Stray thoughts under partial quarantine

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
The locals are beginning to burn the contents of their recycling bins so air quality has taken a dive.

I wanted to educate the populace along Brighton seafront by playing Omni Trio's Red Rain very loudly as I drove back from Waitrose. windows down, intimidating cycling mask on but you know what? There was no fucker around to be educated.
 

Leo

Active member
why would anyone burn their recycling? is it not being picked up anymore? luckily no interruptions of that here, although large plastic manufacturers and their lobbyists have convinced some cities and states to temporarily abandon their plastic bag bans, arguing their disposable bags are safer to use now (since reusable bags would retain virus germs and should be washed after every trip shopping and we're far too lazy to do that).
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
No, recycling hasn't been collected for about a month. The whole city has passive aggressively parked their wheelie bins and bottle crates in the streets, waiting. Whole place reeks of dolmio.
 

Leo

Active member
weird, we've been on lockdown for more than a month yet trash and recycling pickup uninterrupted. the city would be intolerable without it.
 

luka

Active member
Staff member
I was talking about the shopping addiction at first. How weird it felt to go out with no money or bank card. Just walk with no shopping involved. And that's still there to a degree. Still a sense of walking, being outside, being tied up with a trip to the shops. And what's beyond that horizon of goal oriented behaviour is quite special and beautiful. Just being, like a big hippy, with Venus as bright as she's ever been over a sliver of crescent moon.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
shops are slowly opening again here. the "1 euro" shops have now rebranded themselves to "1,10 euro" shops. shameless!
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
shops are slowly opening again here. the "1 euro" shops have now rebranded themselves to "1,10 euro" shops. shameless!
In Dalston in east London there's a 99p shop with a 98p shop just across the road, ruthlessly undercutting them by a whole p.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
A stray thought that amused me occurred as follows. I was served in a Sainsbury's petrol station by a middle-aged guy who had a big tattoo down one forearm in Mayan glyphs, and down the other forearm he had a tattoo in runes.

It struck me that this was good forward planning if he ever found himself doing time in a high-security prison in America, because then he's potentially got a foot in the door with either the Mexican cartel dudes or the neo-Nazis.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
A stray thought that amused me occurred as follows. I was served in a Sainsbury's petrol station by a middle-aged guy who had a big tattoo down one forearm in Mayan glyphs, and down the other forearm he had a tattoo in runes.

It struck me that this was good forward planning if he ever found himself doing time in a high-security prison in America, because then he's potentially got a foot in the door with either the Mexican cartel dudes or the neo-Nazis.
He'd just have to hide one arm the whole time.
 

woops

is not like other people
In Dalston in east London there's a 99p shop with a 98p shop just across the road, ruthlessly undercutting them by a whole p.
sadly this business model has not proved sustainable and this shop is no more.

the shop not far from there on balls pond road with a sign proclaiming open 25 hours a day, has also gone under due to this punishing (now home office-approved?) schedule.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
the shop not far from there on balls pond road with a sign proclaiming open 25 hours a day, has also gone under due to this punishing (now home office-approved?) schedule.
Shame. I bet the proprietors could have made it work if only they'd really given it 110%.
 

luka

Active member
Staff member
Saw a heron knee deep in the Thames and, later on, a fox on my evening walk. My two favourite London creatures.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
This has been touched on I think but I'm actually more sick of the people self righteously complaining online about people flouting lockdown than people flouting lockdown.

I agree in principle but you can see that for some people this is a golden opportunity to wag their fingers in people's faces.
 

woops

is not like other people
I agree in principle but you can see that for some people this is a golden opportunity to wag their fingers in people's faces.
The flipside of the greatest ever opportunity for conspiracy theorists everywhere - even better than WTC
 
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