The Daily Parker

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Alaska's other export this year

The other-worldly cold that parked over Alaska at the end of December has now schlumped down to Chicago. For the first time since 3 February 1996, we've got more than 24 consecutive hours of temperatures below -18°C—officially bottoming out at -23°C overnight at O'Hare. (This is nowhere near the record set 15 January 1972 of -33°C.)

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You know, between this weather and their annoying governor, I'm wondering about whether we should have admitted the state in 1959....

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