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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 21st, 2020, 4:41 pm

I hope they boost the immune system better than people's morale:
Pfizer CEO says executives will not ‘cut the queue’ to be vaccinated
 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 8:29 pm

 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 9:05 pm

Unfortunately they failed to close down the last border on Earth that had been Covid-free:

The Coronavirus Has Reached Antarctica. Now It's On Every Continent - NPR -December 23

"Thirty-six people stationed at the General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme Antarctic base had tested positive for the virus, Chilean officials said this week. The permanent research station is located on tip of the continent south of Chile."

They had been conducting a regular replacement of staff - so people came in from Chile.

On a different bad things note - you can take all precautions, isolate for weeks in your bunker, and still catch a common cold somehow.

The problem is that you can imagine that it is not just a common cold, and in fighting it off through various means, you may turn into a Wolverine.  At least for a few days. And you know what they are like - so bad that Grizzly bears avoid them.  : D 

The good news though - subsequently tested negative, so still Covid-free here. And my luxurious new fur will keep me warm all winter!
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 9:13 pm

How did Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme get that far south?
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 9:23 pm

How did Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme get that far south?
Maybe on Klaus Kinski's boat, after it was dragged through the Amazon?

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Have you seen this movie? Perfect for Covid times.
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December 23rd, 2020, 9:28 pm

Looks like a leftie European movie if you ask me; is it in English, at least?


BTW no one has mentioned Beethoven 250 years.
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December 23rd, 2020, 9:34 pm

Looks like a leftie European movie if you ask me; is it in English, at least?


BTW no one has mentioned Beethoven 250 years.
Fitzcarraldo - Werner Herzog - in German and Spanish - but you can have subtitles. : )

Many great stories about the making of this film and unbelievable that Herzog would bring Kinski in after the way things went on the set of Aguirre...but it's epic too just like that one.

Aguirre: The Wrath of God - Opening Sequence

Good stuff. Tea and scones now and more sleep.  Happy holidays!
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 9:41 pm

I detect a link (however tenuous) to Cat People. These other movies are probably above my head.
 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 9:58 pm

 I once saw Il Decamerone in Italy in Italian. No subtitles. Didn't understand a word.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 23rd, 2020, 10:06 pm

Of the two, I like Aguirre better. If you want to try it, get a big bowl of popcorn and find a comfy recliner. Then just pretend you are in the Amazon with them, being carried in a palaquin. Hehe.  They are pretty demanding films, but worth it, I would say.  Just not back to back and/or maybe swap in Apocalypse Now for Fitz. unless the opera sub-motif really speaks to you. Tonight I am going to watch a film about climbing Everest.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 27th, 2020, 8:35 pm

What do you reckon? Forget 2020 happened and give it a second chance? But maybe next year will be worse?
 
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December 27th, 2020, 9:18 pm

What do you reckon? Forget 2020 happened and give it a second chance? But maybe next year will be worse?
Just returned from a long trek in the forest and was mulling the year over, precisely.

Actually, though it sounds trite, many things to be thankful for and no arrogance, just hope the rather strict self-enforced precautions continue to work and professional life continues as it has been this year. It has been not-so-bad for people who had already been working from home for 20 years or so and know how to get things done with virtual teams.

Beyond that, any bourgeois or existential discomforts for me are minor compared to this:

You Thought 2020 Was Bad: UN Issues ‘Bleakest And Darkest’ Outlook Ever For 2021 - Forbes -

"After a year widely panned as one of the worst in modern history, the United Nations is warning 2021 could be even more awful, with top officials saying the new year could be the worst in terms of humanitarian catastrophes in the organization’s 75-year history."

Between climate change, the pandemic, and existing wars and political instabilities, it's tough for developing countries.

Even Brexit is a paper cut in comparison. 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

December 30th, 2020, 8:48 am

The Oxford jab is a shot in the arm for homeopathy.
 
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December 30th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Racing at Cheltenham.
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January 21st, 2021, 1:34 pm

Curfew in NL out of fear of getting </quote>English corona mutant</unquote>
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