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@  wonko the sane? : (27 January 2021 - 11:15 PM)

I don't remember one... But the original tmnt cartoon was just so long that I could very well be wrong.

@  Echowarrior : (27 January 2021 - 10:18 PM)

I remember that show too. Didn't the characters cameo in a Ninja Turtles series?

@  RichardT1977 : (27 January 2021 - 09:12 PM)

I'm pretty sure that Marshall Montana was voiced by the same actor as the title character from BraveStarr

@  wonko the sane? : (27 January 2021 - 05:04 PM)

I'm just happy I'm not the only person that remembers that show.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 January 2021 - 03:56 PM)

Sounds like a spin-off for the Cowboys of Moo Mesa.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 January 2021 - 03:10 PM)

Bat Canyon sounds like a parody adventurer hero character on a show-within-a-show in a kids' cartoon.

@  Rycochet : (27 January 2021 - 01:26 PM)

If it's any larger, the roof will collapse and it'll become a batcanyon.

@  Donocropolis : (27 January 2021 - 12:29 PM)

The Batcave got so full of glass cases for dead Robin uniforms that Batman had to move into a bigger cave

@  Rycochet : (27 January 2021 - 11:43 AM)

Mrs. King was Battman's deadliest foe, she killed 6 Robins, Robins you've never even heard of, and snapped Batman like a twig.

@  Paladin : (26 January 2021 - 10:08 PM)

Scarecrow plays the LONG game fighting Batman.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 January 2021 - 09:17 PM)

I had to "delete" the download, and now the video is working correctly (as a streaming view).

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 January 2021 - 09:16 PM)

Strangest error? I downloaded the rental for Batman: Soul of the Dragon, and when I went to play it, it started an episode of Scarecrow And Mrs King. That show IS apparently part of my library (probably snagged it when Apple offered premiere episode for free), but I don't recall ever claiming it....

@  Patch : (26 January 2021 - 06:44 PM)

Not any harder than anyone else with an accent.

@  Nevermore : (26 January 2021 - 12:47 PM)

Question to all the native English speakers: Those of you familiar with Australian singer Sia - how hard are her vocals for you to understand?

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 January 2021 - 04:44 AM)

Calm down, Dirge.

@  Paladin : (25 January 2021 - 09:44 PM)

death comes for us all. what difference does it make how?

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 January 2021 - 06:26 PM)

It's only murder and that is all, why should I feel the way I do...

@  Rufus : (25 January 2021 - 01:37 PM)

It's only murder if it comes from the Murder region of France, otherwise it's just suspiciously deceased.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.


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The Pandemic Panic Thread - Get Your Breathing Masks and Hunker Down for the CoronaVirus!


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#1 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:53 AM

Well, I think its time this gets its own thread.

As you are probably aware by now, the creeping specter of the inevitable mortality we all face has a new form in the widespread Corona Virus. This flu busted out of China, has taken out Irans leadership, closed Japan and is now knocking on Americas door. As the stock market plummets, Trump denies anything is wrong, and whistleblowers report that the virus may already be spreading in the US unseen.

So, heres some facts:

https://www.cdc.gov/...t/symptoms.html

Major Symptoms are: Fever, Cough and Shortness of Breath
Symptoms may appear as soon as 2 days, or as long as two weeks after exposure.
Best prevention is standard anti-sick care: Wash your hands, disinfect, be wary.

Currently on the Do Not Travel list for widespread community contagion:
China
Japan
Iran
Italy
South Korea

Post your news, stock market watches and more here.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:59 AM

Heres the big story:

https://www.washingt...tleblower-says/

A HHS Whistleblower says workers without protected gear assisted Coronavirus evacuees in the same place where the first community spread case was found. If this is true, then it looks like this will be the source of the outbreak in the US. Its also likely why the Stock Market has now dropped 1000 points again today...

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:04 AM

official White House policy is to... just ignore it because you're upsetting the stock market.

 

Or it could just be a hoax to take out Donald.

 

https://www.cnbc.com...lm-markets.html


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:08 AM

Breaking news from the CDC:

There's a man going round, taking names.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:44 AM

This is useful information. I work at a pharmacy and we haven't had any kind of information passed to us about Corona, despite frequent calls from our patients about it.

I'll be passing along advice as much as I can. I'm in contact with a lot of people at risk in my prescription delivery job and knowing what's actually going on is critical. People like me are front and center for potential infections/contamination, we need to know how to prevent transmission.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:48 AM

This is useful information. I work at a pharmacy and we haven't had any kind of information passed to us about Corona, despite frequent calls from our patients about it.

I'll be passing along advice as much as I can. I'm in contact with a lot of people at risk in my prescription delivery job and knowing what's actually going on is critical. People like me are front and center for potential infections/contamination, we need to know how to prevent transmission.


Thank you for being competent!

Unlike... this guy...

https://twitter.com/...7286211585?s=21

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:49 AM

There's some relevant infographics compiled here: https://imgur.com/gallery/UpNc6cS

 

There's relevant text information included, otherwise I'd just drop the pictures here.



#8 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:04 PM

This is useful information. I work at a pharmacy and we haven't had any kind of information passed to us about Corona, despite frequent calls from our patients about it.

I'll be passing along advice as much as I can. I'm in contact with a lot of people at risk in my prescription delivery job and knowing what's actually going on is critical. People like me are front and center for potential infections/contamination, we need to know how to prevent transmission.

Wash your hands, take your vitamins, wear a n95 respirator mask when dealing with people whom have flu like symptoms. Other than that: don't panic, don't over work yourself, and don't wear down your immune system. 4 out of five cases only present mild symptoms.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 28 February 2020 - 12:05 PM.

Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:07 PM

Adjusting my P&R resignation to make an exception to this thread. Honestly, this shouldn't even need to BE in P&R.

 

It bears mentioning that bad cases of COVID-19 present as pneumonia. 

 

My concern is for people with compromised immune-systems, or persistent respiratory issues. My girlfriend is currently undergoing Chemotherapy for stage-3 breast-cancer, and thus, she is immunocompromised. My wife and my metamour's daughter both have respiratory issues. As such, my concern is for them. I'm not particularly worried about myself, save for the fact that I could end up being a carrier of I contract the virus, even if I remain asymptomatic. 

 

My other concern isn't that its going to necessarily kill a shit-ton of people, because I honestly don't think it will. However, it may threaten to knock a lot of people on their ass for 2-3 weeks if they come down with it, and if enough people are at home sick (which, face it, they SHOULD be...but you know how that goes here in the US of A), it could cause more economic hardships. Production and distribution are all already under tremendous strain thanks to the outbreak in China.


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"Whoa, it's been upgraded to stank. Just last week it was only stink. Stonk can't be far away." - Strong Bad

 


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:19 PM

Yeah, exactly. If I get the virus, Ill be fine. If my folks get the virus, theyll have a bad time but probably be fine. If my 92 year old grandfather gets the virus...

Well, I dont want to think about it.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:32 PM

I'm on immunosuppressant medication for Crohn's so if I catch this y'all are invited to the funeral.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:34 PM

Type II Diabetic on a bunch of meds so same.



#13 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:37 PM

Mom literally started a preventative chemo regimen yesterday. I wish they would do a better job of defining "compromised immune systems".

 

So, any of you jerks rich enough to host an open bar at the funeral?


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:43 PM

Mom literally started a preventative chemo regimen yesterday. I wish they would do a better job of defining "compromised immune systems".
 
So, any of you jerks rich enough to host an open bar at the funeral?

Im not remotely rich but Id be happy to loot some fancy booze for you.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:03 PM

This is useful information. I work at a pharmacy and we haven't had any kind of information passed to us about Corona, despite frequent calls from our patients about it.

I'll be passing along advice as much as I can. I'm in contact with a lot of people at risk in my prescription delivery job and knowing what's actually going on is critical. People like me are front and center for potential infections/contamination, we need to know how to prevent transmission.

Wash your hands, take your vitamins, wear a n95 respirator mask when dealing with people whom have flu like symptoms. Other than that: don't panic, don't over work yourself, and don't wear down your immune system. 4 out of five cases only present mild symptoms.
See, it's not so much me I'm worried about, but the literal hundreds of patients I deliver medicine to, most of whom are, by the nature of the service, isolated, sick and/or elderly and often cannot leave their home of their own accord.

Like, a portion of them live in medical/retirement facilities and have round the clock nurses to watch over them, but the majority are poor or have no close family or otherwise have no real contact with the outside world other than my monthly visits.

I have a duty as a medical care provider, even as lowly as my station may be, to make sure I'm not only not sick myself, but also not unwittingly making others sick. Especially when so many of them are vulnerable.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:48 PM

If you want to sleep tonight, dont read this thread:

https://twitter.com/...1740613634?s=21

And as someone who spent several years at a Pizza Joint, I can absolutely confirm. Our biggest danger isnt just the flu, its the unsanitary work culture of our low income service people.

One McDonalds or Starbucks worker gets it, and an entire town gets it.

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#17 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:49 PM

By taking care to ensure YOU don't get sick, you add a layer to their defence as well. At least they don't catch it from you.


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:54 PM

I’m a bit concerned for family members (my sister particularly, who suffers from a brain tumour) and myself a bit (I have a asthma of some description) if this whole thing ends up as the worst case scenario.

Of course I also fear a global mega-recession caused by the pandemic, and my own country’s ultra right-wing government using the virus outbreak as an excuse to whip up further xenophobia.
 

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 02:03 PM

By taking care to ensure YOU don't get sick, you add a layer to their defence as well. At least they don't catch it from you.

Right, I'm not questioning that. That's obvious.

But we've had lots of people asking about it and worried. With the president suppressing information on Corona, there's a real risk of rampant spread, regardless of personal hygiene.

If I can do more on my rounds to not just protect myself, but help educate and inform the people I provide care for, it will do a lot more for everyone in the long run.

To my knowledge, we've not had any data handed our way about Corona. It may not seems like it at first thought, but pharmacies are ideal places to disseminate disease prevention programs. The sooner information is available to the public, the better, the faster it can be dealt with and the more mitigated the effects can be.

We need to start now, not when we have 1 in 4 patients coming in with prescriptions to fight it.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 03:21 PM




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