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For all the people who've binged Tiger King

CoronaLola: A Coronavirus Kinks Parody

If Trump were Captain of the Titanic:

There isn’t any iceberg.

There was an iceberg but it’s in a totally different ocean.

The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon.

There is an iceberg but we didn’t hit the iceberg.

We hit the iceberg, but the damage will be repaired very shortly.

The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg.

We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats.

Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them.

We don’t have any lifeboats, we’re not lifeboat distributors.

Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats.

I really don’t think we need that many lifeboats.

We have lifeboats and they’re supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passenger’s lifeboats.

The lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain of this ship.

Nobody could have foreseen the iceberg.

Not mine - an email from my sister!

'Wonderchicken' is the earliest known modern bird at nearly 67 million years old

‘Wonderchicken’ is the earliest known modern bird at nearly 67 million years old
The animal is a common ancestor of today’s ducks and chickens

By Carolyn Gramling

March 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Behold the Wonderchicken, the earliest modern bird ever found.

Asteriornis maastrichtensis lived 66.7 million years ago, less than a million years before the asteroid impact that doomed all nonavian dinosaurs. The winged and beaked descendants of this quail-sized bird, however, survived that mass extinction event, forming a long lineage that includes modern chickens and ducks.

Based on analyses of fossil remains, which consist of a nearly complete skull and a few limb bones, the bird is closely related to the most recent common ancestor of land fowl and waterfowl, researchers report March 18 in Nature.

A. maastrichtensis’ skull is “a never previously seen mashup of ducklike and chickenlike features,” says Daniel Field, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Cambridge. “It’s like a turducken.”

More: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/wonderchicken-fossil-earliest-known-modern-bird

This is an older animation, but fun

OMG - just now on CNN the mayor of New Orleans said they're using the Convention Center

As a hospital.

After the Katrina aftermath, doesn't that place have enough bad karma?

Jesus Christ Cancels Return To Earth Amid Pandemic - The Onion Presents The Topical - Episode 44

Just got an emergency alert telling 65+ to stay at home

On my cell with a warning tone - startled the hell out of me since I have tried to turn off ALL alert notifications to prevent getting any from Dolt45.

I do not see how my husband and I can stay at home all the time. We have no one to get essentials for us. In fact, my husband assists several friends so they can get essentials and to doctor's visits - and those people are younger than his 68 age!

The Beatles on Coronavirus

With all the news about protective equipment, this caught my eye

Today I was at a lumberyard that also sells various home improvement stuff, but mostly to contractors.

They had stuff set up across from the information desk and checkout - Tyvek suits, masks, gloves, etc. All was the normal items that workers use when they are spray painting houses, or working with materials that they do not want to get on themselves.

Every bit of it could be used in a hospital for PPE and would work better than garbage bags and improvised masks.

it's not as if the display was new - it was all dusty so obviously had been there a while. Has anyone thought of using items other than N95 masks for medical PPE rather than for construction work?
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