Last reply 1 month ago
Daily Briefing Covid-19 [Apr 22nd '20]

Morning all,

I have taken an executive decision – in my lone office – to
not so much abandon these but to still grab the interesting stuff I find and make similar posts but at less rigorous daily times.

I have been immensely flattered by the many remarks I have received and I am glad I have made some of you smile. Thank you.

One suggested I use fewer (though they said less and I am a terrible pedant) long words. I am afraid that is not possible for me. I write as I think; stream of consciousness. If I use a word then I thought it, I didn’t work with a thesaurus to fish it out to impress.

Words I particularly like are disintermediation, disambiguation, egregious, disestablishmentarianism, epidemiological. Well, these are the ones at the moment. My brain can only hold a few at a time, like remembering only one joke. I know that I know some corkers. Damned if I can remember them. MS or just age?

For those of us of a certain vintage and remember Cheers (which spawned open of my TV faves, Frasier) will get this joke.

Q- What have Abe Lincoln and Cheers got in common>?

A – Both were shot in front of a live audience.

Ba da boom. I will be back with relevant Covid stuff (there is some coming, I spoke to an MS nurse this morning)

Stay safe you ‘orrible lot. x

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dominics
1 month ago

And who knew there was a fellow geeky but most excellent Canadian Rock band – Rush – aficionado amongst us?

@vixen one of my great regrets is not going to see Rush, AC/DC and Led Zepplin when I could have.

I saw the Stones about 15y ago in Vancouver and it sucked. Everyone sitting down, no sweaty mass crammed up against the stage with bouncers picking out pretty girls – all the bad but kind of de rigeur rocker vibe stuff – and many parents who had forced their bored looking teens along at a hundred bucks a ticket and generally an overly geriatric feel to the whole thing 🙁

I resolved then and there to let the memories live as I want and not to ruin them by going to a concert like those.


vixen
1 month ago

Hello @domincs, yes I saw them on the Subdivisions tour AND got a signed programme! Have seen AC/DC too but not Zep. Clearly an age thing, as I am a massive Frasier fan too 🙂


dominics
1 month ago

Gah. I hate you. In the nicest possible sense 😉 I did see Robert Plant at a private do type thing. Everyone bored with his material until one LZ riff and the place went silent and then he had the room.


watsoncraig
1 month ago

@dominics your posts have been great, something to look forward too.

@dominics an @vixen i’ll trump you both, I have been to see Kylie


vixen
1 month ago

@watsoncraig, well, I saw Jason Donovan! I did see Kylie in the flesh in a café in Sydney. Teeny tiny pocket-sized songstress.


dominics
1 month ago

@watsoncraig – I am sorry for you. A cross to take to your grave. I imagine that scarred you in many hidden ways.


guinness
1 month ago

you couldn’t do any better than KNEBWORTH blows GLASTENBURY to bits, nobody better than the STONES, the POGUES, brilliant live I can go on and on, love your long words dominics, my wife likes, Epiploicapendigitis


highlander
1 month ago

Just incase anyone wanted to know what it is… like me……
Epiploic appendagitis is a rare condition that causes intense stomach pain. It’s often mistaken for other conditions, such as diverticulitis or appendicitis. It happens when you lose blood flow to very small pouches of fat that are situated over the colon, or large intestine.
I feel better knowing that now😀


guinness
1 month ago

@highlander congratulations you did your homework, yes its rare some Drs/consultants will never come across it, the pain is unbelievable


highlander
1 month ago

@guinness
Kinda phrased that wrong, sorry my bad.


dominics
1 month ago

@guiness – that word wins the week. Tell your wife that I am humbled.


dominics
1 month ago

@guinness – even

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