Well here is something to cheer up the most desperate hobo eating garbage out of a toilet in a landfill outside the closed-down mall. Here is video that you should be able to see, because we can see it, and we’re not even close to rich: Sorry, we were trying out a “new video service” that does not seem to show the video. Here’s a bit from a Guardian article, instead. That should work, right?

When a pound buys you little more than one euro, and staying at home was what you did last year, this summer’s best holiday option may be to join the fastest growing trend – go glamping.

Backpack-free and not a soggy sleeping bag in sight, upmarket camping is coming of age in Britain with an explosion in the numbers of luxury venues for those who would like to enjoy the great outdoors without having to get their feet wet on a traditional campsite.

This month two specialist travel companies have opened dedicated glamping websites and Lonely Planet, the travel publisher, last month listed a glamping site as one of Britain’s best short breaks.

Glamping, everybody! It means “Luxury Camping,” but in British English, for douchebags! Catch it! [CBC News, if you can’t see the video embedded above, for some reason?]

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  • Barb

    I'm never going to go camping. I'm too old to join the Swiss Army just to get one of their knives. Without it, I'd starve to death if there isn't a deli on the hiking trail.

  • Is there a link?

    Otherwise I'm guessing you're talking about the people that got eaten by the grizzly bear, Wonkette, Jr.

    • Arken

      You're not elite enough to see the link.

      • Thank you!

        Was blind but now I see.

        I used to be a Boy Scout in D.C.*** Most of our camping trips featured long hikes up into the mountains along the Appalachian trail somewheres. At night, it would inevitably rain and rivers of cold water would come through our canvas tents (which featured no floor).

        I was awesome, I tell ya!

        *** It was the 70s and we all had long hair, also.

        P.S. Nope, I don't see the video in Firefox or Internet Exploder, W. Jr. But I do now see your link.

        • I actually went to Girl Scout camp when I was about ten.. Everyone got up super early to watch Di and Charles' wedding. I just wanted to fucking sleep.

          • MissusBarry

            Even as a kid, there was something distastefully hokey about Girl Scouts and I never went to their camp. But, peer pressure!, I was in it and and one of my most vivid memories was watching Pretty Woman at a meeting. Mom's a bit of a prude, so it was my first R-rated movie. It was not viewed, however, at the ass-crack of dawn…blech.

        • horsedreamer_1

          So, an early bloomer, huh? Do you miss your pubescent Argentine firecracker, sometimes, still?

    • flamingpdog

      So, they're going to have to put Sarah Palin down now? And what becomes of Piper?

  • Camping: why ruin a hotel when you can ruin the woods?

  • LettucePrey

    Is this just a plug for Burning Man?

  • Beowoof

    Camping means a hotel with only two towels and over the air TV in the rooms.

    • GOPCrusher

      And canned beer.

    • finallyhappy

      I'm Jewish, camping for us is Motel 6.

      • horsedreamer_1

        Don't worry: Tom Bodett* will leave the light on for you.

        *Pre-Palin, Alaska's foremost export to the Mainland/Lower 48. (Post-Palin, I think we have to go with Portugal.theMan (even if they're based in Portland, Ore., now).)

        • AJWjr.

          What–have the Fabulous Spamtones not gotten the band back together?

    • justkillmenow

      And a door that opens to the outside instead of an interior hallway.

  • Callyson

    "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread"
    Anatole France
    But camping is OK, apparently…

  • SayItWithWookies

    I'd like to thank Wonkette Jr. for not posting the link to that picture — the description is sorry enough.

  • Why even bother? Why not just build a fucking house right there?

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Don't worry, once the Kochs and the GOP sell off all the parks, you won't have to worry about camping unless you are rich enough to afford to be shot at by Dick Cheney on a private reserve.

  • MinAgain

    If your camping experience can be described as "luxurious", you ain't camping.

    • Pragmatist2

      If it is camping,it is not luxurious.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Tell me about it. Last camping trip I took, we brought no tent, only sleeping bags, so as to sleep under the stars. It got dark, there were no stars. Then it snowed.

        • flamingpdog

          Quitcher bitchin! If you had taken a tent, the wind would have blown it over, and the snow would have piled up on you, and you would have had to have been rescued by Sarah Palin and Piper, who would have eaten you.

  • SmutBoffin

    I'll just reiterate what Pareene said.

    "I can understand how the self-preservation instinct would make sober reflection among the professional hate-mongering Islamophobia crowd unlikely, but I didn't really expect everyone to be blaming the liberals for getting shot by a fucking Norwegian Freeper."


    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Pareene's article is excellent. A must read about Right Wing Dementia.

  • MiniMencken

    Well, these people are Candians, you know.

  • A lot of my fellow Canada City types are incredible dipshits. Especially the rich.

    Their idea of going to the cottage is spending time in a 5000 square foot manse in the middle of the woods with satellite TV, power and running water. And some of them think they're rough and tumble outdoorsy types… I shit you not. I've spent a few weeks of my life deep woods hiking carrying everything I needed on my back and I do not consider myself outdoorsy at all.

    Laugh all you want US America. Canada City (especially the city dwelling dipshits who consider this outdoor life) earned it.

    • flamingpdog

      "Canada? Why would I want to leave America just to visit America, Jr.?"

      – Homer Simpson

    • Negropolis

      Being more urbanized, it's definitely something I've noticed about Canadians. They love their symbolic outdoorsy culture, but really only as, well, a symbol. I've found they aren't any more aware of the nature around than most Americans, despite having more unspoiled nature — and closer — than many of us have, down here. It's beaver, maple leafs and moose all the time, but very shallowly.

      • Yeah, it'sf an aspect of the general Canada City Psyche that pisses me off… this undeserved smugness and taking of things for granted like the outdoors.

        The video shows the rich Canada City version of it.

        • AJWjr.

          My uncle in Canada City (Ross Bay) used to feed me caribou, moose, bear, grouse and other assorted wildlife that he killed himself, or my aunt or cousins killed. They were way more palinized than they knew, but then this was before $arah was even born.

  • Indiepalin

    So that's what happened to Randy Quaid!

  • Call that luxury? Where's the hookers? Where's the blow?

    • DaRooster

      Call that luxury camping? Where's the hookers? Where's the blow?

  • I'll have to alert my non-glam camping cuz who, after through hiking the AT, is now doing it's Pacific cousin. He started last year, but too much snow slowed his 65 year old progress, and snow is slowing him again. When he finally makes it up here to Warshington we'll be trail angels and take him some porters. Not that kind you sillies, this kind.

    • __kth__

      I read a little about hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, but the planning never got beyond the Walter Mitty phase. Mainly because the guide recommended taking a class in using an ice-pick to stop yourself from a 500-foot slide down the side of a mountain, as the passes through the Sierras are only completely free of ice for about 3 days.

      • Learning to do an arrest with an ice axe is not particularly difficult to learn. However, the crampons can become quite tedious if you have to be constantly kicking your toes into the ice, which in turn will give your shins a major sad. Nice thing is that PCT hikers are generally not expected to summit Hood, Rainier, and the other glacier capped volcanoes, so at least that ice is not required for the merit badge.

        • AJWjr.

          I used to do parts of the PCT in the Minaret (now Ansel Adams), Desolation and John Muir Wilderness areas when they were out my front door. Getting too old and gimpy for that anymore.

    • MissusBarry

      That is, indeed, angelic. Mmm…porter.

  • Goonemeritus

    I have spent a summer living in a big canvas tent on a wood platform. I have also hiked for weeks with a twenty pound pack which gives you no room for any luxury. They both have aspects that are cool but for the most part I go ultralite because it allows me to get farther away from people quicker. It’s not that I hate people I’m just more comfortable when they are not around.

    • Snowshoeing the Cascade Crest in the winter is very quiet. Strange that.

  • Tommmcatt

    Will there be rent boys? Dope? I'm totally not sleeping next to nature unless there is something fun in it for me.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Bring wine coolers.

    • flamingpdog

      rent boys au naturel

  • Schmannnity

    It's like going to the summer home without the home.

  • Can we please tax the fuck out of the rich yet? They're not even pretending to hide their smug assholishness now….

  • not that Dewey

    "Glamping" is about the stupidest fucking word I've heard, ever.

    • Sounds more like something that ends in buckets of Santorum.

      • not that Dewey

        DOCTOR: Mr. Dewey, how did you get that rash?
        DEWEY: I dunno, glamping?
        DOCTOR: Excuse me?
        DEWEY: You know, when you…
        DOCTOR: Security!

    • Doktor Zoom

      Worse than "libunatic"?

    • flamingpdog

      I must refudiate your statement.

      • not that Dewey

        Oh c'mon. It's not the least bit cromulent.

  • Camping for rich assholes who don't like camping. More like 'pamping'.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    I thought "glamping" is when "Uncle Lindsey" does his best "Glee" impersonation in front of the campfire, only it's x-rated and involves kittens, mittens, and ham buscuits. Because "ham buscuits" were made this way.

    • Doktor Zoom

      ….the Aristocrats!

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Nothing yells "Look at ME!" like a rolling porta-potty.

  • DahBoner

    But what is the thread count of the sheets?

    I can't go camping anywhere less than 400…

  • In the future, there will be so many Survival shows that demonstrate how to catch wild animals and kill them, that there will be no wild animals left for people that are actually stranded and need them to survive.

  • Doktor Zoom

    Glamping? I have a feeling that Diana Moon Glampers would not be amused.

    Then again, she never was.

  • Not_So_Much

    I need to check Urban Dictionary, but I thought 'glamping' involved a glow stick, alligator clamps and lube?

    • horsedreamer_1

      Distant cousin of Spenching? (Involves surgical tubing, popsicle sticks*, fecal matter, & tinfoil.)

      *This component rooted in the alleged extracurricular escapades of one of the friendlier pom-pom girls at my high-school. My friends, of the time, loathed her — more likely, wanted to bang her, but figured they could never make her cut — so they fabulised her proclivity to allow (or succumb to) her boyfriend's desire to penetrate her maiden-head with frozen dessert treats. Mind you, these friends of mine, they would have claimed they love women, are feminists, in a way, &, in fact, one of the fabulists was a female (& a bit of a veritable slag herself). But, I digress.

  • ttommyunger

    Only "Stealth Camping" for me. If I can't carry it on a M/C it does not go. No reservations, no loud neighbors, no cigar/cigarette smoke, no rules. Find your spot, camp, leave no trace when you leave. Pix on my fb, see if you can spot the tent or motorcycle. "Glamping"? Give me a fucking break.

  • Ken Cuccinelli


    • Spanky's gonna cry… his reason for being no longer exists

      • Oh now that is just plain cruel.

      • It was such a slight reason too.

      • DaRooster

        "…his reason for being no longer exists"

        'bout fucking time!

    • Doktor Zoom

      I complained about organized downfisting and got the nicest note from

      Email message removed.


      • But what about the Fist Amendment!

        • Doktor Zoom

          I'm just worried that Spanky is going to go Breivik now.

      • Negropolis

        So you're the one I can blame and heap disdain upon. Thanks.

        And, you can't downfist me for this comment!

    • Fuck, now I have nothing to blame my low scores on.

      • flamingpdog

        Low score? I've give Spanky's withered dick for your score.

        • Haha. That's just cumulative. I'm talking about my individual outings.

          Calling Sarah Palin a cunt just doesn't get you to +30 like it used too. =(

    • Was it like that all day? How could I have not noticed that?

      • HistoriCat

        I think it happened sometime this evening. Between an hour ago and 5 hours ago maybe?

    • +1 is the new 0.

  • How much does it cost to hire someone to swat mosquitoes or do outdoor spankings?

  • What happened? Obama took his case to the American people so secretly that our trusty political blog couldn't catch it?

    Also, CBS blew it with this line in their coverage – "Mr. Obama continued to ask Republicans to accept revenue increases for the wealthiest Americans"

    Haha. The Republicans are all for "revenue increases" for the wealthiest Americans Barry, you don't have to beg them.

  • RodneyBadger

    This story needs more bear maulings.

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