Colder than '21.
This isn't anything people don't already know. It has been crazy cold the last little while. The kind of cold where it doesn't make any sense to go do anything outside. The kind of cold where people stop fighting, there were eleven straight days of no murders in NY, serious. That happened. People in some small towns have had forty years straight of no murders, but NY went 11 days, and it was a story.
"Woa. Did you know that nobody has killed anybody else in the last couple hundred hours?"
"JESUS. It's gotta be cold out there."
Type of cold that every dog under ten pounds just hates your guts for showing them this trash.
"This?! We're out in this?! Do you think I'm a snow leopard?! I'm a damn terrier! A TERRIER! You take me out and leave the cat in? I see how this trash works."
It's cold enough that they've started telling us that it's the coldest it's been in eighty years, or a hundred years, or a thousand years. Cold enough that it's breaking records from times when this kind of cold must have just MURDERED people.
"Alright, well, we need wood for a fire, or we're all gonna die. But to get wood, we have to go outside, where we will all die."
"... So, do we die in here together, or die one by one out there trying to get wood?"
"Good question. I was thinking that some of us could stay here and die, and the rest of us could probably die trying to get wood?"
"Hey, if you guys go out, can you get some peppermint?"
"Gary! This is serious!"
It's interesting to me that when it does get this cold, or when it's so hot it's breaking records, people will say that it's because of global warming.
"This is happening because we are burning too many fossil fuels! We're destroying the earth with our garbage! It hasn't been this bad since the '20's."
What in the hell was going on in the '20's? What terrible villain was burning oil and driving cars at the rate we are today?
"Muah hahhahahah! I know how I'll take over the planet! I'll all of the four hundred cars at the same time!"
"Mr. Villain, no!"
"That's MISTER Mr. Villain to you! Just try to stop me! I'm driving this one around and starting all the others I see! It'll take a couple of weeks because this thing is not that fast and can't corner well bu... NONE of that matter! Get ready for extreme heat and cold!"
It's cold enough that you bundle up. That's it. just do it. But there are some among us who seem to be immune to this cold. Who seem to not be affected by the frigid temperatures and offensive winds. They seem to be immune because while the rest of us are hunched over, breathing directly into the ground while wearing everything we own, this animals are walking around with their jackets wide open.
"You guys are cold? Crazy. I was gonna hit the beach. Anybody in?"
This is not the time for vanity. This is not the time to just wear a scarf and act as if you are not cold. You KNOW you are cold. You know it! Even if you are from some frozen tundra where EVERY single day is a thousand degrees below, and you grew up under water that was constantly having ice poured into it, you KNOW you are cold.
"Oh this? This is nothing. It used to get colder than this in my ice bed at the bottom of 'Snow Death' mountain."
No. You are cold. Just stop it and zip your coat up. I saw a guy the other night walking in a t-shirt. I've never wanted to fight someone more. Just crack this dude in the head. Get a jacket! There's no excuse for this. Get some gloves! Or put socks on your hands! Get a boot! Where socks for god sake! Get serious. There isn't too much more of this left, but for this short amount of time, JESUS, put a sweater on.