Thursday, April 2, 2020

Happy Feet Friday

Virginia O'Brien sings “Take It Easy” (1944).

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tragedy in Texas

"Truck hauling toilet paper catches fire on Texas interstate".

H/T: Mrs. Paco

So, how are you all holding up out there?

Governor Cooper of North Carolina has issued his pandemic edict, which mostly just encourages people to stay home, except for trips to the grocery store, the doctor, and for jobs deemed essential (there are many of these, everything from accounting to construction to trucking and so forth). Full disclosure: Mrs. Paco and I are generally a couple of sticks-in-the-mud anyway, so the new rules don't have much of an effect on our routine. I still plan on going to the firing range, where "social distancing" comes pretty naturally to those of us who like to shoot (plus, I'm pretty sure that gun smoke kills coronavirus germs).

Meanwhile, if anybody breaks into our house and manages to get past us to steal our toilet paper, they're going to be in for a letdown.

Update An oldie but a goodie, particularly for these trying times: Rudyard Kipling's poem, If (H/T: friend and commenter, JeffS).

Monday, March 30, 2020

For those of you looking for a substitute for ipecac syrup...

...note the fawning article in the Washington Post Magazine on Pelosi (it's ok, the link goes to News Busters).

In every picture I've ever seen of her, her eyes look like shards of glass from a shattered bottle of Budweiser beer; glossy, but lifeless. Probably has to do with her addiction (to power).