Morning Reads for Monday, March 16, 2020

Welp, this extrovert has survived two days of staying home with a walk and a grocery store run. And if *I* can do “social distancing”, trust me, literally anyone can. So, call a friend and talk to them on the phone while you go for a walk. Read a book. Binge netflix. Whatever you need do. But, stay home, inasmuch as you can!

I tried to find y’all something non-COVID-19 related, but all I could find was Georgia Five Midday numbers, a fire at a paper mill, a kid who set himself on fire, and a guy who recorded himself pointing a gun at a police officer. Consider this an open thread for ANYTHING not related to COVID-19. We all need a break while we “social distance”.

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armanidog
armanidog
3 months ago

20 pounds of pollen substitute spilled on the ground. The bees are cleaning it up.

armanidog
armanidog
3 months ago

Since toilet paper has been wiped out,
“10 Plants You can Grow That Make Great Toilet Paper Substitutes”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago
Reply to  armanidog

The positivity is welcome. But we’ve got to flatten the demand curve long enough to get the plants to maturity.

armanidog
armanidog
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Bearse

Less fiber may prolong things.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago

I thought the closures announced late last week were over-reaction, but there has been more and more discussion of asymptomatic transmission. Meanwhile, Trump yesterday remarked coronoavirus is very contagious, but “we’ve got tremendous control”. Trump’s sycophant Surgeon General nailed it eight days ago on the Sunday talk shows when explaining Trump’s remarks about everyone wanting a test getting a test that there were based on there being a million tests available last Monday, and two million by last Friday. This morning the Surgeon General was on TV explaining that Trump’s reference to “tremendous control” concerned the logistics of restocking grocery… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Bearse

This has Jared Kushner’s fingerprints all over it. Like “reinventing government” by shutting half of it down, and creating middle east peace by telling Palestinians to take the money and shut up, his generic battle plan seems to be:
– Keep it simple (because I’m stupid)
– Don’t bother to consider the consequences
– If it doesn’t work it’s somebody else’s fault, especially foreigners

chamblee54
chamblee54
3 months ago
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