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Sunday, 15 March 2020

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Well, at least you don't live in Italy right now.

Silver lining: Brexit cancelled! ...

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-covid-19-brexit-trade-talks-shelved-outbreak-2020-3?r=US&IR=T

I'd like to draw your attention to one line in there ...

However, they added that "Both sides are currently exploring alternative ways to continue discussions, including if possible the use of video conferences."

Dear Lord, when will the dumb-arsed pols catch-up with the rest of us? You say ...

politicians ... are just average 'peeps' like the rest of us

... if so, how come they can't even operate Skype, ffs?

And how about the South Korean pols? How come they can perform 210,144 tests when Blighty only managed 26,261? How come they can proactively trace the movements of all those infected by using their mobile phone data and CCTV to establish who they contacted and quarantine them too? ...

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/italy-south-korea-differ-tackling-coronavirus-outbreak-200313062505781.html

CV19 is a perfect proxy for the performance of pols, nation states, blocs, global institutions in all their serial negligence and abuse. All the stuff you love churning in one frame!

SoD

SoD, I believe you might be the only person I've seen, short of lefty pols, who might rejoice in a pandemic.

ok, here is some different news. On or about Aug 23rd, I am going to be a grandmother!

Congrats missred! I never suspected you to be old enough to become a grandmother.

@ SoD: What is Skype? Oh no, don't tell me it's another virus!

Dear Miss Red, if I hadn't been snoozing in my armchair, I would have said the same as that 'smoothie', 'Whiters'!

Quite a bit of render to paint, lawns to mow, 15 tons gravel to put down plus a myriad of other jobs so no shortage of stuff to do here oh and 4 kids to entertain if school closes.

I’m going to be reduced to painting the living room! Oh the horror!

Timbo, I think I would just as soon have the WuFlu. I need to be continuing working on yearly income taxes but so far today I just can't.

SoD: "Silver lining: Brexit cancelled! ..."

A bit late. It's happened. There was even a big party in Parliament Square to celebrate it.

Well how's about some jokes then?

The Blonde Man Has Finally Arrived

A blonde man goes to the vet with his goldfish.
“I think it’s got epilepsy,” he tells the vet.
The vet takes a look and says, “It seems calm enough to me.”
The blonde man says, “Wait, I haven’t taken it out of the bowl yet.”

Two blonde men find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station.
One asked: “What if one explodes before we get there?”
The other says: “We’ll lie and say we only found two.”

A blonde man shouts frantically into the phone, “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!”
“Is this her first child?” asks the Doctor.
“No!” he shouts, “this is her husband!”

A woman phoned her blonde neighbor man and said: “Close your curtains the next time you and your wife are having sex. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday.”
To which the blonde man replied: “Well the joke’s on all of you because I wasn’t even at home yesterday.”

***

Until Monday ...

So there's 2 things to celebrate: Brexit cancelled and Missred up-the-duff once removed! Congrats Missred!

We need one more for lucky 3!

Here we go, a "you couldn't make it up" absolute cracker!: ISIS has quit the field of glory in Europe coz of the lurgy! They're cacking their pants in a total rout, issuing orders left, right and centre for any healthy operatives to quit and "run like you were facing a lion" from any Covid 19 sufferer! What a bunch of pussy-farts! ...

https://www.foxnews.com/world/isis-tells-its-terrorists-not-to-travel-to-europe

The Currant Bun headline - "Jihad enough" - teehee! ...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11176636/isis-terrorists-avoid-europe-coronavirus/

It's like a real-world H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds" - earth invaded by nasty murderous aliens that we can't fight coz of their non-linear combat methods, but we win because our earthly lurgies get them in the end! How bloody prescient was that plot line?!

SoD

Thanks, Sod, well spotted!

"The Sun - don'tcha lurve it!"

David, your blog is actually better without the wingnut nonsense.

JK, I'm glad you're back and in good spirits.

Hey Bob thanks. By the way ...

Where you been?

Yo Bob?

Recall them dastardly Russians Special Counsel Mueller's team got the indictments against? Well guess what ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/us-justice-dept-abandons-prosecution-of-russian-firm-indicted-in-mueller-election-interference-probe/2020/03/16/5f7c3fd6-64a9-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html

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