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- “It’s a lot of money, what are you doing? What do you mean ‘forget the money’?”

- “What am I doing? I’m talking into an empty telephone.”

- “I don’t understand…”

- “Because there’s a dead man on the end of this fuckin’ line.”
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“Heat” (1995)

Writer/Director: Michael Mann

Director of Photography: Dante Spinotti

And then one student said that happiness is what happens when you go to bed on the hottest night of the summer, a night so hot you can’t even wear a tee-shirt and you sleep on top of the sheets instead of under them, although try to sleep is probably more accurate. And then at some point late, late, late at night, say just a bit before dawn, the heat finally breaks and the night turns into cool and when you briefly wake up, you notice that you’re almost chilly, and in your groggy, half-consciousness, you reach over and pull the sheet around you and just that flimsy sheet makes it warm enough and you drift back off into a deep sleep. And it’s that reaching, that gesture, that reflex we have to pull what’s warm - whether it’s something or someone - toward us, that feeling we get when we do that, that feeling of being sad in the world and ready for sleep, that’s happiness.
—  Paul Schmidtberger, Design Flaws of the Human Condition
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July 2016 was the hottest month in recorded history

Congratulations, planet Earth: Last month was the hottest month ever recorded, according to NASA. And that means 2016 is a shoo-in for hottest year on record, beating 2015 and 2014 before it, revealing a devastating pattern. And the reason for all the record breaking is a combination of global warming and another natural phenomenon.

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When you turn on the AC, but it starts blowing out hot air.

We just lived through the hottest summer on record, according to NASA

We just lived through the hottest August on record, in the hottest summer on record, during the hottest 11 months on record, according to a report released by NASA Monday. NASA began recording global temperatures in 1880, which means this is the hottest its been in at least 136 years. While the increases in temperature may seem incremental, the cumulative effect can have devastating effects.

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