Virgo: (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Certain shortcomings in your education and upbringing cause you to read meaning into the relationships among various celestial bodies.

— The Onion

3D cheesecake 27: indoor kittens


It turns out my cheesecake archives are surprisingly short on pictures of fully-dressed young women who are clearly inside of a home. Lots of outdoor kittens in bikinis, lots of indoor kittens in lingerie, and vast quantities of kittens in less. I guess it’s a case of au naturel selection.

Unrelated, with apologies to Jimmy Buffett…

🎶 🎶 🎶
Idlin’ the days away in my Coronaville,
  Searchin’ for hydro-oxy-chloroquine.
CNN claims that Orange Man Bad’s to blame,
  But we know … it’s all China’s fault.
🎶 🎶 🎶

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Goin’ batsoup crazy…


Too soon, China, too soon:

(via)

Dear Amazon,


While this would provide a cardio workout, I’m pretty sure it’s not a kettlebell, despite being categorized as such:

Likewise, I’m sure chicks dig this, but still, not a kettlebell:

(I was thinking of picking up a pair of nice sandbags for doing Farmer’s Walks, but shipment of exercise equipment has been indefinitely delayed pretty much everywhere; I’ll just have to make do for now by strapping 4-kilo ankle weights to my largest pair of bells)

(By the way, the “sand kettlebells” on Amazon are obvious crap; it’s telling that not a single one of them has any reviews at all. It looks like the best thing on the market is the Rogue Fitness Strongman Throw Bag, which costs more empty than a good 70-pound bell plus shipping)

Annals of the not-very-bright, volume 37


Nintendo:
to keep people from changing the clock to cheat at Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we’ve made it impossible to transfer your save file to another Switch, back it up to our paid cloud service, or have multiple save files on a single console. If your Switch gets busted, stolen, or lost, kiss your island goodbye. For now, anyway; we’re thinking about offering a custom transfer/restore option sometime, maybe, later.
Every gaming site:
just turn off Internet time sync, and you can freely change the clock to cheat at Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

I guess now we know what the decision-makers at the WHO and CDC were up to before they got sidetracked by Corona-chan…

Dear Amazon,


Well, of course it’s gluten-free; most plastics are.

In fairness, this one is a wrong-photo problem, not the usual categorization error:

True Colors


Democrats worried about Joe Biden’s mental functionality have been suggesting that he be replaced at the convention with a stronger candidate, like NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Who just signed an executive order to have the National Guard sieze medical equipment from upstate hospitals to serve New York City. But don’t worry, it’s only 10% 20% of their ventilators and protective equipment. And he promises to give it all back when he’s done with it.

Pixiv: glasses, half-full and half-empty


Tagging for half-rim glasses is annoyingly inconsistent on Pixiv, so I ended up doing a comprehensive search for all kinds of eyewear, then manually selecting both kinds of half-rims.

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One size doesn’t fit all…


Sweeping shutdown orders that fail to take into account population density, treating inner cities the same as suburbs and rural villages.

Whimsical decisions on what businesses are and aren’t essential, with no regard for practicality, sensibility, or Constitutionality.

Tons of food being thrown away because the producers and distributors that handle commercial sales have no customers.

Big-box stores allowed to remain open but restricted in what kinds of products they can sell, based on one man’s opinion of what people should be allowed to buy.

Houses of worship threatened with permanent closure unless they “voluntarily” shut down, but not applied to all religions equally.

Senior citizens standing in line at dawn for the chance to buy staples.

A black market in dog-borrowing for a chance to get out of the house.

Low-density parks and beaches shut down, because theoretically a group could show up.

And this is far from an exhaustive list; it’s just what I remembered from the past week off the top of my head.

America is getting an object lesson in centrally-planned economies and petty tyranny, and guess what? 90% of it is coming from Democrats.

Afternoon grocery update

Since I needed a few onions for my weekend recipes, I hit the second-closest Safeway. The only things completely out of stock were TP, flour, yeast, and sanitizing wipes. Everything else was present in reasonable quantity, although it looks like someone’s throwing a Tide Pod party tomorrow. Rice was abundant in packages of all sizes, so much so that there was an endcap display of jasmine rice.

The in-store bakery was keeping the shelves filled, but not getting a lot of business. In particular, the decision to create pre-packed doughnut boxes clearly wasn’t popular, because they made sure every assortment included all the unpopular crap that’s usually left over at the end of the day.

“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”