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Speaking Moistly   4 comments

We all need laughs right now. Even Justin Trudeau, my Prime Minister here in Canada, is contributing … contributing inadvertently, but he’s doing his part! The relevant moment of strangeness is at about 0:50 below.

Justin regretted his phrasing almost on the instant, of course. But there it was, out there for the world to take advantage of.

Needless to say, Twitter immediately grabbed onto this, and it’s been trending for days. (There’s balderdash in this search; just ignore it.)

Even CBC Kids News started going over the fallout.

Enjoy!

Posted April 13, 2020 by Conan Bankersbox in Humor, People, Real Life

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Precautions   1 comment

As far as I can tell from the Michigan HHS information, there are no reported cases of COVID in my particular area yet.

That doesn’t mean it isn’t coming, of course. Just that it hasn’t been detected here yet.

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Posted March 17, 2020 by Morgan Vanderzwaan in Personal, Real Life

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No Escape   3 comments

It appears there’s no escaping the coronavirus, even in Second Life. I was visiting the new round of The Mens Dept, and I found this for sale … a set of statues and décor for an “Anti Coronavirus Disinfection Team.” There could be a bit of black humour here, reflecting the times we’re passing through; but it appears the maker is serious as well. They say that 100% of profit will be used “for buying real protective suit for medical institution.” (Sic) (I do NOT know if this is real or not, so use your judgement before purchasing. CB)

In reality, we do need to exercise some concern over what’s coming. The thing is to do it without jumping over the cliff edge like a lemming supposedly does. (They don’t.) Do the commonsense things you’re supposed to do anyway as part of a proper health regimen — wash your hands thoroughly, don’t cough into the open, and don’t leave your home if you feel any symptoms — will all help tremendously. These won’t stop the spread, but they’ll slow things down tremendously, to where public health can cope far easier with the infection.

Update: I didn’t think of this before, but here’s the page from the Public Health Agency of Canada on current conditions and recommendations. And, in courtesy to the American readers, here’s the same information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Posted March 6, 2020 by Conan Bankersbox in Real Life

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