Actually, I’ve already gone (to the town of Hell, MICHIGAN, that is). But that was just for the hell of it — weather I like it or not, Hell lately has been temperatures in the high nineties (with 80% humidity) in my red neck of the woods (“red neck,” as in sunburn-hot around the collar, not the kind of neighborhood I live in). In short(s), friends, we’re having a….

But as hot as the heat wave is hereabouts and, no doubt, in Hell, Michigan, it’s an even hotter scene in Hellzapoppin’ (1941). When these guys and gals scorch the surface, I can feel the floor burns from afar:

In the end, is there a hell? Who knows….nonetheless, we can go there in quotes:

Go to Heaven for the climate, to Hell for the company. –Mark Twain

If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses. –Evan Esar

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. –Ellen DeGeneres

Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sartre

Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” Priest: “No, not if you did not know.” Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?” –Annie Dillard

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell. –George Orwell

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. –Milton Friedman (I would’ve said, “like an autocrat scorned”)

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.–Philip Roth

In that case, my work on this post has come to where the pavement ends.