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(AP News)   Americans, knowing that the world is ending, are cleaning out the booze aisle along with the TP and hand sanitizer   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-04-01 9:19:39 AM  
You don't have to drink Meathook sanitizer yet.

Ford will require that workers "self-certify" online every day before work that they do not have any symptoms

Ah, the pinky swear precaution. Airtight.
 
2020-04-01 9:40:38 AM  
FTA: "Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. converted its liquid crystal display factory and sent out its first shipment of medical masks Tuesday. The Japanese plant will make 150,000 masks a day, with production being ramped up later to 500,000 masks a day. "

Well, that's a neat trick.
 
2020-04-01 9:45:57 AM  
It's been a whole week since I was shopping, but the alcohol section at Safeway was the one aisle that was very well stocked.

Would shop again.
 
2020-04-01 10:03:23 AM  
I've always said the 2 things that will never lose value when the world goes tits up are booze and bullets.
 
2020-04-01 10:04:38 AM  

RolandTGunner: FTA: "Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. converted its liquid crystal display factory and sent out its first shipment of medical masks Tuesday. The Japanese plant will make 150,000 masks a day, with production being ramped up later to 500,000 masks a day. "

Well, that's a neat trick.


It's pretty sad when most of the rest of the world has their sh*t together while preachers in the US are holding plague parties every Sunday.
 
2020-04-01 10:08:02 AM  
The world IS certainly getting a UFIA right now but it's not ending, Subbo.
 
2020-04-01 10:09:26 AM  

edmo: It's been a whole week since I was shopping, but the alcohol section at Safeway was the one aisle that was very well stocked.

Would shop again.


As the panic buying began here the TP and all soaps were the first to go. I remember thinking "ooh plenty of booze, i'll come back for that", but the next time I went back the booze had gone. I had to buy a case of wine off the internet. 

Fortunately a week into lockdown and things have returned to normal. Plenty of booze for all.
 
2020-04-01 10:10:22 AM  
Booze and beer stocks are fine here. We are even getting TP back in stock.
Panic buying seems to be over. Most folks are taking an "in it for the long haul"
attitude.
 
2020-04-01 10:17:57 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: RolandTGunner: FTA: "Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. converted its liquid crystal display factory and sent out its first shipment of medical masks Tuesday. The Japanese plant will make 150,000 masks a day, with production being ramped up later to 500,000 masks a day. "

Well, that's a neat trick.

It's pretty sad when most of the rest of the world has their sh*t together while preachers in the US are holding plague parties every Sunday.


Same thing happened in China. It's an education thing.
 
2020-04-01 10:19:40 AM  
I'm on the wagon, so I'm getting a laugh.

Liver is making a come back.

It can be done.

Being sick with liver failure sucks.
 
2020-04-01 10:19:46 AM  
Weird, I know a couple local brewers and they've all been furloughed for about 3 weeks now. Sent home the canning team and the production team except one person who is just processing what they already had in tanks.
 
2020-04-01 10:20:45 AM  
Alcohol, internet, some TV, alcohol, time with the wife and the dog, and lots more alcohol will get me through this.
 
2020-04-01 10:21:01 AM  
I wonder if booze sales are really up that much or if they're up that much at retail? In Ohio all the bars and restaurants were allowed to return their unopened bottles for a 100% cash refund so the distributors certainly had plenty bof stock on Meathook to replenish the retail stores.
 
2020-04-01 10:23:04 AM  
Meh... I saw this coming, and bought 2 Meathookles of vitamin V, a case of merloT and a case of beer. Thankfully I'll be out of milk soon, so I can replenish the stock.
 
2020-04-01 10:25:22 AM  
Doh!
 
2020-04-01 10:31:01 AM  
Right now I have to interact over the phone almost exclusively for my job.

WAY more people than I expected are basically Blotto or sound kinda out of it.

Coping strategies, what are those?
 
2020-04-01 10:44:21 AM  
I can't find TP anywhere, and I only have 17 48-roll packages to last me through this and 32 28-packs. Anyone know where I can buy some more?  For some reason it's all been gone at every store.
 
2020-04-01 10:47:09 AM  

Dripdry: Right now I have to interact over the phone almost exclusively for my job.

WAY more people than I expected are basically Blotto or sound kinda out of it.

Coping strategies, what are those?


Mine are booze, screaming, and fire.
 
2020-04-01 10:57:08 AM  

Percise1: bought 2 Meathookles


This is one of the more entertaining things the Wombats have done today.  The other day, the booze aisle was less well-stocked than usual, but almost everything was still available.  Note that YMMV.
 
2020-04-01 11:02:17 AM  
It took long enough to get to the Giggle-Water.
Apparently, two weeks with the kids is enough.
 
2020-04-01 11:12:32 AM  
I'm smack dab in the middle of the best beer area in the world (and it's not even debatable, San Diego), I haven't noticed any supplies down. In fact, I was at the store yesterday and Safeway was stocked. Don't know about the Giggle-Water store, that is for the weekend.
 
2020-04-01 11:13:44 AM  

RolandTGunner: FTA: "Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. converted its liquid crystal display factory and sent out its first shipment of medical masks Tuesday. The Japanese plant will make 150,000 masks a day, with production being ramped up later to 500,000 masks a day. "

Well, that's a neat trick.


The best thing is that the masks all play tentacle porn anime in a 60 second loop.
 
2020-04-01 11:20:44 AM  
As pharmacies like Rite-Aid and CVS are essential Beeswaxes I can happily report that my liquid stress medications are well supplied.
 
2020-04-01 11:24:43 AM  
Was at the supermarket yesterday. Bailey's Irish Cream was cleaned out.
 
2020-04-01 11:25:46 AM  
I've got a batch of cider that I'm planning to bottle today.

An IPA that should be ready in about a week.

And this weekend I'll be ready to produce some, uh, "Meathook sanitizer".
 
2020-04-01 11:32:27 AM  

bobobolinskii: I've always said the 2 things that will never lose value when the world goes tits up are booze and bullets.


Stock in abinbev, Remington, and hershey's, saved my ass from the last 2 recessions. shiat hits the fan, people will always seek comfort in chocolate and booze, and ammo sales skyrocket everytime too.
 
2020-04-01 11:34:42 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: I'm on the wagon, so I'm getting a laugh.

Liver is making a come back.

It can be done.

Being sick with liver failure sucks.


Good job. Sober 11 months on the 28th. Kinda enjoy not being woken up by my liver sitting beside me poking me with a stick and calling me names. Keep it up, you'll feel better, I promise.
 
2020-04-01 11:36:36 AM  
It's not the 'end of the world ', ya ignorant ninnies, but continue panicky arm flapping if it makes you feel good.
 
2020-04-01 11:42:45 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: I'm on the wagon, so I'm getting a laugh.

Liver is making a come back.

It can be done.

Being sick with liver failure sucks.


Also, sorry about the liver failure. Just re-read my comment. Really hope you bounce back!
 
2020-04-01 11:49:41 AM  

Bluemoons: Cdr.Murdock: I'm on the wagon, so I'm getting a laugh.

Liver is making a come back.

It can be done.

Being sick with liver failure sucks.

Also, sorry about the liver failure. Just re-read my comment. Really hope you bounce back!


I typed up a really good response, and got timed out.

I'm 19 months sober in 7 days.  Not a drop.  Period.  My latest round of labs (this Monday) were almost as normal as normal gets.  I would get into the weeds, but might get bounced, so I'm typing fast.

Got my heart condition fixed too.  Mitral Clip.  That helped me too.  I feel Bee's knees.  It was worth all the effort.

Thanks for the kind words.
 
2020-04-01 12:01:33 PM  
In Montana all of the bars and breweries are closed for in-house service, but are allowed to deliver alcohol as well as serve it curbside. It's kinda Nerts. One guy on FB posted his growler of Jack and Coke sitting on the console of his truck. The local winery is also making home deliveries. Weirdest apocalypse ever.
 
2020-04-01 12:10:17 PM  

edmo: It's been a whole week since I was shopping, but the alcohol section at Safeway was the one aisle that was very well stocked.

Would shop again.


Went to the grocery store I normally go to. Alcohol was in good supply. The hoarders went back through on round 2 and took most of the canned goods, frozen meals, and meat. At least they had eggs.
 
2020-04-01 12:19:19 PM  
The new filter does stink.

WTF is Bees Knees?
 
2020-04-01 12:27:40 PM  
It's the opposite for me, I'm talking this opportunity to get off the booze. I'm alone, I went through the withdrawals in peace and it's been a month now sober.

....shiat, it's been two days. I'll be right back.
 
2020-04-01 12:29:12 PM  
A couple of folk and myself decided we'd try this homebrewing thing people have been talking about since we all seem to have down time. Figured it would be a good skill for the impending societal break down.
 
2020-04-01 12:29:54 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: Being sick with liver failure sucks.


What are the symptoms of that?
 
2020-04-01 12:54:34 PM  
Mugato: Cdr.Murdock: Being sick with liver failure sucks.

What are the symptoms of that?


If you made it this far without being in the hospital, you're probably doing all right for now.

Severe weight loss.  Lack of appetite, bloated belly from collection of fluid or swollen liver.  Confusion, yellowing of the eyes and skin, severe fatigue.  Bleed easily, hard to stop (cuts or Beezerbleeds).

I would suggest getting some blood work done when things calm down a bit, just to see where you stand.  In the mean time, moderate your salt intake as best you can.  Absolutely no alcohol, drink plenty of water (I drink a lot of seltzer with lemon) watch the high fat foods, but try and eat a balanced diet.  Worry more about getting sufficient calories and vitamins in your system for now.  A folic acid supplement and B vitamin complex are probably a good idea as well, until you can see a doctor.

Maintain your sobriety as best you can.  People do slip up.  Don't quit.  Just don't quit trying.  Now is an especially hard time to go sober.  There will be ups and downs through the first 90 days.  Ride it out.

And get to a doctor.  It's imperative that you do this as soon as you can, without risking infection given the pandemic.  Seek out a hepatologist or an internologist that specializes in hepatology (liver doctor).  If you don't have insurance just call and tell them that.  All the liver specialists I know have been very understanding and caring doctors.  If you are sick, things can still turn around for you.

I can recommend doctors and programs that worked for me in my area (Philly, mid Atlantic) and docs that didn't.

Don't end up in an ER in a general hospital that knows nothing about liver disease.  Your blood work will probably say you have low sodium.  They'll put you on sodium tablets and restrict your water.  You'll just retain more water and get sicker.

At it's worst, I was having 10 liters of fluid drained from my abdomen every 6 days via paracentesis.  That was about a year and 3 months ago.  These were the absolute darkest days of my life.   Let me know if I can help you.

You can make a run at this.  Just don't quit.  Liver disease is killing more people than opioid overdoses now.  Right now, my 55 year old brother is drinking himself to death in Ohio.  He gave up.  Don't give up.....
 
2020-04-01 3:36:48 PM  

knuckleankle: In Montana all of the bars and breweries are closed for in-house service, but are allowed to deliver alcohol as well as serve it curbside. It's kinda Nerts. One guy on FB posted his growler of Jack and Coke sitting on the console of his truck. The local winery is also making home deliveries. Weirdest apocalypse ever.


Why would you get a growler of Jack and coke instead of a bottle and a 2L? The only reason I can think of is to support a favorite bar/bartender.
 
2020-04-01 4:10:06 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: Mugato: Cdr.Murdock: Being sick with liver failure sucks.

What are the symptoms of that?

If you made it this far without being in the hospital, you're probably doing all right for now.

Severe weight loss.  Lack of appetite, bloated belly from collection of fluid or swollen liver.  Confusion, yellowing of the eyes and skin, severe fatigue.  Bleed easily, hard to stop (cuts or Beezerbleeds).

I would suggest getting some blood work done when things calm down a bit, just to see where you stand.  In the mean time, moderate your salt intake as best you can.  Absolutely no alcohol, drink plenty of water (I drink a lot of seltzer with lemon) watch the high fat foods, but try and eat a balanced diet.  Worry more about getting sufficient calories and vitamins in your system for now.  A folic acid supplement and B vitamin complex are probably a good idea as well, until you can see a doctor.

Maintain your sobriety as best you can.  People do slip up.  Don't quit.  Just don't quit trying.  Now is an especially hard time to go sober.  There will be ups and downs through the first 90 days.  Ride it out.

And get to a doctor.  It's imperative that you do this as soon as you can, without risking infection given the pandemic.  Seek out a hepatologist or an internologist that specializes in hepatology (liver doctor).  If you don't have insurance just call and tell them that.  All the liver specialists I know have been very understanding and caring doctors.  If you are sick, things can still turn around for you.

I can recommend doctors and programs that worked for me in my area (Philly, mid Atlantic) and docs that didn't.

Don't end up in an ER in a general hospital that knows nothing about liver disease.  Your blood work will probably say you have low sodium.  They'll put you on sodium tablets and restrict your water.  You'll just retain more water and get sicker.

At it's worst, I was having 10 liters of fluid drained from my abdomen every 6 days via paracentesis.  That was abo ...


thx
 
2020-04-01 7:29:37 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: I'm on the wagon, so I'm getting a laugh.

Liver is making a come back.

It can be done.

Being sick with liver failure sucks.


What are the symptoms?  If one might be heading in that direction?
 
2020-04-01 7:34:10 PM  

NinjaFapper: Cdr.Murdock: I'm on the wagon, so I'm getting a laugh.

Liver is making a come back.

It can be done.

Being sick with liver failure sucks.

What are the symptoms?  If one might be heading in that direction?


I am sorry, I see you already answered.   glad you are better, Cdr.Murdock.
 
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