Mid-Morning Art Thread [Kris]

Chardin Governess.jpg

The Governess
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

It’s tough to classify Chardin’s style. Depending on who you ask, he is either Rococo or not. He is sometimes classified in a pseudo-movement called “Natural Art”, while some classify “Natural Art” as really a sub-movement within Rococo. Whatever it is, Natural Art revolts against the vapidness of the French Rococo and elevates the lower, poorer classes, lifting them up as the true nobility—of character rather than title. Chardin helped shift the focus of art’s subject matter from aristocratic self-indulgence and lofty allegories to scenes depicting the lower genres with quiet images of common, everyday life and morality. Some of the philosophes of the French Enlightenment would praise these artists for their efforts to reform base society through their art.

In this work, Chardin uses the size of the room, its decor, and the costume on the boy, to show the viewer that the family this governess works for is quite wealthy. The room is still pretty empty however. There are no paintings on the wall, no wallpaper, no rugs, but is instead filled with toys—playing cards and a racket. This is the boy’s playroom. By keeping the background items small and simple, Chardin allows the viewer to instead concentrate on work’s focus—the governess.

The form of the governess begins at the vertical center-line and dominates the entire right half of the work. She is the largest, the lightest, and the brightest form in the painting. She sits and leans forward to look the boy square in the eyes. Her facial expression tells us is not scolding but gently talking to the boy about something important, and the boy respectfully listens. What I think she’s saying is revealed by the juxtaposition of images. The boy is dressed as an adult but is surrounded by toys. He looks to be about 6 to 8 years old—old enough to start understanding responsibility. He will have responsibilities in that family one day and he needs to start learning them. He has left his toys all over the floor and the woman firmly but lovingly reprimands him about the mess. Meanwhile, she is also getting the boy ready to go out. The door in the background is open, waiting for him to exit the playroom into the adult world. She has dressed him in his finest suit and is brushing off his hat. She may even be giving him some final instructions on what is expected beyond the door.

Chardin uses color to focus on the woman. The palette is browns, tans and grays, with just small, scattered dots of blue. The woman’s costume is the only white in the entire painting. The light source is above the boy but points to her, making her glow. That the light source is off canvas, it almost looks like a light from heaven. This gives her an angelic presence, a purity, and her advice becomes divine wisdom. Under her apron, the rest of her outfit almost matches the colors in the boy’s clothes. This links them and makes them stand out from the dank background.

It’s also interesting how the lighting shines on the boy’s face, too. Chardin makes sure we can see the two faces and read each expression—one earnest and the other humble. This is also interesting because it reverses their social station—the humble servant is giving direction to her social superior. In addition, the woman is older; her hair is gray. She has the wisdom of age (and maybe experience) to back up her words.
In this work, Chardin is reversing the ideas of nobility and social roles. In this society, nobles rarely raised their own children; they hired people to do so, and these servants, in many cases, became the real parents to these children. Chardin is portraying an ideal situation where a virtuous woman has the opportunity to raise a moral and honorable generation of social leaders, who would then go on to better society for everyone—unlike the one Chardin was living through.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:30 AM




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1 You know who else had a governess...huh?

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

2 Shelter in place means you cant go to the movies, son.

Posted by: henry at March 18, 2020 09:31 AM (JMDly)

3 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (zZbCU)

4 I told you not to wack that thing in the house didn't I?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (8JqLB)

5 The old lie on your back and think of England talk.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (JFO2v)

6 Rome and Carthage. You know which is which.

Posted by: Someguy at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (Zm+LZ)

7 Was every other painter named Jean-Baptiste something or other back then? I think so.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (JoUsr)

8 Just before the spankin'.

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (X/Pw5)

9 The Goiverness



Or as we say in Colorado, Jared Polis

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:34 AM (m45I2)

10 Thanks Kris

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

11 8 Just before the spankin'.
Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (X/Pw5)

or maybe caught spankin

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

12 Wait. Where's the boy?

Posted by: Now they are tossing babies! at March 18, 2020 09:34 AM (Tnijr)

13 This was not in my Paint-By-Numbers catalog.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 18, 2020 09:34 AM (QzJWU)

14 He looks to be about 6 to 8 years old --old enough to start understanding responsibility. He will have responsibilities in that family one day and he needs to start learning them.


Pshhh. that doesn't happen until you're 26 YO

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 09:34 AM (vd8XM)

15 7 Was every other painter named Jean-Baptiste something or other back then? I think so.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 18, 2020 09:32 AM (JoUsr)

When I find Jesus Im gonna kick his ass!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 09:35 AM (JFO2v)

16 Somebody needs a nap.

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 09:35 AM (uLuPn)

17 Looks a mite smeary to me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 18, 2020 09:35 AM (o2MD2)

18 In four years she will make him a man.....

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:35 AM (zr5Kq)

19 Looks to be his hat she is holding.
I thought it was her purse, and the little kid got caught going thru it

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 09:36 AM (vd8XM)

20 Explain to the little bastard what 'quarantine' means

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 18, 2020 09:36 AM (oAY8z)

21 She is part of the blue-hair brigade.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2020 09:36 AM (IxrDK)

22 And you want to transition , right ?

RIGHT !!

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:36 AM (rpxSz)

23 What ? that's what female governesses were for. Boys had grooms.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)

24 That's a boy? I was trying to gleen from the clues and went with girl. Dress-type outfit, those front sausage curls. But a boy's face. Tough call.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (JoUsr)

25 It's tough to classify Chardin's style.
---
not really, IMHO.

"dull and uninteresting" comes to mind, right off the bat...

now, off to see what i'm supposed to panic about this morning, then lay back down for a few more Z's....

one can't face TEOTWAWKI w/o proper sleep!

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (+W/Q4)

26 He is too old to have a governess anyway. This is all wrong.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (zr5Kq)

27 Is that a little boy? It looks like a girl.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (Rz36l)

28
The Governess?

Wasn't that Jim McGreevy? Is this his official portrait?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (pNxlR)

29

Verbal tongue-lashing - a limerick

The governess wouldn't be denied
So the young boy got punished and cried
Was it catchy? You bet.
So they sang a duet:
"Baby, it's scold outside!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (m45I2)

30 I would not mess with the governess. Look at those shoulders!

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (dBiBP)

31 24: I thought it was a girl, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (IxrDK)

32 it's a helluva note that copy/paste of part of the original poast gets you a "500" error for smart punctuation...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (+W/Q4)

33 They appear to be in the "game room"....and she's gonna whack him w/that brush.

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (X/Pw5)

34 Take your father's dress of this instant !!

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (rpxSz)

35 Who blushes like that?

Posted by: dagny at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (nRWPy)

36 Beat that red headed step child.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (7ZMbn)

37 That's a man, baby

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (uLuPn)

38 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (7Fj9P)

39 it's a helluva note that copy/paste of part of the original poast gets you a "500" error for smart punctuation...
Posted by: redc1c4

Yeah. I had to put it in unicode translater.
I think the -- got Pixy pixxed.

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (vd8XM)

40 That's a boy? I was trying to gleen from the clues and went with girl. Dress-type outfit, those front sausage curls. But a boy's face. Tough call.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (JoUsr)
~~~~~

French. 'Nuf said.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (sGotD)

41 The nanny turned around and shouted "Play that funky music, white boy...

Posted by: klaftern at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (RuIsu)

42
24 That's a boy? I was trying to gleen from the clues and went with girl. Dress-type outfit, those front sausage curls. But a boy's face. Tough call.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (JoUsr)


'Twas a pity his parents could not afford to "transition" him/her back in those days.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (pNxlR)

43 He looks older than 8.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

44 Young Master, how would you prefer your paddling today?

Brush, or Racquet?

Posted by: stumck at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (w9Wax)

45
Jean-Baptiste prepared the way for Jesus Martinez of the Black Velvet.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 18, 2020 09:40 AM (z0XD8)

46 I swear that's a boy. Back in the day, children were dressed like little adults. Girls would have worn the full dress. If you squint hard enough, you can see his knickers just below his coat hemline.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:40 AM (OyyDO)

47
Check out the playing card on the floor -- Ace o' Spades!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:40 AM (pNxlR)

48

Governess: "No, you have to wait until the banana bread comes out of the oven. Forty minutes, dear."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:40 AM (vEIlU)

49 I thought we agreed that you would not cheat on me anymore and with your sister no less !

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (rpxSz)

50 Here the artist perfectly captures the tension in the air as a young JackStraw is caught with weed for the first time.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (XrCyE)

51 that's some dope-ass art right there

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (iTXRQ)

52 So, with the Coronavirus we have just totally given up on little animals in the paintings.

Noted.

Posted by: blaster at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (ZfRYq)

53
His name's Nathan, Nathan Detroit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (pNxlR)

54 should't he be in school ?

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

55 It's definitely a boy. 1700s early 1800s. Girls would have had a pinafore, calf length dress and not have hair in a "queue."

Posted by: dagny at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (nRWPy)

56 He is gonna get her so fired when daddy comes home in 3 months.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (zZbCU)

57 That's a boy?

It's a French boy, hence the confusion. And she's brushing off his little tri-corner hat (although I would think the little princess could handle that himself)

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (EYsyU)

58 Dear Lord, where did you learn the term "butt stuff" ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (rpxSz)

59 "Honey, could we play the 'naughty boy and governess game' tonight?"

TMI?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (7Fj9P)

60 As always thank you Kris.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (7ZMbn)

61 43 He looks older than 8.
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

I don't have kids. I had to guess. I thought 10 was too old.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (OyyDO)

62 Hey I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before I left my nursery, huh
Left alone with big fat Fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me
Hey hey!

Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (Rz36l)

63 29

Verbal tongue-lashing - a limerick

The governess wouldn't be denied
So the young boy got punished and cried
Was it catchy? You bet.
So they sang a duet:
"Baby, it's scold outside!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:38 AM (m45I2)

What will my friends think...",

"I think they should rejoice."

"If I have one more drink?" "It's your body and your choice,"

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

64 53
His name's Nathan, Nathan Detroit.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (pNxlR)

===========

Cousin to Nathan Drake, his adventures were far less exciting.

He found the squirrel nest in the attic and called for his mother to take care of it. That took up a full page of his diary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (zZbCU)

65 She caught him playing with his shuttlecock.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (m45I2)

66 I thought 10 was too old.
Posted by: Kris

No, just about right.

...Hairy Reid...

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (vd8XM)

67
52 So, with the Coronavirus we have just totally given up on little animals in the paintings.


The dog that was Test Case Zero in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" was here yesterday or the day before.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (pNxlR)

68 should't he be in school ?

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:41 AM (zr5Kq)

Oh...she's gonna school 'im, awright!

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (X/Pw5)

69

Jean Baptiste Charmin has ALL THE T.P Darling.

Posted by: saf at March 18, 2020 09:43 AM (5IHGB)

70 He looks older than 8.
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

I don't have kids. I had to guess. I thought 10 was too old.
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (OyyDO)


It's the heels.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:44 AM (zr5Kq)

71 Isn't calling him a "French boy" racist and xenophobic? And possibly homophobic?

Posted by: blaster at March 18, 2020 09:44 AM (ZfRYq)

72 Racquet and shuttlecock on the floor:


Badminton! Bad, Bad Minton!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:44 AM (m45I2)

73 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:44 AM (vEIlU)

74 now go put your fishnet bodystocking on and I'll be in shortly to tuck you in

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:44 AM (rpxSz)

75 I've always liked this work. It's really charming.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:45 AM (OyyDO)

76 What a racket !

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:45 AM (zr5Kq)

77
Sending him out to pick up her smokes, she is.

What, your elders never had you do that for them?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:45 AM (pNxlR)

78 Chardin, Greuze ....

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:46 AM (zr5Kq)

79

Governess: "Biden just likes the smell of your hair. Don't be alarmed, dear."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:46 AM (vEIlU)

80 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 18, 2020 09:46 AM (arJlL)

81 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 18, 2020 09:46 AM (7ZMbn)

82 I was going to make some observations but Kris said about everything I was going to. (I try for profound observations but mine usually come out as obvious. Bummer.)

I'm not sure why but this painting reminds me of pastels. The blocks of similar colors with subtle variations and blending, with points of color showing through, and the boy's complexion probably makes me think pastels. Glad I don't have to defend that impression.

Thanks to Kris for her analysis and CBD for the daily art.

Posted by: JTB at March 18, 2020 09:47 AM (7EjX1)

83 Where's the kitteh?

Lucy just got some fresh catnip. Now she has the zoomies. Best part of my day.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 18, 2020 09:47 AM (PkVlr)

84 I would hang it, perhaps not in a prominent place, but would hang it.

Posted by: josephistan at March 18, 2020 09:47 AM (Izzlo)

85 I'd say unusual hair style for a boy but we can't talk in this day and age.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 18, 2020 09:48 AM (7ZMbn)

86 He has the face of a boy who has used up all of his screen time for the day.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 18, 2020 09:48 AM (TdMsT)

87 With this virus going around, that lady shouldn't lean to close to that kid. Kid's are basically bio-weapons.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2020 09:48 AM (8JgZK)

88 I think the Governess brings her whole family to work and hides them under her dress.

Posted by: JT at March 18, 2020 09:49 AM (arJlL)

89 This kid was buked yesterday. Today he is being rebuked!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:49 AM (m45I2)

90 His hair is tied back in a bow? Is that normal?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

91 'Oui, mon petit, c'est vrai. On n'a plus le papier du W.C.'

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 09:50 AM (OSgHz)

92

This is the last time I'll brush the spunk off yer knickers
madam.
Now go play with your cousin Paolo..............I'll straighten him out LATER !!!

Posted by: saf at March 18, 2020 09:50 AM (5IHGB)

93 90 His hair is tied back in a bow? Is that normal?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

Yes. Think George Washington hair.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

94 The Nancy-boy is blushing because his dress is so dowdy.

He doesn't feel pretty, oh so pretty.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:51 AM (KxVoZ)

95 Chardin is a goody.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 09:51 AM (OSgHz)

96 100 comment rule. [CBD]
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:44 AM (vEIlU)


what rule is that?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:51 AM (vEIlU)

97 painting, meh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (vEIlU)

98

Dear boy, I've told you not to play with my undergarments. Now look at what you've done to them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (baXy/)

99 None of this is normal. Tranny-pedo S & M. Weird.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (KxVoZ)

100 too dark for me

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (vEIlU)

101 I'd say unusual hair style for a boy but we can't talk in this day and age.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

Its no Captain Kangaroo......

Posted by: JT at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (arJlL)

102 although I like her sleeves

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (vEIlU)

103 Would a servant really be allowed to sit in the presence of her employers back then?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (1ISKN)

104
She may even be giving him some final instructions on what is expected beyond the door.


Now, young Master, you may hear of something called "The Barrel" that exists outside that door. No matter what blandishments are offered to you, or what dares to go there are thrown in your face, do not accept any of them!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (pNxlR)

105 What, your elders never had you do that for them?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:45 AM (pNxlR)

When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.

5 years old, I walked by myself 2 blocks.
Kids today have no idea what we have lost.

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (uLuPn)

106 @realDonaldTrump

We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!

Posted by: Tami at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (cF8AT)

107 I read that de blasio's "shelter in place"is overridden by Cuomo ?

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:53 AM (zr5Kq)

108 Ist day of spring tomorrow

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:53 AM (rpxSz)

109 The lad's name is Chas.



He's being chastised

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:53 AM (m45I2)

110 We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!
Posted by: Tami at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (cF8AT)


canadians been grumbling about this for days

blame the americans!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:53 AM (vEIlU)

111 My job depends on northern border trade.

Yee-ikes. Hope he means that "trade will not be affected."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (KxVoZ)

112 The late '80s saw a nice trend of long hair for boys. Very nice.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (OSgHz)

113 first time ozzy got his ass kicked.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (KP5rU)

114 That is a little boy in fancy adult style dress for a young child in the mid-1700s. I assumed he was about 6 or 7 years old because he is so small compared to the Governess.

Posted by: JTB at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (7EjX1)

115 The lad's name is Chas.



He's being chastised
Posted by: Muldoon


Pro Bono?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (mndtc)

116 Ist day of spring tomorrow





we may have to postpone, coronavirus and all that...

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (zr5Kq)

117 Today is the anniversary of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft. 13 works of art were stolen, valued at around $500 million. They have never been found. They're probably in some rich recluse's panic room somewhere. The museum still hangs the empty frames.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (OyyDO)

118 canadians been grumbling about this for days

blame the americans!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:53 AM (vEIlU)

Canucks will not be able to use our ERs, too effing bad

Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (ONvIw)

119

Honda shutting down temporarily too. In Canada, the US and Mexico. Including a power train subsidy or something I heard.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (vEIlU)

120 I like the slightly chastened (but knows she can't beat him with that brush) look and stance on the little boy. And the look of concern as she sees his future without a good beating.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (cfSLd)

121
We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (Mvlef)

122 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.


********

It's good to hear that you mustered the courage to do so.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)

123
what rule is that?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:51 AM (vEIlU)


No overt or exclusively political or non-germane comments regarding the painting prior to the 100th comment. Or something to that effect.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (pNxlR)

124 Canucks will not be able to use our ERs, too effing bad
Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (ONvIw)


yep

they are being told if you shut down commerce from the US, no food for you!

No medical supplies!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (vEIlU)

125 No overt or exclusively political or non-germane comments regarding the painting prior to the 100th comment. Or something to that effect.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (pNxlR)



ah, hence the filler of one -liners, lol

got it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (vEIlU)

126
122 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.


********

It's good to hear that you mustered the courage to do so.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)


I always relished the opportunity to walk to the store.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (TdMsT)

127 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.

5 years old, I walked by myself 2 blocks.
Kids today have no idea what we have lost.
Posted by: ALH


Used to could buy cigarettes at 7. Walk to the "corner" store, buy them, and take them home to your parents.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (mndtc)

128 what rule is that?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:51 AM (vEIlU)

Nothing off topic for the first 100 comments.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (dLLD6)

129 I always wondered about those unsolved art thefts...do ANY of them ever turn up in some rich recluses' manses? It doesn't seem like they ever do. Where do the stolen works from those unsolved thefts all end up?

I'm not saying it's aliens, but...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (KxVoZ)

130 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.

5 years old, I walked by myself 2 blocks.
Kids today have no idea what we have lost.
Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (uLuPn)

Mom sent me down to the ice cream shop while she talked to the neighbor man.

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (X/Pw5)

131 It's good to hear that you mustered the courage to do so.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)

I thought I was in a jam!

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (uLuPn)

132 yep

they are being told if you shut down commerce from the US, no food for you!

No medical supplies!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (vEIlU)

I just don't want them getting free EMTALA care in our hospitals. I don't want that any time, but especially now.

Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (ONvIw)

133
122 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner


Ooooh, keychup, eh? Weren't you the dining swells!

All we got was mustard, and we had to grind the seeds ourselves!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (pNxlR)

134 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.


********

It's good to hear that you mustered the courage to do so.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)


I always relished the opportunity to walk to the store.
Posted by: Ladyl


It's a Miracle y'all didn't get Whipped.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (mndtc)

135 Nothing off topic for the first 100 comments.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (dLLD6)


got it

Now, want some banana bread? LOL

I know, I know! You hate the stuff.

*boggles the mind*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (vEIlU)

136 That boy is getting told, "NO!, I will not show you my tits!"

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (CLteG)

137 Lord Fauntleroy chastised for freely distributing that box he found on the top shelf in the closet, full of long rubber... uh, dog toys.

Posted by: Lou's Tavern at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM (zl4XY)

138 Ketchup? Mustard? We had to lick the picture of the tomato on the label off a rusty old can of Hunts.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM (KxVoZ)

139 My job depends on northern border trade.

Yee-ikes. Hope he means that "trade will not be affected."


Trade will not be affected. Unless you import Canadian "bacon", if I have my way.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM (aKxkI)

140 Nothing off topic for the first 100 comments.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (dLLD6)

the curbs are always in

at the AOS

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM (rpxSz)

141 Thanks for posting this. What a delightful switch from the daily grind of politics and know-nothings. More, please.

Posted by: MamaWren at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (RHJBX)

142 Some of the missing art went to insurance execs private collections.

Posted by: klaftern at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (RuIsu)

143 Actually the millenials are letting their preschool boys' hair grow out. It's hard to ID them as male until you see their boy attire. And of course the way they behave, the little animals.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (OSgHz)

144 At the time they used brushes to clean garments. If you went out and got muddy, your wool clothes would be brushed with the type of brush she has. He's dropped his hat in the mud and she's brushing it whole complaining about his irresponsibility.

Posted by: dagny at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (nRWPy)

145 I just don't want them getting free EMTALA care in our hospitals. I don't want that any time, but especially now.
Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (ONvIw)


if you watch their news, they are saying our health care is a nightmare

Canadians stranded in Florida and other places in the US are frightened and want to get home where there is organized and better healthcare, etc.

uh huh

the propaganda is insane up here

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (vEIlU)

146 *boggles the mind*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (vEIlU)

Definitely not my cup of tea, but I do make a mean one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (dLLD6)

147 Canadians stranded in Florida and other places in the US are frightened and want to get home where there is organized and better healthcare, etc.

uh huh

the propaganda is insane up here
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (vEIlU)

Good riddance Canadian geese

Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

148 bad boy! you mugged a hobo and all you brought me was the hat?


My GF spent a good 20 years doing early learning (Pre-school care mostly) and is wonderful with focusing very young kids and getting them to behave.

It helps that she is very focused and very practiced, but I have watch her bring a group of squirmy bored kiddos together by reading them a book, and drawing in some older kids who were off reading their own books.


Posted by: Kindltot at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (6rS3m)

149 I get massive migraines, and the only thing that worked for me was Tylenol
===============
If you haven't already, you might want to try Aleve. I had a lingering back issue several years ago, and the thing I liked about Aleve was it lasted almost the indicated 12 hours. A dose of 1 tab will knock out hang-over headaches and minor aches.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (7Fj9P)

150 stripper's are so desperate

they're wearing granny panties


can't fit a roll in thong

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (rpxSz)

151 Kid grows up to be lead singer for Cheap Trick.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (JFO2v)

152 Ketchup? Mustard? We had to lick the picture of the tomato on the label off a rusty old can of Hunts.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM (KxVoZ)


You had a can? Luxury. We just had the rust.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (baXy/)

153 More, please.

Posted by: MamaWren at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (RHJBX)

Every weekday at 9:30am, unless Sefton's news is running late....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (dLLD6)

154 Later kids!

Have fun storming the virology department!

Endeavirus to persevirus!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (m45I2)

155 If it were not for the growth over the last three years would we be looking at a sub 10,000 market today?

Posted by: Now they are tossing babies! at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (Tnijr)

156 Trade will not be affected. Unless you import Canadian "bacon", if I have my way.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM (aKxkI)

Mostly vehicles, a lot of construction vehicles and the like. Lot of lumber too, of course, being Canada. (And they've cheated on NAFTA on that for decades. Don't know if Trump's USMCA will address this. Bith Dubya and Ohblahblah made feints with wooden swords over it and backed down.)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (KxVoZ)

157
just heard there was an earthquake out in Utah this am

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (hx3Q8)

158 Governess went a little heavy on the boy's rouge.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (BeYX8)

159
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, 53% overall. Not bad considering I get nothing but Fake & Corrupt News, day and night. "Russia, Russia, Russia", then "the Ukraine Scam (where's the Whistleblower?)", the "Impeachment Hoax", and more, more, more.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (Mvlef)

160 Canadians stranded in Florida and other places in the US are frightened and want to get home where there is organized and better healthcare, etc.

uh huh

the propaganda is insane up here
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


Italy has the same type of socialized medicine. Good shit Maynard!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (mndtc)

161 You had a can? Luxury. We just had the rust.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (baXy/)

LOL - you win!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (KxVoZ)

162 Kid grows up to be lead singer for Cheap Trick.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (JFO2v)
******
"Ain't That a Shame"?

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (Mvlef)

163 158 Governess went a little heavy on the boy's rouge.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (BeYX

I think he's meant to look embarrassed by his behavior.

Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (ONvIw)

164 Canadians looooove Florida.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (zr5Kq)

165
117 Today is the anniversary of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft. 13 works of art were stolen, valued at around $500 million. They have never been found. They're probably in some rich recluse's panic room somewhere. The museum still hangs the empty frames.
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 09:54 AM (OyyDO)


There is a podcast of a dozen or so episodes about that called "Last Seen" that was produced by WBUR and the Boston Globe. It is worth hearing, IMHO.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (pNxlR)

166 >>> The form of the governess begins at the vertical center-line and dominates the entire right half of the work. <<<

Kris, thanks much for another of your very informative art posts. As an engineer, I find it fascinating how geometry plays a large role in "good" art. For example, I am sure you know the ratio of the so-called perfect rectangle, the rectangle that humans find the most pleasing or attractive or whatever the right term is!



Hint: It's the ratio of length-to-height of the screen most people are using to view this post right now. (In engineering, we typically use the height to length ratio to describe it, for a reason I don't know.)

Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020 10:03 AM (AMIL/)

167 "You had a can? Luxury. We just had the rust."


We had to just lick each others cans.

Posted by: Now they are tossing babies! at March 18, 2020 10:03 AM (Tnijr)

168 it's a helluva note that copy/paste of part of the original poast gets you a "500" error for smart punctuation...
Posted by: redc1c4


The COBs get characters that we don't.

What, did you think this was a democracy? Next, you'll be asking to be allowed to type "img".

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:03 AM (P1f+c)

169 Why would you want to trade with Canada anyway? They don't even use real money.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:03 AM (1ISKN)

170 Is that a pool table to the left?

Never too early to teach the kid how to be a hustler at the pool table!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (CjFDo)

171 159
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, 53% overall. Not bad considering I get nothing but Fake & Corrupt News, day and night. "Russia, Russia, Russia", then "the Ukraine Scam (where's the Whistleblower?)", the "Impeachment Hoax", and more, more, more.
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (Mvlef)

=========

Welp...the election's over. He lost it.

He sent a tweet about something other than the virus. That means he's toast.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (zZbCU)

172 Bye-bye liberal frostbacks.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (IxrDK)

173 Typical. Everyone else gets to work from home, I have to be the responsible one.

Doesn't matter where I am, what job I have, etc.

I always get stuck being the responsible one while everyone else gets to enjoy themselves.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (pIuzz)

174 129 I always wondered about those unsolved art thefts...do ANY of them ever turn up in some rich recluses' manses? It doesn't seem like they ever do. Where do the stolen works from those unsolved thefts all end up?

I'm not saying it's aliens, but...
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (KxVoZ)

Nazi art ended up everywhere (the stuff they didn't destroy). They're still finding it in weird places. A German guy was keeping the stuff his father took in his crappy apartment.

With the Boston theft, it has to be a private collection. These works are so famous and infamous that you cannot really sell them, unless you had a good fence. No museum would/could ever buy them. It wouldn't surprise me if one was over some guys kitchen sink, tho, as a trophy.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

175 Ketchup? Mustard? We had to lick the picture of the tomato on the label off a rusty old can of Hunts.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 09:58 AM

Hey, whatever works to fight coronavirus.

Posted by: Iranian shrine door lickers at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (COzlW)

176 164 Canadians looooove Florida.
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (zr5Kq)

===========

It's their sport, handing out meth to the different varieties of Florida men, to see what they will do.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (zZbCU)

177 Well that escalated quickly.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 08:17 AM (KxVoZ)

This response did not make any sense(to me), in context, ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (AHq56)

178 95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party

I wish I could figure out that code. He always says 95, no matter what the number is in that poll (it's always in the 90's).

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (IMdOQ)

179 What, did you think this was a democracy?

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:03 AM (P1f+c)

Somebody has been paying attention!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (dLLD6)

180 Good riddance Canadian geese
================
Not to split hairs, but I *think* it's "Canada geese." Like they were named after some dude named Canada. Let the machinations begin!!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (7Fj9P)

181 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.

When I was little, Mom used to send me with a note from her to buy cigarettes.


Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (gmo/4)

182 170 Is that a pool table to the left?

provincial card table, cherry, I would guess

green leather top

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (rpxSz)

183 164
Canadians looooove Florida.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:02 AM (zr5Kq)
Just came back from FL -- between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Loaded with Canadians. Good thing FL isn't an island -- it would tip over.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (N39Ws)

184 I get massive migraines, and the only thing that worked for me was Tylenol
===============
If you haven't already, you might want to try Aleve. I had a lingering back issue several years ago, and the thing I liked about Aleve was it lasted almost the indicated 12 hours. A dose of 1 tab will knock out hang-over headaches and minor aches.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (7Fj9P)


I used to take Aleve for back pains. It does not work on my headaches though.

But...

I have been being treated for cancer, and Aleve interacted horribly. It can create terrible cramping. I mean, you are waking up screaming and can't make it stop pain. Not kidding. My oncologist wasn't sure what was causing it, but he did not know I was taking Aleve. He had always told me to take Tylenol. He never specifically said, don't take Aleve/naproxen.

I decided to stop taking it and voila! Gone. Completely.

So beware. The side effects from Aleve can cause cramping in the muscles and you may not know what is causing it.

But Tylenol Caffeine always works for me. I just have to eat enough and it kills it in one day, or it used to. Now I'm on aromatase inhibitors which interfere with migraine recovery. Sad, but that's life.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:06 AM (vEIlU)

185
Good riddance Canadian geese
Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (ONvIw)


They're Canada Geese, dammit, unless they're showing you their passports.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:06 AM (pNxlR)

186 135 Nothing off topic for the first 100 comments.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 09:56 AM (dLLD6)


got it

Now, want some banana bread? LOL

I know, I know! You hate the stuff.

*boggles the mind*
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM (vEIlU)

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

Good thing you didn't offer him French toast with maple syrup!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (CAJOC)

187 We had to just lick each others cans.[/-i]

Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

Posted by: Yorkshireman at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (T6Fbb)

188 Where do the stolen works from those unsolved thefts all end up?

I would guess they end up overseas.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (dBiBP)

189 just heard there was an earthquake out in Utah this am
Posted by: AltonJackson at March 18, 2020 10:01 AM (hx3Q

Emily Johnson, at the epicenter of the quake, reported that a large sofa cushion fell off her couch and landed on the floor. But she vowed to rebuild, no matter how long it took.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (Kpl3J)

190 I read a book about art thieves a while back. It was pretty interesting. Unfortunately I can't remember the title.

**This comment brought to you by the Foundation for Useless Comments, taking up space on your interwebs every day**

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (rWZ8Y)

191 Be afraid, 'rons. Be very afraid!!

"Ladies! If you're quarantined with your boo, now is a great time to bring up all of the issues you've been letting slide in the relationship -- no matter how minor.

He literally cannot leave; he has no choice but to talk it out!

Some say keep the peace; I say seize the day!"

-- @KatTimpf

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (m2crg)

192 Sometimes I get a malingering headache.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (1ISKN)

193 They're Canada Geese, dammit, unless they're showing you their passports.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:06 AM (pNxlR)

I'm talking about snowbirds not real birds that shit all over your sidewalks

Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (ONvIw)

194 What the hell is wrong with the Tylenol?

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (gmo/4)

195 ust came back from FL -- between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Loaded with Canadians. Good thing FL isn't an island -- it would tip over.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (N39Ws)


Are many of them from a place called Quebec ? That is what I encountered.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (zr5Kq)

196 No trees: not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (CPk08)

197 Not to split hairs, but I *think* it's "Canada geese." Like they were named after some dude named Canada. Let the machinations begin!!
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (7Fj9P)




I can literally hear them right now. I have my patio door open with the screen door. They are coming back in force. It seems overhead is one of their routes, both south and north each year.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (vEIlU)

198 169 Why would you want to trade with Canada anyway? They don't even use real money.

Oh, we don't let them pay us in Looney-Toons or whatever those things are.

We invoice them in good ole American dollars.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (KxVoZ)

199 187 We had to just lick each others cans.[/-i]

Is that what they're calling it now?

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (uLuPn)

200 He sent a tweet about something other than the virus. That means he's toast.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 10:04 AM (zZbCU)

----------------
I thought the style guide says "it'll be a long night"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (NVYyb)

201 ....Some say keep the peace; I say seize the day!"

-- @KatTimpf
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (m2crg)


we've analyzed it on JJ' report thread and came to the conclusion that it is indeed a joke

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (zr5Kq)

202 Canada Geese are retard ducks.

Fvcking pricks.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (KxVoZ)

203 148. Kindltot that's a real skill your GF has.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (OSgHz)

204 188 Where do the stolen works from those unsolved thefts all end up?


Johnathan Hemlock's man cave

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (rpxSz)

205 166 >>> The form of the governess begins at the vertical center-line and dominates the entire right half of the work.

Kris, thanks much for another of your very informative art posts. As an engineer, I find it fascinating how geometry plays a large role in "good" art. For example, I am sure you know the ratio of the so-called perfect rectangle, the rectangle that humans find the most pleasing or attractive or whatever the right term is!



Hint: It's the ratio of length-to-height of the screen most people are using to view this post right now. (In engineering, we typically use the height to length ratio to describe it, for a reason I don't know.)
Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020 10:03 AM (AMIL/)

Do you mean the Golden Ratio... 1:2+1? The formula for absolute beauty. Best represented in the Parthenon.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (OyyDO)

206 I have an observation..

I always google the artists in the art thread to see when they lived.. not surprisingly, this one lived in the 1700's.. tricorne hat was a big clue..

But I notice so often that these artists lived to very ripe old ages.. this guy was 80 yrs old when he died.

The notion that people did not live as long as we do over the ages is just rubbish. Infant deaths brought down the average life expectancy, yes.. but those who lived to adulthood lived almost as long as we do now.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (CjFDo)

207 5.7 magnitude 6km NNE of Magna, Utah

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (gmo/4)

208 Canada geese. Only tolerable at a distance. Up close they are bad tempered obnoxious shit factories. And protected like crazy here in Illinois.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (90T4r)

209 It's remarkable how much crap those Canada Geese can produce.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (1ISKN)

210 Hiya Mrs. Peel !

Posted by: JT at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (arJlL)

211 209 It's remarkable how much crap those Canada Geese can produce.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (1ISKN)

They should be subject to open season and turned into pet food

Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (ONvIw)

212 I was thinking, if the stolen artworks are well-hidden behind false walls or something, and remain undiscovered till the original procurer is long dead and the house is torn down, unless someone spots a piece of art in the rubble and knows what it is, which is basically not gonna happen, most of them end up in landfills. And the thefts remain unsolved.

Or...aliens.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (KxVoZ)

213 I thought the style guide says "it'll be a long night"
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (NVYyb)

Point of Order:
"It's going to be an Early night."

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (uLuPn)

214 Not to split hairs, but I *think* it's "Canada geese."

It is, but only news anchors say it that way, just like they studiously say, "assosiate" and "grosery store" nowadays.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (CDGwz)

215 187 We had to just lick each others cans.

Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!
Posted by: Yorkshireman at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (T6Fbb)

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

Oh, hot gravel was it, Mr. Rockefeller? We just had cold shards of glass.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (CAJOC)

216 Canada Geese -extinctionizing should be the norm, not protecting the rotten bastards.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (KxVoZ)

217 Good thing you didn't offer him French toast with maple syrup!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (CAJOC)


I like pancakes! Big fluffy pancakes.

Where I live, crepes are the thing. I am not fan of crepes either. I prefer eggs, scrambled, over easy, hard boiled, but not eggs mixed with flour and milk, meh.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

218 211 209 It's remarkable how much crap those Canada Geese can produce.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (1ISKN)

They should be subject to open season and turned into pet food
Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (ONvIw)

They aren't really fit for human consumption, IMO. Have given up on trying to make goose palatable.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (90T4r)

219 In Hawaii there's a flightless bird called a Nene that looks just like a Canada Goose. It's like they got to Hawaii and just said f' it, I'm not going back to Canada.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (1ISKN)

220
5.7 magnitude 6km NNE of Magna, Utah

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM


I'm on a conference call with colleagues in Utah right now & they're getting the after shocks as we speak

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (hx3Q8)

221 200 I thought the style guide says "it'll be a long night"
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 18, 2020 10:08 AM (NVYyb)

=========

Still waiting for mine in the mail.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (zZbCU)

222 Geese are assholes. It is known.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 10:13 AM (Rz36l)

223 If we're talking about geese, shouldn't we be splitting feathers, rather than hairs?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 18, 2020 10:13 AM (9Dn/j)

224 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

Have you tried the baking powder trick for fluffy scrambled eggs?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:13 AM (dLLD6)

225 In Hawaii there's a flightless bird called a Nene that looks just like a Canada Goose. It's like they got to Hawaii and just said f' it, I'm not going back to Canada.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Would you?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:13 AM (mndtc)

226 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. This is an interesting painting. Sufficient detail so as to be a window into history. What things looked like. What people wore. Hmm.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 18, 2020 10:13 AM (axyOa)

227 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

Have you tried the baking powder trick for fluffy scrambled eggs?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


That so does work!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (mndtc)

228 Re: WestWorld in the sidebar, to me this is very sad.

I enjoyed the old movies, cheesy though they were. I really enjoyed the first season. They depicted an artificial world as it would be treated in real life, consequence free sexual and violent activity. That, of course, was way too un-woke, and they had to make it all wokey in the abysmal second season. Now, it is not even the same show and I will not watch season 3.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (JRaU+)

229 227 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

Have you tried the baking powder trick for fluffy scrambled eggs?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


That so does work!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (mndtc)

How much should you use?

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (OyyDO)

230 was everyone so homely back then?

Posted by: thesilentone at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (xh1To)

231 5.7 magnitude 6km NNE of Magna, Utah

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM

I'm on a conference call with colleagues in Utah right now & they're getting the after shocks as we speak

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (hx3Q

It's Yellowstone....she's gonna blow.

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (X/Pw5)

232 Have you tried the baking powder trick for fluffy scrambled eggs?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


I just did, about a half-hour ago. Would recommend.

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (P1f+c)

233 Have given up on trying to make goose palatable.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (90T4r)

I had a friend from work a long time ago who would drop off some of what he shot that day into my truck bed. It was usually duck (California flyway), but sometimes goose. I would cut the breast out and toss the rest.


It's good sauteed with a lot of butter...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (dLLD6)

234 202 Canada Geese are retard ducks.

Fvcking pricks.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (KxVoZ)

I move to rename them "cobra chickens"

Posted by: josephistan at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (Izzlo)

235 208 Canada geese. Only tolerable at a distance. Up close they are bad tempered obnoxious shit factories. And protected like crazy here in Illinois.
Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:10 AM (90T4r)

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At my last job, we had geese nesting near the building. I once saw a goose chase after some people walking down the sidewalk. Yeah, they are bad-tempered.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (CAJOC)

236 227 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

Have you tried the baking powder trick for fluffy scrambled eggs?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


That so does work!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (mndtc)

How much should you use?

1/8 teaspoon for every two eggs

Posted by: thesilentone at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (xh1To)

237 229

That so does work!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (mndtc)

How much should you use?
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (OyyDO)

Third of a can. Scrambled egg volcano.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (90T4r)

238 228 Re: WestWorld in the sidebar, to me this is very sad.

I enjoyed the old movies, cheesy though they were. I really enjoyed the first season. They depicted an artificial world as it would be treated in real life, consequence free sexual and violent activity. That, of course, was way too un-woke, and they had to make it all wokey in the abysmal second season. Now, it is not even the same show and I will not watch season 3.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (JRaU+)

Son likes Westworld and was excited for the new season. I'll have to ask him what he thought.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (Ez6QX)

239 How much should you use?
Posted by: Kris


I use 1/8th teaspoon for two or three eggs.
1/4 for 5 or 6.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (mndtc)

240 They should be subject to open season and turned into pet food
Posted by: CN at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (ONvIw)


yep, or something

when I lived in Colorado, they had regular hunting season for some kind of rodent (I cannot remember what they were called). They would dig up and tunnel the land and destroy people's property.

Enviro's shut them down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (vEIlU)

241 How much should you use?

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (OyyDO)

Maybe a 1/8 teaspoon/egg. It needs to be incorporated thoroughly too. It will clump up easily, so be careful.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (dLLD6)

242 228 Re: WestWorld in the sidebar, to me this is very sad.

I enjoyed the old movies, cheesy though they were. I really enjoyed the first season. They depicted an artificial world as it would be treated in real life, consequence free sexual and violent activity. That, of course, was way too un-woke, and they had to make it all wokey in the abysmal second season. Now, it is not even the same show and I will not watch season 3.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 18, 2020 10:14 AM (JRaU+)

=========

The second season had the perfect set up.

The first season was about finding the way to the center of the maze with the implication that the next step was a way out. Breaking through walls to get out.

Well, that's there, but it's hidden behind a bunch of other stuff written in the most confusing manner because Reddit figured out where the story was going and Jonathan Nolan said that he was going to end up being unexpected.

So it was twisty and turny without any real point while taking on a shockingly anti-human message.

I do not bemoan the faltering of Westworld. The creators made this mess themselves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (zZbCU)

243 Re. sidebar item on Westworld, HBO had a 'free weekend' that actually extended into Monday (the extra day probably to catch additional Westworld viewers). So they suspected bad ratings, took action to support it, then the Tricky Ds took additional actions to support it (shutting down much of the country) and they still stunk. Ha Ha

Posted by: East Bay Jay at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (Lg/Uq)

244 artisanal ette is canucki? I always thought she was from Cali.

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

245 I wonder how long until the next disaster dominates the news?
Time for a refresh.

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (uLuPn)

246 I've been chased by many a retard duck while hiking. Had one try to get all up in my face just last week.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (KxVoZ)

247 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes. Since we're past 100, here's my grocery store report:

My local NE MA chain is Market Basket. Went to the one near Stately Poppins Manor around 7.30 this morning. It's still pretty stripped - the frozen foods are basically gone, as are almost all breakfast cereals. There is some bread, so I was able to pick up two loaves of store brand wheat.

Looks like plenty of milk and some TP. All sanitizing wipes gone. Not a lot of chicken, but plenty of meat, deli counter seems full. Plenty of produce.

For MA morons, I would suggest getting your gas tanks filled; there is a hashtag trending about shutting the state down, and considering what a limp dick Chaaaaaaalie Baker is, I expect the nickelfucker to fold like a cheap suit and declare a statewide lockdown by the end of the week.

Posted by: Mary Poppins'Practically Perfect Piercing at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (2JVJo)

248 Does that governess have a mustache?

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (uLuPn)

249 Mongolian Death Goose

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (q1Pj5)

250 233 Have given up on trying to make goose palatable.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (90T4r)

I had a friend from work a long time ago who would drop off some of what he shot that day into my truck bed. It was usually duck (California flyway), but sometimes goose. I would cut the breast out and toss the rest.


It's good sauteed with a lot of butter...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:15 AM (dLLD6)

Sounds like that might work better than roasting, CBD, which always produces a dreary greasy mess, and meat which is variously cooked in the roasting pan.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:18 AM (90T4r)

251 Maybe some Congress critter could slip something into a bill removing n protection of Canadian geese. In the name of cleaning things up.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at March 18, 2020 10:18 AM (ps6ko)

252 when I lived in Colorado, they had regular hunting season for some kind of rodent (I cannot remember what they were called). They would dig up and tunnel the land and destroy people's property.

Enviro's shut them down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (vEIlU)

uhhh.....prairie dog?

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 10:18 AM (X/Pw5)

253 All that goose crap can't be healthy.

Kill them for the children! FOR THE CHILDREN!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:19 AM (KxVoZ)

254
At my last job, we had geese nesting near the building. I once saw a goose chase after some people walking down the sidewalk. Yeah, they are bad-tempered.


Our Portuguese Water Dog chases them like crazy and is fun to watch while doing so. Unless she follows after them into the water and we frantically call her back, as out there it is "advantage, geese".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:19 AM (pNxlR)

255 217 Good thing you didn't offer him French toast with maple syrup!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (CAJOC)


I like pancakes! Big fluffy pancakes.

Where I live, crepes are the thing. I am not fan of crepes either. I prefer eggs, scrambled, over easy, hard boiled, but not eggs mixed with flour and milk, meh.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

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Um..... there are eggs in pancakes...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:19 AM (CAJOC)

256 195
ust came back from FL -- between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
Loaded with Canadians. Good thing FL isn't an island -- it would tip
over.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:05 AM (N39Ws)





Are many of them from a place called Quebec ? That is what I encountered.

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:07 AM (zr5Kq)
Oh yeah.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:20 AM (N39Ws)

257 Um..... there are eggs in pancakes...
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:19 AM (CAJOC)


big difference, if you've ever had crepes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:20 AM (vEIlU)

258 Maybe a 1/8 teaspoon/egg. It needs to be incorporated thoroughly too. It will clump up easily, so be careful.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Giving it a good stir, then letting it rest so the (hopefully-small) clumps foam up a bit, then stirring again works for me. The foam pulls the clumps apart.

Then, since it's double-action baking powder, it'll foam up again while cooking, so I don't think you lose too much air with the second stir.

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:20 AM (P1f+c)

259 For some very POSITIVE news about the Coronavirus progression, I offer these recent graphs and charts, posted on Powerline. In fact I think this would be worth a post here all on its own, and I don't think the Powerline guys would mind this information being spread:

https://tinyurl.com/vmvetgf

Original Source is John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times, a link to his work is available on the page I linked. There are charts showing how each country compares to each other on death rates as the infection spreads, and the US is actually doing quite well. South Korea has done the best job, overall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (Kpl3J)

260 So, this was awkward.

Was in the office of the lead engineer, discussing a project, when a VP comes in to apologize that he hasn't been able to give the project due attention because he's been spending time at the hospital (in the parking lot, actually, the hospital has banned visitors) and yesterday made his wife made the decision to terminate life support on his father in law tomorrow morning.

Then, the conversation segued into the details of how the hospital is restricting access to patients. About this time, another engineer comes into the office and, not having heard the earlier part of the conversation, make a reference to the "Bring out your dead" scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

I think if he had heard the earlier part of the conversation, he would have been mortified.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (BeYX8)

261 206
I have an observation..



I always google the artists in the art thread to see when they
lived.. not surprisingly, this one lived in the 1700's.. tricorne hat
was a big clue..



But I notice so often that these artists lived to very ripe old ages.. this guy was 80 yrs old when he died.



The notion that people did not live as long as we do over the ages
is just rubbish. Infant deaths brought down the average life
expectancy, yes.. but those who lived to adulthood lived almost as long
as we do now.





Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (CjFDo)

max lifespan hasn't changed much. Neonatal, childhood death is way down from 300 y. ago. Young adult death due to trauma and infection also way down. In last 40 years, have made significant dents on premature death due to chronic disease (cardiopulmonary, particularly) and much smaller inroads on neoplastic disease. So people on average do live longer, after making it to adulthood, than they used to, on average (average life expectancy if you reach 60y.o. has increased about 15 y over the last century), but again, maximal age hasn't changed much.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (CPk08)

262 Damn. Almost all the cars are in my building's lot. Usually empty on a weekday.

I always work from home anyway, but it feels weird being the only one working though.

My one neighbor works in a pharmacy, so at least she's able to work.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (KxVoZ)

263 uhhh.....prairie dog?
Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 10:18 AM (X/Pw5)


yes, thanks! I couldn't remember off hand

They would eat up our land too. It was terrible. So they used to do a sort of culling each year, but then they were stopped.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (vEIlU)

264 245 I wonder how long until the next disaster dominates the news?
Time for a refresh.
Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (uLuPn)

We are due for Malaysia to lose an airliner

Posted by: josephistan at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (Izzlo)

265
So it was twisty and turny without any real point while taking on a shockingly anti-human message.


You just described "Prometheus".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:22 AM (pNxlR)

266 My mom used to cook goose. It was wonderful.
No idea how she did it. I just recall lots of grease in the pan.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 18, 2020 10:22 AM (axyOa)

267 Retrieved from the Morning Report:

I don't know where I heard or read this yesterday but I think it's a great idea -> we add up our losses and expenses this virus has caused the country and subtract it from whatever we owe China from the years of borrowing from them.
Posted by: Liz at March 18, 2020 09:42 AM (Wv/W7)
~~~~~

This is an excellent idea!

Posted by: IrishEi at March 18, 2020 10:22 AM (sGotD)

268 Do you mean the Golden Ratio... 1:2+1? The formula for absolute beauty. Best represented in the Parthenon.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (OyyDO)


No, to me it's the ratio of height to length = 0.62. Reciprocal is 1.613. And, 16/9, the ratio of most LED monitors and TVs is close at 1.777, and possibly chosen as the closest ratio using two fairly small whole numbers.

Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020 10:22 AM (AMIL/)

269 He is too old to have a governess anyway. This is all wrong.
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 09:37 AM (zr5Kq)
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Back in the day, governesses weren't mere babysitters - they were also teachers. Wealthy families hired them to teach their children in their home.

Lovely picture, Kris, and as always, I enjoy your explanation.

Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:23 AM (/669Q)

270 I like this painting. Your review/explanation is superb Open Blogger.

Posted by: Floridachick at March 18, 2020 10:23 AM (2YElQ)

271 Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah.'

Posted by: Yorkshireman at March 18, 2020 10:23 AM (T6Fbb)

272 Here in SW FL, the beaches are jammed.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 18, 2020 10:23 AM (+fPHo)

273
So, this was awkward.

Was in the office of the lead engineer, discussing a project, when a VP comes in to apologize that he hasn't been able to give the project due attention because he's been spending time at the hospital (in the parking lot, actually, the hospital has banned visitors) and yesterday made his wife made the decision to terminate life support on his father in law tomorrow morning.

Then, the conversation segued into the details of how the hospital is restricting access to patients. About this time, another engineer comes into the office and, not having heard the earlier part of the conversation, make a reference to the "Bring out your dead" scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

I think if he had heard the earlier part of the conversation, he would have been mortified.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo





That's an episode of The Office.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 18, 2020 10:23 AM (9DJLb)

274 257 Um..... there are eggs in pancakes...
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:19 AM (CAJOC)


big difference, if you've ever had crepes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:20 AM (vEIlU)

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

I make crepes periodically. We have them for dinner with butter and powdered sugar, and sometimes grape jelly. Mmmmm.....

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:24 AM (CAJOC)

275 239 How much should you use?
Posted by: Kris


I use 1/8th teaspoon for two or three eggs.
1/4 for 5 or 6.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:16 AM (mndtc)

Does it work with egg substitute too?

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:24 AM (OyyDO)

276 57 just heard there was an earthquake out in Utah this am

It lasted about 20 seconds here, about 35 miles from the epicenter.

Posted by: A Tabby Cat at March 18, 2020 10:25 AM (dJs6r)

277
Does it work with egg substitute too?
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:24 AM (OyyDO)


No reason why it shouldn't.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:26 AM (pNxlR)

278 *That's an episode of The Office.*

True.

We've been told working at home isn't an option because of the sensitive nature of the data we handle.

I don't know if this means we're indispensable or expendable.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 18, 2020 10:26 AM (BeYX8)

279 It lasted about 20 seconds here, about 35 miles from the epicenter.
Posted by: A Tabby Cat at March 18, 2020 10:25 AM (dJs6r)

I grew up in So Cal and went through many earthquakes. 20 seconds for an earthquake can feel like an eternity.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:26 AM (Ez6QX)

280 I think if he had heard the earlier part of the conversation, he would have been mortified.

Nah, we kind of have a knack for that sort of thing.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:26 AM (IMdOQ)

281 I think if he had heard the earlier part of the conversation, he would have been mortified.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo


Was your choice of mortified a pun?

Posted by: blaster at March 18, 2020 10:26 AM (ZfRYq)

282 No, to me it's the ratio of height to length = 0.62. Reciprocal is 1.613. And, 16/9, the ratio of most LED monitors and TVs is close at 1.777, and possibly chosen as the closest ratio using two fairly small whole numbers.
Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020


MATHS!!!!

RRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 18, 2020 10:27 AM (axyOa)

283 uhhh.....prairie dog?
Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2020 10:18 AM (X/Pw5)

yes, thanks! I couldn't remember off hand

They would eat up our land too. It was terrible. So they used to do a sort of culling each year, but then they were stopped.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (vEIlU)
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Isn't there still a plague going through the prairie dogs out in CO? Seem to remember them cancelling a bunch of activities for the MLS All-Star game out there because of that.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 18, 2020 10:27 AM (/ZYFC)

284 Does it work with egg substitute too?
Posted by: Kris


It should. The chemical reactions from double-action baking powder are driven by (1) mixing it with water, and (b) heating it up.

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:28 AM (P1f+c)

285 Job One today: Get Milk.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:28 AM (OSgHz)

286 My wife and daughter braved the grocery store last night, and OMG!!! They found plenty of food, and even got some ground beef.

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:28 AM (eAZVt)

287 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:12 AM (vEIlU)

Have you tried the baking powder trick for fluffy scrambled eggs?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 10:13 AM (dLLD6)



No I haven't. I really don't like adding anything to my eggs, but that would be helpful in egg casseroles and the like.

That is why crepes bother me. I would just rather eat the eggs. My MIL makes them all the time and rolls up all kinds of things in them. Sausage, sugar and raisins, syrup and what not. Sometimes seafood. It's basically a container for other foods. I had and electric crepe maker and I still have crepe pans but I never use them.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:28 AM (vEIlU)

288 sn't there still a plague going through the prairie dogs out in CO?
Posted by: jhawk90


Just CO? I thought prairie dogs everywhere carried the plague.

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (P1f+c)

289 No, to me it's the ratio of height to length = 0.62. Reciprocal is 1.613. And, 16/9, the ratio of most LED monitors and TVs is close at 1.777, and possibly chosen as the closest ratio using two fairly small whole numbers.
Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020 10:22 AM (AMIL/)
~~~~~

Posted by: IrishEi at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (sGotD)

290 So people on average do live longer, after making it to adulthood, than they used to, on average (average life expectancy if you reach 60y.o. has increased about 15 y over the last century), but again, maximal age hasn't changed much.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:21 AM (CPk0

I haven't had life saving surgery, but I've had some bad infections, including one particularly nasty abscess that got into my jawbone, that I know would have killed me in my 40's or earlier without modern medicine.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (Kpl3J)

291 A female's .7 waist-to-hip ratio is pleasing to see as well.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (q1Pj5)

292 Job One today: Get Milk.
Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:28 AM (OSgHz)


There's a working dairy about 30 minutes away from me that sells its product in plastic and glass bottles. If our idiot governor doesn't do a lockdown, I'm going over there on Saturday to see what they have.

Posted by: Mary Poppins'Practically Perfect Piercing at March 18, 2020 10:30 AM (2JVJo)

293 "just heard there was an earthquake out in Utah this am"

Global Warming!!!

Posted by: Democrats are stupid at March 18, 2020 10:30 AM (eAZVt)

294 Rifftrax has done a riff on an eighties-era Susan Lucci movie: "Lady Mobster." And it's magnificent.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 18, 2020 10:30 AM (BeYX8)

295 .22 Mag rifle with scope is a great prairie dog/ground hog culling device.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:31 AM (90T4r)

296 No, to me it's the ratio of height to length = 0.62. Reciprocal is 1.613. And, 16/9, the ratio of most LED monitors and TVs is close at 1.777, and possibly chosen as the closest ratio using two fairly small whole numbers.
Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020 10:22 AM (AMIL/)

With my ratio, I can never remember the decimal representation of it, and I suck at math too much to figure it out on my own. I chose the career path that takes me the farthest away from math as possible.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:31 AM (OyyDO)

297 I make crepes periodically. We have them for dinner with butter and powdered sugar, and sometimes grape jelly. Mmmmm.....
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 10:24 AM (CAJOC)


Yes, they are vehicle for sweetening. For me, if I'm going to go all out, I just prefer pancakes (American pancakes) - the french actually call the crepes pancakes - at least my MIL does - she is the Quebecker.

I just like eggs. Healthy as they are.

Pancakes, special occasion.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (vEIlU)

298 Continued my shopping today. Our Aldi had lots of TP and paper towels, ground beef and chicken. It was like Christmas. Crowd was smaller than earlier this week, too!

Posted by: lizabth at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (L3Rsz)

299 I haven't had life saving surgery, but I've had some
bad infections, including one particularly nasty abscess that got into
my jawbone, that I know would have killed me in my 40's or earlier
without modern medicine.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (Kpl3J)

Well, yeah. I have a skull in my office with a chronic osteomyelitis in the jaw. Looks like she was a young woman but her teeth were crap. Little things add up.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (CPk08)

300 My wife has Wegener's disease. It was considered a death sentence until the '70s.

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (eAZVt)

301 "just heard there was an earthquake out in Utah this am"

Global Warming!!!
Posted by: Democrats are stupid


That makes sense! Things expand when they heat up, so the earth's crust is cracking. Think of it like a molting snake!

Posted by: Other Democrats are also stupid at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (P1f+c)

302 So, Ann Althouse has a headline that caught my eye.

Essentially: Joe Biden captured the nomination last night and I don't care.

That's fascinating. A moderate who voted for Hillary, Romney, and Obama doesn't care that Biden secured the Democratic Party's nomination.

What does that say about excitement for Biden from the electorate? His greatest moment is being completely overshadowed by COVINA and Trump is at the center of that. There's no sense of, "Biden will make this better." Just, "whatever".

I find that fascinating and hope it means what I think it means.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (zZbCU)

303 May we suggest claymores for the Canadian Geese menace. Please?

Posted by: Golf Course owners at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (8JgZK)

304 Job One today: Get Milk.
Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:28 AM (OSgHz)

There's a working dairy about 30 minutes away from me that sells its product in plastic and glass bottles. If our idiot governor doesn't do a lockdown, I'm going over there on Saturday to see what they have.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'Practically Perfect Piercing


Look to powdered milk for baking needs. No so much for drinking, but it's an ok substitute for baking.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (mndtc)

305 Here in SW FL, the beaches are jammed.
Posted by: Les Kinetic
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The local park has *never* been this busy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM (YPJrZ)

306 There is not much traffic on the roads today.

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:33 AM (uLuPn)

307 I haven't had life saving surgery, but I've had some bad infections, including one particularly nasty abscess that got into my jawbone, that I know would have killed me in my 40's or earlier without modern medicine.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (Kpl3J)


we would have bled you and applied leeches. you would have survived, or may name isn't the barber of Saville.

Posted by: The Barber of Seville at March 18, 2020 10:33 AM (zr5Kq)

308 We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!
Posted by: Tami at March 18, 2020 09:52 AM (cF8AT)

Geeze, I guess I am stuck here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (miJU3)

309 Thank you for the Powerline link Tom Servo. The Italy and Spain steep curves may be caused by many variables already discussed. I think that partially southern European societies with a lot of culturally accepted physical contact with family friends and acquaintances (kissing and hand holding) had some impact on this. Madrid seems to be hardest hit in Spain. Large city with many tourists and it seems that the virus got into nursing homes early in the spread of this disease in Spain.

Posted by: Floridachick at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (2YElQ)

310 In Jr high science showed a film about prarie dogs, cattle step in the holes and break a leg and die. The squeemish told they didn't have to watch. Was a lot of slo-mo close up of prarie dogs getting blown away. Nebraska is a big cattle state, we also did a tour of a slaughter house.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (8JqLB)

311 Isn't there still a plague going through the prairie dogs out in CO? Seem to remember them cancelling a bunch of activities for the MLS All-Star game out there because of that.
Posted by: jhawk90 at March 18, 2020 10:27 AM (/ZYFC)


I haven't lived there in a while, so don't know.

But, probably, since they stopped the hunting. It was a bit sick, because they were just killing them, not really hunting for food.

After the enviro's got involved, I remember them coming up with some strange strategy of pouring soap and water or something into the holes and then gathering them up as they came out and moving them. Was ludicrous!

It's probably just overrun now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (vEIlU)

312 307 I haven't had life saving surgery, but I've had some bad infections, including one particularly nasty abscess that got into my jawbone, that I know would have killed me in my 40's or earlier without modern medicine.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:29 AM (Kpl3J)


we would have bled you and applied leeches. you would have survived, or may name isn't the barber of Saville.
Posted by: The Barber of Seville at March 18, 2020 10:33 AM (zr5Kq)


Your word as a Barber?

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (90T4r)

313 Canada geese suck. What pests. Shit everywhere. And they do that slow walk across the street in front of your car. YOU CAN FLY, YOU DUMB FEATHERED FUCKS. GTFO of the street!
I have seen traffic stop on I-25 because these dumbass birds think it's a good idea to land on the highway.
I drive right at the fuckers- if they wanna live, they'll move.
Stupid birds.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (iTXRQ)

314 At least 21 little (>2.5) quakes on the lakeside outskirts of Salt Lake City, acc. to the USGS. Didn't realize SLC had faults- Mitt Romney notwithstanding.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (Wd55D)

315 292. I live about halfway between two dairies. I don't think Wawa sells from their plant though. I believe Hy-Point does , Krebs may Know.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (OSgHz)

316 May we suggest claymores for the Canadian Geese menace. Please?
Posted by: Golf Course owners


The mines, or the swords? Or the healing power of "and"?

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (P1f+c)

317
With my ratio, I can never remember the decimal representation of it, and I suck at math too much to figure it out on my own. I chose the career path that takes me the farthest away from math as possible.
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:31 AM (OyyDO)


It's the Golden Ratio (q.v.).

( 1 + sqrt( 5 ) ) / 2

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (pNxlR)

318 Look to powdered milk for baking needs. No so much for drinking, but it's an ok substitute for baking.


Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:32 AM

---

That stuff is long gone around here. Was at Wal mart earlier and scored two bags of baking potatoes some hamburger and charcoal, that was it off my list with 15 things on it.


It's madness here and I suspect it's worse in the DFW area.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (JUOKG)

319 we would have bled you and applied leeches. you would have survived, or may name isn't the barber of Saville.

Posted by: The Barber of Seville at March 18, 2020 10:33 AM (zr5Kq)

You lot did that to Washington, and he died of it. Which is sad and kinda sucks, unless you are the leech, in which case YOU suck and aren't sad at all.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (CPk08)

320
artisanal 'ette: what rule is that?
CharlieBrown'sDildo: Nothing off topic for the first 100 comments.

0. It's funny to see how many regulars still get bleeped by CBD. IF it's the art thread AND under 100 comments THEN I can comment freely. Moron minds don't work that way. More like DO comment, HIT post, REGRET.

1. Seriously, perhaps CBD's statement, above, of the 100-comment rule should be regularly featured at the foot of art posts, so that old and newcomers can be informed before their treasured quips and gibes are thrown in the bit bucket.

2. Less seriously, I think if CBD is going to rule in this manner, it needs to be much more iron-fisted. First 100 should not only be on-topic, but seriously on-topic. No "First" type posts. No "sniper" or "trees" or other jokes. Must talk seriously about today's artwork. (Especially when Kris has posted.) All others will be CBD'd. Monocles not required, but advised.

2.b. As I've suggested before, since CBD'd comments still take up a comment slot (with, ironically, off-topic cob nagging), the rule should be expanded to 100 + however many comments get CBD'd.

Posted by: mindful webworker
It's All in Your Mind
at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (jhgxs)

321 artisanal ette is canucki? I always thought she was from Cali.
Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:17 AM (OSgHz)


I moved from Cali when I married my husband. He is canucki.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (vEIlU)

322 Geeze, I guess I am stuck here.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (miJU3)


You were not planning to stay for a bit ?

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (zr5Kq)

323 Breaking ----
Greta Thunberg condemns coronavirus for causing apocalypse 10 years early.


LOL Babylon Bee

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:36 AM (gmo/4)

324 I drive right at the fuckers- if they wanna live, they'll move.
Stupid birds.
Posted by: DB- just DB.


(air) High-Five! (from a safe six feet away)

The Minnesotan ones aren't any smarter than yours, apparently.

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:36 AM (P1f+c)

325 "May we suggest claymores for the Canadian Geese menace. Please?"

They are camped out in front of my business entrance, shitting all over the sidewalk. I think I'll bring some firecrackers tomorrow, to try to scare them off with the noise.

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (eAZVt)

326 and prairie dogs suck
they can completely denude a field of every single blade of grass
but, hawks gotta eat, so...

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (iTXRQ)

327 317
With my ratio, I can never remember the decimal representation of it, and I suck at math too much to figure it out on my own. I chose the career path that takes me the farthest away from math as possible.
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:31 AM (OyyDO)

It's the Golden Ratio (q.v.).

( 1 + sqrt( 5 ) ) / 2
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (pNxlR)


What IrishEi said at 289.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (OyyDO)

328 [iartisanal 'ette: what rule is that?
CharlieBrown'sDildo: Nothing off topic for the first 100 comments.

0. It's funny to see how many regulars still get bleeped by CBD. IF it's the art thread AND under 100 comments THEN I can comment freely. Moron minds don't work that way. More like DO comment, HIT post, REGRET.

I usually don't post on the art thread too much. Usually working. Yeah, he could put a friendly reminder on the top of the post.

Don't matter.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (vEIlU)

329 "cobnagging" sounds like a degenerative disease of horses.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (CPk08)

330 I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying":

https://qz.com/1811000/hamsterkauf- germans-austrians-panic-buying-due-to-coronavirus/

((removr der space))

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (Dc2NZ)

331 If anyone has Fresh Thyme markets around them, check it out. We went last night and it was fully stocked with everything but TP. Just like normal.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (lwiT4)

332 Your lot did that to Washington, and he died of it. Which is sad and kinda sucks, unless you are the leech, in which case YOU suck and aren't sad at all.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (CPk0

Calumny! Those were not licensed barbers !

Posted by: The Barber of Saville at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (zr5Kq)

333 Artisanal. Per CBD the baking powder helps. I also add egg whites, I keep the ones in a carton around for egg washes but also add them to scrambled eggs. Makes the eggs fluffier as well.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (JVgnl)

334 I get spam email all the time, I know all of you do as well.

I am going to post this one just because this is the weirdest one I have ever got, even though it looks like nothing at first. It's when I try to fit all the parts together that I can only say, WTF???


-----Omar Gamez Vargas/DIS/VMN/CFE@CFE escribió: -----
A Private Donation was made to you contact { michael.bloomberg51@gmail.com } for more info:
=======================
Para: omar.gamez@___.mx
De: Omar Gamez Vargas/DIS/VMN/CFE@CFE
Fecha: 18/03/2020 01:42
Asunto: Re: Good Day
=======================

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (Kpl3J)

335
Has Fake News trotted out the "This is our New Normal" bullshit line, yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (9DJLb)

336 313 Canada geese suck. What pests. Shit everywhere. And they do that slow walk across the street in front of your car. YOU CAN FLY, YOU DUMB FEATHERED FUCKS. GTFO of the street!
I have seen traffic stop on I-25 because these dumbass birds think it's a good idea to land on the highway.
I drive right at the fuckers- if they wanna live, they'll move.
Stupid birds.
Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 10:34 AM (iTXRQ)

LOL. We have a bunch of quail around here, and they like to run across the street instead of fly, for whatever reason (to be assholes, I guess).

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (Ez6QX)

337 Here in SW FL, the beaches are jammed. 
Posted by: Les Kinetic 
-------- 

The local park has *never* been this busy

=====

If this is the case, our government overlords are going to impose more stringent measures to keep people home soon.

Posted by: Floridachick at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (2YElQ)

338 I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying":

https://qz.com/1811000/hamsterkauf- germans-austrians-panic-buying-due-to-coronavirus/

((removr der space))
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (Dc2NZ)
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I thought it was a noise made by sick hamsters.

Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (/669Q)

339 Golden ratio discussion: I denounce myself! 10/6 is a hell of a lot closer to 1.6 than 16/9!

It's too early for retired engineers to attempt maths.

Posted by: Gref at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (AMIL/)

340 Do you mean the Golden Ratio... 1:2+1? The formula for absolute beauty. Best represented in the Parthenon.



Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:09 AM (OyyDO)

1.618033989, approximately.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 18, 2020 10:39 AM (88+cf)

341
There's no sense of, "Biden will make this better." Just, "whatever".


Biden's advice on Corona is "order more limes".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:39 AM (pNxlR)

342
I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying"

don't you mean "hampsterkauf"?

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 18, 2020 10:39 AM (9C0cu)

343 341
There's no sense of, "Biden will make this better." Just, "whatever".

Biden's advice on Corona is "order more limes".
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:39 AM (pNxlR)

Hunter Biden's advice is "order more Lines".

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:39 AM (Kpl3J)

344 PSA to the Ettes who are locked out of the malls: Nordstrom is having a killah' online sale.
Get yer

Jimmy Chus!!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 18, 2020 10:39 AM (7Fj9P)

345 Isn't there a prairie dog vacuum truck that just sucks them out of the holes into a big cage? Like a driving range golf ball retriever machine.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (q1Pj5)

346 Here's two minutes of bossa nova performed by a six year-old:

https://tinyurl.com/vjcud2j

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (sWM8x)

347 Just heard a talk radio caller from Florida decry that they are closing truck stops! WTF are these poor truckers trying to get everybody supplies going to do now? Unf*ckingbelievable!

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (pKDUC)

348 >>I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying

Huh. Knowing Germans as I do I would have guessed a word with hamster in it would have a different meaning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (ZLI7S)

349 "May we suggest claymores for the Canadian Geese menace. Please?"

They are camped out in front of my business entrance, shitting all over the sidewalk. I think I'll bring some firecrackers tomorrow, to try to scare them off with the noise.
Posted by: Chris M

Office Terrier

Posted by: Jean at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (6Ni5X)

350 Isn't there a prairie dog vacuum truck that just sucks them out of the holes into a big cage? Like a driving range golf ball retriever machine.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (q1Pj5)
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You're thinking of the Wallace and Gromit movie and it was rabbits.

Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (/669Q)

351 The Golden Ratio is about 1.6. Not sure how a standard of beauty can have that many decimals (even I remember it as 1.618, but it has many more). It's also- roughly- the number of kilometers per mile.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (aKxkI)

352 Lebensmittel und Getranke !

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:41 AM (zr5Kq)

353 but again, maximal age hasn't changed much.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In
-----------


Psalm 90:10

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2020 10:41 AM (YPJrZ)

354 347 Just heard a talk radio caller from Florida decry that they are closing truck stops! WTF are these poor truckers trying to get everybody supplies going to do now? Unf*ckingbelievable!
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (pKDUC)

Why don't they just lock us all in our houses and get it overwith?

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:41 AM (Ez6QX)

355 Gas was down to $1.90 per gallon here yesterday. I live in NE GA.

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:41 AM (uLuPn)

356 So, an Italian website is noting, based on government stats, that if you take out comorbidity out of the equation in that nation, 2 people have died of the Chinese flu.


TWO.

The rest are elderly people with serious pre-existing conditions.


https://tinyurl.com/s3rqdk9

Posted by: shibumi at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (ZCiJZ)

357 331 If anyone has Fresh Thyme markets around them, check it out. We went last night and it was fully stocked with everything but TP. Just like normal.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 10:37 AM (lwiT4)
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Same at mine. Ground meat was out at the display case, but there was plenty in the freezer case. Especially moose and elk!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (Dc2NZ)

358 Why don't they just lock us all in our houses and get it overwith?
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:41 AM (Ez6QX)

20% unemployment is probably a low-ball estimate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (Kpl3J)

359 Personliche Checklisten !

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (zr5Kq)

360 Definitely not my cup of tea, but I do make a mean one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 18, 2020 09:59 AM (dLLD6)



I was wondering if people were changing their cooking habits right now.

I am been slightly changing my habits by choosing meals that can extend what I have to more meals.

Soup is always a good way to do that. I made big pot of cauliflower soup yesterday. Using one head of cauliflower. One potato to make it creamy in substance. But it will last about a week for lunches.

There are also many soups where you do not need broth, if you are running low. Although if you buy broth powder or that Better than Bouillon stuff, you could get by.

I'm doing the same for dinners. Just looking at more stews, casseroles, and the like. And trying not to use too much of one item up too quickly.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (vEIlU)

361 347 Just heard a talk radio caller from Florida decry that they are closing truck stops! WTF are these poor truckers trying to get everybody supplies going to do now? Unf*ckingbelievable!
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (pKDUC)

Shain, not directing this at you, but that kind of info begs to be looked at in more detail. Trucking will be preserved beyond everything else, IMO.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (90T4r)

362 348 >>I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying

Huh. Knowing Germans as I do I would have guessed a word with hamster in it would have a different meaning.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (ZLI7S)

Hamsterkrieg

Posted by: Someguy at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (Zm+LZ)

363 "YOU CAN FLY, YOU DUMB FEATHERED FUCKS. GTFO of the street!"

Nature's antifa protestors.

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (eAZVt)

364 LOL
karma

Cheating husband catches coronavirus on trip to Italy with mistress

A cheating UK hubby is "in a blind panic" over his extramarital affair - now that he has contracted the coronavirus on a secret trip to Italy with his mistress, according to a new report.

The unnamed patient, in his late 30s - described as "well-heeled and with a high-flying job" - told his wife he was away on a business trip within the UK, the Sun reported.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/18/cheating-husband-
catches-coronavirus-on-trip-to-italy-with-mistress/

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (G546f)

365 Isn't there a prairie dog vacuum truck that just sucks them out of the holes into a big cage? Like a driving range golf ball retriever machine.
Posted by: Count de Monet


If there is, it better have clear plastic hoses and lots of videos on youtube.

Posted by: mikeski at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (P1f+c)

366 About this virus, here's what I suggest: Pray. Get to a quiet place, get on your knees (if you can!), pray for those who are sick, the souls of those who passed away, and for God's mercy on the rest of us. And do it like voting in Chicago, early and often.

As a nation we've gotten away from having God present in our minds. Not that people in the past were all saints. They did a whole lot of things grossly offensive to God. But there was a good chunk of the population that kept God in their minds, on their lips, and in their hearts. And maybe that's what's needed now.

Posted by: George V at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (U2Tva)

367 LOL. We have a bunch of quail around here, and they like to run across the street instead of fly, for whatever reason (to be assholes, I guess).
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM


I have a lot of good recipes for the little pedestrian assholes if you want them.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (ejd/p)

368 Reporting in from Utah! All ok here. I slept right through it hah, go me. 5.7 they say on news, and over 21 aftershocks. We get these every decade or so apparently.

Traffic stopped on I-15. Power out in parts of SLC. Trax and Frontrunner, the SLC transit system, is down. Evacuated tower at airport so no flights right now. (Not that anyone is flying anyway.)

SLC temple JUST closed for four years for earthquake proofing. Timely!

Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (UvJJq)

369
Psalm 90:10



The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2020 10:41 AM (YPJrZ)

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.


Now, of my threescore years and ten,

Twenty will not come again,

And take from seventy springs a score,

It only leaves me fifty more.


And since to look at things in bloom

Fifty springs are little room,

About the woodlands I will go

To see the cherry hung with snow
I read that first when I was 18. I'm 55 now, and it is only more true.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (CPk08)

370 That stuff is long gone around here. Was at Wal mart earlier and scored two bags of baking potatoes some hamburger and charcoal, that was it off my list with 15 things on it.


It's madness here and I suspect it's worse in the DFW area.
Posted by: Mr. Scott



It is. Produce area is stripped bare. Kroger had to put fake bacon in packages in the meat case so it didn't look so empty.
Freezer section looks almost like a brand new store before stocking.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (mndtc)

371 I've always spelled it hampsterkauf.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:44 AM (1ISKN)

372 You're thinking of the Wallace and Gromit movie and it was rabbits.



Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (/669Q)

Can't you just purchase the optional paririe dog attachment?

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:44 AM (gmo/4)

373 >Isn't there a prairie dog vacuum truck that just sucks them out of the holes into a big cage? Like a driving range golf ball retriever machine.
Posted by: Count de Monet

I WANT TO DRIVE THAT TRUCK

seriously, these little flea-bitten plague varmints really turn the roadside fields into eyesores. And they're stupid too, so they end up as roadkill on a regular basis. But, magpies gotta eat.
And rabbits are stupid, running around in circles. FFS do they even KNOW what they're doing?

ok critter rant end

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 10:44 AM (iTXRQ)

374 These quakes are not who we are.

Posted by: Mittens Rombley at March 18, 2020 10:44 AM (EgshT)

375 Minnesota just emptied the jails in Ramsey county and those with pending cases in Hennepin county.

Fuck Tim Walz. Evil fuck.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 18, 2020 10:44 AM (wnRqf)

376 Little Known Muldoon Fact #8792: Because they pop out of their dens with their front paws held in front of their chests in an attitude of supplication the early pioneers called them Prayer-y dogs.

Little Known Muldoon Fact #8793: The westward migration took place in covered wagons that were called Prayer-y Schooners because they looked like sailing ships with white sails unfurled. When driven by older folks they were also sometimes called Boomer Schooners.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (m45I2)

377 About ten years ago the geese problem had gotten so bad in Seattle that the city/county finally let companies d something about it. (Afterall, couldn't have all the rich people living on lake front property not be able to go swim in their lake).
So they let dog trainers in with dogs to go disrupt the flocks. The PETA folks went apeshit.
Fools.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (axyOa)

378 Good thing I gave up pooping for Lent!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (eXZrW)

379 But there was a good chunk of the population that kept God in their minds, on their lips, and in their hearts. And maybe that's what's needed now.
Posted by: George V at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (U2Tva)
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Good advice, George V. We have no more Masses in our state, but the church remains open and we will have Adoration today as we do every Wednesday. I'm going at noon. Will pray for an end to this virus, and for all who are affected in any way, even indirectly.

Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (/669Q)

380 Just heard a talk radio caller from Florida decry that they are closing truck stops! WTF are these poor truckers trying to get everybody supplies going to do now? Unf*ckingbelievable!
Posted by: ShainS


Probably just closing it to the lot lizards.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (mndtc)

381 Cheating husband catches coronavirus on trip to Italy with mistress
===




Old and busted : catching syphilis from mistress
New hotness : catching COVID19 from mistress

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (zr5Kq)

382 20% unemployment is probably a low-ball estimate.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (Kpl3J)


I'm going to remain an optimist and hope we do not get to this.

I am waiting #2weeks on this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (vEIlU)

383 And maybe that's what's needed now.


Posted by: George V at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (U2Tva)



Amen. I have some sermons online that I plan to listen to, dealing with God's peace and provision in times of worry and anxiety.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (lwiT4)

384 Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (UvJJq)

Liz - My crazy ex-wife lives there. Is she dead yet?

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (gmo/4)

385 Ground meat was out at the display case, but there was plenty in the freezer case. Especially moose and elk!

Moose out front should of told
...

Nevermind.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (LJes8)

386
And rabbits are stupid, running around in circles. FFS do they even KNOW what they're doing?

ok critter rant end
Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 10:44 AM (iTXRQ)

Clearly you've never played a Moba. Random movements make it harder for the enemy to launch a successful attack.

Posted by: Someguy at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (Zm+LZ)

387 You're thinking of the Wallace and Gromit movie and it was rabbits.
Posted by: bluebell
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The BV6000 (Bunny Vacuum Model 6000)

Heh. Here's the segment:

https://tinyurl.com/thwsbho

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (YPJrZ)

388 With all the chatter on grocery shopping.... How are people doing on "precious metal" aka ammo?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (N39Ws)

389 I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying":

That is funny- and so perfect. Here's a better picture to go with the article: https://bit.ly/2IYFVaa

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (cfSLd)

390 I think our area in PA is passed most of the panic buying *fingers crossed*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (G546f)

391 Okay the city just declared a high pollen alert.
Well THAT'S. JUST. GREAT.
I got enough problems.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (iTXRQ)

392 Boomer Schooners.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (m45I2)

You always make me laugh!

Posted by: ALH at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (uLuPn)

393 I was wondering if people were changing their cooking habits right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (vEIlU)

I'm guessing we are going to save a f*ckton of money in the next few weeks by cooking at home. We normally go out at least 3-4 nights a week.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (Ez6QX)

394 I was thinking, if the stolen artworks are well-hidden behind false walls or something, and remain undiscovered till the original procurer is long dead and the house is torn down, unless someone spots a piece of art in the rubble and knows what it is, which is basically not gonna happen, most of them end up in landfills. And the thefts remain unsolved.

Or...aliens.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 18, 2020 10:11 AM (KxVoZ)

It wouldn't surprise me if a lot of that stolen art wound up in Saudi Arabia or China.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (miJU3)

395 Is it weird I feel strangely calm about the earthquake we just had? It feels like just one more thing at this point. Like ok whatevs add that to the list of weird stuff happening today. Plague, earthquake, locusts... Bring it on, world, bring on all the things. Do your worst. We have got this.

It probably helps that I slept through the whole thing though. XD

Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (UvJJq)

396 385
Ground meat was out at the display case, but there was plenty in the freezer case. Especially moose and elk!

Moose out front should of told
...

Nevermind.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (LJes
I would LOVE to have another moose steak. Moose has become scarce in NH/ME.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (N39Ws)

397 With all the chatter on grocery shopping.... How are people doing on "precious metal" aka ammo?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed



Weeks backlog is shipping out orders from the online stores. Physical stores cleaned out.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (mndtc)

398 And rabbits are stupid, running around in circles. FFS do they even KNOW what they're doing?

ok critter rant end
Posted by: DB
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The easiest way to miss a squirrel in the road, is to aim for it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (YPJrZ)

399 In Hawaii there's a flightless bird called a Nene that looks just like a Canada Goose. It's like they got to Hawaii and just said f' it, I'm not going back to Canada.

To be fair, this was before Obama and Hawaiian judges. The bird may wish it could fly away now.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (ZGrMX)

400 LizLem, I'm glad you are okay. I hope our other Utah Morons are too.

Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (/669Q)

401 >>Boomer Schooners

That's what I call my favorite beer mug.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (ZLI7S)

402 sometimes called Boomer Schooners.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (m45I2)


We here at Boomer Schooner Tuna ...

Posted by: Archer at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (gmo/4)

403 You know, a better idea than sending everyone a check for a grand would be to supplement unemployment benefits temporarily. Those that can work from home don't really need money right now, but those out of work need more than what they get from unemployment benefits.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (lDIqS)

404 Another interesting thing about prairie dawgs...although I only have two or three...not 8790-sonmething like Muldoon, is that in WWII as the Army Air Corps built satellite fields for flight training, they encountered huge dens of the dawgs. They discovered the sounds of the engines/propellers on take off were hitting a certain pitch that killed the dawgs and drove those farther from the airfields away.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (axyOa)

405 321. We have family in Canada, have been there often. Good times.

Posted by: kallisto at March 18, 2020 10:48 AM (OSgHz)

406 I love the picture of slow Joe over on Rantingly. Duhhhhhh!

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:49 AM (eAZVt)

407 393 I was wondering if people were changing their cooking habits right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (vEIlU)

I'm guessing we are going to save a f*ckton of money in the next few weeks by cooking at home. We normally go out at least 3-4 nights a week.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (Ez6QX)

The opposite here. Do not often go out. I do all the cooking, so, business as usual around here. Course now, there's only so many ways to cook gruel, Jordan.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:49 AM (90T4r)

408 Clergy are usually not covered by unemployment benefits. Yay us.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 10:49 AM (lwiT4)

409 366 About this virus, here's what I suggest: Pray. Get to a quiet place, get on your knees (if you can!), pray for those who are sick, the souls of those who passed away, and for God's mercy on the rest of us. And do it like voting in Chicago, early and often.

As a nation we've gotten away from having God present in our minds. Not that people in the past were all saints. They did a whole lot of things grossly offensive to God. But there was a good chunk of the population that kept God in their minds, on their lips, and in their hearts. And maybe that's what's needed now.
Posted by: George V at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (U2Tva)

Good advice

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 18, 2020 10:49 AM (sI15f)

410 Apple surprises by releasing new products.


Ya right before gubmint checks go out.


Real surprised.

Posted by: LOL at March 18, 2020 10:49 AM (hDfwo)

411 397
With all the chatter on grocery shopping.... How are people doing on "precious metal" aka ammo?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed







Weeks backlog is shipping out orders from the online stores. Physical stores cleaned out.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (mndtc)
Take a peek at https://www.tds-us.com/Small outfit in NH. I get my carry ammo there.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:49 AM (N39Ws)

412 Just heard a talk radio caller from Florida decry that they are closing truck stops!

But...but...my career!

Posted by: Kurt at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (VP1E6)

413 381 Cheating husband catches coronavirus on trip to Italy with mistress
===




Old and busted : catching syphilis from mistress
New hotness : catching COVID19 from mistress
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (zr5Kq)

I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave. And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (OyyDO)

414 Try this again.Take a peek at

https://www.tds-us.com/

for ammo

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (N39Ws)

415 Grrrr.
Silver spot $12.40
APMEX 1 oz silver round $17.39

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (mndtc)

416 Archer, sadly I cannot report on your ex-wife. No deaths reported so far.

Muldoon I love the facts! You are a national treasure.

Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (UvJJq)

417
I have a lot of good recipes for the little pedestrian assholes if you want them.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (ejd/p)


"What's for dinner tonight, RMBS?"

"Little Pedestrian Assholes Au Jus"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 18, 2020 10:51 AM (pNxlR)

418 And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?

Boiiiinnng!

Posted by: the boner at March 18, 2020 10:51 AM (ykYG2)

419 With all the chatter on grocery shopping.... How are people doing on "precious metal" aka ammo?

With everybody off work, off school, and not allowed in restaurants, they're in grocery stores and gun stores. Too many in mine, so I turned right around yesterday. I'll just take fewer shots.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (VP1E6)

420 Just heard a talk radio caller from Florida decry that they are closing truck stops! WTF are these poor truckers trying to get everybody supplies going to do now? Unf*ckingbelievable!
Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 18, 2020 10:40 AM (pKDUC)


Yeah, this is weird. I wonder what the details are though. This doesn't sound right.

Truck stops where they stop for gas and a shower? Or for a nap?

I have been noticing some truckers are sleeping on the side of the road at exit ramps now.

I noticed this a lot when traveling in the wee early hours to get to appointments that were a few hours away.

They have their own amenities in these fancy trucks. So they fill up the tanks, then position themselves just down off the ramps headed to wherever they want to go upon waking.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (vEIlU)

421 Oh man, I was look at fish antibiotics because my fish has a bad cough or something and look what I stumbled across:

https://tinyurl.com/vqh2swm

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (1ISKN)

422 413

Old and busted : catching syphilis from mistress
New hotness : catching COVID19 from mistress
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:45 AM (zr5Kq)

I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave. And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (OyyDO)

Heh. Tr is an OLD movie called " Divorce, Italian Style". Pretty funny.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (90T4r)

423 I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave. And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?
Posted by: Kris

As the great Rodney Dangerfield would quip.
"Why would I want to disappoint two women"

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (vd8XM)

424 John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (0O7c5)

425 393 I was wondering if people were changing their cooking habits right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:42 AM (vEIlU)


we have not changed yet

but i could see some adventures in cooking meals on the horizon

I'm lucky tho

You give my Baltimore Jewish wife a can of tuna, evap milk, mushroom soup, frozen veggies, pasta, chesse and eggs

she can work wonders

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (rpxSz)

426 The BV6000 (Bunny Vacuum Model 6000)

Heh. Here's the segment:

https://tinyurl.com/thwsbho
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2020 10:46 AM (YPJrZ)
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I love that movie. And the shorts that preceded it.

Posted by: bluebell at March 18, 2020 10:53 AM (/669Q)

427 I logged on to Providentmetals.com out of curiosity. As I suspected, silver Maples and U.S. Silver Eagles are sold out except for the higher priced collectibles. No 1 oz generic rounds or bars to be had either. Even so, silver prices still crashing, LOL.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 10:53 AM (Rz36l)

428 I saw Little Pedestrian Assholes open for the Walker Brothers at the Hungry I in '65.

Posted by: Mary Poppins'Practically Perfect Piercing at March 18, 2020 10:53 AM (2JVJo)

429 Silver spot is so low that you can't buy silver at that price.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 18, 2020 10:53 AM (E2o2V)

430 Thanks all. Raining here again in SW OH. This thread kept me amused through 30 minutes on the recumbent bike.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 18, 2020 10:54 AM (JVgnl)

431 If everyone makes a statement that they have coronavirus, this shit would stop. If everyone has it, it is no longer a fear and no longer cool.

Just my thought while currently homeschooling my privately educated child...

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 18, 2020 10:54 AM (sI15f)

432 Interesting data point. Italy is rushing 10,000 medical students into service, skipping final exams, to help deal with the outbreak. They seem to think they have a serious problem on their hands that is not letting up, it's getting worse.

https://tinyurl.com/vghvaxl

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)

433 I think Silver will bottom at around $5.00 per Oz, gold maybe back around $400.00 - That's where they went in 1986, when Oil went to $10 per barrel. As oil prices drop, nations like the Gulf States and Russia start dumping their gold stocks onto the market to keep their incomes up, which drives prices through the floor.

this is what Deflation looks like - Everything drops, even things that look solid.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 10:55 AM (Kpl3J)

434 431 If everyone makes a statement that they have coronavirus, this shit would stop. If everyone has it, it is no longer a fear and no longer cool.

Just my thought while currently homeschooling my privately educated child...

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 18, 2020 10:54 AM (sI15f)


Ya know, that kinda makes sense.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:55 AM (90T4r)

435 The governess is clearly trying to convince the child to steal some of mom's jewelry so she can pawn it. You can't trust the help these days.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at March 18, 2020 10:55 AM (ftFVW)

436 If grocery stores are considered to be an essential business, then the trucks that supply them have to be considered essential, too. And if that's the case, the industries that keep the trucks going like truck stops should be essential.

Posted by: josephistan at March 18, 2020 10:55 AM (Izzlo)

437 Italy is rushing 10,000 medical students into service, skipping final exams, to help deal with the outbreak.


"and-a the legbone's connected-a to the neckbone..."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (LJes8)

438 Prairie dog vacuum:
https://youtu.be/gAWokZuszuU

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (q1Pj5)

439 Oh I like this and I'm sorry I missed the discussion.

He's got his toys all over the floor but she's made him dress up for the occasion and has brushed his hair and is telling him to behave among the grownups.

There's so much there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (gd9RK)

440 366 About this virus, here's what I suggest: Pray. Get to a quiet place, get on your knees (if you can!), pray for those who are sick, the souls of those who passed away, and for God's mercy on the rest of us. And do it like voting in Chicago, early and often.

As a nation we've gotten away from having God present in our minds. Not that people in the past were all saints. They did a whole lot of things grossly offensive to God. But there was a good chunk of the population that kept God in their minds, on their lips, and in their hearts. And maybe that's what's needed now.
Posted by: George V



Yep. This. Also, when abominations are officially legalized, Judgements happen. Jeremiah spent his adult life prophesying to Israel to repent or they'd be carried away to Babylon. They didn't and Judgement came. So, this is a very good advise!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (8JgZK)

441 Interesting data point. Italy is rushing 10,000
medical students into service, skipping final exams, to help deal with
the outbreak. They seem to think they have a serious problem on their
hands that is not letting up, it's getting worse.



https://tinyurl.com/vghvaxl

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)



My daughter is having the opposite problem. Her 4th year nursing students are not being allowed in the hospitals to finish their training with 3 weeks to go till graduation, when they could actually help out.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (lwiT4)

442 OH can't wait to peruse 8kun & read the LOONS conspiracy theories about the Utah Earthquake

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (Mvlef)

443
Grrrr.

Silver spot $12.40

APMEX 1 oz silver round $17.39


Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM

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Five dollars over spot? That's insane, APMEX has never been that high before.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (JUOKG)

444 If grocery stores are considered to be an essential
business, then the trucks that supply them have to be considered
essential, too. And if that's the case, the industries that keep the
trucks going like truck stops should be essential.

Posted by: josephistan at March 18, 2020 10:55 AM (Izzlo)


It's like . . . a supply chain or something.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 10:57 AM (q1Pj5)

445 If everyone makes a statement that they have coronavirus, this shit would stop.

Trump just has to say the elections are postponed until seven months after the panic stops. The panic stops on April 3rd.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:57 AM (Wd55D)

446 >>My daughter is having the opposite problem. Her 4th year nursing students are not being allowed in the hospitals to finish their training with 3 weeks to go till graduation, when they could actually help out.

Those are the kind of stupid decisions that just makes things worse.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)

447 this is what Deflation looks like - Everything drops, even things that look solid.
Posted by: Tom Servo
====================

No worries, the Fed will be printing so much money soon that inflation will be back with a vengeance.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (Rz36l)

448

If you haven't read that Nolte piece at breitbart about progressives, you should. It talks about how living in the city, and all of the stuff they have been pushing on us is making this crisis worse for them.

My sister in law lives in Montreal. Tiny apartment. No car. Takes public transportation to work, etc.

She is a great example. She cannot work from home and has not been told that work is shut down yet. She needs the paycheck. So she travels the public transit each day. She told me she couldn't carry groceries back in her bags because what she carries now is too heavy. She had not stocked up on supplies either food or pharmacy. Her boyfriend, who she normally lives with, is hours away taking care of his mother who just lost her husband, his father. So she is on her own. And Montreal is shutting down everything. I wonder if public transit will be halted, or at least narrowed. She'll be stuck. She is far from walking distance to stores, I believe.

The only saving grace is my brother in law and his wife could take her in if need be. Across town.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (vEIlU)

449 445 If everyone makes a statement that they have coronavirus, this shit would stop.

Trump just has to say the elections are postponed until seven months after the panic stops. The panic stops on April 3rd.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:57 AM (Wd55D)

That would probably work.

Posted by: tubal at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (90T4r)

450 "Italy is rushing 10,000 medical students into service, skipping final exams, to help deal with the outbreak."

Hi Doctor Nick!

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (eAZVt)

451 1 Interesting data point. Italy is rushing 10,000
medical students into service, skipping final exams, to help deal with
the outbreak. They seem to think they have a serious problem on their
hands that is not letting up, it's getting worse.



https://tinyurl.com/vghvaxl

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)
*********
Because where the worst is going on Italy has a ton of Chinese in that area working

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (Mvlef)

452 Hard to differentiate the symptoms of the Chinese Lung AIDS from seasonal allergy symptoms...

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (LJes8)

453 I have been noticing some truckers are sleeping on the side of the road at exit ramps now.

I noticed this a lot when traveling in the wee early hours to get to appointments that were a few hours away.

They have their own amenities in these fancy trucks. So they fill up the tanks, then position themselves just down off the ramps headed to wherever they want to go upon waking.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette



They've been doing that for a couple of years now. Has a lot to do with their available driving hours, how close they are to a truck stop and how easy it is to get out of the truck stop and back on the road.
Since their hours/trucks are tracked by GPS, there's less fudging hours driven as there once was.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (mndtc)

454 I just learned a new German word, hamsterkauf, meaning "panic buying

Don't give Nurse Ratched any ideas!

Posted by: stumck at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (w9Wax)

455 Over 55 thousand people without power in SLC area. Send prayers their way!

Going to play shake rattle and roll today...

Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 10:59 AM (UvJJq)

456 If everyone makes a statement that they have coronavirus, this shit would stop.

Trump just has to say the elections are postponed until seven months after the panic stops. The panic stops on April 3rd.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:57 AM (Wd55D)

That would probably work.
Posted by: tubal


If Trump said that, everyone would just have a cold.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:59 AM (mndtc)

457 Well...fuckity fuck fuck fuck...

Tha lil puddinhead baby just informed us that two of her coworkers tested positive for the Kung Flu.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 18, 2020 10:59 AM (saIjW)

458
Five dollars over spot? That's insane, APMEX has never been that high before.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 18, 2020 10:56 AM (JUOKG)

that's what market dysfunction looks like, in a collapsing market. All trading breaks down for a time, until those who are forced to sell due to distress start dumping goods.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

459 At least 21 little (>2.5) quakes on the lakeside outskirts of Salt Lake City, acc. to the USGS. Didn't realize SLC had faults- Mitt Romney notwithstanding.
Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (Wd55D)

Right in the midst of the basin-and-range province of the Cordillera. Extensional tectonics. The crust stretches a little, the floor of the basin drops a bit, and the surrounding mountains rise a little.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2020 11:00 AM (miJU3)

460

Coronavirus has become a "get out of jail" card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it's not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through tightly packed populations behind bars.

Among those pleading for compassionate release or home detention are the former head of the Cali drug cartel, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff and dozens of inmates at New York City's Rikers Island, part of a jail system that lost an employee to the virus this week.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 18, 2020 11:00 AM (aKsyK)

461 http://bit.ly/3b9T3Wf
*******
BREAKING: Italian Health Ministry Confirms ONLY TWELVE Coronavirus Fatalities Did Not Have Other Serious Health Complications

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 11:00 AM (Mvlef)

462 Schumer is such a scumbag.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (ZLI7S)

463 When I was 5 years old, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy ketchup for dinner.


********

It's good to hear that you mustered the courage to do so.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 18, 2020 09:55 AM (m45I2)


I always relished the opportunity to walk to the store.
Posted by: Ladyl


It's a Miracle y'all didn't get Whipped.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 09:57 AM

I relish these puns. Miso horny.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (COzlW)

464 "Grrrr.
Silver spot $12.40
APMEX 1 oz silver round $17.39"

Yeah, I was looking to buy some too. If it's not available to buy, how can the spot price be dropping?

Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (eAZVt)

465 she can work wonders
Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 10:52 AM (rpxSz)


I am trying to use up the freshest stuff first. Produce that won't last.

I am not having issues at my grocery store at all but I do want to limit my visits.

I actually bought Metamucil because if our eating habits change (fresh fruits and vegetables and whatnot), I am not sure how my system will react. Strange thing to admit, but there you have it. A container of fiber.

I don't want any issues while hunkering down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (vEIlU)

466 Apple surprises by releasing new products.

Ya right before gubmint checks go out.

Real surprised.


Apple always introduces things-that-aren't-phones in March/April. They set up manufacturing on this stuff 6 months in advance, they couldn't have timed it to government checks if they tried.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)

467 No worries, the Fed will be printing so much money soon that inflation will be back with a vengeance.
Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (Rz36l)

Ironically (or not), that is our only hope now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

468 452 Hard to differentiate the symptoms of the Chinese Lung AIDS from seasonal allergy symptoms...


This is the time of year where all the blooming tree's in NoVA try to kill me.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2020 11:02 AM (8JgZK)

469 423 I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave. And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?

Because if you divorce her, you hand over a house, at least half your other assets, and a hefty percentage of your income for years to come to the spendthrift, frigid, miserable harridan.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 18, 2020 11:02 AM (NWiLs)

470 Chuck the Schmuck says the Trump Admin. took far to long to wake up to this Global Crisis, Why did God not strike him dead

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (Mvlef)

471 Fuck chuck schumer with a rusty fucking knife

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (8D42x)

472 my fish has a bad cough or something

Uh, oh. May be LIMPET-19.

Posted by: Mittens Rombley at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (EgshT)

473 446
>>My daughter is having the opposite problem. Her 4th year nursing
students are not being allowed in the hospitals to finish their
training with 3 weeks to go till graduation, when they could actually
help out.



Those are the kind of stupid decisions that just makes things worse.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)
My daughter is in the same boat. Anxiously awaiting to hear what the University is going to do for the senior nursing students. Can't do clinical hours online. Yet they emptied the campus.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (N39Ws)

474 They've been doing that for a couple of years now.
Has a lot to do with their available driving hours, how close they are
to a truck stop and how easy it is to get out of the truck stop and back
on the road.

Since their hours/trucks are tracked by GPS, there's less fudging hours driven as there once was.


Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM

---

Paper log books for truckers are mostly gone now. There may be a few small players who still us them, but everything else is pretty much automated and the cops can download it through their systems when they pull someone over or at the weigh stations.


The days of loose leaf log books are over. Those things were abused so much it was truly criminal.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (JUOKG)

475 I actually bought Metamucil because if our eating
habits change (fresh fruits and vegetables and whatnot), I am not sure
how my system will react. Strange thing to admit, but there you have it.
A container of fiber.



I don't want any issues while hunkering down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (vEIlU)


I bought 2 3-lb bags of prunes from Costco. Also dates and figs.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (lwiT4)

476 469 423 I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave. And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?

Because if you divorce her, you hand over a house, at least half your other assets, and a hefty percentage of your income for years to come to the spendthrift, frigid, miserable harridan.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 18, 2020 11:02 AM (NWiLs)

========


Pssh...

Like you'd know.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (zZbCU)

477 I saw Little Pedestrian Assholes open for the Walker Brothers at the Hungry I in '65.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'Practically Perfect Piercing at March 18, 2020 10:53 AM


Sadly, the Hungy I in Boston has closed. I loved that place.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (ejd/p)

478 Schumer is the f"ng devil.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (KSBDE)

479 "Italy is rushing 10,000 medical students into service, skipping final exams, to help deal with the outbreak."

Hi Doctor Nick!
Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM

Hello everybody! Remember to follow the ABC's of hygiene. Always Be Clean. Ciao!

Posted by: Dr. Nick at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (COzlW)

480 Schumer is such a scumbag.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (ZLI7S)
*********
That is Blood Libel against scumbags

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (Mvlef)

481 Iran is asking the IMF for help for the first time ever.

1100 dead so far, best case if everyone is disciplined is 11,000 dead, most likely scenario is 100,000 dead.

And if they act like Iranians and the health system collapses they're looking at 3.5 mm dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (gd9RK)

482 Silver spot $12.40

APMEX 1 oz silver round $17.39


Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM

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Five dollars over spot? That's insane, APMEX has never been that high before.
Posted by: Mr. Scott


That was straight off their app.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (mndtc)

483 470 Chuck the Schmuck says the Trump Admin. took far to long to wake up to this Global Crisis, Why did God not strike him dead
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (Mvlef)

Trump should haul his ass up in the next press conference and demand he give a list of what should have been done differently, or to sit down and STFU.

Posted by: Roy at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (ABjxW)

484 467
No worries, the Fed will be printing so much money soon that inflation will be back with a vengeance.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (Rz36l)



Ironically (or not), that is our only hope now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)
Was thinking the same thing. With a $1T stimulus package, flooding the country with money, backstopping airlines and probably anyone else who has their hands out -- inflation is not far off.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (N39Ws)

485 >>I bought 2 3-lb bags of prunes from Costco. Also dates and figs.

And you people laughed at me when I became the TP King of RI.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (ZLI7S)

486 Artisanal. Per CBD the baking powder helps. I also add egg whites, I keep the ones in a carton around for egg washes but also add them to scrambled eggs. Makes the eggs fluffier as well.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 18, 2020 10:38 AM (JVgnl)


The ones in the carton, how is their shelf life?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (vEIlU)

487 I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave.

HA
and they say that there is no way to tell the difference between a man or woman's writing sample...

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (LJes8)

488 >>> can't wait to peruse 8kun & read the LOONS conspiracy theories about the Utah Earthquake

Angel Moroni statue on the SLC temple lost its trumpet. They can make of that what they will, lol.

It is the 200th anniversary of the Joseph Smith first vision that kicked off our church. We have our worldwide general conference next month. Our prophet promised us this would be a general conference to remember. Well so far he has not wrong!

Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (UvJJq)

489 Yeah, I was looking to buy some too. If it's not available to buy, how can the spot price be dropping?
Posted by: Chris M at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (eAZVt)

Because ordinarily, Industrial demand dwarfs retail (investment) demand. As industrial demand collapses, supply soars, and prices drop. The retail market is slowly catching up to the fact that industrial orders are falling dramatically.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (Kpl3J)

490 You were not planning to stay for a bit ?
Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 10:35 AM (zr5Kq)

Planning to stay until first week of April. But some of my friends here are leaving early. Huge backups at the Sweetgrass border crossing on I-15, 8-10 hours, I have heard. Why rush home, only to spend half a day in bumper-to-bumper traffic at the border.

And all the WuFlu closures/panic/shortages are in effect at home too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (miJU3)

491 1029 deaths in Chicago, NY and Baltimore n 2019 from homicides.
Less than a hundred across the country from the virus.
I propose we make any urban center with a population over 250,000 shelter in place (due to an abundance of caution) so the rest of us can get on with our lives.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (axyOa)

492 Pssh...

Like you'd know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (zZbCU)

*snort*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

493 481
Iran is asking the IMF for help for the first time ever.



1100 dead so far, best case if everyone is disciplined is 11,000 dead, most likely scenario is 100,000 dead.



And if they act like Iranians and the health system collapses they're looking at 3.5 mm dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (gd9RK)
If I were the IMF, i'd say "Come see me when your country's leadership is morte".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 18, 2020 11:05 AM (N39Ws)

494 If Metamusil or prunes are not to your liking, garlic supplements can boost your immune system and help your digestion, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: shibumi at March 18, 2020 11:06 AM (ZCiJZ)

495 I actually bought Metamucil because if our eating
habits change (fresh fruits and vegetables and whatnot), I am not sure
how my system will react. Strange thing to admit, but there you have it.
A container of fiber.



I don't want any issues while hunkering down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:01 AM (vEIlU)



I buy Metamucil too. My plumbing isn't as reliable as it used to be. I hate prunes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2020 11:06 AM (8JgZK)

496 470 Chuck the Schmuck says the Trump Admin. took far to long to wake up to this Global Crisis, Why did God not strike him dead

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 11:03 AM (Mvlef)


Trump just shows how everyone freaked at no Chinese travel and impeachment. Then says I tried to do it concurrently so there would be no panic.


Then everyone said I wasn't doing enough and I jumped in and BAM ! Panic.


Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at March 18, 2020 11:06 AM (Ozpxd)

497 I just learned my gym has been shut down. Shucks. So this will be getting fatter time.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 18, 2020 11:06 AM (Uu+Jp)

498 I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave.


Some of it is cultural. My Italian, with whom I cheated, says men can't be monogamous.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 18, 2020 11:07 AM (gd9RK)

499 1029 deaths in Chicago, NY and Baltimore n 2019 from homicides.
Less than a hundred across the country from the virus.

Posted by: Diogenes


And we are trashing a $20 trillion dollar economy.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 11:07 AM (mndtc)

500 I bought 2 3-lb bags of prunes from Costco. Also dates and figs.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (lwiT4)


wow, good point on the prunes.

I bought a bag of figs and dates. And some cranberry boxes, and a couple bags of dried mixed cranberries, wild blueberries and cherries. Not sure if they would do the same as prunes.

I love prunes too.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:07 AM (vEIlU)

501 I noticed this a lot when traveling in the wee early hours to get to appointments that were a few hours away.

They have their own amenities in these fancy trucks. So they fill up the tanks, then position themselves just down off the ramps headed to wherever they want to go upon waking.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


They've been doing that for a couple of years now. Has a lot to do with their available driving hours, how close they are to a truck stop and how easy it is to get out of the truck stop and back on the road.
Since their hours/trucks are tracked by GPS, there's less fudging hours driven as there once was.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:58 AM (mndtc)

---

When I drove OTR back in 2009-10, I preferred to stop at rest areas or industrial parks. Would only go to truck stops to shower.

The logs were still hard copy then. Now they're digital.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 18, 2020 11:07 AM (RU4sa)

502 Some of it is cultural. My Italian, with whom I cheated, says men can't be monogamous.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 18, 2020 11:07 AM (gd9RK)

Well Italian men, yeah.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (Kpl3J)

503 Silver spot $12.40



APMEX 1 oz silver round $17.39





Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM



---



Five dollars over spot? That's insane, APMEX has never been that high before.

Posted by: Mr. Scott





That was straight off their app.


Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM

---

Just went to their site. 2019 American Eagles are $23.08, $10.99 over spot, and that's if they have any left in stock. Most of it is out of stock right now.


I have been buying from the on and off for decades and have never seen prices that far over spot.


It is madness.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (JUOKG)

504 I don't see how we fight and win this war under the current rules of engagement. Something must change. Look at what the media (or media and the Chinese) have done in three weeks. We're fighting just to stop the hemorrhaging. And this won't end with virus abatement (if the media will even allow such a thing to become a perception).

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (H8QX8)

505 Just got back from the grocery store.

They had a few packs of TP, one to a customer.
The peanut butter I buy was out.
Other than that...plenty of bottled water. A goodly supply of fresh produce. Most meats, but no chickens. Full shelves of wine, beer, liquor
Potato chips, plenty

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (vd8XM)

506
The days of loose leaf log books are over. Those things were abused so much it was truly criminal.
Posted by: Mr. Scott
----------
Icc is a checkin' on down the line
Well I'm a little overweight and my log book's way behind
But nothin' bothers me tonight I can dodge all the scales alright
Six days on the road and I'm a gonna make it home tonight
Well my rig's a little old but that don't mean she's slow
There's a flame from her stack and that smoke's a blowin' black as coal

Posted by: Dave Dudley at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (YPJrZ)

507 The market seems like a battle between two sides. Almost a good and evil scenario where they are exchanging punches.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (5IbVn)

508 498 I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave.


Some of it is cultural. My Italian, with whom I cheated, says men can't be monogamous.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 18, 2020 11:07 AM (gd9RK)

What's the explanation for women then, they can be don't want to?

Posted by: Someguy at March 18, 2020 11:09 AM (Zm+LZ)

509 If those nursing students are 3 WEEKS from graduating just hand out the degrees NOW.

Schumer ; NO those last 3 weeks are crucial and these uneducated bints could KILL BILLIONS. !!!! Just LOOK @ NANCY!!!

Posted by: saf at March 18, 2020 11:09 AM (5IHGB)

510 You know what, Kurt?

President Trump has no choice but to take all precautions and YOU KNOW IT.

The hysteria in the leftist media has done more harm than the spread of the virus.

If President Trump had done nothing, you'd be bitching about that.

Why don't you go live in the Philippines?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 18, 2020 11:09 AM (TdMsT)

511
I bought 2 3-lb bags of prunes from Costco. Also dates and figs.


Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 11:04 AM (lwiT4)

please be stocked up on tp....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 11:09 AM (0O7c5)

512 BREAKING: Italian Health Ministry Confirms ONLY TWELVE Coronavirus Fatalities Did Not Have Other Serious Health Complications

Don't import your viruses from China, they're crap.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 11:09 AM (cfSLd)

513 505 Just got back from the grocery store.

They had a few packs of TP, one to a customer.
The peanut butter I buy was out.
Other than that...plenty of bottled water. A goodly supply of fresh produce. Most meats, but no chickens. Full shelves of wine, beer, liquor
Potato chips, plenty
Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (vd8XM)

How about contraceptives? That's what people are gonna need for the next few weeks.

Posted by: Roy at March 18, 2020 11:10 AM (ABjxW)

514 Kurt still being a filthy douchenozzle, I see.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 18, 2020 11:10 AM (oVJmc)

515 There's a flame from her stack and that smoke's a blowin' black as coal
Posted by: Dave Dudley

LOL
I forgot about that song. A good one

Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 11:10 AM (vd8XM)

516 In trying times like these, I'm convinced we need to see more boobs.

Did someone already suggest that?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 18, 2020 11:10 AM (e284m)

517 >>>didnt realize SLC had faults-

We are on a massive fault area, and an ancient sea bed. (You can see the old Bonneville shoreline on the mountains.) So they say if we get a huge one, all the cities will shake right into the ground like quicksand. Comforting!

Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 11:10 AM (UvJJq)

518 I'm guessing we are going to save a f*ckton of money in the next few weeks by cooking at home. We normally go out at least 3-4 nights a week.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 18, 2020 10:47 AM (Ez6QX)


I think I will even though I cook. By really extending the ingredients and just not going to the store.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (vEIlU)

519 a guy who worked for us called last night. going over to see what's up. he's got some mental health problems so not quite sure what we are going to walk in on.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (0O7c5)

520 470 Chuck the Schmuck says the Trump Admin. took far to long to wake up to this Global Crisis, Why did God not strike him dead
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani



The godless Godsplaining again.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (8JgZK)

521 says men can't be monogamous.

Well, I *could* be, if I weren't zerogamous.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (cfSLd)

522 I don't normally advocate banning, but can we please send Kurt to the cornfield?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (WI7YS)

523 BREAKING: Italian Health Ministry Confirms ONLY TWELVE Coronavirus Fatalities Did Not Have Other Serious Health Complications

Don't import your viruses from China, they're crap.
Posted by: t-bird


Wow.

So. Like the normal flu season.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (mndtc)

524 CORGI call

Posted by: USMC 8541 at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (xGZ+b)

525 I hope it's allergies. Sore throat, stuffed head, zero energy and dry hack. No fever. Took a Claritin and hope for the best. I'm guessing that without a fever it's allergies.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (KSBDE)

526 please be stocked up on tp....


Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 11:09 AM (0O7c5)


90 rolls as of this morning. I figure that gets me to at least the end of March

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (lwiT4)

527 A $10000 Silver box is down to $6000. There are no sellers at that price.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (E2o2V)

528 413---I don't understand cheating on your spouse. If it's so bad, just leave. And really, who has the energy for both a spouse AND a side-piece?
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 10:50 AM (OyyDO)
-----------------------------
Sometimes it really isn't "so bad" at home.
Variety is the spice of life.
Forbidden fruit tastes sweet.
New is exciting.
Etc., etc., etc.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (M/9m0)

529 Scored a twelve-pack of two-ply, MF'ers! I'm king of the world!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (oVJmc)

530 Kurt to the cornfield !
Kurt to the cornfield !
Kurt to the cornfield !

Posted by: runner at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (zr5Kq)

531 Kurt and no should go fucking play in traffic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (IxrDK)

532 Reporting in from Utah! All ok here. I slept right through it hah, go me. 5.7 they say on news, and over 21 aftershocks. We get these every decade or so apparently.

Traffic stopped on I-15. Power out in parts of SLC. Trax and Frontrunner, the SLC transit system, is down. Evacuated tower at airport so no flights right now. (Not that anyone is flying anyway.)

SLC temple JUST closed for four years for earthquake proofing. Timely!
Posted by: LizLem at March 18, 2020 10:43 AM (UvJJq)

Well, SLC finally did something right. With the never-ending construction on I-15, they took the truck restriction off the Legacy Parkway, and raised the speed limit on that road from 55 to 65. By taking the parkway and I-215 together, a through traveler can mostly avoid SLC proper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2020 11:13 AM (miJU3)

533 90 rolls as of this morning. I figure that gets me to at least the end of March


Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2020 11:12 AM (lwiT4)
lol....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 11:13 AM (0O7c5)

534 Posted by: Bruce at March 18, 2020 11:08 AM (vd8XM)


where's that at ?

sounds like far western MA

but no TP

we have some carriage trade shops here

they have chicken but kinda high

Posted by: REDACTED at March 18, 2020 11:13 AM (rpxSz)

535 Given the toilet paper shortage, why worry about taking Metamucil, etc. Constipation is your friend.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 18, 2020 11:13 AM (COzlW)

536 BREAKING: Italian Health Ministry Confirms ONLY TWELVE Coronavirus Fatalities Did Not Have Other Serious Health Complications
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 18, 2020 11:00 AM (Mvlef)
~~~~~

This is good to hear, but what I would really like to know is this:

***
How many people with underlying health issues have survived?
***

Posted by: IrishEi at March 18, 2020 11:14 AM (sGotD)

537 A roll of Scott tissue lasts me a month.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 18, 2020 11:14 AM (E2o2V)

538 >>So. Like the normal flu season.

Normal flu season doesn't crash the Italian healthcare system.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 11:14 AM (ZLI7S)

539 Kris, why do you waste your time discussing this painting? Read the tripe of comments. You present intelligent information and get stupid responses.

Posted by: Tom Tasch at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM (naduJ)

540 So. Like the normal flu season.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (mndtc)

I've been asking around the same question: why are we panicking over this when we didn't panic over other recent pandemics? Can anybody offer a scientifically based reason. Is this more severe and/or infectious than the others?

Failure to produce a reason instantiates that this is a contrived panic.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM (H8QX8)

541 I use fiber capsules. Convenient and portable and they work!
Without them I get cranky and miserable.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM (q1Pj5)

542 Old people and sweatshop labor.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM (E2o2V)

543 Muldoon I love the facts! You are a national treasure.
Posted by: LizLem


They're going to make a movie about that.

National Treasure 3: Muldoon!!!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 18, 2020 11:16 AM (vcOmj)

544 Oil is crashing.

Trump has to threaten the Saudis.


Cut your production now.

Posted by: LOL at March 18, 2020 11:16 AM (hDfwo)

545 a guy who worked for us called last night. going over to see what's up. he's got some mental health problems so not quite sure what we are going to walk in on.
Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 11:11 AM (0O7c5)


yeah, we need to keep an eye on people right now

My sil has been calling and leaving messages and texting me a lot for some reason. She normally never texts me with the exception of a thank you or something.

She is bipolar and on meds to control it. If she stops taking her meds, if in manic mode, she starts calling people non-stop even through the middle of the night and now she has access to texting too.

I made my husband call her last night because I was getting so many texts. She cannot speak English very well, so sometimes it is difficult to understand her, and vice versa.

I was worried, being by herself, if she was having an episode and stopped taking her meds. She knows not to, but sometimes she does because she hates them so much.

We need to watch those that need help.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM (vEIlU)

546 Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 11:14 AM (ZLI7S)

Don't they have shitty socialized medicine tho?

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM (wnRqf)

547 Kris, why do you waste your time discussing this painting? Read the tripe of comments. You present intelligent information and get stupid responses.
Posted by: Tom Tasch at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM


Are you new here or something?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM (ejd/p)

548 With the severe rationing scheme I have imposed, I figure we have enough TP for a month for five people (and I really don't have a huge stockpile, I'm just rationing heavily-- autistic son would use it all up in three days if I didn't).


Aldi had a sign up this morning imposing a limit of 'one egg' per customer.

I know what they meant, but that's not what it said.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM (oVJmc)

549 Scored a twelve-pack of two-ply, MF'ers! I'm king of the world!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Ha! Ha!

I got a box of N95 masks. Whaddya think about that?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM (vcOmj)

550 >>Don't they have shitty socialized medicine tho?

Yep. That's not what crashed it either.

This thing is real no matter how many times people pretend it isn't.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 18, 2020 11:19 AM (ZLI7S)

551 539 Kris, why do you waste your time discussing this painting? Read the tripe of comments. You present intelligent information and get stupid responses.
Posted by: Tom Tasch



You new here?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2020 11:20 AM (8JgZK)

552
Don't they have shitty socialized medicine tho?


Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM

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The Italians have the absolute worst health care system in Europe. If they have less than 500 deaths being reported, we should come nowhere near that number even though our population is over 5 times what they have.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 18, 2020 11:20 AM (JUOKG)

553 This thing is real no matter how many times people pretend it isn't.
Posted by: JackStraw

yes...but are YOU real?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 18, 2020 11:20 AM (vcOmj)

554 The Soviets are trying to bankrupt the frackers.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 18, 2020 11:20 AM (E2o2V)

555 Principled Conservative: I'm a conservative who believes the federal government has too much power and it needs to be shifted back to the states.

Also Principled Conservative: Why is orange man bad Trump letting the states run things?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Leaving This Thread at March 18, 2020 11:20 AM (+dsLj)

556 I've been asking around the same question: why are we panicking over this when we didn't panic over other recent pandemics?

Because this was the one that was going to do Trump in. It's the phone call with the Ukraine. It's going to expose a lot of hinky business with China.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 11:21 AM (cfSLd)

557
I got a box of N95 masks. Whaddya think about that?



I found a couple of those in the basement of the house I'm cleaning out. Still in the package, but they're clearly marked 'N95.'

Thought about giving them to a local medical professional.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 18, 2020 11:21 AM (oVJmc)

558


yeah, we need to keep an eye on people right now



My sil has been calling and leaving messages and texting me a lot
for some reason. She normally never texts me with the exception of a
thank you or something.



She is bipolar and on meds to control it. If she stops taking her
meds, if in manic mode, she starts calling people non-stop even through
the middle of the night and now she has access to texting too.



I made my husband call her last night because I was getting so many
texts. She cannot speak English very well, so sometimes it is difficult
to understand her, and vice versa.



I was worried, being by herself, if she was having an episode and
stopped taking her meds. She knows not to, but sometimes she does
because she hates them so much.



We need to watch those that need help.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 18, 2020 11:17 AM (vEIlU)

yeah, he was saying something about hurting his back, being on opioids, thinking he has cancer, writing his dr a letter......it was so disjointed.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 18, 2020 11:21 AM (0O7c5)

559 Oil is crashing.

Trump has to threaten the Saudis.


At $10 per barrel, make them an offer for their oilfields.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 11:23 AM (Ry8mf)

560 Kris, why do you waste your time discussing this painting? Read the tripe of comments. You present intelligent information and get stupid responses.
Posted by: Tom Tasch at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM
~~~~~

What do you expect? We are morons after all.

Kris has been around here long enough to know that we love her and the knowledge she imparts even if we act like the uncultured 'rons and 'ettes that we are.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 18, 2020 11:23 AM (sGotD)

561 539
Kris, why do you waste your time discussing this painting? Read the
tripe of comments. You present intelligent information and get stupid
responses.

Posted by: Tom Tasch at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM (naduJ)

LOL

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 18, 2020 11:24 AM (CPk08)

562 Oops. The Grape Ape is up.

Posted by: t-bird at March 18, 2020 11:24 AM (Ry8mf)

563 The Ape is here.

Repeat, the Ape is here, to spread wisdom in a new thread.

John is against the wall.
The chair has a long mustache.

That is all.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 18, 2020 11:24 AM (vcOmj)

564 I see the Wu Flu Panic has spread to another victim. Note to self - THC does not stem the contagion.

Posted by: We're All Going To Die at March 18, 2020 11:24 AM (71st6)

565 539 Kris, why do you waste your time discussing this painting? Read the tripe of comments. You present intelligent information and get stupid responses.
Posted by: Tom Tasch at March 18, 2020 11:15 AM (naduJ)

I used to teach art history in colleges so I'm used to it. LOL. At least here, I know the Horde cares about it, and they're entertaining. I also like writing them and CBD is a good boss.

Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 11:25 AM (OyyDO)

566 Trump has to threaten the Saudis.

Cut your production now.
Posted by: LOL at March 18, 2020 11:16 AM (hDfwo)


You do realize that Saudi cutting production helps Putin? LOL indeed.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 18, 2020 11:25 AM (ZGrMX)

567 563 The Ape is here.

Repeat, the Ape is here, to spread wisdom in a new thread.

John is against the wall.
The chair has a long mustache.

That is all.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 18, 2020 11:24 AM (vcOmj)

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Shouldn't that be "to fling the poo of wisdom"?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 18, 2020 11:25 AM (CAJOC)

568 I used to teach art history in colleges so I'm used to it. LOL. At least here, I know the Horde cares about it, and they're entertaining. I also like writing them and CBD is a good boss.
Posted by: Kris at March 18, 2020 11:25 AM (OyyDO)
~~~~~

See?! Kris is the best.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 18, 2020 11:27 AM (sGotD)

569 DJIA: Down 1,350.

Posted by: Sooner at March 18, 2020 11:37 AM (Fs5vw)

570 Late to the party and it's a dead thread but posting anyway.


Thank you both, CBD and Kris. Nice wake up present.

Posted by: creeper at March 18, 2020 11:48 AM (XxJt1)

571 Three snipers. Good camo for venue. Hella artist.

Posted by: oddnot at March 18, 2020 01:57 PM (zQEy0)

572 Thanks, Kris! It was really nice to see this calming painting, and to read your calm description, in all this frenzy.

Posted by: m at March 18, 2020 02:08 PM (7juvc)

573 For some very POSITIVE news about the Coronavirus progression, I offer these recent graphs and charts, posted on Powerline. In fact I think this would be worth a post here all on its own, and I don't think the Powerline guys would mind this information being spread:

https://tinyurl.com/vmvetgf

Original Source is John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times, a link to his work is available on the page I linked. There are charts showing how each country compares to each other on death rates as the infection spreads, and the US is actually doing quite well. South Korea has done the best job, overall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2020 06:20 PM (Kpl3J)

574 lets go to McDonalds

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 18, 2020 10:45 PM (FLiOE)

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