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2022-01-17 9:46:43 PM  
I had a code brown on an airliner once when it made an emergency landing.  Lost an engine. When the plane landed the second engine died.

You get a code brown..you get a code brown... the whole plane gets a code brown!
 
2022-01-17 9:56:58 PM  
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2022-01-17 10:20:39 PM  
If only there was a metaphor for this, something using air moving appliances.
 
2022-01-17 10:31:22 PM  

grokca: If only there was a metaphor for this, something using air moving appliances.


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2022-01-17 10:35:16 PM  
Sounds like they're shiatting their pants down there.
 
2022-01-17 10:44:15 PM  
The shits gonna hit the fan
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2022-01-17 10:56:10 PM  
Code Brown from the Land Down Under is the name of my crappy Men at Work cover band.
 
2022-01-18 12:41:21 AM  
With C Diff, every code is a code brown!

/those who know, know
//those who know also have an unpleasant smell reading this
 
2022-01-18 1:19:20 AM  
Code brown is the reason I stopped lunching on the pescatarian buffet at the Thai restaurant near my office.
 
2022-01-18 1:51:27 AM  
The daily cases are slowly heading down from the Christmas plague spread.  Doctors offices and pharmacies are overloaded now.  Students go back to school in two weeks and there is a holiday next week.  There are still no at home tests and the testing centers are now getting back to the point where they aren't having to destroy samples they can't test.  74% of the new tests (in last week) are Omicron, 25% are Delta with a bit of Lambda for good measure.

But open it up because it will be fine...

Meanwhile lots of people are doing their own lockdown which means now the government has lost its power to open things up again.  If you are going to be a control freak, you need to be consistent and communicate with precision.

I think every elected official (from all major parties) has read the writing on the wall that says "get a real job loser!"
 
2022-01-18 2:04:47 AM  

DON.MAC: I think every elected official (from all major parties) has read the writing on the wall that says "get a real job loser!"


That's their own 'code brown' situation.

There's a federal election and SA's state election due in just the few next months. The SA government is code-browning itself about the return to school in the coming weeks, meanwhile the feds are slipping rapidly in the polls despite the opposition being pretty invisible for the last four years. Interesting times.
 
2022-01-18 2:10:08 AM  
Phrasing? Anyone?  But I guess if anyplace is going to have a Code Brown, it'll be Down Under.
 
2022-01-18 2:13:03 AM  
It first it was like

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But then...

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2022-01-18 2:25:46 AM  
El Pulso: Antivacunas
Youtube _WnTXFUYmJM


It is in Spanish, but I think you get the gist.

/ if you don't have time, watch the first minute then skip ahead to 3:00
 
2022-01-18 2:30:45 AM  
Brown snake? Brown recluse spiders? Taco Bell?
 
2022-01-18 2:32:11 AM  
Oh, poop, it's already it's own thread.
 
2022-01-18 2:46:24 AM  
I almost had a code brown once in a cab in Shanghai... traffic was backing up and the cabbie just hopped the median and started driving against oncoming traffic. All the while I was in the front seat of this... whatever tf kinda car they made in the 70s out of old aircraft aluminum with no airbag and a barely working lap belt.

Whatever. I survived. That night I shocked the waitstaff at the hotel steakhouse when I ate a whole tomahawk steak by myself, because it's one steak and I'm a grown ass man that almost got turned into meatballs in Pudong and I'm gonna eat this whole farking steak and if the elevators are shutdown again for an AC Milan(whatever tf that is) I might just cause a scene, so let me eat my steak in peace and gawk at someone else. Thanks
 
2022-01-18 2:48:57 AM  
Anyone from Cleveland will tell you that's not good.
 
2022-01-18 2:52:38 AM  
Now I want to know what kind of color scheme AU is on. If things got worse would it be burnt umber or straight to mahogany?
 
2022-01-18 2:54:45 AM  

berylman: Now I want to know what kind of color scheme AU is on. If things got worse would it be burnt umber or straight to mahogany?


Code Dry Cleaning
 
2022-01-18 2:58:08 AM  
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2022-01-18 3:08:06 AM  

Aussie_As: DON.MAC: I think every elected official (from all major parties) has read the writing on the wall that says "get a real job loser!"

That's their own 'code brown' situation.

There's a federal election and SA's state election due in just the few next months. The SA government is code-browning itself about the return to school in the coming weeks, meanwhile the feds are slipping rapidly in the polls despite the opposition being pretty invisible for the last four years. Interesting times.


The fact that its so nakedly transparent is what really hurts.

I didn't think we could have a federal government sink to this level, but here we are.

The problem is that the glassed wonderboy in NSW got his wish to let it rip and has dragged the rest of the country down with him.

VIC was always going to follow NSW incase they lost out economically, same with QLD

We in SA are just an afterthought, we'll do what our "betters" in NSW will tell us.

The sad thing is my local is run by one of the <removed> pub owners that we've seen on TV demanding that we open up. They got everything that they wanted, and still its not working for them. They are honestly at a loss, and they mentally don't even want to try to connect the dots.
 
2022-01-18 3:20:43 AM  
Kenny G is on tour?

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2022-01-18 3:45:10 AM  
Brown Code Brown:

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2022-01-18 4:18:58 AM  
Thanks a lot.

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2022-01-18 5:13:03 AM  
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2022-01-18 5:35:23 AM  

Aussie_As: DON.MAC: I think every elected official (from all major parties) has read the writing on the wall that says "get a real job loser!"

That's their own 'code brown' situation.

There's a federal election and SA's state election due in just the few next months. The SA government is code-browning itself about the return to school in the coming weeks, meanwhile the feds are slipping rapidly in the polls despite the opposition being pretty invisible for the last four years. Interesting times.


I've put money on a Labor win in both Fed and SA and got very good odds.

In SA, the Libs and their leader Marshall is about as popular as a Picnic Bar floating in a public pool. Half his party is ready to stab him in the back in great SA Lib tradition, and not to mention the defections, resignations, corruption investigations and criminal charges against his MPs that people were willing to overlook because of keeping SA COVID free for the duration. Well, they're not so forgiving now with 3,500 cases and 4 or so deaths a day, and most people being directly affected by an isolation or case in the family. (I type this from iso due to close contact from work - last day tomorrow, negative so far, thanks booster shot three weeks ago). I think his only hope is the Feds going first and them taking the angry vote hit for him, then rely on the big buffer swing the ALP needs to overcome to win that 24th seat to form government.

Scomo and the Libs are farked six ways from Sunday, so I expect a nasty, divisive election campaign to try to claw back the vote. Opposition small target strategy is working as they're not giving them the LNP any material to use against them. Barring a massive October Surprise, I feel the avalanche has started and it's too late for the pebbles to vote.

I'm normally that strange progressive greenie Liberal type, but there's just no place in the party for me anymore. Probably hasn't been for 40 years. But there's no way I can support Scomo and his pentecostal fundamentalist ilk that are taking over the party.

Besides that, he's a farking Cronulla supporter.
 
2022-01-18 5:51:42 AM  

englaja: Aussie_As: DON.MAC: ....

I've put money on a Labor win in both Fed and SA and got very good odds.

In SA, the Libs and their leader Marshall is about as popular as a Picnic Bar floating in a public pool. Half his party is ready to stab him in the back in great SA Lib tradition, and not to mention the defections, resignations, corruption investigations and criminal charges against his MPs that people were willing to overlook because of keeping SA COVID free for the duration. Well, they're not so forgiving now with 3,500 cases and 4 or so deaths a day, and most people being directly affected by an isolation or case in the family. (I type this from iso due to close contact from work - last day tomorrow, negative so far, thanks booster shot three weeks ago). I think his only hope is the Feds going first and them taking the angry vote hit for him, then rely on the big buffer swing the ALP needs to overcome to win that 24th seat to form government.

Scomo and the Libs are farked six ways from Sunday, so I expect a nasty, divisive election campaign to try to claw back the vote. Opposition small target strategy is working as they're not giving them the LNP any material to use against them. Barring a massive October Surprise, I feel the avalanche has started and it's too late for the pebbles to vote.

I'm normally that strange progressive greenie Liberal type, but t

here's just no place in the party for me anymore. Probably hasn't been for 40 years. But there's no way I can support Scomo and his pentecostal fundamentalist ilk that are taking over the party.

Besides that, he's a farking Cronulla supporter.


I'm a Labor voter living in SA and if I was putting a bet on (which I'm not, too cowardly to put my money where my mouth is and I always lose political bets anyway) I'd be betting on the state government getting re-elected. Like in the other states which have gone to elections since COVID hit the SA government has, perhaps by fluke, kept problems to a minimum here. The fact that Adelaide's sprawl makes us perfect at social distancing definitely helps, very different to Melbourne or Sydney in terms of density, so it's by no means all good government work. But they've been pretty straight up and down for the most part keeping with what the health science and police say (eg the seven day lockdown which ended after three days due to the Woodville pizza bar fiasco), and it's worked. So like Tasmania I'm suspecting our centre-right government will be re-elected. The internal shiat might see some arch conservatives punished, which is always good, but it won't stick to Marshall.

But my predictions always go to shiat, so make of that what you will.

Of course if our hospitals fill up and ICU's are overflowing by March then I'm definitely wrong. That will be the premier's code brown moment.

Federally they've farked up everything from quarantine to vaccine rollout to Novaxx Djocovid and for exactly the reasons state governments have been re-elected they're likely farked. And deservedly so.
 
2022-01-18 6:02:27 AM  

englaja: I'm normally that strange progressive greenie Liberal type, but there's just no place in the party for me anymore. Probably hasn't been for 40 years. But there's no way I can support Scomo and his pentecostal fundamentalist ilk that are taking over the party.


I'm in the Victoria Yarra Valley and there are more greenie Liberals in Casey than any other federal seat in the country. The current MP is the also the current speaker but is retiring.  His replacement won preselection against a religious right group but got stomped on.  The left side of Liberals isn't doing so well and the right side isn't going to get the votes. I also know the leader of the Victorian Reason Party which used to be known as the Sex Party.
 
2022-01-18 6:12:44 AM  
Code brown means something different to nursing home CNAS battling dementia grannie with C.Diff.
 
2022-01-18 7:02:15 AM  
CSB:

Cancun. White pants. Restaurant across from hotel. Had to walk across a four-lane highway.

Made it, but destroyed the toilet the next 36 hours.

/CSB
 
2022-01-18 7:35:29 AM  
I'm waiting for the first developed country to deny aid to the willingly unvaccinated.

We won't in the U.S., but if others do it at least we'll get a peek at who will repopulate America after we're all dead.
 
2022-01-18 7:40:05 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Code Brown from the Land Down Under is the name of my crappy Men at Work cover band.


With their hit cover, Poo Can It Be Now? On sale today!
 
2022-01-18 7:55:58 AM  
Since when is code brown for anything other than a messy shiat clean up?
 
2022-01-18 8:00:12 AM  

cheap_thoughts: Code brown means something different to nursing home CNAS battling dementia grannie with C.Diff.


Exactly this. On the walls, y'all. On the walls.
 
2022-01-18 8:01:05 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Code Brown from the Land Down Under is the name of my crappy Men at Work cover band.


I liked you cover of "Poo Can it Be Now"
 
2022-01-18 8:09:20 AM  

hardinparamedic: With C Diff, every code is a code brown!

/those who know, know
//those who know also have an unpleasant smell reading this


You just gave me flashbacks to the reddit thread where the ER nurse talked about the obese woman with a necrotized perineum whose giant abscess ruptured and coated the OR in the single most unholy-smelling bouquet of toxic fluids.
 
2022-01-18 8:27:08 AM  

UNC_Samurai: hardinparamedic: With C Diff, every code is a code brown!

/those who know, know
//those who know also have an unpleasant smell reading this

You just gave me flashbacks to the reddit thread where the ER nurse talked about the obese woman with a necrotized perineum whose giant abscess ruptured and coated the OR in the single most unholy-smelling bouquet of toxic fluids.


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Impressive, considering it's not even 5:30 AM yet here.
 
2022-01-18 8:49:24 AM  
Jesus Christ what happened to Australia? Did they see the US and go "man that looks awesome! Let's do that!"
 
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2022-01-18 8:58:03 AM  

UNC_Samurai: hardinparamedic: With C Diff, every code is a code brown!

/those who know, know
//those who know also have an unpleasant smell reading this

You just gave me flashbacks to the reddit thread where the ER nurse talked about the obese woman with a necrotized perineum whose giant abscess ruptured and coated the OR in the single most unholy-smelling bouquet of toxic fluids.



followed by the likely 'barf in the surgical mask' clean up
 
2022-01-18 11:49:39 AM  

Boomstickz: The problem is that the glassed wonderboy in NSW got his wish to let it rip and has dragged the rest of the country down with him.


I don't think you could have stopped it.  Just look at what's happening in China--despite their draconian ring-fencing of any positives (at this point they're locking people down wherever they might be, even office buildings) they are locking down city after city because it's getting away from them.  The logistics of doing this are also fraying, they are having a hard time getting enough supplies to the people who are locked down.
 
2022-01-18 2:10:34 PM  
"Nurse, get me my brown pants!"
 
2022-01-18 2:13:53 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Jesus Christ what happened to Australia? Did they see the US and go "man that looks awesome! Let's do that!"


No idea, but now I have to go look up what a "Cronulla" is...

/foreign politics can be fascinating
 
2022-01-18 3:27:42 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Jesus Christ what happened to Australia? Did they see the US and go "man that looks awesome! Let's do that!"


Sounds like a couple politicians did exactly that (see below).

Boomstickz: Aussie_As: DON.MAC: I think every elected official (from all major parties) has read the writing on the wall that says "get a real job loser!"

That's their own 'code brown' situation.

There's a federal election and SA's state election due in just the few next months. The SA government is code-browning itself about the return to school in the coming weeks, meanwhile the feds are slipping rapidly in the polls despite the opposition being pretty invisible for the last four years. Interesting times.

The fact that its so nakedly transparent is what really hurts.

I didn't think we could have a federal government sink to this level, but here we are.

The problem is that the glassed wonderboy in NSW got his wish to let it rip and has dragged the rest of the country down with him.

VIC was always going to follow NSW incase they lost out economically, same with QLD

We in SA are just an afterthought, we'll do what our "betters" in NSW will tell us.

The sad thing is my local is run by one of the <removed> pub owners that we've seen on TV demanding that we open up. They got everything that they wanted, and still its not working for them. They are honestly at a loss, and they mentally don't even want to try to connect the dots.


Australia is still doing a better job than we are here. The article says that they are up to about 4 deaths/day, compared to the US's 2,000. That's a huge difference even adjusting for the population (we have ~13X the people). According to World-o-meter, the US has had 2.6% of it's population die, where Australia has had 0.1% die.
 
2022-01-18 3:33:12 PM  

Loren: Boomstickz: The problem is that the glassed wonderboy in NSW got his wish to let it rip and has dragged the rest of the country down with him.

I don't think you could have stopped it.  Just look at what's happening in China--despite their draconian ring-fencing of any positives (at this point they're locking people down wherever they might be, even office buildings) they are locking down city after city because it's getting away from them.  The logistics of doing this are also fraying, they are having a hard time getting enough supplies to the people who are locked down.


Stopping it was one thing, throwing the doors open and yelling "she'll be right!" even more before the federal government is another.

Then some in the business community goes into a mini meltdown, because what happened doesn't fit what they thought was going to happen.

I'll say some, because big business like commercial land lords seem to be calling the shots over smaller ones.

So then some of the dreaded restrictions are suddenly back on the table, and we have a "shadow" lock down because people don't feel safe.

It was always going to be a s**t show, but no planning for how the testing system was going to cope (and evolve), and it's economic impact is unforgivable.

This is supposed to be a Liberal government, the better economic planners. Instead we get a quasi American approach of "personal responsibility"....
 
2022-01-18 5:36:46 PM  

Aussie_As: englaja: Aussie_As: DON.MAC: ....

I've put money on a Labor win in both Fed and SA and got very good odds.

In SA, the Libs and their leader Marshall is about as popular as a Picnic Bar floating in a public pool. Half his party is ready to stab him in the back in great SA Lib tradition, and not to mention the defections, resignations, corruption investigations and criminal charges against his MPs that people were willing to overlook because of keeping SA COVID free for the duration. Well, they're not so forgiving now with 3,500 cases and 4 or so deaths a day, and most people being directly affected by an isolation or case in the family. (I type this from iso due to close contact from work - last day tomorrow, negative so far, thanks booster shot three weeks ago). I think his only hope is the Feds going first and them taking the angry vote hit for him, then rely on the big buffer swing the ALP needs to overcome to win that 24th seat to form government.

Scomo and the Libs are farked six ways from Sunday, so I expect a nasty, divisive election campaign to try to claw back the vote. Opposition small target strategy is working as they're not giving them the LNP any material to use against them. Barring a massive October Surprise, I feel the avalanche has started and it's too late for the pebbles to vote.

I'm normally that strange progressive greenie Liberal type, but there's just no place in the party for me anymore. Probably hasn't been for 40 years. But there's no way I can support Scomo and his pentecostal fundamentalist ilk that are taking over the party.

Besides that, he's a farking Cronulla supporter.

I'm a Labor voter living in SA and if I was putting a bet on (which I'm not, too cowardly to put my money where my mouth is and I always lose political bets anyway) I'd be betting on the state government getting re-elected. Like in the other states which have gone to elections since COVID hit the SA government has, perhaps by fluke, kept problems to a minimum here. The fact that Adelaide's sprawl makes us perfect at social distancing definitely helps, very different to Melbourne or Sydney in terms of density, so it's by no means all good government work. But they've been pretty straight up and down for the most part keeping with what the health science and police say (eg the seven day lockdown which ended after three days due to the Woodville pizza bar fiasco), and it's worked. So like Tasmania I'm suspecting our centre-right government will be re-elected. The internal shiat might see some arch conservatives punished, which is always good, but it won't stick to Marshall.

But my predictions always go to shiat, so make of that what you will.

Of course if our hospitals fill up and ICU's are overflowing by March then I'm definitely wrong. That will be the premier's code brown moment.

Federally they've farked up everything from quarantine to vaccine rollout to Novaxx Djocovid and for exactly the reasons state governments have been re-elected they're likely farked. And deservedly so.


If the SA Liberals lose a couple more hardline Tories (always a welcome possibility) they're done for.  They're already a minority government after having to kick out a series of members for corruption scandals, they don't have that kind of margin of airhead.

They can still win the next election, and may do so if, first, the hospitals don't completelyfill up again - a Code White, in local parlance, distinguished from a Code Brown by the fact that in the former the disaster is coming from inside the house, resulting from too many patients and not enough staff rather than a plague or plane crash outside - and second that the schools don't turn into to plague pits more than they are anyway.

But if they do it'll be by getting every single one of their existing psychos and moderates re-elected and pulling in a couple more besides.

I just got polled the other day, so we'll see what the odds of that are...
 
2022-01-18 8:28:59 PM  

NotARocketScientist: Shakin_Haitian: Jesus Christ what happened to Australia? Did they see the US and go "man that looks awesome! Let's do that!"

Sounds like a couple politicians did exactly that (see below).

Boomstickz: Aussie_As: DON.MAC: I think every elected official (from all major parties) has read the writing on the wall that says "get a real job loser!"

That's their own 'code brown' situation.

There's a federal election and SA's state election due in just the few next months. The SA government is code-browning itself about the return to school in the coming weeks, meanwhile the feds are slipping rapidly in the polls despite the opposition being pretty invisible for the last four years. Interesting times.

The fact that its so nakedly transparent is what really hurts.

I didn't think we could have a federal government sink to this level, but here we are.

The problem is that the glassed wonderboy in NSW got his wish to let it rip and has dragged the rest of the country down with him.

VIC was always going to follow NSW incase they lost out economically, same with QLD

We in SA are just an afterthought, we'll do what our "betters" in NSW will tell us.

The sad thing is my local is run by one of the <removed> pub owners that we've seen on TV demanding that we open up. They got everything that they wanted, and still its not working for them. They are honestly at a loss, and they mentally don't even want to try to connect the dots.

Australia is still doing a better job than we are here. The article says that they are up to about 4 deaths/day, compared to the US's 2,000. That's a huge difference even adjusting for the population (we have ~13X the people). According to World-o-meter, the US has had 2.6% of it's population die, where Australia has had 0.1% die.


2.6? That would be something like 8.5 million people. It's probably closer to 0.3, which would be like a million deaths.
 
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