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Obadno Mar 19, 2020 9:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 8867521)
i tried to make a coronavirus joke a while back.


nobody laughed at first.


but eventually everyone got it.


***


9 months from now there will be a baby boom.

13 years later will give rise to the next generation, known as ...


the quaranteens.


***


what's the difference between wuhan and las vegas?


what happens in vegas stays in vegas.




.... too soon?

The vegas one caused a smirk

sopas ej Mar 19, 2020 9:47 PM

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...d2&oe=5E97C810

BnaBreaker Mar 19, 2020 9:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 8867521)
i tried to make a coronavirus joke a while back.


nobody laughed at first.


but eventually everyone got it.


***


9 months from now there will be a baby boom.

13 years later will give rise to the next generation, known as ...


the quaranteens.


***


what's the difference between wuhan and las vegas?


what happens in vegas stays in vegas.




.... too soon?

Unless what happens in vegas is herpes...

Steely Dan Mar 19, 2020 9:51 PM

^^ :haha: :haha: :haha:

that's outstanding!

chris08876 Mar 19, 2020 10:29 PM

Compare those Time Square cam shots today that are above versus this video.

Last Friday: https://www.facebook.com/JosafatCern...8289433781496/

Crowds have dwindled by a magnitude of insanity.

suburbanite Mar 19, 2020 10:45 PM

Those jokes are similar to what I was thinking about today regarding the effects of Coronavirus on pop culture.

Every sitcom next year is going to have a quarantine episode for sure. You can bet the farm on a Hollywood movie with a young attractive female lead playing a pathologist on the frontlines traveling from China to Italy to NYC as the situation unfolds. I'm sure we'll have some creative rap lyrics referencing the virus soon.

With filming suspended on pretty much every major picture, next years Oscars could be pretty barren.

sopas ej Mar 19, 2020 10:47 PM

All week, Los Angeles' freeways have been like Sunday mornings; or like the 2 weeks of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Traffic cams: https://www.weatherbug.com/traffic-c...geles-ca-90007

KevinFromTexas Mar 19, 2020 11:19 PM

11:30 am on Tuesday. Austin was supposed to have 500,000 people in town this week for SXSW, instead, this is what our downtown looks like.

These are big so I'm hiding them behind spoiler tags.


sopas ej Mar 19, 2020 11:58 PM

We here in Los Angeles/Los Angeles County may soon find out if we will have to "shelter in place"---except it'll be referred to as "Stay at home."

https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/19...W9h3V71oOL30BU

sopas ej Mar 20, 2020 1:28 AM

It's official. Los Angeles County now has to shelter in place, though it's being called "Safer At Home."

https://abc7.com/6029142/

chris08876 Mar 20, 2020 1:32 AM

Did they suspend construction in the Los Angeles?

Buckeye Native 001 Mar 20, 2020 1:34 AM

My county/employer is practically mandating everyone who can to work from home.

My deputy chief basically told me to get the hell out of the office and stay home (in the nicest way possible, seriously). Thank god for telecommuting...

It's probably the closest I'll ever get to that cliche'd "You're off the case, Buckeye. Turn in your badge and gun."

Meanwhile, our governor just now decided that bars/restaurants/gyms/movie theaters, et cetera should be closed in the six counties where there've been positive cases of the virus (Arizona only has 15 counties). Flagstaff was the first city in the state to implement this on Tuesday, followed by the cities of Phoenix and Tucson on Wednesday. Phoenix is in the (somewhat?) precarious position of having 1.7 million of Maricopa County's approximately 5 million residents. Senator Sinema has been riding the governor's ass online to get people to stay home.

sopas ej Mar 20, 2020 1:51 AM

Oh WOW, now Governor Newsom says ALL of California is under a "Stay At Home" order.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/19/cali...IhFg44iCZAHMaU

pdxtex Mar 20, 2020 2:04 AM

I can't really gauge how serious Portland is taking it? Most of the workforce that could work from home probably is at this point. I work in operations at a power company so were right in the digital trenches tho. My building is a fffkn scooby doo ghost town. Its 65 and sunny though so people are also out walking, chilling in the park, cooking hamburgers out back. All the service spots are shut down tho. Will it be worth it??? I dont know. It's going to be a philosophical debate for sometime. If you got to keep your job or lost a loved one, maybe. If you got shitcanned and now our leaders have brought us to a recession? Maybe not. It's been stressful as shit tho. Heard about that little earthquake? That knocked out our Utah ops center. It's been crazy. Excuse me if its Miller time. Were keeping the lights on tho!!

chris08876 Mar 20, 2020 2:13 AM

NYC is now the new Wuhan. They need to lock the place down.

hauntedheadnc Mar 20, 2020 2:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeye Native 001 (Post 8867718)
My county/employer is practically mandating everyone who can to work from home.

Likewise. We all had to take our computers home with us today. The lucky ones got to take laptops. I had to take my desktop computer home.

pip Mar 20, 2020 2:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8867763)
NYC is now the new Wuhan. They need to lock the place down.

California has tested 12,600 people so far
NY did 8000 last night alone

These positive cases are from people that have been tested

mrnyc Mar 20, 2020 2:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdxtex (Post 8867747)
I can't really gauge how serious Portland is taking it? Most of the workforce that could work from home probably is at this point. I work in operations at a power company so were right in the digital trenches tho. My building is a fffkn scooby doo ghost town. Its 65 and sunny though so people are also out walking, chilling in the park, cooking hamburgers out back. All the service spots are shut down tho. Will it be worth it??? I dont know. It's going to be a philosophical debate for sometime. If you got to keep your job or lost a loved one, maybe. If you got shitcanned and now our leaders have brought us to a recession? Maybe not. It's been stressful as shit tho. Heard about that little earthquake? That knocked out our Utah ops center. It's been crazy. Excuse me if its Miller time. Were keeping the lights on tho!!


supposed to be going out there in a couple weeks. guess i better cancel everything. :(





Quote:

Originally Posted by BnaBreaker (Post 8867533)
Unless what happens in vegas is herpes...


:haha:
https://assets.change.org/photos/8/g...jpg?1522272526

Buckeye Native 001 Mar 20, 2020 3:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 8867795)
Likewise. We all had to take our computers home with us today. The lucky ones got to take laptops. I had to take my desktop computer home.

I can't express the depths of my gratitude for my employer finally letting me switch from a desktop to a laptop last August. Truly was one of the happiest days in my decade of service to the taxpayers of Coconino County, AZ ;) :D

pip Mar 20, 2020 3:36 AM

I'm doing remote now too thank goodness

I'm not trying to rain on everything but what happens if our work computers break? That thought has entered my mind tonight and it's stuck there


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