Weekend Open Thread: Hottest Day Ever in OC


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The hottest temperature ever recorded in Brea, which is Orange County’s furthest city inland (and which thus has least moderate climate), is apparently 110.7 degrees Farenheit.  That record is likely to be broken in a few hours, with a mid-afternoon high forecast of 113 degrees.

Because this temperature — 45 degrees Celsius, or nearly halfway from freezing to boiling — is laughably inappropriate for electronic equipment, the computer on which this week’s Weekend Open Thread is being composed would like to thank loyal readers for their patronage over the years.  It’s been swell — but all things must pass, sometimes with a sizzling sound.

This computer hopes that some future computer may be used to convey a simple photograph of its smoldering remains on some future Weekend Open Thread, placed there by its owner, who may spend today lounging in a swimming pool that he claims is inappropriate for computers.  (Just like a human to save himself and leave his trusted companion behind to fry.)

This is, as hinted above, your Weekend Open Thread.  This computer no longer cares what you do here, but others involved with this blog may.  May Providence protect our circuits.

P.S.: Global warming is real.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)