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2020-05-13 3:51:55 PM  
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2020-05-13 3:52:38 PM  
Watching Clue. Needed something light to break up all the terribleness going on.
 
2020-05-13 3:54:12 PM  

EighthDay: Watching Clue. Needed something light to break up all the terribleness going on.


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2020-05-13 3:56:34 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: EighthDay: Watching Clue. Needed something light to break up all the terribleness going on.

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Lightbulb with a bigger flange would have been a great idea.
Hello all.
 
2020-05-13 4:01:16 PM  
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It's also Stephen Colbert's birthday. He's exactly two years and one day younger than I am. (I could have sworn it was only one year and a day. I think he paid off wikipedia for that extra year of youth!
 
2020-05-13 4:01:26 PM  
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2020-05-13 4:08:35 PM  

EighthDay: Watching Clue. Needed something light to break up all the terribleness going on.


Communism was a red herring. Fully-Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism quadruply so.
 
2020-05-13 4:13:12 PM  
.
 
2020-05-13 4:19:16 PM  
https://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.co​m​/2020/05/the-high-cost-of-hubris-ranso​mware.html

Texas state-wide court systems non-accessable due to Ransomware attack.
 
2020-05-13 4:20:08 PM  
oooh in early. I went to Del Taco. I get their big steak burrito. It's huge.
 
2020-05-13 4:23:42 PM  
Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.
 
2020-05-13 4:24:58 PM  

Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.


Sounds like you're despondent. That's certainly what I've been feeling.
 
2020-05-13 4:25:31 PM  
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/covid​-19-test-used-by-trump-white-house-may​-miss-nearly-half-of-positive-cases-ny​u-study/
 
2020-05-13 4:29:30 PM  
Work confirmed in a company-wide webcast that we won't be returning to the office for at least another month, and that when we eventually do, social distancing rules will be in effect. No rush to return because we've been effective despite the rapid move to WFH company-wide.

I'm hoping this means I can WFH all summer so the wife doesn't go crazy with the kids having effectively 5 months of social isolation.
 
2020-05-13 4:31:05 PM  

Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.


I've had inert anxiety for weeks.  Hard to explain to people other than saying it's a fog.
 
2020-05-13 4:33:12 PM  

Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.

I've had inert anxiety for weeks.  Hard to explain to people other than saying it's a fog.


Yup.
Feels like going through the motions of humanity.
 
2020-05-13 4:33:18 PM  
Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.
 
2020-05-13 4:34:23 PM  

Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.


Depression can present itself as that. It's not always "sadness".
 
2020-05-13 4:36:02 PM  

EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.


My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.
 
2020-05-13 4:37:11 PM  

EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.


oh no. It isn't like him to not make post.
 
2020-05-13 4:57:20 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: https://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.co​m​/2020/05/the-high-cost-of-hubris-ranso​mware.html

Texas state-wide court systems non-accessable due to Ransomware attack.


"Okay. Set the white folks free. Kill everyone else."
 
2020-05-13 4:58:59 PM  

null: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/covi​d​-19-test-used-by-trump-white-house-may​-miss-nearly-half-of-positive-cases-ny​u-study/


Who knew a Magic farking Eight-Ball wouldn't work?
 
2020-05-13 5:02:22 PM  

the_innkeeper: .


End of story.
 
2020-05-13 5:03:51 PM  
"Late Lament"

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?

- Graham Edge -

 
2020-05-13 5:06:17 PM  
Texas's (indicted) AG has sent letters to the biggest counties / cities that their restrictions need to be relaxed or they will be taken to court.

Dallas county judge who issued Dallas's orders that include requiring masks when in public says: "We intentionally modeled the public health guidelines based on the Governor's recommendations, never imagining he did not want his own guidelines followed."

More.

Texass gotta Texass.
 
2020-05-13 5:07:00 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: null: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/covid​-19-test-used-by-trump-white-house-may​-miss-nearly-half-of-positive-cases-ny​u-study/

Who knew a Magic farking Eight-Ball wouldn't work?


Or crossing the results with a sharpie.
 
2020-05-13 5:08:48 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: "Late Lament"

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?
- Graham Edge -


:::insert dramatic swirly music here as song ends:::
 
2020-05-13 5:08:59 PM  

Breaker Moran: the_innkeeper: .

End of story.


I may not be the Alpha.

I have no problem being the Omega.
 
2020-05-13 5:16:51 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: null: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/covid​-19-test-used-by-trump-white-house-may​-miss-nearly-half-of-positive-cases-ny​u-study/

Who knew a Magic farking Eight-Ball wouldn't work?


They were flipping one of the Trump Commemorative COVID-19 coins.

Of course it is heads on both sides.

It's gonna land on edge at some point and then everything is really gonna be f*cked.
 
2020-05-13 5:18:09 PM  

Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.


Could it be...ennui? Never let a good ennui go to waste.
 
2020-05-13 5:19:44 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.


That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.
 
2020-05-13 5:23:05 PM  

HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.


Yeah, that's on the increase as people are forced to eat their own cooking. Possibly contributing to the toilet paper shortage.
 
2020-05-13 5:26:52 PM  
Copy-paste from somewhere else on the intertubes:

A lot of people have been asking me what it's like being on the COVID wards in the hospital, so I figured I'd share what a typical day looks like for me:

6am - Wake up. Roll off of my pile of money that Big Pharma gave me. Softly weep as it doesn't put a dent in my medical school loans

6:30am - Make breakfast, using only foods from the diet that gives me everlasting life by avoiding all fats, sugars, carbs, and proteins. For details buy my book and check out my shop.

7am - Get to work, load up my syringes with coronavirus before rounds.

8am - See my patients for the day. Administer the medications that the government tells me to. Covertly rub essential oils on the ones I want to get better.

9:30am - Call Bill Gates to check how 5G tower construction is going, hoping for more coronavirus soon. He tells me they're delayed due to repairs on the towers used to spread the Black Plague. Curse the fact that this is the most efficient way to spread infectious diseases.

10am - One patient tells me he knows "the truth" about coronavirus. I give him a Tdap booster. He becomes autistic in front of my eyes. He'll never conspire against me again.

11am - Tend to the secret hospital garden of St. John's wort and ginkgo leaves that we save for rich patients and donors.

12:30pm - Pick up my briefcase of money from payroll, my gift from Pfizer for the incomprehensible profits we make off of the free influenza vaccine given every year.

1pm - Conference call with Dr. Fauci and the lab in Wuhan responsible for manufacturing viruses. Tell them my idea about how an apocalypse-style zombie virus would be a cool one to try for the next batch.

2pm - A patient starts asking me about getting rid of toxins. I ask her if she has a liver and kidneys. She tells me she knows "the truth" about Big Anatomy and that the only way to detoxify herself is to eat nothing but lemon wedges and mayonnaise for weeks. I give her a Tdap booster.

2:45pm - Help the FBI, CIA, and CDC silence the masses. Lament the fact that I can only infringe on one or two of their rights. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

4pm - One of my rich patients begins to crash. Laugh as I realize I've mismatched her spirit animal and zodiac moon sign. I switch out the Purple Amethyst above her bed for a Tiger's Eye geode. She stabilizes. I throw some ginkgo leaves on her for good measure

6pm - Go onto YouTube and see coronavirus conspiracy videos everywhere. Curse my all powerful government for how inept they are at keeping people from spreading "the truth"

6:10pm - Go onto Amazon and see that a book about "the truth" is the #1 seller this week. Question the power of my all powerful government. Make a reminder to myself to get more Tdap boosters from the Surgeon General next time we talk.

7pm - Time to go home. Before I leave, sacrifice a goat to Dr. Fauci and say three Hippocratic Oaths.

9pm - Take a contented sigh as I snuggle under the covers made of the tinfoil hats of my enemies, realizing that my 4 years of medical school and 3 years of residency training have been put to good use today.
 
2020-05-13 5:27:56 PM  

dodecahedron: Closed_Minded_Bastage: "Late Lament"

:::insert dramatic swirly music here as song ends:::


I saw them in concert in San Diego in '68 (damn, has it been that long?). That was just after they released Nights in White Satin.

Moody Blues was my second ever concert, Jefferson Airplane was the first, and it was a free concert in the park at the San Diego Zoo.

/I used to be young...
 
2020-05-13 5:30:47 PM  

HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.


Piece of advice: I had a month of diarrhea/loose stools with no fever, loss of appetite, and several days into it my eyes started to itch and burn.  It's not food poisoning, it's likely the 'rona.  There are sufficient studies that say someone can get it in the gut and have no respiratory symptoms and no fever, just everything else that would manifest like food poisoning (diarrhea and nausea) plus feeling like crap and not being hungry.  Except it drags on too long to be food poisoning or stress or change of diet.  I couldn't get tested at the time and really want an antibodies test.

See a doc/get tested if it's been over 3 days.
 
2020-05-13 5:32:26 PM  

brachiopod: Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.

Could it be...ennui? Never let a good ennui go to waste.


For more years than I care to admit, I thought it was pronounced 'en-you-eye'.

The realization filled me with a sense of... oh, who the hell knows.
 
2020-05-13 5:32:45 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.

Yeah, that's on the increase as people are forced to eat their own cooking. Possibly contributing to the toilet paper shortage.


Yeah right sure explain my month of gut trouble then when I was barely eating at all for some of it and when I did others ate the same stuff and had no issues.

'Rona.  The 'rona can do that.
 
2020-05-13 5:34:44 PM  

null: HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.

Piece of advice: I had a month of diarrhea/loose stools with no fever, loss of appetite, and several days into it my eyes started to itch and burn.  It's not food poisoning, it's likely the 'rona.  There are sufficient studies that say someone can get it in the gut and have no respiratory symptoms and no fever, just everything else that would manifest like food poisoning (diarrhea and nausea) plus feeling like crap and not being hungry.  Except it drags on too long to be food poisoning or stress or change of diet.  I couldn't get tested at the time and really want an antibodies test.

See a doc/get tested if it's been over 3 days.


That thought did cross my mind.
 
2020-05-13 5:39:16 PM  

null: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.

Yeah, that's on the increase as people are forced to eat their own cooking. Possibly contributing to the toilet paper shortage.

Yeah right sure explain my month of gut trouble then when I was barely eating at all for some of it and when I did others ate the same stuff and had no issues.

'Rona.  The 'rona can do that.


True - the standard "if symptoms persist seek medical attention" advice always applies.
 
2020-05-13 5:45:38 PM  
 
2020-05-13 5:47:05 PM  

null: HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.

Piece of advice: I had a month of diarrhea/loose stools with no fever, loss of appetite, and several days into it my eyes started to itch and burn.  It's not food poisoning, it's likely the 'rona.  There are sufficient studies that say someone can get it in the gut and have no respiratory symptoms and no fever, just everything else that would manifest like food poisoning (diarrhea and nausea) plus feeling like crap and not being hungry.  Except it drags on too long to be food poisoning or stress or change of diet.  I couldn't get tested at the time and really want an antibodies test.

See a doc/get tested if it's been over 3 days.


Texting him now.
 
2020-05-13 5:47:07 PM  
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2020-05-13 5:47:10 PM  

Dallymo: Heeeeyyy kids

I am feeling sort of paralyzed with...not really fear, more like...I don't even know what it is. Anxiety, but a very inert, indolent sort of anxiety. Not my usual flustered, keyed-up anxiety. A sit very still and empty my mind anxiety.

But lunch break is about over so back to work and maybe I can focus. Maybe. Ugh.


That sounds about typical for crises that are outside our ability to do anything about.  Perhaps the idea is to find something you can control 100%, and do that and get that off your plate and maybe it will get you out of your head as well.
 
2020-05-13 5:48:31 PM  
Actually the name of the album is Days of Future Past (1967).

The Night is the last song.
/duh
 
2020-05-13 5:51:42 PM  

HedlessChickn: null: HedlessChickn: Unbridled Apathy: EighthDay: Anybody heard from Cornelis de Gyselaer ? Last I saw him was in the weekend thread.

My understanding with someone who has been in contact with him is that Kees has been sick with food poisoning.

That person was me and yes, he thinks he has food poisoning.

Piece of advice: I had a month of diarrhea/loose stools with no fever, loss of appetite, and several days into it my eyes started to itch and burn.  It's not food poisoning, it's likely the 'rona.  There are sufficient studies that say someone can get it in the gut and have no respiratory symptoms and no fever, just everything else that would manifest like food poisoning (diarrhea and nausea) plus feeling like crap and not being hungry.  Except it drags on too long to be food poisoning or stress or change of diet.  I couldn't get tested at the time and really want an antibodies test.

See a doc/get tested if it's been over 3 days.

Texting him now.


Yeah, Corona can present as a stomach flu, and Minnesota is a hotspot right now.  He should probably at least touch base with his doctor on it.  This is not a time to fark around.
 
2020-05-13 5:54:49 PM  
 
2020-05-13 5:56:25 PM  
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That's one reason I don't watch nearly as much MSNBC as I used to.
 
2020-05-13 5:57:07 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: /I used to be young...


We Used To Know-Jethro Tull
Youtube VAnh1waFPeY
 
2020-05-13 5:57:20 PM  
It is 100% not going to be Trump who decides when school opens, it will be the governors.  And the ones with a goddamn brain in their heads will be listening to Fauci.
 
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