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Title: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 01, 2020, 11:32:46 PM
I expect everyone has been receiving similar funnies about the coronavirus. I thought it might be fun to share some to lighten the mood.




Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 01, 2020, 11:37:15 PM
Only essential services
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 01, 2020, 11:40:33 PM
Good one, Jan.

I know this one is uniquely Florida, but it's so true that we don't go into disaster mode until Jim shows up in town from the weather channel.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: PaulineMRoss on May 01, 2020, 11:43:29 PM
I know this one is uniquely Florida, but it's so true that we don't go into disaster mode until Jim shows up in town from the weather channel.

Here in the UK, there was a long spell when we wouldn't believe a situation was serious until Kate Adie showed up (the BBC's warzone deployment at the time).
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 01, 2020, 11:47:13 PM
These from FB...

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 01:10:19 AM
I think someone should make a book of all these  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 01:14:58 AM
Got loads scattered all over my computer  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 01:17:25 AM
Some people have too much time on their hands  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on May 02, 2020, 04:40:23 AM
Jan, thanks. A friend sent me a link with several pictures that are funny: https://parade.com/1011521/juliebawdendavis/coronavirus-memes/
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 05:56:53 AM
Jan, thanks. A friend sent me a link with several pictures that are funny: https://parade.com/1011521/juliebawdendavis/coronavirus-memes/

Thanks for these.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 05:58:14 AM
There must be more of these around.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 06:00:44 AM
So many clever people
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 06:02:07 AM
Have to make a special file for these.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 06:04:42 AM
This one is so true.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: formerly Sapphire on May 02, 2020, 06:25:49 AM
Upfront confession: I'm stealing this from a friend's Facebook post and I have no idea of the original source. It made me laugh and I want to share here.
"I used to cough to cover up a fart. Now I cough to cover up a fart."
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 02, 2020, 06:38:26 AM
Don't forget to wear your dust mask!   :dance:


Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 02, 2020, 11:32:38 PM
We can always make a plan
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 02, 2020, 11:37:02 PM
We can always make a plan

You know, that probably works a lot better than say a sock mask, or a plain cloth mask. No gaps.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 03, 2020, 12:31:36 AM
We can always make a plan

You know, that probably works a lot better than say a sock mask, or a plain cloth mask. No gaps.

True. But not sure how well you can breathe through it  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 03, 2020, 12:38:59 AM
We can always make a plan

You know, that probably works a lot better than say a sock mask, or a plain cloth mask. No gaps.

True. But not sure how well you can breathe through it  :icon_rolleyes:

Try it and let me know.

I want pics.

 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 03, 2020, 01:00:03 AM
We can always make a plan

You know, that probably works a lot better than say a sock mask, or a plain cloth mask. No gaps.

True. But not sure how well you can breathe through it  :icon_rolleyes:

Try it and let me know.

I want pics.

 :icon_rofl:

 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 03, 2020, 01:56:01 AM
Dogs must be suffering too.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 03, 2020, 02:01:44 AM
Dogs must be suffering too.

Cats are getting more notice though.

Dogs suffer in silence. Cats break things to show their displeasure.  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 03, 2020, 10:57:28 PM
I like cat ones  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 03, 2020, 11:06:36 PM
nothing like being prepared well in advance
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 03, 2020, 11:07:20 PM
nothing like being prepared well in advance

That's what I got for Easter. grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 03, 2020, 11:16:26 PM
Make sure you get the right fit though.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 04, 2020, 12:20:23 AM
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 04, 2020, 03:39:08 AM
one of my favourites  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 04, 2020, 05:27:31 AM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 04, 2020, 11:24:03 AM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin

That's the best one yet.  :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Mammasan on May 04, 2020, 12:28:19 PM
Not trying to be political here, but won't it be ironic if it turns out that future historians adjudge that in the world's greatest democracy, it was Russia who got Trump elected and China who got him booted.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on May 04, 2020, 12:40:45 PM
Not trying to be political here, but won't it be ironic if it turns out that future historians adjudge that in the world's greatest democracy, it was Russia who got Trump elected and China who got him booted.  :icon_mrgreen:
If Russia could get Trump elected and China could get him fired, then the USA isn't a democracy, let alone the world's greatest.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 04, 2020, 02:06:49 PM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin

That's the best one yet.  :icon_rofl:

I wrote that one, but don't know how to add a background etc.  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 04, 2020, 11:20:20 PM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin

That's the best one yet.  :icon_rofl:

I wrote that one, but don't know how to add a background etc.  :icon_rolleyes:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 05, 2020, 09:40:25 AM
This is a lighter side thing. Unless there are some super fans of the guys in the pic(? hopefully not) and grumbling ensues, feathers ruffle, knickers knot, and so on. It's funny! And humor is a great medicine so... here's a spoonful of sugar er, with medicine (kinda ruined the metaphor 😏)

🤣 (just in case some don't get the reference it's an Austin Powers thing with the archvillain and MiniMe)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXNc-jBUcAAHmCE?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 06, 2020, 03:49:41 AM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXQ-pixXkAIAMOV?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 06, 2020, 07:10:26 PM
Fortunately I don't have this problem  Grin.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 06, 2020, 07:16:50 PM
Does anyone know how to upload an mp4 (VLC) video? I have some really funny ones on my WhatsApp.  Don't know where they originated.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 06, 2020, 07:23:34 PM
Police are stringent in enforcing the lockdown regulations  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 06, 2020, 07:37:13 PM
Does anyone know how to upload an mp4 (VLC) video? I have some really funny ones on my WhatsApp.  Don't know where they originated.

How big are they? If you can get them to me, I can upload them here and post them.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 06, 2020, 07:41:50 PM
Does anyone know how to upload an mp4 (VLC) video? I have some really funny ones on my WhatsApp.  Don't know where they originated.

How big are they? If you can get them to me, I can upload them here and post them.

Can I email them to you?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 06, 2020, 07:43:13 PM
Does anyone know how to upload an mp4 (VLC) video? I have some really funny ones on my WhatsApp.  Don't know where they originated.

How big are they? If you can get them to me, I can upload them here and post them.

Can I email them to you?

If they are small enough to email, sure.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 06, 2020, 08:57:02 PM
https://writersanctum.com/Covid-1.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-1.mp4)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 06, 2020, 09:07:39 PM
https://writersanctum.com/Covid-1.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-1.mp4)

Great you managed to upload it.  grint  :Tup2:

This is one of my favourites  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Shawna on May 07, 2020, 01:04:04 PM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin

I actually saw one of these. It only works for certain types of hair, though.

women:

men:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on May 07, 2020, 08:01:22 PM
I love this thread! Thanks, Jan, for starting it.

I have come across lots of dog-related posts - quite like this one.

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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 08, 2020, 12:08:35 AM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin

I actually saw one of these. It only works for certain types of hair, though.

women:

men:


I finally got desperate enough to attack my hair with scissors. Didn't come out half bad. and no, I'm not brave enough to post a picture.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 08, 2020, 12:14:07 AM
I finally got desperate enough to attack my hair with scissors. Didn't come out half bad. and no, I'm not brave enough to post a picture.

After yet another 'cut way too short' haircut a long time ago now, I stopped getting mine cut. I quickly worked out how to cut my own hair. It might not look like a layered cut, but it's ok, and I never did care about hair shape.

It helps if you have a mirror system which allows you to see both sides of your head reflected from another mirror. Mirror doors on cabinets are really good for getting the perspective better.

But once you figure it out, you wonder why we bought into the need for professional hairdressing in the first place. Especially when they never do it the way you ask them to.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 08, 2020, 01:48:45 AM
We can't buy alcohol or tobacco in SA, so this doesn't apply here  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 08, 2020, 01:50:50 AM
Haven't tried this one - yet.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 08, 2020, 05:33:51 AM
 Grin Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 08, 2020, 05:47:33 AM
One for the pommies
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: JRTomlin on May 08, 2020, 05:47:59 AM
We don't need more lockdown exercise videos. What we DO need is a DIY haircut video.  Grin

That's the best one yet.  :icon_rofl:
It's funny because it's the truth.

ETA: I was just for the first time ever forced to trim my own fringe. Came out better than expected.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 08, 2020, 06:33:33 AM
I finally got desperate enough to attack my hair with scissors. Didn't come out half bad. and no, I'm not brave enough to post a picture.

After yet another 'cut way too short' haircut a long time ago now, I stopped getting mine cut. I quickly worked out how to cut my own hair. It might not look like a layered cut, but it's ok, and I never did care about hair shape.

It helps if you have a mirror system which allows you to see both sides of your head reflected from another mirror. Mirror doors on cabinets are really good for getting the perspective better.

But once you figure it out, you wonder why we bought into the need for professional hairdressing in the first place. Especially when they never do it the way you ask them to.


With practice, you can get by with just the one bathroom mirror.  You can cut the back by feel.

I stopped paying for haircuts in 1997.  Been cutting it myself ever since.  I use clippers for the sides and scissors for the top.

Advice for y'all attempting this for the first time: Always cut off less than you think you should.  You can always go back and remove more hair, but you can't put that hair back on.  Better to make several passes that end up looking good than to make a single pass that butchers it.  The first few times you cut your own hair, it might seem like it's taking forever, but you will get faster with practice, I promise.  Also, stick a wadded-up half-square of toilet paper in each ear before you start.  If you don't, the little hair pieces will get in your ear and increase the wax buildup.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on May 08, 2020, 08:45:33 AM
 A clipper, set to #3. Run over the entire head.  Finish sides and back with clipper set to #2, then do the lower edges at #1.  Did my hair that way every  4 weeks until I retired from the army nine years ago.  This time around I'm going for the grizzly adams look.  Last haircut was late January.  I usually do my beard when I get a haircut.  Last beard trim was late January.  NHL players let it all grow during the Stanley Cup playoffs.  I consider this my Wuhan Plague Playoffs.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 08, 2020, 09:24:51 AM
China forked up again...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXc42ueXkAQcnPx?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 08, 2020, 09:26:02 AM
A clipper, set to #3. Run over the entire head.  Finish sides and back with clipper set to #2, then do the lower edges at #1.  Did my hair that way every  4 weeks until I retired from the army nine years ago.  This time around I'm going for the grizzly adams look.  Last haircut was late January.  I usually do my beard when I get a haircut.  Last beard trim was late January.  NHL players let it all grow during the Stanley Cup playoffs.  I consider this my Wuhan Plague Playoffs.

My hair  is short, but not as short as it would be if I used clippers, even at number three. I just don't have the guts to try it.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on May 08, 2020, 09:42:56 AM
I've cut my own and other people's hair in the past, but I never was particularly happy with the results and I hate being responsible for someone's bad haircut. The video above is not for curly hair, alas. grint

If I just take off an inch or so all around, I'll still look as if I had a professional haircut. I hope. Anyway, no one will see me, so who cares? :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: JRTomlin on May 08, 2020, 10:46:47 AM
I've cut my own and other people's hair in the past, but I never was particularly happy with the results and I hate being responsible for someone's bad haircut. The video above is not for curly hair, alas. grint

If I just take off an inch or so all around, I'll still look as if I had a professional haircut. I hope. Anyway, no one will see me, so who cares? :hehe
I walk my dog so people see me at least from a distance. I'm not even touching the rest of my hair. I don't have nearly that much nerve. Better to just let it grow out if it comes to that. We're bound to be able to go back to stylists eventually, right?  :icon_think:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 08, 2020, 12:03:10 PM
Always cut off less than you think you should.  You can always go back and remove more hair, but you can't put that hair back on.

Well, you can. It just takes a month or so.  grint

A clipper, set to #3. Run over the entire head.  Finish sides and back with clipper set to #2, then do the lower edges at #1.

 :haironfire
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 08, 2020, 01:30:20 PM
A clipper, set to #3. Run over the entire head.  Finish sides and back with clipper set to #2, then do the lower edges at #1.  Did my hair that way every  4 weeks until I retired from the army nine years ago.  This time around I'm going for the grizzly adams look.  Last haircut was late January.  I usually do my beard when I get a haircut.  Last beard trim was late January.  NHL players let it all grow during the Stanley Cup playoffs.  I consider this my Wuhan Plague Playoffs.


(https://i.imgur.com/j9BXgek.gif)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 08, 2020, 01:51:55 PM
https://writersanctum.com/Covid-2.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-2.mp4)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 09, 2020, 12:27:17 AM
A clipper, set to #3. Run over the entire head.  Finish sides and back with clipper set to #2, then do the lower edges at #1.  Did my hair that way every  4 weeks until I retired from the army nine years ago.  This time around I'm going for the grizzly adams look.  Last haircut was late January.  I usually do my beard when I get a haircut.  Last beard trim was late January.  NHL players let it all grow during the Stanley Cup playoffs.  I consider this my Wuhan Plague Playoffs.


(https://i.imgur.com/j9BXgek.gif)
Yeah my husband hasn't shaved since he started working from home. Between the four of us we might get one haircut a year and the last one was pretty traumatic as the little one decided she wanted short hair, we donated it, but the next day she had major regrets. That was in October I think and she still mentions it almost daily.

Jeff - there is a Bobby Orr special coming out soon, I'll PM you when I find it if you are interested. His book was also really good.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 09, 2020, 12:40:50 AM
 :doh:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: cecilia_writer on May 09, 2020, 02:55:37 AM
I completely agree re cutting your own hair, Timothy. I've been doing my own for years apart from getting my hair done for my son's wedding a few years ago, and even then I didn't think it was actually worth the money
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: JRTomlin on May 09, 2020, 04:11:02 AM
We all have our own priorities. A good hairstylist is one of mine but I was talking to my daughter yesterday and we agreed... nope. Not any time soon. We are both letting our hair grow out though rather than putting scissors to it. I did cut my own hair when I was about four years old and shall we say that the results were not good.  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 09, 2020, 05:44:41 AM
Maybe swapping children for a while would suffice  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 09, 2020, 05:59:50 AM
Jeff - there is a Bobby Orr special coming out soon, I'll PM you when I find it if you are interested.


Sure, that's cool.


Maybe swapping children for a while would suffice  Grin


Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 10, 2020, 01:39:51 AM
From FB.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 10, 2020, 01:48:36 AM
Another thought from the fridge.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 10, 2020, 07:21:56 AM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Shawna on May 10, 2020, 12:25:24 PM
But once you figure it out, you wonder why we bought into the need for professional hairdressing in the first place. Especially when they never do it the way you ask them to.

I've never been able to find a stylist I wanted to go to consistently. There was one who did it great the first time, and each successive time got worse, even though I was *supposedly* getting the same thing. It was even harder to find someone who could consistently cut it well when I had a pixie cut, which was one of the big reasons that I never last long with a pixie cut before I give up and grow it out again.

The past couple years I've mostly been cutting my own hair. But it's a long and layered/messy style, so it's not that technical. As long as I don't hack at it so much I overdo it (which I did once), I'm usually fine.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on May 10, 2020, 01:27:14 PM
I've had a fair number of bad haircuts in my life. Once I was stuck away from home and needed a haircut and went to the nearest Hair Cuttery chain outpost. The result was presentable, but I kept thinking the cut reminded me of something. Finally I realized he had given me Bea Arthur's hairstyle. Only 30 years out of style.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 10, 2020, 07:37:58 PM
we can't even buy alcohol in SA  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 10, 2020, 08:11:58 PM
Hmmm. Stuck for words.  :blank:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 10, 2020, 09:29:36 PM
I had a hair stylist (using the term loosely) at the chain we all call "Horrible Hacks" tell me it was difficult to cut one side of my head because she was right handed.

We had a great hair stylist for three decades but her crazy partying lifestyle finally caught up with her. (We saw it in the paper.) I had given up on her long before that because she couldn't keep her schedule and I didn't have two hours to spend getting a haircut.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 10, 2020, 10:13:11 PM
I had a hair stylist (using the term loosely) at the chain we all call "Horrible Hacks" tell me it was difficult to cut one side of my head because she was right handed.

We had a great hair stylist for three decades but her crazy partying lifestyle finally caught up with her. (We saw it in the paper.) I had given up on her long before that because she couldn't keep her schedule and I didn't have two hours to spend getting a haircut.

I had a wonderful stylist. First she did exactly what I wanted. Then she gradually got me used to what I needed. I can't wait to get back to her.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 11, 2020, 01:37:07 AM
Going to be a lot of fixing of DIY cuts  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 11, 2020, 01:38:24 AM
You gotta admire the imagination.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 11, 2020, 01:50:25 AM
You gotta admire the imagination.

You know, being cardboard, that is probably more effective than most masks are.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 11, 2020, 01:53:56 AM
You gotta admire the imagination.

You know, being cardboard, that is probably more effective than most masks are.

But not very breathable, except for around the edges where droplets could also escape.  :icon_rolleyes:

I'm surprised that big companies haven't started making face masks with their logos on and giving them away free. (or have they?)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: idontknowyet on May 11, 2020, 04:12:48 AM
You gotta admire the imagination.

You know, being cardboard, that is probably more effective than most masks are.

But not very breathable, except for around the edges where droplets could also escape.  :icon_rolleyes:

I'm surprised that big companies haven't started making face masks with their logos on and giving them away free. (or have they?)
nah they are selling them
https://www.shopdisney.com/face-masks/
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 11, 2020, 04:18:20 AM
You gotta admire the imagination.

You know, being cardboard, that is probably more effective than most masks are.

But not very breathable, except for around the edges where droplets could also escape.  :icon_rolleyes:

I'm surprised that big companies haven't started making face masks with their logos on and giving them away free. (or have they?)
nah they are selling them
https://www.shopdisney.com/face-masks/

Glad they are donating some. The price looks rather high if I convert to SA Rands. I thought Coca Cola or similar would be handing them out free or at a cheap price.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 11, 2020, 04:19:29 AM
Whatever works for you.  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 12, 2020, 12:46:09 AM
Read from left to right on both shelves.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on May 12, 2020, 01:30:20 AM
Whatever works for you.  :icon_rolleyes:

 :icon_rofl:

I love the expression on the cashier's face. 
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 12, 2020, 03:01:19 AM
Read from left to right on both shelves.

I couldn't read the titles. Two small. So I copied the image onto a Word document and could read the titles just fine. It's very clever.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 12, 2020, 03:03:14 AM
Read from left to right on both shelves.

I couldn't read the titles. Two small. So I copied the image onto a Word document and could read the titles just fine. It's very clever.

Right click the image, and view image. It opens it at its true size.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 12, 2020, 03:07:29 AM
Not a bad idea, but you have to wear a mask as well as a shield because the mask protects other people.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 12, 2020, 03:08:43 AM
another inspirational mask.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 12, 2020, 05:47:29 AM
I wonder what the 2020 year books will look like?  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 12, 2020, 05:48:36 AM
Stuck for words
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 12, 2020, 05:50:12 AM
You can always make a plan
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 12, 2020, 05:52:13 AM
I guess we all know now
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: spin52 on May 12, 2020, 09:08:20 PM
Thanks for giving us a laugh in such stressful times. My husband (no relation to you) has now taken to asking, "has Jan posted anything else yet?"
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 01:51:46 AM
Thanks for giving us a laugh in such stressful times. Mt husband (no relation to you) has now taken to asking, "has Jan posted anything else yet?"

 grint  :Tup2: Got quite a few more stored in various places  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 01:53:41 AM
Is this what they mean by horsing around?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 01:56:22 AM
Hmmm, a double duty mask.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 02:00:19 AM
Good for clearing people from a park  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 04:17:21 AM
enough to scare anyone into staying a safe distance away  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 04:21:09 AM
Good observation  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 13, 2020, 06:28:02 AM
enough to scare anyone into staying a safe distance away  Grin


Looks like a Star Wars villain.   :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 13, 2020, 06:00:05 PM
Hope she doesn't get mistaken for garbage  :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 14, 2020, 12:02:02 AM
Hope she doesn't get mistaken for garbage  :hehe

Notice the people who are around her are not wearing masks. Now they are saying the masks do not prevent you from getting infected, but they prevent you from infecting other people other people.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 14, 2020, 12:52:20 AM
Hope she doesn't get mistaken for garbage  :hehe

Notice the people who are around her are not wearing masks. Now they are saying the masks do not prevent you from getting infected, but they prevent you from infecting other people other people.

That's correct. We wear face SHIELDS to protect OURSELVES, but we still have to wear a face MASK to protect OTHER people.  :tup3b
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 14, 2020, 12:54:33 AM
You gotta wonder where these people get these from. Maybe all the Halloween costumes are being put to a secondary use  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 14, 2020, 11:18:04 PM
Um...
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 15, 2020, 01:19:17 AM
Oh that one made me laugh.  I am pretty lame.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 15, 2020, 05:29:33 AM
Lends new meaning to "I just came straight off the beach".  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 15, 2020, 08:00:33 PM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Demon_Lord on May 16, 2020, 02:13:29 AM
 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 16, 2020, 03:51:50 AM
from the Babylon Bee, the latest polling
🤣
(It's satire obviously 😂 and satire that would do Jonathon Swift proud (recall his "A Modest Proposal from 1729 for ex))

"U.S.—A new poll has been released that shows most Americans are comfortable with staying in lockdown for a while longer. In fact, according to the poll, a full 68% of Americans say the lockdown shouldn’t end until all diseases are eradicated, along with war, hunger, and any form of suffering."

"This sentiment was repeated by many different Americans. “Opening up before everything that could hurt people has been eliminated could just lead to people dying,” said Kelvin Grant, an online journalist, who spoke via Zoom. “Let’s just hide in place until everything bad goes away.”"

“As long as there are diseases and other bad things out there, it’s only safe to stay inside away from everyone else,” agreed Grace Wilson, a web designer, who spoke through a mail slot. “Like I saw a wasp outside the other day. We shouldn’t go outside until all wasps are gone. Or else someone could get stung. Stung by a wasp.”

"A number of governors expressed solidarity with the poll results. “Everyone really should stay locked down and do everything I tell them until all bad things are gone,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Anything else could lead to death, disease, wasp stings, stubbed toes -- lots of badness. That’s why if anyone is outside when I tell them not to be, the police will shoot them.”

"Since eliminating all bad things could take a long time, there are now some new initiatives to help people shelter in place for months longer, including instructions on how to burrow underground and live as mole people."

https://babylonbee.com/news/68-say-lockdown-shouldnt-end-until-all-diseases-are-eradicated-and-there-is-no-war-hunger-or-suffering?utm_content=buffera1589&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 16, 2020, 04:13:31 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 16, 2020, 05:59:58 AM
They actually had a discount sale on toilet rolls at one of our stores.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 16, 2020, 09:01:48 AM
EGAD!? 😳😱 The undead are here and they are running the Los Angeles health department.
This is a real photo of the Los Angeles Dept of Public Health Director.
There are scarier things than covid19...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYFMBxsWkAsPW89?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: JRTomlin on May 16, 2020, 10:21:00 AM
I finally got desperate enough to attack my hair with scissors. Didn't come out half bad. and no, I'm not brave enough to post a picture.

After yet another 'cut way too short' haircut a long time ago now, I stopped getting mine cut. I quickly worked out how to cut my own hair. It might not look like a layered cut, but it's ok, and I never did care about hair shape.

It helps if you have a mirror system which allows you to see both sides of your head reflected from another mirror. Mirror doors on cabinets are really good for getting the perspective better.

But once you figure it out, you wonder why we bought into the need for professional hairdressing in the first place. Especially when they never do it the way you ask them to.
I 'buy into it' (a rather insulting phrase, by the way) because my hairstylist makes my hair look good every time she cuts it.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 16, 2020, 08:24:05 PM
Needs must  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 04:01:13 AM
I think this reflects how a lot of us feel  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 04:12:53 AM
beats sneaking out in your pjs  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 04:15:31 AM
The statistics for burglaries were going down, but unfortunately have begun creeping up again.   :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 04:18:07 AM
Exploring new positions  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 04:19:30 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 18, 2020, 04:58:14 AM
I do enjoy these so much Jan. Thank you.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 05:00:00 AM
I do enjoy these so much Jan. Thank you.

Thanks. Have to keep scrolling back to see which ones I've already posted  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 18, 2020, 05:14:10 AM
I think a few parents will identify with this one  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 18, 2020, 05:32:27 PM
 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 18, 2020, 05:34:43 PM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 19, 2020, 03:32:54 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 19, 2020, 04:50:47 AM
But he IS wearing a mask  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Mammasan on May 19, 2020, 07:27:07 AM
Saw this and got a chuckle:

"ATTENTION:

If you or a loved one has been refused entry to a private business for not wearing a mask and you would like to explore legal options to protect your constitutional rights, our law firm is happy to explain just how f*cking stupid you are."
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on May 19, 2020, 11:16:24 AM
Funny headline from Publishers Weekly:

"Everything Is Dystopian Enough, Thanks"

The rest is typical trad pub:

"As our own world grows more dystopian by the day, editors across the industry are shying away from acquiring dystopian fiction."


Are those of you writing dystopian experiencing lower sales? Or is this just trad pubs being scared?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 19, 2020, 10:01:35 PM
Saw this and got a chuckle:

"ATTENTION:

If you or a loved one has been refused entry to a private business for not wearing a mask and you would like to explore legal options to protect your constitutional rights, our law firm is happy to explain just how f*cking stupid you are."

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 19, 2020, 10:11:31 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 19, 2020, 10:13:35 PM
 :doh:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on May 19, 2020, 10:56:36 PM
Funny headline from Publishers Weekly:

"Everything Is Dystopian Enough, Thanks"

The rest is typical trad pub:

"As our own world grows more dystopian by the day, editors across the industry are shying away from acquiring dystopian fiction."


Are those of you writing dystopian experiencing lower sales? Or is this just trad pubs being scared?

I'm not a dystopian writer, but flicking through the TV and film offerings on Amazon Prime suggests that disaster movies are doing really, really well - Contagion is in the top five choices offered to me of popular films on Prime.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 19, 2020, 11:23:22 PM
They have happy endings, thus the appeal, I'm guessing.  Avoid the movie "Downsizing" if you are looking for a happy ending. Find something with the Rock or Bruce Willis kicking butt and taking names.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on May 20, 2020, 03:19:04 AM
They have happy endings, thus the appeal, I'm guessing.  Avoid the movie "Downsizing" if you are looking for a happy ending. Find something with the Rock or Bruce Willis kicking butt and taking names.

I love action movies, the more cartoony and over the top the better. Clint Eastwood's Magnum series was exactly like an English Renaissance revenge play, even to the body count per movie. (The same 17 dead as in Hamlet, which is also a classic revenge tragedy.) Loved them.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 20, 2020, 03:25:32 AM
:icon_mrgreen:

(https://writersanctum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3640.0;attach=1339;image)

 :goodpost: for referencing one of the five best movies of all time! 😁
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 03:47:21 AM
I've had another go at planting tomatoes  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 03:48:35 AM
But you should also have a shopping bag  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 03:49:26 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: DrewMcGunn on May 20, 2020, 05:06:04 AM
Jan,

Your posts put a smile on my face. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 05:29:25 AM
Jan,

Your posts put a smile on my face. Thank you so much.

Thanks  :Tup2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 05:33:04 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 05:35:07 AM
There was a wall of toilet paper at my local store. I think the rush has worn off  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 20, 2020, 05:46:36 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 20, 2020, 06:03:13 AM
This may get zombied for the obvious political content but it's today's Washington Times featured cartoon and I think it's funny and a lighter side of covid thing.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYZ-WGcXgAITRo3?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 20, 2020, 11:40:00 AM
😂 🤣
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYZp9TUU0AA9r3X?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 20, 2020, 01:47:18 PM
Just FYI, Luke: I'm not seeing the images you're posting unless I right-click and select "view image."  Until I do that, I'm just getting a blank square.   :confused:

You might want to consider using Imgur (https://imgur.com/) to embed images.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 20, 2020, 01:50:15 PM
Just FYI, Luke: I'm not seeing the images you're posting unless I right-click and select "view image."  Until I do that, I'm just getting a blank square.   :confused:

You might want to consider using Imgur (https://imgur.com/) to embed images.

 :icon_think:

I'm seeing them just fine.

Something set on your system to suppress them?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 20, 2020, 01:57:43 PM
Just FYI, Luke: I'm not seeing the images you're posting unless I right-click and select "view image."  Until I do that, I'm just getting a blank square.   :confused:

You might want to consider using Imgur (https://imgur.com/) to embed images.

 :icon_think:

I'm seeing them just fine.

Something set on your system to suppress them?


Maybe.  I use ad blockers and stuff, so maybe one of those is interfering.   :shrug
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 21, 2020, 01:46:49 AM
 :hehe

https://writersanctum.com/Covid-3.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-3.mp4)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on May 21, 2020, 02:27:46 AM
:icon_mrgreen:

(https://writersanctum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3640.0;attach=1339;image)

 :goodpost: for referencing one of the five best movies of all time! 😁

Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 21, 2020, 05:48:20 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 22, 2020, 12:26:46 AM
This just happened, but it has gone viral. Christ Cuomo was interviewing his brother Governor Andrew Cuomo, and just played a joke on him. It was funny because it was totally unexpected. I haven't laughed so loud in a long time.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1263279877014331393

 grint grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 22, 2020, 03:22:31 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 22, 2020, 03:24:05 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 22, 2020, 04:13:47 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 22, 2020, 05:30:59 AM
grint

(https://writersanctum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3640.0;attach=1361;image)

😂👍
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 23, 2020, 12:10:45 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 23, 2020, 12:13:49 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on May 23, 2020, 03:13:15 AM
Grin

 grint

Jan, thank you again for this thread - it's just what I need today!
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Al Stevens on May 23, 2020, 10:04:11 AM
When a ventriloquist throws his voice, how far do the droplets go?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 23, 2020, 10:52:34 AM
When a ventriloquist throws his voice, how far do the droplets go?
You know with a mask, we can all be ventriloquists.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Al Stevens on May 23, 2020, 11:43:22 AM
The prez agreed to only elbow bump and not shake hands. But he couldn't. His elbows are too small.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Al Stevens on May 23, 2020, 11:47:34 AM
This pandemic might have improved air quality but it's also degraded Internet quality. Everybody's home clogging up the bandwidth. Maybe it's a "porndemic."
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Al Stevens on May 23, 2020, 11:48:31 AM
Remember when "swapping spit" was romantic?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Al Stevens on May 23, 2020, 11:49:03 AM
Spit happens.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 23, 2020, 05:12:38 PM
When a ventriloquist throws his voice, how far do the droplets go?

 grint grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 23, 2020, 05:13:46 PM
When a ventriloquist throws his voice, how far do the droplets go?
You know with a mask, we can all be ventriloquists.

 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 23, 2020, 11:03:40 PM
 grint grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 24, 2020, 12:16:13 AM
 Grin Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on May 25, 2020, 02:21:29 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYyXBu7X0AAQhaM?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 25, 2020, 03:21:10 AM
Can't say you weren't warned  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 27, 2020, 02:41:57 AM
South Africa
Sale of alcohol has been banned since the first lockdown on March 24th. People (some) are getting desperate. Stage 3 of the lockdown comes into effect on June 1st and alcohol will again be on sale - but only for home consumption. We are anticipating queues and hoarding. :icon_rolleyes: Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 27, 2020, 04:06:37 AM
Another one for South Africans  grint. Schools are also set to open on June 1st.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on May 27, 2020, 04:11:44 AM
Um, can you remind me what this school thing is again?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 27, 2020, 11:52:40 AM
 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 27, 2020, 07:31:20 PM
:icon_rofl:

 :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 27, 2020, 11:58:36 PM
Just saw this on Quora.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 29, 2020, 03:17:53 AM
A new kind of back problem  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 29, 2020, 03:18:43 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 29, 2020, 03:20:45 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 29, 2020, 03:21:58 AM
 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 29, 2020, 11:27:00 AM
Some might not understand this one.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 30, 2020, 02:26:56 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 30, 2020, 03:56:26 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on May 30, 2020, 04:05:35 AM
(https://imagevars.gulfnews.com/2020/04/14/meme_17178f58507_original-ratio.gif)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on May 30, 2020, 04:07:08 AM
(https://thesmartlocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/wuhan-virus-messages-singapore-7.png)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on May 30, 2020, 04:09:15 AM
(https://ruinmyweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/covidmemes-update-3-19-20-37.jpg)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 30, 2020, 09:13:03 PM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on May 31, 2020, 12:06:20 AM
 :shocked:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 31, 2020, 01:41:40 AM
With public toilets closed in many places this might become a necessity  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 31, 2020, 01:44:07 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on May 31, 2020, 07:31:31 AM
:shocked:


They left out the pelvic thrust.


Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Mammasan on May 31, 2020, 09:47:42 AM
I got taken to a midnight showing of that movie years ago, didn't know anything about it. One of the best times of my life!
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 01, 2020, 01:33:49 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 01, 2020, 05:26:08 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 01, 2020, 05:27:55 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on June 05, 2020, 02:37:49 AM
The fridge and the voodoo one 🤣👍

Ok, I didn't write this tweet but it was on my feed and it's hilarious and apropos so...

"I can't believe it's riot season already. I still have my Covid decorations up."
😁😂

(the tweeter's handle was 'Tommy Shamrock Go Irish')
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on June 05, 2020, 04:18:26 AM
Thanks, Jan. Much better than trolling the internet for bad news. :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 05, 2020, 05:26:19 AM
The fridge and the voodoo one 🤣👍

Ok, I didn't write this tweet but it was on my feed and it's hilarious and apropos so...

"I can't believe it's riot season already. I still have my Covid decorations up."
😁😂

(the tweeter's handle was 'Tommy Shamrock Go Irish')

 :clap: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 05, 2020, 05:28:39 AM
Now that alcohol is available again in SA ...  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 05, 2020, 05:36:03 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on June 06, 2020, 04:19:18 AM
Yes, this absurdity is a real Contra Costa county guidelines update. (It's a county in California E by NE of San Francisco)
Not sure if this one is a laugh or cry though

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZxGXM7UwAIK52f?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 07, 2020, 01:49:55 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 07, 2020, 09:17:07 PM
 Grin I bet many of you remember this era.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on June 08, 2020, 12:43:19 AM
Oh, lord! The VW bus! It would shake at 65 mph, which back then was a typical speed on any highway. We had some good times, possibly because we were young and stupid. Somehow, we survived anyway.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on June 08, 2020, 01:28:56 AM
In one of my books I wrote about the clutch cable snapping. It was so common that people kept a spare clutch cable in the vehicle. My characters, however, dug around in the back and found the previously snapped clutch cable.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 08, 2020, 04:29:32 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 08, 2020, 10:07:30 PM
https://writersanctum.com/Covid-4.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-4.mp4)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 11, 2020, 11:14:25 PM
I'm sure plenty of people will identify with this  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on June 12, 2020, 02:34:48 AM
I'm sure plenty of people will identify with this  Grin

 :icon_rofl: This could have been written for me ...  :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on June 12, 2020, 11:23:12 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102814782_10220115363852764_6601587227551426168_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_oc=AQnA0ie2GlSico_dzyAGe3D-WikHhXDr0rBSnfRLieyjFxA-FcOTvjDQJ-4HxgxypAEmihOefewNAKPCeiuP1bLI&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=3b3e6fd9f7adea7dfb54b39211a49bef&oe=5F07B61A)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 12, 2020, 06:42:33 PM
good answer  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 12, 2020, 06:48:14 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on June 13, 2020, 01:16:31 AM
Heh  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on June 13, 2020, 01:55:04 AM
Heh  :icon_mrgreen:

Love it!  :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on June 13, 2020, 10:50:30 AM
Heh  :icon_mrgreen:


(https://i.imgur.com/lHwD2MF.gif)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 18, 2020, 03:54:25 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 18, 2020, 03:55:13 PM
 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 18, 2020, 10:41:09 PM
Too true  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on June 19, 2020, 07:04:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/X17SGks.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/RYRflSo.jpg)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Al Stevens on June 19, 2020, 06:36:57 PM
If I insist you wear a mask, is that facial prejudice?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 20, 2020, 09:40:40 PM
They are about to allow hairdressers to open in SA.  :banana:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 21, 2020, 09:31:21 PM
Too true  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 21, 2020, 11:29:35 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 22, 2020, 01:31:43 AM
 :catrun
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 22, 2020, 01:33:08 AM
Our restaurants are soon to open again - with restrictions.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 22, 2020, 01:34:44 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 22, 2020, 01:36:11 AM
At least we oldies now have an excuse for not recognising someone  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 22, 2020, 01:49:55 AM
At least we oldies now have an excuse for not recognising someone  Grin

 :icon_rofl:

That one I definitely pay.   :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 23, 2020, 01:09:44 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 23, 2020, 01:36:07 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 23, 2020, 01:38:45 AM
I think a lot of people will identify with this  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 23, 2020, 01:43:22 AM
Perhaps this is a good time to untangle the fairy lights  :icon_rolleyes:  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 23, 2020, 03:06:30 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 23, 2020, 05:26:42 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 03:16:34 AM
 grint Yes, this is a tall order going on my experience  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 03:18:51 AM
 :icon_rolleyes: Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 03:21:26 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 03:28:22 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on June 24, 2020, 04:07:44 AM
Jan, I just want to say that I appreciate you posting these. For the most part they really brighten my day.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on June 24, 2020, 04:13:11 AM
Jan, I just want to say that I appreciate you posting these. For the most part they really brighten my day.

Me too. Most of them are great 😂👍
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 04:23:06 AM
Jan, I just want to say that I appreciate you posting these. For the most part they really brighten my day.

Thanks  :Tup2:. Then I'll continue posting them  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 04:25:28 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on June 24, 2020, 08:33:01 PM
Jan, I just want to say that I appreciate you posting these. For the most part they really brighten my day.

Seconded - I know I can always come here for some light relief, and it really helps, thank you, Jan!
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 08:47:36 PM
Jan, I just want to say that I appreciate you posting these. For the most part they really brighten my day.

Seconded - I know I can always come here for some light relief, and it really helps, thank you, Jan!

 grint You are welcome.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 24, 2020, 10:16:21 PM
We've just been locked down in quarantine as we had a positive case in our retirement village. Waiting for the health dept. to arrive   :icon_rolleyes: :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on June 24, 2020, 11:47:03 PM
We've just been locked down in quarantine as we had a positive case in our retirement village. Waiting for the health dept. to arrive   :icon_rolleyes: :icon_sad:

Jan, that is not good news. I'm assuming the health department is going to test all of the residents. Nursing homes and rehabs have been hit hard here in Florida. They are now calling Florida the epicenter of Covid 19.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 25, 2020, 01:07:35 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on June 26, 2020, 03:48:38 PM
Thread's unlocked.  Let's party.   :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on June 26, 2020, 10:23:08 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/104910856_10158089154040342_5676108233983875093_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_oc=AQmxhdZCGe1iQezU5BBYjy7pSwZ61XQk_JTUecMFoK4RJqGl4LIpmqbvP5bqYcqgDp3yupdtO9IF6Ihj_JYDghoI&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=b31c3514bbdba5b51068fb39c7bd845a&oe=5F1AE0E2)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 26, 2020, 11:28:16 PM
 :banana: open again  :littleclap
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 26, 2020, 11:32:11 PM
:banana: open again  :littleclap

Just as well visible straps is not an issue these days.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 27, 2020, 02:31:14 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 27, 2020, 09:17:55 PM
 grint

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 27, 2020, 09:48:03 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 27, 2020, 09:49:22 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 29, 2020, 01:52:21 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 29, 2020, 01:53:37 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Griffin + Gambol on June 29, 2020, 06:39:56 AM
Be careful what you wish for, that's for sure.  :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 30, 2020, 08:51:55 PM
This is more scary than funny.  :icon_rolleyes: Perhaps it should go in another thread.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on June 30, 2020, 08:56:50 PM
Very true for most countries.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on June 30, 2020, 10:16:48 PM
What is tracky bottoms? Does that mean stretchy pants?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on June 30, 2020, 11:32:08 PM
What is tracky bottoms? Does that mean stretchy pants?

Track suit.

Sweat pants is the lower part of a track suit. The kind of thing people wear over short to the gym or sport, or before doing serious exercise, in colder climates.

Hugely popular in the 80's and now downgraded to drack wear.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on July 01, 2020, 12:26:18 AM
Oh, here we call them sweats, joggers or yoga pants. Slight difference between them but all very forgiving if your tailored bottoms no longer fit (guilty).
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 01, 2020, 01:13:45 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 02, 2020, 11:32:47 PM
I wonder if sales of pyjamas have soared  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on July 02, 2020, 11:53:31 PM
You fancy people and your pajamas. I just wear underwear.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 03, 2020, 01:22:53 AM
You fancy people and your pajamas. I just wear underwear.


And I have fancy nightgowns suitable For walking the dog.  :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on July 03, 2020, 07:36:35 PM
I wonder if sales of pyjamas have soared  :icon_rolleyes:

Bizzarrely, as I've been working from home for ages, I'm finding that I'm actually dressing more smartly during work days, and wearing make up at home - now I have to attend video meetings. Weekends all bets are off, though.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on July 03, 2020, 07:56:04 PM
I have a friend whose boss makes them keep their camera on all day so she can keep an eye on them. My friend needs a new job and not just for that reason.

There is definitely a mental thing about getting dressed, and if I am having a bad day I will make myself do it, just to kick my frame of mind into a different state, sometimes it helps. But otherwise I prefer to save on laundry.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Mammasan on July 03, 2020, 09:56:09 PM
This from the Internet:

'A friend of mine is visited by a cat every afternoon. One day the cat turned up with a GPS tracker on his collar. The next week the cat's owner turned up and asked my friend if he could not feed him, as the tracker revealed that the cat had been visiting six different houses in his daily travels, and yes, he was a chonker.'
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on July 04, 2020, 02:59:55 AM
This belongs in the lighter side because it's comedy of the absurd.
A screencap from KTLA channel 5 in Los Angeles on the latest covid19 updates from California's governor (Gavin Newsom).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcA5JRCU4AEN4RK?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on July 06, 2020, 12:42:31 PM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcNcsppXsAImZfy?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 06, 2020, 12:51:02 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/105976034_10158114624335342_8491314472941541642_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_oc=AQmhGlTu-cjnQR_aG8bWwWFU9bfoMfUVcxZTfS21NBquiUNpZLGZif5UmRIVtPZsDgI9TYM1HyiIdf72Wk0nEji8&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=07368badfd2b4365692879c194f834b9&oe=5F286CA2)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 06, 2020, 12:57:49 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/106994185_4148649698497785_6469765292271203997_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_oc=AQkC7MVoPd-LENgS6tzAPgjE_P6jPIHVvLNjlbLljGBIzE3SwvU5U9rJOUvjFu3aNgx26XqKcYlswThBkudI5is3&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=42aa1f6ad5d7f46e706e2ea7a6c1d39a&oe=5F287F1A)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 06, 2020, 01:13:14 PM
(https://external-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCRyH8u25ClMaC4&w=500&h=261&url=http%3A%2F%2Foutandabouter.files.wordpress.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fmars.jpg&cfs=1&ext=jpg&_nc_hash=AQBuTtLS4Alci076)

Mars officially bans all flights from Earth. Says it will review policy in 5000 years.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 06, 2020, 02:07:38 PM
(https://external-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCRyH8u25ClMaC4&w=500&h=261&url=http%3A%2F%2Foutandabouter.files.wordpress.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fmars.jpg&cfs=1&ext=jpg&_nc_hash=AQBuTtLS4Alci076)

Mars officially bands all flights from Earth. Says it will review policy in 5000 years.

 :icon_rofl: :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on July 06, 2020, 03:52:18 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/105976034_10158114624335342_8491314472941541642_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_oc=AQmhGlTu-cjnQR_aG8bWwWFU9bfoMfUVcxZTfS21NBquiUNpZLGZif5UmRIVtPZsDgI9TYM1HyiIdf72Wk0nEji8&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=07368badfd2b4365692879c194f834b9&oe=5F286CA2)


I always plane a murder before I sand or varnish it.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on July 06, 2020, 03:55:31 PM
Mars officially bands all flights from Earth. Says it will review policy in 5000 years.


I always liked Mercury better anyway.   :angel:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 06, 2020, 03:58:43 PM
From Instagram: Read the ringed comment before you look at the image.   :icon_mrgreen:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 08, 2020, 01:08:33 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/107437716_10220399255145324_2363327999875531295_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_oc=AQl9h-pOwKtERfJfrTKvT8vPm5BUrxr_SXO5sgEhPWJ_OELe-YFc3wKFPwETuXJln1JSUwccwRWwrm_aSPRTGko2&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=e784b4906ea5d4b0973d4817a358ec76&oe=5F29450C)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on July 08, 2020, 02:51:06 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/107437716_10220399255145324_2363327999875531295_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_oc=AQl9h-pOwKtERfJfrTKvT8vPm5BUrxr_SXO5sgEhPWJ_OELe-YFc3wKFPwETuXJln1JSUwccwRWwrm_aSPRTGko2&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=e784b4906ea5d4b0973d4817a358ec76&oe=5F29450C)

It's a joke but... replace satellite with drone and a lot of governors have probably actually been considering the idea 🤨
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 08, 2020, 02:57:53 AM
That joke was originated with the Cabbage Patch dolls craze.

"In 1983, a Wisconsin radio announcer joked that a B-29 bomber would drop 2,000 Cabbage Patch Kids into Milwaukee County Stadium. People should bring catcher’s mitts, and whoever grabbed a doll needed to hold up their credit card to be photographed.

At least a dozen people actually showed up."

https://timeline.com/cabbage-patch-craze-867ce8d076c
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 11, 2020, 06:17:16 PM
Especially for writers  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 11, 2020, 10:47:47 PM
Especially for writers  grint

 :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on July 12, 2020, 12:16:30 AM
 :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 12, 2020, 12:23:32 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 12, 2020, 12:26:36 AM
Should this be in the garden thread?  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 12, 2020, 11:59:07 AM
 :dog1:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 12, 2020, 10:23:51 PM
There's a lot of facial expressions that can be going on behind a mask  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 13, 2020, 08:28:19 PM
There must be a good reason behind these decisions  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 13, 2020, 09:06:39 PM
SA's virus cases are soaring. Our president announced last night that with immediate effect the ban on the sale of alcohol will be reinstated because of the number of alcohol-related trauma cases taking up beds in hospitals.  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 15, 2020, 03:35:56 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on July 15, 2020, 10:55:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec55td4U4AAIiBa?format=jpg&name=360x360)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 16, 2020, 12:51:51 AM
I believe the nasal swab is quite sore. :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 16, 2020, 03:22:29 AM
I believe the nasal swab is quite sore. :icon_rolleyes:

My son-in-law works at a hospital and, of course, they test every day. They are no longer doing nasal swabs. They are doing throat swabs similar to a strep test.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 17, 2020, 03:44:38 AM
I was going to post this in the coronavirus thread but after watching it I felt it was more appropriate for the lighter side.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 17, 2020, 06:19:08 PM
I was going to post this in the coronavirus thread but after watching it I felt it was more appropriate for the lighter side.



Is this for real??? :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 17, 2020, 10:00:01 PM
Ain't this the truth  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 17, 2020, 10:12:15 PM
Ain't this the truth  :icon_rolleyes:

Douglas Adams must be having hysterics in his grave.

The Golgafrinchams sent off the useless third of their population into space and then subsequently died of a virulent plague contracted from a dirty telephone.

The third who went into space crash landed on a planet in the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy, and it was subsequently revealed to be the Earth, 2 million years ago.

Now we're in danger of being wiped out by a virulent virus contracted from a dirty telephone.

You can't escape destiny!

 :icon_rofl: :icon_lol2: :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 17, 2020, 11:02:12 PM
Ain't this the truth  :icon_rolleyes:

I think I remember using this phone. I know we had to pick up the phone and jiggle the crossbar until an operator answered. Would then have to give her the number and she would connect you. I lived in a small town but definitely not rural.

(https://d3h6k4kfl8m9p0.cloudfront.net/stories/L7TCyqfUOOp5VZ0J4GujgA.jpg)

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on July 17, 2020, 11:34:38 PM
Ain't this the truth  :icon_rolleyes:
We had these and my uncle was a repair man for them. You had to call the phone company from your neighbor's house and he would come and take it apart and fix it.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Hopscotch on July 18, 2020, 01:15:24 AM
Ain't this the truth  :icon_rolleyes:

I can recall having to book a call with the operator for long distance to grandma.  No spam in those days, of course.  But The Phone Co no less tyrannical than what we have now, as in James Coburn's "The President's Analyst" (there's a merry lockdown afternoon).
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 20, 2020, 01:51:25 AM
Correct mask wearing should be mandatory  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 20, 2020, 01:52:54 AM
Sports reporters have a difficult job  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: R H Auslander on July 22, 2020, 04:59:41 AM
Sophia doing what she loves best, playing with children. Second photo is Sophia after months of lock down and no children to play with.



Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 23, 2020, 11:10:25 AM
 grint

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 24, 2020, 10:37:08 PM
At least it has a smile   :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: idontknowyet on July 24, 2020, 11:49:50 PM
At least it has a smile   :icon_mrgreen:

Why you be posting pictures of me!!!!!! grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 25, 2020, 12:50:24 AM
At least it has a smile   :icon_mrgreen:

Why you be posting pictures of me!!!!!! grint

Is it a selfie?  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 26, 2020, 09:22:26 PM
Walmart seems to feature a lot  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 26, 2020, 09:33:45 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 26, 2020, 11:02:10 PM
Interesting question  :confused:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 26, 2020, 11:20:18 PM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 26, 2020, 11:21:36 PM
I can relate to this one  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 26, 2020, 11:22:58 PM
Can't make these in SA - still got an alcohol ban  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on July 27, 2020, 03:59:20 AM
(https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s600x600/116264405_10214211400993697_4617353658414902147_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=BHFC6kgN0h4AX_EYmNZ&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=c0dba188bd480b82ae29c14eb6236b53&oe=5F446ACD)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: elleoco on July 28, 2020, 05:50:13 AM
Latest and bestest way to wear a mask:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/representative-jerry-nadler-a-democrat-from-new-york-and-news-photo/1220701613 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/representative-jerry-nadler-a-democrat-from-new-york-and-news-photo/1220701613)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 28, 2020, 06:06:43 AM
Latest and bestest way to wear a mask:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/representative-jerry-nadler-a-democrat-from-new-york-and-news-photo/1220701613 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/representative-jerry-nadler-a-democrat-from-new-york-and-news-photo/1220701613)

 :doh: (in lieu of a face palm)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 28, 2020, 12:03:28 PM
Latest and bestest way to wear a mask:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/representative-jerry-nadler-a-democrat-from-new-york-and-news-photo/1220701613 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/representative-jerry-nadler-a-democrat-from-new-york-and-news-photo/1220701613)

 :doh: (in lieu of a face palm)

That's not a face mask. He's pretending to be a Klingon.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 28, 2020, 09:13:36 PM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on July 28, 2020, 09:16:01 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 28, 2020, 09:18:38 PM
 :icon_rofl: :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on July 30, 2020, 01:53:41 PM
 :shocked:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 01, 2020, 10:49:30 PM
So what risks are you taking ?  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 01, 2020, 10:50:34 PM
I wonder if we'll ever get back to normal in my lifetime  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 01, 2020, 10:52:46 PM
 grint grint grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 01, 2020, 10:55:33 PM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on August 02, 2020, 04:50:10 AM
(https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/116427492_3340415739400699_1600965161916739960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=gyogOqXSsxIAX9kYho7&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=b5905358b501bced2af4a02c50805776&oe=5F4BD3D7)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Mammasan on August 02, 2020, 01:39:53 PM
A masked protester wearing a protective vest threw an explosive device at a federal courthouse. He got identified and caught because his Grandmother, who’d bought the vest for him to protect him from rubber bullets in the protests, posted a review of the vest along with a photo of him modeling it. (Guy’s defense: “The device I’ve been accused of allegedly throwing was allegedly given to me by an unknown protestor with full face coverings. I was allegedly told that it was a strobe firework that wouldn’t damage the building or harm anyone around it.” Arrested for felony arson --which has a minimum of five years [and it probably doesn’t help that the guy was on probation for a felony conviction at the time.])
So heh, Thanks Grandma!!!

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on August 03, 2020, 04:54:31 AM
A masked protester wearing a protective vest threw an explosive device at a federal courthouse. He got identified and caught because his Grandmother, who’d bought the vest for him to protect him from rubber bullets in the protests, posted a review of the vest along with a photo of him modeling it. (Guy’s defense: “The device I’ve been accused of allegedly throwing was allegedly given to me by an unknown protestor with full face coverings. I was allegedly told that it was a strobe firework that wouldn’t damage the building or harm anyone around it.” Arrested for felony arson --which has a minimum of five years [and it probably doesn’t help that the guy was on probation for a felony conviction at the time.])
So heh, Thanks Grandma!!!

Grandma scores one for sweet Justice! ...even if accidentally 😂
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 05, 2020, 06:59:11 PM
A collection - some old, some new.  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 06, 2020, 02:20:35 AM
 grint grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 06, 2020, 02:22:16 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 06, 2020, 02:23:53 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 07, 2020, 03:02:31 AM
 :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 08, 2020, 06:55:06 PM
Surely proof that we don't think this virus is going away any time soon  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 08, 2020, 07:31:28 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 10, 2020, 03:27:33 AM
It's already winter here.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on August 11, 2020, 02:41:43 PM
A revelation about Goliath (yep, that Goliath, the giant Philistine)
😁

https://babylonbee.com/news/bible-experts-determine-goliath-died-of-covid-19?utm_content=bufferbd000&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

🤣
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on August 11, 2020, 02:54:39 PM
A revelation about Goliath (yep, that Goliath, the giant Philistine)
😁

https://babylonbee.com/news/bible-experts-determine-goliath-died-of-covid-19?utm_content=bufferbd000&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

🤣


Quote
One researcher suggested that Goliath did not die of coronavirus but simply ODed, having been stoned. But then the other researchers realized he was telling a dad joke and told him to shut up and keep digging.

 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on August 12, 2020, 12:57:49 AM
A revelation about Goliath (yep, that Goliath, the giant Philistine)
😁

https://babylonbee.com/news/bible-experts-determine-goliath-died-of-covid-19?utm_content=bufferbd000&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

🤣


Quote
One researcher suggested that Goliath did not die of coronavirus but simply ODed, having been stoned. But then the other researchers realized he was telling a dad joke and told him to shut up and keep digging.

 :icon_rofl:

 :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on August 12, 2020, 02:21:31 AM
grint

Good one!
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on August 12, 2020, 11:37:07 AM
The Claymore mask.  :icon_mrgreen:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on August 12, 2020, 05:45:13 PM
The Claymore mask.  :icon_mrgreen:


I sort of want one.   :angel:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: R H Auslander on August 13, 2020, 02:35:17 AM
The Claymore mask.  :icon_mrgreen:
I sort of want one.

Certainly helps with social distancing, but the back blast might be a little hard on your eyebrows.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 14, 2020, 12:59:24 AM
Ouch  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 14, 2020, 01:29:23 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 14, 2020, 01:31:12 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 17, 2020, 09:20:13 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 17, 2020, 09:21:06 PM
 :catrun
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 17, 2020, 09:22:21 PM
 :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 17, 2020, 09:23:21 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on August 18, 2020, 02:58:34 AM
These cats/dog photos and captions are so great. Thanks Jan.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 18, 2020, 03:03:16 AM
These cats/dog photos and captions are so great. Thanks Jan.

I'll post some more  :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 18, 2020, 03:03:50 AM
 :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 18, 2020, 03:04:58 AM
 :catrun
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 18, 2020, 03:07:03 AM
 :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on August 18, 2020, 05:39:06 AM
That cat with the punk-rock mohawk looks badass.  \m/   :band:  \m/
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on August 19, 2020, 03:49:34 AM
Thank you, Jan. My cats are sitting on my papers, the one I'm trying to revise.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 23, 2020, 01:51:03 AM
I can believe it  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on August 23, 2020, 05:28:16 AM
Actually I got caught in a thunderstorm walking this morning and learned you CANNOT breathe through a wet cloth mask. It sucks up against your face and no air gets in. I rarely see anyone when I am walking and am able to social distance if I do, I just do it to set a good example for my kids.  But that was a surprise.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on August 23, 2020, 11:06:51 AM
Actually I got caught in a thunderstorm walking this morning and learned you CANNOT breathe through a wet cloth mask. It sucks up against your face and no air gets in. I rarely see anyone when I am walking and am able to social distance if I do, I just do it to set a good example for my kids.  But that was a surprise.

Plastic shield as well time?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on August 23, 2020, 11:26:36 AM
Actually I got caught in a thunderstorm walking this morning and learned you CANNOT breathe through a wet cloth mask. It sucks up against your face and no air gets in.
That, in a nutshell, is waterboarding.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 23, 2020, 08:28:15 PM
 grint grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on August 24, 2020, 12:58:42 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 29, 2020, 02:21:48 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 29, 2020, 02:25:05 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 31, 2020, 12:30:05 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on August 31, 2020, 01:19:19 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 01, 2020, 04:05:43 AM
Writers would never make this kind of boo-boo - would they?  :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 07, 2020, 09:43:16 PM
 :catrun
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on September 07, 2020, 10:26:43 PM
:catrun

This is so true. I'm sure someone has already written a science fiction story in which cats are in fact evil aliens just waiting for the command to destroy us all. 
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Hopscotch on September 07, 2020, 11:22:15 PM
I'm sure someone has already written a science fiction story in which cats are in fact evil aliens just waiting for the command to destroy us all.

Whoa!  They're not?
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on September 07, 2020, 11:47:15 PM
I'm sure someone has already written a science fiction story in which cats are in fact evil aliens just waiting for the command to destroy us all.

Whoa!  They're not?
The dog told me they are and he never lies. :eek:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on September 08, 2020, 06:16:36 AM
:catrun


This I believe.

My own dearly departed cat was fiercely loyal to me.  Once, my sister and I were bickering a little, and when she walked past kitty, he took a swipe at her leg for no apparent reason.  Kitty wasn't aggressive towards people at all, so this move caught both of us by surprise.  I think he was making his point that he was on Team Jeff and she'd better watch her step.  At other times, he faced off with big dogs in an effort to protect me when he could have easily hidden under a nearby car.  I have no doubt he'd have killed and died for me had the opportunity ever arisen.  And if he had perceived a threat to me, and unleashing a bioweapon against my enemies was within his power, he'd have done it without a second thought.

Man, he was a great cat.  Even all these years later, I still miss my little buddy sometimes.


I'm sure someone has already written a science fiction story in which cats are in fact evil aliens just waiting for the command to destroy us all. 


I think the owner of this forum has written something along those lines.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on September 08, 2020, 08:00:52 AM
Ricky Sides wrote Claws, although it's more horror than SciFi.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I6D68A/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p3_i3


Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on September 08, 2020, 08:52:42 AM

My own dearly departed cat was fiercely loyal to me.  Once, my sister and I were bickering a little, and when she walked past kitty, he took a swipe at her leg for no apparent reason.  Kitty wasn't aggressive towards people at all, so this move caught both of us by surprise.  I think he was making his point that he was on Team Jeff and she'd better watch her step.  At other times, he faced off with big dogs in an effort to protect me when he could have easily hidden under a nearby car.  I have no doubt he'd have killed and died for me had the opportunity ever arisen.  And if he had perceived a threat to me, and unleashing a bioweapon against my enemies was within his power, he'd have done it without a second thought.

Man, he was a great cat.  Even all these years later, I still miss my little buddy sometimes.


We need a :catlove emoji. My first cat was a real lover-boy and after all these years I still miss him.

I've loved watching Cats & Dogs the movie.  :catrun  :dog1: Maybe we need to make a list, but I find that cats in fiction are almost always evil, whereas dogs are depicted the good guys.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 10, 2020, 09:11:27 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 10, 2020, 09:17:34 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 10, 2020, 09:22:44 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on September 11, 2020, 03:08:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mJNa4QU.png)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on September 11, 2020, 07:11:19 AM
(2020 school)


That would actually be an improvement.  Right now, "school" consists of third-grade girls booty dancing on Zoom for their teachers and classmates.  (Seriously; that's one of the anecdotes my teacher neighbor gave me.)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 12, 2020, 02:05:29 AM
 :catrun
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 19, 2020, 12:33:59 AM
 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on September 27, 2020, 02:48:11 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/OjXuykp.png)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: elleoco on September 27, 2020, 02:54:42 AM
Anarchist - That's not funny. It's realistically sad.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on September 27, 2020, 03:22:23 AM
Anarchist - That's not funny. It's realistically sad.
In the same way as People of Walmart is realistically sad....  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 28, 2020, 06:34:11 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 28, 2020, 06:37:23 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 28, 2020, 06:40:06 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on September 28, 2020, 06:42:26 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on September 28, 2020, 06:52:42 AM
That's one of the most realistic-looking mannequins I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on September 28, 2020, 07:49:07 AM
Grin

(https://writersanctum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3640.0;attach=1657;image)

Yes. All the UPS deliveries from online ordering.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on September 28, 2020, 08:32:22 AM
grint

We could have some fun with this one.

"It's not corona I just did a couple of lines."
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on September 28, 2020, 10:57:55 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/OjXuykp.png)

Oddly, during my nightmarish experience at Walmart last week, I noticed that the people NOT wearing masks were in scooters or were their companions.

Being fat is not hazardous to anyone else's health unless the fat person crushes the annoying skinny person. You have been warned!
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on October 05, 2020, 01:22:18 PM
 :dizzy

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on October 05, 2020, 02:00:40 PM
I think we're going to need a bigger boat.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 08, 2020, 11:29:02 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on October 11, 2020, 10:23:23 AM
So It has come to this in 2020.
 
 
 
1. The dumbest, most useless thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.
 
2. I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone.   He asked me what I was wearing.
 
3. In 2019:  Stay away from negative people.   In 2020:  Stay away from positive people
 
4. The world has turned upside down.  Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!
 
5. This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her dog.  It was obvious she thought her dog understood her.  I came into my house & told my cat.  We laughed a lot.
 
6. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit.  Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom
 
7. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet... or should we just only keep washing our hands?
 
8. This virus has done what no woman has been able to do.  Cancel sports, shut down all bars & keep men at home!
 
9. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!
 
10. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
 
11. I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the Backyard.  I’m getting tired of the Living Room.
 
12. The  analogy "The curve is flattening so we can start lifting restrictions now” is like saying “The parachute has slowed our rate of descent, so we can take it off now.”   
 
13. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask & asking for money.
 
14. The spread of COVID-19 is based on 2 things:   
     
     How dense the population is.
     How dense the population is.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on October 16, 2020, 01:26:55 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on October 16, 2020, 02:44:55 PM
grint


That's for real, man.  Sunglasses, safety goggles, whatever... masks fog all that crap up.

What kind of gear did Darth Vader use?  I'll bet his viewing lenses never fogged up.  I'd like to have something like that.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on October 16, 2020, 02:50:26 PM
What kind of gear did Darth Vader use?  I'll bet his viewing lenses never fogged up.  I'd like to have something like that.

I'm actually surprised that hasn't become a thing.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on October 16, 2020, 10:17:38 PM
What kind of gear did Darth Vader use?  I'll bet his viewing lenses never fogged up.  I'd like to have something like that.

I'm actually surprised that hasn't become a thing.

I was sorely tempted to find myself a Darth Vader helmet for my last Zoom meeting. I already use a Star Destroyer bridge background.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on October 17, 2020, 05:51:53 AM
I already use a Star Destroyer bridge background.


(https://i.postimg.cc/X7ChMhVP/gjhgj.gif) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Luke Everhart on October 18, 2020, 03:16:25 AM
Not a graphic meme but definitely a lighter side thing.
(This is satire obviously and hilarious!)
--- from the Babylon Bee
With many Americans eager to get back to work, state governors across the country are responding with their plans for giving everyone permission to be normal human beings again. One state governor is enjoying universal acclaim after unveiling his own innovative plan for getting his state reopened.
The new plan is called 'Our Vision for Health, Safety, Virtue, and Eternal Peace' and is a 37-step, 10-year plan for slowly opening up sections of the state economy. It reads as follows:

1. Form an exploratory committee to consult various experts on reopening things
2. Set date to hear recommendations from the exploratory committee
3. Create a panel of experts to explore the recommendations recommended by the exploratory committee
4. Build a brand new website to post exploratory committee recommendations for public comment
5. Discuss feedback from health experts over catered seafood lunch
6. Wait 4 weeks to see if catered seafood lunch led to any additional COVID infections
7. Hire commission to gauge the effectiveness of collaboration over catered seafood lunches
8. Take away all the guns
9. Announce a 12-phase reopening of the economy, starting with the businesses with the best lobbyists
10. Begin Phase 1
11. Form a new committee to review the effectiveness of Phase 1 before moving on to Phase 2
12. Order drones from China and post them in front of every hair salon
13. Draft new legislation to allow voting by show of hands over Facebook live
14. Announce reopening of all golf courses in close proximity to the statehouse
15. Hold public hearings on the effectiveness of the implementation of Phase 1
16. Repeat parts 1-15 until all 12 phases are completed
17. Form an exploratory committee to research alternate food sources now that catered seafood no longer available
18. Draft legislation allowing people to eat squirrels and possums
19. Overturn squirrels and possums legislation after animal rights groups protest
20. Hire animal rights groups to enforce the overturning of the legislation in order to protect squirrels and possums
21. Introduce tax bill to fund arming all police officers with harpoon guns and spears
22. Strengthen the security of governors mansion with sniper towers and tiger pits
23. ...Maybe also a moat around the governor’s mansion
24. More drones from China, maybe bigger ones
25. Pass new legislation to fund hiring more enforcers to enforce things
26. Build checkpoints across the state to distribute milk and guzzoline
27. Create jobs by hiring welders to install armor plating on police cars
28. (redacted)
29. (redacted)
30. (redacted)
31. (redacted)
32. (redacted)
33. (redacted)
34. (redacted)(redacted)(redacted)(redacted)(redacted)(redacted)
35. (Super-secret surprise to be determined later)
36. Open the rest of the economy
37. Gladiator games anyone?

Other states have announced they will wait 10-15 years to judge the effectiveness of this 37 part plan before releasing their own plans.

(link to piece https://babylonbee.com/news/governor-unveils-innovative-37-step-plan-to-reopen-state-over-the-next-10-years?utm_content=buffer4cb21&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer  )
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 04:31:53 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 04:59:43 AM
grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 05:01:34 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 05:07:49 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 05:10:35 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 05:12:39 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 05:15:02 AM
Good one
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 19, 2020, 05:57:03 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 21, 2020, 03:10:51 AM
Especially for the wordsmiths  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on October 22, 2020, 02:31:47 PM
From Jan:

https://writersanctum.com/Covid-KFC.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-KFC.mp4)

I didn't see that coming.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 22, 2020, 06:42:29 PM
From Jan:

https://writersanctum.com/Covid-KFC.mp4 (https://writersanctum.com/Covid-KFC.mp4)

I didn't see that coming.

Nor did they  grint. Sad commentary on job loss and hunger, but at least the victim saw the funny side.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on October 25, 2020, 04:14:08 PM
This about sums it up:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 27, 2020, 10:51:49 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on October 27, 2020, 10:55:51 PM
Of course they were wearing masks then.

How else do you make sure people don't identify whose butt was on view at any given time.

 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 09, 2020, 03:35:41 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on November 09, 2020, 04:28:58 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/41xju4.jpg)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on November 11, 2020, 12:28:25 AM
 :hehe

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 16, 2020, 04:06:51 AM
Courtesy of Private Eye  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 16, 2020, 04:10:36 AM
Courtesy of Private Eye  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 16, 2020, 04:17:49 AM
More from Private Eye  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 16, 2020, 04:20:25 AM
More from Private Eye Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 16, 2020, 04:27:53 AM
Another from Private Eye  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 17, 2020, 01:10:50 AM
Our kind of joke  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on November 17, 2020, 04:14:12 AM
lol. that's a great sign, jan.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Lynn on November 18, 2020, 11:01:01 AM
Our kind of joke  grint
That's a good one. LOL.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 20, 2020, 01:24:59 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on November 20, 2020, 01:51:37 AM
 :tup3b

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on November 20, 2020, 02:50:44 AM
grint

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on November 20, 2020, 03:52:58 AM
(https://preview.redd.it/3clspvtz4jz51.jpg?auto=webp&s=ee53e1a809e2f83b1cc9413a41b1d4eba9a02be3)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on November 21, 2020, 12:15:08 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 21, 2020, 06:38:38 AM

 :icon_cry:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on November 21, 2020, 11:32:10 AM
simon, if anybody could make an adventure out of going nowhere, enid blyton's the one.

jan, loved the vaccine/politician quote.

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on November 21, 2020, 11:46:43 AM
Aren't they breaking quarantine just by meeting up?  :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 21, 2020, 11:52:20 AM
Aren't they breaking quarantine just by meeting up?  :icon_rofl:

Not even a deadly disease can outwit the Famous Five.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on November 21, 2020, 01:02:44 PM
Aren't they breaking quarantine just by meeting up?  :icon_rofl:
Nah. They're a pod. Or whatever you call it. Pod people. There you go.
 :dance:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 22, 2020, 01:30:29 AM
Should be setting an example by wearing masks  grint

Who is missing? Are they in isolation or in hospital  :eek:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on November 22, 2020, 02:26:13 AM
Should be setting an example by wearing masks  grint

Who is missing? Are they in isolation or in hospital  :eek:
Someone had to draw the picture, so that would be your fifth pod person.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 22, 2020, 06:29:23 AM
Timmy, the dog. He's in the pic too.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on November 22, 2020, 12:05:32 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f1OzkcZ.png)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on November 22, 2020, 01:03:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f1OzkcZ.png)


 :icon_rofl:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 22, 2020, 11:04:21 PM
Timmy, the dog. He's in the pic too.

Your memory is better than mine  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 22, 2020, 11:10:08 PM
I did re-read them a fair bit ;-)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on November 23, 2020, 04:39:27 AM
I did re-read them a fair bit ;-)

That's so cute.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on November 23, 2020, 06:33:26 AM
 :angel:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Eric Thomson on November 23, 2020, 06:34:26 AM
 :cheers
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on November 27, 2020, 01:40:57 PM
 :doh:

Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on November 30, 2020, 02:59:47 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on November 30, 2020, 11:43:59 AM
 :icon_rofl:
 :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 02, 2020, 01:43:06 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 02, 2020, 01:44:44 AM
 :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 11, 2020, 02:44:28 AM
Many a true word ...  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: TimothyEllis on December 11, 2020, 03:06:24 AM
 :icon_rofl: :icon_lol2: :tup3b :clap:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 17, 2020, 07:56:15 PM
I think a lot of people will be doing this over the festive season  Grin   tot measure = shot glass
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on December 17, 2020, 11:24:12 PM
I get the joke but what's a tot-measure? Never heard of that before.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 18, 2020, 01:32:15 AM
I get the joke but what's a tot-measure? Never heard of that before.

I think you might call it a 'shot glass'.  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 18, 2020, 01:46:51 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on December 18, 2020, 03:14:00 AM
Ah. :)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 22, 2020, 05:00:43 AM
For our Aussie members  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 22, 2020, 08:36:55 PM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 22, 2020, 08:42:07 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 22, 2020, 11:16:19 PM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 22, 2020, 11:19:03 PM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 12:07:40 AM
Good one  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 12:09:24 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 12:10:59 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on December 23, 2020, 12:57:49 AM
All good ones, Jan.  :roll: Thanks.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 01:28:52 AM
Ouch  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on December 23, 2020, 01:42:45 AM
I love you for this Jan. Keep them coming. (Not to be bossy.)
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 01:53:58 AM
I love you for this Jan. Keep them coming. (Not to be bossy.)

Word use especially for writers  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 01:56:08 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 23, 2020, 03:33:13 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on December 23, 2020, 05:21:00 AM
 :tup3b :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em :help
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on December 23, 2020, 11:23:55 AM
I got my covid test results and I'm so confused.. it was just the number 83.

On the plus side my IQ test came back positive.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on December 24, 2020, 04:43:34 AM
Quarantine has turned us into dogs.

We roam the house all day looking for food. We are told "no" if we get too close to strangers. And we get really excited about car rides.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 24, 2020, 05:48:30 AM
I can relate to this  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Anarchist on December 24, 2020, 11:48:06 AM
Ever since the pandemic started, every morning I proudly announce to my family that I’m going for a jog and then I don’t.

It’s my longest running joke of the year so far...
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 27, 2020, 05:17:21 PM
Another one for writers  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:17:26 AM
Lockdown truths  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:18:34 AM
For all the husbands  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:20:06 AM
  :confused: :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:21:33 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:22:47 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:25:20 AM
Too true  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:27:56 AM
 :icon_rolleyes: true
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:33:08 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 02:34:30 AM
 :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 03:40:49 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 04, 2021, 03:42:34 AM
 :dog1: :clap:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 05, 2021, 12:59:27 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 05, 2021, 01:00:49 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 06, 2021, 03:05:18 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 06, 2021, 03:08:05 AM
 I wonder how many future books, plays and films are going to be based on a covid theme  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 06, 2021, 03:10:07 AM
People who have actually passed a kidney stone will identify with this one  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 06, 2021, 03:11:16 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 06, 2021, 03:12:55 AM
Ouch  Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 06, 2021, 03:14:08 AM
Clever  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: notthatamanda on January 06, 2021, 04:30:20 AM
Thank you for all of these Jan.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: djmills on January 06, 2021, 06:25:17 AM
I love these. I start the day with a smile. Thanks. :-) 
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: LilyBLily on January 06, 2021, 07:00:56 AM
 :banana:   :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: VanessaC on January 06, 2021, 06:38:37 PM
Thank you so much for keeping these going Jan - much appreciated!

 :pdt
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 07, 2021, 02:54:36 AM
Thanks for your thanks.  :Tup2:  Glad you are enjoying these.  grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on January 07, 2021, 07:14:35 AM
Thank you, Jan. I enjoy the laughs you provide. A friend posted this about some signs on a synagogue and it's too good not to share:
Thou shalt not covid thy neighbour's wife.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 07, 2021, 05:38:37 PM
Thank you, Jan. I enjoy the laughs you provide. A friend posted this about some signs on a synagogue and it's too good not to share:
Thou shalt not covid thy neighbour's wife.

 :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 09:45:46 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 11:25:38 PM
 :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 11:27:27 PM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 11:33:48 PM
 :icon_rolleyes: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 11:37:17 PM
 :icon_lol2:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 11:38:44 PM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 08, 2021, 11:39:42 PM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:39:16 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:40:29 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:41:54 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:43:29 AM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:44:43 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:45:50 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:47:13 AM
 :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:48:35 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:49:37 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:50:36 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:51:56 AM
 :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:53:02 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 11, 2021, 01:54:04 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 15, 2021, 05:51:10 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 18, 2021, 05:03:12 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 24, 2021, 09:45:04 PM
 :catrun
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 24, 2021, 09:46:42 PM
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 25, 2021, 03:49:34 AM
 :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 25, 2021, 04:37:25 AM
 Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: idontknowyet on January 25, 2021, 06:10:25 AM
:catrun
that is totally wrong the guy has pants on
you know you cant zoom with pants on its against the law
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on January 25, 2021, 11:54:26 AM
:catrun
that is totally wrong the guy has pants on
you know you cant zoom with pants on its against the law

I was thinking the same thing. At least he has bedroom slippers on.   :tup3b
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 25, 2021, 06:31:44 PM
:catrun
that is totally wrong the guy has pants on
you know you cant zoom with pants on its against the law

I was thinking the same thing. At least he has bedroom slippers on.   :tup3b

How do you know they are not pyjama pants?  Grin :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Maggie Ann on January 25, 2021, 11:39:53 PM
:catrun
that is totally wrong the guy has pants on
you know you cant zoom with pants on its against the law

I was thinking the same thing. At least he has bedroom slippers on.   :tup3b

How do you know they are not pyjama pants?  Grin :hehe

Because they don't have Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker all over them. I'm assuming the Winnie the Pooh are in the wash.
 grint
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on January 26, 2021, 01:38:14 AM


The new refrain:
"You're late."
"Sorry. Had to go back for my mask."
😏  :icon_rolleyes: Grin
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 03, 2021, 03:28:56 AM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 05, 2021, 11:19:34 PM
Home Schooling at its best. Not quite covid related, but cute.  :dog1:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Vijaya on February 05, 2021, 11:35:37 PM
Aw, so sweet! Those little puppy tails.
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: idontknowyet on February 06, 2021, 01:57:30 PM
sheep dont look that cute now. they look like dirty cotton balls.

The puppies on the other hand. soo cute!
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 07, 2021, 11:36:46 PM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 07, 2021, 11:37:52 PM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 07, 2021, 11:40:11 PM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 11, 2021, 06:51:33 PM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 23, 2021, 01:49:25 AM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 23, 2021, 01:50:32 AM
 :icon_rolleyes: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 23, 2021, 03:43:20 AM
 :hehe
Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 23, 2021, 03:45:34 AM
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Title: Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
Post by: Jan Hurst-Nicholson on February 23, 2021, 03:48:25 AM
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