As we swelter through day after day of triple-digit heat index readings, it’s been slightly entertaining to see the heat prostration on national TV networks and newspapers over the East’s heat wave.

It is hot in New York. I spent a week there recently and it wasn’t pleasant. Air conditioning isn’t always a given, unlike in Arkansas. But city buses had positively frosty air conditioning, which made a long ride pleasant. But if New Yorkers want to talk hot, I’d be happy to introduce them to the summer of 1980.

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I’m inspired by a topic today on a New York Times blog — “how the heat has changed your life.”

Arkies could provide a lifetime of experience.

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