Episode 30: 8° and the Super Bowl’s On

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, February 7 2007 (9:30 PM - 11:00 PM), at the Zodiac Racquet Club in Southgate MI
    “Scott, Schmoe, Mike, and Mickey are joined by newcomer Brett, for our first ever weather, Super Bowl, Steve Jobs, BNL, Prince, Elizabeth Mitchell, Roger Clyne, contest giveaway, and Jimmy Buffett podcast.  (Appearances by Jennifer and Lee.)

    I know we just quoted “Boat Drinks” in a recent title, but we just couldn’t resist.
    Scott has already quashed the whole windchill debate in the comments below, so there’s no point in prolonging it.  (And here I thought he was saying “windshield” the whole time.)  The day after we recorded, Jimmy explained the whole Sports Illustrated video in his pre-show interview with Savannah on Radio Margaritaville.  He wrote the song with Mac, the video was shot in St Barths, and it will be available on iTunes on February 13.
    [Update: iTunes link to “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2007” page.  iTunes link to Jimmy’s videoSI‘s link to sample the video for free.]
    (I also just discovered a video of “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, from the Live By the Bay days, is available on iTunes too [link to iTunes].  Could this be a precursor to a DVD release?)
    Schmoe suggests you look hard at this photo.  You see, it’s an optical illusion.  If you stare long enough, you’ll eventually see Jimmy somewhere in the photo.
    These are the CMT Wide Open Country Video of the Year nominees I mentioned:
        Alison Krauss & Union Station: “If I Didn’t Know Any Better”
         Jack Ingram: “Love You”
        Jimmy Buffett: “Bama Breeze”
        Johnny Cash: “God’s Gonna Cut you Down”
        Pat Green: “Dixie Lullaby”
        Sheryl Crow & Sting: “Always On Your Side”
        Shooter Jennings: “Gone To Carolina”
        Willie Nelson: “You Don’t Know Me”
    I forgot to add the awards will take place April 16.
    Here’s more about the norovirus Brett mentioned; and here’s our weekly link for Grand Turk IslandThis is Steve Jobs’s open letter on DRM.  You can see more on BNL’s stance on non-copy-protected music at the Canadian Music Creators Coalition site and BNL themselves can be reached at their own site.  See if you can spot Brett in BNL’s “Ships & Dip - Day 1” video.
    “U2 just played.”  What the fuck!?
    Seriously, are we overdoing the homophobe jokes?
    Should I link to images of Elizabeth Mitchell nekkid?  What about one of her taking off her underwears.  Aw, what the heck, here are more screen grabs from Gia [NSFW, and possibly not safe for your AV software].  “Tryst as a cracker” joke courtesy of Sam Malone of Cheers.  Joshua Radin’s link is in the previous entry, but here’s Schuyler Fisk‘s.  I said “Martius Islands” in regards to our t-shirt sweatshop but what I meant to say was “Marianas”.  Sorry about that ladies, now quit yer bitchin’ and get back to stitchin’!
    Sorry also about the slight audio problem near the end of the show—I told the guys to mind their cellphones!

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/09 at 12:06 PM
  1. . What is windchill temperature?

    A. The windchill temperature is how cold people and animals feel when outside. Windchill is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by wind and cold. As the wind increases, it draws heat from the body, driving down skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature. Therefore, the wind makes it FEEL much colder. If the temperature is 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind is blowing at 15 mph, the windchill is -19 degrees Fahrenheit. At this windchill temperature, exposed skin can freeze in 30 minutes.

    2. Can windchill impact my car’s radiator or exposed water pipe? back

    A. The only effect windchill has on inanimate objects, such as car radiators and water pipes, is to shorten the amount of time for the object to cool. The inanimate object will not cool below the actual air temperature. For example, if the temperature outside is -5 degrees Fahrenheit and the windchill temperature is -31 degrees Fahrenheit, then your car’s radiator will not drop lower than -5 degrees Fahrenheit.

    3. What is FROSTBITE? back

    A. You have frostbite when your body tissue freezes. The most susceptible parts of the body are fingers, toes, ear lobes, or the tip of the nose. Symptoms include a loss of feeling in the extremity and a white or pale appearance. Get Medical attention immediately for frostbite. The area should be SLOWLY re-warmed.

    4. What is HYPOTHERMIA? back

    A. Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Determine this by taking your temperature. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and exhaustion. Get medical attention immediately. If you can’t get help quickly, begin warming the body SLOWLY. Warm the body core first, NOT the extremities. Warming extremities first drives the cold blood to the heart and can cause the body temperature to drop further—which may lead to heart failure. Get the person into dry clothing and wrap in a warm blanket covering the head and neck. Do not give the person alcohol, drugs, coffee, or any HOT beverage or food. WARM broth and food is better. About 20% of cold related deaths occur in the home. Young children under the age of two and the elderly, those more than 60 years of age, are most susceptible to hypothermia. Hypothermia can set in over a period of time. Keep the thermostat above 69 degrees Fahrenheit, wear warm clothing, eat food for warmth, and drink plenty of water (or fluids other than alcohol) to keep hydrated. NOTE: Alcohol will lower your body temperature.

    5. Tips on How to Dress during cold weather back

    A. The best way to avoid hypothermia and frostbite is to stay warm and dry indoors. When you must go outside, dress appropriately. Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Trapped air between the layers will insulate you. Remove layers to avoid sweating and subsequent chill. Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded. Wear a hat, because half of your body heat can be lost from your head. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
    6. Avoid Overexertion back

    A. Your heart is already working overtime in cold weather. The strain from the cold and the hard labor of shoveling heavy snow, walking through drifts or pushing a car may cause a heart attack. Sweating from overexertion could lead to a chill and hypothermia.

    7. Is there a Celsius version of the chart?

    A. We will look into adding a Celsius version to the web page calculator. In the mean time, you can go to http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/projects/wxcalc/windChill.php

    8. Windchill factor vs. windchill temperature.

    A. These terms are almost the same. The windchill factor describes what happens to a body when it is cold and windy outside. As wind increases, heat is carried away from the body at a faster rate, driving down both skin temperature (which can cause frostbite) and eventually the internal body temperature (which can kill).

    Windchill temperature is a unit of measurement to describe the windchill factor. Windchill temperature is a measure of the combined cooling effect of wind and temperature. Since you and your husband ride motorcycles, you can insert your driving speed to estimate the wind speed and the outside temperature. These two parameters combined will give you the windchill temperature, or how it feels to you skin. On the bottom of the windchill chart is the updated windchill temperature formula.

    9. Is it possible to get frostbite if the temperature is above freezing but the windchill is below freezing?

    The air temperature has to be BELOW freezing in order for frostbite to develop on exposed skin. Wind chill can bring the temperature to below freezing for humans and animals.

    10. How is the Windchill is calculated?

    The windchill temperature is calculated using the following formula:

    Windchill (ºF) = 35.74 + 0.6215T - 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16)

    Where: T = Air Temperature (F)
    V = Wind Speed (mph)
    ^ = raised to a power (exponential)

    Windchill Temperature is only defined for temperatures at or below 50 degrees F and wind speeds above 3 mph. Bright sunshine may increase the windchill temperature by 10 to 18 degrees F.

    11. When does the National Weather Service issue a Windchill Advisory or Warning?

    Criteria for issuing Windchill Warnings and Advisories are set locally. For the Rochester, NY area, Windchill Warnings are issued when the Windchill Temperature is expected to fall at or below -25 F. Windchill Advisories are issued when the windchill temperature is expected to fall between -15F and -24F.

    12. Does windchill only apply to people and animals?

    Yes. The only effect windchill has on inanimate objects, such as car radiators and water pipes, is to more quickly cool the object to cool to the current air temperature. Object will NOT cool below the actual air temperature. For example, if the temperature outside is -5 degrees Fahrenheit and the windchill temperature is -31 degrees Fahrenheit, then your car’s radiator will not drop lower than -5 degrees F.

    13. Does humidity or being near a large water body affect on windchill?

    When we tested the new Windchill Temperature Index (WCTI), our researchers applied the new index to 12 test subjects. The results of the tests showed that relative humidity was an insignificant weather parameter, less than one degree at worst. To simplify the calculation, relative humidity was left out of the formula.

    We did research a wet windchill or blowing water spray. This research was to simulate a person near a body of water or a mariner. These findings are being finalized and may be incorporated for the winter season 2003-2004.

    14. How does this chart apply to children?

    The tests that were done on Windchill were conducted on adult subjects. For legal and safety reasons, NWS could not ask for child volunteers. Use the existing chart as a starting point and be even more cautious with children, seniors and persons with compromised health.

    Information on cold-related health problems and winter storm safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Posted by Scott Piestrak on 02/09  at  01:40 PM
  2. North Coast Concoction of the Week

    2 oz. Reposado Tequila,
    1½ oz. Triple Sec,
    3 oz, Sweet & Sour Mix (Mr. & Mrs. T is the best, believe it or not),
    2 oz. or so 7-Up,
    2 tsp. Bar Syrup or Sugar or Cane Sugar,
    Half of lemon and lemon slice,
    Fill tall glass with ice.  I mean a tall glass.  Lots of ice cubes.  Put at least one lemon slice in amongst the ice.  Squeeze half a lemon into shaker along with some ice.  Shake everything but the 7-Up in the shaker (Schmoe has to admit he once - just ONCE - shook with the 7-Up inside and it took all his might to keep the shaker from exploding with energy generated from the carbonation).  As you pour into the tall glass (remember the tall glass?), pour some 7-Up into the glass at the same time - just a couple ounces.  This can save the whole need to stir if you pour together since the glass is so tall and filled with so many ice cubes and you may want to get right to enjoying the drink as soon as possible.  Sip and enjoy, preferably out on a pool deck, in the sun, or the shade, or something like that.  On the North Coast, we also enjoy inside, during the winter months, which is about eight of them, while we pretend we are outside in the sun, wearing sun glasses, on vacation, listening to Buffett, and enjoying our refreshment.  It doesn’t take much to get us doing that.  Anyway, back to the drink.  It is refreshing and surprisingly much like the fresh lemonade you get at fairs in the summer, with one difference, our concoction has tequila.  I imagine that you can probably use rum or something like that.  Possibly a lemon or lime essenced rum or vodka, that is, if you are not man enough for tequila.
    {Based on a few tequila/lemonade type recipes out there}

    Posted by Schmoe on 02/23  at  09:51 AM
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