Corona State of Mind

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Dr. Baron » 20 Mar 2020, 23:18

I made margaritas for the first time in a year or two. They were, frankly, peerless. Now that the British government has finally shut things down, you’ll need some way to fend off the scurvy.

“Measure” means 1 oz, but use what you like so long as the portions are consistent.

Here’s what you do:
2 measures tequila
1 measure Cointreau
1 measure fresh squeezed key lime juice or some inferior lime juice.
1 teaspoon or tablespoon simple syrup (measure depends on your preference and is based on the aforesaid ounce measurement) ...

Shake with ice, dispense into glass with optional salt on the rim and ice in the glass. I recommend the salt but you’ll find it to be a bit of a ballache after one or two.
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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Mar 2020, 23:36

The average epidemic lasts three months, I heard on TV tonight.
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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Minnie the Minx » 21 Mar 2020, 00:58

I was just thinking about my nurse pal with coronavirus from working in the hospital this evening and went for a walk and was listening to the news from the UK where they were reporting that folk were going to the pub for ‘one last pint.’

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 21 Mar 2020, 02:45

Still Baron wrote:I made margaritas for the first time in a year or two. They were, frankly, peerless. Now that the British government has finally shut things down, you’ll need some way to fend off the scurvy.

“Measure” means 1 oz, but use what you like so long as the portions are consistent.

Here’s what you do:
2 measures tequila
1 measure Cointreau
1 measure fresh squeezed key lime juice or some inferior lime juice.
1 teaspoon or tablespoon simple syrup (measure depends on your preference and is based on the aforesaid ounce measurement) ...

Shake with ice, dispense into glass with optional salt on the rim and ice in the glass. I recommend the salt but you’ll find it to be a bit of a ballache after one or two.


Similar to mine, but then of course it is, it's a Margarita. I reckon the salt rim is unnecessary but whatever floats your boat!

How about a Daiquiri:

2 oz Rum
1 oz Lime
0.5-0.75 oz Syrup (to taste)

Shake with ice and strain etc.
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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 21 Mar 2020, 02:46

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Dr. Baron » 21 Mar 2020, 03:05

I DO believe I’ve some spare rum in the house, seeing as how the Jumper K’s rather understayed their welcome!
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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Six String » 21 Mar 2020, 05:29

I'm using this social distance time to play more guitar and do a few things around the house I've been putting off. Tonght I pulled out my Telecaster for the first tome in ages and played through my Vibro Champ with just a touch of tremelo. I felt like a god.

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Postby Six String » 21 Mar 2020, 05:36

Still Baron wrote:I made margaritas for the first time in a year or two. They were, frankly, peerless. Now that the British government has finally shut things down, you’ll need some way to fend off the scurvy.

“Measure” means 1 oz, but use what you like so long as the portions are consistent.

Here’s what you do:
2 measures tequila
1 measure Cointreau
1 measure fresh squeezed key lime juice or some inferior lime juice.
1 teaspoon or tablespoon simple syrup (measure depends on your preference and is based on the aforesaid ounce measurement) ...

Shake with ice, dispense into glass with optional salt on the rim and ice in the glass. I recommend the salt but you’ll find it to be a bit of a ballache after one or two.


That's my ratios as well but I usually use agave syrup though there's nothing wrong with simple syrup. I shake robustly to get it nice and cold and well mixed. Hard to beat on a warm day or to celebrate the arrival of spring. Heh.

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby The Prof » 21 Mar 2020, 10:05

Lord Rother wrote:
The Prof wrote:He's spent his life lying, bullshitting and blustering through things that I simply question every word he says.

It will be over in 12 weeks if we all pull together.. really?

The country is lacking a leader and has a second rate after-dinner speaker


You have no balance, just prejudice, as pretty much acknowledged in your opening sentence.

BJ is showing an unanticipated maturity and sensitivity in his approach to this crisis.

Anyway, no way anyone is going to change our opinions so pointless exchange I suppose.

Hasn’t he aged in the last couple of months though? (It always gets them, that job!)


There is a website listing Johnson's lies and correcting them. He has spent his life lying.

As for maturity, at the end of a press conference this week after announcing measures to help sick people he quipped to the press "We'll call it operation Last Gasp". What kind of twat makes jokes like that?

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Sam Stone » 21 Mar 2020, 10:10

Six String wrote:I'm using this social distance time to play more guitar and do a few things around the house I've been putting off. Tonght I pulled out my Telecaster for the first tome in ages and played through my Vibro Champ with just a touch of tremelo. I felt like a god.


I also find that a few practice strums on my guitar is an excellent means of encouraging social distancing.

On a more serious note, a letter from today's Times...

BIG ISSUE IN PERIL

Sir, In the next few months 29 years of trade and support for Big Issue vendors could be destroyed. We are one of the only businesses to operate exclusively on the streets, and empty high streets mean no sales, no cash and no support, which means no Big Issue. Our 1,400 vendors, who struggle with health and wellbeing issues, are losing the fight to earn their own money because of the impact of Covid-19 on their livelihoods. To prevent the temporary death of the high street turning into the permanent death of The Big Issue, we need 60,000 people to visit bigissue.com and provide us with financial support. Since the magazine’s launch in 1991 we have helped more than 100,000 people across the UK by sharing (on average) £5 million with Big Issue vendors each year. But if the streets remain deserted, and we don’t sell more subscriptions or digital issues, we will be on our way out in a month.

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Lord Rother » 21 Mar 2020, 18:51

Italy - 793 deaths yesterday.

New York - 1958 new cases yesterday.

UK - 1035 new cases, 56 deaths.

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Lord Rother » 22 Mar 2020, 15:00

The daily update for deaths in U.K. has been updated from yesterday’s 56 to 10... rest of the stats (new cases etc.) not updated yet.

I find 10 hard to believe but there you go.

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Postby Lord Rother » 22 Mar 2020, 15:06

Apparently that might just be death stats from Wales and Scotland so England’s numbers might not be included yet. Oh well....

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Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Mar 2020, 02:11

But Jimbo says it's fake news!

Er, how is Jimbo lately?

As for us, we've quit the city and relocated to Upstate New York, with me "working remotely."

I figured less population density might mean more resources per number of people, but it's really a crap shoot. I'm not actually so scared of contracting the bug as I am of curtailment of civil liberties, dystopian societal scenarios and so forth.

I fear for my elderly parents in the Bay Area.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Mar 2020, 08:38

I'm guessing that's about 360,000 cases and - roughly- 16,000 deaths, across 160 countries?

Coronavirus global cases, 24 March 2020

This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.
Cases Deaths
China 81,514 3,274
Italy 63,927 6,077
USA 46,272 607
Spain 35,136 2,311
Germany 29,056 123
Iran 23,049 1,812
France 19,856 860
South Korea 9,037 120
Switzerland 8,795 120
UK 6,650 335
Netherlands 4,749 213
Austria 4,474 21
Belgium 3,743 88
Norway 2,625 10
Canada 2,088 25
Portugal 2,060 23
Sweden 2,046 27
Brazil 1,924 34
Australia 1,682 7
Turkey 1,529 37
Malaysia 1,518 14
Denmark 1,460 24
Israel 1,442 1
Czech Republic 1,236 1
Japan 1,128 42
Ireland 1,125 6
Ecuador 981 18
Luxembourg 875 8
Pakistan 875 6
Poland 749 8
Chile 746 2
Thailand 721 1
Diamond Princess cruise ship 712 8
Finland 700 1
Greece 695 17
Iceland 588 1
Indonesia 579 49
Romania 576 7
Saudi Arabia 562
Singapore 509 2
Philippines 501 33
Qatar 501
India 499 10
Slovenia 442 3
Russia 438 1
South Africa 402
Peru 395 5
Bahrain 377 2
Mexico 367 4
Egypt 366 19
Estonia 352
Panama 345 6
Croatia 315 1
Argentina 301 4
Colombia 277 3
Lebanon 267 4
Iraq 266 23
Serbia 249 3
Dominican Republic 245 3
Armenia 235
Algeria 230 17
Bulgaria 201 3
United Arab Emirates 198 2
Taiwan 195 2
Kuwait 189
San Marino 187 20
Slovakia 186
Latvia 180
Lithuania 179 1
Hungary 167 8
Uruguay 162
Costa Rica 158 2
New Zealand 155
Morocco 143 4
North Macedonia 136 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 136 1
Andorra 133 1
Jordan 127
Vietnam 123
Faroe Islands 118
Cyprus 116 1
Moldova 109 1
Malta 107
Albania 104 4
Burkina Faso 99 4
Sri Lanka 97
Brunei 91
Tunisia 89 3
Cambodia 87
Venezuela 84
Belarus 81
Senegal 79
Ukraine 73 3
Azerbaijan 72 1
Réunion 71
Oman 66
Guadeloupe 62 1
Kazakhstan 62
Georgia 61
West Bank 57
Cameroon 56
Martinique 53 1
Liechtenstein 51
Trinidad and Tobago 51
Uzbekistan 46
Cuba 40 1
Afghanistan 40 1
Nigeria 40 1
DR Congo 36 2
Mauritius 36 2
Rwanda 36
Bangladesh 33 3
Puerto Rico 31 2
Honduras 30
Guam 29 1
Ghana 27 2
Montenegro 27 1
Bolivia 27
Ivory Coast 25
Mayotte 24
Monaco 23
Paraguay 22 1
Guatemala 20 1
Guyana 20 1
French Guiana 20
Guernsey 20
Guernsey 20
Jamaica 19 1
Togo 18
French Polynesia 18
Barbados 17
Kenya 16
Kyrgyzstan 16
Jersey 16
Gibraltar 15
Jersey 15
Maldives 13
Isle of Man 13
Tanzania 12
Madagascar 12
Ethiopia 11
Mongolia 10
Aruba 9
Equatorial Guinea 9
Uganda 9
New Caledonia 8
Saint Martin 8
Seychelles 7
Benin 6
Bermuda 6
Haiti 6
Gabon 6 1
El Salvador 5
Suriname 5
Cayman Islands 5 1
Bahamas 4
Curaçao 4 1
Eswatini 4
Greenland 4
Guinea 4
Namibia 4
Congo 4
Angola 3
Antigua and Barbuda 3
Cape Verde 3
Central African Republic 3
Djibouti 3
Fiji 3
Liberia 3
Niger 3
Saint Barthelemy 3
Saint Lucia 3
Zambia 3
Zimbabwe 3 1
Bhutan 2
Dominica 2
Gambia 2 1
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Nepal 2
Nicaragua 2
Sint Maarten 2
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Gaza 2
Chad 2
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Vatican 1
Montserrat 1
Mozambique 1
Papua New Guinea 1
St Vincent and the Grenadines 1
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Re: Corona State of Mind

Postby Sam Stone » 24 Mar 2020, 09:26

In the midst of all the horror stories about greedy fuckers barging their way into NHS- and OAP-designated shopping hours at supermarkets, It's heartening to read that there are still some decent people out there...

From this morning's Guardian


Irish doctors and nurses struggle to return

Dozens of young Irish doctors and nurses have quit their jobs in Australia to return home to fight the pandemic but cannot get flights, leaving them in limbo, reports my colleague Rory Carroll in Dublin.

Several airlines have suspended flights from Australia to Ireland and other routes are closed because of bans on transit through Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Some business class flights remain available but are very expensive, prompting the medics to ask the Irish government to arrange a flight and if necessary charter a plane.

“We are all ready and have quit our jobs,” Zoe Lynch, 27, part of a 65-strong group of doctors who have resigned posts in Perth, told the Irish Independent. “Some doctors were in senior positions. The hospitals in Perth have been totally supportive of our decision.”

The department of foreign affairs said it was advising the medics but did not indicate if it would arrange a flight. It did so earlier this week for 135 citizens, mainly backpackers, stranded in Peru.

Ireland has recorded 1,125 cases of coronavirus, and six deaths.

Health officials and government ministers were expected on Tuesday to announce additional restrictions that will tighten a partial lockdown but not go as far as the UK’s.

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Postby Deebank » 24 Mar 2020, 10:08

My lovely nurse last week was Irish.
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Postby Samoan » 24 Mar 2020, 14:01

What's tricky is that advice, especially for *seniors and those self-quarantining or isolating becomes untenable within 8 to 12 hours -

* “ Your family may be able to help even if they live miles away – they can set up online deliveries from supermarkets or from fast food chains using Deliveroo. Of course if you are good on the internet you can do these things yourself ”

"Online food shopping is impossible to do at the moment as none of the major supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, etc) takes orders especially from new customers therefore this advice should be updated."
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Postby Deebank » 24 Mar 2020, 14:07

Currently having the full ‘Keef’ treatment.
I've been talking about writing a book - 25 years of TEFL - for a few years now. I've got it in me.

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Postby Copehead » 25 Mar 2020, 10:55

Lord Rother wrote:
The Prof wrote:He's spent his life lying, bullshitting and blustering through things that I simply question every word he says.

It will be over in 12 weeks if we all pull together.. really?

The country is lacking a leader and has a second rate after-dinner speaker


You have no balance, just prejudice, as pretty much acknowledged in your opening sentence.

BJ is showing an unanticipated maturity and sensitivity in his approach to this crisis.

Anyway, no way anyone is going to change our opinions so pointless exchange I suppose.

Hasn’t he aged in the last couple of months though? (It always gets them, that job!)
:lol:


Now seems to be time for the 50,000 extra nurses, 10,000 extra Doctors, 40 new hospitals and 350m £ a week extra for the NHS.

Pity they were just lies to fool idiots

He isn't leading in the crisis he is being dragged to each decision by public opinion and other leaders forcing him - Macron threatening to close UK access to Europe unless he got a grip.

The man is hopelessly out of his depth and is about to start a cull of his natural voters - the over 70s and the stupid - unprecedented in modern history through his ineptitude.

I bet half your family could die and you'd still be singing his praises :lol:


Meanwhile why have the shelves been stripped bare of flour ? Do these morons suddenly think they are all going to bake bread for the first time ever like some nascent Paul Hollywood?

The stupidity of the Rothers of this world never fails to deliver.
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