COOL SUMMER: TOO DARN HOT: A DISSENTER'S VIEW

WITH A BLAST OF AC, SUMMER IS JUST HELL FROZEN OVER

What's the rush to summer? Can't we linger over spring? How come in spring we have spring cleaning and Tax Day, whereas in summer we have festivals? Why don't we have a new crop of spring movies?

Because in summer, we need amelioration. Spring is fine in itself. Spring can afford Tax Day. A summer movie in spring would be like a glob of marshmallow on tiramisu.

In spring, the fancy turns lightly. In summer, when bug bites reach their apogee and people judge you by the color of your skin (and yet you are well advised, for health reasons, to...

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