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2021-09-24 9:47:23 AM  
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2021-09-24 9:58:24 AM  
"It is not a shortage of alcohol but of (some) brands," said Wendy Knight, deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery.
"For example, even though we are out of Bacardi (a light Rum) we still have 21 other rum offerings, including products from local distillers," she said.


"What we are finding he continued is that people like cheap shiat that tastes bad."

Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.
 
2021-09-24 9:59:30 AM  
"SHE" continued, sorry Wendy.  Me no read good.
 
2021-09-24 11:06:42 AM  
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2021-09-24 11:19:50 AM  
My local place has had lots of empty spaces on the shelves.

Fortunately I can still order my favorites online.
 
2021-09-24 11:30:40 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.


Do you have a citation on that?  I'm pretty willing to buy it, I'd just genuinely like to see the math on it.  Cycling is one of the activities that's exploded since lockdown and I've got no idea how centralized manufacturing is.
 
2021-09-24 11:34:01 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.


I'm certainly no business or economics expert but with the demand for bicycle frames and parts being so consistently high over the past 18 months, seems to me that whatever company starts manufacturing those things in the US again stands to make a lot of money.
 
2021-09-24 11:36:21 AM  

mike_d85: Sorelian's Ghost: Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.

Do you have a citation on that?  I'm pretty willing to buy it, I'd just genuinely like to see the math on it.  Cycling is one of the activities that's exploded since lockdown and I've got no idea how centralized manufacturing is.


Bikes on backorder for upwards to 10 months (msn.com)

Worldwide Bike Shortage | Bike Shop | Bicycle World NY
 
2021-09-24 11:51:08 AM  
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Alcoholic coma. Deal with it.
 
2021-09-24 12:09:30 PM  
According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic
 
2021-09-24 12:56:02 PM  

grumpfuff: According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic


But when I say I haven't seen any shortages of food in the UK, other than the odd specific brand now and then, I get accused of lying and having an "I'm all right Jack" selfish attitude.

/Staff shortages in US? "Pay higher wages you assholes!"
//Same staff shortages in the UK? "Brexit!"
 
2021-09-24 12:56:40 PM  
Meanwhile in Beervana, the problem has been too much beer chasing too few spaces in store refrigerators.  Without bars and brewpubs operating, a number of smaller breweries have gone under.
 
2021-09-24 2:22:45 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: grumpfuff: According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic

But when I say I haven't seen any shortages of food in the UK, other than the odd specific brand now and then, I get accused of lying and having an "I'm all right Jack" selfish attitude.

/Staff shortages in US? "Pay higher wages you assholes!"
//Same staff shortages in the UK? "Brexit!"


Soooo...apparently you don't know what "/s" means.

I'm not seeing any shortages, but I'm also not denying shortages exist.

I guess, technically, I'm seeing shortages from local breweries, but they've all said they can't produce fast enough to keep up with the demand.

Anyway, I didn't even think of that as bait because of how obvious it was, but ofc you had to take it and whine.
 
2021-09-24 3:12:41 PM  

grumpfuff: According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic



submitted this about 17 months ago, but redlit :(

and I would happily drive across the river to Roger Wilco, except that the tiny list intersects literally zero of my abusive habits.

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2021-09-24 3:12:58 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: grumpfuff: According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic

But when I say I haven't seen any shortages of food in the UK, other than the odd specific brand now and then, I get accused of lying and having an "I'm all right Jack" selfish attitude.

/Staff shortages in US? "Pay higher wages you assholes!"
//Same staff shortages in the UK? "Brexit!"



I was assured by farkers repeatedly there are no staff shortages in the US. Of course it would take booze shortages to make them change their tune.
 
2021-09-24 4:13:21 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.


No kidding on that. I ordered a bike early last December, it wasn't supposed to get in until this July, assuming there weren't any additional delays. Late May, the local shop that I'd put my order in at got a different model in, in my size. It was twice the price, but I grabbed it because I didn't want to be waiting more months. From what I've heard, most models if you order them today will get in mid to late 2022. It's nuts.

/ Have ridden nearly 1,600 miles on my bike since getting it in May
// I'm glad I put out the money and got the nicer one
/// Trek 520 Grando, if you're into that sort of thing
 
2021-09-24 4:17:53 PM  

tintar: grumpfuff: According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic


submitted this about 17 months ago, but redlit :(

and I would happily drive across the river to Roger Wilco, except that the tiny list intersects literally zero of my abusive habits.

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LIFEHACK favorite yourself.  Never thought of it, thankee.
 
2021-09-24 4:26:24 PM  

ImOscar: mike_d85: Sorelian's Ghost: Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.

Do you have a citation on that?  I'm pretty willing to buy it, I'd just genuinely like to see the math on it.  Cycling is one of the activities that's exploded since lockdown and I've got no idea how centralized manufacturing is.

Bikes on backorder for upwards to 10 months (msn.com)

Worldwide Bike Shortage | Bike Shop | Bicycle World NY


Yeah, I thought about getting rid of my bike after getting a new one, but it's going to be moved upstate and saved for my kid.
 
2021-09-24 6:16:09 PM  

tintar: grumpfuff: According to US media, several states such as Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experiencing difficulties, some since July


I haven't noticed any such shortages, so therefore it must not be happening.

/s
//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic


submitted this about 17 months ago, but redlit :(

and I would happily drive across the river to Roger Wilco, except that the tiny list intersects literally zero of my abusive habits.

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In terms of the supply chain, I'm right near the massive NYC/Newark hub, so I'm fairly high up on the supply chain. Long term shortages may hit me, but it'll take longer. When the pandemic first started, things like TP and cleaning supplies were in shortage, but we had a reliable stock a month or two in, while others down chain were still suffering. Even when that pipe line hack hit, gas prices weren't really affected because we have a sh*tload of refineries within a few miles. People I knew lower on the supply chain list, on the other hand, had much bigger shortages than I did.

It was kind of my original point. Just because I'm not seeing a shortage, doesn't mean one doesn't exist.

donutsauce: LIFEHACK favorite yourself.  Never thought of it, thankee.


It's insanely useful. I have myself and my girlfriend favorited in a color I use for no one else.
 
2021-09-24 6:49:10 PM  
My local costco was out of TP today but they had plenty of booze so I bought a handle just to be on the safe side.
 
2021-09-24 7:22:58 PM  

fragMasterFlash: My local costco was out of TP today but they had plenty of booze so I bought a handle just to be on the safe side.


Only one handle? That means you're nearly out.
 
2021-09-24 7:28:07 PM  

grumpfuff: Soooo...apparently you don't know what "/s" means.


You wrote /s, and then after that wrote "//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic"

I was commenting on the bit you clearly said was serious.
 
2021-09-24 7:38:51 PM  

SoCalChris: fragMasterFlash: My local costco was out of TP today but they had plenty of booze so I bought a handle just to be on the safe side.

Only one handle? That means you're nearly out.


The pandemic has been hard enough on my liver already. I'll buy more around Thanksgiving if all goes according to plan.
 
2021-09-24 7:54:00 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: grumpfuff: Soooo...apparently you don't know what "/s" means.

You wrote /s, and then after that wrote "//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic"

I was commenting on the bit you clearly said was serious.


Yes, I'm seriously not seeing shortages. But, once again, I am not doubting that shortages exist.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?
 
2021-09-24 8:09:48 PM  
We use Napa filters @ work.  They're made by http://www.wixfilters.com and this week I ran into two specific filters that they had to substitute another that's manufactured by a different company.

Weird times.
 
2021-09-24 9:04:13 PM  

grumpfuff: Carter Pewterschmidt: grumpfuff: Soooo...apparently you don't know what "/s" means.

You wrote /s, and then after that wrote "//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic"

I was commenting on the bit you clearly said was serious.

Yes, I'm seriously not seeing shortages. But, once again, I am not doubting that shortages exist.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?


And my reply was:

"But when I say I haven't seen any shortages of food in the UK, other than the odd specific brand now and then, I get accused of lying and having an "I'm all right Jack" selfish attitude.

/Staff shortages in US? "Pay higher wages you assholes!"
//Same staff shortages in the UK? "Brexit!"


What did I say that contradicts what you said? What did I say that makes you think I have not understood what you said?  I even said that there were some specific items that had shortages. But the way many Farkers talk it is clear we're actually starving, that there is nothing at all in any supermarkets and we're having to catch and eat rats or something.

I said that when I say the same thing about what's happening here I get insulted and called a liar.

You replied saying I didn't understand what /s meant, then when I responded you moved the goalposts again to claim I didn't understand what you meant.
 
2021-09-24 9:40:32 PM  
Okay, NOW I'm done with these farkin' covidiots.  Let us destroy them all.  Attack them where they live.  Do this by insulting their willingness to act like they believe the in order lie to pwn the libs.  After a certain point there is no functional difference between stupidity that is pretended to, and real stupidity.  Their words weigh less than sunlight, and we enjoy it when they hurt themselves on their own stupidity.  It'd just be nice if the collateral damage didn't include access to booze, you stupid shartstains.
 
2021-09-24 10:39:05 PM  

grumpfuff: In terms of the supply chain, I'm right near the massive NYC/Newark hub, so I'm fairly high up on the supply chain. Long term shortages may hit me, but it'll take longer. When the pandemic first started, things like TP and cleaning supplies were in shortage, but we had a reliable stock a month or two in, while others down chain were still suffering. Even when that pipe line hack hit, gas prices weren't really affected because we have a sh*tload of refineries within a few miles. People I knew lower on the supply chain list, on the other hand, had much bigger shortages than I did.


the PA nonsense is, once again, 43 mostly-exclusive specific items none of us on Fark would ever even consider buying, bourbons I never once heard of. the Hennessy and Patron sure maybe, and the Veuve Clicquot possibly. but me, I buy cheap sham-paggns more usually called Cava or Prosecco and as for whiskey Evan Williams is usually good-enough.

the terlet-pepper thing, well... lol... I already commented recently in foodtab about my semi-prescient purchase of bidets in January 2020.

now gasoline, yeah. we're still "happy" in Philadelphia to see anything under $3/gal.
 
2021-09-24 10:53:40 PM  

SoCalChris: fragMasterFlash: My local costco was out of TP today but they had plenty of booze so I bought a handle just to be on the safe side.

Only one handle? That means you're nearly out.


right? fragMasterFlash no offense but you seem to be doin' it rong.

Chromium_One: Okay, NOW I'm done with these farkin' covidiots.  Let us destroy them all.  Attack them where they live.  Do this by insulting their willingness to act like they believe the in order lie to pwn the libs.  After a certain point there is no functional difference between stupidity that is pretended to, and real stupidity.  Their words weigh less than sunlight, and we enjoy it when they hurt themselves on their own stupidity.  It'd just be nice if the collateral damage didn't include access to booze, you stupid shartstains.


so... I've been reconnecting with my now-slightly-less*-estranged dad after 25+ years. my entire extended family back in Ohio and other regions, all got vaccinated. him? he, he is a farking unrepentant recondite jackass of a motherfarker (Narrator: much like a garden-variety tintar.)

he's not a Q, he is not anti-science, he is actually highly edumacted, but but but - he is simply a jackwagon beyond jackwagons contrarian. which, again, that's where I inherited it from.

my two sisters and their many children were somehow not enough to convince him. but me in one single text swearing like a drunken sailor, somehow sealed the deal. I d'nnae, Prodigal Son and all that, but still.

also, he loves Tito's vodak. so when he comes to visit next month I should probably stock up on handles.

/*fewer?
 
2021-09-24 11:00:40 PM  

tintar: so... I've been reconnecting with my now-slightly-less*-estranged dad after 25+ years.


Best of luck with that endeavor, and I'm honestly not sure if I should tell you to stock up on booze like the world's ending or hide it all ; - )
 
2021-09-24 11:16:47 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: "It is not a shortage of alcohol but of (some) brands," said Wendy Knight, deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery.
"For example, even though we are out of Bacardi (a light Rum) we still have 21 other rum offerings, including products from local distillers," she said.

"What we are finding he continued is that people like cheap shiat that tastes bad."

Also, no industry has been hit harder than cycling parts and frames.


Bacardi is a party liquor like mainstream beers. It's no way I'm buying the good stuff for a bunch of people I may see twice a year.
 
2021-09-25 2:39:37 AM  

tintar: SoCalChris: fragMasterFlash: My local costco was out of TP today but they had plenty of booze so I bought a handle just to be on the safe side.

Only one handle? That means you're nearly out.

right? fragMasterFlash no offense but you seem to be doin' it rong.

Chromium_One: Okay, NOW I'm done with these farkin' covidiots.  Let us destroy them all.  Attack them where they live.  Do this by insulting their willingness to act like they believe the in order lie to pwn the libs.  After a certain point there is no functional difference between stupidity that is pretended to, and real stupidity.  Their words weigh less than sunlight, and we enjoy it when they hurt themselves on their own stupidity.  It'd just be nice if the collateral damage didn't include access to booze, you stupid shartstains.

so... I've been reconnecting with my now-slightly-less*-estranged dad after 25+ years. my entire extended family back in Ohio and other regions, all got vaccinated. him? he, he is a farking unrepentant recondite jackass of a motherfarker (Narrator: much like a garden-variety tintar.)

he's not a Q, he is not anti-science, he is actually highly edumacted, but but but - he is simply a jackwagon beyond jackwagons contrarian. which, again, that's where I inherited it from.

my two sisters and their many children were somehow not enough to convince him. but me in one single text swearing like a drunken sailor, somehow sealed the deal. I d'nnae, Prodigal Son and all that, but still.

also, he loves Tito's vodak. so when he comes to visit next month I should probably stock up on handles.

/*fewer?


Sounds like he will come around but just needs to act contrary for a bit. Didn't get to re-enact Easy Rider so puts up a tough front. We've all got our sticking points.

Make it clear that getting vaccinated is required to show up and get your socks on Christmas. :)
 
2021-09-25 6:53:31 AM  

Chromium_One: Best of luck with that endeavor, and I'm honestly not sure if I should tell you to stock up on booze like the world's ending or hide it all ; - )

ha, good advice either way! me, I buy Nieuw Amsterdam or Pinnacle, whatever's cheaper, but I think he's earned it so Tito's it shall be. (if I'm really buying good stuff it'll be from Ukraine, but that's my mother's side of the family, and not so much his thing.)

baxterdog: Make it clear that getting vaccinated is required to show up and get your socks on Christmas. :)


oh, he already sent me a photo of his shoulder & sticker, and his 2nd fyza jab is due mid-Oct. (which, perfect timing, 'cos we wanted him here for $mai_waifu's birthday next month) - it's just funny that what I'd wanted to tell him is that he was being criminally-irresponsible, but ended up texting him an endless litany of f-words after having one hard cider too many... and I actually think the latter was more effective than the former would have been, lol.
 
2021-09-25 6:53:59 AM  
farking stupid Fark formatting, curse you [REDACTED]!!!
 
2021-09-25 3:54:22 PM  
In Pennsylvania, authorities have limited the sale of certain brands to two bottles per person per day since September 17

So, 2 handles of smirnoff a day? I don't see the problem, that should be sufficient for most.

several studies have shown an increase in alcohol consumption since the beginning of the pandemic.

Rick Ramiro is doing studies now?

the problem was "partly a global supply chain issue,"

Well, you farknuts, that's what you get for dismantling domestic manufacturing and going with over seas suppliers because they are cheaper. No one cares if their bottle costs 5 cents more because the cap was made in the US. Hell, some would prefer that... I hope all you stupid fark greedy ass CEO types suffer.
(works in manufacturing)
 
2021-09-25 3:55:18 PM  

tintar: farkingstupidFark
formatting, curseyou @[RE$DACT%ED]!#!!


What?
 
2021-09-25 4:01:07 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: grumpfuff: Carter Pewterschmidt: grumpfuff: Soooo...apparently you don't know what "/s" means.

You wrote /s, and then after that wrote "//seriously though, has not experienced a shortage of anything that there was a shortage of since the beginning of the pandemic"

I was commenting on the bit you clearly said was serious.

Yes, I'm seriously not seeing shortages. But, once again, I am not doubting that shortages exist.

Why is this so hard for you to understand?

And my reply was:

"But when I say I haven't seen any shortages of food in the UK, other than the odd specific brand now and then, I get accused of lying and having an "I'm all right Jack" selfish attitude.

/Staff shortages in US? "Pay higher wages you assholes!"
//Same staff shortages in the UK? "Brexit!"

What did I say that contradicts what you said? What did I say that makes you think I have not understood what you said?  I even said that there were some specific items that had shortages. But the way many Farkers talk it is clear we're actually starving, that there is nothing at all in any supermarkets and we're having to catch and eat rats or something.

I said that when I say the same thing about what's happening here I get insulted and called a liar.

You replied saying I didn't understand what /s meant, then when I responded you moved the goalposts again to claim I didn't understand what you meant.


What part of "sarcasm" do you not understand? If I say "Bob is a good guy" sarcastically, then it's obvious I don't agree with the idea that Bob is a good guy.

I didn't move sh*t. You just didn't understand my post and now need to whine about how persecuted you are.
 
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