Rage against the air conditioning machine

If essayist David Gillette invites you over to his house, get ready to sweat it out.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by dan buechler on 06/16/2010 - 04:02 pm.

    Like your stuff on Almanac. In future videos here I think you should include one or two shots of you talking. This take seemed a little disembodied.

  2. Submitted by Ryan Coleman on 06/16/2010 - 06:41 pm.

    I love it. But I might add: Have you ever been to DC between April 5th and September 15th? It’s worse than a sauna, it’s hell on earth (you know, the fact that the DC metro area was built on mostly reclaimed swampland plays in to that).

    I’d love to see it, but from the comfortable setting of my air conditioned car or cafe window seat.

    With that said, I commend you. My girlfriend and I live in a one-bedroom, third floor apartment that has a window air conditioner and we’ve turned it on twice this year during that heatwave in early May. Why? Because our porch glass door faces west. And the window thermometer I bought that sits in it said the porch temperature was 115!! Would I run it at night? No way. We have between us 6 fans that run during the hottest of days and our cats are smart enough to hide in the bathroom, closet or under the bed to stay cool.

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