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Where Are We Going With This

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 16, 2020

High schools are supposed to be opening back up around here on Jan 7. I don’t see that happening. I also don’t understand why they picked the week after everyone gets home from traveling to open back up. Like, how bout wait a couple weeks and see how many kids pick up the virus during holiday travel. It’s been 9 months lol, the kids could wait another 2 weeks.

Unlike Bozo and Loo at the end of the last thread I am ok with the bars being closed. Sitting on my couch isn’t the same as a bar stool but at least there are competitive sports still being played that I can watch. What are we going to be entertained by in Jan and Feb?

If this all gets shut down again, man, that’s gonna be rough. Hurry up with that vaccine but couldn’t you envision a scenario where this all goes completely sideways, the virus mutates rendering the vaccine worthless and the entire country gets overrun with this shit this winter?

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  1. Flavor said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:57 am

    I miss casinos.

  2. willedav said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Story I read this AM on NYT, taken from NPR, said in European countries that have managed to curb recent spike, they have taken opposite approach here—closing restaurants bars and pubs and keeping schools open.
    “Schools have not been major centers of transmission for virus, especially for young children.”

    they quote a Euro researcher, “Research was shown that if you put social distancing protocols in place school is actually quite a safe environment…” Related story on German school, masks for everyone, pods of 10 outside at a time, yada yada. Isolated cases followed by quarantining, cases usually brought in by adults from outside.

    Really hope HS and middle school sports can get going 2021. Love to be able to catch up with kids parents and coaches I know and watch some games, live.

    • Macdog said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Jersey has had high school sports going since October, this week will be the last of the fall season. There have been some cancellations/shutdowns, but overall it’s gone pretty well.

  3. willedav said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Neighbor of mine longtime restaurant hostess who has not worked since March, said she is being called back in next week for Thanksgiving. Hope everyone’s plans for that event/weekend come off safely, if reduced.

  4. Winder said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:55 am

    For the last 25 years I have kept my hair short. I like it like that easy to handle and I don’t spend anytime with it. But I haven’t been to a barber since last December. I used to have long hair when I was younger and it was still brown. Now it’s a couple of shades of grey. i told myself I will keep growing it until I get a vaccine. But now I kinda like it long again. We are starting lines to get into the grocery stores once again. This time it’s seems way more serious. I don’t know about anyone else but not real sure if I and my household is gonna make it through this. I couldn’t think of anything to write about sports and politics are off limits. Hope everyone here stays safe.

    • willedav said, on November 16, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Hey man you’ve been doing things right to stay safe this long like all of us have, so keep it up and vaccine should be on way. Saw report another company (Moderna?) has vaccine with 95% positive results. It’ll happen.
      I’ve gotten one real haircut and one Marine style one outside since March…hope I don’t have to go that route again or I’d have to invest in beanie or cap.

      • Winder said, on November 16, 2020 at 9:11 am

        Yeah, it’s cold enough here that I wear a hat or beanie when I go out. it also keeps the long hair in line.

      • djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 11:02 am

    • willedav said, on November 16, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Lines at grocery store are good thing–keeping everyone who has to go inside safe so we all come out other side of this OK.
      Feel same way about all the college football games that got cancelled—the conferences set guidelines and then to their credit stuck by the rules. too many positive players and staff, not enough scholarship players at positions, NO game and quarantines for those involved. And everyone lives to play another day.

  5. Flavor said, on November 16, 2020 at 9:59 am

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on November 16, 2020 at 10:02 am

    fwiw, our local school district is telling us the same but also that they’re waiting until after Thanksgiving to make a final assessment. Looking at the Santa Clara County Public Health dashboard, the information is already available and the trend is obvious. Re German, my anecdotal data point comes from school age nieces in the Black Forest region who tell us that the protocols in place at school are sort of meaningless because as soon as they leave school grounds they all congregate together. I am encouraged by the vaccine news over the last few days. My employer has already mandated wfh through Sept ’21 which seems like a long f-ing way off.

    https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard-cases.aspx

  7. sandog said, on November 16, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Smyly one year, 11 mill to the Braves. 19 mil for Gausman making more and more sense.

    • Flavor said, on November 16, 2020 at 10:30 am

      i dunno, i think I’d rather have Smyly

  8. djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

    A smart guy I know thinks it would’ve made more sense to put all our medical resources into first finding a solid easily accessible therapeutic rather than a vaccine. I can’t explain it the way he can, but he sure convinced me…

  9. djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Was it necessary for the Giants to trade a young Manny Mota for the purpose of re-acquiring the pathetic Joey Amalfitano? No one ever brings that one up. An argument can be made that MM deserves HOF consideration for his PH exploits alone…

    • willedav said, on November 16, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Another one that got away, and hit really well for Pirates as did Matty Alou.

  10. willedav said, on November 16, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Manny Mota 1966 Strat O Matic card was one of best I ever saw. He hit .332 with .855 OPS. this was run of 7 years in 8 when he hit over .300. As a Dodger he hit .315 for them and walked 50 more times than he struck out. Was still .300 hitter at age 41 for them.

    • Winder said, on November 16, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      Stoneham made a whole bunch of terrible moves IMO.

  11. alleykat69 said, on November 16, 2020 at 11:53 am

    I’m sure Redsox’s fan are still steaming over the the Boston Heist of Jeff Bagwell to Houston for a one month rental of reliever Larry Andersen.Has to be up there as the most lopsided trade ever, unless sadly I count all my Giants stupidity moves as well

    • djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      They’re probably not over Babe Ruth for No, No, Nanette either.
      Another of their real super stinkers was Sparky Lyle to the Yanks for Danny Cater.
      OMFG…

  12. Bozo said, on November 16, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    My county had opened schools but had to close them. Over 400 students and staff are being quarantined and apparently there wasn’t enough teachers and subs to handle all the classes. I think they’re going to revisit this sometime in January.

  13. xoot said, on November 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    My son went to our age-old barbershop in Oakland last week, slipping in before they get shut down again. The guy who ran the place for decades, Marty, was a blues harp player who loved to talk about music. He died last year. RIP. My son said both surviving haircutters there laughed like hell when he described how my hair looks these days.

  14. gianthead said, on November 16, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Saw a quick story that the virus may have been circulating as early as Sept in Italy that they have discovered because of a separate cancer study. So whether the Wuhan strain is different I dont know and whether the virus being present earlier, it likely would have been circulating in the US then and does that then mean it is less deadly because maybe a significant portion of the population has built up immunities? I don’t know but my high school freshman and middle school kid are ready to get back to their campuses…

  15. unca_chuck said, on November 16, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    My daughter in Berkeley has been cutting my hair with her dog clippers. Her 3rd try actually looked pretty good. First time I was nearly bald. Whatever works. *grin*

    Our other daughter Allison is coming down from Seattle w/her boyfriend and her dog for T-Giving and her b-day. They have thus far escaped catching anything, and so have we. My nephew, an ambulance driver just got done w/quarantine, and his soon-to-be wife has it and can’t smell or taste anything. She has 4 days of quarantine left.

    I went into the office for the 1st time in 8 months to pick up some computer hardware and a tablet. 3 people there out of the normal 40. Walked around a little bit and it was pretty eerie seeing it so deserted.

  16. alleykat69 said, on November 16, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Drew Brees has a collapsed lung and multiple rib fractures( 2 left side 3 right side) after the Kentavius Street legal hit. What’s interesting it wasn’t just on Street’s hit he was diagnosed with the 3 rib fractures from the Tampa Bay game the previous week along with a bum shoulder.

    Just can’t understand medical staffs hiding injuries like this.Granted Brees probably kept it quiet 🤐 since he and Brady are going back and forth for alltime TD’s thrown, but at what cost?the rest of the season on IR? Guess not with him 3-4 weeks and he will be out there again taking huge hits from DL men smelling blood..

    • djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Heard he’s already signed to replace Collinsworth in the Sunday night booth in 2022.
      Supposedly, Tirico replacing Al Michaels at the same time…

  17. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I’m certainly no Dr. Fauci, but some doctors “over here” did say that the 2nd wave that hit Vietnam a few months ago (major sudden outbreak in a hospital in Danang on the central coast) did appear to be a slightly different, slightly more aggressive strain than the 1st wave last winter and spring. They weren’t sure if it was a significant mutation or just a slightly different strain. It was very contagious, and for the first time, there were deaths. Local/regional lockdown dissipated it after a few weeks. They couldn’t say what effect or non-effect a vaccine would’ve had if it was indeed a different strain. I guess many viruses do “evolve”, not sure how they take that into account when developing vaccines.

    I don’t really go to bars nearly as much as I used to, but I also did miss that during lockdown and shut downs, maybe just because I knew we couldn’t go. Happy everything is open here at this time, but well aware that could change (again) at any point. We’re in another long stretch of no new cases in the community. Good luck to you all dealing with it. I’m beginning to think I might not ever be able to visit the US again…..

  18. xoot said, on November 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    alert for any of you who thought Marisa Tomei was hot in Cousin Vinny. 15 years later she stole the first half hour of Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, in circulation now on HBO. The movie itself is a wild and violent Lumet melodrama about a spectacularly doomed family. Entertaining. Albert Finney, Ph. Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke. And Marisa.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      Liked your recommendation on The Dead Don’t Die, so I’ll have to check that out.

  19. Macdog said, on November 16, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Saw this yesterday. When I lived in Bay Area in ’89-90, I would go to Ricky’s to catch NY Giants games. Fun place and cool time watching games with other wacko fans like me.

    • djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      Hate those barstools.
      They’re rock hard and have an awful uncomfortable ass imprint.
      One of my local joints dumped ’em by popular demand…

    • xoot said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Storied Raiders bar. People in the Black Hole claimed they could hear the roar from Ricky’s a full mile away.

  20. alleykat69 said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I miss my bar and my barstools, just interacting with both the patrons and bartenders is sorely missed due to this covid which is getting worse then better lately!!

  21. unca_chuck said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Yeah, saw that on the news. Only went there a couple times, but haven’t been there in years.

    Last I heard the Canyon Inn is still around.

    • djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Bet the old clientele ain’t…

  22. djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Anybody out there secretly happy to avoid the many horrors of Thanksgiving?
    Count me in!

    • xoot said, on November 16, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      and xmas too. But NY’s eve? That I’ll miss.

    • Winder said, on November 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      I enjoy the holidays by phone.

  23. djloo27 said, on November 16, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    One of the truly worst things about Thanksgiving is the Detroit Lions…

    • unca_chuck said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      Hah! When your last season of glory was 63 years ago, it might be time to move on.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 16, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      No doubt Loo.How in the hell can NFL continue telecasting the Lions for Thanksgivings? U would think folks would want to enjoy their Turkey dinners watching a real football team play instead of this annual losing team playing pathetic football..

  24. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 16, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    “The many horrors of Thanksgiving”, yeah, I actually used to love T-giving mostly because it was always a 4-day weekend. But man, the traveling horrors alone eventually started to outweigh whatever pleasures there were. Had some real ‘planes trains and automobiles’ experiences just going between Boston and NY/NJ in the old days. In my last years in the US (in SF), the only traveling I did for T-giving was taking my Jeep down to the desert areas, no one was out there, and I realized that people weren’t necessary for giving thanks over a holiday. Now, living over here for 16 years, hardly even think about Thanksgiving, which makes me both a little sad and a little relieved…..


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