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I spend a lot of time thinking about this sort of thing, yes.
So, while I was in New York I got to do very few tourist-like things. Well... I did no tourist things at all, actually. But I did get to see that certain cliche trappings from the movies are true: the cab drivers are insanely frightening in the way they drive, crowds of pedestrians cross the street like cattle being driven on the trail, cab drivers are very talkative and steam rises from under the manholes in the street. Even when it's 85 degrees outside, there's steam coming from under the manholes. Think about that for a minute. Steaming. Manholes. In the dead of summer.

If I ever open a gay bar, I am without a doubt going to name it The Steaming Manhole.

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markvd From: markvd Date: August 3rd, 2007 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
And today we spent an hour searching for Level3's manhole. It was quite steamy when we found it. We needed to find it so they can bore in to it with a big fiber pipe and pump $employer full of juicy bandwith. Mmmmm, lots of tasty bandwith.
ottr From: ottr Date: August 3rd, 2007 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Even when it's 85 degrees outside, there's steam coming from under the manholes.

C.H.U.D.s
arphalia From: arphalia Date: August 3rd, 2007 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I can only imagine what the t-shirts would look like.
loboguara From: loboguara Date: August 3rd, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That steam's coming up because the extensive steam system is so old that groundwater seeps into the asbestos jackets around the superheated steam pipes, and becomes steam itself. It's ollllllld.

Lots of places there use steam, interestingly. Everything from heating in winter to the steam tables in cafeterias and food prep in restaurants. It's cheaper to pipe it in than to generate it themselves.

And driving there is no big deal once you've driven in Boston. :D
jingle From: jingle Date: August 3rd, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen steamy manholes, but not in the middle of summer. What's scary is that Manhattan had a huge steam pipe explosion from under a manhole only 2.5 weeks ago... killed 1 and injured others.

And I'm naming my gay bar The Pole Barn.
feren From: feren Date: August 5th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the day after it happened I was staying in a hotel that was about a block from that explosion site. That was something else, let me tell you. :P
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