Apparently there’s a massive heatwave that is punishing Death Valley right now, so I kinda feel like a lame complaining about the heat here in NYC. That’s not to say I enjoy walking through hot, moist air every day, but I’m sure it’s easier than trying to survive 120°F dry heat.
Which is why I feel bad for this British dude from the BBC who was temporarily exiled from the cool, perpetually overcast weather of his homeland; probably for fucking up some story about the latest revolution in Egypt. But no, it doesn’t stop there, they’re all about shaming the hell out of you in Britain, apparently, and some producer got the idea for some schtick bullshit of the most embarrassing caliber. “I know, let’s have Shukman have a go at cooking an egg out here in the desert”. So the dude breaks out a frying pan, cracks an egg into this pan that burns his hands, goes to find shade for fifteen minutes while they have to chase off a coyote, and finally checks back to see that no, you can’t fucking fry an egg in a pan in the middle of Death Valley in a heat wave.
I feel so bad for this guy. Respect your editors, aspiring journalists, for this could be you one day.- CrimeZone20xx