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It all ends in tiers

Yesterday we came off of lockdown and into a three-tier system of restrictions. We are in Tier 2.

That means we can only be indoors with people from our ‘bubble’. We can meet other people, but only outside and in groups of six or smaller. Except sporting events, where there can now be several thousands. Fifteen people can go to a wedding, thirty to a funeral.

Pubs can be open, but only if they offer a substantial meal and we have to leave after we’ve eaten it. A scotch egg is not a substantial meal, but nobody knows what is one. Is it by weight? Or volume? These are mysteries.

We are near enough a Tier 3 county that we often shop there. Can we now? We don’t know.

That’s the regulations. The strong suggestions from an authoritarian government include no singing, no board games and no sitting on Santa’s knee.

I was going to try to do a humorous take on the restrictions, but when I started remembering what they actually are, I got big mad. And still, nobody we know has gotten sick. Really, they’re just fucking with us now.

Changing the subject, I just got email from Zazzle. I haven’t posted any new designs in so long, they’re going to start charging me rent. Anybody got a t-shirt or coffee mug they’ve been burning to get for Xmas? I can’t guarantee I’ll do it (you people come up with some complex picture concepts), but I’m all outta ideas. My Christmas card this year was going to be Santa arrested for covid violations, and then it actually happened.

Thanks. Thanks a lot.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 3, 2020, 10:42 pm

Well, I am no artist nor great thinker, but I am thinking of a T-Shirt picturing your Cat Mad Jack’s face (rather large) wearing a pirate’s eye patch and a snarl and the slogan below it in large print,

I survived 2020
and all I got was
this lousy T-shirt!

Comment from homer
Time: December 3, 2020, 11:28 pm

What can you do with “Don’t blame ME…I voted for the vegetable!”?

Comment from dissent
Time: December 4, 2020, 3:12 am

Yeah. Gotta did some shopping.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 4, 2020, 12:44 pm

How about Santa being arrested for coming down the chimney, violating social distancing rules, being a super spreader and not wearing a mask.

and isn’t it odd, I noticed a LOT of the constables and constable sergeants and detective parsons in that video of Santa being arrested were NOT wearing masks, or were using their masks to keep Covid from invading their chins.

You can see how horrid this virus is by the way they themselves act can’t you.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 4, 2020, 8:43 pm

Homer – I thank you for your vote. I ran a small campaign, almost unnoticed , but I did get a nice tax write-off out of the deal.

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 5, 2020, 1:00 am

Mrs. Pupster sells her art at Society6 and really likes the site. It’s not going to make us rich but she gets a bit of walking around paypal money, and feedback on her work which is nice. They don’t charge anything but they do take a chunk out of every sale.

Her store is: https://society6.com/prettysleepy

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 5, 2020, 7:14 pm

Yeah, Pups, Zazzle works the same way, though I think Society 6 is a more arty forum. Some people make a living at it, but they work it hard. And I don’t mean designing great products so much as marketing themselves aggressively. If you want it to pay like a job, you have to work it like a job.

Oh. How about “don’t blame me, I voted for Corn Pop”.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 6, 2020, 6:51 pm

*Sigh* Our county is back in lockdown today. Looks like Newsom will tank California. Plus PGE is warning about power shut-offs.



Comment from Pupster
Time: December 7, 2020, 12:50 am

Joe Biden sniffing world leader’s hair.

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