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Some Like It Hot… August 8, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in current events, eating, fashion, food, funny, lunch, music, new york city, nostaglia, politics, random references, subways.

I like it not.

Seriously…it’s a wicked scorcher out there (as my friends from Beantown would say). This morning’s commute was ridiculous as none of the subways were running and the lines for the buses stretched longer than most lines for American Idol auditions. So being a crafty Harlemite, I walked my way up to the Metro North stop at 125th and hopped on a train coming downtown. Not only was it nice and airconditioned, I didn’t have to pay a dime. Although after walking 20 blocks to the Metro North in the swamp that they called air this morning, and after walking another 10 blocks to my office after the train ride, my shirt had stretched out beyond all belief. It looks more like a nightgown rather than a cotton polo shirt. Hence why lunch was eaten at my desk today courtesy of some leftover wonton shop, a peanut butter balance bar I got for free in a promotion yesterday and one of those pre-cooked and breaded Purdue Chicken Cutlets – eaten cold right out of the packaging.

No need to heat these bad boys, just peel the plastic and eat!

Needless to say I’m less than satisfied…although I really don’t feel like venturing out into the heat at the moment. The country is baking right now…in fact just looked at the current weather map and there’s more red on the map than in Reagan’s 1984 presidential win over Mondale.

This might as well be the current weather map for the U.S.

Although I did manage to crack myself up earlier. After the pools of sweat were beginning to bead up on my arms, I started singing “Some Like it Hot” to myself. You know, that song by Power Station (later sung by Robert Palmer) back in the 80s.

Sing along with me now:

Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on…
Some feel the heat and decide that they can’t go on…
Some like it hot, but you can’t tell how hot ’til you try…
Some like it hot, so let’s turn up the heat ’til we fry

Feeeeeeeeeeel the heat.
Pushing you to decide (is that what they really said? huh, never knew that)

Feeeeeeeeel the heat.
Burning you up, ready or not.



1. Mr. Blogger - August 8, 2007

hahaha nice! good 1984 reference! how much did that hurt pulling it out of your ass?

2. roger - August 8, 2007

OMG Power Station…haha…i assume that was their only hit?

3. elyse - August 8, 2007

OK…TOTALLY singing the song at my desk right now! i wonder how many stations are playing it today!!!

4. jake - August 8, 2007

Some like it hot, so let’s turn up the heat ’til we fry

hah…yep…pretty much sums it up 🙂

5. ethan - August 8, 2007

Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!

6. candice - August 8, 2007

oh god is it hot out there today…hahaha…nice song choice!

7. ken - August 8, 2007

Pushing you to decide (is that what they really said? huh, never knew that)

huh…yeah, never knew they said that either…hah

8. gary - August 8, 2007

“just looked at the current weather map and there’s more red on the map than in Reagan’s 1984 presidential win over Mondale.”

You forgot to add…thank you…thank you…i’ll be here all night. try the veal

9. nincompoop - August 8, 2007

IF you want to be technically, it’s also “cooler” in the Pacific Northwest at the moment…otherwise you’re dead on with your comparison

10. nelson - August 8, 2007

Reagan won by that much huh? I thought the vote was sorta close?

11. trevor - August 8, 2007

Actually, Reagan v Mondale was close on the popular vote side, I think it was 60% Reagan 40% Mondale or something like that.

I think Reagan kicked ass in the electoral college vote that year

12. Chris - August 8, 2007

Trevor: you are correct sir (said in a Ed McMahonish tone of course). Actually god bless Wikipedia:

Reagan’s 525 electoral votes (out of 538) is the highest total ever received by a presidential candidate. In the national popular vote, Reagan received 58.8% to Mondale’s 40.6%.

So there you have it.

Nincompoop: I’d insult you, but your name is insulting enough 😉

Gary: Take my wife please. I take her everywhere but she always comes back. (da-da-dum). Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here till Wednesday. Try the veal.

13. melissa - August 8, 2007

are those purdue cutlets any good??? never had one

14. ben - August 8, 2007

Feeeeel the heat….good stuff…i’m downloading to my ipod as we speak!

15. xander - August 8, 2007

didn’t Duran Duran sing that as well???

16. Chris - August 8, 2007

Melissa: they’re ok…nothing great, but good for a quick snack when you’re too lazy to make anything else.

Xander: they may have covered it…

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