During these cold snaps, we in the media struggle for new ways to tell you how cold it is, as if you don’t already know.
It’s time we adopt the “Oh, heck no, I’m not peeing out there” scale.
Other possibilities: How about a “I just had to bring the beer in from the garage” watch?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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