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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Tdarcos » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:14 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
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Don't you live at a hospital?
No, I live in a nursing home.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Jizaboz » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:51 pm

Ha wow. The way that one worker stopped and looked up too was spot on for the theme.

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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by ChainGangGuy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:55 am

I purchased FarCry Primal this morning. Not so much as a handy tutorial for survival in a post-technology world and more out of the fact it was less than ten bucks. I must go now, there's a young lady who has a scorching case of tiger bite and is counting on me to bring her the green leaves.

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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:55 pm

Gov Polis says Colorado will not enforce social distancing orders because there is another enforcer "and his name is the Grim Reaper." #9NEWS
GOOD. At this point you either know you're supposed to stay in and you do, you know you're supposed to stay in and you don't care or you just can't. And there are entirely legitimate reasons to have to go out, having some cop pull people over to ask WHERE YA GOING LICENSE AND REGGISSAASSION isn't going to solve anything.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:24 pm

My barbershop is now closed throughout the entirety of April. I am absolutely getting my wife to give me a bowl cut. This is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment: knowing I'm a few days from looking like Guy Gardner.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Jizaboz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:43 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:24 pm
My barbershop is now closed throughout the entirety of April. I am absolutely getting my wife to give me a bowl cut. This is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment: knowing I'm a few days from looking like Guy Gardner.
I approve of the bowl cut.

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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Jizaboz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:44 pm

ChainGangGuy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:55 am
I purchased FarCry Primal this morning. Not so much as a handy tutorial for survival in a post-technology world and more out of the fact it was less than ten bucks. I must go now, there's a young lady who has a scorching case of tiger bite and is counting on me to bring her the green leaves.
I've been debating buying that one or ARK for a few years now and never got around to either.

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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Billy Mays » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:29 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
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This is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment
What I'm doing is trying new and exciting things. I purchased some salmiakki drops on amazon because I've always wanted to try them but hate things that are either overly salty or black licorice. Salmiakki drops are popular in the Netherlands and they are black licorice candies that are coated in ammonium chloride salt.

I play dungeons and dragons regularly with a group of friends and I'm concerned that future potential travel restrictions and quarantines may become an obstacle. My plan is to throw a number of canned goods into a shopping bag and have that with me while I'm driving as an alibi. In a way it will be like playing a real life version of shadowrun before playing a tabletop version of dungeons and dragons. I'm not even concerned if I get camped because of it, maybe then I could wipe my ass and eat something other than apples.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 am

My wife believes we have it. The only symptoms I have is a cough that I have had since 3/17 and I can't smell anything. She slept for almost 24 straight hours on Saturday the 14th and has had a mild fever, cough, runny nose. Normally I would expect the worst but I'm reading a lot about people that carry it but don't show the really shitty symptoms that gsdgsd and his family had.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:20 pm

Remember that they're testing imprisoned celebrities before any of us. If any of you wanted to get tested this week, you should have been coercing actresses into sex for the last twenty years.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Flack » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:47 pm

If you would like to be reminded where we fall in the big picture, Harvey Weinstein, the most hated man in America, got tested before all of us.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by loafergirl » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:18 pm

This is week 2 of staying home from work. Fortunately I work in a district that has a union, so I should continue receiving income during this little (it's going to be months, probably closer to a year than not for wave 1) intermission, at least for the 10 months I usually work, this is especially nice since my husband has NOT been employed for the last 9 months after being continuously employed for over 20 years at the same place, which is incidentally now closing for unrelated things, and is a medical warehouse. My kids school is NOT union, they are a charter, and they are continuing to receive instruction online.
I sent my husband out Pandemic shopping at the end of last month because I was following this fairly closely... GLAD I DID. Wegman's has been a madhouse in urban areas, and getting bread, eggs, and pet food, and toilet paper is like trying to hit a jackpot at a casino (which strangely were later in the list of places to close...?). I am also glad I purchased a farm share this year as that can help with the food security aspect of things.
I am considering doing the home-made masks thing but am torn because I know they are not as effective as they should be, I designed a rebreather, for which I am awaiting some things on amazon so i can make it... because i felt compelled to, even though we own an ACTUAL rebreather from when I decided to make self water plant pots out of wine bottles... I finished crocheting my produce bag, and have been plugging away at Final Fantasy Maxima, checking up on people. My parents, one of whom is in a skilled nursing facility, and one of whom is in a "retirement community" (and should be in skilled nursing at this point, but that's another story) are both in lock down (which I am both glad and a little saddened by). We're getting a puppy the week after next 'cause I've put it off for years, and we'll have the time to train it and spend with it sooooo. I am concerned for the many people I know who work in the healthcare industry and other essential jobs.
I am hopeful that this may change our way of life permanently for the better.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Billy Mays » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:20 pm

They had some top virologist on the news earlier saying that it is not a matter of if we get it but when, and the entire reason for the travel restrictions and quarantines is to give our health care industry as much of a head start as possible to address the problem before getting completely inundated with patients. A lot of other doctors in the news and social media seem to saying the same thing.

loafergirl wrote:
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I am hopeful that this may change our way of life permanently for the better.
When you say "our" here are you referring to you and your husband because you got a puppy which makes a lot of sense, or do you mean the collective "our" which is completely insane?

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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:19 pm

This week I'm proud to announce that I'll be starting a new web show by and for members of Generation X. I call it, "Where'd Your Parents Go Today!" and the format is - a bunch of us Gen Xers all get on a panel on Zoom and talk about the places our elderly parents went today. The bank! The grocery store! Bed Bath and Beyond! The gas station! Why -- (waits for audience to quiet down) there's no telling where they'll go!
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Flack » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:49 pm

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This is a picture outside Costco's "senior shopping" event, where they opened early for senior citizens to shop. People were complaining about old people waiting 2-3 hours to get in. As you can see, the spacing is not six feet apart but "one cart".
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by pinback » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:53 pm

I would rather get any virus you can name than be involved in that.

Unless it was a nice day, in which case, any excuse to hang out outside.
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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by Billy Mays » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:54 pm

I hope I too one day have the courage to just let go like that.

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Re: Coronavirus Adventures

Post by bryanb » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:08 pm

loafergirl wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:18 pm
I am hopeful that this may change our way of life permanently for the better.
I don't know if it will, but I think it definitely should. Just-in-time inventory might be OK for fidget spinners, but I think it's clear now that it has no place in our food supply. We obviously need paper supplies in great abundance at all times as well. Efficiency isn't worth sending society into a tailspin whenever a crisis inevitably hits. Some slack in the system is actually a good thing. That's true on the household level too. Everyone should always have some extra food and other supplies on hand. Stuff like rice, dry beans, flour, and sugar can last a really long time if properly stored so it's not like you need to buy more stuff all the time. It's just a matter of a little preparation.

It's easy to mock preppers for taking things to extremes, but I can say I now finally get the whole freeze dried food thing. By the time I thought to look for some it was pretty much all sold out. To think I could have some
eternal strawberries patiently awaiting rehydration in my cupboard right now if I'd only thought of it :(.

Another change I think society should make is to no longer treat online options as inferior alternatives. A business is actually in a much stronger position if its workforce has the ability to work online. Online education makes a lot of sense to me too. I think I might be way more knowledgeable in physics today if I'd spent my class time listening to recordings of Richard Feynman or someone similarly brilliant rather than paying unrapt attention to Largely Uninterested Old Man in person for hours a week. I don't know what the age cut off should be, but maybe online education should be the default option at some point. It sounds a little Orwellian, but there could still be mandatory socialization for kids that's unconnected to education. Perhaps a robot bully could be issued for every home that would never break bones just so no child would be left behind.

How would you like to see things change, LG?

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