up on wearing shorts and flip-flops.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 #10

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    It's so cold that my neighbor wears Wellies with his beach-boy shorts when he shovels out his mailbox.

    No kidding. This guy is 46 and he seems intent on stressing the crap out of his body. I've got 10 years on him and I've done 'way riskier stuff, so maybe I ought to just shut up.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 #11

    Ben Niehoff

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    Fahrenheit. Yay, southern California! :P
     
  13. Jan 15, 2009 #12
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    It's so cold that electricity got frozen in the wires.
    Now go ahead and convince my grandmother otherwise...
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 #13

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    It is cold even the cold viruses are wearing overcoats.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 #14

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    It is cold porn stars come on a stick.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2009 #15

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    According to David Letterman, it was so cold in Central Park today that he saw a squirrel knitting booties for its nuts.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2009 #16

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    It's so cold that a flock of resting geese were frozen into a lake...and then flew away with the lake.

    It's so cold that male-only dorms have instituted a don't ask, don't tell policy.

    It's so cold that Prestone is selling Helium-4 Antifreeze.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2009 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    I once temporarily stumped a physics prof in class by asking why I don't diffract when I walk through a doorway very,very slowly.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2009 #18

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  20. Jan 16, 2009 #19

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    Last night, the town of Van Buren, ME posted a (unofficial, so far) new record low temp of -50 F, breaking the state's previous low of -48 F.
     
  21. Jan 16, 2009 #20
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    BOOO Southern California.

    I'm so sick of summer in November through November.

    I'm moving to Minneapolis I think. Give me seasons for the love of god!
     
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