Tuesday, 21 February 2012

And the beat goes on ... and on

There's that night I only got a couple hours sleep, so thought I'd sleep in. Jackhammer said, "Ha. Haha." Workmen yelling to each other said, "He. Hehe." Well, you win this round. And every other round. Heavy machinery trumps the average Jane every time. Don't worry about missing the action, they keep just few enough guys working at any given time to stretch the job out for months.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Snowfall signals end times in UK

See that, up above? That is mayhem. That is destruction. That is the tiny dribble of snow that tossed Britian into chaos harder than a monkey tosses poo at those dorks who heckle primates at the zoo. Or at least that's what some news outlets would have you think. It really didn't cause major problems down South (except at the mighty Heathrow), but I'm assuming it did in other parts of the UK -- or else newspapers just love to exagerate the headlines. Probably, it's a little of both.

Here's one from the Telegraph (which actually read "Just three inches of snow halts half of all flights at Heathrow" on the main page):

Britain faces a month of weather chaos as snow wrecks travel plans

Those type of headlines are balanced out, oddly enough, by a very unlikely voice of reason -- The Daily Mail. It suggests:

Scaremongering weathermen need to chill out, this is NOT Siberian weather

Y'all, when the freakin' Daily Mail is telling you to take it down a notch, you know things have gotten out of control. It may be a sign of the end of days. Check your Mayan calendars at will.