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2020-03-31 5:32:59 PM  
I think it would on the store to only sell essentials
 
2020-03-31 5:33:35 PM  
Do you feel sorry for this lamp?
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2020-03-31 5:34:28 PM  
photographers heading into public to take photos of people doing unnecessary things because that itself is necessary
 
2020-03-31 5:34:43 PM  
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2020-03-31 5:35:46 PM  
If the farking store is open, do not tell me what I can't buy there.

Jeebus H. Chipmunk.

The last thing we need now is shopping list nazis.
 
2020-03-31 5:37:14 PM  
A pail of paint, a redbull and a lava lamp.
I think this is a husband shopping of his wife's list.
I wonder what she actually wanted?
 
2020-03-31 5:41:56 PM  
I'll be he wants my shirt.

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But he can't have it.

/Courtesy Mr. Alex Lifeson.
 
2020-03-31 5:44:23 PM  
Damnit. I'll bet
 
2020-03-31 5:51:13 PM  
Who is this prick that owns the paper that printed this lame ass attempt at Shame Journalism?

Go shake his hand, after you have sneezed in it.
 
2020-03-31 5:51:30 PM  
British tabloid trying to raise outrage among hoi polloi because it sells newspapers. Nothing to see here.

Hardware stores are used by building contractors, who are considered to be essential workers in some areas.
People buying potting compost are probably starting vegetable gardens, to provide fresh healthy food for their families.
As for the chap with the lava lamp, his father, a child of the Sixties, is dying of Covid, and misses his old pad in Kensington. In an act of courage, the son has bought a lava lamp to place outside the window of his father's hospital room, to brighten his last hours, as he dies alone.
 
2020-03-31 5:58:07 PM  

Tillmaster: British tabloid trying to raise outrage among hoi polloi because it sells newspapers. Nothing to see here.

Hardware stores are used by building contractors, who are considered to be essential workers in some areas.
People buying potting compost are probably starting vegetable gardens, to provide fresh healthy food for their families.
As for the chap with the lava lamp, his father, a child of the Sixties, is dying of Covid, and misses his old pad in Kensington. In an act of courage, the son has bought a lava lamp to place outside the window of his father's hospital room, to brighten his last hours, as he dies alone.


I agree with the compost. Gardening not only gets you outside away from others, it can put food on your plate without a trip to the grocery store.

As for the lava lamp, it may not be the best lamp for lighting your home but it's better than nothing. Would the author rather this guy wander his home in the dark? He might trip and fall requiring medical treatment. We already have a shortage of medical facilities, so the fewer accidents the better.
 
2020-03-31 6:00:26 PM  
he should look happier with 4 gallons of hand lotion...
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2020-03-31 6:02:46 PM  
An early episode of Doctor Who used lava lamps to power a starship. He just wants to get the fark off this planet.

/ a VERY early episode
 
2020-03-31 6:04:55 PM  
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2020-03-31 6:05:39 PM  
No gifts of any kind. That lava lamp will infect us all.
 
2020-03-31 6:06:00 PM  
If you have nothing better to do than smoke weed and stare at the wall a lava lamp is a good investment. Maybe he is making some mood lighting for some immune boosting quarantine action.

But seriously, you should probably go to the store only to buy necessities, but if you are there and want something they are selling dont shame me for buying the gallon of hand lube.
 
2020-03-31 6:06:13 PM  
Home Despot here has a max 50 person in the store limit. Other stores have in-store physical distance stickers on the floor. If I'm following that, don't shame me for what I decide to spend my money on.
 
2020-03-31 6:10:28 PM  
FFS, I guarantee any store that sells lava lamps also sells essential goods (unless it's Spencer's Gifts) and as long as you're there, why not pick up lava lamp if you want one?
 
2020-03-31 6:13:10 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: I think it would on the store to only sell essentials


And I say again as I have done in many threads.

Shoppers will buy whatever is on sale.

If, either for reasons of the environment, hoarding, or any other antisocial reason, it is deemed that people should in any way limit their purchases of particular items then the only way to do that is to stop the shops making them available to buy.

The only way shops will do that is through legislation.

SUVs, toilet paper, oil, anything.

Legislation. It's the only way.
 
2020-03-31 6:13:12 PM  
If a supermarket sells a lava lamp... you can buy it.

If a lava lamp store sells a lava lamp... you can't because the store is closed.
 
2020-03-31 6:15:00 PM  
Damnit... now I want one!

/Corona cure
//lava therapy
///damnit
 
2020-03-31 6:24:02 PM  

bughunter: If the farking store is open, do not tell me what I can't buy there.

Jeebus H. Chipmunk.

The last thing we need now is shopping list nazis.


Wrong.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Toronto has spent the last 2 days freaking out because over the weekend, people took the police tape and chain locks off the public parks and trails. They began to crowd stores. They ruined our isolation and now, all signs point to our curve no longer being flattened. We get to look forward to a nice big spike in 2 weeks. This despite the police closing down over 280 bars and restaurants last week, that tried to stay open.

The mayor, the MOoH, and our Chief of Police, are talking to province and the feds about limiting our civil liberties and which ones would allow which authorities to keep us indoors. The MOoH keeps telling us that more of us will be dying each day, and that we have failed to flatten the curve.

Only 21% of small businesses in Canada are open, but that seems to be enough for our stupid people to bork our response.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health in Newfoundland had to go on tv and literally beg parents to stop letting their kids lick the handles of shopping carts. We need Shopping List Nazis to prevent people from bringing their kids shopping. And we need to use police to say, "But I don't have a babysitter" is not good enough. Get a neighbour teenager to do it. No exceptions. No more licking the carts, you failed as a parent, nobody is listening to "but but but whatabout" anymore.
 
2020-03-31 6:25:12 PM  
I dont want to live in a world where a lava lamp isn't considered a basic necessity.
 
2020-03-31 6:26:23 PM  

Tillmaster: British tabloid trying to raise outrage among hoi polloi because it sells newspapers. Nothing to see here.

Hardware stores are used by building contractors, who are considered to be essential workers in some areas.
People buying potting compost are probably starting vegetable gardens, to provide fresh healthy food for their families.
As for the chap with the lava lamp, his father, a child of the Sixties, is dying of Covid, and misses his old pad in Kensington. In an act of courage, the son has bought a lava lamp to place outside the window of his father's hospital room, to brighten his last hours, as he dies alone.


Yup.  With a lot of people suddenly de-jobbed and more to come, the tabloids can't rely on benefit-shaming.  ("FATHER OF THREE BUYS NEW SHOES - FOR HIMSELF!") and it's too early to know if they can get away with shaming corporations ("DIY GIANT FORCES LAVA LAMP ON SINGLE MUM")  Looks like they're just testing the waters to see which way to go.
 
2020-03-31 6:28:02 PM  

bughunter: If the farking store is open, do not tell me what I can't buy there.

Jeebus H. Chipmunk.

The last thing we need now is shopping list nazis.


Just needed repeating.
 
2020-03-31 6:28:28 PM  
Sitting at home twiddling your thumbs is not exactly helpful to many people. So, as you're out shopping for supplies, stop in at the hardware store and get things you need to fix up your house. You'll have less morons defying the cops to stay off the beaches and more investing mind occupying time fixing up their homes, giving them better mental health.

That's what I do. I go shopping for groceries and swing by the hardware store, run in, grab and few things and run out, then go home and fix things for a few days. Great for keeping the mind occupied and off the doom and gloom filling the airways. We already know what to do, but the media insists on filling the channels with death counts and groups of dumb f**ks defying restrictions and that gets on normal peoples nerves.

Work is good.
 
2020-03-31 6:29:08 PM  
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2020-03-31 6:29:12 PM  
Better LAMP than WIMP, amirite open sourcers?
 
2020-03-31 6:30:20 PM  
The really scary part of that picture is how it looks like he's wearing his jeans pulled up to his navel.
 
2020-03-31 6:40:52 PM  
Phil Collins is bored.
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2020-03-31 6:42:07 PM  
Guy is carrying paint and screws etc which he clearly went for, and also bought his kid a lava lamp while walking past them to cheer them up while stuck at home.

What a beast

NOT
 
2020-03-31 6:48:04 PM  
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2020-03-31 6:48:40 PM  
Anything's a butt plug if you're brave enough.
 
2020-03-31 7:02:36 PM  

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2020-03-31 7:09:40 PM  

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2020-03-31 7:16:48 PM  
The ones that are pissing me off is the dumbasses buying lottery tickets.

'Let's see...   Give me two number twelves and five number sevens. Wait! Make that five number twelves and two number sevens. Oh, and 13 number twenty two's. And a pack of Marlboros and a lighter and some of those condoms'.

Go the fark home, you farking morons. Sadly, because of the revenue they generate, states won't want to shut them down. Just wait until one of the big ones gets over $500M and lines start backing up out the door. One dude buying a lava lamp ain't a problem. Thousands of morons lining up to buy lottery tickets will be a problem.
 
2020-03-31 7:36:14 PM  
Bravo, subby
 
2020-03-31 7:52:50 PM  
Eh, I'm on the fence. If your strategy to keep yourself occupied is home improvement then make as few trips as possible to get the crap you need to otherwise keep yourself inside for the rest of the time.
 
2020-03-31 7:56:59 PM  
WTF do you expect from a Nation with bad teeth and terrible cooking skills?
 
2020-04-01 6:08:08 AM  

Linkster: Who is this prick that owns the paper that printed this lame ass attempt at Shame Journalism?

Go shake his Meathook, after you have sneezed in it.


The Daily Star is considered extremely low-brow even by the standards of British tabloids.
 
2020-04-01 9:43:04 AM  
Star readers need to feel superior to somebody. So people who buy lava lamps it is. Some people are content to feel superior to people who drive BMWs. Some people can do with even less superiority.

I feel superior to Donald J. Chaos Goblin in every way:

a) he thinks his farking "Renoir" is real although it is just a copy of one in a museum in the Mid West
b) he had a gold plated ceiling (too low, too kitschy) that made his living room look like an Imperial trash-compactor
c) he tried to borrow a real Van Gogh from a museum and they offered him a solid gold bathroom commode instead
d) what a stubby fingered vulgarian, apart from the narcissism, gas-lighting, amoral mafia "made man" envy, and deplorable manners and morals.
 
2020-04-01 9:43:45 AM  
Chaos Goblin is my new T-bone nickname.
 
2020-04-01 1:29:57 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: And we need to use police to say, "But I don't have a babysitter" is not good enough. Get a neighbour teenager to do it. No exceptions.



wow, life is Duck Soup for you, eh?
 
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