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Doing This Wrong

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2020

Big week for the USA as we see several states partially re-opening. I was disappointed to see countless examples of Americans lining the streets this weekend without masks and not adhering to social distancing guidelines. My belief we should begin re-opening the country is founded on a trust in my fellow citizens and that we do this systematically, methodically and and with a sense of intelligent purpose. I forgot 70% of the country is dumb as fuck.


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  1. Flavor said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:08 am

    • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:23 am

      What’s so sad about having a great life and dying at 90?

  2. chipower9 said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Only 70%?

    RIP Coach Shula.

  3. willedav said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:26 am

    4 man golf on TV, May 17 from Florida. I read maybe in Chron that as golf courses open up there are some rules about what is permissible and what will change, such as different type of cup for ball to land in etc.
    Did see quote they will have to follow rules and guidelines of the state, which appear to be nil.

  4. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:33 am

    It’s amazing how many people still think that the crummy little 50 cent mask actually protects the wearer.
    People aren’t just dumb, they’re thick…

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:50 am

      just wear a mask. You don’t need the protection of N95 mask you aren’t working in the trenches of a hospital.

    • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2020 at 10:04 am

      Yep. The purpose of the mask is not to protect the wearer of the mask, but to protect those with whom they come in contact.

  5. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Only 70% stupid as fuck?
    You crack a few nice days together masks and wall to wall people on beaches just let it loose.Nothing will ever be contained if they lighten the bans.Why can’t fuckin people have alittle more PATIENCE for alittle longer???
    RIP Don Shula.Yeah 90 is plenty of years to live a good life!!

  6. willedav said, on May 4, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Saw Yahoo story about difference btw 2 Florida counties. One closed beaches, next one over did not and got swamped as beachgoers crossed county line, prompting ME to note how unprepared they would be at hospitals for an outbreak. One of the surfers said, “Covid’s not here bro.” Um, on a crowded beach how can you tell?

  7. Flavor said, on May 4, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Btw Loo, asymptomatic carriers are the main problem when it comes to spreading the disease. Wearing a mask, any mask, protects those people from spreading the disease to others.

  8. willedav said, on May 4, 2020 at 9:07 am

    In one of stories on Korean League opening tomorrow and ESPN televising games way early in AM over here, mention is made that Matt Williams will be managing a team there. He coached 3b for A’ s last year.
    As a first time mgr for Nats in 2014 they won 96 games only to have Giants knock them out of playoffs. Next year they slid back to 83-79 finishing 2nd and he was fired. So that’s his record as a mgr. 34 games over .500.

  9. xoot said, on May 4, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Wearing some sort of mask when you’re outside your home is a sign of respect. A god damned bandana that you can pull up over your mouth and nose as you approach someone else is enough. No one knows exactly how much good that sort of thing will do, but it will do some.

    These numerous,well-heeled, fat-ass millennial couples in my neighborhood who come charging shoulder to shoulder down the sidewalk, spewing spray from their maskless mouths as they laugh and shout, are lucky I don’t have a CCL. Well, to be fair, I’m also probably lucky that I don’t have one.

    • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Not funny in the grand scheme of things, but still LMAO on the not having a CCL. I have had similar thoughts…

      • xoot said, on May 4, 2020 at 10:33 am

        Really not funny. Just one of those feelings. A security guard at a Dollar General store in Michigan got shot either yesterday or this morning after he asked a customer entering the store to put on a mask, which he apparently offered to her. One report says she spit in his face, departed, and returned with her father who had the gun. Those are the a–holes we have to fear. Spit and ammo.

      • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2020 at 2:16 pm

        Yeah Mike, it is just mind-boggling sometimes that there are people out there like the daughter/father you mention. Sad…

  10. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2020 at 9:43 am

    You can use even a new household furnace filter cut to size fitted in between your folded cloth mask 😷 it’s almost as effective as one of those N95 masks..

  11. Flavor said, on May 4, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Agree on the sign of respect. If I’m in a store and see someone without a mask I’m like “fuck you, dude, fuck you”

  12. zumiee said, on May 4, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Interesting article by Mick Lasalle in the SF Chronicle yesterday about the uncertain future of the movie business going forward. He could easily have been talking about the music business going forward.
    Would people pay $20 for pay-per-view for a first-run movie?
    The movie industry will be experimenting with that. They figure $20 is reasonable for multiple people in the house watching the movie. I have doubts that business model will work.

    • zumiee said, on May 4, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Most first-run movies are being pushed back for hopeful theater release this Fall or Spring of ‘21.

    • zumiee said, on May 4, 2020 at 11:05 am

      I’m not a fan of multi-plex theaters anyway.
      I do feel sorry for the indie theaters. We have a great one in my local area. A restored old theater with nice seats and great sound, and free parking available. We miss going to that theater.

    • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      If it was a movie that I really wanted to see, (that I would have gone to the theater to see), then I would pony-up 20 bones to see the flick. (I do not go see many movies when released…and typically wait for them to be available to stream.)

  13. Winder said, on May 4, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I went to a Winco store yesterday and it was packed. A week ago in the same store about 50% of the people wore masks. Yesterday maybe at most 20% were using a mask. Unbelievable.

  14. Flavor said, on May 4, 2020 at 11:38 am

    current biggest problem is the weather. Everyone wants to go outside. Sadly, they’re all acting so irresponsibly that when this shit blows up in 2 weeks the whole fucking Summer is going to be shutdown—

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Yeah Zumie, the Orinda Theater is really cool. 30’s art-deco, and they sell beer now. One of the last things we did before the lockdown came down was see Parasite there.

    Anyone else see the Adam Sandler gambling movie, Uncut Gems? Kevin Garnett is good in that.

    • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      There is a wonderful old theater (refurbished) in Sacto named The Crest. I ran into Zumiee and his wife there one night at a Richard Thompson show. I don’t see many movies there, but catch a lot of concerts there. Last was Tedeschi-Trucks band.

      While infrequent, when we do go catch a movie, we usually go to the Lux in Folsom. All reclining seats, and they serve food and beer, wine, cocktails. A bit pricier than the normal theaters, but worth it IMO.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:03 pm

        Saw John Prine there about 8 years ago. Great theater,

  16. Stan Shell said, on May 4, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Guys, this is going to be a cluster-fuck. There will be enough common sense people who will still respect the distancing protocol and use face masks. That should mean that we don’t have NY style breakouts, but instead have a slight uptick in cases. GOP will say that shows this is overblown hype forced on the US by the Demos. Then, I predict, there will be a gradual increase until people admit it that testing, contact tracing, and isolation of infected is what we should have done to begin with. Trump will then be tempted to declare Martial Law and blame everyone including the Pope.
    Take a look at what it’s like “opening the economy” In China.

  17. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Yeah, I have hope more for CA that a lot of states. But then agani, you have the yahoos in Huntington Beach doing the same bullshit, minus the guns of course.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      Just a bunch of idiots! The virus doesn’t take the weekend off fools!Doesnt care if you’re a Democrat,Republican,are Independent.It can infect anyone anytime!

  18. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    This is still insane!
    Joe Theisman injury…injury Alex Smith
    Broken right tibia&fibia. Broken right tibia&fibia
    November 18,1985. Date November 18,2018
    Washington Redskins Team Washington Redskins
    Washington DC. Location Washington DC
    39. Yard line. 39
    23-21. Final Score 23-21
    Caused by
    3 time DPOTY Lawrence Taylor. 3 time DPOTY JJ Watts
    All Pro LT Joe Jacoby off field due to injury
    All Pro LT Trent Williams off field due to injury

    • Winder said, on May 4, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Wow. The first I heard that one. I guess that discounts the ” I don’t believe in coincidences” thing.

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 4, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    A reason to wear a mask. From the article “Models show that if 80 percent of people wear masks that are 60 percent effective, easily achievable with cloth, we can get to an effective R0 of less than one. That’s enough to halt the spread of the disease.”

    • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      What about getting it from surfaces?
      The article doesn’t say…

      • James said, on May 4, 2020 at 4:37 pm

        Presumably fewer public surfaces are contaminated as a result of fewer airborne particles being transmitted.

  20. Stan Shell said, on May 4, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I’m sure you can get it from touching surfaces, but it mostly seems to be transmitted via airborne particles. My guess is that the virus to has hitch a ride with an H2O molecule (group of molecules = droplets) of spit/sneeze/cough. That’s why social distancing seems to be a key part. If they can keep strangers apart they may keep it under control until they don’t.

    Quiz: Who were “The Willies”?

    Don’t look.


    • snarkk said, on May 4, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      At least one source is from the ballet Giselle. The Willis are spirits of maidens wronged by lovers. Younger Snarkette is into Dance for years, so I happen to know this kind of stuff…

      • Stan Shell said, on May 4, 2020 at 8:40 pm

        No, Snarkk. This way from the 60’s.


  21. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    So this just occurred to me…
    California has nice weather most of the year.
    Back here, summer might be a little more special.
    It flies right by, especially after July 4th.
    I don’t think you can keep people indoors or completely apart.
    They’re just gonna take their chances…

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      it’s a huge, pending issue, yes.

    • xoot said, on May 4, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      That’s a biological drive. You want to see it in full force, visit Alaska in May. Life explodes. Cabin fever breaks and the days are long and enjoyable. But if you go fishing or hunting, know that the grizzlies are there, too. Avoid the grizzlies.

  22. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    How the fuck is Waite Hoyt in the HOF?

  23. zumiee said, on May 4, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    The Scorpions did a nice cover of the Beatles’ “Across the Universe.”

  24. willedav said, on May 5, 2020 at 6:56 am

    As to Loo’s 7:42 from last night, the town where I work is off Hwy 17 about 30 minutes from beaches at Santa Cruz. By this time of year, the fwy is starting to back up into bumper/bumper traffic few miles out of town by 9:30 AM on Saturday so I have to go a different way into work, of which there are many. It stays that way for hours and back up extends for a few more miles, and will be backed up in the other direction out of town by late afternoon.
    It’s like this every weekend through summer and often causes hassle in town because of those trying to use our main street to avoid some traffic and eventually get right back onto fwy. Weather right now is great, low to mid 80s…

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