Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cold, thanks for asking.

It's fifteen degrees out there right now, but the gentle zephyr wafting from the general direction of Detroit makes it feel like the fo'c'sle of the Endurance. Still, we should make it within eleven degrees of the average daily high for the date, which is a durn sight better than yesterday, and the Weather Gnome on the TeeWee predicted we may even see the far side of freezing by a degree or two next week.

14 comments:

Bob said...

If the Endurance mentioned was Shackleton's ship, the HMS prefix doesn't apply, as that designates a commissioned ship of the Royal Navy. Endurance didn't belong to the Royal Navy, but was purchased for Shackleton's expedition, which was privately sponsored.

Tam said...

D'oh!

Fixed...

Jeffro said...

Three degrees this morning. However, no wind and temps forecast to rise above freezing today. That will melt off the foot of snow received Thursday in a hurry. Sometimes living in a semi-arid desert has it's advantages.

Anonymous said...

50 on the Terlingua porch, right now; s'posed to be in the upper 60s, this PM.

Comanches went north in the summers, south in the winters. Red Man smarter than White Eyes.

Art

Anonymous said...

Yeah,well there's 6 inches of snow in frickin Charlotte.

My part of the globe is not warming.

Stretch said...

Fifteen here in Leesburg, VA. Wind chill (who's the bastard who invented that?) is nine. Snowing since 0930 EST. Forecast for 1-2 inches. Ya, right. Last time they said that we got 20".

Flight-ER-Doc said...

Its a bit warmer here this morning...-9F wind chill. It was -23F last night.

Yep, gluball wurmening

GuardDuck said...

Got this book

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Legendary-Antarctic-Expedition/dp/0375404031/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264879108&sr=8-2

from my sister for x-mas one year. Great read and an incredible story. Highly recommended.

Hat Trick said...

Invoking Shackleton and the Endurance? Being a wee tad melodramatic now aren't you? :-D

trebor1415 said...

That's not a zephyr blowing in from Detroit, that's corruption deep enough to chill a man's (or woman's) bones.

Although the car business is winding down, the corruption business is in full swing.

Flight-ER-Doc said...

OBTW, the Endurance/Shackleton adventure proves that G-D watches out for idiots (like Shackleton)....I used him as an example of an inept leader who lucked out, in my MBA thesis

Rick T said...

I don't think Shackelton's contemporaries agreed with you Doc: "...and if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time."


Bringing the *entire* team on the Endeavor expedition home (including the stowaway) shows a pretty high level of leadership.

Anonymous said...

Lewis & Clark used v.innovative folding boats, canvas on an iron frame. They went way over budget, too. Don't even start on The Air Rifle. The argument could be made that they were NASA.

Those fake-libertarian Rand-totin' NASA groupies? In her "Apollo and Dionysus" essay, Rand revealed herself to be one of them.

Anonymous said...

Watch for a local-papers meme that It Isn't Really That Cold Here. I'm seeing that all over.

It's Gore's Last Gasp. Who are you going to believe -- Real Science, or your lying facial pores?