My brother, David, and I have an ongoing debate concerning which state of residence (Illinois and California) is superior. Well, it's not so much a debate, as that implies the fact California is better is even disputable, but every once in awhile he'll come up with a few redeemable qualities about living in Illinois or Chicago that he sends me. This was something he recently found and forwarded, which is pretty amusing (temperatures in C included for my non-American readers):
60°F (15°C): Arizonians shiver uncontrollably; people in Chicago are still sunbathing.
50°F (10°C): Californians try to turn on the heat; people in Chicago plant gardens.
40°F (4°C): Italian sports cars won't start; people in Chicago drive with the windows down.
32°F (0°C): Distilled water freezes; Lake Michigan water gets thicker.
20°F (-6°C): Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; people in Chicago throw on a light jacket.
15°F (-9°C): People in Chicago have the last cookout before it gets cold.
0°F (-18°C): All the people in Phoenix die. Chicagoans close the windows.
-10°F (-23°C): Californians fly away to Mexico. The Girl Scouts in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.
-25°F (-32°C): Hollywood disintegrates; people in Chicago get out their winter coats.
-40°F (-40°C): Washington, DC runs out of hot air; people in Chicago let the dogs sleep indoors.
-100°F (-73°C): Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start "da' car".
-460°F (-273°C): All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale); people in Chicago start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
-500°F (-295°C): Hell freezes over. The Cubs win the World Series.