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They’ve broken some people

A researcher was due in the office this morning to study some papers from our archives. I’d never met him before. He was a weedy-looking forty-something.

He didn’t arrive until 12:30 and I explained to him that he only had until 1:00 because my co-worker, who could stay later, had called in this morning with covid.

Holy cats, the reaction! He turned white and jumped back, clutching his briefcase.

“WAS SHE HERE THIS MORNING? DO YOU HAVE COVID?” He managed to fumble a mask out of his case with shaking hands, which he wore for the rest of the time. He did eventually calm down enough to sit and go through the papers, but what a nutcase.

She did, by the way. Phone in with covid. She said she thought at first she had the flu, but then she tested positive.

Why do people test? What would you do differently if it were the flu?

Strong rumors here that they’re going to try masking and lockdowns again this fall for the fresh new variant. I think they may have a surprise coming.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: August 21, 2023, 8:18 pm

I cured my Covid last year (I think it was) with a Ziverdo Kit – antibiotics of some type and three 12mg ivermectin tablets.

I am no longer susceptible to flu-panic fear porn.

Comment from Mitch
Time: August 21, 2023, 8:51 pm

It’s coming! Everybody get ready for Kung-Flu Lockdown II: the Canuckistan Boogaloo!

They’ll be even nastier and more vicious than last time because they are expecting resistance. And resistance MUST be futile.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 21, 2023, 11:01 pm

The non-network media are saying that they are going to have another lockdown. I suspect that it is more for political reasons than any other, although I would not put it past the government to import a new strain from China just for feces and rictus’.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 21, 2023, 11:18 pm

Hey, just in time for Joezo the Wonder Chimp to couple it with royal decrees executive orders declaring climate disaster emergency actions.

Because even if it has zero effect in addressing the issues,

Comment from steve
Time: August 22, 2023, 9:50 am

Well, it is an election year, after all.

Comment from Quetzalovercoatl
Time: August 22, 2023, 12:11 pm

I’ve seen people still wearing masks here in Dublin. Yesterday I saw a man at the train station wearing a rubber mask with two filters on either side of the nose\mouth area. I honestly don’t know what to do with them but I’m 100% sure they’ll be the ones screaming the loudest if the gubmint tries to bring back masking.

I’m afraid, and I’m not a confrontational person in any way, that I may get in trouble if they bring them back. I will, as God it my witness, refuse to wear one.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 22, 2023, 12:25 pm

Today on “Ask the Experts”

A Daily Fail headline says Joezo the Wonderchimp was walking around Maui looking “Gormless”, indicating he lacks intelligence.
All of our rabbit trail readers (me) instantly noted that to be “less” there ought to be an opposite condition, to wit “Gorm”, which should therefore be “intelligent” or some form thereof.

Turns out, no, while Gorm is a word, it’s a dialectic word from Northern England, meaning a foolish person. Popular in literary use back in the 1700s.

I would think Gormful would be a better way to describe the man, but here ain’t no such word.

Have you native English types ever used the word “Gorm” in conversation at all?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 22, 2023, 3:51 pm

The Covid scare of 23?

1. I will stay away from people who are ill (something my mom taught me when I was 5).

2. I will not alter my normal behavior, which does not include wearing a mask, unless I start seeing people I know getting VERY ill.

3. If things do get silly, I’ll Amazon Prime even more than I do no, if such is actually possible.

4. At every public opportunity, I shall wear my custom made T-Shirt which says,

I survived 2020 and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 22, 2023, 7:46 pm

JavaMan refused to take the Covid shots, though I did. I won’t take them again. He and I both are absolutely certain that daily nasal lavage (using a neti pot) helped keep us healthy throughout Covid Mania. I mixed up gallons (and gallons ) of neti water—a 1% saline solution (containing salt and sodium bicarbonate). We don’t like the pre-mixed saline packets. You just have to set your mind to doing it every damn day.

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 23, 2023, 8:57 am

I think they may have a surprise coming.

I hope you are right, but I fear you are underestimating the will of the bad actors to crush opposition.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: August 24, 2023, 8:07 pm

Surprise coming, indeed.

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