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by Eric the .5b
27 Mar 2020, 11:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352106

Re: Orange is the new President

Full-on natural selection may kick in for a bunch of older Trump voters. The ones who realize he isn't taking a dangerous pandemic seriously can turn against him or stay home in November. A large chunk of the others will end up like that pastor who just died. Reality doesn't care about your resentfu...
by Eric the .5b
26 Mar 2020, 19:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352106

Re: Orange is the new President

Tl:dr: I can't recall any other time when Americans or anyone else so overwhelmingly supported a leader whose explicit message was "You personally are on your own, and probably should drop dead." Well, a faction of Americans that desperately wants creepy, racist grandpa in charge. The majority of t...
by Eric the .5b
26 Mar 2020, 07:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2164
Views: 137198

Re: Home $weet Home

Ahem. I know Californians are advised to have "earthquake kits" in case The Big One hits, just as Midwesterners should have tornado supplies and coastal denizens should have hurricane supplies and so on. But tiny houses don't leave a hell of a lot of space for surplus storage, and the idea "It does...
by Eric the .5b
24 Mar 2020, 17:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Your COVID-19 Playlist
Replies: 19
Views: 212

Re: Your COVID-19 Playlist

"Black Celebration" and "Fly on the Windscreen—Final" (which always seemed like parts of the same song) by Depeche Mode also work.
by Eric the .5b
24 Mar 2020, 16:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Your COVID-19 Playlist
Replies: 19
Views: 212

Re: Your COVID-19 Playlist

* "Contagious" by the Night Riots * "We Will Become Silhouettes" by the Postal Service * "Agora" by Bear Hands * "Don't Let It Get You Down" by Johnnyswim (bonus: a live version ) * "Underneath the Bunker" by REM (bonus: a cabin-feverish Michael Stipe singing the song the other day) * "Peaches" by I...
by Eric the .5b
24 Mar 2020, 10:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1051
Views: 83556

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I have to think Jeff doesn't get dry, cracking hands that often. After all, he thought to ask about lotion in this case.
by Eric the .5b
23 Mar 2020, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 17:21
But then, of course, the virus could mutate.
And then the real question becomes slow zombies or fast zombies.
by Eric the .5b
23 Mar 2020, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

CorvidActNow.org has some depressing estimates:

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And of course, that whole capacity estimate is just based on beds, not sick medical personnel, number of ventilators, etc.

This is going to suck hard, and into the summer.
by Eric the .5b
23 Mar 2020, 14:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Oh, geeze. :( Best wishes, Mo, and for your family, too.
by Eric the .5b
22 Mar 2020, 19:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

dead_elvis wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 16:23
It's in Greenland and Madagascar, that officially means we're fucked.
It's not in Antarctica!
by Eric the .5b
21 Mar 2020, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Of possible validity and interest: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22648580 Someone posted the article text in comments, since load had taken the original down, but there are claims that loss or reduction of a sense of smell us a symptom, even in otherwise asymptomatic patients. (Sorry, Jennife...
by Eric the .5b
21 Mar 2020, 06:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Fun thing to come across:



Now, I have to worry about what psycho idiot Trump appoints if Pence catches this and dies...and then Trump gets sick. Can Trump pick a worse president than himself?
by Eric the .5b
20 Mar 2020, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 38
Views: 500

Re: This is how you get guillotines

Also, let's not forget about "first up against the wall". Just because guillotines are fashionable at the moment, don't neglect the classics. And it has the virtue of reminding the listener not to get too enthusiastic, because the question of who goes up against the wall after the first batch has i...
by Eric the .5b
19 Mar 2020, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

A friend was working on a big HBO/Sky TV series, now it's indefinitely closed down. Maybe for the best, because it was heading for disaster. I was actually wondering if all this is going to mean no new TV gets made for a while, and if it will be like the writers' strike. On the plus side, reality T...
by Eric the .5b
18 Mar 2020, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 64910

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

I do miss E-Gold.
by Eric the .5b
18 Mar 2020, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

thoreau wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 14:21
Or maybe a whole bunch of people have flu but think they have a mild cold?
And then go to work and give it to everyone else. Then, they worry about getting the shitty cases of the flu people end up going home with.
by Eric the .5b
18 Mar 2020, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Crap, Solitude. Are you going to go into quarantine? Remains to be seen. She's been in quarantine for over a week and, according to reports, just recently started experiencing a wealth of symptoms. However, I work in battalion operations and, as such, would probably not leave my post. Right now, th...
by Eric the .5b
17 Mar 2020, 22:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Ellie wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 15:55
Today's bad Twitter take: "If Idris Fucking Elba can self-quarantine, you can too." Uhhhh I'm pretty sure he can do a LOT of things I can't do
Eh, I'll take that over the "And let's nationalize Uber Eats, Wal-Mart, and Amazon!" silliness.
by Eric the .5b
17 Mar 2020, 14:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2589
Views: 166458

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Spivak was there for you, people. :)
by Eric the .5b
17 Mar 2020, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

This is pretty funny Something is definitely up with Amazon, though. Usually when I order something it gets shipped startlingly fast. Two orders I placed on Sunday afternoon have yet to be shipped, though. They're way overburdened, right now, and prioritizing food and personal supplies through earl...
by Eric the .5b
15 Mar 2020, 16:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

The downside is I don't have a portable mini-bottle (Jeff has the one we have, at work with him now), so when I go grocery shopping in a few minutes (I am only waiting for Jeff to get back to me with a list of things he wants), I plan to wear one of my sturdy old deep-pocket "journalism blazers" wi...
by Eric the .5b
13 Mar 2020, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Pham Nuwen wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 12:02
nicole wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 12:00
I mean, yeah.

Good luck, Pham. Seriously.
I mean Robbies fever has already broken. He'll be fine. I was just astonished they would admit that so brazenly is all.
I'm glad to hear the first. The second... Yeah.

This is gonna suck.
by Eric the .5b
12 Mar 2020, 23:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I'm supposed to do jury duty on March 30. Right now, I'm kind of wondering if there will still be courtroom activities going on then. I hope not. Unless the police stop arresting people and/or the courts decide everyone in custody no longer has the right to a speedy trial, I imagine the meatgrinder...
by Eric the .5b
12 Mar 2020, 06:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Jennifer wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 06:20
I'm supposed to do jury duty on March 30. Right now, I'm kind of wondering if there will still be courtroom activities going on then.
I hope not.