An Annotated Thermometer

60 - Californians put on sweaters (if they can find one in their wardrobe)

50 - Miami residents turn on the heat

40 - You can see your breath, Californians shiver uncontrollably, Minnesotans go swimming

35 - Italian cars don't start

32 - Water freezes

30 - You plan your vacation to Australia, Minnesotans put on t-shirts, politicians begin to worry about the homeless, British cars don't start

25 - Boston water freezes, Californians weep pitiably, Minnesotans eat ice cream, Canadians go swimming

20 - You can hear your breath, politicians begin to talk about the homeless, New York City water freezes, Miami residents plan vacation further south

15 - French cars don't start, you plan a vacation in Mexico, cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you

10 - Too cold to ski, you need jumper cables to get the car going

5 - You plan your vacation in Houston, American cars don't start

0 - Alaskans put on t-shirts, too cold to skate

-10 - German cars don't start, eyes freeze shut when you blink

-15 - You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo, Arkansans stick tongue on metal objects, Miami residents cease to exist

-20 - Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you, politicians actually do something about the homeless, Minnesotans shovel snow off roof, Japanese cars don't start

-25 - Too cold to think, you need jumper cables to get the driver going

-30 - You plan a two-week hot bath, the Mighty Monongahela freezes, Swedish cars don't start

-40 - Californians disappear, Minnesotans button top button, Canadians put on sweaters, your car helps you plan your trip south

-50 - Congressional hot air freezes, Alaskans close the bathroom window

-80 - Hell freezes over, polar bears move south

Contributed by: John Boland

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