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Attention media: We know it's hot. We know you are wracking your simmered brains trying to figure out new ways to talk about the heat. Or rather, you're not, because just like clockwork, heat waves result in a reflexive surplus of photos depicting kids playing in fire hydrants. No one is immune, from wire services to photobloggers to the general public. But we can put a stop to this. Just look at the photo above. It's cute. The kids are wet. Gotta love the expression of existential horror on the kid at left. But let this be an end to it. If you again feel the urge to photograph children playing in hydrant spray, just go outside and take pictures of the sun, over and over again, until it's dark. Or go sit in the van until you pass out. Together, we can end hydrant photography once and for all. Thank you.