It's sure gotta be rough being stuck in the riots in North London (just ask Gawker alum Ravi Somaiya), but for those of you who want to experience it all very quickly and without bodily injury, here is a handy time-lapse video of the fires burning.

Mostly what you see is smoke billowing and clouds rolling as helicopters patrol the skies above. As the sun rises, the fires continue to burn, and we're just sitting at home watching it all on YouTube accompanied by dramatic music. How does it feel to play that fiddle, Nero? [BuzzFeed]