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Word to the wise…

Have you been following the flooding in China? Wild stuff. I’ve been keeping up with it via discussion forums, so I can’t really link to a definitive source. Twitter is a good place for impressive videos.

The smart bet seems to be that the Three Gorges Dam isn’t going to fail, but they’re having to flood the whole area to relieve pressure on it. That includes the breadbasket of China.

Uncle B read a little while ago that we’ll see rice shortages in the West as a result, as China is forced to import a large proportion of its supply this year.

Could be typical internet bushwa, but we just tried to add rice to our weekly order for next week and…not in stock. We can get by without it, but I’d rather not.

By the way, if the dam does go, it will be the largest natural disaster in, like, recorded history. Not just directly wiping out millions, but washing several nuclear power plants and a China-sized garbage dump into the Pacific. I gather water is super efficient at dissipating radiation, but I hate to think what will wash up on the beaches. Godzilla, probably.

And Durnedyankee has won the dick! I didn’t actually double check he’s the one who had Olivia de Havilland, but that’s the scuttlebutt. I love saying scuttlebutt. Also bushwa. Y’all know what this means – new Dead Pool Friday.

Durned, drop me a line. I can’t remember if one of the envelopes on my desk waiting to go out has your name on it already.

July 27, 2020 — 8:05 pm
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