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I do actually like toast, though

It’s National Toast Day. I shit you not.

I feel like a prize chump posting toast and twigs. I am so not into it.

I’m all over #coronavirus Twitter trying to figure we’re in for and when. In all of England, there are only 15 beds for the most acute respiratory patients. The NHS has already said they won’t waste resources on the “most vulnerable” — defined elsewhere as the oldies.

I wish I’d gone in and begged an emergency respirator when my cough was at its worst. I sounded like Aqualung for about six weeks this Fall.

Government here isn’t taking this seriously at all, unless they’re panicking behind the scenes.

Man, I could use a nice slice of toast about now.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: February 27, 2020, 10:07 pm

reads ‘most vulnerable’ link
Types again

I get the sense the European Political Leaders don’t really mind if a ‘few’ million old people die. There is only so much money to go around, and the politicians need their fair share of wealth.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 27, 2020, 11:32 pm

Dr. John Campbell on the Youtube has been lamenting some statements NHS has made recently. Dr. Campbell is my go to guy to make sense of this pandemic mess.

Comment from currently
Time: February 27, 2020, 11:34 pm

#4 for the win.

Comment from BJM
Time: February 27, 2020, 11:59 pm

Welp, I calls this perfect synergy…I sat myself down to surf while munching a tuna salad sandwich on…toast.

@currently…yep…unless marmelade is involved then it’s #5 with lashings of butter.

Comment from RD
Time: February 28, 2020, 12:49 am

#6 or sometimes even #7. The problem is the toaster setting is not the only determining factor. The larger factor influencing toasting is the sugar content in the bread.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 28, 2020, 2:43 am

Speaking of toast, are you enjoying your new kitten AND is he acclimating to “Life at Maison Mustelid?”

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 28, 2020, 3:08 am

I believe I have told of what happened when my daughter was a student in England and had to go to the hospital for diabetic problems. Open wards, divvied up by age and gender. They had no beds in female wards, so they put her in a geriatric male ward. While there, she saw 2 people killed, one deliberately by removal of respirator and one through deliberate neglect.

When they say they are going to neglect you and let you die, believe them.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from dissent
Time: February 28, 2020, 4:32 am

An old Celtish term for toast is “Soylent Green”

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 28, 2020, 6:58 am

In honor of National Toast Day, this quote from The Producers:

Drunk: Eternally grateful… A TOAST!

Max Bialystock: A TOAST!

Leo Bloom: A TOAST… to what?

Drunk: To… to toast, I love toast.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: February 28, 2020, 8:18 am

It was also polar bear day. Had I seen some polar bears, I would have congratulated them.
I’m a #5 sort of guy.

Comment from Tom
Time: February 28, 2020, 12:44 pm

#5 for the win.

15 acute respiratory beds – for a country of 56 million people? Someone at the top of the NHS needs to be held by his (or her) ankles out a very high window and asked to reconsider the management and provision strategy they’re pursuing.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 28, 2020, 1:21 pm

2 #5’s please – rye if you have it, 2 eggs over easy, bacon and a side of fruit.

Weasy, this flu thing is just that, a flu thing – most people seem to walk away, some end up never walking (breathing, eating, smiling) again.

Everyone seems to assume they will be in the later category rather than the former.
If our betters want to be helpful, they should flee to their rich enclaves and shelters and let the rest of us get on with it without their ‘helpful observation’ every day in causing a panic.

Comment from Drew458
Time: February 28, 2020, 6:31 pm

#4 or #5. With some butter and some rich fruit preserve. Or with sugar and cinnamon. Mmm, toast.

Is it really true that the English take nice yummy warm toast and then let it go stone cold before eating it??

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 29, 2020, 12:58 am

The height/width ratio of the toast specimens pictured seems to be off. I’m used to seeing toast a little wider.

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