Gil: Hey Cal, what’s up?
Cal: Not much, I hate this weather.
Gil: I do, too. I can’t believe it’s already getting cold. I feel like the summer just ended.
Cal: I know, me, too. I was watching the weather this morning and the guy said that with the windshield factor, it would feel like 25 degrees!
Gil: You mean wind chill factor?
Cal: Um, noooo, windshield factor. That’s what he said.
Gil: Oh really. Can you explain that one for me, Cal?
Cal: Sure, it’s when it’s windy out and it feels colder than it really is.
Gil: No, I mean explain why it’s called the “windshield” factor.
Cal: Oh. I don’t know, I just assumed that, like, when it’s really windy, you need a windshield to protect you. And the windshield feels the full strength of the wind, so it knows how much different the temperature is from how it feels.
Gil: Ah, the windshield has feelings now.
Cal: Well, you know what I mean. Digital feelings. Like a robot.
Gil: OK, so how does it know what the real temperature is, then?
Cal: Um, well, most cars now tell you how cold it is outside, right?
Cal: So then the computer in the car tells the windshield, and the windshield takes how cold it feels and compares it to what the computer says.
Gil: OK, and how exactly does the meteorologist get this information?
Cal: You mean, like, so he knows if the cows are ok?
Gil: The cows?
Cal: Yeah, so he can make sure he gets good meat from them.
Gil: Cal, what the hell are you talking about?
Cal: A meteorologist. Isn’t that like a butcher?
Gil: Oh my god. No. A meteorologist is like a weatherman.
Cal: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Meteors. I get it. Wait, no I don’t. What do meteors have to do with the weather.
Gil: Well, nothing really, it’s just referring to things celestial.
Cal: Oh, I love those!
Gil: You do?
Cal: Yeah, I used to come home from school every day and eat one and watch TV.
Gil: Huh? Eat one what?
Cal: A Celestial Pizza! Isn’t that what we’re talking about?
Gil: I never know, Cal. I never know.