Tuesday, April 7, 2020

BOTB Results: The Quarantine NEWS!

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Headcount! How many of us remain virus free? Raising my virtual hand right now! I spent my time wisely staying out of the droplet storm we are all warned of...darn bats and humans. You can't trust them. Turns out, tigers are "iffy," too...and their KING is absolutely nuts. 

This is the kind of "news" I'm absorbing during my quarantine. Good times, good times...


BACK TO THE BATTLE RESULTS!  I couldn't have called this battle, my peeps -- it was a tuneful clash of the Titans, without the soulful eyes of a glistening Harry Hamlin (as if there could ever be a Clash of the Titans without Harry...but I digress). 

The votes: 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Alex
Diedre
Janet
aisasami
Mike

Bee Gees
Arlee
Debra

Huey Lewis & the News
Mike
Stephen
Mary B.
Cathy
Birgit
John
angryparsnip

So what you're trying to tell me is you ARE coming 'round here, stayin' alive is not a priority, and the NEWS is good.

Huey Lewis and the News, to the victor goes the spoils!! Sing us out!!


Friends, please check out the rest of the crew! I'll see you back here on the 1st - and good luck to all the A-to-Z Challenge bloggers this April!!



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Battle of the Bands: April Fool's Day? For Whom? Musical or Medical?


As always, a big thank you to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. "Brudder!" McCARTHY for hosting and keeping us on track. My personal Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and results appear magically on the seventh, God willing. Several of the battling buddies post on the 15th also, so make sure you visit and vote, no more than ten times each or so. You know...legal.

First of all, let's review the current challenge between dear, ole' Stephen T. McCarthy (my brudder) and I...that we do a FOOLISH blog theme!

Immediately, a theme came to mind. This particular foolishness knows no boundaries. It's shared by one and all, no matter your belief or faith in the powers that be or confidence in the world of medicine.

You guessed it: I'm talking about the quarantine.

Just to be clear, I think that it's a good idea to stay close to home and try and keep this new bug at bay -- ESPECIALLY for all the folks who might not weather it well. Truth be told, I would be in that "watch yerself, don't do nuttin' foolish" group. 

Well played, if it keeps us healthy, folks. There are legitimately some terrible outcomes of this virus, like deaths in all age groups! Careful, thoughtful, level-headed decisions are not what I'm talking about here.

But, people...there's a goldmine of foolishness out there. 

Like what, Cherdo? 

How about bad data, "no data" presented as data, outright lies and statistical high-jinks, bad medical "guesses" presented as good advice, purely Googled advice, crowd based medical-freelancing, pandemic pandemonium, political nonsense, bill padding, quarantine mocking, toilet paper hoarding, media malarkey, too soon, too late, trust no one...trust fate...I'm gonna need my own neck doctor from shaking my head so much. From purposeful coughing on produce, CoVid 19 parties, to fighting over paper towels...humans really know how to show their hiney, folks. And this is occurring at all levels of income, all religions, all political parties, all ethnicity...it's the equal opportunity kind of foolishness that many partake of. 

The good news is that it makes me really WANT to stay home. Quarantine? Nay...Quarantastic!

So, for this FOOLISH theme, I ask you to put all the madcap foolishness aside and pick the tune that feels like the best theme song for your particular quarantine experience (OR your favorite).

CONTENDER #1: 
DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS





CONTENDER #2: STAYIN' ALIVE
THE BEE GEES


CONTENDER #3:  I WANT A NEW DRUG
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS


By the way, in case you are wondering, my family is doing fine, thank you. We are healthy thus far, thank the Lord, and working from home. I hope that you and yours are doing just as well and will continue to avoid any of the pitfalls of this crazy season of viruses and economic helter skelter.

But, do you know what time it is? VOTING TIME! So, wipe down that keyboard and tap tap tap your little hearts out as you tell me your choice. Then visit all my blog buddies (from a safe distance) to see what they are up to this April Fool's Day.


Everybody: stay well, wash those hands, and meet me back here on April 7th. No foolin'.