Yes, it's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.

Giles ,'Conversations with Dead People'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Shir - Nov 20, 2020 7:22:42 am PST #9 of 12353
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

New thread!

And ouch, the name is perfect.


chrismg - Nov 20, 2020 7:33:11 am PST #10 of 12353
"...and then Legolas and the Hulk destroy the entire Greek army." - Penny Arcade

Top ten?


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 7:35:22 am PST #11 of 12353
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

My first chuckle of the day, Rick Scott has Covid. Well deserved. I can't believe my fellow citizens ever voted for this crook.


Steph L. - Nov 20, 2020 7:47:43 am PST #12 of 12353
I'd sign away my trust fund / I would even sell the Jag / if I could spend my misspent youth / with Andrew in drag

Tim's Covid test update: because Ohio's curve is basically a vertical line, all the CVSs and Walgreens that are doing Covid test appointments are fully booked. I suggested he call his PCP, because if they're doing Covid tests, he probably wouldn't need an appointment per se -- they could probably fit him in to have a nurse do the test.

Tim talked to PCP in person, told him the circumstances around his co-worker testing positive (ie, their work shifts only overlap for 2 hours, Tim's interaction with co-worker was minimal, Tim always wears a mask, co-worker did not wear a mask). PCP said that he doesn't think Tim needs to get tested.

I generally trust Tim's PCP, especially after he caught Tim's busted mitral valve so early. But I'm iffy about this. I agree that Tim's exposure was minimal, but I just feel like the inconvenience of a Covid test is worth it.


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 7:51:31 am PST #13 of 12353
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Ugh, I'm sorry the PCP shot it down.


Dana - Nov 20, 2020 7:59:22 am PST #14 of 12353
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

WTF? Why not get tested? Hmph.

And I expect I'm going to be progressively angrier as it gets closer to Thanksgiving and people are just fucking jetting off to have 20-person dinners with their families while I sit at home because driving to see my family seemed too risky.


Fred Pete - Nov 20, 2020 8:05:19 am PST #15 of 12353
Ann, that's a ferret.

Dana, on the other hand, you won't be in the hospital with COVID for Christmas. It's a trade-off.


Laura - Nov 20, 2020 8:12:17 am PST #16 of 12353
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Yes, it will be Thanksgiving for 2 this year and I am fine with that.

eta: Oh! Doing the dance of getting my Buffista number for a post number.


Dana - Nov 20, 2020 8:13:44 am PST #17 of 12353
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I don't regret my decision. It's just not fair. I have to behave because other people can't be bothered. People who literally have no choice are getting sick and dying because other people make the selfish, self-serving choice.


sj - Nov 20, 2020 8:22:03 am PST #18 of 12353
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Not cool Tim’s doctor.

And I just feel like I want to drag everyone who is having trouble getting tested to MA because we haven’t had any trouble with that yet.