There's not much you can do about the current heat wave but grin and bear it, with the accent on the grin. To that end, we're collecting "It's So Hot ..." jokes.
Like: It's so hot that a hipster in Highland Park shaved off his beard.
Or, It's so hot that over at the Huntington, they've taken the cactus plants inside!
(Image: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens)
But we need more.
If you've got an "It's So Hot" joke for us to help us deal with the heat wave, please leave it in the comments section below or post it on our social media feeds with the hashtag #ItsSoHot, and thanks!
KPCC's Morning Edition host, Steve Julian, e-mailed these to me, "from a friend," which means "the Internet: "
How hot is it?
The cows are giving evaporated milk.
The chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs
I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walkin'
The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
The potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
The trees are whistling for the dogs.
You start putting ice cubes in your water bed.
You can make instant sun tea.
Your car overheats before you drive it.