I also love tabletop games, especially D&D and MtG. I'm looking forward to learning what Mastodon is all about!
A friend of mine has started creating political video essays on YouTube and I think he's very good! His latest is on Democrats and voter suppression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK2xeroLaIs
Mom: *announcement about shelter in place*
Me: "Question, does constructing a guillotine to execute greedy politicians and landlords count as essential work?"
My mom, who has dealt with me being exactly the way I am for 30 years and is surprised by exactly nothing: "Excellent question! I'll bring it up at the chamber meeting, but go ahead and keep working for now."
In light of the recent news that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are being postponed until 2021, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 now has the unique distinction of being based on an alternate version of a real-life event that will not happen in the form depicted in the game. https://t.co/j2ww6XnQWw
Y'know, it's not difficult to frame COVID as a consequence of climate change. And one of the benefits of climate change (if you're a soulless husk of a man) is that you don't need to build death camps or line up firing squads in order to get rid of the "undesirables." All you have to do is *appear* bumbling and inept. The planet commits the genocide for you, and history labels you more of a Herbert Hoover than an Adolf Hitler.
Time and time again we have seen that in times of crisis, criminals are a hundred percent more likely to come to your aid before your government even considers it
Times like this can be especially difficult for people with substance abuse problems. The situation requires that we isolate ourselves, but healthy recovery requires connection with other people.
AA and NA offer online meetings that can be an essential lifeline during times like this. They're easy to join and you don't need to appear on mic/webcam to sit in. Here are some:
covid-19 pandemic • symptoms • advice
It seems like a lot of people are uncertain about what symptoms coronavirus actually has, so I thought I'd share this info I found from the WHO/CDC. Especially because it's not like all the other illnesses are on vacation, and it's best not to panic if you happen to get sick.
Firstly, if you're sneezing and have a blocked nose, you do not have coronavirus. You have a cold.
Secondly, if you have a headache, fatigue, and muscular aches, it's more likely that you have flu. These are common symptoms of influenza but only sometimes present in coronavirus infections.
The symptom to watch for is shortness of breath. Only coronavirus causes this. It's a respiratory infection which can cause pneumonia. This is what makes it dangerous, so watch out for it.
Advice is to seek medical help if you have difficulty breathing or have an uncontrollably high fever.
Otherwise, stay home, keep hydrated, and get plenty of rest.
Occasionally I proctor the SATs for a local school (NYC), just to earn a little extra money. The administrator just called me to let me know that they still plan on conducting tests for the students this Saturday.
That's a really bad idea, right? I'm not being unreasonable? I said sorry, but I'm out.
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