Patterico's Pontifications

3/18/2020

Morning Chuckle

Filed under: General — JVW @ 9:59 am



[guest post by JVW]

Let’s all take a moment away from all of the debating and bickering to salute someone who is finding the humorous moments in social isolation.

– JVW

27 Responses to “Morning Chuckle”

  1. This has been liked nearly three million times and retweeted over 800,000 times.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. Is that a gerbil?

    nk (1d9030)

  3. This is funny. Thank you!

    I was wondering about how much being diagnosed with coronavirus changes your life. Is it more than going into quarantine?

    1. Do the CDC, State and/or local health departments interview and monitor you in person or on the phone? If so, how often?

    2. Do you have to go to your doctor or local hospital for monitoring?

    3. Do you have to tell your neighbors, employer, and others, or is it your choice?

    4. Do you or the health department post a warning on your door?

    5. How long does it last — 14 days after diagnosis, (x) days after a negative test, or are you cleared immediately after getting a negative test?

    DRJ (15874d)

  4. Heh. Creativity is born when when you’ve already watched every new Netflix show.

    Dana (4fb37f)

  5. People need to remember how much laughter can help reduce stress and worry. Even when there isn’t a pandemic happening. Just small, silly things like this video can momentarily make one forget what is going on outside our windows. We all need to stay informed, but we also need to be able to healthily distract ourselves as well.

    Dana (4fb37f)

  6. Creativity is born when when you’ve already watched every new Netflix show.

    Sony’s Crackle is free and has a lot on it.

    ALSO, be sure and watch Designated Survivor: 60 Days on Netflix.

    Yes, it’s Korean. Yes, it’s infinitely better than the American version and is brilliantly acted and written.

    Make America Ordered Again (23f793)

  7. I was wondering about how much being diagnosed with coronavirus changes your life. Is it more than going into quarantine?

    From the 2 folks I know, yes–but mostly no to most of those. This is in Cincy, so YMMV. Your local PCP tells you to quarantine, and then tries to find a local health dept person to notify, and there’s a hotline to the CDC. And…then it’s kind of up to you, to date. No one is posting anything, and apparently we’re not doing the social mapping like the South Koreans.

    I don’t think any of those things are what is supposed to happen, and in the future maybe we’ll have the bandwidth to actually do the rest. Here, they’ll probably get to it sooner than later, but if you’re in NYC or Seattle, maybe not.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  8. Thank you, Colonel. They have police guarding a guy in Kentucky who refused to quarantine but he was flagrant about it. The more we have, the more they have to trust us. In Texas where I live, they are asking us to focus on the next two weeks in order to reduce immediate need for hospital beds and give them time to help hospitals get more equipment.

    Link to Disney Frozen Olaf Josh Gad reading stories.

    DRJ (15874d)

  9. We have short attention spans here.

    DRJ (15874d)

  10. We have short attention spans here.

    I’m not usually much of a fan of his, but the rapper/TV pitchman Ice-T pretty much nails it:

    5 Days on Lock Down in your own house….. And MFs claim they can Do Time… yeah right.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) March 18, 2020

    JVW (54fd0b)

  11. They define “social distancing” a little differently at Clearwater Beach during spring break. Those college kids will be coming home soon.

    Paul Montagu (198c56)

  12. I try to watch kitten videos every so often, and the NY Post has had two great dog videos recently. It helps.

    DRJ (15874d)

  13. I try to watch kitten videos every so often, and the NY Post has had two great dog videos recently. It helps.

    Also watch “What to do When You Run Out of Toilet Paper” on AwakenWithJP’s YouTube channel.

    Make America Ordered Again (23f793)

  14. It is hard to change our lives so dramatically. We had to do it with two immunocompromised kids. It took years to get it right, but our kids were at risk.

    DRJ (15874d)

  15. Humor is a big part of making it work.

    DRJ (15874d)

  16. Stephen Colbert did his monologue from home Monday and yesterday (poor production quality) folllowed by most of previous show.

    Sammy Finkelman (e4c3a1)

  17. I have been re-watching Two and a Half Men. It’s pretty much a guaranteed LOL every episode. Sadly, with all the wokeheads running around, I doubt a new show like this could be presented today, and the show ended just five years ago!

    norcal (a5428a)

  18. The old Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” might give a picture of how it all ends, at least in some neighborhoods.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monsters_Are_Due_on_Maple_Street

    Free on Netflix.

    Munroe (de43d8)

  19. Social distance is the mother of invention:

    link

    lurker (d8c5bc)

  20. Last week, a strip club in Vegas offered a free bottle of hand sanitizer to each guest. While supplies last.

    This week they’re offering drive-thru, socially-distanced peep shows.

    But that’s not all.

    “On Saturday we’re doing nude triple-X hand sanitizer wrestling,” Carlson said. “We have about 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, and we’re doing a cool nude hand sanitizer wrestling show.”

    Dave (1bb933)

  21. “On Saturday we’re doing nude triple-X hand sanitizer wrestling,” Carlson said. “We have about 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, and we’re doing a cool nude hand sanitizer wrestling show.”

    And Harvey Weinstein got 23 years in prison. SMH

    nk (1d9030)

  22. Social disease is the mother of penicillin.

    nk (1d9030)

  23. On You Tube you can learn a trade— Essential Craftsman is building a house from the ground up, or you can watch a guy named Leo restoring a 100+ year old yacht at Restoring the Tally Ho (Sampson Boat Co.) Both have lots of sequential approx 20 minute episodes…

    Work fascinates me, I can watch it for hours.

    Gramps (59fe6e)

  24. Work fascinates me, I can watch it for hours.

    Being a retired guy, I approve of this message!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  25. @23. It’s all about ratings: wait ’til Melania does those PSAs from a bathtub full of warmed Purell.

    DCSCA (797bc0)


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