Jeez, Americans are weird

How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves
MORGAN MEAKER

Haven’t they noticed that Mexicans take siestas too? For the same reason?

15 thoughts on “Jeez, Americans are weird”

  1. Dennis, Bullshit Detector

    It’s not so much that Americans are weird as it is that Wired is a shit publication employing shit writers. I think shit publications with shit writers happens in the lands o’ wogs at times as well.

  2. Dennis, Doing Research

    Per Wired:

    Morgan Meaker is a senior writer at WIRED covering European business. Before that, she was a technology reporter at The Telegraph and also worked for Dutch magazine De Correspondent. In 2019 she won Technology Journalist of the Year at the Words by Women Awards. She was born in Scotland, lives in London, and is a graduate of City University’s International Journalism MA program.

    And she looks about 14.

    So it isn’t about Americans be weird, is it? It’s about a bonny Porridge Wog moving from the Highlands to London and spouting bullshit from there.

    She’s as ‘Merican as I am British.

  3. Siestas? Lazy c**ts here f**k off at 2:30 for the day July & August. Why? All their offices are air conditioned. It’s the humble artisans, the only people in this country capable of doing a day’s work, do full days. Heat or no heat.
    I’m thinking there’s a day of reckoning coming. When the productive people in the north, who have sufficient of their own problems, decide subsidising workshy layabouts isn’t worth the spit.
    In which case this country will be siesta-ing itself back into the third world where it belongs.

  4. BiS – When the productive people in the north, who have sufficient of their own problems, decide subsidising workshy layabouts isn’t worth the spit.

    For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

  5. Dennis, First World Pain In The Patoot

    In which case this country will be siesta-ing itself back into the third world where it belongs.

    Well, you learn something new every day.

    Today I learned Spain isn’t considered part of the Third World.

    Perhaps tomorrow I’ll learn why.

  6. According to Ms Meaker’s article the siesta is a result of Franco despite the word being a derivative of the Latin for midday and it being mentioned in the (contemporary) biography of Charlemagne.
    Wired rarely lets the facts get in the way of a political rant.

  7. Dennis. I was down here in the sixties. So I’m well aware that under the 2020’s rather cheap plastic veneer lurkjs a third-world shithole. It’s a Catholic country. They pray to Dio for His bounty, then sit on their arses waiting for Him to get round to it. Esta manana or possibly manana. Who knows?

  8. Sadly. In Europe we can’t wear sombreros in the heat.
    Cultural Appropriation doncha know.
    Luckily for the “persons of colour” that stops them wearing 3-piece suits.
    Privilege anyone?

  9. Unfortunately Grist, sombrero is just the Spanish for hat. Even dearstalkers & bowlers. And particularly those bucket things infest the scalps of tourists & cricket umpires.

  10. By the way. Is this a “deadly heatwave”I’m experiencing? I wish someone had told me. I would have died or something. I just can’t ever get with the zeitgeist, can I?

  11. Dennis: Oppressor, Warmonger, Capitalist and Consumer of Petroleum Products

    I’m fairly sure that Spain is in Europe.

    So it is still part of the Third World. Got it.

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