I’m going to leave it at that for today, folks. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have power, or it might be another late start as get into some Mad Max-style fights over a table at Starbucks. Until then, here are some tidbits from around the web:

1. Cities that wouldn’t exist without air conditioning.

2. YouTube to try and fix its atrocious comments.

3. Interview Chris Hayes from Jacobin. (Reprinted in Salon.)

4. How scientists adjust the world’s clocks. “When dinosaurs roamed the planet, the day was only 23 hours long.”

5. Spectacular slideshow of the Colorado wildfires. It’s my home state, or at least it was.

6. Wow.

Also, a shout-out for the awesome proprietor of Zed’s cafe in Silver Spring, who was kind enough to let me chill and write online for several hours for only the price of some various snacks and drinks. Good man.

Finally, outro jams from the new Deadmau5:

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