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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #440 on: 13 Jul 2020, 09:08 »



Is that a mask...inside a mask?


Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #441 on: 04 Sep 2020, 06:10 »

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #442 on: 04 Sep 2020, 12:42 »
TFW you are a U.S. police officer and don't wear protective gear


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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #443 on: 16 Sep 2020, 01:31 »


This one was wasted on Twitter. I have almost zero reach.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #444 on: 16 Sep 2020, 12:24 »


This one was wasted on Twitter. I have almost zero reach.

I'm guessing the "Stan" reference is key, but I don't get it actually. Is that Sting's or someone else's real name?

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #445 on: 16 Sep 2020, 12:51 »
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Stan (now also used as a verb, see def. 2)

I guess I get the joke, but I feel it doesn't quite hit because the shift in meaning from the original isn't big enough.

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #446 on: 16 Sep 2020, 14:28 »
Well, I guess you guys aren’t my target audience either.  :cry:

Hopefully, I’ll get a better response over on Mumsnet.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #447 on: 16 Sep 2020, 15:44 »
Well, I guess you guys aren’t my target audience either.  :cry:

Hopefully, I’ll get a better response over on Mumsnet.

Well, I learnt the new-to-me term of "Stan" as describing a devoted or over-zealous fan...

But, yeah, even Gary Larson had his "Cow Tools" debacle so you are in the company of comedy legends.

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #448 on: 18 Sep 2020, 08:49 »
Well, I guess you guys aren’t my target audience either.  :cry:

Hopefully, I’ll get a better response over on Mumsnet.

You know, if Snarky had found it funnier, he would have had to move it over to the funny pics thread.  :P

I liked the reference to the Sting song, but didn't know the Stan slang term. Shows my age, probably.

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #449 on: 19 Sep 2020, 13:15 »
UK   Massive rally in Trafalgar sq....

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #450 on: 19 Sep 2020, 14:29 »
Totally crazy~

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"Outnumbered officers were pushed back by the huge crowd, which began cheering and chanting 'freedom' while organisers of the Resist And Act For Freedom rally sold T-shirts bearing 5G conspiracy theories."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8750505/Anti-mask-mayhem-Trafalgar-Square-Conspiracy-theorists-clash-police.html

Hey why not make a buck while fighting the system, man! (laugh)

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #451 on: 19 Sep 2020, 14:37 »
Totally crazy~

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"Outnumbered officers were pushed back by the huge crowd, which began cheering and chanting 'freedom' while organisers of the Resist And Act For Freedom rally sold T-shirts bearing 5G conspiracy theories."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8750505/Anti-mask-mayhem-Trafalgar-Square-Conspiracy-theorists-clash-police.html

Hey why not make a buck while fighting the system, man! (laugh)
I'm watching it live.... there are no yellow jacket protesters  i can see mate. I'll carry on watching and see what happens...



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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #452 on: 19 Sep 2020, 17:20 »
It's easy to dig into conspiracy theories and say idiotic stuff like "Plandemic" and "Scam", especially when you are watching your own small business go into bankruptcy because of something that feels like it is out of your control.

Of course people want to take out their frustrations and claim that the government is orchestrating the whole thing just to crush them.

But this is not what is actually going on.

What is actually going on is that an "arriving pretty much on schedule" pandemic has happened. The governments were not prepared for this, because we, as humans, just ignore things until it becomes a bother for us and then it's too late sometimes.

And we are even playing this level on "Easy" mode where the virus doesn't kill friggin' everyone within a month.

So, yes, I feel sorry for the frustrated people who are losing their livelihoods and are blaming the government for having planned this whole thing out in some insane world where governments actually are able to do that without a single moral-minded whistle-blower coming out, but rioting is not the answer and just increases the spread of the virus.

I have no answer for the people who have lost their entire financial savings over this, however. The government is not prepared to fund everyone. We are going to have to go through a period of financial blues.

But please, to these people, please don't go out and take out your frustrations on others.

Britain survived daily bombings during WW2 by banding together and just helping each other out.

A virus is not as obvious or visible threat as a Nazi bomb or soldier, but the same spirit should be happening.

Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #453 on: 19 Sep 2020, 19:57 »
Someone I know went back to China recently. This is what you go through on arrival (and if you don’t like it you literally cannot enter the country):

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@trivial dude I did two sets of testing for Covid. One set on my first day of quarantine and one set on my last full day of quarantine. They did a blood test, and a throat swab. Two nurses in hazmat suites took my temperature twice a day, in the morning and the evening. A lady in a hazmat suit would come in with a disinfecting sprayer and spray down my toilet every morning. Otherwise there was no interactions. Food and deliveries were left on the floor outside our doors 3 times a day and they would ring the door bell when it was there. They made me sign loads of paperwork on the first day too, saying I was there of my own volition, that I wouldn’t leave the room, and authorizations to have them notify the Canadian embassy for me (and they did).

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #454 on: 19 Sep 2020, 21:25 »
I think the problem is that we've been creating a "me" culture for quite some time now.
Whenever I see someone claim "My body, my choice" in relation to wearing a mask, I sigh and think "me, me, me... it all handles about "me"... fk everybody else".  :~(
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #455 on: 20 Sep 2020, 01:11 »
I think the problem is that we've been creating a "me" culture for quite some time now.
Whenever I see someone claim "My body, my choice" in relation to wearing a mask, I sigh and think "me, me, me... it all handles about "me"... fk everybody else".  :~(

Well said!!! And then even one step further below those people we have the pandemic deniers, most of whom are also either flat-earthers or Qanon or anti-vaxxers or anti-5Gers or, in many cases, all of the above.


Re: Global Pandemic Lockdown
« Reply #456 on: 21 Sep 2020, 19:57 »
On that note I'll recommend this podcast: https://soundcloud.com/qanonanonymous/
Which is very depressing but also very entertaining. What I like especially is that they focus their ire on the asshole grifters as opposed to the hapless victims of the scam.
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