Prompted by another bout of forty-below zero... which will rebound up into the twenties (above, that is) within a few days. This sort of seasonal yo-yo-ing between extremes is the defining characteristic of the Interior, not to mention the baseline for the many mood swings exhibited by fellow residents.
Gags like this are at the heart of what the Nuggets cartoon is all about: I am afforded the opportunity to illustrate aspects of everyday life that are inherently surreal. In other words, this is something that only folks who live here will get. "Where do you get your ideas?" indeed... it's just taking notes.