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(BBC)   Since Fark has spent the last week mocking the UK for its 85 degree "heatwave", here are ten reasons why the country is so poorly equipped to deal with it   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 29
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2013-07-18 02:37:55 PM  
30 votes:
They can't figure out where to shove in 'u' into 'air conditioning'.
2013-07-18 02:50:48 PM  
8 votes:

bingethinker: It's "only" 84 here in Ottawa, but the humidity is 85%, so it's uncomfortable.

Come visit Canada in January, we'll see who can't handle the temperature.


I detect Canadian weather-brag.

Yes we all know its cold as farkity farkin fark up there in winter.  We also know you sometimes get 80 quintillion metric shiattonnes of snow, twice a day, uphill both ways.

Oh, and here in the US, we're idiots and weaklings because we don't have 3 snowplows and 47 loads of salt for every man, woman and child. And we wreck our cars in wholesale fashion after 15 minutes of sleet.

But you guys are SO NICE about pointing it out.

The point is, if the weather is not what you generally are equipped for, ITS NEWS TO US SO CLIMB BACK IN YOUR FARKING IGLOO AND EAT YOUR GODDAMNED ROAST PEGUIN.
2013-07-18 02:42:41 PM  
3 votes:
A Mintel report in 2008 found that just 0.5% of houses and flats in the UK had any kind of air con.

I wonder what percentage of their poor people have refrigerators?
2013-07-18 02:40:47 PM  
3 votes:
Real reason: The British are so white you can see their veins and organs through their skin.
2013-07-18 02:40:42 PM  
3 votes:

amindtat: #11  [www.journeywoman.com image 250x248]


#12  4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-18 02:40:07 PM  
3 votes:
Air Con was a pretty sweet Nic Cage movie.
2013-07-18 03:48:13 PM  
2 votes:

Russ1642: bingethinker: It's "only" 84 here in Ottawa, but the humidity is 85%, so it's uncomfortable.

Come visit Canada in January, we'll see who can't handle the temperature.

Whenever we have foreign visitors in the office (in Edmonton) I'm always disappointed that it isn't -25 C or below. I want them to experience the coldest we have to offer. I don't want them leaving and saying back home "I don't see what all the fuss is about"


At a previous employer we had a bunch of guys coming up from the southern states to Ontario and the repeated question leading up to it was how cold was it going to be in Canada.  It was April or something stupid.  Anyway, we decked out the office reception with snowshoes, snow-shovels, toques, parkas and mitts.

"What are those for?"
"Those are the loaners, in case you come to work without checking the weather and get caught in a snowstorm."
"In April?"
"Wouldn't be the first time."

One guy spent the whole visit wondering if he was going to be snowed in for his return flight.
2013-07-18 03:06:43 PM  
2 votes:
When the Canadians are making fun of your being too acclimated to cold to handle the heat, you are officially fair game.
2013-07-18 02:59:11 PM  
2 votes:
}1)They live in something called "Flats" while normal humans live in houses.

2)A/C hasn't been invented yet.

3)Something about trains that they haven't figured out yet.

4)They didn't learn anything about roads, either in all those years of "civilization"

5)They don't care about people.

6)Swimming? Is that like going to the dentist?

7)No sitting allowed. It's the nanny state.

8)Water? Isn't that what the dentist makes you spit with? Gross.

9)'ave a pint, mate.
2013-07-18 02:04:28 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sorry my apology melted before I could put it in the post, Britain
2013-07-18 05:01:17 PM  
1 votes:

Prevailing Wind: mmagdalene: Real reason: The British are so white you can see their veins and organs through their skin.

Lol.  London is about as ethnically diverse city as you are likely to find on planet earth.  The anglo's spend a great deal of time out of doors walking (or sadly, smoking) so they are less pale than you might think.

As for the heat, 85 doesn't sound hot unless you've ever been in the tube on a typical summer day and its still hotter than crotch.  I can't imagine what that hellhole must feel like right now.


Like Kolkata and twice as smelly.
2013-07-18 04:56:32 PM  
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: I can't believe they have so few swimming pools. What, are they afraid of water? They live on a frekin' Island!


They fear tiny vikings might rape and pillage their homes. And Kelpies, too.
2013-07-18 04:21:34 PM  
1 votes:
It will be difficult for anyone with Dave's Syndrome...

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2013-07-18 04:14:03 PM  
1 votes:

TheOmni: It's like when we make fun of the southern states for being pretty much completely shut down whenever they get about an inch of snow. There are a variety of reasons why their infrastructure isn't set up to handle snow, and a population with a lack of personal experience handling it also complicates matters.

None of this makes it not hilarious or mockable though.


too true.

Another example is when northern states spend years mocking southern states only to run around screaming like little girls when a hurricane hits.

/that shiat was hilarious.
2013-07-18 04:10:47 PM  
1 votes:

Cosmic_Music: mmagdalene: Real reason: The British are so white you can see their veins and organs through their skin.

Are we now?

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 506x678]

Thinks not.


For the most part, yes.

The UK is 91% white, and only 2% black.

It's less diverse than  Utah, for fark's sake.
2013-07-18 03:40:48 PM  
1 votes:
Great. Another thread full of Septics bragging about how they can comfortably fry eggs on their scrotum without breaking sweat.
2013-07-18 03:40:36 PM  
1 votes:
aurelientt.files.wordpress.com
2013-07-18 03:25:36 PM  
1 votes:

fireclown: Caelistis: It's not hard to adjust your body to wildly varying thermal cycles, you just can't be a fatass who sits on their ass all day.

you said "ass" twice.


I like ass.
2013-07-18 03:18:54 PM  
1 votes:
Brits are such pussies. They whine about literally everything possible. Except for standing in line. Which is apparently like the British equivalent of Paradise.

Also, for you Canucks, your little winter breezes aren't cold. They're laughable. I'm a Texan and I spent 6 months in Adak...in the winter, most often in the water.

It's not hard to adjust your body to wildly varying thermal cycles, you just can't be a fatass who sits on their ass all day.
2013-07-18 03:17:50 PM  
1 votes:

cbauer357: teylix: amindtat: #11  [www.journeywoman.com image 250x248]

man when i visited europe last late summer, i missed ice cubes badly. why are those losers stuck in the middle ages? give me my AC and ice cubes any day.

Amen to that! It's damn hard to find an ice cube in Germany. One time, when I got a coke, I was given one ice cube and a room temperature soda.... sigh... The waitress thought I was insane when I explained to her to FILL the entire glass with ice.


Because you clearly are. If the glass is full of ice cubes you get less coke, so what's the point in ordering a coke anyway? (Oh, and go to McDonald's next time. You'll get more than one ice cube. Even during winter when it's farking freezing out there. Bastards.)
2013-07-18 03:12:20 PM  
1 votes:

23FPB23: PENGUIN

/rage typo


WRONG HEMISPHERE, MORAN.

/geography, basic.
2013-07-18 03:00:52 PM  
1 votes:
The only common Freude is Schadenfreude.
2013-07-18 02:57:32 PM  
1 votes:
A couple I know took a trip to Wales a few years a go. They reserched the typical sort of weather for Wales in July, and packed accordingly. It was 2006, and right at the beginning of the worst heatwave in a century. Roads were closed because the blacktop softened too much to drive on. Trains were cancelled because the rails were buckling.

But they did get to watch some filming of the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
2013-07-18 02:52:35 PM  
1 votes:
PENGUIN

/rage typo
2013-07-18 02:49:38 PM  
1 votes:
Wow. Britain really is a shiathole place to live. I thought that was just a stereotype.
2013-07-18 02:44:44 PM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: I still disagree that 85 degrees is a heat wave. So they're excuses are invalid.

/92 here right now


They are indeed a nation of excuses
2013-07-18 02:37:09 PM  
1 votes:
#11  www.journeywoman.com
2013-07-18 02:35:53 PM  
1 votes:
It's pining for the fjords.
2013-07-18 02:12:13 PM  
1 votes:
It's like when we make fun of the southern states for being pretty much completely shut down whenever they get about an inch of snow. There are a variety of reasons why their infrastructure isn't set up to handle snow, and a population with a lack of personal experience handling it also complicates matters.

None of this makes it not hilarious or mockable though.
 
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