Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August 1, 2007

A new month, a same sun.

Sometimes the sun through a car window is so hot you feel like your skin is bruising.

Byproducts of the sun on a 80-plus-degree day:

Road Vapors: The illusion of steam coming up from paved road areas. Visible after 11am and often mistaken for spirits of the undead after 4:30pm.

Solar Flare: Mostly seen on rear windows of BMW X5s where the window meets the wiper. The uninterrupted reflection of the sun on the metal part of the wiper apparatus creates a blinding perma-flash flare that is visible from up to fourty car-lengths behind. The flare should be avoided because it causes permanent sight damage.

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