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2021-11-24 9:58:09 AM  
Or it will become a teenage wasteland?

/runs out of thread
 
2021-11-24 10:36:07 AM  
WHO?

I don't know

/third base!
 
2021-11-24 10:51:00 AM  
Technically, zero is "countless."
 
2021-11-24 10:53:15 AM  
I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.
 
2021-11-24 10:54:13 AM  
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2021-11-24 10:55:56 AM  
You better bet your life
 
2021-11-24 10:55:57 AM  
HOTY candidate
 
2021-11-24 10:56:39 AM  
My mom still believes masks don't work because.... she doesn't like wearing one.
 
2021-11-24 10:58:16 AM  
Remember when we were asked to do this a year ago? (warning: PDF link)

Relevant quote:

If mask use could be increased to approximately 95% - the level observed in Singapore and some other countries - forecasted cumulative deaths drop to 275,000 by January 1, saving 96,000 lives between now and the end of the year.

Does anyone want to look up what the actual cumulative death number was at the end of 2020?
 
2021-11-24 10:59:15 AM  

Antidamascus: My mom still believes masks don't work because.... she doesn't like wearing one.


But, does she have a squeeze box she wears on her chest?
 
2021-11-24 10:59:16 AM  
Had to get change from the bank. Wrote down different denominations on a post it note. Put on my mask, go into the bank and hand a note to the teller. Felt weird.
 
2021-11-24 11:00:07 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Antidamascus: My mom still believes masks don't work because.... she doesn't like wearing one.

But, does she have a squeeze box she wears on her chest?


And daddy gets no rest?
 
2021-11-24 11:02:37 AM  

Antidamascus: My mom still believes masks don't work because.... she doesn't like wearing one.


Interesting.  Most anti-_____ers have gone with the good is the enemy of perfect reasoning.

"Masks don't hermetically seal every single possible thing exiting your face nor to they prevent 100% of things that might get in.  Therefore, they are stupid so don't wear one."
 
2021-11-24 11:03:35 AM  
C'mon everybody, do you think it's alright?  We need to have faith in something bigger so get out and stay out because I can't reach you.  You can say "I'm free", but It's not true.  The vaccine is the Miracle cure.
 
2021-11-24 11:04:44 AM  
Well you can't get fooled again if you've been a fool this whole time.

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2021-11-24 11:05:12 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.


You realize that is food poisoning right?
 
2021-11-24 11:05:19 AM  
At this point you've resigned yourself to wearing a mask for the foreseeable future or you don't wear one at all.

I think we've made up our minds at this point. Recommendations, as we've seen, don't mean sh*t to most of the public
 
2021-11-24 11:05:44 AM  

stevenvictx: Just read a story
More people have died of covid this year with vaccinations around than last year without.


I don't think that's accurate (for the US, anyway)
I would be surprised if that was accurate for any country that began vaccinations in the late winter/spring.
 
2021-11-24 11:07:15 AM  

Ashelth: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

You realize that is food poisoning right?


I doubt it.  Anyone who has had food poisoning can tell you that food poisoning is much worse than that.  When you get food poisoning, you never forget it.  It's hard to forget lying motionless on the cold tile floor of a bathroom and wondering if you're going to die.
 
2021-11-24 11:08:00 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.


If it's only 24 hours it's not the real flu.
 
2021-11-24 11:10:01 AM  
I live in a university city. Though I'm completely vaccinated, I'm delighted I have half a reason to wear a mask to protect myself from these drunken neck slobberers as they tumble over themselves.
 
2021-11-24 11:10:14 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Antidamascus: My mom still believes masks don't work because.... she doesn't like wearing one.

But, does she have a squeeze box she wears on her chest?


I won't sleep at night until I know
 
2021-11-24 11:11:07 AM  

12349876: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

If it's only 24 hours it's not the real flu.


My 4 year old once had Influenza B (test confirmed at urgent care) and was symptom free in about 24 hours.
 
2021-11-24 11:16:15 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.


You get the flu every year on November 24? For only an hour?
The day is still young, though...
 
2021-11-24 11:16:28 AM  

12349876: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

If it's only 24 hours it's not the real flu.


It's only flu if it comes from the Influenza region of France, otherwise it's just sparkling vomiting.
 
2021-11-24 11:17:29 AM  
I wear a mask when I'm inside the store doing my job, and take it off when I'm in my backroom alone, or outside at customer cars, where, in general, I am speaking with them from the back where they've opened their hatch. But that's only a brief amount of the day.

And I have been doing this for 40 plus hours a week since the fourth week of March, 2020, except last winter we still also wore them outside. And I'm sick of it, and angry that it's being perpetuated basically to protect people who don't really care if anyone else is protected. I've had three vaccine shots, plus of course my flu shot, and all signs point to that creating a very low risk load, but these dimwits are driving a stupid train we're not allowed to ever get off of.

For many of you it's just a run into the bank or Target, for me, it's like 35% of my waking hours, so I'm never going to feel complacent about it.
 
2021-11-24 11:17:31 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Ashelth: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

You realize that is food poisoning right?

I doubt it.  Anyone who has had food poisoning can tell you that food poisoning is much worse than that.  When you get food poisoning, you never forget it.  It's hard to forget lying motionless on the cold tile floor of a bathroom and wondering if you're going to die.


On a positive note though, it does let you reassure your partner that he has an incredibly high bar to clear before he could manage to give you the worst Valentine's Day you've ever had.
 
2021-11-24 11:20:31 AM  

Rapmaster2000: 12349876: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

If it's only 24 hours it's not the real flu.

My 4 year old once had Influenza B (test confirmed at urgent care) and was symptom free in about 24 hours.


Sounds vaccinated.
 
2021-11-24 11:21:47 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Ashelth: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

You realize that is food poisoning right?

I doubt it.  Anyone who has had food poisoning can tell you that food poisoning is much worse than that.  When you get food poisoning, you never forget it.  It's hard to forget lying motionless on the cold tile floor of a bathroom and wondering if you're going to die.


For me, I was a biological fountain, sitting on the toilet puking into the trash can.
 
2021-11-24 11:22:08 AM  

lennavan: Rapmaster2000: 12349876: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

If it's only 24 hours it's not the real flu.

My 4 year old once had Influenza B (test confirmed at urgent care) and was symptom free in about 24 hours.

Sounds vaccinated.


Yes, he was.  I got mine a few weeks ago.
 
2021-11-24 11:23:48 AM  
Until recently I was sure they were saying living in funk
 
2021-11-24 11:24:43 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Antidamascus: My mom still believes masks don't work because.... she doesn't like wearing one.

Interesting.  Most anti-_____ers have gone with the good is the enemy of perfect reasoning.

"Masks don't hermetically seal every single possible thing exiting your face nor to they prevent 100% of things that might get in.  Therefore, they are stupid so don't wear one."


My guess is the people who verbally/publicly use that reason, it's because they think it sounds smarter than their true reason "masks are annoying."
 
2021-11-24 11:24:49 AM  
I always thought it was funny that GMC used the music from Eminence Front in an advertising campaign, where the underlying message was "GMC is the real deal", but the song is about putting up a false front. 😄

/I drive a (2008) GMC, fwiw
 
2021-11-24 11:25:07 AM  

spongeboob: Until recently I was sure they were saying living in funk


no other way to groove it, use it
 
2021-11-24 11:25:18 AM  

PluckYew: Rapmaster2000: Ashelth: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

You realize that is food poisoning right?

I doubt it.  Anyone who has had food poisoning can tell you that food poisoning is much worse than that.  When you get food poisoning, you never forget it.  It's hard to forget lying motionless on the cold tile floor of a bathroom and wondering if you're going to die.

For me, I was a biological fountain, sitting on the toilet puking into the trash can.


Yeah, I wanted to leave those details out, but I had about 8 hours of that and then I started to feel better.
 
2021-11-24 11:25:35 AM  
WHO jokes never get old.  Just like anti-vaxxers' children.
 
2021-11-24 11:27:18 AM  

lilistonic: I wear a mask when I'm inside the store doing my job, and take it off when I'm in my backroom alone, or outside at customer cars, where, in general, I am speaking with them from the back where they've opened their hatch. But that's only a brief amount of the day.

And I have been doing this for 40 plus hours a week since the fourth week of March, 2020, except last winter we still also wore them outside. And I'm sick of it, and angry that it's being perpetuated basically to protect people who don't really care if anyone else is protected. I've had three vaccine shots, plus of course my flu shot, and all signs point to that creating a very low risk load, but these dimwits are driving a stupid train we're not allowed to ever get off of.

For many of you it's just a run into the bank or Target, for me, it's like 35% of my waking hours, so I'm never going to feel complacent about it.


I've been wearing masks 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, since last year summer.  I don't mind.  Allergies aren't as bad.  No colds or illnesses.  Especially since I am at a museum, where tourist randos show up with who knows what.  The only downside is not being able to take water and coffee and snack breaks.  Just lunch break at home.
 
2021-11-24 11:28:38 AM  
Eminence front? What the hell is that? Do I even want to know?
 
2021-11-24 11:31:46 AM  
It's a put on.
 
2021-11-24 11:36:51 AM  
Nobody seems to be addressing the effects of Covid on time perception. That "two weeks to flatten the curve" feels much longer.
 
2021-11-24 11:38:29 AM  

jjorsett: Nobody seems to be addressing the effects of Covid on time perception. That "two weeks to flatten the curve" feels much longer.


It's hard to flatten curves when dumbfark conservatives keep sabotaging public health efforts.
 
2021-11-24 11:39:01 AM  

LesterB: Remember when we were asked to do this a year ago? (warning: PDF link)

Relevant quote:

If mask use could be increased to approximately 95% - the level observed in Singapore and some other countries - forecasted cumulative deaths drop to 275,000 by January 1, saving 96,000 lives between now and the end of the year.

Does anyone want to look up what the actual cumulative death number was at the end of 2020?


Thinking we could get 95% of americans to cooperate on anything is about as realistic as trump's internal uv light.
 
2021-11-24 11:40:08 AM  
If a business wants to require customers to wear a mask, that is their right.
If I want to wear a mask, that is my right.  Forcing 2-3-4-5 year olds to wear
them is silly, at best!
 
2021-11-24 11:40:24 AM  
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2021-11-24 11:41:17 AM  

p51d007: If a business wants to require customers to wear a mask, that is their right.
If I want to wear a mask, that is my right.  Forcing 2-3-4-5 year olds to wear
them is silly, at best!


I'm sorry to hear that you find a little fabric on your face scary. Please turn in your man card at your earliest convenience, you delicate little snowflake.
 
2021-11-24 11:43:38 AM  

lennavan: Rapmaster2000: 12349876: Harry Freakstorm: I think I've already dodged my annual November 24 hour flu.   That's cool.

If it's only 24 hours it's not the real flu.

My 4 year old once had Influenza B (test confirmed at urgent care) and was symptom free in about 24 hours.

Sounds vaccinated.


The treatment for almost any childhood ailment is "tranquilize parent and recheck child in 48 hrs" because children have superhuman self-healing powers.
 
2021-11-24 11:47:31 AM  
Can someone link to the peer reviewed study that proves this claim?
 
2021-11-24 11:47:54 AM  

LesterB: Remember when we were asked to do this a year ago? (warning: PDF link)

Does anyone want to look up what the actual cumulative death number was at the end of 2020?


According to this paper:
The COVID-19 pandemic caused approximately 375,000 deaths in the United States during 2020.
 
2021-11-24 11:50:26 AM  
My son just got his second shot this morning. We're so close to letting covid completely have its way with antivaxxers.
 
2021-11-24 11:54:09 AM  

jjorsett: Nobody seems to be addressing the effects of Covid on time perception. That "two weeks to flatten the curve" feels much longer.


There is a significant portion of people that petulantly defy the recommendations.  Like they've never seen doctors and nurses wearing masks in risky situations for, well, ever.  Can't teach a dumb dog smart tricks.
 
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