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  1. I'll have to check that out. The last time I played Flight Simulator it looked like this...
  2. At the 50,000 foot level it shows June 2020 but when I zoom in it reverts to older passes.
  3. I can see the concern about losing sunlight through windows and in the yard/garden, but more importantly they are concerned about losing access to air... I'm sympathetic to homeowners not wanting their neighborhood to change, but losing access to air is sillier than the "Bridge of Death" argument against the Heights Walmart.
  4. Except if you're in Europe... https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/08/driver-crashed-train-while-drunk-then-fled-to-buy-wine-to-cover-it-up-10538385/ https://www.thelocal.de/20190110/drunk-ice-train-driver-heavily-over-the-limit-misses-stop-at-wittenberg https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/boozed-up-train-driver-caught-9032907 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8528842.stm
  5. Houston's famous Starbucks at 'the end of the universe' flames out https://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-08-20-starbucks-location-closed-shuttered-2029-west-gray-shepherd-river-oaks-shopping-center-lewis-black/
  6. You might be surprised how much some women can go through. I know this TP shortage has been much more stressful for my wife than for me.
  7. When that dog decides to do it's business, there's gonna be a big, big mess.
  8. Make sure you are wearing your bananas come Monday...
  9. Good, I'm glad to hear that.... I might need to make a large withdrawal.
  10. Yeah...I tried it a couple of months ago to see why people were shooting each other over it. It's good, but mainly it's that it's a bigger chunk of chicken than anyone else.
  11. Got stuck on the Westworld series last week. Best thing since GoT finished up. Still working my way through season 2. Found a Timmy Chan's on Bissonnet that has a pretty good grilled fish. Not on the normal menu, but instead they have some other stuff plastered in the take out window. Will have to go back and try some more of it. That reminded me that I need to seek out the Original Timmy Chan's. Wife and kids have been cooking up a storm so we've had homemade bagels, cookies, macaroons, cakes, cupcakes, etc.plus whatever entree dishes my wife gets inspired to make (she made coq au vin last week). Our fridge is absolutely stuffed with leftovers. There's a couple of boba tea places on Bellaire we've tried and some we've gone back to after not going for a long time. One of them (boba island) makes calamari that will make you breathe fire. I've discovered our local super target is social distance friendly. Since the prices are slightly higher than kroger or heb, not as many people shop there and since the store is physically larger there's plenty of space between people, even at the checkouts. Never used curbside pickup until a few weeks ago. Now that's our primary grocery shopping venue. Been able to get toilet paper most times we order, though it's usually some random brand. But, I'm not picky about that. Saw plenty of paper towels at two different krogers on the west side of town today. And some toilet paper (though not much) as well. Flour is still hard to find. Had to buy a 25lb bag to keep the baked goods coming.
  12. That's a good question. I'm sure that's going to be circulating in the courts, and not just here. Apparently, other cities in Texas and around the country have already issued similar orders (and oddly, the $1000 fine seems to be ubiquitous). I'm sure we'll see lots of fireworks in the coming days at both the local and state levels. I wouldn't be surprised if there is some revision to this order coming soon. For example, most banks don't allow you to wear face coverings inside, for obvious reasons. I'm sure there are other unconsidered consequences to this that will come out.
  13. As I recall, you're repulsed and angry about any situation involving Trump, however tenuous. Don't be frightened, though. You'll get your chance to be heard on the matter come November.
  14. Well, except that China's case numbers and death rate is ridiculously low by global standards. If you apply the US death rate to the population of china (1,408,526,449 x .01227%) you get 172,815 deaths making China (not surprisingly) by far the global leader.
  15. Since all of these items are directly traceable back to China, we need a president who will act quickly to institute travel bans and ride herd on China. I guess that would be Biden?
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