Someone shared a post on Facebook on my feed today. It started out with a half-truth meme, and was followed up with a healthy dose of questions for government officials and the medical community. I took a shot at answering, when nobody else did (probably due to the amount of time it would take)…Continue reading “Covid-19 Deniers Try Too Hard”
I am trying to support local restaurants during this coronavirus era by ordering twice per week. And never from the same restaurant. Early on, I thought that delivery services such as Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes and Door Dash were contributing too, by offering steep discounts to customers on each order. I was wrong – but it’s an easy fix.
The world has just surpassed the 2 million mark for COVID-19 cases. And since it has been over three weeks since my last post on the matter, I thought I would revisit.
My wife and I watched several episodes of Black Mirror last year. We enjoyed them. I figure we pretty much came away from each episode with a bit of the ‘wow’ factor impacting us. It made us think.
Set aside your thoughts on the seriousness of the COVID-19 death rate or infection rate. Believe it, don’t believe it, serious, not serious – set that aside for a moment. This isn’t about that.
Just an episode away from finishing off the second season of the Netflix show Titans. I like it, I really do. But it could be so much better.
Look at this bullshit headline:
And I’m not some ignorant hack spewing an argument based on gut reaction. Well, okay, it’s a gut reaction. But I really was in the inventory distribution business (I was a planner and an analyst) before quitting to work for myself in the hockey world. I do know what I’m talking about. And logistics and operations took up several courses in University.
“industry officials argue that adding thousands of small retail outlets would dramatically increase distribution costs, lowering profit margins for brewers and leading to higher beer prices for consumers“
I call bullshit.
I had been writing my “to do” list on Notepad, but was getting sick of finding it underneath the other windows. And without it constantly being shown, I would sometimes forget to check it. So I thought I’d try “Sticky Notes” which I found in my Start menu.
Uh, guys? This is the same as Notepad. Except for the pretty colors, and the fact that you can’t have a million lines of text (which I don’t need for this anyway). So it’s a yellow Notepad. Useless.
As I approach the four-year anniversary of cutting the cable (i.e. canceling my satellite subscription), I started musing about what it would take to bring me back.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely happy with status quo. I have the NHL Centre Ice package, and anything else I need I simply stream it. The kids are happy with Netflix and don’t seem to be in need of anything more, and ditto for my wife. It would appear that, on this issue, I’m in the driver’s seat.
So what would it take?
Why is society’s first reaction to political incorrectness/brain fart always “Fire him (or her)! Or I’ll stop buying your product/watching your show/supporting your cause!”? You do realize that there are other options and punishments available, right?