Morning Free Association: I’ve Got Nothing

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I could update you on Delaware-North employee handling but I’ve decided I won’t do that. Just know that it’s despicable and disheartening.

I’m annoyed and I don’t feel like talking about what’s going to happen with this season because at this point because I don’t want to think about Jacobs making more money.

I’ll drop a couple more things about the part that we do like: the players.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Your Richard E. Grant fact of the day:

Grant, who plays an alcoholic Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me with Melissa McCarthy is actually a teetotaller. This is not shocking, as his father was reportedly an alcoholic, and a violent drunk at that, however it goes deeper than one might think. He revealed to NPR’s Terry Gross that he is actually allergic to alcohol. He has claimed that his body does not produce the enzyme necessary to process ethanol. When consuming alcoholic beverages, he will suddenly need to vomit after 10 minutes and will feel violently ill for 24 hours afterward.
When Grant starred in 1987’s Withnail & I, as the substance-abusing character Withnail, director Bruce Armstrong reportedly encouraged him to get stupidly drunk to understand the part required of him. Grant reportedly “filled a tumbler with vodka and topped it off with a bit of Pepsi”, then chugged it. There are conflicting reports as to whether Armstrong also fed him a bottle of champagne. Grant vomits on camera during the film, though this may have been scripted.
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Grant’s co-star in the film was Paul McGann, whose only other role I can note off the top of my head? Was the 8th incarnation of Doctor Who from the movie of the same name.

This has been your Richard E. Grant fact of the day

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Good work!

Paul McGann has been mostly a TV actor in Britain, along with his brother, whose name escapes me.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

My office has been declared a no-go zone by management. We had several co-workers from an office in another state fall ill, one seriously. The way my boss described it, while super-obliquely, hinted that it was someone we would know, since he has a remote group who work out of that office.

Since the virus remains viable on common surfaces for 2-3 days, the fear is that anyone who goes in while contagious will leave a disease-trap all over the place for everyone else. “Did Mike touch the coffeemaker? The refrigerator? The water cooler? The men’s room door? The office door?”
Yuck.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Mornin all.

Been to the supermarket this morning. Had to queue half hour to get in. Not because it was so busy but because they were strictly limiting numbers inside. Everybody good natured in the line and in the shop.

The PM says we’re allowed to go shopping for essentials. 18 cans of beer are essential, right?!

Also bought some hair clippers which I’m going to let Leah loose on me later on. Should be fun! I’m due one of my twice-yearly haircuts and all the barbers are closed!

Maybe you’ll see the result on Saturday if you’re joining the Skype chat.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh man, we are definitely going to need some pics! Go Leah!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Yes. 18 cans of beer are the minimum required amount!

At stores in the U.S., retailers are starting to use colored tape to mark out 6 foot intervals from each checkout register so we will maintain a reasonably safe distance while in line. I don’t know if they’ve had the wherewithall to do the same for queues to enter the store when they’re at capacity for concurrent shoppers.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

The folks in line outside were being pretty sensible.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Walked down the road and back so I could pretend I was going to work.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Did a grocery shop the past couple of days to have stuff on hand and of course now I don’t want any of it. I’m looking at you, carrots!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I’m back on the carrot diet – chuck em in the portal lol

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ll trade you carrots for scones!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Haha! Spent £150 on groceries this morning but no scones! I can offer some crumpets …

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ll take some crumpets. Got any ginger ale? lol

Stripes
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Stripes

Hi Pals!!
Lave tus manos!!
Spent the day up north, sans carpenter. Life seems the same up there. Maybe there were only five cars passing by, rather than seven. One neighbor stopped to chat, but we did it from a good thirty feet apart.
I noticed on Tuesday, on my way to the river, that all the mansions and country estates, normally empty, had luxury cars with New York plates in the driveway. They came to escape NYC, but have brought a bunch of COVID with ’em. I don’t want to go anywhere except the river.
Surfing saved me Tuesday, but I need more soon!!
I read yesterday’s MFA last night. Sorry to hear you won’t be working LB… Maybe some online reporting??? Snail races?? Hang in there and stay safe!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

We have a bit of a similar thing here with some second homeowners coming up to ride it out here and people coming up to ski before the mountain closed. COVID doesn’t magically disappear when you cross state lines!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Apparently Westchester county residents are all up in arms because the wealthy Manhattenites all trucked out to their Westchester homes, in their ginormous SUVs, bringing COVID-19 with them and then hording-shopped at all the grocery stores emptying them out.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yeah, apparently some out of staters stocked up on stuff here before leaving when the mountain closed.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Thank you, my friend.

Yeah, me and almost all my colleagues have been furloughed (a new word I learned yesterday). So we’re still employed by the company but not required to do any work and on 80% of our salaries.

Under other circumstances it would be a great situation! The company is reviewing things in three months. An awful lot is going to happen in that time; can only hope things are a bit more promising when we get there.

There are a hell of a lot of people in much worse situation than me. I feel sick for Jacobs’ employees. Don’t know how.he sleeps at night. On a big pile of money presumably.