"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Friday, August 29, 2008

Slough is Hell: It's Official

Slough Bus Station"Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!"

- John Betjeman, 1937

For a time I lived in Slough, a small town just west of London. It's one of those places which feels slightly doomed, like it's built on anti-ley-lines... Like they could bulldoze the place to the ground and build the most wonderful landscape on top of it, and it would still be a bit crap.

Now any doubts about Slough's status can be put to rest by this local BBC news weather report, showing an average daily temperature near the town of 232ºC (450ºF). Proof that it is indeed, Hell on Earth.


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