Out of the Blue

It is with great joy that I announce the re-establishment of the sovereign state of Manstovia. We had to re-home my beloved charcoal grill when we moved, as our new homeowner's association doesn't allow them. So yesterday we picked up my first-ever propane model. It's a small four-burner jobbie, but this is appropriate to our deck and needs. Despite the modest size, we were surprised to find it would not actually fit in our car, so we had to remove it from the box to get it home, but thankfully this worked out. It gets very positive reviews despite being surprisingly inexpensive, and it was on-sale for 37% off, so it felt like a steal. The biggest concern from the reviews were repeated complaints of hard to understand instructions and difficult assembly, but those things are in my wheelhouse, so putting it together was a snap. At least until I lost a small cotter pin. But we had to go to Lowe's for a cover anyway, and I found a replacement pin that was far more robust for all of 37 cents. Actually they were two for $0.74, so now I have a spare. The whole process of two store trips and assembly was so time consuming that I didn't actually grill our dinner, so the official Manstovia flag-raising will probably happen today.

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eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 29, 2020, 13:33:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 29, 2020, 12:07:
Another reminder that Covid19 is not the flu.

Deadliest known outbreak at a US long-term care facility leaves 68 veterans dead and dozens more sickened.

Wikipedia says the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home can house 277 veterans.



You can not believe how sad it makes me that even now we still have people in my general vicinity (in meat-world) that claim this is not worse than a average Flu.. I mean wow... they are educated, one is a doctor in chemistry... I hope I never become this blind when I get older. And one of em even warned me of vaccines.. I mean, WTF? Do they want me to get the virus and then visit them to kill them or what the actual frick...? I can not fathom this kind of behavior, and I see it even more when people get older (60+) but the best thing is at least 2 of the old people in my vicinity actively send me conspiracy theories (unasked!), you know, that Gates/Vaccine spin.. blagh. How do you even respond to that?

Even better, one of my neighbors is a nurse in a pension home... everything these old white men do to make the situation worse directly makes her job even more of a living hell. Blegh.
I would blame Fox News, but you don't have that in Germany, do you? I don't think you magically change into a selfish conspiracy-believing person as you get older. My GPs died when they were 90s, and they were progressive to the end (and both served during WW2, her as a nurse, him on a destroyer).
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