Monday, March 02, 2020

The fun thing (said in the most sarcastic way) about this crisis is that none of us know how much of our products are made in China. But it would be safe to say a frickin lot. I bet more than 90% of products have at least one component from China.


  1. Totally agree. I hadn't heard the part where you may have it for life. Did know you can get reinfected over an over, but multiple exposures might result in death.

    Do enjoy how you got all geeky all of a sudden though. ;)

  2. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, March 02, 2020 8:33:00 PM

    "... but multiple exposures might result in death ..."

    If the cytokine storm doesn't kill you, then the onset of viral myocarditis might stalk you for the kill.

    Those people who suddenly "fall over dead" ... yeah.

    So here's the thing to think about in terms of your "90% of products" ...

    Been to the mall lately?

    The CDC released someone with The COVID and what does she do?

    She decided it'd be great to go visit North Star Mall out on Loop 410 in San Antonio once she got out ... and then what happened?

    Yeah, Nobody Can Believe It's Not Butter Battered And Texas Fried COVID.

    So what's this stuff going to do to malls that were already starting to hollow out?

    The only way I can see that some malls will survive is if the mall owners start spreading around some rent concessions in the form of a few months of nearly free or even totally free rent.

    And even with doing that, there are probably already some malls that were hopeful for a turnaround instead of a steep drop in traffic.

    Anyone got a dead pool for malls going?

    There's this one mall in the cen-tree of Tallahassee that amazes me how it can continue to survive.

    Also, maybe Fry's will finally die, because they're obviously not even getting any new inventory now that's the kind of stuff most people used to visit Fry's for, so what's keeping them alive?

    Maybe if this gets really bad, some of the deadmalls can be used like the Astrodome.


  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, March 02, 2020 8:47:00 PM

    BTW, leaperman, there's one thing you've said that I really wonder about.

    "... symptoms of self-reinfection and postive testing ..."

    Every time I get sick with something, whatever it is, I put some broad-spectrum disinfectant into the steam cleaner along with boiling water and get busy with all of the carpets and rugs. I don't hire anyone to do this, because if I have to go to this much trouble, it's something I have to do myself.

    The operative terms are "viral shedding" and "residual high viral load".

    Then I whip out the three gallon pest sprayer and put through it some low-residue disinfectant so I can give lots of troublesome spots the full treatment.

    While the aroma of disinfecting is going on, I have the windows open, the doors open, and when I'm done, I go do stuff in one of my garages so I can close up everything and let the smell of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and even anti-fungal napalm in the morning get to work for a while.

    And then when that's done, I do the same thing all of the garages, at least with the big pest sprayer full of disinfectant.

    So who's actually making certain that these "recovered" people aren't reinfecting themselves with whatever iatrogenic or home-brewed viral breeding center they happen to live with?

    Yeah, I know the answer: word starts with N, six letters long, and it's totally safe to say on Twitter. :-)

  4. Capital of Texas RefugeeTuesday, March 03, 2020 9:03:00 PM

    Care to update this poster for The Hong Kong Book of Kung Flu?

    Mary Mallon: "HOW DARE YOU!"

    State of New York: "We'd prosecute you for infecting all of those people and getting three of them killed because of it, but you're so fucking ignorant and slow-minded that we think the charges might get thrown out by the court on account of mental retardation. So we're sending you to an expenses paid holiday camp on North Brother Island instead."

    South Korea gets it: they're charging the head of the Cult of End-Times Krisschan-Flavored Infection with murder, because maybe he's really a South Korean version of "Shoko Asahara", another one of these End-Times fuckwits.

    As for Greta, this is what I think of every time she's on one of her "expeditions" to somewhere.

    I could send her a ticket for a flight to Singapore via a very circuitous route and a case of bubble gum to enjoy upon her arrival?

    Just trying to help! :-)

    "... you would say that some people are filthier than a politician or a lawyer ..."

    Actually, social justice wankers are filthier than the condom that the politician uses to fuck the lawyer who moonlights as a "hooker" so they can do all of that blow paid for by the taxpayer.

    They also serve a purpose roughly analogous to the condom.

    So there. :-)

  5. Capital of Texas RefugeeWednesday, March 04, 2020 3:14:00 PM

    Never thought you'd be the type to go all Hollyweird ...

    Julia Roberts? Doesn't do anything for me.

    You could have made this Billie Piper in that kind of role, you know.

    BTW, did you ever get to watch any of the Zombie Seasons of Top Gear with Chris Evans?

    I'm just saying that she probably had her reasons before those fateful days. :-)

    Classy though?

    Michelle Ryan playing a Cockney wastrel was more classy than Julia Roberts. :-)

  6. Capital of Texas RefugeeFriday, March 06, 2020 7:32:00 PM

    Were you looking for me to say that Julia Roberts is a ... Pretty Woman?

    *rolls on floor laughing*
    HA HA HA


    I prefer the real Erin Brockovitch to the ersatz one played by Julia Roberts as well, so there. :-)

    Also, when I'm playing that "straight man" routine, I'm just messing with you.

    Texans can't help messing with people, just ask Snarkie.

    Why do you think that Texans can fit in with the Snark Sharks of Florida?