Mid-Morning Art Thread

Riviere Welcome.jpg

The Welcome
Briton Riviere

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Ohhhh yeaaahhhhh

Posted by: RJD at March 17, 2020 09:30 AM (2cfUo)

2 I'm afraid for the puppy

Posted by: RJD at March 17, 2020 09:31 AM (2cfUo)

3 Good puppy!

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at March 17, 2020 09:31 AM (+S1Fy)

4 Chi-hua-hua?

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 09:32 AM (X/Pw5)

5 OK, I won't type the first thing that came to mind when I saw this painting of the man with a sledge hammer looking down at the little puppy. Rather I will type the following: Isn't that a sweet painting?

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 09:32 AM (gmo/4)

6 Top 10 baby!

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 09:33 AM (gmo/4)

7 .....or chee-hooah-hooah?

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

8 What's the sledgehammer for? To tenderize the evening meal?

Posted by: dantesed at March 17, 2020 09:33 AM (88xKn)

9 Im from the government and i'm here to help

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 17, 2020 09:34 AM (8JqLB)

10 If that was a puppy, there would be a puddle of pee on the floor....

Posted by: UDM at March 17, 2020 09:34 AM (v9EIf)

11 So, the puppy is our economy, the man at the door is the Wuhan Flu. And that hammer is about to drop.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

12 That sledge hammer is for anyone that tries to mess with his puppy!

Posted by: db at March 17, 2020 09:36 AM (Gh3mF)

13 If you don't want to catch your hems in the bike spokes, you need to slide that doohickey down the leg a little farther.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 17, 2020 09:36 AM (KxVoZ)

14 bike chain I mean.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 17, 2020 09:36 AM (KxVoZ)

15 So, the puppy is our economy, the man at the door is the Wuhan Flu. And that hammer is about to drop.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)


Or, the puppy is the media that's been yapping and yapping, and POTUS just got home.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:36 AM (8B6Ng)

16 Happy St Patrick's Day!

That little yipyip dog would make me batty

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:37 AM (PkVlr)

17 If you don't want to catch your hems in the bike spokes, you need to slide that doohickey down the leg a little farther.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

Do you think his doohickey is that long?

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 09:38 AM (vd8XM)

18 Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:37 AM (PkVlr)

Hope all is well!

Happy wearin' o' the green!

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:38 AM (8B6Ng)

19 Poor little puppy has only a few seconds to live.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

20 Perhaps it's a croquet mallet and the doggo wants him to hit the balls so he can chase them.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (PkVlr)

21 Big shoes
Little pup
Large hammer

Hmmm
Steel driving man?

Posted by: LArro at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (10GNe)

22 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (arJlL)

23 What no rabbit?

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (ZfRYq)

24 new perspective - that man is a Champion Long-Course Croquet Player, and he uses puppies for practice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (V2Yro)

25 That puppy didn't bring his owner a beer. Bad move.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (w+I3a)

26 20 Perhaps it's a croquet mallet and the doggo wants him to hit the balls so he can chase them.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:39 AM (PkVlr)

If he hits his balls with a mallet, he ain't chasing anything.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (NWiLs)

27 Who's a good boy?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (ZLI7S)

28 hope that puppy didnt poop in the house or he's gonna get whacked

Posted by: McCool at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (lWCRE)

29 Proportions are off.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (zr5Kq)

30 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

31 Thanks, clutch cargo!

We're all in this together

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (PkVlr)

32 That's a funny looking rabbit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (gd9RK)

33 That puppy better not pee on the boot of hammer guy.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (YslsA)

34 Happy St Patrick's Day!

That little yipyip dog would make me batty
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Backatcha Nurse !

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (arJlL)

35 He's looking at that dog......strangely.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

36 lol nurse we had a similar vision! But I suppose I'm just in a meaner mood this morning.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (V2Yro)

37 Alternate title: Man, with Morsel.

Posted by: Zod at March 17, 2020 09:40 AM (ZS9TG)

38 Happy Spongiversary!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (NWiLs)

39 My job takes me into people's homes. I see a lot of dogs. I've only had problems twice in 15 years. And only been properly mauled once.

You guessed it, a pack of freakin' chihuahuas.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (8B6Ng)

40 Trick or treat, the early years

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (vd8XM)

41 Awww. Man's best friend greeting his master as he returns home.

Little puppy has a lot to learn, but a dog so tiny can't be expected to have the smoking jacket and slippers at the ready for when the master returns. Give him some time to grow, and I am sure the dog will do his duty.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (hYcqw)

42 Fortunately that is a Frenchman and not a Chinaman (can I say that these days?), otherwise the puppy would be getting stir-fried shortly.

France: Not giving the world plagues since 50 BC.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (nBq51)

43
Vengeance - a limerick

When I got home the first thing that I saw.
A puppy! He's so cute! I just said "Awww!"
But when he sat up to beg
I saw the bandage on his leg
Now we're looking for the man who shot his Paw!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 09:42 AM (m45I2)

44 I have a hammer, but

I still need a sickle,

But for now I'll be happy with a hammer and a puppy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:42 AM (BiNEL)

45 This is a great picture. Thanks, CBD!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:42 AM (hYcqw)

46 is he gonna smash the puppy with the hammer?

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 17, 2020 09:42 AM (iTXRQ)

47 Must be a chihuahua puppy, that thing is tiny!

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 09:42 AM (Izzlo)

48 This painting is different from many of Briton Riviere's others. They tend to dramatic or mythological themes with brilliant use of light on stone and metal and animal fur. This one is subdued, with a little bit of humor. The quiet earth tones that dominate the scene are pleasant and relaxing. The man's posture shows the effects of a full day's work but the happy greeting from the puppy can make him smile. Just a lovely image I would happily have on my wall.

We seldom get paintings with an 'adorable' factor but it is nice once in a while.

Thanks CBD.

Posted by: JTB at March 17, 2020 09:42 AM (7EjX1)

49 All right. I've decided that that thing that is supposed to be a dog is hideous.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (zr5Kq)

50 Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all greeted each other with the same love and enthusiasm a puppers does when he sees his master?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (PkVlr)

51 Happy Spongiversary!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (NWiLs)


Thank you. Thank you very much......


- poor Elvis impression

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (Zz0t1)

52 is he gonna smash the puppy with the hammer?



thinking about it

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (zr5Kq)

53 France: Not giving the world plagues since 50 BC.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 17, 2020 09:41 AM (nBq51)


Man I don't know.
Think luck is involved.
I mean who would look at a snail and think, "looks good!"

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (8B6Ng)

54 "Tired of Telling You To Shut Your Dog Up"

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (RxDQk)

55 One of life's simple pleasures is coming home to a dog that's happy to see you.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (saIjW)

56 All right. I've decided that that thing that is supposed to be a dog is hideous.
Posted by: runner

But for a rat, it's pretty well done

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (vd8XM)

57 He is headed to Publix to buy some TP.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (dNzKv)

58 I really like the Bruton Rivière paintings, especially the one that could go on the pet thread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (BiNEL)

59 Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all greeted each other with the same love and enthusiasm a puppers does when he sees his master?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (PkVlr)


This.

I have a mini Aussie with the bobbed tail. He dances on all 4's and wiggles his nub unbelievably excitedly every time I walk through the door after been gone a spell.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (Zz0t1)

60 I mean who would look at a snail and think, "looks good!"
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (8B6Ng)
+++++++++++++
A desperate man. The same kind that eats chard. Add in time and wealth, and it becomes a delicacy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (hYcqw)

61 50 Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all greeted each other with the same love and enthusiasm a puppers does when he sees his master?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (PkVlr)

If you're OK with all the leg-humping, sure.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (Rcghw)

62 When all you have is a sledgehammer, everything is a puppy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (SENHs)

63 55: I will always have a doggone, they bring such joy

Posted by: CN at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (ONvIw)

64 Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all greeted each other with the same love and enthusiasm a puppers does when he sees his master?


My Italian has a thing up in her bathroom that says "be the person your dog thinks you are".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 17, 2020 09:45 AM (gd9RK)

65 This reminds me to call my dad - his dog is at the vet because it couldn't stand up and they didn't find anything wrong. I shall have to call him.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:45 AM (hYcqw)

66 The heavily muscled way the puppy is portrayed is a style common in the 19th century and earlier. Looks good when you are drawing pack of hounds taking down a stag or wild boar. Maybe a little out of place on a roly-poly puppy.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 17, 2020 09:45 AM (nBq51)

67 Man I don't know.
Think luck is involved.
I mean who would look at a snail and think, "looks good!"
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (8B6Ng)

Why do think they perfected le vin?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:45 AM (BiNEL)

68 I mean who would look at a snail and think, "looks good!"
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (8B6Ng)

A hungry, hungry man, that's who. Oysters were his gateway drug.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (V2Yro)

69

The guy just got home after fruitless hours of looking for toilet paper. Well doggie you're going to have to do until I can get some TP

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (q0enb)

70 A desperate man. The same kind that eats chard. Add in time and wealth, and it becomes a delicacy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (hYcqw)

Oh man, I love chard! I've got some sugar-sweet stuff from the farmer's market to last a week!
Kale on the other hand...

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (8B6Ng)

71 >>Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all greeted each other with the same love and enthusiasm a puppers does when he sees his master?

My puppy jumps all over me and licks my face when I come home. I like you guys, mostly, but I don't want any of you leaping on me or licking my face.

Social distancing and all that.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (ZLI7S)

72 If you're OK with all the leg-humping, sure.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:44 AM (Rcghw)
++++++++++++
Women *love* leg-humping. It is responsible for 4/5 restraining orders, and we all know that only ladies who have trouble controlling themselves around their suitors get those

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (hYcqw)

73 All right. I've decided that that thing that is supposed to be a dog is hideous.
Posted by: runner


Not sure I've ever seen a dog do that with its neck.

Must be half French bulldog, half swan.

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (P1f+c)

74 Puppy!!!,

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (MVjcR)

75 CBD's been putting up monochrome paintings these last two days. I believe we need more color. To spruce up the joint.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (zr5Kq)

76 Dogs are the best.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

77 What a magnificent juxtaposition of huge hammer-wielding manly man and happy little puppy.

Posted by: mindful webworker
It's All in Your Mind
at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (jhgxs)

78 Mmmm... Puppancakes.

Posted by: Homer Simpson at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (Rm0fv)

79 61

First Insom of the day (that I have seen) and he's still on a roll!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

80 I mean who would look at a snail and think, "looks good!"

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You need something to absorb the garlic and butter.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (sX1BW)

81 If you're OK with all the leg-humping, sure.
Posted by: Insomniac

I wouldn't mind at all!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (PkVlr)

82 I don't like the look on that guy's face.

Run, puppy! Run like the wind!

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (sGotD)

83 That said, on second observation, it does seem possible that Briton Riviere never actually laid eyes on a real dog.

Posted by: mindful webworker
It's All in Your Mind
at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (jhgxs)

84 Pound Puppy

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (JFO2v)

85 I got a kitten we hand fed that does that kind of thing.

Won't stay off your feet.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

86 "PLEASE don't whack me with that big mallet," says the little puppy in the doorway.

Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (vSb78)

87 Man I don't know.
Think luck is involved.
I mean who would look at a snail and think, "looks good!"
Posted by: clutch cargo

---

The same guy that discovered a goat skin full of spoiled milk abandoned in a cave for a year.

Man, If I only had some crackers to go with this.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (Y4EXg)

88
I wouldn't mind at all!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (PkVlr)


That's hot.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (Zz0t1)

89 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

90 100 comment rule.

Never learned your numbers? [CBD]

Posted by: SMOD at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (3aI0K)

91 Pound Puppy
Posted by: rhennigantx

Me do. Use hammer


...Guy in Painting...

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (vd8XM)

92 Dog humps your leg = laughter.

Man jumps your leg = restraining order.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (SENHs)

93 Love the poignancy of Rivière. I have a framed copy of Requiescat on my office wall.

Posted by: Blacksheep at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (6mvRv)

94 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.
Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (MVjcR)


Yes.

Because if you don't, they will figure out that you're actually largely expendable.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

95 You need something to absorb the garlic and butter.
Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (sX1BW)
+++++++++++++
Thus my bread intake when I was in Ireland. Irish butter is wonderful and should be eaten in excess, but it can't be eaten straight. Irish bread is decent enough, but it is really just a vehicle for butter.

Dogs, though, have no such hang-ups. They'll eat butter straight perfectly happily. But put them outside more or less immediately if they do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (hYcqw)

96 CBD's been putting up monochrome paintings these last two days. I believe we need more color. To spruce up the joint.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:46 AM (zr5Kq)


Back in the day the ochres/reds were inexpensive and easily made.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (8B6Ng)

97 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.

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I see no reason why it should be any different from "working" at work. Other than the less clothing part.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (sX1BW)

98 My Italian has a thing up in her bathroom that says "be the person your dog thinks you are".

I assume you meant "My Italian girlfriend" or "Main Squeeze" or something because it's an awkward, impersonal phrasing, IMO, unless you have "An Italian" " A German" "A French", etc which gives you a wide social life, although I don't know how you keep that up with teaching school-but I guess school is closed now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (WI7YS)

99 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.
Posted by: Weasel

Some work, some art appreciation.

See how I got it back to an art thread CBD?

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 09:50 AM (vd8XM)

100 94 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.
Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

Yes.

Because if you don't, they will figure out that you're actually largely expendable.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)
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Good point. So this isn't all it's cracked up to be. Also, I miss naps in my office chair.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:50 AM (MVjcR)

101 I would not like to share this man's vision. Must be awful to see the world in shades of blah.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:50 AM (kgQKM)

102 I looked him up, there are finer works by Riviere than this one.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (zr5Kq)

103 Hard to hit on that hot co-worker from home.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (SENHs)

104 This painting looks like it needs a cleaning. The contrasts between the door and the coat over his shoulder look off.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (oVJmc)

105 You a good puppy

https://tinyurl.com/w8bppnz

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (ZLI7S)

106 What a magnificent juxtaposition of huge hammer-wielding manly man and happy little puppy.

-
The hammer represents government and the puppy freedom and happiness. The man is the ignorant electorate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)

107 Good point. So this isn't all it's cracked up to be. Also, I miss naps in my office chair.
Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:50 AM (MVjcR)


LOL!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

108 I would not like to share this man's vision. Must be awful to see the world in shades of blah.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:50 AM (kgQKM)
+++++++++++++++
It's about timing. Most of the world looked like this back then. When the photography age came, it actually got worse from this standpoint because although detail and sharpness improved, things became black-and-white.

The world wasn't really colorized until the 1930s, and it wasn't fully colorized until the 1960s.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:52 AM (hYcqw)

109 Because if you don't, they will figure out that you're actually largely expendable.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)


If they haven't already figured that out by observing you while you're at work, you're probably safe!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:52 AM (BiNEL)

110 81 If you're OK with all the leg-humping, sure.
Posted by: Insomniac

I wouldn't mind at all!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (PkVlr)

Huh. *takes notes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:52 AM (NWiLs)

111 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.
Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

Yes.

Because if you don't, they will figure out that you're actually largely expendable.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)


Yes ! set up a bunch of meetings. video conference everyone in.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:52 AM (zr5Kq)

112 The world wasn't really colorized until the 1930s, and it wasn't fully colorized until the 1960s.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Thanks, Calvin's Dad!

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (P1f+c)

113 Good point. So this isn't all it's cracked up to be. Also, I miss naps in my office chair.
Posted by: Weasel

I had foot surgery 10 years ago, and was able to work at home for 3 months until I could drive again.
Without the commute I had to do each day, I found out I had time for a nice nap every day after lunch....A siesta I like to call it

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (vd8XM)

114 Hard to hit on that hot co-worker from home.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (SENHs)
+++++++++
Use your chat software to extol the virtues of your home office, send well-staged pictures of your spare desk, drop hints about your snack cupboard and was poetic about the view from your window.

There's no rule that you have to work from your *own* home.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (hYcqw)

115 First Insom of the day (that I have seen) and he's still on a roll!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

Tryin' to stay upbeat in the midst of all the lunacy

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (NWiLs)

116 I looked him up, there are finer works by Riviere than this one.
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (zr5Kq)

Very impressive portfolio of good stuff

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (BiNEL)

117 54 "Tired of Telling You To Shut Your Dog Up"
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 09:43 AM (RxDQk)

Ha!

Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (vSb78)

118 Thanks, Calvin's Dad!
Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (P1f+c)
+++++++++++++++++
One of my favorites. It is exactly the kind of thing my dad would do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (hYcqw)

119 Have the St. Patrick's Day riots begun yet? In the places with all the bars closed?

Posted by: Stu-22 at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (kZT36)

120 114 Hard to hit on that hot co-worker from home.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (SENHs)
+++++++++
Use your chat software to extol the virtues of your home office, send well-staged pictures of your spare desk, drop hints about your snack cupboard and was poetic about the view from your window.

There's no rule that you have to work from your *own* home.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (hYcqw)

Don't forget teh dick pics.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

121 The world wasn't really colorized until the 1930s, and it wasn't fully colorized until the 1960s.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:52 AM (hYcqw)


The impressionists though. And Matisse and Gauguin and the pre-Raphaelites etc.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (kgQKM)

122 Brady's out!

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (sGotD)

123 looked him up, there are finer works by Riviere than this one.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (zr5Kq)



Yes, this is quite painterly compared to other works, he really had a way with animals.


https://tinyurl.com/ux9bbbm

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (8B6Ng)

124 There's no rule that you have to work from your *own* home.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (hYcqw)


*get her tested for corona first, just saying

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (zr5Kq)

125 107 Good point. So this isn't all it's cracked up to be. Also, I miss naps in my office chair.
Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 09:50 AM (MVjcR) LOL!

My buddy can sit at his desk and be dead ass asleep and no one can tell. I've talked to him not realizing he was asleep.

Posted by: dingbat at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (KylN9)

126 Does working from home mean you have to do actual work? I'm unclear on the expectation.

Lots of drawbacks to WFH. It is the end of personal boundaries: personal space and personal time and demands near-constant connectivity.

Going to an office, you work , then leave. No expectation of answering messages from the West Coast during dinner. However , commuting...

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (RxDQk)

127 This painting must have been Victorian. It has all the elements of middle-class genre painting love.

And the name Briton Riviére sounds like a French family that settles in Britain.

Off to look him up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (u82oZ)

128 Yes ! set up a bunch of meetings. video conference everyone in.
Posted by: runner

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Then spend the first 10 minutes taking roll.

"Smith, you on? Someone go get Smith." and so on.

The next 10 minutes rehashing a decision already made.

And the final 10 minutes restating what was just said.

Done.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (Y4EXg)

129 The impressionists though. And Matisse and Gauguin and the pre-Raphaelites etc.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (kgQKM)
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They were visionary madmen. It took the world a long time to catch up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (hYcqw)

130 Yes ! set up a bunch of meetings. video conference everyone in.
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:52 AM (zr5Kq)

********

Yes everyone... I've set up this meeting to discuss the minutes from last meeting and go over expectations for our upcoming meeting about meetings. I'm glad you all could join in...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (flINI)

131 PUPPEH!!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (G546f)

132 Hard to hit on that hot co-worker from home.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:51 AM (SENHs)
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Use your chat software to extol the virtues of your home office, send well-staged pictures of your spare desk, drop hints about your snack cupboard and was poetic about the view from your window.

There's no rule that you have to work from your *own* home.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (hYcqw)

Saw a funny post from social media: "When you see a girl join the online class with a 4k 120 fps webcam"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (h+Dtu)

133 https://tinyurl.com/ux9bbbm
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (8B6Ng)


a good one.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (zr5Kq)

134 Don't forget teh dick pics.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (NWiLs)


True story. I had a boss that accidentally sent a picture of his dick to his staff. Said his phone got hacked.

One of his reports recognized it as him because he'd had surgery to remove something on his thumb and they saw it in the image.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (Zz0t1)

135 Then spend the first 10 minutes taking roll.

"Smith, you on? Someone go get Smith." and so on.

The next 10 minutes rehashing a decision already made.

And the final 10 minutes restating what was just said.

Done.
Posted by: Tonypete


You work in my office. I know you do.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (qjfjx)

136 Tryin' to stay upbeat in the midst of all the lunacy
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:53 AM (NWiLs)

You efforts are helping me stay closer to sanity than I'd be if left on my own!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (BiNEL)

137 Yes everyone... I've set up this meeting to discuss the minutes from last meeting and go over expectations for our upcoming meeting about meetings. I'm glad you all could join in...
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (flINI)

you got it !

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (zr5Kq)

138 Thanks, Calvin's Dad!
Posted by: mikeski
+++++++++++++++++
One of my favorites. It is exactly the kind of thing my dad would do.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Art appreciation link for this, if you don't know what we're talking about:

https://tinyurl.com/wmycqfz

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (P1f+c)

139 >>Have the St. Patrick's Day riots begun yet? In the places with all the bars closed?

I've got my eye on Boston. St Paddy's day without massive numbers of drunks is unnatural. It's like cats mating with dogs.

And now they have to deal with the horror of Tom Brady leaving. There might be a riot.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (ZLI7S)

140 Done.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (Y4EXg)
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Dude, quit eavesdropping on my meetings.

Of course, this was a pre-corona problem, too thanks to the global distributed workforce...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (hYcqw)

141 A bunch of idiots on instapundit preening about how this only affects old people and everyone should just go about spreading it around to get herd immunity. They literally provoke the measures that the left wants, top-down enforcement. They remind me of the purposeful AIDS spreaders.

Posted by: dagny at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (nRWPy)

142 One of his reports recognized it as him because he'd had surgery to remove something on his thumb and they saw it in the image.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (Zz0t1)

Oy vey.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

143 That's not a puppy, that's a chimera.

Posted by: Fritz at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (2Mnv1)

144 Pound Puppy
Posted by: rhennigantx



*******


Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (m45I2)

145 Mississippi Leg Hound

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (JFO2v)

146 Imagine going to work with your sledgehammer every day. That was your tool. You swung it every day, all day.

Still, I'd rather be the one swinging than the one holding the drill or chisel or spike.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (cfSLd)

147 We might have to take a different tack on this virus...

How about a series of huge senior rallies and dances throughout the country? Complete with kissing booths and free hugs?

Get through it quick.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (mrrpT)

148 You efforts are helping me stay closer to sanity than I'd be if left on my own!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:55 AM (BiNEL)

Whatever marginally positive effect I am having, I'm happy to provide it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

149 Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the radio talking about how we don't have enough equipment for this pandemic.

You should be shipped to Italy to see what a lack of preparedness looks like, dickhead.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

150 . I've set up this meeting to discuss the minutes from last meeting and
go over expectations for our upcoming meeting about meetings. I'm glad
you all could join in...


My husband is in the dining room having the meeting about meetings right now.

Posted by: dagny at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (nRWPy)

151 They've whitewashed John Henry!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

152 https://tinyurl.com/ux9bbbm
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (8B6Ng)
++++++++
That is a wonderful and very sad picture.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (hYcqw)

153 One of his reports recognized it as him because he'd had surgery to remove something on his thumb and they saw it in the image.
Posted by: Sponge

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I'd stick with that explanation also.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (Y4EXg)

154 Lots of drawbacks to WFH. It is the end of personal boundaries: personal space and personal time and demands near-constant connectivity.

Going to an office, you work , then leave. No expectation of answering messages from the West Coast during dinner. However , commuting...
Posted by: deplorable unperson


Bonus? I don't have pants on.
Push me and I won't have underwear on. Then I WILL take video conferencing.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (qjfjx)

155 Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (8B6Ng)

That's the one of his that really gets to me, beautiful and tragic at the same time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (BiNEL)

156 Just finished writing a "Happy St. Patrick's Day" email to the head of my Irish ancestry clan (with the obligatory "Has St. Patrick's Day been cancelled yet?" snark) and, when closing,the phrase "This 'March Madness' ..." popped into my head. I'm sure I'm not the first to call it this.


Anyway, the hysteria and resultant insanity have given new meaning to the terms "March Madness" and "Cancel Culture" ...

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (WqPYg)

157 Brady is making a bad move. High odds that he flops elsewhere. He doesn't need the money

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (9TdxA)

158 The technological revolution hands us more compute power than was used on the Apollo launches and all the worlds knowledge available at our fingertips. What do we do with all that power?


Dic pics.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (SENHs)

159 The only way we can fight this is with diversity and and not calling it the "Wuhan virus" or Chicom virus" or anything like that. "Republican virus" us OK.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

160 Pretty much what I get when I get home.

Except the dogs are a bit larger.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (ARm/c)

161 He looks sad that he's going to have to smush that puppy for dinner.

Bernies America.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (Orx/W)

162 150 . I've set up this meeting to discuss the minutes from last meeting and
go over expectations for our upcoming meeting about meetings. I'm glad
you all could join in...


My husband is in the dining room having the meeting about meetings right now.
Posted by: dagny at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (nRWPy)

We've noticed that our meetings aren't as productive as we would like, so we've instituted prep meetings so that we can ensure that the actual meetings go more smoothly.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (h+Dtu)

163 You should be shipped to Italy to see what a lack of preparedness looks like, dickhead.Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

I hate that f*khead.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (8B6Ng)

164 The globalist financiers wasted no time in declaring this morning that the world had entered the CORONAVIRUS RECESSION.

Yeah, that was a totally organic phenomenon, from the ground -up, no one saw it coming.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (kgQKM)

165 We might have to take a different tack on this virus...

How about a series of huge senior rallies and dances throughout the country? Complete with kissing booths and free hugs?

Get through it quick.
Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (mrrpT)

********

Octogenarian Brothels FTW!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (flINI)

166 Mr. Spypeach was sent for supplies at the local Wegmans at sunrise. The aisle are bare, no paper products, no dairy products and there are but a few organic steaks left in the meat department. Also, the Italians have cleared out the pasta aisle, and there are no tortillas to be found in the Mexican aisle. Feeling defeated and afraid, he headed to the wine and beer department, I'm happy to report that in fact there is still wine and beer he even called me crying to let me know that his favorite Stone IPA is on sale.

Posted by: spypeach at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (7R8A2)

167 I'd stick with that explanation also.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (Y4EXg)


It was a woman that recognized it, too.

However, she hated him because he was a raging asshole, so I'm quite sure that was the first time ANYONE on his team saw his johnson.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

168
I voted this morning. It was just me and some faggy looking guy with a man bun. He walks up uses the hand sanitizer. Steps back 2 or 3 feet from the table and asks for a Dem ballot. The judge tells him he has to sign. Uses the hand sanitizer again. Signs. Uses the hand sanitizer again. They tell him you have to go over there to get your ballot. He takes the cover and walks into the room with the voting booths. They stop him. Sir, you only have the cover not the ballot. After he voted he asks the judge, Do you have any hand sanitizer in here?



I asked for a Republican ballot (no point any more they are going to give it to Biden) I get to the booth and look at the ballot and it's a Democrat one. (yes it's Illinois) I went back to the judges and said, I asked for a Republican ballot. They look confused. Oy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (q0enb)

169 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Isn't that hammer a bit of overkill for those baby seals?
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (axyOa)

170 I like everything about the painting but the doggeh, which is "off" somehow.
And since the light-colored doggeh is the focus, ..... meh.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (M/9m0)

171 Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the radio talking about how we don't have enough equipment for this pandemic.

You should be shipped to Italy to see what a lack of preparedness looks like, dickhead.
Posted by: Sponge


35 million infected, 34,000 dead 2018 flu season.
Where'd all THAT equipment go?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (qjfjx)

172 Poor little puppy. The last thing the guy wants to do right now is bend all the way down to the floor.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (1+J19)

173 btw t-mobile temporarily gave everyone on their plan unlimited datauntil may 15
which would be great if if I had to leave my house wifi area

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (G546f)

174 He looks sad that he's going to have to smush that puppy for dinner.



Bernies America.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (Orx/W)


If you smush it it's going to be really hard to clean.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (8B6Ng)

175 Brady is making a bad move. High odds that he flops elsewhere. He doesn't need the money
Posted by: Ignoramus at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (9TdxA)p


His ego is LARGE.

Rumors have him in either Tampa or LA (Chargers).

Neither have a line to protect his ridiculously slow ass.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (Zz0t1)

176 Safeway here has announced that they are selling toilet paper only to the elderly. I'll be rolling in rolls of white gold.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (+y/Ru)

177 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (u82oZ)

178 True story. I had a boss that accidentally sent a picture of his dick to his staff. Said his phone got hacked.

One of his reports recognized it as him because he'd had surgery to remove something on his thumb and they saw it in the image.
Posted by: Sponge


"That's not my dingus in the picture!"

"But it is your thumb. Doesn't that make this worse?"

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (P1f+c)

179 Been wrapped up with many things lately, haven't been able to check in here much.
The morning thread indicated that the The Dems are pushing for "Italian" healthcare model. I have been in a workplace environment where the lefty CNN/MSNBC news watchers in the office(maximum panic peepo) talk about how Teh Awesome the Italian system (socialized) is and we need to move in that direction. It's clearly a talking point.
My take is that Italy was an open border nightmare with a high-speed plane to Wuhan, that contracted Covid at the maximum rate, then locked the nation down a day late and said if you are old, our policy is "I expect you to die Mr Bondi". Everyone in Italy yelled "YEAH! A strong leader who will make the trains run on time!", and stuck their hands in the velvet handcuffs.


So what is the reality of the "Italian" method that makes all these peepo love them so much? Cause I am pretty sure the I in the failing EU- PIGS is Italy. Is it that the trick to Italy's healthcare is to get Germany to pay for it.....I am having Dejavu.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (oZ57d)

180 I took most of the week off, scheduled it a couple of months back, so I'm not dealing with WFH just yet, but I got a taste of it yesterday with two little kids running around and it was interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (zZbCU)

181 147
We might have to take a different tack on this virus...



How about a series of huge senior rallies and dances throughout the country? Complete with kissing booths and free hugs?



Get through it quick.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2020 09:56 AM (mrrpT)

________


I like it. The "Anti-Fragile" approach which would actually benefit us most long term ...

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:01 AM (WqPYg)

182 93 Love the poignancy of Riviere. I have a framed copy of Requiescat on my office wall.
Posted by: Blacksheep at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (6mvRv)

A nice counterpoint for this Requiesdog.

Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 10:01 AM (vSb78)

183
35 million infected, 34,000 dead 2018 flu season.
Where'd all THAT equipment go?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 09:59 AM (qjfjx)


I'm Dr. Sanjay Gupta and you SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:01 AM (Zz0t1)

184 I like his more realistic painting St. George and the Dragon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 17, 2020 10:01 AM (u82oZ)

185 >>Neither have a line to protect his ridiculously slow ass.

Neither do the Pats. And they don't have many weapons for him.

The Pats had almost two decades of rubbing it in. It's time for some serious payback.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (ZLI7S)

186 Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the radio talking about how we don't have enough equipment for this pandemic.

You should be shipped to Italy to see what a lack of preparedness looks like, dickhead.


Newt Gingrich, who currently lives in Italy because his wife is an Ambassador there, stated that the USA has 3x the ICU beds per capita as Italy.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (kgQKM)

187 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2020 09:49 AM (WI7YS)

Did somebody get up on the wrong side of bed this morning?

Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (vSb78)

188 157
Brady is making a bad move. High odds that he flops elsewhere. He doesn't need the money

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (9TdxA)

_________


Agreed. Hate to see him go out like my childhood idol Johnny Unitas.

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (WqPYg)

189 Gupta is a TV doctor. Just like Hugh Laurie.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (SENHs)

190 I can honestly say I wouldn't work any less from home.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (xfb67)

191 The technological revolution hands us more compute power than was used on the Apollo launches and all the worlds knowledge available at our fingertips. What do we do with all that power?

Dic pics.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (SENHs)
+++++++++++++++
Mandatory Morning Dick Pick (SFW):
https://tinyurl.com/t6o6pee

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (hYcqw)

192
"That's not my dingus in the picture!"

"But it is your thumb. Doesn't that make this worse?"
Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (P1f+c)


He actually tried to blame it on one of his employees and was trying to get them fired.

And nothing happened to him after that, either.

He stayed on and later retired with his golden parachute.

Didn't even take his team to lunch on his last day.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (Zz0t1)

193 I choose to believe the man puts his sledge aside, sits down, and plays with the pup for a while to unwind from a long day.

Because the world around is just too grim for me to go there otherwise right now. Madness.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (OUMaO)

194


Poor Italy.


Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:03 AM (zr5Kq)

195 scoldilocks in DA HOUSE

Posted by: bongo strums at March 17, 2020 10:03 AM (B+t5k)

196 (SENHs)
+++++++++++++++
Mandatory Morning Dick Pick (SFW):
https://tinyurl.com/t6o6pee
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (hYcqw)

Risky click dick pic

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:03 AM (SENHs)

197 So what is the reality of the "Italian" method that makes all these peepo love them so much? Cause I am pretty sure the I in the failing EU- PIGS is Italy.

The only thing they have better is really really cheap prescription drugs. I would not want to be hospitalized there.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:03 AM (kgQKM)

198

WHO having, what looks like, a live Q and A.

I just heard WHO Director-General give kudos to America re the vaccine breakthrough.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (vEIlU)

199 I can honestly say I wouldn't work any less from home.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (xfb67)


I find that I get more work done, when I have projects to work on, because there are very few distractions and no wasting time chatting with others.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

200 So, the MSM thinks we should have a ventilator for every person who possibly might need one in a pandemic...

We really need to make stupidity a crime.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (mrrpT)

201 Didn't even take his team to lunch on his last day.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (Zz0t1)

********

I would pass on a lunch he made. He touches his Johnson too much

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (flINI)

202 I took most of the week off, scheduled it a couple of months back, so I'm not dealing with WFH just yet, but I got a taste of it yesterday with two little kids running around and it was interesting.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (zZbCU)
+++++++++++++++
If it's any consolation, TJM, I have found so far that people are being very accommodating. Every call I am on anymore has a noisy dog or child in the background. Just try to keep them out of the same as you when you're on the phone if you can and if there's background noise, people will deal with it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (hYcqw)

203
Risky click dick pic
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:03 AM (SENHs)


More of a Tricky Dick pic.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

204 From personal experience, you work more from home. Expectations that you are available 24/7.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (zr5Kq)

205 Hopeful as the reality sets in that we have a vaccine already, people will begin to calm their tits.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (SENHs)

206 164
The globalist financiers wasted no time in declaring this morning that the world had entered the CORONAVIRUS RECESSION.



Yeah, that was a totally organic phenomenon, from the ground -up, no one saw it coming.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (kgQKM)


The left is really getting a Corona Boner over this. They hope it kills PDT personally and politically. It's their last hope.. Muellar = fail. Shampeach = fail. Next up CORONA.
BTW has anyone asked if Nan has had a Corona test? Cause we need her fit and healthy when PDT and Pence die. /Sarc/

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (oZ57d)

207 S&P 500 DOWN .5 POINTS!!!!!!

PANIC!!!!!

WHERE'S THE TOILET PAPER!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

208 COVID is not the flu. With the flu, far fewer of the sick need to be on a vent, and those who do go on a vent only need a couple of days. With COVID, many more need a vent, and those who do go on the vent stay on for up to 2 weeks. More people will need the equipment for longer, therefore we run out.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, MD, FAAEM at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (dNzKv)

209 The patent-troll company that bought Theranos' patent portfolio is now suing to stop COVID-19 testing claiming one of the tests being developed infringes the patents.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (CQ3Qb)

210 159
The only way we can fight this is with diversity and and not calling it
the "Wuhan virus" or Chicom virus" or anything like that. "Republican
virus" us OK.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

_______


Heh. I'm pretty sure the "Trump virus" was it's immediate second name assigned on the JournOList after its original "Wuhan virus" designation.

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (WqPYg)

211 The local pot shop has announced only online sales. Order and pay online, drive out and pick it up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

212
Risky click dick pic
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:03 AM (SENHs)

More of a Tricky Dick pic.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (Zz0t1

Risky click Tricky Dick Pic?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (SENHs)

213 122 Brady's out!
Posted by: IrishEi at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (sGotD)

You will all be relieved to know that Mrs. Tom Brady says we are all in this together, while she frolics on a beach in Costa Rica.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/qldh7vb

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (Ez6QX)

214 Octogenarian Brothels FTW!
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (flINI)

The Villages

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (NWiLs)

215 If there's anyone that's going to come out ahead in this, it's Zoom.

I shudder to think what my company's Zoom bill is going to be. It was never low (we always use it a lot) but now it's gonna be nuts. We have a round-the-clock meeting that is always monitored so our infrastructure team can respond to incidents. One of many.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (hYcqw)

216 129 The impressionists though. And Matisse and Gauguin and the pre-Raphaelites etc.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (kgQKM)
++++++++++
They were visionary madmen. It took the world a long time to catch up.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (hYcqw)

And a lot of them are recent forgeries.

Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (vSb78)

217 Stocks on sale! 30% off! Everything must go!!!
I don't see the point of panic selling. It is going to go back up. Just fucking wait.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, MD, FAAEM at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (dNzKv)

218 S&P is up, Hong Kong and Nikkei closed up earlier. geez.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (zr5Kq)

219 Glenn Reynolds before he upgraded to an electric blender.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (dfRN6)

220 CNN flash all hands memo "Make sure you use the word ventilator in every other sentence. You don't have to know what it is or what it does, just squeeze it in there".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (C1Lsn)

221 It's time to break some ankles!

Morning all y'all!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (CjFDo)

222 You will all be relieved to know that Mrs. Tom Brady says we are all in this together, while she frolics on a beach in Costa Rica.




==


I saw that and wanted to punch her. what a dumb bimbo.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (zr5Kq)

223 164
The globalist financiers wasted no time in declaring this morning that the world had entered the CORONAVIRUS RECESSION.



Yeah, that was a totally organic phenomenon, from the ground -up, no one saw it coming.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (kgQKM)

===========

A recession is two straight quarters of negative growth. Have we seen two straight quarters of negative growth?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

224 The patent-troll company that bought Theranos' patent portfolio is now suing to stop COVID-19 testing claiming one of the tests being developed infringes the patents.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (CQ3Qb)
+++++++++++++
Will Elizabeth Holmes ever stop giving?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (hYcqw)

225 The patent-troll company that bought Theranos' patent portfolio is now suing to stop COVID-19 testing claiming one of the tests being developed infringes the patents.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

---

It's crap like this that allows me to feel fine about gunning down specific folks in the street.

But that would be wrong.

I think.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (Y4EXg)

226 Would have made a good Peter Gabriel album cover.

Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (vSb78)

227 200
So, the MSM thinks we should have a ventilator for every person who possibly might need one in a pandemic...



We really need to make stupidity a crime.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2020 10:04 AM (mrrpT)

ITS FUNNY CAUSE OVER THE LAST DECADE THE CDC HAS BEEN TRYING TO JUSTIFY TAKING GUNS AWAY FROM PEEPO UNDER THE GUISE OF MEDICINE DRIVEN BY THE LASH OF THE MEDIA AND THEY GOT CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN ON A REAL DISEASE WITH OUT AN OPERABLE PLAN AT THE READY.
WELL THAT'S NOT REALLY FUNNY, BUT ITS TRUE.

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbergergler at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (oZ57d)

228 217
Stocks on sale! 30% off! Everything must go!!!

I don't see the point of panic selling. It is going to go back up. Just fucking wait.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, MD, FAAEM at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (dNzKv)


The entire market has grown into a debt bomb and the fuse has been lit. There is no capital, they're all insolvent. It didn't help that most took on even more debt to buy back their own stock these past few years.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (CQ3Qb)

229 Stocks on sale! 30% off! Everything must go!!!
I don't see the point of panic selling. It is going to go back up. Just fucking wait.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, MD, FAAEM at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (dNzKv)
++++++++++++++
If you can. Some people have mandatory distributions, some people suddenly need money because they aren't working, a lot of portfolios have triggers that get tripped, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (hYcqw)

230 The Pats had almost two decades of rubbing it in. It's time for some serious payback.

What do they have, six rings? There is no payback. "Ha! We haven't improved but we can now beat you without your good players!"

It's like 'payback' against the Warriors. Of course you can beat them- now.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (IMdOQ)

231 The patent-troll company that bought Theranos' patent portfolio is now suing to stop COVID-19 testing claiming one of the tests being developed infringes the patents.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (CQ3Qb)


Well, then they're responsible for the outbreak and should be fined the costs for the GLOBE having to fight it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

232 buongiorno, kallisto

come sta la tua famiglia in italia?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (G546f)

233 WHERE'S THE TOILET PAPER!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)


I scored a 12 pack this morning!!!! The store had some TP and I got the last pack of chicken. Welcome to living in a communist country

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (q0enb)

234 https://fxn.ws/2wgYKCJ
*******
Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response | Fox News

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (8aO4J)

235 Ah, that reminds me of a horrible 80s movie where William Defoe and Michael Pare fight with sledge hammers.

Streets of fire, I think.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (SENHs)

236 Oh, and state pension bailouts are next. Give it a week.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (CQ3Qb)

237 Stocks on sale! 30% off! Everything must go!!!
I don't see the point of panic selling. It is going to go back up. Just fucking wait.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, MD, FAAEM

---

I have a big buy order out there that I'm waiting on to be executed. I love sales.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (Y4EXg)

238 225
The patent-troll company that bought Theranos' patent portfolio is now
suing to stop COVID-19 testing claiming one of the tests being developed
infringes the patents.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans



---



It's crap like this that allows me to feel fine about gunning down specific folks in the street.



But that would be wrong.



I think.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (Y4EXg)

IT'S FUNNY CAUSE THERANOS WAS MARKETING FAKE TESTS!

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbergergler at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (oZ57d)

239 Oh, and state pension bailouts are next. Give it a week.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (CQ3Qb)
+++++++++++++
:: eyebrow twitches due to rage buildup ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (hYcqw)

240 *******
Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response | Fox News
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (8aO4J)


And what would he have Trump do different?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

241
The globalist financiers wasted no time in declaring this morning that the world had entered the CORONAVIRUS RECESSION.



Yeah, that was a totally organic phenomenon, from the ground -up, no one saw it coming.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (kgQKM)



Yes, they are. They are almost gleeful about it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (q0enb)

242 Now I know where all the money from last few days of loses went. Back into stocks. I think the worst for market is over.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (zr5Kq)

243 It's crap like this that allows me to feel fine about gunning down specific folks in the street.

But that would be wrong.

I think.
Posted by: Tonypete


You could always just go into rehab afterwards.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (IMdOQ)

244 Cute, but not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (CPk08)

245 Ive worked from home on and off for 10 years. I have dogs I had small kids I have FedEx deliveries right as a conference calls starts which gets the dogs barking. Whatever. Its life.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (b52Yt)

246 I decided to stop by our local store on the way in the am.

Much to my surprise, they have changed their hours. And people were lined up waiting for them to open.

Sigh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (ARm/c)

247 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, MD, FAAEM
________



You must know Dr. Guy Benson, also an FAAEM (Facebook And Armchair Expert on Medicine)

[Seriously, had to look up that acronym -- comforting to know we have folks like you around here -- thanks.]

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (WqPYg)

248 235
Ah, that reminds me of a horrible 80s movie where William Defoe and Michael Pare fight with sledge hammers.



Streets of fire, I think.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (SENHs)

Guilty pleasure...right up there with The Warriors

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (oZ57d)

249 Isn't that hammer a bit of overkill for those baby seals?
Goes looking for coffee.
Posted by: Diogenes



********

Exclusivity - a limerick

I believe it was late last November
On the arctic ice, I seem to remember
When a baby seal pup
Said "I wouldn't sign up,
For a club that would have ME as a member!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (m45I2)

250 Does anyone have an E-Mail address for grammie winger? I'd like to follow up with her from the last thread. Or if you do, but don't want to share, would you be willing to send her my address (I changed to nic link to an E-Mail address)?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (hYcqw)

251

As I watch my husband work from home, we can at least be happy for the technology that does help some of those in continuing to work and getting a paycheck.

This includes the scientists and engineers needed in times like these.

It's tough on the small businesses and service industry for sure. But some people are able to work uninterrupted. Even some in Sales can work from home.

My bil is in IT for a major store chain in the US and is keeping it going from home.

Home schooling may really get a boost too.

Imagine university students who do not have to go to the university setting and get filled with propaganda day in and day out. The professors can still do damage but it will be somewhat diminished.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (vEIlU)

252 214 Octogenarian Brothels FTW!
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (flINI)

The Villages
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (NWiLs)

I'm not sure we'll be able to keep this octogenarian thread up for long!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (BiNEL)

253 buongiorno, kallisto

come sta la tua famiglia in italia?
Posted by: vmom 2020

Did you just order a pizza ?

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (arJlL)

254 I've got a spare $500 in my casino kitty. Thinking of buying 40 oz of silver today.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (C1Lsn)

255 And what would he have Trump do different?
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)
++++++++++++++
Now, now, Sponge. In a time of national crisis, we can't be asking difficult questions of our betters.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (hYcqw)

256 240
*******

Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response | Fox News

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (8aO4J)



And what would he have Trump do different?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)


ITS FUNNY CAUSE HE WAS WRONG ABOUT IMPEACHEMNT TOO.

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbergergler at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (oZ57d)

257 234 https://fxn.ws/2wgYKCJ
*******
Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response | Fox News
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (8aO4J)

Why doesn't he just die from it and then he can blame Trump for that?

Posted by: Roy at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (ABjxW)

258 They were visionary madmen. It took the world a long time to catch up.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 09:54 AM (hYcqw)

And a lot of them are recent forgeries.
Posted by: m at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (vSb7


The world has been an extremely colorful place since, oh let's start with the ancient Egyptians. Textile design in India, the Baroque period in France and Italy, the beautifully illuminated Scriptures rendered by the monks in the Dark Ages.

Don't come at me with that monotone world baloney.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (kgQKM)

259 Hopeful as the reality sets in that we have a vaccine already, people will begin to calm their tits.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (SENHs)


it will

The WHO DG also said something about sending funds to help those in the US developing and working on the vaccine. Again, nice.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

260 Ha. I see where online corporations are banning ads for useful items like facemasks so that people who might be interested in purchasing them at a known asking price are unable to buy them.

Instead people will make them out of bras and be completely unprotected if they're actually concerned.

No, seriously. Bras.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (YCAti)

261 And what would he have Trump do different?
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)
++++++++++++++
Now, now, Sponge. In a time of national crisis, we can't be asking difficult questions of our betters.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (hYcqw)\

Shut the fuck up, asshole!!!!! he explained

Posted by: DocJ at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (DU2N9)

262 Just saw an add on Zerohedge for Bitcoin options trading. That has to be peak stupid, folks. It's all downhill from here.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (xfb67)

263 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (hYcqw)
*******
It's Brian in New Orleans, t might as well be Jim Accosta

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (8aO4J)

264 The only way we can fight this is with diversity and and not calling it
the "Wuhan virus" or Chicom virus" or anything like that. "Republican
virus" us OK.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March


Has the People's Committee for Gender and Pronoun Assignment provided the optimal pronoun reference for this virus?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (axyOa)

265 Brady's out!
Posted by: IrishEi


?! Intriguing...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (1+J19)

266 Just returned from local grocery store. All items in stock except toilet paper and paper towels. Manager says horders and resellers cleaned out the stock. Admits he was slow to put limits on it. He expects full restock by next week. Food and medicine have priority on the supply trucks.

Not many people. Everyone friendly. Somebody suggested prosecuting horders and resellers. Everyone agreed.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - holding Nelson's rum ration at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (9X60i)

267 So what is the reality of the "Italian" method that makes all these peepo love them so much? Cause I am pretty sure the I in the failing EU- PIGS is Italy. Is it that the trick to Italy's healthcare is to get Germany to pay for it.....I am having Dejavu.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:00 AM (oZ57d)


In 1990 I was stationed in Italy and my mother came to visit. We had a car accident and my mother went to one of the best hospitals in Italy (University of Pisa) and they did an X-ray of her ribs. It was cheap - a US visitor she paid full price which was about $27 at the time.

The X-ray did not show any issues.

She went back home as her rib was still bothering her she took the X-ray to her doctor. He looked at it and said where did you get this? It is so muddy I can't see anything and did a new X-ray. Which was crystal clear and showed the cracked rib.

So that story has some years on it, but that's my opinion of Italian health care.

It's cheap, and you get what you pay for.

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (ZfRYq)

268 It's fascinating to see how differently this is treated than HIV/AIDS.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (YCAti)

269 Posted by: Kurt at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (nmeGl)

Ooooh.

Can you go there? You'll be helpful.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (Zz0t1)

270 Yes, they are. They are almost gleeful about it
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:10 AM (q0enb)

I'm sure auto trader Bloomberg and economy wrecker Soros are shedding tears right now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (BiNEL)

271 I've got a spare $500 in my casino kitty. Thinking of buying 40 oz of silver today.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (C1Lsn)
++++++++++++++
Hmmmm.
40 oz silver: $510.40 (spot)
40 oz Mickey's: $2.00

So, for that same outlay you can get 250 bottles - that is, about 80 *gallons* - of malt liquor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (hYcqw)

272 Instead people will make them out of bras and be completely unprotected if they're actually concerned.

No, seriously. Bras.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (YCAti)


Virus out tits out!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

273 It's Brian in New Orleans, t might as well be Jim Accosta

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (8aO4J)

What have I been wrong about?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (CQ3Qb)

274 It's fascinating to see how differently this is treated than HIV/AIDS.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (YCAti)

Or the H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic of 2009. Lots and lots of differences there.

Posted by: DocJ at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (DU2N9)

275

Amazon is making a killing. I admit I ordered some stuff this week for a family members birthday.

Online everything is going to do well.

Food delivery as well.

I had ordered some food for my mother and father from Omaha Steaks to try to nail them down in their home more.

Going to order a few ties for my husband this week too. So delivery guys are going to continue to work.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (vEIlU)

276 I think the left loves Italy's response because it leads to more dead people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (zZbCU)

277 ITS FUNNY CAUSE HE WAS WRONG ABOUT IMPEACHEMNT TOO.


Posted by: Ben Rothliesbergergler at March 17, 2020 10:12 AM (oZ57d)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I BERGLED MY OWN NAME

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (CPk08)

278 214 Octogenarian Brothels FTW!
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (flINI)

The Villages
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (NWiLs)

I'm not sure we'll be able to keep this octogenarian thread up for long!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 10:11 AM (BiNEL)

*********

Started out a bit turgid but has softened up before sweet release

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (flINI)

279
Instead people will make them out of bras and be completely unprotected if they're actually concerned.

No, seriously. Bras.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (YCAti)

We need to repackage these and start selling them for men.

hmm, what to name it.....

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (V2Yro)

280 The painting is nice. Small dog, big heart.

A no-guile, 'I'm so happy you are home!'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (nR2Re)

281 Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response

Trump should have personally warned him against meth-fueled gay orgies- now there's blood on his hands. Or something.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (dBiBP)

282 I've got a spare $500 in my casino kitty. Thinking of buying 40 oz of silver today.

--

80% lower + jig = $100

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (YCAti)

283 Happy St Patricks Day to all you Micks!

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (sjdRT)

284 Springfield, IL Walmart report--- Frozen food cases, most meat cases, deli section, bread and milk stocks are empty along with all paper goods.
So much for my faith in humanity and the ability to rationalize a perceived danger.
F*** em.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (w9UC1)

285 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (CQ3Qb)
*******
Breathing????

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (8aO4J)

286 You will all be relieved to know that Mrs. Tom Brady says we are all in this together, while she frolics on a beach in Costa Rica.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/qldh7vb
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (Ez6QX)
~~~~~

Yes, she is beautiful, but I can't imagine being married to someone so self-possessed. "Always ready for the camera," indeed.

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 10:17 AM (sGotD)

287 Instead people will make them out of bras and be completely unprotected if they're actually concerned.

No, seriously. Bras.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (YCAti)

happy St. paddy's Day! Erin go Braless!

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:17 AM (Izzlo)

288 Amazon is making a killing. I admit I ordered some stuff this week for a family members birthday.

Online everything is going to do well.

Food delivery as well.

I had ordered some food for my mother and father from Omaha Steaks to try to nail them down in their home more.

Going to order a few ties for my husband this week too. So delivery guys are going to continue to work.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (vEIlU)

Most big ones have online. Local grocery has online. Amazon/Whole Foods - I tried them to test it out - worked well (though I like to pick my own tomatoes, but, hey, if you are in a bind...)

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (zr5Kq)

289 come sta la tua famiglia in italia?
Posted by: vmom 2020


non so. Non sono ancora riuscita a contattere mio cugino.

Sono un po' preoccupata riguardo a questa situazione.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (kgQKM)

290 I think the left loves Italy's response because it leads to more dead people.

--

Expensive, not effective, but great for photo ops and additional legislation/fund raising?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (YCAti)

291 268 It's fascinating to see how differently this is treated than HIV/AIDS.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (YCAti)

Harris County has about 1200 new cases every year.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (JFO2v)

292 290 I think the left loves Italy's response because it leads to more dead people.

--

Expensive, not effective, but great for photo ops and additional legislation/fund raising?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (YCAti)

=========

Also, you know, dead old people who tend to vote Republican.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (zZbCU)

293 Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so much.Effective in combating coronavirus

Posted by: Chance99 at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (fPsmZ)

294 You will all be relieved to know that Mrs. Tom Brady says we are all in this together, while she frolics on a beach in Costa Rica.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/qldh7vb
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:06 AM (Ez6QX)
+++++++++++++++
Huh. A caption from one of the pictures:
At one point she took a dip in the water with her son Benjamin, aged ten, and daughter Vivian, aged seven and a male friend

Pretty sure Tom's a cuck. Even if she's not getting nailed by the guy, your supermodel wife frolicking on a tropical beach with a "male friend" is cucky.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (hYcqw)

295 Keep a close eye on the VP Pence daily briefings.

Back at the dawn of the internet, I found myself in the E-Ring. After the battle of Medina Ridge, everybody knew the Iraqis did not have chemical weapons and that all our stuff worked as advertised.

The briefing slides up to that point had been black text on white background. After Medina Ridge, they got tarted up with pictures, color, graphics, etc.

Also, briefings got longer. More people from organizations telling the boss what a great job they were doing.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - holding Nelson's rum ration at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (9X60i)

296 Happy St. paddy's Day! Erin go Braless!

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:17 AM (Izzlo)


Not just Erin! Please! Everyone should feel free!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (CPk08)

297 Agreed. Hate to see him go out like my childhood idol Johnny Unitas.
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (WqPYg)


Johnny U surely didn't have nearly the financial resources that Brady has. I know that at least one fast food franchise of his in the Balmer area went tits up. He probably had to play. Those were different times.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM (y7DUB)

298 Agreed. Hate to see him go out like my childhood idol Johnny Unitas.

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (WqPYg)

Yeah, hated that....Namath's last years too.

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM (X/Pw5)

299 Posted by: IP - Still a dude at March 17, 2020 10:16 AM (w9UC1)

The effective IQ of a mob is effectively that of the dumbest person in the mob divided by the number of people in the mob!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM (BiNEL)

300 A recession is two straight quarters of negative growth. Have we seen two straight quarters of negative growth?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

_________


"Oh, you will, deplorable. We've got a dozen more manufactured hysterias lined-up in the JournOList pipeline between now and the election."
[Seriously, good point. Although huge spikes almost always occur to the downside (owing to panic) whereas increases are slower ramps up (in my past study of Technical Analysis on equity prices and economic indicators).]

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (WqPYg)

301 Not just Erin! Please! Everyone should feel free!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (CPk0
++++++++++++++
Indeed. From my time in Ireland, young Irish lasses have teh hawt.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (hYcqw)

302 Aaaaaand of course all the bailout shit proposed has income caps. As usual I will pay more in taxes and get jack shit. Thanks Republicans for fighting the good fight on behalf of people who will never vote for you.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (b52Yt)

303 non so. Non sono ancora riuscita a contattere mio cugino.

Sono un po' preoccupata riguardo a questa situazione.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (kgQKM)


The Paolo, he help. He can, how you say, contatta tuo cugino. Lei e una signora ?

Posted by: The Paolo at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (zr5Kq)

304 268 It's fascinating to see how differently this is treated than HIV/AIDS.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:14 AM (YCAti)

HIV/AIDS isn't spread by casual contact. Unless, of course, you hire a Rent Boy to clean the lawn & casually fall backwards onto his dick.

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (Izzlo)

305 Report from the airport: the parking lots are really empty, like I've never seen. I'm actually kind of surprised they are still allowing air travel, while limiting gatherings to 50 or less.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (Ez6QX)

306 Happy St Patricks Day to all you Micks!
Posted by: Muad'dib

Thanks !

Same to you and yourn !

How's the syrup making going ?

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (arJlL)

307 Instead people will make them out of bras and be completely unprotected if they're actually concerned.

No, seriously. Bras.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (YCAti)


reminds me of the Seinfeld episode

"If the bra doesn't fit, you must acquit. "

Seinfeld 122 - Braless Wonder Part1
https://tinyurl.com/sz9kmbz

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (vEIlU)

308 Agreed. Hate to see him go out like my childhood idol Johnny Unitas.
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (WqPYg)

Yeah, hated that....Namath's last years too.
Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM (X/Pw5)

Joe Montana in KC was painful to watch as well.

Posted by: DocJ at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (DU2N9)

309 lookit vmom bringing the italy verbiage!

Brava, carissima!

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (kgQKM)

310 Yeah, hated that....Namath's last years too.
Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM (X/Pw5)


Joe Montana as well.

He got the Chiefs to the playoffs, but MAN did he take a pounding.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

311 Well, just received word that the physical office is closed starting Thursday, so WFH is no longer just heavily encouraged.

I hate working from home...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (zZbCU)

312 Octogenarian Brothels FTW!
Posted by: Truck Monkey

The Villages
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


Speaking of whom, what are they doing for the pandemic?

One Wuhanvirus gets in there, and they lose their entire clientele.

Actually, why aren't they bankrupt already?

ObDaveBarry: I saw Octogenarian Brothels open for The Elders at The Villages in '08.

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (P1f+c)

313 Aaaaaand of course all the bailout shit proposed has income caps. As usual I will pay more in taxes and get jack shit. Thanks Republicans for fighting the good fight on behalf of people who will never vote for you.

--------------

You are very welcome.

On the flip side, we have prevented the killing of babies that are two years old. So we are making progress on the abortion front.

Posted by: Your Stalwart GOP at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (sX1BW)

314 The Paolo, he help. He can, how you say, contatta tuo cugino. Lei e una signora ?
Posted by: The Paolo at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (zr5Kq)


Me signora? Sort of. Vecchia signorina.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (kgQKM)

315 Aaaaaand of course all the bailout shit proposed has income caps. As usual I will pay more in taxes and get jack shit. Thanks Republicans for fighting the good fight on behalf of people who will never vote for you.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (b52Yt)

Our (at least) weekly reminder that the GOPe really does actually suck at politics.

Posted by: DocJ at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (DU2N9)

316 While the spot price on silver is in the $12.50 range right now, you won't find physical silver at the price from anyone. Best I am seeing is about $2 over spot so 14 and change for a round.

For $500 the best investment for storehouse of value is an AR15.

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (ZfRYq)

317 Most big ones have online. Local grocery has online. Amazon/Whole Foods - I tried them to test it out - worked well (though I like to pick my own tomatoes, but, hey, if you are in a bind...)
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (zr5Kq)
~~~~~

I tried it yesterday for the first time with very good results. I'll probably use it again when things are busy.

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (sGotD)

318 If I had a hammer AND a Chihuaha I'm thinking PEST O.

Posted by: saf at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (5IHGB)

319 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM

That's no lie. I left off that the pharmacy and med sections were ransacked and looked like it had been recently looted.
I didn't need much and got it all, but I had to go exploring just to see.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (w9UC1)

320 Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so much.Effective in combating coronavirus
Posted by: Chance99


Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (qjfjx)

321
JJ had this in the Morning Report:


ACLU Lawsuit Demands ICE Release Illegal Aliens 'At Risk' Of Coronavirus Complications



So let me get this right. The American Communist Leftist Union is demanding to release illegals BUT the mayor of Champaign IL signed an executive order giving her alleged power to shut off water, power, seize property and stop gun and alcohol sales and not a peep out of the ACLU over that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (q0enb)

322 What have I been wrong about?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:15 AM (CQ3Qb)

not much, although I don't agree so much with the debt bomb - at least not in a widespread fashion. I think that one thing will be not be difficult to manage with government provided lines of credit, which will be forthcoming soon. You're right about bailouts of state pensions, there will be no choice in an election year. Everyone in government has been waiting for a crisis they can use to do these kinds of things.

But on the other hand, there are *some* companies that are being destroyed by their debt, Oxy is a prime example. The debt they took on to buy Anadarko last year is destroying them, and I think Icahn will have his way and they will be broken up. Or maybe bought out by Chevron, for less than Chevron offered to pay for Anadarko last year.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (V2Yro)

323 Agreed. Hate to see him go out like my childhood idol Johnny Unitas.
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (WqPYg)

Now there was a haircut you could set your watch to.

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (Izzlo)

324 293
Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured
on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so
much.Effective in combating coronavirus


Posted by: Chance99 at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (fPsmZ)


So will the MSM be banging the drum that PDT and American ingenuity solved the Corona Boner problem in 1 month?
Team America!!!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (oZ57d)

325 My kittens and grown cats have always greeted me at the door like this, dinnertime or not.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (Ejm1K)

326 The patent-troll company that bought Theranos'
patent portfolio is now suing to stop COVID-19 testing claiming one of
the tests being developed infringes the patents.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:05 AM (CQ3Qb)


Oooh. I wonder if they will also be offering to pay back the defrauded Theranos' investors too?

Posted by: Kiindltot at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (6rS3m)

327 It's fascinating to see how differently this is treated than HIV/AIDS.
--

Harris County has about 1200 new cases every year.

--

Annual infection rates haven't changed since the '90s.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (YCAti)

328 Darn if the guy doesn't look like Christopher Reeve!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (Ejm1K)

329 Me signora? Sort of. Vecchia signorina.
Posted by: kallisto

Bah !

I call B essio !

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (arJlL)

330 HIV/AIDS isn't spread by casual contact. Unless, of course, you hire a Rent Boy to clean the lawn & casually fall backwards onto his dick.

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (Izzlo)

--

Known transmission routes and much more deadly, though.

But a noble death.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (YCAti)

331 Joe Montana as well.

He got the Chiefs to the playoffs, but MAN did he take a pounding.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)


He was playing for Marty Schottenheimer who regularly swallowed a golf ball in the playoffs. Great guy for making terrible teams competitive but beyond that...

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

332 293
Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured
on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so
much.Effective in combating coronavirus


Posted by: Chance99 at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (fPsmZ)

A solution...that's not a ratings bonanza!
CORONA VIRUS....It wiiiil kiiiiiil.

Posted by: MSM Suits at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (oZ57d)

333 312 Octogenarian Brothels FTW!
Posted by: Truck Monkey

The Villages
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Speaking of whom, what are they doing for the pandemic?

One Wuhanvirus gets in there, and they lose their entire clientele.

Actually, why aren't they bankrupt already?

ObDaveBarry: I saw Octogenarian Brothels open for The Elders at The Villages in '08.
Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 10:22 AM (P1f+c)

Their immune systems are in top shape from repeated exposure to pathogens.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (NWiLs)

334 Darn if the guy doesn't look like Christopher Reeve!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020


*
*

Which makes me think: The young Superman, with Krypto?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (Ejm1K)

335 318 If I had a hammer AND a Chihuaha I'm thinking PEST O.
Posted by: saf at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (5IHGB)

Stalin had Trotsky killed because after Trotsky went to Mexico this is what he had proposed for the new Communist flag.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

336

Me signora? Sort of. Vecchia signorina.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (kgQKM)


Quanto vecchio ??

Posted by: The Paolo at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (zr5Kq)

337 Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:21 AM (Izzlo)

I seem remember being reassured by TOP.MEN (some BOTTOM.MEN as well) that HIV/AIDs was going to decimate the straight population...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (BiNEL)

338 It's fascinating to see how differently this is treated than HIV/AIDS.

------------

Only way to find out is to if Magic Johnson gets Coronavirus.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (sX1BW)

339 I call B essio !
Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (arJlL)


Hey at some point we all have to accept that Father Time is Undefeated.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (kgQKM)

340 Most big ones have online. Local grocery has online. Amazon/Whole Foods - I tried them to test it out - worked well (though I like to pick my own tomatoes, but, hey, if you are in a bind...)
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:18 AM (zr5Kq)
~~~~~

I tried it yesterday for the first time with very good results. I'll probably use it again when things are busy.
Posted by: IrishEi


Psssst. Office Depot. They have a break room/cleaning section. Still have TP listed.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (qjfjx)

341 Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog.
It was also featured on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it
also. Our MSM? Not so much.Effective in combating coronavirus


Posted by: Chance99 at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (fPsmZ)


A few days ago someone posted that's what they are using in South Korea along with Zinc and it's been effective there.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (q0enb)

342 But on the other hand, there are *some* companies
that are being destroyed by their debt, Oxy is a prime example. The
debt they took on to buy Anadarko last year is destroying them, and I
think Icahn will have his way and they will be broken up. Or maybe
bought out by Chevron, for less than Chevron offered to pay for Anadarko
last year.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (V2Yro)


Boeing is another. Something like $500 billion in new debt since 2013 used to buy back their own stock. And now we're all about to bail them out.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (CQ3Qb)

343 Speaking of St. Patricks, I had someone try to use St. Pats as an example about virus control, social distancing, etc., and they actually asked if I thought getting together in a crowd to celebrate St. Patricks was a good idea, what with the virus scare and all.

I looked at them and said, "I think going out with a large crowd and getting blind drunk is socially irresponsible to begin with."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (ARm/c)

344 not much, although I don't agree so much with the debt bomb - at least not in a widespread fashion. I think that one thing will be not be difficult to manage with government provided lines of credit, which will be forthcoming soon. You're right about bailouts of state pensions, there will be no choice in an election year. Everyone in government has been waiting for a crisis they can use to do these kinds of things.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (V2Yro)
++++++++++++++
I sure do hope not. I know it is possible, but these systems are deeply corrupt and need to go bankrupt. For one, the Feds cannot afford to bail out the state pension funds. There is not enough money to do it. CA alone could trigger a panic if they try it, nevermind the various other systems.

Plus, I really resent having my out-of-state money used to bail out government employees elsewhere. It shouldn't happen, even if it were safe to do so.

So I reckon it is more than possible that the Feds do try to bail it out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (hYcqw)

345 🥃

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (zr5Kq)

346 320
Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured
on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so
much.Effective in combating coronavirus

Posted by: Chance99





Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (qjfjx)


Jeebus don't say that on twitter.....cause people would do it.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (oZ57d)

347 332 293
Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured
on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so
much.Effective in combating coronavirus


Posted by: Chance99 at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (fPsmZ)

...

Having taking cholorquine for malaria, and deciding I would rather risk getting malaria, I'm gonna say no.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (yL25O)

348 The entire market has grown into a debt bomb and the fuse has been lit. There is no capital, they're all insolvent. It didn't help that most took on even more debt to buy back their own stock these past few years.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:08 AM (CQ3Qb)

Yep. Once again, billionaires, multinational corporations, and banks will get a bailout. They will get all the reward without the risk. Must be nice.

Posted by: Charlie Work at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (hN7kB)

349 Quanto vecchio ??
Posted by: The Paolo at March 17, 2020 10:26 AM (zr5Kq)


Did you ever see the short film, Frank and Celeste?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2282787/

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (kgQKM)

350 Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (qjfjx)


Jeebus don't say that on twitter.....cause people would do it.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


CLOROX TONIC WATER COCKTAIL
CLOROX TONIC WATER COCKTAIL
CLOROX TONIC WATER COCKTAIL

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (qjfjx)

351 Trying to help out our favorites restaurants today. Unfortunately the muffin shop doesn't have a drive through, had to stop at Dunkin. Our favorite barbecue joint will deliver. We'll do dinner from there.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (CEMkz)

352 I tried it yesterday for the first time with very good results. I'll probably use it again when things are busy.
Posted by: IrishEi


Psssst. Office Depot. They have a break room/cleaning section. Still have TP listed.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (qjfjx)


warehouses are doing well...

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (zr5Kq)

353 So I reckon it is more than possible that the Feds do try to bail it out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (hYcqw)

This virus and it's panic will be used to bail EVERYTHING out and the public's expense. They've been waiting for years for this opportunity.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (CQ3Qb)

354 I call B essio !
Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:25 AM (arJlL)

Hey at some point we all have to accept that Father Time is Undefeated.
Posted by: kallisto

As far as I'm concerned, you're a young chick-a-dee !

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (arJlL)

355
Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?

-
Jeebus don't say that on twitter.....cause people would do it.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (oZ57d)

--

It might've been on Marketwatch, but I no-sh*t saw an article telling people that drinking bleach doesn't kill the WuFlu.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (YCAti)

356
















Israel's Health Ministry has fast-tracked approval for multiple possible treatments for the novel coronavirus
that will hopefully help shorten the recovery time and reduce
complications for those infected with the virus, reported Ynet on
Monday. The number of confirmed infections in Israel rose to 277 on
Monday evening.



JPost.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (RxDQk)

357 Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?
Posted by: rickb223


Add vodka, and you have a "Really White Russian."

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (P1f+c)

358 So let me get this right. The American Communist Leftist Union is demanding to release illegals BUT the mayor of Champaign IL signed an executive order giving her alleged power to shut off water, power, seize property and stop gun and alcohol sales and not a peep out of the ACLU over that.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM



Ach soooooo Komrade.
Are you be seeing problem in dis?
Perhaps Igor here can help you becoming properly motivated?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (axyOa)

359 Is it St Patricks Day? Where do I go to join all the drunk micks? Oh yeah, I have to drink with no more than 9 ...

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (YxML+)

360 Johnny U surely didn't have nearly the financial resources that Brady has. I know that at least one fast food franchise of his in the Balmer area went tits up. He probably had to play. Those were different times.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:20 AM (y7DUB)

********

I once got shitfaced back in the late 80's at Art Donovans bar and COuntry Club in Bawlmer. Johnny U and a couple other former Colts were there. From what I can remember it was fun. Donovan was funny as hell.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (flINI)

361 Boeing is another. Something like $500 billion in new debt since 2013 used to buy back their own stock. And now we're all about to bail them out.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (CQ3Qb)
++++++++++++
Stock buybacks should be illegal like they used to be. If you have all that money to burn, pay a dividend. But no, buybacks are awesome. As a blue chip, I can get cheap debt because of interest rate repression and use that to execute stock buybacks to cancel the shares that I gave out to executives or shelled out to perform M&A activities. Win/win.

/me wanders off, grousing at the clouds.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (hYcqw)

362 The chloroquine data ispretty sketchy, IMHO. Look at the Google docs figure 1B. No replicates, three "random" fields with minute standard errors. Figure 2, even wider errors, same shitty sampling and analysis problems.

Might be real , but this is crap science, TBF. Crap crap crap for anything but a preliminary result, and easy to do better.


Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (CPk08)

363 Did you ever see the short film, Frank and Celeste?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2282787/
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (kgQKM)

no.... oh

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (zr5Kq)

364 Chloroquine for the win. Check out Powerline Blog. It was also featured
on Laura last nite on Fox. Dialy Mail covering it also. Our MSM? Not so
much.Effective in combating coronavirus


Posted by: Chance99 at March 17, 2020 10:19 AM (fPsmZ)


So will the MSM be banging the drum that PDT and American ingenuity solved the Corona Boner problem in 1 month?
Team America!!!
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (oZ57d)


I believe this is from the South Koreans

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (ZfRYq)

365 I looked at them and said, "I think going out with a
large crowd and getting blind drunk is socially irresponsible to begin
with."





Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (ARm/c)


Nonsense.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (q0enb)

366 Brady is making a bad move. High odds that he flops elsewhere. He doesn't need the money

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 17, 2020 09:58 AM (9TdxA)
_________
Agreed. Hate to see him go out like my childhood idol Johnny Unitas.
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:02 AM (WqPYg)

Well Jerry Jones just gave Dak the franchise tag, so I guess Tom won't end up playing for the Cowboys. That would have been funny just to see how many people it pissed off.

Brady to the New York Giants.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (V2Yro)

367 357 Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?
Posted by: rickb223

Add vodka, and you have a "Really White Russian."
Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (P1f+c)

Bleach keeps you young, so I've been told
For those who drink bleach never grow old

Posted by: josephistan at March 17, 2020 10:31 AM (Izzlo)

368 My previous comment was practicing social distancing from those other, filthy comments.


Virtue status:
signaled [x]

not signaled [ ]

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 10:31 AM (RxDQk)

369 no.... oh
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (zr5Kq)


everyone assumed he was a golddigger, but he did care for her at the very end when her sons would have let her rot in a nursing home.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:31 AM (kgQKM)

370 Did someone say "sons of hibernators?"

Posted by: Jeff Sessionzzzzz at March 17, 2020 10:31 AM (Xt8DX)

371 Dope painting. Dude looks like I'd imagine we all feel.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 17, 2020 10:31 AM (1tml2)

372 Stock buybacks should be illegal like they used to be.

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It does seem like there is a good argument that stock buybacks for public companies should be illegal. Maybe there are counter arguments as to why they shouldn't be. Perhaps a discussion for another time and place.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (sX1BW)

373 361 Boeing is another. Something like $500 billion in new debt since 2013 used to buy back their own stock. And now we're all about to bail them out.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:27 AM (CQ3Qb)

Boeing's biggest problem is that in this market, there's probably no demand for *any* new jets for at least 2 years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (V2Yro)

374 I looked at them and said, "I think going out with a large crowd and getting blind drunk is socially irresponsible to begin with."
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
~~~~~

Whoa, whoa whoa. Hold on there now! Let's remember who we are--Morons of the Horde! It's what we do.

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (sGotD)

375 Well Jerry Jones just gave Dak the franchise tag, so I guess Tom won't end up playing for the Cowboys. That would have been funny just to see how many people it pissed off.

Brady to the New York Giants.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (V2Yro)


Tom is old and will be looking for warmer climates.

Dak is getting $30 mil a season for winning, well, not much. He wants more. I think because he knows his career is VERY limited.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (Zz0t1)

376 Public companies should be forced to issue new stock to bail themselves out. Of course that will hurt current shareholders, but normally that's the risk they take. Unfortunately the "shareholders" are all pension funds now so they will be bailed out. They've given us a choice between a Depression or an even worse Depression without any blame. It's the pandemic's fault, see?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (CQ3Qb)

377 Brutal, vicious dog attack. I can't look.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (1CjJc)

378 Yo

Posted by: Yerp at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (hDfwo)

379
I believe this is from the South Koreans

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 10:30 AM (ZfRYq)


Yes, along with Zinc. Someone posted a link to a story about that a few days ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (q0enb)

380 Stock buybacks should be illegal like they used to be. If you have all that money to burn, pay a dividend. But no, buybacks are awesome. As a blue chip, I can get cheap debt because of interest rate repression and use that to execute stock buybacks to cancel the shares that I gave out to executives or shelled out to perform M&A activities. Win/win.

/me wanders off, grousing at the clouds.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (hYcqw)

oh, geez....

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (zr5Kq)

381 I once got shitfaced back in the late 80's at Art Donovans bar and COuntry Club in Bawlmer. Johnny U and a couple other former Colts were there. From what I can remember it was fun. Donovan was funny as hell.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 10:29 AM (flINI)


Great memories! Colts fans were unique. The fiancée quiz in "Diner" wasn't out of character.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (y7DUB)

382 Daughter of Diogenes #1 is under Shelter in Place down in California. I was reading the "rules" for this.
They stress if you have to go out, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. But buses and rapid transit are totes OK!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (axyOa)

383 Brady is making a bad move. High odds that he flops elsewhere. He doesn't need the money

--------------

Who cares? There will be no NFL this year.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (sX1BW)

384 350 Is that that Clorox/Tonic Water mixed drink, chloroquine?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:24 AM (qjfjx)


Jeebus don't say that on twitter.....cause people would do it.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


CLOROX TONIC WATER COCKTAIL
CLOROX TONIC WATER COCKTAIL
CLOROX TONIC WATER COCKTAIL
Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:28 AM (qjfjx)

Put it out there on social media. Call it a "challenge." Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (NWiLs)

385 I worry the most about the people struggling to find fresh vegetables in food deserts.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:34 AM (YCAti)

386 382 Daughter of Diogenes #1 is under Shelter in Place down in California. I was reading the "rules" for this.
They stress if you have to go out, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. But buses and rapid transit are totes OK!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (axyOa)

Yeah, I don't get that at all.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:34 AM (Ez6QX)

387 If I had a hammer AND a Chihuaha I'm thinking PEST O.
Posted by: saf at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (5IHGB)


hate to admit it, but when I saw the painting cbd put up I thought, Dr. Fauci...

lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:34 AM (vEIlU)

388 Has anyone noticed a change in google? Search results seem a little different, a little more balanced to me right now. (epic was useless, duckduckgo had become pretty bad, so was looking around. Using qwant.com a lot right now)

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:35 AM (jyVW0)

389 236 Oh, and state pension bailouts are next. Give it a week.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:09 AM (CQ3Qb)

Down goes the dollar.
All hail the new central bank cryptocurrency.

Posted by: Charlie Work at March 17, 2020 10:35 AM (hN7kB)

390 Dak is getting $30 mil a season for winning, well, not much. He wants more. I think because he knows his career is VERY limited.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (Zz0t1)


An RG3 trajectory minus the knee problems.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:35 AM (y7DUB)

391
Put it out there on social media. Call it a "challenge." Hilarity ensues.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (NWiLs)


In the effort to even up the toll that Jen Rubin thinks is in play. You KNOW the idiot left will jump all over this.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:35 AM (Zz0t1)

392 388
Has anyone noticed a change in google? Search results seem a little
different, a little more balanced to me right now. (epic was useless,
duckduckgo had become pretty bad, so was looking around. Using qwant.com
a lot right now)

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:35 AM (jyVW0)


Others have mentioned that since yesterday. Its like they sent the censors to work from home without the proper tools.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (CQ3Qb)

393 Oh, and state pension bailouts are next. Give it a week.

--

"We've got teachers struggling to make ends meet during this shutdown!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (YCAti)

394 Whoa, whoa whoa. Hold on there now! Let's remember who we are--Morons of the Horde! It's what we do.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (sGotD)
----------------

Heh.

Thought I might get a response or three.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (ARm/c)

395 Who cares? There will be no NFL this year.
Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (sX1BW)
++++++++++++
Yeah, there probably will. This will have blown over by pre-season. And there had better be - based on my radio, the NFL is the *only* thing keeping sports talk alive

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (hYcqw)

396 The pup is trying to forge a friendship.

Posted by: Rex B at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (Xt8DX)

397
An RG3 trajectory minus the knee problems.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:35 AM (y7DUB)


RG3 got screwed by Shanahan. Dak doesn't run anywhere near as much as Shanahan called for RG3. Even after his knee was blown.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (Zz0t1)

398 Vitamin A and Zinc also listed as effective for treating malaria symptoms.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (JFO2v)

399 everyone assumed he was a golddigger, but he did care for her at the very end when her sons would have let her rot in a nursing home.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:31 AM (kgQKM)

can happen

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (zr5Kq)

400 Ah. Time for my favorite Irish joke.


Two Irishmen walk out of a bar

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (nR2Re)

401 >>Brady to the New York Giants.

From the local scuttlebutt up here the likely landing spot right now is Tampa. They have tons of cap money, some good young receivers and Gisselle likes Florida more than California. Closer to Brazil too.

Plus the owners of Tampa also own Man United and that would be a big help for Brady's stated plans of taking his brand international.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (ZLI7S)

402 that Sperry guy had posted this yesterday, I believe

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_


BREAKING: S. Korea significantly reducing lethality of coronavirus by prescribing a chloroquine diphosphate salt + zinc treatment combo to block COVID-19 viral enzyme @ 500 mg per day of chloroquine + zinc for 10 days

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (vEIlU)

403 A few decades ago, I remember the X-Files featuring a story about how FEMA was the secret government and could suspend all rights.

Seemed like harmless conspiracy theory at the time. Now we have a soulless, amoral, megalomaniac Deep State that will do anything for power.

This panic has been manufactured for a reason.

I believe a coup is coming.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (lvSkr)

404 Vitamin A and Zinc also listed as effective for treating malaria symptoms.

-------------

DDT works best. But, well, you know.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (sX1BW)

405 TuCa mentioned donating blood is something people can do to help alleviate the stress on our healthcare system, although it doesn't directly do anything to help corona virus victims. People are still getting sick and being hospitalized for things other than corona and blood is always needed.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (d6Ksn)

406 We seldom get paintings with an 'adorable' factor but it is nice once in a while.


--
Haven't we had multiple wabbits lately?

Posted by: FrodoB,
because PHDNKH at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (veJcn)

407 ++++++++++++
Yeah, there probably will. This will have blown over by pre-season. And there had better be - based on my radio, the NFL is the *only* thing keeping sports talk alive
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (hYcqw)


What, you mean a bunch of no talent fucks that have never boiled a mouthpiece in their lives have to come up with ways to entertain fans?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (Zz0t1)

408 BREAKING: S. Korea significantly reducing lethality of coronavirus by prescribing a chloroquine diphosphate salt + zinc treatment combo to block COVID-19 viral enzyme @ 500 mg per day of chloroquine + zinc for 10 days
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (vEIlU)
+++++++++++++
What are the trade names for those? Or should I just pound tonic water and chew some pennies?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:38 AM (hYcqw)

409 Just found out that he has lost his job due to the absurd COVID over-reaction, and now he has to eat his puppy...

Posted by: RobM1981 at March 17, 2020 10:38 AM (DvtjP)

410 The Tom Brady Free Agency watch-floor must ensure at least fifty percent coverage during the crisis.

All Tom Brady watchers must work with their colleagues to ensure coverage.

Leave without pay is authorized for watchers not on a Tom Brady watch shift.

No overtime is currently authorized for Tom Brady watch-floor work.

Please remain flexible and work with your watch-floor supervisor.


Posted by: Zod at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (ZS9TG)

411 Others have mentioned that since yesterday. Its like they sent the censors to work from home without the proper tools.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (CQ3Qb)


Maybe a detente while Trump admin is working with Google.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (vEIlU)

412 RG3 got screwed by Shanahan. Dak doesn't run anywhere near as much as Shanahan called for RG3. Even after his knee was blown.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:36 AM (Zz0t1)


Troo dat. I was referring more to setting the world on fire right out of the gate and later on not so much.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (y7DUB)

413
Yeah, I don't get that at all.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:34 AM (Ez6QX)

--------------

As I mentioned yesterday, San Francisco has had a public health crisis for a few years now, with discarded needles in the streets and bums defecating in same.

Yet, the Wuhan flu is somehow more of a problem.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (ARm/c)

414 408 doses needed, 500 can't be zinc

Posted by: CN at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (ONvIw)

415 He [God] watched over me before I knew him, and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil, and he protected me, and consoled me as a father would his son.

St. Patrick

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (WI7YS)

416 The Dump, aka both NO and the state, have decreed that restaurants and bars can do take-out and delivery only (that includes coffee shops), that casinos must close, etc. Groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, health care, all open. I'm beginning to think it's a case of copy-cat behavior. "The governors in the Northeast are doing it, so should we!"

The Internet company is sending a tech by on Thursday, they say, to get me set up for home Internet. And I plan to buy a new Android phone. Aside from that, I take heart from the life of Sir Isaac Newton, who spent his time sequestered from the plague inventing the calculus and investigating the nature of light. May I use my sabbatical as wisely.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (Ejm1K)

417 Ah. Time for my favorite Irish joke.


Two Irishmen walk out of a bar

Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Okay, that was funny !

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (arJlL)

418 *checks cupboards for Zinc

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (zr5Kq)

419 Someone please get the hook. This Cuomo idiot is never going to shut the hell up.

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (sGotD)

420 fyi chloroquine can have serious side effects, including blindness, so the docs have to be judicious in trying this.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (G546f)

421 I worry the most about the people struggling to find fresh vegetables in food deserts.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
--------

On the upside, we're coming into dandelion season. Free, nutritious eats, right there in your lawn.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (nR2Re)

422 My whole life I never worked a job that I could work from home, construction in Cali for the last 30 yrs before I retired. I know my old crew must be so pissed right now. I'm praying that this passes quickly for them, a great bunch of hard working family men. Oh, and all of you idiots are in my prayers too.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (8JqLB)

423 "The entire market has grown into a debt bomb and the fuse has been lit. There is no capital, they're all insolvent. It didn't help that most took on even more debt to buy back their own stock these past few years."

We have $1B cash on hand. What in the hell are you talking about?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (qf0sR)

424 Yes, along with Zinc. Someone posted a link to a story about that a few days ago
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (q0enb)


I first read it about 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (ZfRYq)

425 The SEC has some pretty good data on who is trading equities. Not calling out any names, but all you weak-ass hedge fund shitbags, I hope they finally bring your flaccid dicks under some serious regulation. Also, you big algo traders. People will remember that when the chips were down, you surrender monkeys made things worse.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (VpIIl)

426 "The effective IQ of a mob is effectively that of the dumbest person in the mob divided by the number of people in the mob!"

My favorite demotivator poster: "None of us is as dumb, as all of us"

Posted by: Chris M at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (eAZVt)

427 trust me. otters will make you happy

https://dailyotter.org/posts/2020/3/17/social-distancing-
spend-a-little-time-with-sea-otters

remove space

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 10:41 AM (d7Ww2)

428
Troo dat. I was referring more to setting the world on fire right out of the gate and later on not so much.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (y7DUB)


True.

However, RG3 would've done better under a different OC. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)

429 This panic has been manufactured for a reason.

I believe a coup is coming.
Posted by: Cato


You may be right, and you may love the outcome. Same facts, different viewpoint.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:41 AM (jyVW0)

430 Hey girls....I make my own toilet paper.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 17, 2020 10:41 AM (9m5T6)

431 403 A few decades ago, I remember the X-Files featuring a story about how FEMA was the secret government and could suspend all rights.

Seemed like harmless conspiracy theory at the time. Now we have a soulless, amoral, megalomaniac Deep State that will do anything for power.

This panic has been manufactured for a reason.

I believe a coup is coming.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 10:37 AM (lvSkr)

=========

That was the first movie. Solid little movie, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 17, 2020 10:42 AM (zZbCU)

432 Cuomo starts a pissing contest with Trump and then says there is no time for politics.

What a turd.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:42 AM (ZLI7S)

433
I first read it about 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (ZfRYq)


I get all of my news from here.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:42 AM (q0enb)

434 They stress if you have to go out, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. But buses and rapid transit are totes OK!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:33 AM (axyOa)



They'll say or do anything to get "the masses" on a bus. Utopia has no private cars for the proles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 17, 2020 10:42 AM (XVuno)

435 >>My favorite demotivator poster: "None of us is as dumb, as all of us" Posted by: Chris M at March 17, 2020 10:40 AM (eAZVt)


"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It also rocks absolutely."

Posted by: Zod at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (ZS9TG)

436 Can we do a thread on tv series to watch? I hate any "drug" chase 'em crap.


Posted by: dagny at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (nRWPy)

437 Ran out to the grocery store earlier...they have police stationed at all stores now. To stop fights/looting caused by panic over the exactly 0 cases of the Chinese Plague in my county.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (rnbir)

438 Me signora? Sort of. Vecchia signorina.
Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:23 AM (kgQKM)


Quanto vecchio ??
Posted by: The Paolo

it is impolite to ask a Bella Signorina her age-io !

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (arJlL)

439 Coincidentally I had purchased Zinc tablets and Zinc cough lozengers for my emergency stock.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (vEIlU)

440 Aside from that, I take heart from the life of Sir Isaac Newton, who spent his time sequestered from the plague inventing the calculus and investigating the nature of light. May I use my sabbatical as wisely.

-

Fun fact: he spent more time trying to break the secret code of the numbers mentioned in the Bible. What he is noted for were distractions from what he considered his important work of numerology.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - This is a Virus Free Zone at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (41rs/)

441 When we made our second trip to Africa October a year ago, my doc prescribed malaria meds because we were visiting Botswana and Zimbabwe, which are in the zone.

I can't remember what the horde here recommended, but I asked her for it. She refused, and insisted I take something else that has worse side effects.

Welp, just before we traveled to Botswana, I shared the pills with my husband, and we had horrible headaches and nightmares. Some people we had met at a camp in S. Africa had just returned from Kenya, and were finishing up their round of malaria meds that had no side effects.

At the Johannesburg airport, I asked a pharmacist for something without the side effects, and he sold us something called Melanil, and we were fine. Didn't see a single mosquito, either.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (ptqGC)

442

Cuomo likes to hear himself talk. I can't stand it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (vEIlU)

443 Streets of Fire was not a horrible 80's movie. Not top shelf, but not horrible. Slumber Party Massacre was a horrible 80's movie.

Posted by: Bell Biv Dafoe at March 17, 2020 10:44 AM (Rm0fv)

444 holy crap, someone got to gov Cuomo. he's being VERY nice and polite to PDJT. I wonder what he's been told...

and morning horde. working from home is pretty nice, now if i can just get my laptop to display on my 65" tv...

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 17, 2020 10:44 AM (8D42x)

445 The SEC has some pretty good data on who is trading equities. Not calling out any names, but all you weak-ass hedge fund shitbags, I hope they finally bring your flaccid dicks under some serious regulation. Also, you big algo traders. People will remember that when the chips were down, you surrender monkeys made things worse.


People who are highly leveraged have to sell. On of the fun things about buying on margin is that you're forced to sell in a downturn, thus worsening the downturn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (XVuno)

446 I welcome the coming all rat and rice diet.

Posted by: Charlie Work at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (hN7kB)

447 Someone please get the hook. This Cuomo idiot is never going to shut the hell up.

That was Fredo's core problem, wasn't it. He's fulfilling expectations.

Posted by: dagny at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (nRWPy)

448 Coincidentally I had purchased Zinc tablets and Zinc cough lozengers for my emergency stock.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (vEIlU)


Dang. I knew there was something I forgot to add to our stock. Hope there's still some at my pharmacy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (ptqGC)

449 This panic has been manufactured for a reason. 

I believe a coup is coming. 
Posted by: Cato 


Why not? There were no consequences for the first attempt.


And while we're waiting, Pelosi has a blank check.


She's writing fast and no one will stop her.

Posted by: Yerp at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (hDfwo)

450 What are the trade names for those? Or should I just pound tonic water and chew some pennies?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

chloroquine is prescription only

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (G546f)

451 Cuomo likes to hear himself talk. I can't stand it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:43 AM (vEIlU)


There's more than one Fredo in that family

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (q0enb)

452 The Internet company is sending a tech by on
Thursday, they say, to get me set up for home Internet. And I plan to
buy a new Android phone. Aside from that, I take heart from the life of
Sir Isaac Newton, who spent his time sequestered from the plague
inventing the calculus and investigating the nature of light. May I use
my sabbatical as wisely.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (Ejm1K)


New Orleans is absolutely done. Finished. Since Katrina all the properties were bought up first by rent-seekers, driving prices way out of reach of the average worker, and then by AirBNB - driving out those locals for good and pushing prices to astronomical levels. Now, overnight, tourism has died for a long time, AirBNB rentals are finished and now that you let your workforce become 90% service industry (waiters and waitresses) they're all unemployed. Add to that a huge outbreak of the virus following Mardi Gras.
If there was a way to short a city I'd go all-in against New Orleans. I see no recovery from this.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (CQ3Qb)

453 Newton was big into alchemy too.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (XVuno)

454 Dang. I knew there was something I forgot to add to our stock. Hope there's still some at my pharmacy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (ptqGC)

*psssst, order online - if out, they will replenish...

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:46 AM (zr5Kq)

455 415 He [God] watched over me before I knew him, and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil, and he protected me, and consoled me as a father would his son.

St. Patrick
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2020 10:39 AM (WI7YS)

We could really use another St. Patrick. He was a reformer that restored a corrupted national Church.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 10:46 AM (lvSkr)

456 this is how they take over

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 17, 2020 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

457 If it sits on a Ritz....its gooood.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 17, 2020 10:46 AM (9m5T6)

458 I wish I had vegetable seeds. Wonder if I should order those now?

Posted by: dagny at March 17, 2020 10:46 AM (nRWPy)

459 Hi again- just popping in to say happy St. Patrick's Day and to give you the link for a 9-day coronavirus novena if you are interested:

https://tinyurl.com/COVID19NOVENA

Posted by: bluebell at March 17, 2020 10:46 AM (/669Q)

460 So what happens in 2 weeks. Does everyone lift these bans? Do people then stampede back to bars? And then what? The same issues happen someone is confirmed with a case and the panic starts again. None of these fucks have thought ahead past their 15 minutes of CNN game.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (b52Yt)

461 trust me. otters will make you happy



Wasn't that a song by Mercy?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (axyOa)

462 Men's one a day has 100% rda of zinc. Other stuff, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - This is a Virus Free Zone at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (41rs/)

463 That puppy is the sniper!!!!!!!

Posted by: db at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (Gh3mF)

464 My sis, who has been over the top excited about the impending arrival of her first grandchild, was devastated to find out that when he enters the world in about a week or so, she will not be allowed to meet him at the hospital.

I tried to cheer her up by noting that if mom and baby are both healthy, they won't be in the hospital for long and that her son can send pics from his phone.

Hopefully, 70 years from now, the kid will be boring his own grandchildren by telling them "I was born during the Wuhan Flu Panic of 2020."

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (d6Ksn)

465 >>Streets of Fire was not a horrible 80's movie.

Great soundtrack.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (ZLI7S)

466 chloroquine is prescription only

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (G546f)


That's what my doc prescribed that had the awful side effects. Still, better than getting Wuhan flu.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (ptqGC)

467 However, RG3 would've done better under a different OC. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)


It's an interesting discussion to have that can't be answered until we play board games with God and say "let's try this". Robert was still very small by Goodell Football League standards and would surely have gotten mashed at some point. He's never been successful as a pocket passer but you can argue his confidence was shot by then. Under Shanny he provided the most excitement the Deadskins have had under Snyder, so there was that...

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (y7DUB)

468 Cuomo is the Il Duce of our times.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (VpIIl)

469
HIV/AIDS isn't spread by casual contact.

-------
Casual sex

Posted by: G at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (5NMZN)

470 Boeing's biggest problem is that in this market, there's probably no demand for *any* new jets for at least 2 years.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 10:32 AM (V2Yro)


They do their share of defense contracting.

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (kgQKM)

471 Oh, yes. Would hang. Anywhere. This is wonderful, CBD.

Posted by: creeper at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (XxJt1)

472 Amazon just killed all shipping except for medical supplies and household staples.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (RxDQk)

473 and morning horde. working from home is pretty nice, now if i can just get my laptop to display on my 65" tv...
Posted by: SturmToddler at March 17, 2020 10:44 AM (8D42x)
++++++++++++++
I use a big TV as my monitor in my home office, because I really need multiple screens to work well and I don;t have room for three on my desk.

Here is what I do, if you find it helpful.
- Start with a 4k TV screen. If you don't have 4k, there is no point in proceeding.
- Use HDMI to connect to your PC. If your PC has only DisplayPort, they are pin-compatible and you can get a DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable pretty cheap on Amazon.
- If using Windows (I have no idea about Apple), disable display scaling (set scale to 100%). This makes everything small, but bear with me to the next step
- Use a piece of software called DisplayFusion. It costs about $30, if I remember correctly. This can divide your screen into virtual monitors using arbitrary dimensions. I have mine configured as a grid of 4x 1080p (normal HD) screens. To make the effect work, I added a couple pixels (literally, two pixels) of padding between the virtual screen. I need to have a little line between things to make the segmentation effect work. DisplayFusion also allows you to set hotkeys to toss windows around between or within the virtual monitors.

This setup has been great for me. My 48" TV is too big to look at so close, but I only look at 25% of it at a time, and it works really well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (hYcqw)

474 What are the trade names for those? Or should I just pound tonic water and chew some pennies?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:38 AM (hYcqw)
~~~~~

Pretty sure they sell zinc in vitamin aisle. Zicam also has zinc I think.

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (sGotD)

475 great, Sen Dick (Dick) durbiin (Dick-IL) is now talking on fox...

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (8D42x)

476 I hate to admit it, but Gov. Cuomo has been doing a terrific job for the past 20 minutes explaining the entire situation and especially the background reasons for the closures. I love PDT, but he's not wired to give a sober, and SLOW and PATIENT (not rapid-fire Queens-speak), description of stuff like this Chinese Bug.

Now Cuomo just complimented Trump and his Administration on the steps they've taken and the assistance they've provided. And asked everyone to not point fingers and so forth. Politics are being shoved in the trunk in some portions of the Dem-Media Complex.

Posted by: Gref at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (AMIL/)

477 You would think that China'd come up with some magic elixir (ancient medical cures, etc. ) but all are capable of these days is bat soup.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (zr5Kq)

478 Wow.

Just heard a quote from DeBlasio trashing the press for spreading lies about the virus.

Cover your cars, folks. Pig shit is MESSY.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

479 468
Cuomo is the Il Duce of our times.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (VpIIl)

_________


Il Duce, Il Deuce ... Tomayto, Tohmahto.

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (WqPYg)

480 472 Amazon just killed all shipping except for medical supplies and household staples.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (RxDQk)

what are you talking about?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (G546f)

481 Aside from that, I take heart from the life of Sir Isaac Newton, who spent his time sequestered from the plague inventing the calculus and investigating the nature of light. May I use my sabbatical as wisely.

-

Fun fact: he spent more time trying to break the secret code of the numbers mentioned in the Bible. What he is noted for were distractions from what he considered his important work of numerology.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - This is a Virus Free Zone at March 17, 2020


*
*

At least he didn't do a lot of beer, hookers, and blow, or worse yet, waste his time!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 17, 2020 10:51 AM (Ejm1K)

482 Oh, yes. Would hang. Anywhere. This is wonderful, CBD.

I really like it, too. It's a moment and a story instead of a pose.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:51 AM (1+J19)

483 Just getting this in the name field.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 10:51 AM (41rs/)

484 >>Now Cuomo just complimented Trump and his Administration on the steps they've taken and the assistance they've provided. And asked everyone to not point fingers and so forth. Politics are being shoved in the trunk in some portions of the Dem-Media Complex.

After using his time yesterday taking shots at Trump and his response and then getting smacked back by Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:51 AM (ZLI7S)

485 Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 10:48 AM (y7DUB)

*******

RGIII was dead man scrambling. No way a little guy like that survives running around outside a pocket when you have 260 pound linebackers running a 4.3 40. It was only a matter of time before he got squashed.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 17, 2020 10:51 AM (flINI)

486 We could really use another St. Patrick. He was a reformer that restored a corrupted national Church.


Mister, we could use a man like Martin Luther Again

Those were the days...

Posted by: Diesel Jones at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (0CeRG)

487 Pretty sure they sell zinc in vitamin aisle. Zicam also has zinc I think.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (sGotD)

Zicam is pretty good. I've had success with staving off colds if you take it when you start to feel one come on.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (Ez6QX)

488 "People who are highly leveraged have to sell. On of the fun things about buying on margin is that you're forced to sell in a downturn, thus worsening the downturn.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 17, 2020 10:45 AM (XVuno)"

Hedge funds currently get around a LOT of the regulation out there today simply because of the way they operate. They become highly leveraged because they don't fall under many of the constraints BD's and AM's do. It's a giant hole and the SEC and FINRA should get off their fat, feckless, flabby asses and fix it. Same with Congress- but then the DNC would lose most of their funding...

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (VpIIl)

489 Politics are being shoved in the trunk in some portions of the Dem-Media Complex.

Posted by: Gref at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (AMIL/)
+++++++++++++++++
I hope they realize what they've done and are trying to fix it for the good of the country.

A man can dream.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (hYcqw)

490 Amazon is suspending inbound shipments of non-essential products from sellers.

High-priority categories like health products and household goods will continue to ship as normal.

Amazon will still fill orders for low-priority products it already has in its warehouses, but new stock will not be added until April 5th at the earliest.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (zr5Kq)

491
Zicam is pretty good. I've had success with staving off colds if you take it when you start to feel one come on.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (Ez6QX)


Isn't that the one that caused the loss of a sense of smell?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (Zz0t1)

492 Here is what I do, if you find it helpful.
- Start with a 4k TV screen. If you don't have 4k, there is no point in proceeding.
- Use HDMI to connect to your PC. If your PC has only DisplayPort, they are pin-compatible and you can get a DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable pretty cheap on Amazon.
- If using Windows (I have no idea about Apple), disable display scaling (set scale to 100%). This makes everything small, but bear with me to the next step
- Use a piece of software called DisplayFusion. It costs about $30, if I remember correctly. This can divide your screen into virtual monitors using arbitrary dimensions. I have mine configured as a grid of 4x 1080p (normal HD) screens. To make the effect work, I added a couple pixels (literally, two pixels) of padding between the virtual screen. I need to have a little line between things to make the segmentation effect work. DisplayFusion also allows you to set hotkeys to toss windows around between or within the virtual monitors.

This setup has been great for me. My 48" TV is too big to look at so close, but I only look at 25% of it at a time, and it works really well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM (hYcqw)

you're my hero. i need one of those cables. my work laptop is so old it doesn't have an HDMI port. -_-

but i'll look for one of those adaptors and get up and running. I've got a new LG 65" so we'll see how it goes. thanks Joe.

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (8D42x)

493 Joe Scarborough actually complimented PDT:

https://tinyurl.com/uuvy3al

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (ptqGC)

494 After using his time yesterday taking shots at Trump and his response and then getting smacked back by Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:51 AM (ZLI7S)


Yesterday, PDT must have gotten him to be a team player (for a while).

Posted by: Gref at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (AMIL/)

495 Wow.

Just heard a quote from DeBlasio trashing the press for spreading lies about the virus.

Cover your cars, folks. Pig shit is MESSY.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)
------------

Tax receipts cratered.

Oops.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (ARm/c)

496

what are you talking about? Posted by: vmom 2020





https://archive.is/CCOvG


Amazon story

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (RxDQk)

497

Consider this too.

Trump has been eradicating ISIS and other terrorists.

If during this time we were doubly hit, it would be devestating.

China still has the capability to double-hit but I bet they will not dare. They have already done enough damage teetering on war.

A worm or virus on the internet would cause hell right now.

Or an electrical grid hit because we are depending on the internet so much right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (vEIlU)

498 484 >>Now Cuomo just complimented Trump and his Administration on the steps they've taken and the assistance they've provided. And asked everyone to not point fingers and so forth. Politics are being shoved in the trunk in some portions of the Dem-Media Complex.

After using his time yesterday taking shots at Trump and his response and then getting smacked back by Trump.
Posted by: JackStraw

I wonder if PDT would put Gov Cuomo in the drivers seat to be a spokesperson for the admin on this.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (d7Ww2)

499 Now, overnight, tourism has died for a long time,

------------

Ultimately may be the best thing to ever happen to New Orleans. Relying on tourism as your primary industry is never a good long-term bet. Even Vegas has tried to diversify. But the convention market is going to dry up for a bit.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (sX1BW)

500 Amazon just killed all shipping except for medical supplies and household staples

Link or stop spreading FUD. Aren't things bad enough already?

Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (F6tBH)

501

Seinfeld

Soup Nazi

Need to go make some soup now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM (vEIlU)

502 I know that some say that we don't contend with men, that this is a spiritual battle.

This is one of those "Power of And" things.

Our enemies, spiritual and temporal, are in lockstep. The front line is everywhere.

We contend with the Devil, but his flesh and blood minions, who have sold their souls in the pursuit of power and license, are even more numerous than his demons.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (lvSkr)

503 but i'll look for one of those adaptors and get up and running. I've got a new LG 65" so we'll see how it goes. thanks Joe.
Posted by: SturmToddler at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (8D42x)
+++++++++++++
Sure. It was an adventure figuring out how to make it all come together. What kind of video card does your laptop have? Most from the past several years can drive 4k, but not all can. I can look into it if you want so you don't waste money on something that won't work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (hYcqw)

504 Pretty sure they sell zinc in vitamin aisle.

Yes, they do. Might be in a minerals sub-section, but keep looking. You can also get it in combination with Calcium and Magnesium, so check under 'C', too.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (dBiBP)

505
Amazon just killed all shipping except for medical supplies and household staples.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars!


There's no mention of this on the home page.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (aKsyK)

506 Isn't that the one that caused the loss of a sense of smell?
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (Zz0t1)

The nasal swabs, yeah. They got pulled off the market. The ones I take are the lozenges.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (Ez6QX)

507 After this shit storm is over lots of people will realize driving into work every day is stupid. This will revolutionize work with millions of people working from home on a more permanent basis.

The vast majority of white collar jobs can be done remotely. Maybe not 100% since there is value in being together for meetings, design sessions, etc. But I can see a 3 days on, 2 days offsite kind of model coming for a lot of companies.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (b52Yt)

508 Link or stop spreading FUD. Aren't things bad enough already?



Posted by: Eisenhorn



Reading is fundamental, one-name.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 10:54 AM (RxDQk)

509 Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (d7Ww2)

510 Just got back from the Doctor, my bad cholesterol numbers is too low. I am taking avortistatin at 20mg and he is going to try to get me some 10mg pills or I can cut the ones I have in half.


I have never heard that too low of bad cholesterol can give you problems but apparently it can.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (JUOKG)

511 and morning horde. working from home is pretty nice, now if i can just get my laptop to display on my 65" tv...
Posted by: SturmToddler


I use a big TV as my monitor in my home office, because I really need multiple screens to work well and I don;t have room for three on my desk.

This setup has been great for me. My 48" TV is too big to look at so close, but I only look at 25% of it at a time, and it works really well.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


I'm running a laptop on a 39" Sony Bravia TV. Crappy work laptop video card won't support three monitors like my work desktop does.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (qjfjx)

512 Nice :

"Foreign Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Trying to Cause U.S. Panic"


I blame China.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (zr5Kq)

513 "I was born during the Wuhan Flu Panic of 2020."
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 10:47 AM (d6Ksn)

------

I'm calling it "The Great Enstupiding of 2020."

Related: my brother is a chef, and his pregnant girlfriend is a barmaid. So thanks to our sex deviant governor closing every bar and restaurant in the state, they're going to be out of work in the middle of the pregnancy.

Three cheers for the Great Enstupiding!!!

I'm so glad Governor Pole-ass saw fit to do material harm to my family in the process of harming my state, so he can stir up panic over a bad cold and flu season in the hopes of harming my President.

That was a really cool thing to do. I hope one of his rent boys cracks his ass open and dumps a novel AIDS strain in there. Fucking douche.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (wb9Nt)

514 504: I bought my zinc from vitamin shoppe and lucky vitamin

Posted by: CN at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (ONvIw)

515 It's a mistake to think all Dem pols are gleeful about this situation. They have investments too.

Milwaukee's mayor must be praying to Gaia that this goes away before the Dem convention gets cancelled. The city has already sunk a ton of money into preparations and was looking forward to it boosting the economy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (d6Ksn)

516 After this shit storm is over lots of people will realize driving into work every day is stupid. This will revolutionize work with millions of people working from home on a more permanent basis.

The vast majority of white collar jobs can be done remotely. Maybe not 100% since there is value in being together for meetings, design sessions, etc. But I can see a 3 days on, 2 days offsite kind of model coming for a lot of companies.

-------------

I expect a change, but there is too much value in working in the same place. Working from home is not always the most efficient. But "working hours" may change. We are all on 24/7 anyway.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (sX1BW)

517 Isn't that the one that caused the loss of a sense of smell?

I thought the zinc thing was, if they taste like shit, you are NOT zinc deficient. If you can't taste them (and that's related to sense of smell, too), you need them.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (Ibwur)

518 The democrats are now seriously invested in this "crisis" and cannot let it simply dissipate away in a few weeks. We're looking at months of authoritarian controls as long as a single person has the virus or a single new case appears.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (H8QX8)

519 512 Nice :

"Foreign Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Trying to Cause U.S. Panic"


I blame China.
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (zr5Kq)

What of the domestic coronavirus disinformation campaign?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (NWiLs)

520 >>I wonder if PDT would put Gov Cuomo in the drivers seat to be a spokesperson for the admin on this.

Why?

Besides, Cuomo has his hands full with NY.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (ZLI7S)

521 496

oh, it's just amazon making room in warehouses for things getting panic bought

Amazon told sellers on Tuesday that it's suspending shipments of all non-essential products to its warehouses to deal with the increased workloads following the coronavirus outbreak.
Amazon is now prioritizing medical supplies, household staples, and other high-demand products to its warehouses until April 5.
"We are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers," the message said.:

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 10:57 AM (G546f)

522 One distinct thing I noticed is that everywhere I went, the air smelled a lot cleaner. You may even say healthier.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 10:57 AM (zr5Kq)

523 Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (d7Ww2)


Powerful prayer. My fav. and necessary against our enemies now. And our church cancelled Mass. Ugh.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 10:57 AM (Orx/W)

524
Here is what I do, if you find it helpful.
- Start with a 4k TV screen. If you don't have 4k, there is no point in proceeding.
- Use HDMI to connect to your PC. If your PC has only DisplayPort, they are pin-compatible and you can get a DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable pretty cheap on Amazon.
- If using Windows (I have no idea about Apple), disable display scaling (set scale to 100%). This makes everything small, but bear with me to the next step
- Use a piece of software called DisplayFusion. It costs about $30, if I remember correctly. This can divide your screen into virtual monitors using arbitrary dimensions. I have mine configured as a grid of 4x 1080p (normal HD) screens. To make the effect work, I added a couple pixels (literally, two pixels) of padding between the virtual screen. I need to have a little line between things to make the segmentation effect work. DisplayFusion also allows you to set hotkeys to toss windows around between or within the virtual monitors.

This setup has been great for me. My 48" TV is too big to look at so close, but I only look at 25% of it at a time, and it works really well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 10:49 AM



***

Sheesh! Seems like a lot of stuff to do.


**Sips morning Bloody Mary**

**Reads more Hordespeak**

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 10:57 AM (axyOa)

525 Welp, the scammers are out. Just got an email from a sweet church lady asking me for my help.

"I am currently traveling abroad and need to purchase an iTunes gift card for my niece. Could you possibly help me? Will pay you back when I return."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM (ptqGC)

526 After this shit storm is over lots of people will realize driving into work every day is stupid. This will revolutionize work with millions of people working from home on a more permanent basis.

I will continue to show up for the free donuts and coffee.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM (XVuno)

527 Amazon just killed all shipping except for medical supplies and household staples

Link or stop spreading FUD. Aren't things bad enough already?






Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 17, 2020 10:53 AM

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It's on their blog and no they aren't stopping shipping. They are prioritizing shipping for household items, they aren't killing shipping on everything else.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM (JUOKG)

528 he's gonna eat that puppeh

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM (0O7c5)

529 Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (JUOKG)

If your #s are that low....why are you taking a statin?

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM (X/Pw5)

530 Amazon is giving priority to certain delivery items over other items. That is what they are doing. The information is available on their website if anyone cares to read it.

Posted by: tubal at March 17, 2020 10:59 AM (90T4r)

531 Bwahahahaha.

Cuomo is a- team player? I'm dying here. You must not live in New York. The man's a cretin and he's more interested in saving his own ass and promoting the Dem Party. Watch where this goes in a few weeks and how Cuomo goes around stating his shit doesn't stink and President Trump is feckless. I'll put a thousand large on that.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2020 10:59 AM (VpIIl)

532 What of the domestic coronavirus disinformation campaign?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (NWiLs)


take zink, boost your immune system

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (zr5Kq)

533 The run on guns has affected prices - just 3 weeks ago you could get a complete rifle length upper with BCG from PSA as low as $239.

Right now the cheapest is $299.



Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (ZfRYq)

534 Welp, the scammers are out. Just got an email from a sweet church lady asking me for my help.

"I am currently traveling abroad and need to purchase an iTunes gift card for my niece. Could you possibly help me? Will pay you back when I return."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM (ptqGC)



An iTunes gift card? That's it? No self-respecting Nigerian prince would ever stoop to such a penny-ante request.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (XVuno)

535 or zinc, let's go with traditional spelling

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (zr5Kq)

536 Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (d7Ww2)

Great prayer.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (lvSkr)

537 Other big box stores are doing the same - getting in more household supplies, less clothes and stuff like that

there's only so much shelf space,you stock what sells

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (G546f)

538
Amazon is giving priority to certain delivery items over other items.

Which means some stuff will not get shipped or will get shipped late.


That's what "prioritized" means.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 11:01 AM (RxDQk)

539 China still has the capability to double-hit but I bet they will not dare. They have already done enough damage teetering on war.
=============
Their economy is utterly, virtually solely dependent on our (US) capacity to consume. Our slacking demand on cheap-shit "stuff' will tank those bastards, and fast. People are now focused on Food and essentials.
Also, another sector where ChiComs are dependent on U.S.? Packaging. Thanks to our wise management of our forests, China can't ship shit w/out our paper and cardboard products.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 17, 2020 11:01 AM (7Fj9P)

540 An iTunes gift card?

--------------

Would a Blockbuster card suffice?

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 11:01 AM (sX1BW)

541 478
Wow.



Just heard a quote from DeBlasio trashing the press for spreading lies about the virus.



Cover your cars, folks. Pig shit is MESSY.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

Well there you go.. First Cuomo and now Deblasio.... lefty ideologues just realized that their cities and states are going to be destroyed by this wanton panic being sown by the press. Manhattan will be Harlem of the 70's by the time this is over

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 17, 2020 11:01 AM (oZ57d)

542 Other big box stores are doing the same - getting in more household supplies, less clothes and stuff like that

there's only so much shelf space,you stock what sells
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 11:00 AM (G546f)


makes sense

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 11:02 AM (zr5Kq)

543 Monkey is UP you reprobates!

Posted by: kallisto at March 17, 2020 11:02 AM (kgQKM)

544 518 The democrats are now seriously invested in this "crisis" and cannot let it simply dissipate away in a few weeks. We're looking at months of authoritarian controls as long as a single person has the virus or a single new case appears.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 17, 2020 10:56 AM (H8QX

It's not just Dem pols. GOP governors are shutting things down too. The difference is Dems like the Illinois governor are sneaking things in there that have nothing at all to do with managing the corona virus.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 11:02 AM (d6Ksn)

545 We get our TP in big lots through Amazon so prioritized stocking may be a Good Thing.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at March 17, 2020 11:02 AM (dfRN6)

546
Well there you go.. First Cuomo and now Deblasio.... lefty
ideologues just realized that their cities and states are going to be
destroyed by this wanton panic being sown by the press.


Sounds like someone just remembered where their government salary actually comes from.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 11:02 AM (RxDQk)

547 Which means some stuff will not get shipped or will get shipped late.


That's what "prioritized" means.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 11:01 AM (RxDQk)

which is a far cry from "killing shipping"

you sounded like a panic monger for a bit there dude

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (G546f)

548 Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (d7Ww2)


Powerful prayer. My fav. and necessary against our enemies now. And our church cancelled Mass. Ugh.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 10:57 AM (Orx/W)


Mont Saint Michel is my favorite place in France. The statue of him in the abbey illustrates that he didn't engage in halfassed measures against evil.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (y7DUB)

549 If it sits on a Ritz....its gooood.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot

Even titz !

Posted by: JT at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (arJlL)

550 Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress at this period in history.

Posted by: Roger the Shrubber at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (XVuno)

551 516

I work on a team of about 20 people distributed over 3 offices, spanning 4 time zones. I work from home full time since I am nowhere near a company location. Everyone else works at least 50% at home. Everyone is remote to someone else so there is no real need to go be onsite when 2/3 of your team is somewhere else.

It works great. We meet all the time via Skype and are always in contact on IM.

I havent had an office to go to since GWB was president and never want one again.

I also work some weird hours. Will have 6am meetings to accommodate east coast schedules. But then I head out to play golf at 1pm that afternoon.

The 9 to 5 model with an hour commute model is dead, or should be anyway.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (b52Yt)

552 Zicam is pretty good. I've had success with staving off colds if you take it when you start to feel one come on.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (Ez6QX)
~~~~~

Yep. I like the RapidMelts.

Sponge: The sense of smell thing was with the nasal swabs

Posted by: ☘ IrishEi ☘ at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (sGotD)

553 Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 17, 2020 10:55 AM (JUOKG)



If your #s are that low....why are you taking a statin?


Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2020 10:58 AM

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Because when I don't my numbers go way too high.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (JUOKG)

554 But is it art?

[Looks like I took so long the monkey's up. Well, good time to post a long willowed selfie comment.]
____________

ON THIS DAY, IN 1996, I published a webpage for the first time.

Days of ink and staples

At the time, my hobby creative outlet was mini-comics, as inspired by the great cartoonist Matt Faezell, creator of Cynicalman. (mattfeazell.net) Mini-comic: One sheet of typing paper, print both sides, cut, fold, staple = 8-page booklet. It was a format that was a good fit for my simplistic doodles and short-attention-span stories. Sometimes I got fancy and did 16-pagers.

My audience was limited to my handing out or mailing copies to friends, neighbors, and relatives (most of whom were polite enough not to say anything about them). I did have a 'display' at ChicagoCon, once - a fellow in the independent publishers area let me have a corner of his table. Other than that, well, even with small 'press runs,' I have a whole big bunch of copies left, here in this shoebox.

WWWOW! signal

I thought, this new web thing might be a good place to advertise my little comics. I put up a list. I even created a VRML 3D old-fash-looking comics 'spinner' to display them. (Alas, poor old VRML, we hardly knew ye.) I had fun, anyway.

Then I decided to put up a sample.

I took the original artwork on one mini-comic, scanned it with my 300dpi hand-held grayscale scanner, and created the GIFs (hadn't yet learned about .PNG) using good old Deluxe Paint IIe. Colored in with a sixteen-color palette. (linked in nic)

The moment that full-color "sample" page was uploaded, it hit me. Whoa! This -- the wwweb -- was the new framework for everything. Print, pix, audio, video, 3D-VR, all in one system. "Print is dead." No more trips to the photocopy place, no more collating, cutting, folding, stapling. No mailing lists or stamps or wrappers! I went out of the self-print-publishing business and proceeded to scan and color and upload all my comics. Then made new ones.

I addressed the copyright and income issues in a brief, early attempt at a daily comic, Mind Fuel. I realized there was no protection from data theft, no paywall that couldn't be breached or reached-around (!). It's been amusing, over the subsequent two dozen decades, to watch 'real' publishers try to deal with matters I figured out immediately. (Even before the web there was CompuServe, which had its limits, but still taught me about the universal accessibility of web stuff.)

The PayPal donation button does work.

THE BEST IS STILL AHEAD

Twenty-four years. More than twelve hundred webworks - toons, tunes, pomes and stories, doodles and vids.

The old mindfulwebworks.com website has not had as much new stuff in recent years as in the past, as personal and computer problems have been seriously thwarting me. Somehow I, also, am twenty-four years older. I still have many short and tall tales to tell. Did you see the one about the Beast with Four Heads?

I do hope to spruce the place up a bit before the big 25 next year.

"Please don't take it personally, but your site kinda sucks."
--logprof on Ace of Spades, October 17, 2012 12:20 AM

Posted by: mindful webworker
It's All in Your Mind
at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (jhgxs)

555
you sounded like a panic monger for a bit there dude Posted by: vmom 2020


Only to the easily panicked.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 11:04 AM (RxDQk)

556 Mont Saint Michel is my favorite place in France. The statue of him in the abbey illustrates that he didn't engage in halfassed measures against evil.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 11:03 AM (y7DUB)

I might have to see it, some day, after the current nonsense is done. Art appreciation and pilgrimage at the same time sounds like a fine vacation.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 11:05 AM (lvSkr)

557 NOOD APE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 11:05 AM (hYcqw)

558 Which means some stuff will not get shipped or will get shipped late.


That's what "prioritized" means.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 11:01 AM (RxDQk)

which is a far cry from "killing shipping"

you sounded like a panic monger for a bit there dude
Posted by: vmom 2020


Yeah. They are prioritizing food and household staples.

You may have to wait a couple of weeks for that duvet cover.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 11:06 AM (qjfjx)

559 More gun threads are our future.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 17, 2020 11:06 AM (9m5T6)

560 552 Zicam is pretty good. I've had success with staving off colds if you take it when you start to feel one come on.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 10:52 AM (Ez6QX)

Yes, me too. Emergent-C is also good.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 11:06 AM (d6Ksn)

561 After this shit storm is over lots of people will realize driving into work every day is stupid. This will revolutionize work with millions of people working from home on a more permanent basis.

If it can be done from home it can be done from India or by an algorithm. There would be nothing holding a company together without people coming in.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 11:07 AM (cfSLd)

562 Why is it that the "health experts" we're currently listening to seem to discount the economic wreckage their plans create and the success of their plans relies on draconian authoritarian measures implemented upon a pliable and scared populous?


I'm not saying Covid19 isn't serious, especially to certain demographics. That demographic is well represented here on this blog. If we're honest we admit we're not health experts (otherwise we'd be expounding on twitter 90x ph) and are uncertain about what the right thing to do is, so the population most likely to resist what is essentially tyranny is hesitant to stop it for fear of being culled if we're wrong.

I'd say "they", whoever they are, have found an awesome crisis and they won't let it go to waste. This already has cratered the economy, the effects are not reversible, so recession/depression here we come.
We've once again shown through actions and not words on the internet that we'll do as we're told, so the totalitarians are having their day putting folks to the test and seeing no resistance.

I dunno what point I'm trying to make other than it feels like the crisis, whether manufactured or not, is a milestone the country is going through and it won't be the same or better on the other side.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 17, 2020 11:08 AM (z79tQ)

563 Kitteh welcomes me home. She then promptly jumps on the side table where she gets her treats.

Posted by: DaveA at March 17, 2020 11:09 AM (FhXTo)

564 I might have to see it, some day, after the current nonsense is done. Art appreciation and pilgrimage at the same time sounds like a fine vacation.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 17, 2020 11:05 AM (lvSkr)


Plus it's a small place that you can completely see and enjoy in a day or so. My French friend found us a room on the island itself so that was very cool as everyone else had to trek back across the causeway as darkness fell. I hope you're able to go.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 17, 2020 11:09 AM (y7DUB)

565 This panic has been manufactured for a reason.



I believe a coup is coming.


just gonna flog this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwK2NnEk7Ufeature=youtu.bet=812

Posted by: DaveA at March 17, 2020 11:17 AM (FhXTo)

566 Didn't realize Czernobog had a dog.

Posted by: Editor at March 17, 2020 11:34 AM (w4fYK)

567 OK, nothing on Amazon.com's page, but Reuters does have the story being spoken of:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/txxdh3w

Given the recent nature of the announcement I'd guess they haven't had time to update the main page yet.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at March 17, 2020 11:54 AM (OUMaO)

568
There is no better feeling than picking up your doggie from daycare or getting home.

That's a whole-lotta goodness.

Posted by: Sapwolf at March 17, 2020 12:05 PM (nuv3n)

569 What kills the joy of working remotely are conference calls, as mentioned in posts above. It will be interesting to hear the horror stories from our national work-from-home experiment. My favorite from back in the day was a guy who put the phone mike up by his nose and so everyone can listen to Darth Vader breathing, and made them shout so their voice was louder than his nose.

Posted by: George V at March 17, 2020 12:30 PM (U2Tva)

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