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3 hours ago, nachomama said:

it was my friend from work who got locked in the liquor store.

I think most people would have just waited until the store opened the next day, although a bucket of water may have been needed to bring them back to consciousness 🍺

regarding Alexa, wasn’t it proved a while back that it was either recording or listening to what was said in the household concerned?
Did someone mention 5G? 😱

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3 hours ago, Superclam said:

I don't think the government is listening to everyone. But they could if they wanted to. 

The ‘listening’ organisations throughout the world are definitely scanning communications, what  are ‘suckerberg’ and ilk doing with all the info gathered about their ‘customers?’ I wonder.

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1 hour ago, nachomama said:

I watched "Parasite" last night. It was very good but I don't think I had the same reaction as most people. I had heard that it's very relatable to the "challenging" times we are living in and that's true. No spoilers. Somehow we came away with it being sort of a comedy which I don't think it was supposed to be.

It was definitely a dark comedy. I thought the performances were very good, especially the father. His facial expressions were amazing. 

I did think the praise was a bit overblown. It didn't strike me as a Best Picture, more like a good movie. 

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1 hour ago, Superclam said:

It was definitely a dark comedy. I thought the performances were very good, especially the father. His facial expressions were amazing. 

I did think the praise was a bit overblown. It didn't strike me as a Best Picture, more like a good movie. 

I agree, definitely twists I didn't see coming. We were laughing in all the wrong places, so dark.

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I see the whole McCann farce has taken one more step into ridiculousness, some patsy has been lined up to take the whole nonsense into yet another year of British taxpayer’s money being squandered. I have to vent my anger yearly regarding this preposterous scam being played upon the brain dead British public 🤬

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2 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

I see the whole McCann farce has taken one more step into ridiculousness, some patsy has been lined up to take the whole nonsense into yet another year of British taxpayer’s money being squandered. I have to vent my anger yearly regarding this preposterous scam being played upon the brain dead British public 🤬

No idea. 

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34 minutes ago, Superclam said:

No idea. 

I didn’t expect anyone would have, it’s just very cathartic to put it in writing 😤

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4 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

I didn’t expect anyone would have, it’s just very cathartic to put it in writing 😤

A good rant can clear the head and ease the frustration.

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And you think you’re having a bad day

 

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I saw that and wtf??  I also saw some kind of mud sucking quick sand in Ethiopia or africa somewhere where everything was just getting sucked underground. The world is imploding. 

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11 hours ago, nachomama said:

I saw that and wtf??  I also saw some kind of mud sucking quick sand in Ethiopia or africa somewhere where everything was just getting sucked underground. The world is imploding. 

There’s no such thing as gravity - not really. The earth simply sucks THAT hard.

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3 minutes ago, Nashville said:

There’s no such thing as gravity - not really. The earth simply sucks THAT hard.

2020 actually proves your hypothesis. 

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10 minutes ago, Superclam said:

2020 actually proves your hypothesis. 

‘Twas kinda my point.

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6 minutes ago, Superclam said:

'Tweally? 🤪

‘Twuely.  

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13 hours ago, nachomama said:

I saw that and wtf??

If I owned the company that built that White House centre stage, I think I’d be putting that in my advertising, “this is what our properties can withstand”, it might need some underpinning though   🤔
 

 

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1 hour ago, Nashville said:

It’s official - we’re all bored as ’twuck.

I'm so bored I...

arranged all my spices in alphabetical order.

cleaned my horizontal blinds one slat at a time

read the manual for my new a/c cover to cover

took a Q-tip and cleaned under each key on my keyboard.

did a shitload of online grammar/vocabulary/IQ tests. Seems I'm a genius. Yay me.

rewatched last season's TWD. Oh, wait. No, I didn't. I'm not THAT bored.

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I'm working and I'm still bored. I binged "Space Force" this weekend. Meh. 

Today I got an email from working basically telling us that we're not going back to the office yet. 

Tomorrow I'm going to get blood work done and I'm kind of excited. I'll be taking the subway for the first time since March. 

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1 hour ago, AngelaHunter said:

arranged all my spices in alphabetical order.

I'm assuming you still did Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, right? You kinda have to. 

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I heard Space Force was rather Meh.

They are rumoring that we won't go back to the office for my call center job until next summer! I think I'm all for it. I do think if we spend a year at home and our numbers stay up (some people have already been fired from home) then we should be given the option to continue to work from home. I'd be ok if we kept the shortened hours at the printing company because it gives me enough time to get home, eat and then kick off my 5 hours on the phone. If we go back to the office I'd still have time to get there without breaking my neck. I used to allow 30 minutes to get from way downtown to way southside so staying home is a win-win for me.

Plus I get to put my tv on mute and stare blankly at HGTV or Food Network or something bland like that. I don't have to hear them speak and I've already discovered a few things. There's a trend of women half tucking in their shirts. Now, if it's a shot where they're working (hammering, drilling) I don't care and I don't question the state of their clothing. But when they're all glammed up doing the before and after walk throughs, they look like they took a thumb and tucked one corner of a shirt in and the rest just spills out. This just makes it look like they didn't go all tucked or untucked coming back from the bathroom. I'm not on board the half tuck!

I'm also not on board a "wet bath" where you have a big old shower with no door, no curtain, no half wall. I like a "walk in shower" where you wouldn't need a door or a curtain, I have no issues with that. But this wet bath just screams mildew to me since I live in a very humid part of the country. I'm not showering, letting my water spray willy nilly around the room and have towels and tp stacked to just kinda soak it up. I get the concept of a wet bath for tiny spaces or an RV. I would even vote in favor of a wet bath for an rv, because otherwise you have a tiny capsule for a shower. In an Rv your towels and toiletries can be right outside the door and within arm's reach. Not so much in your big fancy separate tub/shower in your mansion. Oh, I guess you'd have servants to keep your towels from getting wet.  I'm kinda whiney, no?

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I think the "new normal" is going to show that a lot of people do not have to be in the office to do their jobs. Companies will realize they don't have to pay rents for as large an office, if any, plus all the overhead that goes with an office. They may even find they'll improve productivity if they let people work from home. 

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I don't think my productivity has fallen, can't say if it's improved but there are a lot of people at my job that completely sunk with the work-at-home environment. Largely we have a lot of college students and young people. There's one girl who asks every single day if she can get vgh (voluntary go home) which doesn't count against her late/absences. You're allowed 12 points her quarter, 1 for each late or absence. You can even earn points back. One would think it would be really hard to get fired with that many points each quarter but damn if they don't rack up the points. Even if I want to take a nap I still don't ask every frikkin day if I can get off early. Plus I don't know who pays her rent but I need my money.

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5 hours ago, Superclam said:

I'm assuming you still did Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, right? You kinda have to. 

It was a struggle to ignore Simon & Garfunkle and switch things around to include tarragon.

5 hours ago, Superclam said:

omorrow I'm going to get blood work done and I'm kind of excited.

I had to do that two weeks ago. I had to wear a mask. The tech was dressed in a hazmat suit and nearly scrubbed the skin off my arm with the alcohol but I didn't care. At least it was an outing.

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3 hours ago, Superclam said:

I'm assuming you still did Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, right? You kinda have to. 

Only if you’re a Simon and Garfunkel fan.

1 hour ago, nachomama said:

I don't think my productivity has fallen, can't say if it's improved but there are a lot of people at my job that completely sunk with the work-at-home environment. Largely we have a lot of college students and young people. There's one girl who asks every single day if she can get vgh (voluntary go home) which doesn't count against her late/absences. You're allowed 12 points her quarter, 1 for each late or absence. You can even earn points back. One would think it would be really hard to get fired with that many points each quarter but damn if they don't rack up the points. Even if I want to take a nap I still don't ask every frikkin day if I can get off early. Plus I don't know who pays her rent but I need my money.

As @Superclam alluded a couple of posts back, a fairly strong business case can be made by corporations for maximizing their telework-based work force.  Each successful teleworker May potentially translate into significant reductions in costs for both corporations (overhead such as leased square footage requirements and utilities/telecom support) and employees (zero commute expenses, not having to buy meals, reduced/eliminated need for additional office clothing, etc.).  
There are, however, potential problems associated with telework the business must address for it to be a viable option:

  1. First, and most obvious: having employees you can trust to actually put in the hours and do the work.  Not everybody is built for telework.  That data entry clerk whose supervisor already has to keep an eagle eye on her, lest she spend several hours a day texting her friends?  Not likely her productivity  is going to improve in an unsupervised environment.  Same with the fantasy football nut who’ll chew up half the workday checking his team’s stats if you let him.  Successful teleworkers have to be self-driven producers upon whom you can already depend to work largely unsupervised most of the work day.
  2. Having supervisors who can function effectively managing a geographically distributed work staff.  Like employees, not all supervisors are suited for telework; micromanagers, for example, don’t fare well at all when they can’t look over shoulders.
  3. Property management can be an issue; if equipment such as computers formerly kept in secured office space are signed out to employees for use at home, then the company must also depend upon the employee to maintain an adequate degree of both physical and cyber security protection.

None of these are contraindications to telework, of course, but they are factors which have to be considered.

(P.S.: I’ve been teleworking for the past ten years, so I know whereof I speak)   😎

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On 6/8/2020 at 12:52 PM, AngelaHunter said:

arranged all my spices in alphabetical order.

I know it wouldn't be practical, but I would be tempted to arrange them by expiration date.  I found some canned goods on the shelf so old, I am surprised the expiration dates weren't in Roman numerals.

Expiration dates really creep up on me.  I found a bottle of fake maple syrup that was open and had expired four years ago.  It didn't have any life forms growing in it.  It was in the  kitchen cabinet (not refrigerated).

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54 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I know it wouldn't be practical, but I would be tempted to arrange them by expiration date.  I found some canned goods on the shelf so old, I am surprised the expiration dates weren't in Roman numerals.

Expiration dates really creep up on me.  I found a bottle of fake maple syrup that was open and had expired four years ago.  It didn't have any life forms growing in it.  It was in the  kitchen cabinet (not refrigerated).

It always makes me nervous to find out there’s something in my kitchen which bacteria and mold won’t consume under any circumstances; if they won’t eat it, should I?  That’s one of the reasons I quit oleo a few years back - that shit can sit out on a counter for MONTHS unaffected.

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Oh yes oleo (my mom was the only one who called it that) isn’t even touched by flies! 
I cannot tell a lie I have consumed expired cold medicine. 

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8 hours ago, nachomama said:

Oh yes oleo (my mom was the only one who called it that) isn’t even touched by flies! 

Apparently not.  😁

8 hours ago, nachomama said:


I cannot tell a lie I have consumed expired cold medicine. 

At different times, I have probably consumed expired EVERYTHING.  Yesterday’s lunch, for example, was a couple of yogurts with a March date.  It had stayed sealed and refrigerated, so I figured hell - yogurt is made by bacteria cultures.  What’s the worst that’s going to happen?  It’s going to get more yogurt-y?

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2 hours ago, Nashville said:

At different times, I have probably consumed expired EVERYTHING.  Yesterday’s lunch, for example, was a couple of yogurts with a March date.  It had stayed sealed and refrigerated, so I figured hell - yogurt is made by bacteria cultures.  What’s the worst that’s going to happen?  It’s going to get more yogurt-y?

Well at a certain point all yogurt becomes "pro-biotic".

They say that honey is the only naturally occuring thing that doesn't "expire" we've had bottles of honey that have crystallized but all you gotta do is zap em in the microwave. They've found honey in Egyptian tombs that they've tested and would still be edible. Don't know if anyone has tried, just that tests conclude such things.

Grocery store "sell by" dates are not necessarily expiration dates, yes if still sealed you should get beyond the date, it's up to you. I figure the more you push it, the more your stomach will survive the apocalypse, which appears to be nye.

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I watched PBA bowling last week on FS1.  They had an interesting twist to their normal bowling tournaments.  It was a two minute timed event for each bowler.  Using three lanes, each of the eight contestants tried to score as many strikes as possible.  They used three lanes, so that there was no waiting for a full set of pins to reset.  It didn't take long for some of the bowlers to get winded.  They called the contest Strike Derby.

Tonight they are airing something called Summer Clash, which is a one-ball elimination format.  I will have to watch it to see what that is all about.

 

 

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On 6/11/2020 at 5:37 AM, Nashville said:

so I figured hell - yogurt is made by bacteria cultures.  What’s the worst that’s going to happen?  It’s going to get more yogurt-y?

Yeah. Like sour cream? I mean, it's already soured,  so... or croutons "Keep package sealed". They're already rock-hard, so what's the diff?

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8 hours ago, AngelaHunter said:

Yeah. Like sour cream? I mean, it's already soured,  so... or croutons "Keep package sealed". They're already rock-hard, so what's the diff?

What's odd is that croutons get softer if they are opened, soft things get hard, hard things get soft. Wait? Am I in a viagra commercial?

Oddly, I kinda like chewy stale cheetos. I could also be dead inside.

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20 hours ago, nachomama said:

What's odd is that croutons get softer if they are opened, soft things get hard, hard things get soft. Wait? Am I in a viagra commercial?

Oddly, I kinda like chewy stale cheetos. I could also be dead inside.

I think there is so much BS regarding sell by and eat by dates. All these companies are just protecting their arses from being sued, that’s why they they give dates WELL before  there could possibly be any problem.
Not to mention that the gullible who believe said BS, throw away so much perfectly edible food per year, that it could end starvation the world over. But hey, why should people live if it interferes with the profit margin? 🤬

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7 hours ago, nachomama said:

What's odd is that croutons get softer if they are opened, soft things get hard, hard things get soft. Wait? Am I in a viagra commercial?

Speaking of Viagra, late night TV is non-stop, legal drug-pushing on a scale that makes the Cartel look like amateurs. It's unbelievable. "Do you ever feel/tired/sad/mad/listless/annoyed? Do you have bloating/headache/abdominal pain? Is your urine stream weaker than a firehose? Do you suffer erectile dysfunction? Do you have symptoms of menopause? Do you get up in the morning and go to bed at night? If you answered "Yes" to any of these, ask your doctor/cardiologist/gastroenterologist/neurologist/urologist about..." (Because of course, none of these professionals would ever think of it on their own.)

No one should ever suffer even mild discomfort for one minute, even if the "possible" side effects of a drug include cancer, heart failure, compulsion to gamble, liver/kidney failure (I think I even heard "blindness" the other night) promiscuity(??) or thoughts of suicide. I'll keep my arthritis, thank you.

Don't get me wrong. There are lots of medications now, like those for high blood pressure, diabetes or heart problems, that allow people to live much longer than they ever could before the advent of these drugs. They're miraculous for these life-threatening conditions.

I bet a whole flock of babies being born now will utter as their first words not "Momma" or "Daddy" but, "Ask your doctor" and/or "Tell your doctor".

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16 hours ago, AngelaHunter said:

even if the "possible" side effects of a drug include cancer, heart failure, compulsion to gamble, liver/kidney failure (I think I even heard "blindness" the other night) promiscuity(??) or thoughts of suicide. I'll keep my arthritis, thank you.

I see so many where the side effects are worse than whatever ailed you in the first place, plus, PLUS the commercials say "tell your doctor if you've been to areas where fungal infections are common or tell your doctor if you're allergic to ozempic or any of it's ingredients. HOW THE FUCK DO I KNOW????? On my travels my first question to the tour guide is "do you have massive foot fungus disease here?" Isn't it my doctors job to know that I'm allergic to shit?

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2 hours ago, nachomama said:

On my travels my first question to the tour guide is "do you have massive foot fungus disease here?"

😆😂

2 hours ago, nachomama said:

Isn't it my doctors job to know that I'm allergic to shit?

I don't know why we even need doctors, since it seems they know nothing. You go to them, tell them what's wrong with you, and then ask them to give you all the drugs you saw on TeeVee.  That way the drugs can be sold over the counter and cut out the middle man.

2 hours ago, nachomama said:

I see so many where the side effects are worse than whatever ailed you in the first place

Yeah, like the flu drug. "May cause nausea, headache and diarhhea." I thought, 'That IS the flu!"

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"Side effects include seizures, heart attacks and death." Well, I'm just gonna live with the rash on my ass then! 

 

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The one that puzzled me the most was the drug for, I think, "Restless leg sydrome" with the "complusion to gamble" side effect. I'm picturing myself leaving Atlantic City on a Greyhound bus, having gambled away my car, life savings, house and first-born child, yet thinking, "Oh, thank god I can sleep tonight without those restless legs."

I wonder if anyone "asks their doctor", "Gimme the drug that causes promiscuity. It's been awhile."

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15 hours ago, AngelaHunter said:

The one that puzzled me the most was the drug for, I think, "Restless leg sydrome" with the "complusion to gamble" side effect.

Damned if I didn’t just get a visual of a bunch of grannies tap-dancing at the slot machines - and it wasn’t pretty.

 

15 hours ago, AngelaHunter said:

I wonder if anyone "asks their doctor", "Gimme the drug that causes promiscuity. It's been awhile."

It’s called tequila.

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5 hours ago, Nashville said:

Damned if I didn’t just get a visual of a bunch of grannies tap-dancing at the slot machines - and it wasn’t pretty.

 

It’s called tequila.

Enough of that and you may still have all your syndromes and conditions but you won't give a rat's ass about them.

 

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As a bit of a side step from the past few months, I’m not sure if this question has been asked once before, if it has then I apologise, but either way, what is your favourite film of all time, and more importantly, why?

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49 minutes ago, OoohMaggie said:

As a bit of a side step from the past few months, I’m not sure if this question has been asked once before, if it has then I apologise, but either way, what is your favourite film of all time, and more importantly, why?

That is a huge question, sir. I'll need to think a bit. Picking just 1 may be impossible. 

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1 hour ago, OoohMaggie said:

As a bit of a side step from the past few months, I’m not sure if this question has been asked once before, if it has then I apologise, but either way, what is your favourite film of all time, and more importantly, why?

I too have so many it's hard to say and my tastes are all over the place and from various decades. I guess I"ll say the ones I can watch everytime they come on TV, even if it's just bits here and there: "Gone with the Wind", "The African Queen", "Love me or Leave Me", err, "The Fifth Element", "Tombstone", "The Mask", "Magic", "Gladiator", "The Long Riders",  "Dances with Wolves", Every. Single. Movie  with James Cagney, and I'm sure there are others. I loved them all because they have engaging, well-written stories that drew me in and touched me in some way, and great actors/ acting (Okay, maybe not Jim Carrey so much but he's good in stuff like "The Mask). I even liked Waterworld!

I love this man with all my heart! Watching him dance makes me want to weep. I bet you're sorry you asked, OoohMaggie? 😄

 

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8 hours ago, AngelaHunter said:

I love this man with all my heart! Watching him dance makes me want to weep. I bet you're sorry you asked, OoohMaggie? 😄

I am now that Jim Carey’s been mentioned 😆. I’ve got as long a list as everyone else, I’ve got my ‘5 minute specials’, when you’re flicking through the channels on a wet Saturday morning, you come across a film and say you’ll watch it for five minutes, yet you know you’ll be sat there until the end. It is a hard ask, but everyone’s got one film that just nudges into top spot.

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14 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

As a bit of a side step from the past few months, I’m not sure if this question has been asked once before, if it has then I apologise, but either way, what is your favourite film of all time, and more importantly, why?

That answer’s going to vary; on one day it may be Casablanca, the next day it may be Monty Python and the Holy Grail, To Kill a Mockingbird the next, Blazing Saddles the day after that - you get the idea.  If you can answer that question with just one title, then you haven’t seen enough movies.

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Narrowed down to 2, I'd pick The Godfather and The Shining. I could probably come up with 25 more if I gave it a little thought and my coffee kicks in. 

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