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Covid-19 funnies and wise words

Thank God for a sense of humour. I was glad of the wise words, and of the funnies to lighten things up. It can get pretty heavy these days, can’t it?

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When Martin Luther was dealing with The Black Death plague, he wrote these wise words that can help inform the way we approach things happening in our world right now…”I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.” Luther’s Works Volume 43 pg 132 the letter “Whether one may flee from a Deadly Plague” written to Rev. Dr. John Hess

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The chippy’s great! RIP Victoria Wood

The chippy’s great! And so were you, Victoria Wood (1953 – 2016).

A multi-talented woman: she could sing, dance, play and write music and created some of the funniest comic scenes and characters of British television from the 1980s onwards: the “Dinnerladies”, Margaret of “Pam and Margaret”, Mrs. Overall. She liked to work with a certain set of actors, here are many of them singing and dancing with her as they go to the “chippy”.

And here, in a more serious mood, is Victoria interviewed by fellow comedienne Dawn French:

Laugh of the day

Mike Shedlock, or “Mish”, posted recently about a way to securely store your Bitcoins, assuming you have any. Mish thinks Bitcoins have a future, despite the Mt. Gox fiasco. It’s a short but sweet post, and he suggests a particular site.

The following was tucked away in the comments section:

I hope to one day accumulate enough bitcoins to be able to purchase my very own unicorn

via Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis: Recommendation on Bitcoin.


The Healthcare Mash and Know-Nothing Pres videos

A little late for Halloween, but still funny, especially if you remember the original (from 1962!)

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And more laffs for the weekend. Are we back to medieval days when the clown was the one to tell the king the truth?

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Spoof video – your phone, the latest surveillance technology

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Going Back To Paper: My Digital Disintegration | Jamie Todd Rubin

Cover of "Walden"

Cover of Walden

A little late, but still worth a read. SF writer and paperless/Evernote guru Jamie Todd Rubin finally goes back to the dark side. Or does he?

It had to happen at some point, I suppose. I recently took 2 weeks away from the Internet and used that time to contemplate life, the universe and everything. I re-read Walden by Henry David Thoreau, for instance, so you can imagine my state of mind. Reading Walden made me yearn for simpler times, times when I didn’t have to spend a few minutes each day scanning in paper, times when I could instead lick my fingers and spend hours digging through a filing cabinet looking for a document. I yearn for that kind of simplicity, and what is more simple than paper?

via Going Back To Paper: My Digital Disintegration | Jamie Todd Rubin.


Walden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Dr. No not responsible for major outage at Fukushima!

Stop press!! The power outage at the Fukushima nuclear plant that halted the cooling for a full day was not after all a fiendish attack by that fiend Dr. Kim Jogging No, but by an extremely vicious rodent.

After some investigation, Tepco found a burned spot on an electricity supply system inside the still-crippled plant with a singed, dead rat lying nearby.

via 2013/03/20 19:22 – DJ: Rodent May Have Caused Major Outage at Fukushima Nuclear Plant.

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Dr. No may also not have been responsible for yesterday’s malware cyber-attack on South Korea’s major TV stations and banks.

Does this mean we can all relax? Or should those living in Japan and Korea and Guam remain alert and concerned? VOA reporter Steve Herman tweets:

  1. (more) “… as well as the Japanese mainland where nuclear powered subs are deployed & the Navy bases on #Okinawa.”

  2. #DPRK supreme military command: “Our precision target tools have within their range Anderson AFB on Guam where the B-52 takes off…”

Ipad vs Paper Funny Commercial Ad

In the rush to go paperless it’s sometimes good to be reminded of paper’s usefulness. Plus laughter is the best medecine (and a good way to sell stuff). (Mouse-tip to for the link.

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Short Video: “Keynes as Santa” Spoof on Christmas Spending

Man, you mean, economics is not only fun but also pretty simple?!?

Here is a clever video. It takes apart John Maynard Keynes. It shows why the economic problem is not a lack of spending.

If you think that Keynesians regard the federal government as Santa, this shows you why.

via Short Video: “Keynes as Santa” Spoof on Christmas Spending.

That Santa dude reminds me of someone. Is it this guy, or this guy? Wait! Are they the same person?

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Take a break. Have a laff.

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