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by crfriend
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think about it!!
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Think about it!!

He basically noticed that countries that had just done a big Measles inoculation program didn't have a big Covid outbreak. It'll be interesting to see if that's independently corroborated by proper studies. In general, a "wide awake" immune system is a pretty robust thing, and one thing I worry abo...
by crfriend
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Charlie Chaplin - Words to live by
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Charlie Chaplin - Words to live by

The Addams Family is still on the TV. It is on the Family Entertainment Television channel. if you have Direct-TV it is channel 323. I record it so I can binge watch it in the evenings. That was one of my favourites growing up. That show ran more or less contemporaneously with The Munsters which wa...
by crfriend
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 68
Views: 1463

Re: Covid 19

The "terra incognita" effect is why I mentioned keeping a journal of symptoms -- it removes quite of bit of subjectivity when it comes to time. The human brain can behave in odd ways over time, usually by glossing over the "usual" and focusing on the "highs" and the "lows", frequently with a bias to...
by crfriend
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 68
Views: 1463

Re: Covid 19

I have not recovered fully. I had Covid Pneumonia back in February. I have ok days and horrible days since then. There are days when completing the simplest tasks is daunting at best. My symptoms that linger are headaches, nausea, dizziness, forgetfulness (more than normal), body aches, blurred vis...
by crfriend
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: GQ articles
Replies: 32
Views: 957

Re: GQ articles

I know how to use a kettle and tea-bags... :P
by crfriend
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: GQ articles
Replies: 32
Views: 957

Re: GQ articles

All I can say is that if this catches on, and skirts on guys becomes moderately mainstream, the lot of us here will be able to lean back and truthfully say, "My work here is done!" At that point in time, The Skirt Cafe will become redundant, and I'll be able to say the same thing and gracefully reti...
by crfriend
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Queer eye collection
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Queer eye collection

Admittedly I have no idea what this is about... a Google search reveals it's some kind of TV show? Yes it was a "makeover" TV show from the late 90s and early 2000s. My late ex- and I quite liked it as it was fun, but entirely formulaic, and the "output" was slightly-better looking than before but ...
by crfriend
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think about it!!
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Think about it!!

I hope no one took my “we really lucked out” comment the wrong way. MERS, SARS, etc... are horrific and have HIGH fatality rates. We’ve been been very fortunate neither of those have broken out into the greater population. They’d make the 1918 flu look like a cake walk. I certainly didn't take it t...
by crfriend
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1572

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

Just to recap... we now have two anti-vax threads active at the same time, and still nobody had answered my inquiry about the word "ironic".... :eye: :cheese: I'll admit to being a bit of an anti- VAX xer, but for reasons other than this current thread and down to the fact that a broad-tailed Bronx...
by crfriend
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1572

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

rode_kater wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:30 pm
I'm so glad I live in a country where this is no big deal. I consider violence on TV to be a bigger problem than people in their birthday suits.
I wish I did. A human in the nude is a perfectly natural thing; a human shooting another, or beating the stuffing out of another, is not.
by crfriend
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1572

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

moonshadow wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:07 pm
Ain't no way a millennial would have survived middle school with such a name as "Beaver"... :P
Or anybody in the 1960s, either. The slang was well understood then. Hence my comment about the line of dialogue.
by crfriend
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1572

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

Most of today's TV shows are full of swear words and sexual lines that you might think there aren't any laws about broadcast indecencies. True enough, but modern times aren't the times of yore and television mainly exists as a mind-control mechanism to lead the sheep where the controllers want the ...
by crfriend
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think about it!!
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Think about it!!

Two bullet-points into that I drew the conclusion of alt-right noise (this took perhaps a 10th of a second or so) simply because it flies in the face of reality when examined closely. Yes, most of the statements are true -- taken individually and out of context . Taken in context with the dynamics f...
by crfriend
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1572

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

America is NOT accurately depicted when you watch those old 1960's sitcoms like "Leave it to Beaver" "Father knows Best", etc. Yes, those cultures do exist, but they are in the extreme minority. Indeed, but that's the world the reactionaries want to go back to instead of moving forward. Face it, th...
by crfriend
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Test Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 145
Views: 1572

Re: Test Positive for COVID-19

Moon, I’m not sure it’s true that Americans love to travel. Precious few ever leave the country, to their demerit. Indeed, Ray, you are correct. Kirbstone has pointed up one reason for that. I've been out of the USA precisely once, and that was a trip to the Canadian Maritimes in the mid 1980s befo...