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Without air conditioning, how would you escape the heat?

Response Percent Votes
Swimming in a pool
38% 184
Going to a movie theater
21% 101
Relaxing under a shade tree
19% 95
Other (tell us in the comments!)
12% 59
I don’t have air conditioning now
8% 41
Total 480


moot 6 years, 9 months ago

I would have my wife fan me with a giant palm frond and feed me grapes.

bevy 6 years, 9 months ago

I'd go swimming, just not in Lake Perry. Ewwww

RoeDapple 6 years, 9 months ago

I hates air conditioning. Yeah I gots it, but I hates it. I would just prop a chair up close to the north side of the house with a wash tub of cool water for my feet and cool refreshments within reach. Maybe have the Mrs fix me a sammich.

riverdrifter 6 years, 9 months ago

Years ago I had a place that had a deep-assed storm/root cellar. It was concrete and was so deep that it had about 8' of overburden on it. The floor was pulverized sandstone and the door was on the north side. I kept wine & vegetables down there. In the heat of the hottest day it was about 75, max. It was awesome. Forget a swimming pool. Dig a very deep root cellar! I know, a root cellar isn't gonna attract bikinis...

RoeDapple 6 years, 9 months ago

Is this gonna be the OTS question tomorrow? Cause if it is I don't wanna get too verbose here . . .

RoeDapple 6 years, 9 months ago

Aw hell riverdrifter, them girly cuzins is all goin' commando this time of year anyhow. However . . . it DOES sound a bit weird to go to the root cellar. Try referring to it as the bunker. Cant talk boutit. that's all I kin say . . .

riverdrifter 6 years, 9 months ago

I hesitated to call it a bunker for fear of gettin the cuzzins all horned up. See.

50YearResident 6 years, 9 months ago

I'd stay in the basement during the day and move to the screened in porch at night with a fan.

riverdrifter 6 years, 9 months ago

I know a gal thet bought a damaged cess tank (unused) and made one hell of a good bunk- ah, thet is, root cellar out of it. She cured her marihoochie down there and stuff like winter squash, turnips, beets, new potatoes and so on would keep for about 6 months. For my money she didn't bury it deep enough though. Deep = cool.

SnakeFist 6 years, 9 months ago

I'd move. Kansas, like all other parts of Hell, is uninhabitable without air conditioning.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 6 years, 9 months ago

Hop a "marihoochie" run boxcar car to the high country.

squarepusher 6 years, 9 months ago

This poll portion of this article is pointless, too many variables to choose from only 5 choices.

davidsmom 6 years, 9 months ago

I grew up in a house with no AC. We were lucky enough to have a decent basement and I stayed cool by spending the day there. However, I had a second-floor bedroom and it would take me hours to get to sleep because it was so hot, even though we had fans by the windows on opposite sides of the house to create a cross-breeze through the bedrooms.

LadyJ 6 years, 9 months ago

Back when waterbeds first came out and didn't have temperature control, I would take the sheet off and lay on it with a fan blowing. The cold water would draw the heat out of you.

Jean Robart 6 years, 9 months ago

lots of fans. I grew up with no air conditioning in the house, and none in the car.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 9 months ago

During the heat wave of 1980, I was working in a sawmill and living in a house with no AC. Still don't know how I avoided dropping dead.

Randall Uhrich 6 years, 9 months ago

My dad had an ongoing crusade to keep a couple of fan-powered water coolers going, which passed for air conditioning in the 1950s in western Kansas, where it is dry enough to be efficient. The fan drew moisture-cooled air through a wetted filter and into the room. I can remember sleeping in front of it on full blast on the hottest nights. This is still the "air-conditioning" of choice in places like Cañon City, CO

jhawkinsf 6 years, 9 months ago

Summers in San Francisco. The coldest winer I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco.

LadyJ 6 years, 9 months ago

Went to DQ to get cool and it was warm in there. Didn''t mind that as much as being asked once again in a fast food place for my name. It is really starting to bug me, is it suppose to mean we're friends and I'll overlook bad service? From now on I'm going to say I'm #7. Or may I could say I'm bitchy. Let's see them call that name out.

pinecreek 6 years, 9 months ago

Leave the state for somewhere cooler.

blindrabbit 6 years, 9 months ago

Nothing like a cold enema to bring the body temperature down; be careful not to use ice water as hypothermia might set in. Would have a tough time explaining to the paramedics.

classclown 6 years, 9 months ago

Tick off my wife enough that she gives me the cold shoulder.

Charlie Bannister 6 years, 9 months ago

Snap_pop_no_crackle I remember summer of 1980 very well also. Cracks in the back yard so big you could sprain your ankle. Brings back memories. I lived in a run down duplex that had no a/c and I could not afford a window unit even. I did however have a freezer and I would freeze blocks of ice in empty cottage cheese containers, then set them in front of my $14 box fan and let the air blow over them. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...........

pizzapete 6 years, 9 months ago

I was thinking about this today while out walking my dog. All the older houses in town have front porches for that very reason (no air conditioning).

Mike Hatch 6 years, 9 months ago

Grew up, late 70s to late 80s, in a house with no AC. Spent as much time in the basement as possible. At night, fans and we had an attic fan, but some nights, it just was impossible to get to sleep.

ksriver2010 6 years, 9 months ago

Like scopi_guy, we spent most of the summer in the Basement or the pool.

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