As we Murkins head into the last long weekend of the summer, I thought it would be appropriate to see how others do long weekends — or specifically, how they do a “Bank Holiday” weekend in Britishland.
Last weekend, in fact, was the hottest such on record in the U.K., so of course the pasty-skinned Brits headed for the beach to get properly burned:
Okay,there were some sorta-worthwhile sights along the way:
But if stuck in London, there was always the annual Notting Hill Carnival:
And for the sake of balance, just to prove that I can be inclusive:
Or, if it was too hot in daytime, one could always wait until night time and hit the pubs:
If I didn’t know better, I’d say this lot were having a pee through the windows:
You have to admire their
stupidity bravery in balancing precariously (and, one assumes, drunkenly) over those anti-pigeon spikes, though.
But none of that is exclusive to Britishland, really — you could do all that anywhere in the world. To make the thing British, you’d have to participate in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships, wherein one has to swim through a malodorous boggy trench — and this is what makes it truly British — in fancy-dress costume:
Given the choices at the top of this page, I think I’d rather do the Bog thing, dressed as a Viking.
Still, in the same spirit: enjoy the Labor Day Weekend, folks!