“Alcoholics of the press, unite!”

It’s. Too. Damn. Hot... Life imitating art?.. World Saved/World Doomed?
[on tinfoil hat]

  • Miss Fitz

    You know I was thinking about a post along the lines of ‘Global Warming…. great for drying clothes’

    But I was really afraid of making fun of it. I am very fatalistic about this weather, and between trying to figure out if I’ll be dead before the earth fries up cpmpletely, or how agonising it all will be…. your movie did not help my peace of mind at all. 🙁

  • Ziznivy

    Does belting back 3 pints most lunchtimes make you an alcoholic? :-/

  • Pete Baker

    Miss Fitz

    The movie’s a classic :o) If you’ve not seen it I highly recommend it.

    And if I didnt make fun of this heat, I’d probably be climbing a clocktower…

    Ziznivy

    Well, I couldn’t possibly comment…

  • What a film that was…”I wanna bath him!”

    And the headline – even better than you make it sound. The Stenning character uses the same strap for both variants – “Let us pray!” – thus saving on hot lead like a pro. Actually filmed in the Daily Express newsroom and printworks.

  • GrassyNoel

    What f*cking heat are yis on about? I’ve seen the weather reports, it’s about 26dgs in NI. So what? Haven’t ye ever been on holiday, for f*ck’s sake?

    I don’t know what’s going on in Europe the last few years, I really don’t. All these people crying & bitching & moaning because the fucking sun’s too hot. What is getting into people??? All these weather/heatwave warnings on the news with the last couple of years, oh and apparently it was the French Govt’s fault a couple of years ago when a load of people were ‘killed’ by the heat from the sun.

    When I was a skinny, white little 7-year-old my parents brought the family to Malta in the middle of July about 20 years ago. Temperatures were well into the high 30s. My parents, simpletons that they were, hadn’t a clue about protecting children from the sun at the time and in any case I don’t think they made SPF creams which went past about factor 6 in those days.

    For the last week of that holiday I, my brother and sister were so severely scorched that we had raised, red and orange blisters all over our bodies which seeped and oozed pus. I don’t think I have ever met anybody in my life yet who has ever (in relation to sunburn) experienced what I’m talking about, at least not to the degree or on a scale of what I & my brother & sister suffered.

    Heatwave me arse. Get over it!!!

  • GurnyGub

    31.5 in the shade in the Ards. Gonna hitty shoot the livestock soon.

  • GrassyNoel

    I should also mention that 6 years ago I spent 2 weeks driving across the outback in the middle of the Australian Outback, in the middle of the summer, in a 12-year-old Ford saloon. On one particular afternoon the weather reached FORTY-EIGHT degrees, according to the guy who came out to fill up the car, which was still 4 degrees less than the hottest ever recorded temperature in the NT.

  • Fanny

    Ziznivy:

    “Does belting back 3 pints most lunchtimes make you an alcoholic? :-/”

    Only if you don’t enjoy them.

  • McGrath

    2″ of snow or a warm snap and the country is paralysed. It is odd how the place can handle a foot of rain.

  • McGrath

    Its been 44 Deg C just about every day for the last 6 weeks and this will continue for the next 6 weeks here in the Palm Springs area of California. Highest I have ever seen it was 54 deg C.

    They tell me beer is not very good for hydration, I am determined to prove them wrong, no matter how many attempts it takes.

  • Pete Baker

    Those indicating that it’s hotter/colder elsewhere on the globe, and in particular in the middle of the Australian Outback in the middle of the summer, are, I would politely suggest, somewhat missing the point.. not to mention the humour category this post is in.

  • GrassyNoel

    Naaah…it’s just a shite thread.

  • Pete Baker

    Everyone’s a critic.

  • TAFKABO

    Everyone’s a critic.

    If they ever tried to advertise the internet, that’d probably be the slogan.

  • GrassyNoel

    It’s also going to be the title of my first album, my subsequent autobiography, the movie of the book, and the epitaph on my headstone.