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(Daily Mail)   'Up to' 760 people have 'perished' in the six-day UK heatwave. It's the Daily Mail... with a masterclass in pseudoscience, misrepresentation, and nonsensical quotes. Photos of pretty girls in bikinis though, so... there's that   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 150
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2013-07-18 09:37:35 AM
first green light woo!

ithenkyou
 
2013-07-18 09:47:04 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
(look at the socks on that naff twat)
 
2013-07-18 09:47:17 AM
Pussies.  Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today.  In the shade:

img10.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-18 09:48:54 AM
"pretty" or "hot" + British news outlet = LIES!!!
 
2013-07-18 10:12:36 AM
It's a...

img.rp.vhd.me
 
2013-07-18 10:24:48 AM
Anybody else spot the camel toe?
 
2013-07-18 10:57:42 AM
Can the royal baby only be born when it's cold and foggy out, like a true Englishman?
 
2013-07-18 10:58:13 AM
They are carrying surf boards where there is no surf.
 
2013-07-18 10:58:39 AM
Photos of pretty girls in bikinis though, so... there's that

i.dailymail.co.uk

Pervert!
 
2013-07-18 10:59:47 AM
Meh, when I was in Arizona at 8am it could be 98F.  In Boise it's going to top 100F again.  Big farking deal.
 
2013-07-18 11:00:23 AM
I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....
 
2013-07-18 11:00:27 AM

CPT Ethanolic: Pussies.  Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today.  In the shade:


not everything in life is a competition, cupcake
 
2013-07-18 11:02:17 AM

chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....


so you didnt even read the headline, let alone the articale
 
2013-07-18 11:03:10 AM

chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....


My guess? Really high humidity, over 85%.
 
2013-07-18 11:03:33 AM
86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?
 
2013-07-18 11:04:05 AM
Must be Jesup punishing the queen for legalizing gays marrying hedgehogs. Or something.
 
2013-07-18 11:04:30 AM
It's hot in the desert!??!

And lower temps seem really hot to people not used to them.

What a revelation!

where's my fainting couch?
 
2013-07-18 11:05:13 AM
Lady J [TotalFark]
first green light woo!

ithenkyou


Pip! Pip! Cheerio!
 
2013-07-18 11:05:31 AM
How many people usually die in the UK over a 6 day period? 760 seems low.
 
2013-07-18 11:05:43 AM
Alabama points and laughs.

/Hey, at least we get to point and laugh at other people for a change
 
2013-07-18 11:06:38 AM
760 people have died since the heat wave started. Only 2 of those were because of the heat wave.
 
2013-07-18 11:06:40 AM
Don't these people have bathtubs of water they can cool off in rather than dying from heat? I don't get it.
 
2013-07-18 11:07:18 AM

chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....


It's because it's unusual here in Britain. 70 degrees is hot for over here - we're more used to wind and rain. Elderly people don't drink enough fluids in this weather and idiotic teenagers jump into rivers and lakes then drown because the water's cold and it shocks their body into shutting down.
 
2013-07-18 11:07:21 AM
Fun fact: His sister was killed when a house fell on her.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-07-18 11:09:14 AM

Lady J: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

so you didnt even read the headline, let alone the articale


Read both....plus last week's Fark articles about it.  How it's so insufferable and terrible and all that....I get that.  It can be uncomfortable, absolutely....especially cooped up in an office or some other place with no A/C.  But deadly?
 
2013-07-18 11:09:20 AM

Veramar: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

It's because it's unusual here in Britain. 70 degrees is hot for over here - we're more used to wind and rain. Elderly people don't drink enough fluids in this weather and idiotic teenagers jump into rivers and lakes then drown because the water's cold and it shocks their body into shutting down.


Just because it's unusual doesn't mean you drop dead. Tourism would be awful if as soon as a plane from Canada landed in say Honolulu we all died.
 
2013-07-18 11:09:24 AM
I won't lie, I dig that guy's socks.
 
2013-07-18 11:09:38 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?
 
2013-07-18 11:09:44 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Did they have a sale on sunshine clipart or something?
 
2013-07-18 11:11:05 AM

chevydeuce: Lady J: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

so you didnt even read the headline, let alone the articale

Read both....plus last week's Fark articles about it.  How it's so insufferable and terrible and all that....I get that.  It can be uncomfortable, absolutely....especially cooped up in an office or some other place with no A/C.  But deadly?


jesus wept

THEY ARENT DYING, THAT'S THE WHOLE FREAKING POINT
 
2013-07-18 11:11:34 AM
Their houses are designed to keep heat in, so that's got to suck at the moment. Most don't have ceiling fans let a lone A/C.
 
2013-07-18 11:12:11 AM

Lady J: chevydeuce: Lady J: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

so you didnt even read the headline, let alone the articale

Read both....plus last week's Fark articles about it.  How it's so insufferable and terrible and all that....I get that.  It can be uncomfortable, absolutely....especially cooped up in an office or some other place with no A/C.  But deadly?

jesus wept

THEY ARENT DYING, THAT'S THE WHOLE FREAKING POINT


They're just pining for the fjords.
 
2013-07-18 11:12:19 AM

jayhawk88: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x400]

Did they have a sale on sunshine clipart or something?


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-18 11:12:21 AM
Oh no! 86 degrees F !!!

The streets must be bursting in to flames!!!


/pansies - It was over 80 by 8 AM here this morning.
 
2013-07-18 11:12:51 AM
FTFA: The village was submerged in 1935 to create the reservoir but the continuing hot and dry weather has resulted in water levels dropping, leaving the stonewalls of the valley visible again. The United Utilities reservoir supplies water to Manchester and North West England


Ah.  Yes.  Heat and dry weather.  There might also be the fact that it's a reservoir, and thus water is getting used faster than it's being resupplied?  :D
 
2013-07-18 11:12:54 AM
So they are like every other "news" site, whats the point again?
 
2013-07-18 11:13:02 AM

chevydeuce: Lady J: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

so you didnt even read the headline, let alone the articale

Read both....plus last week's Fark articles about it.  How it's so insufferable and terrible and all that....I get that.  It can be uncomfortable, absolutely....especially cooped up in an office or some other place with no A/C.  But deadly?


shiat, meant to type more before I sent this....

And yes, I understand that the DM is a horrible rag of a paper, and that some of the deaths were due to people's own idiocy....but the larger question still remains.  How in the hell is 85 degrees "deadly"?  There's people who pay huge money for property in places where it stays that cool ALL the time....
 
2013-07-18 11:13:25 AM
Quit submitting links to the daily fail if you hate it so much
 
2013-07-18 11:13:37 AM
Let the Brits enjoy their "heatwave".  They had almost no sunshine at all last summer and all they have is 11 months of overcast skies and drizzle to look forward to.
 
2013-07-18 11:13:40 AM
Brits used to be able to handle heat.
www.treefrogtreasures.com

Also, 30C is only 86F. Big freaking deal! It was 94F here in MN yesterday, and we are not known for our balmy weather.
 
2013-07-18 11:14:00 AM

loki see loki do: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x540]

Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?


I'll defer to you on this matter as I have never given much thought to what Tom Cruise would look like in a blond wig.
 
2013-07-18 11:15:30 AM
It's really hot out, lets lay on a sizzling beach in the sun.
 
2013-07-18 11:16:36 AM

Lady J: first green light woo!

ithenkyou


Congrats on your first greenlight!
 
2013-07-18 11:16:47 AM

GameSprocket


Brits used to be able to handle heat.


But they weren't happy about it. Those guys are clearly pithed.
 
2013-07-18 11:16:51 AM
Pugs.  In little life jackets.  In a kiddie pool.  Trying to get out.

Perhaps your 'dog' does not want to go swimming after all.
 
2013-07-18 11:17:06 AM
Dear Britian,

Get Air Conditioning.

Signed,
Fellow Developed Countries
 
2013-07-18 11:17:39 AM
 

Veramar: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

It's because it's unusual here in Britain. 70 degrees is hot for over here - we're more used to wind and rain. Elderly people don't drink enough fluids in this weather and idiotic teenagers jump into rivers and lakes then drown because the water's cold and it shocks their body into shutting down.


My friends up in Alaska just went through a heatwave not to long ago as well. They were "dying" in 90-100F weather but they didn't actually die, they just wanted to die.
 
2013-07-18 11:21:21 AM
FTA: ...sixth consecutive day of temperatures above 30C30 X 1.8 + 32 = 86That's a heat wave? Seriously?
 
2013-07-18 11:21:25 AM
i.imgur.com

Are you shiatting me?
 
2013-07-18 11:28:48 AM
Yes..  Well the BBC articles give more information.

They don't use air conditioning, only heating registers.  

So surprise heat that can't escape is surprising.

Plus, they have Green initiatives in low income housing that packs a lot of insulation, so that the heat stays in.  Large buildings full of people with no AC, at all, and heat can't escape due to the way it's built.

So.. ovens.

TMYK
 
2013-07-18 11:30:34 AM
86F?  In Texas we turn off our AC's during that weather.
 
2013-07-18 11:30:39 AM
www.aqueous-seo.co.uk

Scorchio!
 
2013-07-18 11:30:41 AM
Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?
YOU GIVE STORMS NAMES THEN HYPE THE HELL OUT OF THEM ON THE NEWS, FOR CHRIST SAKE!

`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'
 
2013-07-18 11:31:09 AM

abhorrent1: 86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?


Old people, no AC and poorly insulated houses.
 
2013-07-18 11:31:12 AM

cameroncrazy1984: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

My guess? Really high humidity, over 85%.


We call that, "Houston".
 
2013-07-18 11:31:41 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Scorchio!!!

/boutros boutros ghalli
 
2013-07-18 11:31:48 AM
At least it's not "UP TO 760 OR MORE"...reporters do that all the time and it peeves the hell outta me...

//Aut mode: [OFF]
 
2013-07-18 11:32:53 AM

Gordon Bennett: [www.aqueous-seo.co.uk image 400x261]

Scorchio!


You did it better than me. +1 internets!

/love me some Poula Fisch
 
2013-07-18 11:33:06 AM
"pretty girls in bikinis...."

*scroll, scroll, scroll

Fark, I am disappoint

/back in an hour to get this on track
 
2013-07-18 11:34:25 AM
The warning comes as a massive blaze ripped through an area the size of four football pitches in Mitcham Common in south London today. Around 15 firefighters had to be drafted in to tackle the ferocious blaze, which spread across four hectares of grass and gorse.

What is this, I don't even...

DEATH TOLL OF THE HOT WEATHER
Up to 760 people have lost their lives during Britain's blistering heatwave with figures set to rise, experts warn.
A heatwave death toll has been calculated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times. Researchers used temperature data supplied by the Met Office and compared the figures with previous studies conducted on deaths during heatwaves in Britain.
They found that between 540 and 760 people will have perished in England alone during the first nine days of the heatwave and warn the figures could easily double in the coming days.
It comes as police and fire chiefs reiterated warnings about escaping the heat by swimming in open water after four people died in separate incidents on Tuesday.
A 16-year-old boy and a 41-year-old man, from King's Lynn, were found dead in unrelated incidents in lakes at Bawsey Pits, Norfolk.
A man, believed to be a 21-year-old from Shropshire, died after getting into difficulties near the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Ceiriog on the Shropshire-north Wales border.
And a 40-year-old woman from Saltash died following what police called a 'medical episode' while swimming in the sea at Seaton, near Torpoint in eastern Cornwall.
Justas Juzenas, 22, drowned at Gullet Quarry, a stretch of water near Malvern, Worcestershire, where 17-year-old Russell O'Neill died on Saturday July 6.
Last Wednesday the body of 14-year-old Hollie McClymont was recovered from the sea near Barry Island in Wales.
The teenager, who was on a family holiday, had been seen three days earlier getting into difficulty while swimming off Whitmore Bay.
Authorities in Northern Ireland last month announced the launch of a new campaign to highlight the dangers of disused quarries after a man drowned in a vain bid to rescue a teenage boy in Co Down.
Colin Polland was trying to save to save 15-year-old Kevin O'Hare, who had got into difficulties when swimming in an isolated quarry near Annalong, but both died.


Sounds like most of 'em met their end because they didn't know how to swim.

LEARN HOW TO SWIM!!!
 
2013-07-18 11:37:21 AM

squidgod2000: [i.imgur.com image 565x180]

Are you shiatting me?


This is now a story about how the English are not very good at handling high temps.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
you know where it IS hot though?  Mexico.  And they have meteorologists!
 
2013-07-18 11:37:30 AM

CPT Ethanolic: Pussies.  Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today.  In the shade:

[img10.imageshack.us image 800x600]


Ah, but can you comfortably walk around Edinburgh in your shirtsleeves in December, or do you need to wrap up warmly like a wimp?
 
2013-07-18 11:38:13 AM
86 degrees and people are dying from the heat in England? I don't even make my son wear shorts unless it's 85 out and I'm from Minnesota. Minnesota, you know that place known for it's /cold/.
 
2013-07-18 11:38:24 AM
It's okay. Air conditioning is killing millions of Americans every day. We don't burn calories sweating off to keep cool anymore. So we're fat...fat..fatty...fat...fat.
 
2013-07-18 11:44:41 AM

big pig peaches: Must be Jesup punishing the queen for legalizing gays marrying hedgehogs. Or something.


Praise Jesup!
 
2013-07-18 11:45:05 AM

cameroncrazy1984: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

My guess? Really high humidity, over 85%.


According to Wunderground, it is currently 85F and 35% humidity in London, UK.

Kinda pleasant, really.
 
2013-07-18 11:46:22 AM
Is that man made? It looks man made...
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-07-18 11:46:28 AM

fireclown: squidgod2000: [i.imgur.com image 565x180]

Are you shiatting me?

This is now a story about how the English are not very good at handling high temps.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 270x187]
you know where it IS hot though?  Mexico.  And they have meteorologists!


i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 11:46:40 AM
Up to 760 people have lost their lives during Britain's blistering heatwave with figures set to rise, experts warn.
A heatwave death toll has been calculated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times. Researchers used temperature data supplied by the Met Office and compared the figures with previous studies conducted on deaths during heatwaves in Britain.
They found that between 540 and 760 people will have perished in England alone during the first nine days of the heatwave and warn the figures could easily double in the coming days.



So they perform a calculation based on temperature data and and studies conducted on previous heatwaves to get the number of deaths?  Could they have gotten a more accurate figure by just COUNTING THE PEOPLE WHO DIED?
 
2013-07-18 11:46:44 AM

oldfarthenry: Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?
YOU GIVE STORMS NAMES THEN HYPE THE HELL OUT OF THEM ON THE NEWS, FOR CHRIST SAKE!

`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'


Hey, at least we know how to set the parking brake on our trains.
 
2013-07-18 11:46:51 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: It's okay. Air conditioning is killing millions of Americans every day. We don't burn calories sweating off to keep cool anymore. So we're fat...fat..fatty...fat...fat.


Sweating to keep cool doesn't burn a lot of calories. Keeping warm when it's cold does.
 
2013-07-18 11:47:00 AM
Hot in July? Isn't that what its supposed to do?
 
2013-07-18 11:47:22 AM
Sounds truly awful
 
2013-07-18 11:48:57 AM
It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.
 
2013-07-18 11:50:03 AM

Maud Dib: oldfarthenry: Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?
YOU GIVE STORMS NAMES THEN HYPE THE HELL OUT OF THEM ON THE NEWS, FOR CHRIST SAKE!

`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'

Hey, at least we know how to set the parking brake on our trains.


About that... Montreal, Maine and Atlantic is owned by an american company. So no. Y'all don't know how to set the brakes on your trains.
 
2013-07-18 11:50:14 AM
F you England or UK, or Great Britain, whatever you are... I live on Venus where it gets up past 735 Kelvin, but you don't see us getting all dead from it. We deal with it.

Pussies.
 
2013-07-18 11:51:30 AM

PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.


'Feels like' indexes are bullshiat. When it's 103 it 'feels like' something else so what's the point? I get just as frustrated when people quote windchill numbers without understanding that it applies only to exposed skin and not, for example, a car engine.
 
2013-07-18 11:52:46 AM

Russ1642: PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.

'Feels like' indexes are bullshiat. When it's 103 it 'feels like' something else so what's the point? I get just as frustrated when people quote windchill numbers without understanding that it applies only to exposed skin and not, for example, a car engine.


Maybe, but the fact that high heat and high humidity compound the misery doesn't change.
 
2013-07-18 11:53:00 AM

Maud Dib: oldfarthenry: Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?
YOU GIVE STORMS NAMES THEN HYPE THE HELL OUT OF THEM ON THE NEWS, FOR CHRIST SAKE!

`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'

Hey, at least we know how to set the parking brake on our trains.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiWEVns7niY

Buster Keaton was a mean Canadian train stopper.  Just watch the first 30 seconds or so.

That's from the film The Trainrodder that Keaton made in Canada.
 
2013-07-18 11:53:28 AM

Russ1642: PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.

'Feels like' indexes are bullshiat. When it's 103 it 'feels like' something else so what's the point? I get just as frustrated when people quote windchill numbers without understanding that it applies only to exposed skin and not, for example, a car engine.


Fine then its 95 degrees and 50% humidity and unlike the rest of America, I don't drive to and from work, but walk and use public transportation. It's hot but you don't see DC being all "zomg 86 degrees and people bare dying from it."
 
2013-07-18 11:55:19 AM

btraz70: Is that man made? It looks man made...
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x761]


wow that "plane" really did take a big chunk out.
 
2013-07-18 11:56:26 AM

Carn: Russ1642: PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.

'Feels like' indexes are bullshiat. When it's 103 it 'feels like' something else so what's the point? I get just as frustrated when people quote windchill numbers without understanding that it applies only to exposed skin and not, for example, a car engine.

Maybe, but the fact that high heat and high humidity compound the misery doesn't change.


True. But basing the indexes on temperature just confuses so many people.
 
2013-07-18 11:56:47 AM

Loaf's Tray: At least it's not "UP TO 760 OR MORE"...reporters do that all the time and it peeves the hell outta me...

//Aut mode: [OFF]


Or this kind of thing: headline "Could an 86 degree heatwave kill 7000 or more people?" (click link) "Not likely."

Use of weaselese also bugs me a little. In TFA, "Up to 760", meaning between zero and 760. Citation: "London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times", using methods other than counting bodies.

On the other hand, I really, really love their tendency of adding pics of hot women. I'm all for that in every website.
 
2013-07-18 11:57:55 AM
95 degrees with 50% humidity in New York City today.  Tomorrow it may go up to 100 degrees.  Last 4 weeks have been like a sauna around here.   85 degrees and 35% humidity sounds like heaven.  Stop biatching, you bunch of pansies.
 
2013-07-18 12:00:26 PM

Russ1642: Carn: Russ1642: PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.

'Feels like' indexes are bullshiat. When it's 103 it 'feels like' something else so what's the point? I get just as frustrated when people quote windchill numbers without understanding that it applies only to exposed skin and not, for example, a car engine.

Maybe, but the fact that high heat and high humidity compound the misery doesn't change.

True. But basing the indexes on temperature just confuses so many people.


Yeah.  I agree with you - wind chill and heat index are meaningless, just state the facts.  It's hot as hell and humid too and it's farking miserable so stay inside or in the shade with a cool drink.  For winter it's even simpler "It's farking cold out there!".
 
2013-07-18 12:01:10 PM
It's been in the 90s for over a week here in DC and the humidity is just getting worse and worse.

I've lost thee chickens already to the heat wave.  They're just keeling over dead.  Three's a big hit to a flock of what was 21.  I'm pessimistic for the next few days, too.  They're all looking pretty beat and I fear more losses.

Latest to go was Kate, who was a Production Red.  They are ridiculously hardy birds, and she was a beauty.  Tall, Long-legged (hence her name) and a reliable layer.  Good natured, even temperament, too.  Gonna miss that one.  She goes in the ground after I get home from work tonight.  And what's more fun in this kind of weather than digging a hole?

Sigh.
 
2013-07-18 12:01:45 PM

PrivateCaboose: Russ1642: PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.

'Feels like' indexes are bullshiat. When it's 103 it 'feels like' something else so what's the point? I get just as frustrated when people quote windchill numbers without understanding that it applies only to exposed skin and not, for example, a car engine.

Fine then its 95 degrees and 50% humidity and unlike the rest of America, I don't drive to and from work, but walk and use public transportation. It's hot but you don't see DC being all "zomg 86 degrees and people bare dying from it."


Well we do freak out when we break 100 or have high 90s for extended periods.  I think that's 37.8 degrees British.
 
2013-07-18 12:02:30 PM
I`m just glad we are going back to the sort of weather we had 40 years ago.

Cold winter, wet spring, warm summer, wet autumn, cold winter again.

Back to the normal cycle after 30 years of the crap one.
 
2013-07-18 12:09:39 PM

bloatboy: Loaf's Tray: At least it's not "UP TO 760 OR MORE"...reporters do that all the time and it peeves the hell outta me...

//Aut mode: [OFF]

Or this kind of thing: headline "Could an 86 degree heatwave kill 7000 or more people?" (click link) "Not likely."

Use of weaselese also bugs me a little. In TFA, "Up to 760", meaning between zero and 760. Citation: "London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times", using methods other than counting bodies.

On the other hand, I really, really love their tendency of adding pics of hot women. I'm all for that in every website.


Me, too. I think photos of...ohhhh...let's say Olivia Munn for instance...should accompany any and all news articles.

media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com
 
2013-07-18 12:10:45 PM
I`m currently in the UK and it`s not too hot, it`s not too humid, it`s not too cold and there are no clouds.

To all of you suffering in the USA?

legallymadideas.com

I may go out and enjoy the weather.
 
2013-07-18 12:11:44 PM
bloatboy:
Use of weaselese also bugs me a little. In TFA, "Up to 760", meaning between zero and 760. Citation: "London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times", using methods other than counting bodies.

On the other hand, I really, really love their tendency of adding pics of hot women. I'm all for that in every website.


yeah the 'up to' method of advertising is the best... 'kills up to 99% of all known bacteria!'

so up to, meaning anything less than, including... none ?
 
2013-07-18 12:12:14 PM

Fissile: 95 degrees with 50% humidity in New York City today.  Tomorrow it may go up to 100 degrees.  Last 4 weeks have been like a sauna around here.   85 degrees and 35% humidity sounds like heaven.  Stop biatching, you bunch of pansies.


Seriously.  It was 43 Celsius here yesterday with humidity.

/Montreal
//You will also develop a sore neck from watching the cavalcade of beautiful, scantily clad wimmins
 
2013-07-18 12:13:32 PM

dready zim: I`m currently in the UK and it`s not too hot, it`s not too humid, it`s not too cold and there are no clouds.

To all of you suffering in the USA?

[legallymadideas.com image 828x534]

I may go out and enjoy the weather.


this. just swung tomorrow as annual leave, ahead of my 8 day holiday in greece starting monday. HELLO SUNSHINE, DRINKING AND MISBEHAVING
 
2013-07-18 12:13:47 PM

chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....


This. I wish it would cool down to 85 here, I need to get my yard mowed.
 
2013-07-18 12:14:32 PM

abhorrent1: 86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?


Inferior genes. Clearly, we need to be more green like Europe is.
 
2013-07-18 12:15:59 PM
86?? WTF? You farking Brits are soft when it come to sun. I'm in NH and the sun is my kryptonite, but for fark sake 86? I'm in construction and work out side. Our average up here has been around 92 - 94 for weeks with a crap load of humidity. I been going in at 6:00 and getting the fark out at noon to beat the heat but 86????? Drink some farking Gatorade people.
 
2013-07-18 12:16:28 PM
If only there were some kind of way that human beings could understand that some other human beings have entirely different tolerance for environmental variations.
Or maybe most do, maybe it's just those that settled on one of the last unwanted clusterfark wildernesses on the planet that lack empathy and understanding. Maybe the descendants of the assholes who decided that settling on a continent with the most severe weather on earth, a place where temperature, wind and rainfall all conspire to make life as short as possible, maybe those guys were so farked up dumb to settle where they did that any resultant generations were in-turn also hit hard and often with the dumb-ass stick and just can't reason that people are different and not everyone lives in a farking oven or an inch above sea level. Maybe anyone that emigrated to that country after drinking the kool-aid in all the movies and songs about how great that country is are dumb too? Maybe everyone who went thru school in that country and had to hand-on-heart pledge allegiance to a bunch of dust and ice with occasional flurries of flying houses, maybe they're dumber than farking hammers too? Maybe everyone in the whole country just doesn't get it that someone somewhere else that wisely chose to live in a non-extreme weather environment gets a bit uncomfortable when it's warmer than normal there.
That'd explain all the derp in this thread anyway. Or maybe it's just bots spewing automated trolling.
I like England, I'm glad they are having a memorable summer, they're nice folk and deserve some quality time out in the sunshine. If you feel the need to call them pussies because you live in an oven maybe consider what that indicates about your life choices, you live in an oven, I'd rather be a pussy than a dehydrated moran.
 
2013-07-18 12:17:13 PM

jakomo002: Fissile: 95 degrees with 50% humidity in New York City today.  Tomorrow it may go up to 100 degrees.  Last 4 weeks have been like a sauna around here.   85 degrees and 35% humidity sounds like heaven.  Stop biatching, you bunch of pansies.

Seriously.  It was 43 Celsius here yesterday with humidity.

/Montreal
//You will also develop a sore neck from watching the cavalcade of beautiful, scantily clad wimmins


I hear people in Toronto strain their eyes staring at the CN tower...

4.bp.blogspot.com

I know I would...
 
2013-07-18 12:18:15 PM
Those girls pictured are 26 and 18 and look exactly the same.
 
2013-07-18 12:20:01 PM

ZzeusS: Yes..  Well the BBC articles give more information.

They don't use air conditioning, only heating registers.  

So surprise heat that can't escape is surprising.

Plus, they have Green initiatives in low income housing that packs a lot of insulation, so that the heat stays in.  Large buildings full of people with no AC, at all, and heat can't escape due to the way it's built.

So.. ovens.

TMYK


This was a fantastic summary.

I'd like to note one more thing: long lasting heatwaves were so uncommon - there was no need to start marketing expensive air conditioning units.

However, the climate is changing. I read a fantastic article about the increased number of vineyards because the summers average hotter temperatures now. Some wine producers are moving their production facilities from the southern France because that temperature has been averaging temperatures that are far too warm to support vineyards.

So, right now it's cost prohibitive to really install air conditioning on a massive scale throughout the UK. But if this warming trend continues - they're going to have to start considering their options.
 
2013-07-18 12:20:23 PM

Inigo: abhorrent1: 86 is a heat wave and people die from it? WTF is wrong with you, England?

Old people, no AC and poorly insulated houses.


Really?  When I was growing up in SC, it was the norm to see old folks sitting on the porch, drinking liquids and keeping a wet towel with them on 100f/38c summer days.  We spent the day yesterday over at my sister's playing outside with the kids.  It was 36c, but then we were smart to play water games and were in the shade.
 
2013-07-18 12:23:11 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: I hear people in Toronto strain their eyes staring at the CN tower...


If that was Montreal, the top would be semi-transparent and the long pants would be shorts that could easily be misconstrued as a wide belt
 
2013-07-18 12:23:29 PM

Bontesla: ZzeusS: Yes..  Well the BBC articles give more information.

They don't use air conditioning, only heating registers.  

So surprise heat that can't escape is surprising.

Plus, they have Green initiatives in low income housing that packs a lot of insulation, so that the heat stays in.  Large buildings full of people with no AC, at all, and heat can't escape due to the way it's built.

So.. ovens.

TMYK

This was a fantastic summary.

I'd like to note one more thing: long lasting heatwaves were so uncommon - there was no need to start marketing expensive air conditioning units.

However, the climate is changing. I read a fantastic article about the increased number of vineyards because the summers average hotter temperatures now. Some wine producers are moving their production facilities from the southern France because that temperature has been averaging temperatures that are far too warm to support vineyards.

So, right now it's cost prohibitive to really install air conditioning on a massive scale throughout the UK. But if this warming trend continues - they're going to have to start considering their options.


They have water and fans don't they?
 
2013-07-18 12:25:09 PM
Things I leaned from building computers. I son't know why they always rate CPU temps in Celsius, so I had to learn conversion: (Celcius * 9/5) + 32.
 
2013-07-18 12:27:26 PM

CPT Ethanolic: Pussies.  Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today.  In the shade:

[img10.imageshack.us image 800x600]


Thats not hot for Kandahar. I saw 58C on a day that was noticable warmer than others.
 
2013-07-18 12:28:32 PM

btraz70: Is that man made? It looks man made...
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x761]


You know that quote about building a castle in the swap... well that's every freakin' castle in Europe. It was all swamp.

Ok, I'm exaggerating a little, but many of the "rivers", especially in England, are just large drainage and irrigation projects started a couple of thousand years ago.
 
2013-07-18 12:30:09 PM

maliklockett: Up to 760 people have lost their lives during Britain's blistering heatwave with figures set to rise, experts warn.
A heatwave death toll has been calculated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for The Times. Researchers used temperature data supplied by the Met Office and compared the figures with previous studies conducted on deaths during heatwaves in Britain.
They found that between 540 and 760 people will have perished in England alone during the first nine days of the heatwave and warn the figures could easily double in the coming days.


So they perform a calculation based on temperature data and and studies conducted on previous heatwaves to get the number of deaths?  Could they have gotten a more accurate figure by just COUNTING THE PEOPLE WHO DIED?


Accurate? Yes.

Newsworthy? No.
 
2013-07-18 12:32:28 PM

JimBob1015: How many people usually die in the UK over a 6 day period? 760 seems low.


Rough figure is 2000 deaths per day in the UK, so the heatwave has saved ~1850 lives per day on average. 

/I think technically it is higher in winter and lower in summer normally anyway, but I don't know by how much, probably only +/-10% at most I would guess
 
2013-07-18 12:35:22 PM

PrivateCaboose: It is 95 here and "feels like" 103. My sympathy for Britain is nonexistent.


Samesies. And my beach is closed down due to babe Ruths in the water or something.
 
2013-07-18 12:41:20 PM

drb9: They are carrying surf boards where there is no surf.


They're English. They carry surf boards to protect them from the Sun when they lie on the beach. This habit comes in handy at tea time. While George naps, the family lays out the tea or a buffet on him. The Scots don't lie on beaches* so if you see a Scot with a surf board, head for higher ground. He's getting his money's worth out of the damn thing, so half of Norway may have fallen into the North Sea.

*They lie under beaches. Don't kick at floppy hats you find on a beach. It probably has a Scotsman's head in it. A bright scarlet, very, very angry Scottish head. Being buried in the sand is not just a fun thing to do at the beach--it's protective cover. This is why Scots Regiments are experts in camouflage. That and the fact that half the regiment are former ghillies or worshippers of the pagan Green Man.

Brantgoose. Spreading lies about the acceptable targets of racism since, um, 1987. Yeah, that's the ticket. 1987. 1997.
 
2013-07-18 12:41:49 PM

xria: JimBob1015: How many people usually die in the UK over a 6 day period? 760 seems low.

Rough figure is 2000 deaths per day in the UK, so the heatwave has saved ~1850 lives per day on average. 

/I think technically it is higher in winter and lower in summer normally anyway, but I don't know by how much, probably only +/-10% at most I would guess


il be honest, i skim read the article just to establish the complete lack of actual, you know... facts.

I think the 760 is actually extrapolated from other heatwaves! the content has changed from earlier though I think, the best/worst, ridiculous quotes (like 'we're really worried' gee thanks, illuminating) are gone
 
2013-07-18 12:42:20 PM
38 C in Boston, MA, today.

/totally getting a kick, etc
 
2013-07-18 12:44:31 PM

oldfarthenry: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 643x375]
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
(look at the socks on that naff twat)


My socks look like that, expect they're black and red.

:(
 
2013-07-18 12:45:12 PM
CPT Ethanolic : Thank you for serving your country, I support our troops. Wish I could send you an ice cold beverage of your choice. So instead, Hugs, and thank you again.
 
2013-07-18 12:49:01 PM
Meh, lightweights. Here in Texas it's already gotten up over 100°F (that's 30°C for you limeys) for a few days this year.

Stop complaining and enjoy the bikinis.
 
2013-07-18 12:50:00 PM

loki see loki do: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x540]

Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?



i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-18 12:51:16 PM

SpdrJay: Don't these people have bathtubs of water they can cool off in rather than dying from heat? I don't get it.


For a country which makes fun of the French for not bathing, England has surprisingly few bath tubs. I read that one in ten residences in London had no bath or shower (this is very past-best-use-date information, but I doubt it has changed much, given the price of real estate and the number of people living in closets and chambres de bonne (maid's rooms), which is French for a closet converted to an apartment (too small to be a proper bed sit because there's only room for a cot, no other place to sit).

Many of the poorer residents of the British Isles still share a bathroom with other tenants or boarders or room-mates, which means there isn't room enough in the tub or shower for all of the occupants.

Although the British were the first nation with modern indoor plumbing (to a given value of "modern" and "indoor" and the first to bathe every day rather than once a week (which is adequate if you lead a sedentary life and never sweat or work) a large percentage of the population never had access to the facilities for a leisurely soak in the tub as this was a luxury and only rich and upper middle class people deserve luxuries.
 
2013-07-18 12:52:49 PM

skinink: Things I leaned from building computers. I son't know why they always rate CPU temps in Celsius, so I had to learn conversion: (Celcius * 9/5) + 32.


It`s because Celsius is the same scale as Kelvin, which is how grown ups measure temperature. I`m glad you didn't attempt to spell Fahrenheit...

You know there is a `preview` button next to `add comment`?
 
2013-07-18 01:03:13 PM
The Daily Mail is just demonstrating how adding pics of pretty women in bikinis can improve any article.

It's journalistic bacon.
 
2013-07-18 01:03:40 PM
If you are used to a mild climate (which in England is something like 65F or 18C, indoors and out), a hot humid day is a killer.

Most of the victims are elderly, infants, or people with medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, lung disease, heart disease, etc.

Remember that when it 86F, it might be 105F in a car, train, or slum tenement. The English haven't yet reached Texas levels of air-conditioning, their homes are very poorly insulated, even if modern because there's no incentive for builders to shell out for insulation when people aren't going to pay a penny more for a well-insulated house, and the British are queer about weather.

The Myth of the Bracing Climate means that the British will 1) sleep with a window open even in the coldest depths of Winter; 2) go out in a t-shirt, shorts and sandels to shovel the snow; 3) over-dress on the warmest days and underdress on the coldest; and 4) generally be in denial about how awful the weather really is.
 
2013-07-18 01:04:34 PM

Veramar: chevydeuce: I still have trouble understanding how or why people are dying because of 85 degree weather....

It's because it's unusual here in Britain. 70 degrees is hot for over here - we're more used to wind and rain. Elderly people don't drink enough fluids in this weather and idiotic teenagers jump into rivers and lakes then drown because the water's cold and it shocks their body into shutting down.


Yeah, but every time I read this article I wonder why you guys don't just go down to Wal*Mart, because  I know you have one, every single nation has one, and buy some shorts and T-shirts for yourselves. Hell, mid-80s is great weather when you dress appropriately.

/And maybe keep windows open at night if you didn't think to get ACs? That's my version of an AC out here in Nevada, and it works pretty well.
 
2013-07-18 01:05:17 PM

Banned on the Run: The Daily Mail is just demonstrating how adding pics of pretty women in bikinis can improve any article.

It's journalistic bacon.


Similarly, adding bikini pics to this thread will improve it as well.

i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:06:34 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:07:17 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:07:50 PM

Lady J: CPT Ethanolic: Pussies.  Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today.  In the shade:

not everything in life is a competition, cupcake


Dear CPT E.  Please disregard. Lady (sand in the va-jay) J.
Thank you for serving, hope you come home soon.
Also, wish I could send you a case of PopSicles or something
 
2013-07-18 01:07:59 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:09:01 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:09:50 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:10:55 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 01:12:53 PM
i216.photobucket.com

/Much better
 
2013-07-18 01:14:32 PM

brantgoose: Remember that when it 86F, it might be 105F in a car, train, or slum tenement.


So you open up two windows to create a cross breeze, and buy a fan. It's 86 degrees, FFS. Geez.
 
2013-07-18 01:19:53 PM
Subby, among many others, does not seem to understand how statistics work.

We know that people are more likely to die when it is very hot, especially if it is hot and humid. The length of the hot spell matters--the vulnerable can survive a short spike, but not a lingering spike in temperature and humidity. Many elderly people live alone and have no one to care for them and no one to look in on them. They may not notice the heat or may lie down and never get up because they can't. They also can't afford to go somewhere cool (like a movie theatre or a mall) unless somebody helps out.

Thus, you get a lot of unnecessary deaths unless the city or volunteers or neighbours take responsibility for setting up programmes which gets these people out of their homes for at least two or three hours a day.

We also know that hospitalizations increase dramatically during a heat wave.

Statistics allows us to prise out the numbers of extra deaths you get from a rise in temperature, humidity, cold snaps, and what not.

For example, you don't need to study just heat waves. You can take a day and look at temperature and death records for as long as the records are available. Actuaries do this when the figure out mortality and risk. Epidemiologists and doctors do similar statistic studies and massage data out of population studies involving thousands, possibly millions of records.

It works. Of course, you get probabilities and not hard numbers on who died of what, but it works well enough for planning purposes.

These figures cover a range of about 200 deaths a day, which is the uncertainty. It's considerable, but there isn't an order of magnitude involved. From 500 to 700 deaths attributable to the heat wave is good enough for hospitals, governments, weathermen, and others who advise the public on health  and safety, as well as people who take their own precautions.

Some of the math is very simple (you can simply draw a graph of the number of deaths on a given day of the year, against the temperature and humidity on each of the days) and some of the math is very sophisticated and thus done by computers or mathematicians with years of post-graduate education.

But it is not to be scoffed at. It needs to be understood, however, which journalists and the general public do not do very well. Look for qualifications and don't drop them. If you read only headlines you will become a cynic who believes that every thing is bumpf. If you read the article from the bottom up, you will get the qualifications before you get the positive statements, which prepares you to understand what the scientist or experts really said, and what the journalists really said, without the spin that is added by headline writers.

Dammit, man! We're Farkers. We write headlines for sport. We should be aware what BS headlines are! We write them!
 
2013-07-18 01:23:47 PM
Banned on the Run:

Thank you :D

I've lived in the southwest too long, anything over 85F & 80% humidity turns me into a puddle of goo. Give me 95F & 5% humidity & I'm happy.
 
2013-07-18 01:24:24 PM

Banned on the Run:


Bookmark. Fine work as always.
 
2013-07-18 01:29:11 PM

oldfarthenry: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 643x375]
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
(look at the socks on that naff twat)


I learned this as a student. Upper class and upper middle class British men dress very conservatively (note the quality of the suit and the fit) but allow themselves a bright tie and sometimes stockings (more class-insecure middleclass suits will wear standard-issue black or at the limit some shiatty colour of blue, brown or grey). Green or burgundy (claret)  is the limit.

It's a guess as I don't remember the colours of Lords, but I would hazard with some confidence that this man is a member of Lords Cricket Club. If not, he is wearing the colours of his regiment or school or some other club. If he is a snob he may be wearing false colours or the colours of one group that looks like the colours of another (sly) thus allowing other people to assume his status is higher than it really is without bare-faced lying. But odds are good that he is either a Gentleman (high class amateur) or a Player (professional). Who else gives a flying fark about cricket at Lords?
 
2013-07-18 01:32:54 PM

brantgoose: drb9: They are carrying surf boards where there is no surf.

They're English. They carry surf boards to protect them from the Sun when they lie on the beach. This habit comes in handy at tea time. While George naps, the family lays out the tea or a buffet on him. The Scots don't lie on beaches* so if you see a Scot with a surf board, head for higher ground. He's getting his money's worth out of the damn thing, so half of Norway may have fallen into the North Sea.

*They lie under beaches. Don't kick at floppy hats you find on a beach. It probably has a Scotsman's head in it. A bright scarlet, very, very angry Scottish head. Being buried in the sand is not just a fun thing to do at the beach--it's protective cover. This is why Scots Regiments are experts in camouflage. That and the fact that half the regiment are former ghillies or worshippers of the pagan Green Man.

Brantgoose. Spreading lies about the acceptable targets of racism since, um, 1987. Yeah, that's the ticket. 1987. 1997.


Fat people are still fair game as well. It`s a lifestyle choice...
 
2013-07-18 01:34:16 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

What's that sticking out?  A camel nose?
 
2013-07-18 01:39:01 PM

Gordon Bennett: [www.aqueous-seo.co.uk image 400x261]

Scorchio!


Why is she wearing a Guy Fawkes mask?
 
2013-07-18 01:41:33 PM

Banned on the Run: "pretty girls in bikinis...."

*scroll, scroll, scroll

Fark, I am disappoint

/back in an hour to get this on track


It was much better than the usual schlock you get when "smoking hot teacher" is mentioned.
 
2013-07-18 01:43:34 PM

brantgoose: oldfarthenry: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 643x375]
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun
♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
(look at the socks on that naff twat)

I learned this as a student. Upper class and upper middle class British men dress very conservatively (note the quality of the suit and the fit) but allow themselves a bright tie and sometimes stockings (more class-insecure middleclass suits will wear standard-issue black or at the limit some shiatty colour of blue, brown or grey). Green or burgundy (claret)  is the limit.

It's a guess as I don't remember the colours of Lords, but I would hazard with some confidence that this man is a member of Lords Cricket Club. If not, he is wearing the colours of his regiment or school or some other club. If he is a snob he may be wearing false colours or the colours of one group that looks like the colours of another (sly) thus allowing other people to assume his status is higher than it really is without bare-faced lying. But odds are good that he is either a Gentleman (high class amateur) or a Player (professional). Who else gives a flying fark about cricket at Lords?


And once you get to the real aristocracy they wear whatever the hell they like again. It`s the circle of life. Only those in the middle care what class other people think they are...
4.bp.blogspot.com
This is Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, styled Viscount Weymouth between 1946 and 1992 and his tortoise.
 
2013-07-18 02:10:02 PM

onyxruby: 86 degrees and people are dying from the heat in England? I don't even make my son wear shorts unless it's 85 out and I'm from Minnesota. Minnesota, you know that place known for it's /cold/.


I know. It's something like 96 in Minneapolis with a dew point above 70. I see plenty of posts stating that UK homes are built to hold in heat, but I'd love to see the average Londoner walking through Uptown in a typical Minnesota January. We've got some weather round these parts.
 
2013-07-18 02:43:24 PM
I'm going to come off as cold, but if you are so frigin stupid that you die because of heat or freezing to death in this day in age there is nothing the rest of us can do to help you.
 
2013-07-18 02:56:06 PM
I'm not going to pull the whole "suck it up, it's 100 where I am," but I'm going to ask a serious question...

If the human body can survive in 120 degree (F) heat without too many issues (as long as you hydrate) and heat really only starts to affect children, the elderly, and the infirmed at, say, 95-100...how is 80 considered "killer" temperatures?
If the temperature in Nome, AK skyrockets to a scorching 70 degrees, I doubt we'll see people keeling over from heat exhaustion. How is 80 degrees (which is on the upper end of "mild temperatures) considered apocalyptic?
 
2013-07-18 05:01:51 PM
Gor, the Sun 'ave got the bigger bristols, dunnit?
 
2013-07-18 05:16:42 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Fark threads need a [Hot] votey button, for exactly this kind of thread.
 
2013-07-18 05:30:13 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Maud Dib: oldfarthenry: Anyone else finding the babble from the Yanks kinda amusing?
YOU GIVE STORMS NAMES THEN HYPE THE HELL OUT OF THEM ON THE NEWS, FOR CHRIST SAKE!

`Rainstorm Bertha is on her way! Have you stocked up on milk, Wonder bread & tampons, yet? HURRY!'

Hey, at least we know how to set the parking brake on our trains.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiWEVns7niY

Buster Keaton was a mean Canadian train stopper.  Just watch the first 30 seconds or so.

That's from the film The Trainrodder that Keaton made in Canada.


The Railrodder is excellent. Hopefully, you're not-geolocked, because here it is on the NFB site -  http://www.nfb.ca/film/railrodder
 
2013-07-18 06:08:28 PM

CPT Ethanolic: Pussies.  Here's the thermometer in our barracks window out here in Kandahar today.  In the shade:


Is it dry there? Because I've hiked in desert mountains for hours at around 115 in dry heat. Ninety in Michigan with humidity is worse.
 
2013-07-18 06:15:40 PM
Women. My only weakness.
 
2013-07-18 10:36:09 PM

loki see loki do: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x540]

Does the 'chick' on the left look a little too much like Tom Cruise in a blond wig?


I was wondering why the cute girl's boyfriend was in a bikini.
 
2013-07-19 04:03:52 AM
Here in Texas, we had a wet, balmy week with rain nearly every day and Monday's temperature never rising above the 70s, which is unusual for July.  But last week we were in the 100s and the normal summer heat is returning.  Can't wait for the temperatures to return to the upper 90s.
 
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