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by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I reckon he panicked because it seemed he was going to get lumbered with the childcare, and he is much too important to be weighed down by women's work. Nothing is going to happen to any of them, no matter what they do, because they have been given such a huge mandate by the people who voted for the...
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Our Dominic's not so cocky now is he? Er, um, he was feeling ill, he didn't stop, he just went for a drive to test his eyesight, they just went for a wee in the woods ... then to cap it all the bloody dog only went and ate his homework! Rotten luck, and the horrid press have made things impossible f...
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 292
Views: 27014

Re: This made me laugh.....

Depends if the feet are going up or coming down?
by Rutabaga
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 292
Views: 27014

Re: This made me laugh.....

Donkeys nostrils.jpg
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I think meetings with members of 'other households' probably wasn't allowed before (although they occurred, accidentally on purpose, when people spotted each other while out exercising), but now it is but only with ONE person from the other household. But really I think the new approach means people...
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I'm with those who say that, whether or not much has changed substantively, by replacing (relative) clarity with complete confusion and ambiguity, Johnson has driven a coach and horses through the collective public buy-in necessary to make social distancing work. R will increase and there will be y...
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 260
Views: 21713

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Sunday evenings on BBC4, David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema. It's a revelation.
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Barter natter
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Barter natter

Wow, they're worth a fair few pepper plants I should think. I could throw in some perpetual spinach seeds?
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Barter natter
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Barter natter

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/08/two-piglets-for-a-kayak-fiji-returns-to-barter-system-as-covid-19-hits-economy Fiji has resurrected the old barter system, which sounds like a great idea. I sewed all the seeds from a sweet pepper, thinking I'd have a couple of plants on the go on the wi...
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

LowlifeDes wrote:
3 months ago
Yes, to put it in current terms, it is almost as though the state of accepting Tory beliefs is a sickness brought on by an infection by an alien organism.
At last, a remotely plausible explanation.
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 38
Views: 1863

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

Cyclists' Touring CLUB
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Not everyone is a superfan of the insurance industry. Right now they are using small print to worm out of paying out to small businesses who have shelled out thousands in premiums. As ever.
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

There was me thinking he'd realised how lucky he was not to encounter a nurse with a grudge. Never mind. As for the press conference being "fairly impressive", well, I'm gobsmacked. I thought it was a dreadful display of blather and waffle that was approaching Trumpian proportions - the tension in t...
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Did I misunderstand Boris tonight, when he seemed to say he was really lucky to receive excellent treatment when he was in hospital?
by Rutabaga
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 12446

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Sport, live music, theatre, and the like are all clearly non-essential and are things that should be cancelled at the moment (as they have been). But they are all also part of what makes up the richness of human life - the added value of being a society over just a collection of Darwinian individua...