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Subject: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Kairosan117 on 04/22/20 at 7:59 am

I was doing a lot of thinking lately about the conditions of what Covid 19 meant culturally to this decade. Is it a defining moment that culturally shifts the 2020’s much as the impact 9/11 had on the 00s?


Or is it too early to tell. Btw wrote a gravitational article, even though there’s a few typos inserted because my iPad and Vocal don’t mix very will with autocorrect, still if you can get past those few grammatical-errors, an interesting perspective on what this decade might bring.




https://vocal.media/futurism/what-will-life-be-like-post-covid-19

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 04/22/20 at 9:31 am

I have a hard time believing this will define the decade, and I don't think most the predictions in your article will come true. By 2022/2023 or whenever the vaccine comes out, this whole thing will be history.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 04/22/20 at 9:58 am

It's still early to tell, but it does have a high likelihood of becoming the most defining moment if there are massive ramifications that come along with the pandemic.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Kairosan117 on 04/22/20 at 11:20 am

Might not be the only defining moment, but first transition

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 11:22 am


I have a hard time believing this will define the decade, and I don't think most the predictions in your article will come true. By 2022/2023 or whenever the vaccine comes out, this whole thing will be history.
Hoping that the vaccine will be sooner, and as you say this pandemic will be become history just like The Spanish Flu in 1918/19, and previous plagues.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: exodus08 on 04/22/20 at 9:32 pm

I believe this will be a 2020/‘21 thing.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/22/20 at 11:04 pm

Absolutely. Even if things blow over, the memory of what happened will stay with people for the entire decade. This is definitely shaping the culture of the decade in at least some way significantly.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 04/22/20 at 11:58 pm


Absolutely. Even if things blow over, the memory of what happened will stay with people for the entire decade. This is definitely shaping the culture of the decade in at least some way significantly.


I think this will accelerate changes that were already inevitably going to happen (more digitization of life) but as for 5G enabled CCTV cameras detecting people's fevers or Bill Gates implanting chips into people's thumbs to see if they have a virus seems out of left field.

More likely, by 2023 (or whenever the disease is minimized or eradicated, might be sooner or later than that) we will have more pertinent events and issues to care about. However, I do strongly hope we have a 2800 BC revival with people rediscovering soap again.  ::)

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/20 at 7:46 am


It's still early to tell, but it does have a high likelihood of becoming the most defining moment if there are massive ramifications that come along with the pandemic.



It might be the talk of the year.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 8:01 am



It might be the talk of the year.
It might be the talk of the decade?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/20 at 8:14 am


It might be the talk of the decade?


You might be right, people will be discussing that for years to come.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 04/23/20 at 8:29 am


I think this will accelerate changes that were already inevitably going to happen (more digitization of life) but as for 5G enabled CCTV cameras detecting people's fevers or Bill Gates implanting chips into people's thumbs to see if they have a virus seems out of left field.

More likely, by 2023 (or whenever the disease is minimized or eradicated, might be sooner or later than that) we will have more pertinent events and issues to care about. However, I do strongly hope we have a 2800 BC revival with people rediscovering soap again.  ::)


I'm not a fan of bar soap, but liquid soap SLAPS.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 8:44 am


I'm not a fan of bar soap, but liquid soap SLAPS.
Any strong soap, with hot water will do?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 04/23/20 at 10:45 am


Any strong soap, with hot water will do?


I would say so. I don't think temperature affects soap bubbles that much, but I could be wrong.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 12:39 pm

Coronavirus: Why washing hands is difficult in some countries

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51929598

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/20 at 1:52 pm


Any strong soap, with hot water will do?


I like scented bar soap.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/20 at 1:53 pm


I would say so. I don't think temperature affects soap bubbles that much, but I could be wrong.


Just as long as your lathering up.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 2:29 pm


Just as long as your lathering up.
Washing and rubbing your hands together for a good 20 seconds.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 04/23/20 at 3:17 pm


Hoping that the vaccine will be sooner, and as you say this pandemic will be become history just like The Spanish Flu in 1918/19, and previous plagues.


I was hoping this would have been no different from the Zika, Ebola, Swine Flu, Bird Flu, SARS 2003, etc. as those did not change our culture and are barely remembered/discussed. This is the big one, and as mentioned it's like 9/11, WWII, Great Depression, etc.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/24/20 at 2:14 am


I was doing a lot of thinking lately about the conditions of what Covid 19 meant culturally to this decade. Is it a defining moment that culturally shifts the 2020’s much as the impact 9/11 had on the 00s?


Or is it too early to tell. Btw wrote a gravitational article, even though there’s a few typos inserted because my iPad and Vocal don’t mix very will with autocorrect, still if you can get past those few grammatical-errors, an interesting perspective on what this decade might bring.




https://vocal.media/futurism/what-will-life-be-like-post-covid-19


I think it is a defining moment, there's no forgetting or turning back from it. Something that impacts the world like this has will have a lasting impact.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 2:24 am


I think it is a defining moment, there's no forgetting or turning back from it. Something that impacts the world like this has will have a lasting impact.
Like a huge meteorite hitting Earth and leaving a huge creater?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 7:46 am


I would say so. I don't think temperature affects soap bubbles that much, but I could be wrong.


I think warm water or maybe hot (not too hot) affects soap bubbles.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 7:47 am


Washing and rubbing your hands together for a good 20 seconds.


And even the nails too.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 7:56 am


And even the nails too.
Using soap only, never bleach!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Kairosan117 on 04/24/20 at 9:14 am

I use both liquid soaps and bar soaps for hand washing. As far as media coverage, they been talking about this thing for over 2 months now. The other outbreaks had little coverage as Coronavirus did.

The commercials are catering to a this virus too. Back in 2014 there were no Popeyes or dominos commercials reminding us that we’re all in this together during Ebola or the 2001-02 West Nile virus?

So this must be a special event. One that’s deciding business owners of non essential businesses from essential regular employers and you can taste 2020ish flavors from this fist bite.

It doesn’t taste like the sweet pop edm days of 2010s. And this dystopian way of living is far removed to how most in the west were living just two years ago. The 2010s are starting to look like the good old days.

You ever get into a show that aired last year /early last year and feel like life is good, then as soon as you noticed you were just watching a tv show and we’re living in the Real world Apocalypse?

Where you can’t leave home unless you’re shopping or an essential worker.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 9:21 am


I use both liquid soaps and bar soaps for hand washing. As far as media coverage, they been talking about this thing for over 2 months now. The other outbreaks had little coverage as Coronavirus did.

Many times a day?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 10:21 am


I think warm water or maybe hot (not too hot) affects soap bubbles.
Here in the UK we were told that to sing "Happy Birthday To You" twice would give an excellent length of time to insure good cleanness of the hands. I recommend wash you face too.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/24/20 at 10:28 am


And even the nails too.


What, are we supposed to use a nail brush?  ???  I have a couple but they're not by all the sinks.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 10:41 am


What, are we supposed to use a nail brush?  ???  I have a couple but they're not by all the sinks.
I have an old nail brush, but in need for a new one. Is a nail brush considered an essential item if I was to go out and by one?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 04/24/20 at 11:01 am


What, are we supposed to use a nail brush?  ???  I have a couple but they're not by all the sinks.


You should keep your nails as short as possible and either use a nail brush or scrub the centre of your palm with the nails of the opposite hand. Not forgetting to do your thumb

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 11:05 am


You should keep your nails as short as possible and either use a nail brush or scrub the centre of your palm with the nails of the opposite hand. Not forgetting to do your thumb

That means I need a nail cutter too?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 04/24/20 at 11:08 am


That means I need a nail cutter too?


Yep.

I cut my nails so short I couldn’t scratch an itch on my back

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 11:09 am


Yep.

I cut my nails so short I couldn’t scratch an itch on my back
I am okay for that I do have a backscratcher.

So a nail cutter is an essential item too?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 2:52 pm


Using soap only, never bleach!


You should never put bleach on your hands.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 2:54 pm


Here in the UK we were told that to sing "Happy Birthday To You" twice would give an excellent length of time to insure good cleanness of the hands. I recommend wash you face too.


That's what I do.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 2:55 pm


What, are we supposed to use a nail brush?  ???  I have a couple but they're not by all the sinks.



Use that to scrub the dirt but use it vigorously.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 2:55 pm


That's what I do.
You sing "Happy Birthday" or any other song?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 2:57 pm



Use that to scrub the dirt but use it vigorously.
Can a toothbrush suffice for the job for the fingernails?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 2:58 pm


That means I need a nail cutter too?



Try to trim the nails before they get too long.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 2:59 pm


You sing "Happy Birthday" or any other song?



Whatever floats your boat.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 2:59 pm


Can a toothbrush suffice for the job for the fingernails?



Just as long as the brush is clean.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 3:00 pm



Try to trim the nails before they get too long.
The nail cutter I normally use is at my son's home, but I do have a small pair of scissors, it could do the job, but not the same as a nailcutter.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 3:00 pm



Just as long as the brush is clean.
It will be clean.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 3:08 pm



Whatever floats your boat.
Could be "Row row row your boat, gently down the stream"?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 3:16 pm



Use that to scrub the dirt but use it vigorously.
Coronavirus: How to wash your hands - in 20 seconds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51754472/coronavirus-how-to-wash-your-hands-in-20-seconds

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/20 at 3:19 pm


The nail cutter I normally use is at my son's home, but I do have a small pair of scissors, it could do the job, but not the same as a nailcutter.


I use both a scissors and a nail cutter.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 3:19 pm


I use both a scissors and a nail cutter.
I will work something out.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/24/20 at 5:18 pm


I use both a scissors and a nail cutter.


I also have one of those doo-hickeys that cuts the little hangnails off.  I hate those hangnails but it clips them right off.  Pretty handy!  :)

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/20 at 2:11 am


I also have one of those doo-hickeys that cuts the little hangnails off.  I hate those hangnails but it clips them right off.  Pretty handy!  :)
In my situation of life, do I need one of those doo-hickeys for my nails?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/25/20 at 4:09 am


I also have one of those doo-hickeys that cuts the little hangnails off.  I hate those hangnails but it clips them right off.  Pretty handy!  :)


Does it hurt when you cut the hangnail?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/20 at 4:17 am


Does it hurt when you cut the hangnail?
It does with me too, I hate it when it happens.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/20 at 8:01 am


I also have one of those doo-hickeys that cuts the little hangnails off.  I hate those hangnails but it clips them right off.  Pretty handy!  :)
Having the correct kind of nailcutters for nails is fine, but how about the right kind of scissors for cutting hair?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 04/25/20 at 9:36 am

Something I’ve just thought of

Is a 2020’s state of mind different to a New York State of mind?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/20 at 9:40 am


Something I’ve just thought of

Is a 2020’s state of mind different to a New York State of mind?
Does it come down to reality?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/26/20 at 7:43 am


Having the correct kind of nailcutters for nails is fine, but how about the right kind of scissors for cutting hair?


I think it would have to be a small scissors.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/20 at 9:46 am


I think it would have to be a small scissors.
Specialised haircutting scissors or any small scissors?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/26/20 at 2:29 pm


Specialised haircutting scissors or any small scissors?


https://shop.r10s.jp/honmamon-r/cabinet/img4/w1111343.jpg

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/20 at 2:53 pm


https://shop.r10s.jp/honmamon-r/cabinet/img4/w1111343.jpg
They look very professional.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/27/20 at 4:18 am


They look very professional.


There's also one that has a comb at the end.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/20 at 4:22 am


There's also one that has a comb at the end.
A comb is a comb is a comb.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/27/20 at 11:04 pm

I believe the last time something as huge as Covid-19 happened was the 2004 Blackout in the east coast. It felt apocalyptic for those who were effected by it. But that didn't last as long as COVID-19. H1-N1 was also really big but not as big as this one.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 04/27/20 at 11:59 pm


I believe the last time something as huge as Covid-19 happened was the 2004 Blackout in the east coast. It felt apocalyptic for those who were effected by it. But that didn't last as long as COVID-19. H1-N1 was also really big but not as big as this one.


Do you mean 2003? The blackout lasted less than a day. I was abroad when it happened but I don't think anyone thought it was apocalyptic; coming back to school in September we had to write an essay on what we did during the blackout and I remember most kids just had a barbecue or played outside.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 1:34 am


I believe the last time something as huge as Covid-19 happened was the 2004 Blackout in the east coast. It felt apocalyptic for those who were effected by it. But that didn't last as long as COVID-19. H1-N1 was also really big but not as big as this one.

Do you mean 2003? The blackout lasted less than a day. I was abroad when it happened but I don't think anyone thought it was apocalyptic; coming back to school in September we had to write an essay on what we did during the blackout and I remember most kids just had a barbecue or played outside.
I was certainly was not in the U.S. at that time and it did not affect me. But, board member Howard can recount memories of it, he was there!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: whistledog on 04/28/20 at 2:18 am

I was there during the 2003 Blackout.  It happened so long ago, I can't even recall how long it lasted, but I remember not being able to go to work for a few days at least. 

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 04/28/20 at 2:29 am


I was there during the 2003 Blackout.  It happened so long ago, I can't even recall how long it lasted, but I remember not being able to go to work for a few days at least.


According to the Wikipedia article, most of Ontario got its electricity back the same day. However, the blackout lasted for 2 days in Toronto and New York City :o

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/20 at 7:36 am


Do you mean 2003? The blackout lasted less than a day. I was abroad when it happened but I don't think anyone thought it was apocalyptic; coming back to school in September we had to write an essay on what we did during the blackout and I remember most kids just had a barbecue or played outside.


I remember the August 14th,2003 blackout I just came off the bus from work and all the stoplights went out and had no idea of how to get across the street. I also remember that it was a hot and humid day.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/20 at 7:38 am


I was certainly was not in the U.S. at that time and it did not affect me. But, board member Howard can recount memories of it, he was there!


It wasn't fun being without air-conditioning for a day and a half, just laying in bed with the windows open and the sweat just pouring down during the middle of the night was not relaxing at all.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 7:41 am


I remember the August 14th,2003 blackout I just came off the bus from work and all the stoplights went out and had no idea of how to get across the street. I also remember that it was a hot and humid day.
I was going to ask did it happen during the summer months?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 04/28/20 at 8:01 am


I believe the last time something as huge as Covid-19 happened was the 2004 Blackout in the east coast. It felt apocalyptic for those who were effected by it. But that didn't last as long as COVID-19. H1-N1 was also really big but not as big as this one.


I do remember in the early days of H1N1 (at least if that’s the one from 2008/09) that schools installed antibacterial solution dispensers in the lunch halls and classrooms. Also schools closed for a day or two after suspected cases so they could be deep cleaned. We were keeping an eye on the news, but the disease wasn’t spreading as rapidly as COVID-19 has done. It went away fairly quickly.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/20 at 8:18 am


I was going to ask did it happen during the summer months?


Yes, it was almost towards the end of the summer but yes it happened during the summer months.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 04/28/20 at 8:28 am


I do remember in the early days of H1N1 (at least if that’s the one from 2008/09) that schools installed antibacterial solution dispensers in the lunch halls and classrooms. Also schools closed for a day or two after suspected cases so they could be deep cleaned. We were keeping an eye on the news, but the disease wasn’t spreading as rapidly as COVID-19 has done. It went away fairly quickly.


I remember around my third grade year (mid-2009, at least) that we had multiple posters up of washing your hands frequently to help combat H1N1.

11 years later, we have this now.  :(

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/20 at 2:14 pm


I remember around my third grade year (mid-2009, at least) that we had multiple posters up of washing your hands frequently to help combat H1N1.

11 years later, we have this now.  :(


Now you have posters telling you to:
wash your hands
wear a mask
cough or sneeze into your elbow

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 04/28/20 at 2:31 pm


Do you mean 2003? The blackout lasted less than a day. I was abroad when it happened but I don't think anyone thought it was apocalyptic; coming back to school in September we had to write an essay on what we did during the blackout and I remember most kids just had a barbecue or played outside.


You are correct, nobody thought it was "apocalyptic" and it is not comparable to what is happening now. Most New Yorkers took it in their stride, as New Yorkers tend to do. Many even enjoyed it as a "change of pace" and sat outside and socialized with neighbors they never even knew they had. Some camped out in Central Park for fun and for relief from their hot apartments. A friend of mine from New York even said to me that he thought it should happen more often, as it "slowed things down" .

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/28/20 at 2:52 pm

Yeah I meant 2003. I wouldn't know because I wasn't there. Regardless, this is  world-wide pandemic so we didn't have something like this in a long while. Usually things like these bring in big changes in culture kind of like the Swine Flu and Recession did in the late 2000s. So I expect the mid 2020s to  be very, very different culturally from today. I think the next "transitional year" after 2020 is probably going to be 2023/2024. But things will continue to change gradually still of course.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 2:53 pm


You are correct, nobody thought it was "apocalyptic" and it is not comparable to what is happening now. Most New Yorkers took it in their stride, as New Yorkers tend to do. Many even enjoyed it as a "change of pace" and sat outside and socialized with neighbors they never even knew they had. Some camped out in Central Park for fun and for relief from their hot apartments. A friend of mine from New York even said to me that he thought it should happen more often, as it "slowed things down" .
In the Philippines blackouts happen all the time, you  get use to them after a while.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/20 at 5:29 am


You are correct, nobody thought it was "apocalyptic" and it is not comparable to what is happening now. Most New Yorkers took it in their stride, as New Yorkers tend to do. Many even enjoyed it as a "change of pace" and sat outside and socialized with neighbors they never even knew they had. Some camped out in Central Park for fun and for relief from their hot apartments. A friend of mine from New York even said to me that he thought it should happen more often, as it "slowed things down" .


For me, living in New York at that time coming from work, all the stoplights were out so I had to take it carefully while walking across the streets so I don't get run over by a car.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 04/29/20 at 1:12 pm

I've been seeing this commercial a lot. It's really fitting for for what's going on now, especially with the sentimental piano music.

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Here in Georgia it seems like things are starting to go back to normal. I hope that doesn't backfire and send us back. Looking back, it seems like the last few months didn't seem as bad as people make it out to be, aside from the media/social media and watching the numbers climb everyday. I guess it's harder if you're an extrovert and need that social interaction, but I prefer working from home and now that I'm used to streaming church services online, I prefer that over gathering as a large group. I'm just not a people person.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/29/20 at 1:15 pm


I've been seeing this commercial a lot. It's really fitting for for what's going on now, especially with the sentimental piano music.

Kl1NW7h7lrY

Here in Georgia it seems like things are starting to go back to normal. I hope that doesn't backfire and send us back. Looking back, it seems like the last few months didn't seem as bad as people make it out to be, aside from the media/social media and watching the numbers climb everyday. I guess it's harder if you're an extrovert and need that social interaction, but I prefer working from home and now that I'm used to streaming church services online, I prefer that over gathering as a large group. I'm just not a people person.

Same. As an introvert I prefer this. Although I like going out and exploring as well only I prefer to do it alone or with my dog.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 04/29/20 at 1:18 pm


Same. As an introvert I prefer this. Although I like going out and exploring as well only I prefer to do it alone or with my dog.


Never realized how many people here are introverts here on this forum.  ;D

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/20 at 1:22 pm


I've been seeing this commercial a lot. It's really fitting for for what's going on now, especially with the sentimental piano music.

Kl1NW7h7lrY

Here in Georgia it seems like things are starting to go back to normal. I hope that doesn't backfire and send us back. Looking back, it seems like the last few months didn't seem as bad as people make it out to be, aside from the media/social media and watching the numbers climb everyday. I guess it's harder if you're an extrovert and need that social interaction, but I prefer working from home and now that I'm used to streaming church services online, I prefer that over gathering as a large group. I'm just not a people person.
It is the same here people have adapted and got on with it and creativity has shined. In one case I know of two brother-in-laws are both working at home, it down to my imagination how they are getting on at opposite ends of a dining table, concentrating on what they have to do on their laptops and phones, but cannot communicate with each for it will serve a distraction. It would have been hard for me for I like to talk. In the long run, companies may provide a work from home days?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 6:24 am


There's also one that has a comb at the end.
if no comb is available, why not go for the Albert Einstein look?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Albert_Einstein_1947.jpg/490px-Albert_Einstein_1947.jpg

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 05/08/20 at 6:52 am

This might be the first song/music video that know of that actually reflects the current situation. I knew it was going to be a matter of time before we start hearing songs about this.

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Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/08/20 at 7:24 am


if no comb is available, why not go for the Albert Einstein look?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Albert_Einstein_1947.jpg/490px-Albert_Einstein_1947.jpg


He needs a comb and brush.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 05/08/20 at 7:40 am


This might be the first song/music video that know of that actually reflects the current situation. I knew it was going to be a matter of time before we start hearing songs about this.

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Well, there was Twenty One Pilots' song "Level of Concern", where the band sang about anxiety and fear during the pandemic.

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Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 05/08/20 at 8:01 am


Well, there was Twenty One Pilots' song "Level of Concern", where the band sang about anxiety and fear during the pandemic.

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I never knew that song. I didn't know Twenty One Pilots were still around. It's harder to keep up with popular music now. It has a catchy beat. I might add it to my playlist but honestly I'll probably delete it later on as I probably won't want to remember any of this.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 05/08/20 at 11:52 am


I never knew that song. I didn't know Twenty One Pilots were still around. It's harder to keep up with popular music now. It has a catchy beat. I might add it to my playlist but honestly I'll probably delete it later on as I probably won't want to remember any of this.


I understand.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 05/08/20 at 2:55 pm


I never knew that song. I didn't know Twenty One Pilots were still around. It's harder to keep up with popular music now. It has a catchy beat. I might add it to my playlist but honestly I'll probably delete it later on as I probably won't want to remember any of this.

There are actually many songs in mainstream music that were made that relate to Covid-19 and most of them were released last month. Here's a list of more. And there are probably a lot more than this even.

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Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 05/08/20 at 10:16 pm


There are actually many songs in mainstream music that were made that relate to Covid-19 and most of them were released last month. Here's a list of more. And there are probably a lot more than this even.

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As I was saying I haven't really been keeping up with music. I had to check the Billboard charts to see what's popular now. I saw the Gmac Cash song in the 2020: The Year In Music thread.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 7:08 am


There's also one that has a comb at the end.
The lockdown in New Zealand is finishing, quick the barber shops will be open!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 05/14/20 at 7:52 am


The lockdown in New Zealand is finishing, quick the barber shops will be open!


I'm glad that New Zealand stopped COVID in its tracks and only had a few cases and deaths compared to countries like the US, UK, and now Russia.

But I don't think this virus will really go away unless a vaccine gets released, so we'll probably still be in a "pandemic state of mind" for months to come.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/14/20 at 8:11 am


I'm glad that New Zealand stopped COVID in its tracks and only had a few cases and deaths compared to countries like the US, UK, and now Russia.

But I don't think this virus will really go away unless a vaccine gets released, so we'll probably still be in a "pandemic state of mind" for months to come.


And I don't want to stay home much longer, this NY Pause thing Cuomo has going, one day has to come to an end.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 05/14/20 at 9:05 am


And I don't want to stay home much longer, this NY Pause thing Cuomo has going, one day has to come to an end.


Apart from getting your hair cut what else do you plan to do Howard?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 9:56 am


And I don't want to stay home much longer, this NY Pause thing Cuomo has going, one day has to come to an end.
Some barber shops are opening in Virginia!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/14/20 at 3:00 pm


Apart from getting your hair cut what else do you plan to do Howard?


My dentist's schedules have been out of whack because I see a dentist 3 months and also a periodontist 3 months so I don't how they're going to re-schedule the appointments for me when they return back to normal.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/14/20 at 3:01 pm


Some barber shops are opening in Virginia!



I'm not traveling to Virginia.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 3:57 pm



I'm not traveling to Virginia.
I think it is a bit too far?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/15/20 at 7:49 am


I think it is a bit too far?


I don't mind waiting but waiting much too longer can get very frustrating.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 8:31 am


I don't mind waiting but waiting much too longer can get very frustrating.
I have to wait too!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/15/20 at 1:57 pm


I have to wait too!



Just about everybody I know is waiting for their haircut.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/20 at 2:06 pm



Just about everybody I know is waiting for their haircut.

I know I am

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/15/20 at 2:29 pm


I know I am


I don't want to give myself a haircut cause of what happened to me 40 years ago.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 2:30 pm


I don't want to give myself a haircut cause of what happened to me 40 years ago.
I will not ask, but I fear cutting my own hair too, I would make a right mess with it.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 05/15/20 at 3:16 pm

Since I'm at home with my parents, my dad's cutting my hair tomorrow. Free of charge.  ;D

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 3:21 pm

Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/20 at 3:46 pm


I don't want to give myself a haircut cause of what happened to me 40 years ago.

I would never in my life attempt that. If I had no option, only one of two things would happen, either I let it grow out or shave it completely bald.  ;D

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 05/15/20 at 4:46 pm


I would never in my life attempt that. If I had no option, only one of two things would happen, either I let it grow out or shave it completely bald.  ;D


I've done that before. I bought some clippers and attempted to give myself a fade. It was all uneven so I just shaved it all off.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/20 at 5:51 am

I'm okay with my long hair. It's long enough that I can do a '90s curtain hair now and have an uncanny resemblance to my older cousins did in the '90s ;D

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/20 at 6:04 am


I'm okay with my long hair. It's long enough that I can do a '90s curtain hair now and have an uncanny resemblance to my older cousins did in the '90s ;D
I am okay with my longer hair too. It reminds me of my hair back in the 1970s, and when I got my first job in London I was told at the interview you are hired providing you hair is cut.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 05/16/20 at 6:16 am


I don't want to give myself a haircut cause of what happened to me 40 years ago.


But you were about 5 then. I expect you'd do a better job now

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/20 at 11:23 am


I'm okay with my long hair. It's long enough that I can do a '90s curtain hair now and have an uncanny resemblance to my older cousins did in the '90s ;D
."Long, grey, forever the day
I believe that my hair does grow on
Once comb you stuck in at home
And you don’t see my hair
And my hair will grow on and on"

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/16/20 at 1:52 pm


I will not ask, but I fear cutting my own hair too, I would make a right mess with it.


Back in 1979 and this is a true story I used a small pair of scissors back when My Mother was doing some chores around the house, I grabbed them and snipped a chunk of my bangs off and you can definitely see the result in one of the class photos.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/16/20 at 1:53 pm


I would never in my life attempt that. If I had no option, only one of two things would happen, either I let it grow out or shave it completely bald.  ;D



I was 5 years old I didn't know anything about getting a haircut.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/16/20 at 1:54 pm


I've done that before. I bought some clippers and attempted to give myself a fade. It was all uneven so I just shaved it all off.



Couldn't you have waited till a barber cut it?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/16/20 at 1:55 pm


But you were about 5 then. I expect you'd do a better job now


I'd rather wait for my barber to call me.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/20 at 1:57 am


I'd rather wait for my barber to call me.
Long hair with style?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Essential_John_Denver.jpg

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/21/20 at 8:01 am


Long hair with style?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Essential_John_Denver.jpg


Not that long.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 4:08 am


Not that long.
It will do for me!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 05/22/20 at 11:05 am


Long hair with style?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Essential_John_Denver.jpg


I think that long hair for men could get a fashionable revival after barbershops were closed for so long. But I digress.
 

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 11:07 am


I think that long hair for men could get a fashionable revival after barbershops were closed for so long. But I digress.
 
I tell you, my hair is heading that way, just after it was went I left school.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/22/20 at 2:14 pm


I think that long hair for men could get a fashionable revival after barbershops were closed for so long. But I digress.



Not for me, I used to have long hair, that was 40 years ago back when I had bangs.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 5:03 am


Not for me, I used to have long hair, that was 40 years ago back when I had bangs.
Haircut, what haircut?

...the one I had yesterday!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 2:58 am


Not for me, I used to have long hair, that was 40 years ago back when I had bangs.
What are bangs?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/26/20 at 7:53 am


Haircut, what haircut?

...the one I had yesterday!


Back in 1979 when I was 5 years old I accidentally took a pair of scissors and snipped off a chunk of my hair.  ::)

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/26/20 at 7:54 am


What are bangs?


Bangs (also known as a fringe) are strands or locks of hair that fall over the scalp's front hairline to cover the forehead, usually just above the eyebrows, though can range to various lengths.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 10:23 am


Bangs (also known as a fringe) are strands or locks of hair that fall over the scalp's front hairline to cover the forehead, usually just above the eyebrows, though can range to various lengths.
Something like this?

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjE2NmEzZDAtZmE1OS00YTlmLTg2NmYtMTVkMDA2Y2YxNmFmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjUyNDk2ODc@._V1_UY317_CR44,0,214,317_AL_.jpg

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 05/26/20 at 11:17 am


What are bangs?


It just means any sort of fringe. No idea where the word comes from

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 11:20 am


It just means any sort of fringe. No idea where the word comes from
Deep down inside, I was hoping that you knew, anyway, now the mystery deepens?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 11:28 am


It just means any sort of fringe. No idea where the word comes from
Bangs:

From https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/bangs:

an area of hair hanging over the forehead (= part of the face above the eyes) that is cut shorter than the rest of the hair.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/26/20 at 2:07 pm


Something like this?

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjE2NmEzZDAtZmE1OS00YTlmLTg2NmYtMTVkMDA2Y2YxNmFmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjUyNDk2ODc@._V1_UY317_CR44,0,214,317_AL_.jpg


Yes, definitely like that.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 2:12 pm


Yes, definitely like that.
...Howard like Howard?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 05/26/20 at 5:27 pm


Deep down inside, I was hoping that you knew, anyway, now the mystery deepens?


Seems to come from cutting a horse’s tail hair short and straight across, from a meaning of stopping abruptly.

https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2011/04/bangs.html

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/20 at 1:33 am


Seems to come from cutting a horse’s tail hair short and straight across, from a meaning of stopping abruptly.

https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2011/04/bangs.html
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The term dates back a very long time?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/20 at 9:43 am


Seems to come from cutting a horse’s tail hair short and straight across, from a meaning of stopping abruptly.

https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2011/04/bangs.html
Bangs can be seen here:
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=58813.msg3749769#msg3749769

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 11:04 am


Not for me, I used to have long hair, that was 40 years ago back when I had bangs.
There is a strong chance of barbers reopening here in the UK on July 4th, an easy date to remember.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/28/20 at 2:31 pm


There is a strong chance of barbers reopening here in the UK on July 4th, an easy date to remember.


Are you willing to wait another month and a half?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 2:35 pm


Are you willing to wait another month and a half?
I can wait, for having my hair cut last Sunday.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: wagonman76 on 05/28/20 at 10:10 pm

Michiganders are sneaking out to Indiana for haircuts. And our neighbor welcomes the business.

I’ll have a thin spot in the back but I could grow mine out like my band days. People can’t be telling me now “get a haircut and get a real job....”

“No shave November” is a thing here for some, but now it’s “no shave quarantine”. Guys at work growing beards, who I haven’t seen do that in the 21 years I’ve worked with them. One in particular I see why he never did. He finally shaved off the attempt the other day.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 1:17 am


Michiganders are sneaking out to Indiana for haircuts. And our neighbor welcomes the business.

I’ll have a thin spot in the back but I could grow mine out like my band days. People can’t be telling me now “get a haircut and get a real job....”

“No shave November” is a thing here for some, but now it’s “no shave quarantine”. Guys at work growing beards, who I haven’t seen do that in the 21 years I’ve worked with them. One in particular I see why he never did. He finally shaved off the attempt the other day.
Not quite the same when you have had a bread for the last 40 years?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 05/29/20 at 4:34 am

I haven't cut my hair since November! I actually really like it. I'm gonna have to buy some product, I want to pull this style off. My hair is the same texture, waviness, and length, but I don't have that volume, which has always proven elusive.  :-\\

https://www.murdocklondon.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Dash-1500-min.jpg

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/29/20 at 7:48 am


I can wait, for having my hair cut last Sunday.


There's another week and a half to go before hopefully salons re-open again.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 05/29/20 at 7:49 am


Michiganders are sneaking out to Indiana for haircuts. And our neighbor welcomes the business.

I’ll have a thin spot in the back but I could grow mine out like my band days. People can’t be telling me now “get a haircut and get a real job....”

“No shave November” is a thing here for some, but now it’s “no shave quarantine”. Guys at work growing beards, who I haven’t seen do that in the 21 years I’ve worked with them. One in particular I see why he never did. He finally shaved off the attempt the other day.


I don't grow facial hair anymore, I shave every day now.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 8:04 am


Not quite the same when you have had a bread for the last 40 years?

I don't grow facial hair anymore, I shave every day now.
I have been trimming once in a while to keep good looks, but do wonder how long it would be if I have now had been.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 4:35 am


I don't grow facial hair anymore, I shave every day now.
This is how I wanted to look after lockdown.

https://www.movieviral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ghost-and-darkness-1-450x197.jpg

Al a Michael Douglas on the left!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 6:35 am


I haven't cut my hair since November! I actually really like it. I'm gonna have to buy some product, I want to pull this style off. My hair is the same texture, waviness, and length, but I don't have that volume, which has always proven elusive.  :-\\

https://www.murdocklondon.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Dash-1500-min.jpg
A haircut like that would cost a pretty penny here?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 06/02/20 at 3:18 pm

The historic reactions to the police murder of George Floyd and COVID-19 instantly set us apart from the late 2010s.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 4:06 pm


Since I'm at home with my parents, my dad's cutting my hair tomorrow. Free of charge.  ;D
Did the haircut turn out fine?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 06/02/20 at 4:13 pm


Did the haircut turn out fine?


Yep, all cool.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 06/02/20 at 5:56 pm


The historic reactions to the police murder of George Floyd and COVID-19 instantly set us apart from the late 2010s.


The latter is like returning to the mid-2010's like with Michael Brown and Freddie Gray. I've always felt the late 2010's were the "calm before the storm" years, and I preferred them over the mid-10's. I also think the recent violence is part of the fallout caused by Coronavirus as people are effected emotionally and economically, and it's going to get worse.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 7:37 am


There's another week and a half to go before hopefully salons re-open again.
The barber shops are already open in Spain!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 06/04/20 at 8:04 am


The barber shops are already open in Spain!


Maybe I should go there to get my haircut?  ;D

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 3:27 pm


Maybe I should go there to get my haircut?  ;D
Get your passport ready, and be prepared to spend 14 days in quarantine.

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Written By: Howard on 06/11/20 at 7:34 am


Get your passport ready, and be prepared to spend 14 days in quarantine.


No, I would rather stay here in America.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/20 at 7:37 am


No, I would rather stay here in America.
Catching an airplane will be difficult.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: passthegabagool on 06/11/20 at 1:02 pm

I think that it and it's after-effects will affect only the early part of the decade, as a vaccine is supposed to come out in 2022. I do think that this is what will bring us into the early '20s culture.

Once a vaccine for COVID comes out, we will culturally be in the core '20s.

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Written By: wagonman76 on 06/11/20 at 3:48 pm


I think that it and it's after-effects will affect only the early part of the decade, as a vaccine is supposed to come out in 2022. I do think that this is what will bring us into the early '20s culture.

Once a vaccine for COVID comes out, we will culturally be in the core '20s.


Considering what I’ve been reading lately about covid being a blood disease and tons of tiny clots being the root of all problems.... I got a feeling there might not be a vaccine. Rather a treatment with a blood thinning drug until the body rids itself of it. They already have drugs that stop clotting in many different ways. If they find how covid clots the blood and make a drug to interrupt that (or maybe they already have one), it would be a big help. I’ve been on massive doses of blood thinners before and take them regularly because I have a history of blood clots.

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Written By: 2001 on 06/13/20 at 10:39 pm


Catching an airplane will be difficult.


Hair salons are open now in most of Ontario, but the border is closed to foreigners.

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Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/13/20 at 11:16 pm


Hair salons are open now in most of Ontario, but the border is closed to foreigners.


Lots of people have found loopholes in order to enter Canada.  :) The border is going to re-open at the end of next month.  I'm wondering when Service Canada is going to reopen because I want to get a passport to the US.  I want to go to Boston to see the New Kids On The Block at Fenway Park.  I haven't talked to my mother about it but I would like to go to a New Kids show since I never got to see them when I was young.  :)

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Written By: 2001 on 06/14/20 at 1:16 am


Lots of people have found loopholes in order to enter Canada.  :) The border is going to re-open at the end of next month.  I'm wondering when Service Canada is going to reopen because I want to get a passport to the US.  I want to go to Boston to see the New Kids On The Block at Fenway Park.  I haven't talked to my mother about it but I would like to go to a New Kids show since I never got to see them when I was young.  :)


I want to see the border re-open too, but considering the COVID-19 situation down there (+25,000 new cases today, compared to 400 here) I don't think that would be prudent at this time.  :-X

I have heard rumours about people being able to enter the US if they do it by plane instead of by car. Probably something worth looking into  :-X

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 06/14/20 at 7:24 am


Hair salons are open now in most of Ontario, but the border is closed to foreigners.


What about hair salons in New York City?  ???

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/14/20 at 9:01 am

They should keep the border closed until the states deal with their pandemic situation.

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Written By: Sman12 on 06/14/20 at 11:08 am


They should keep the border closed until the states deal with their pandemic situation.


I agree. 21 states are already experiencing a rise in hospitalizations as a result of the Memorial Day incubations. The incubation from the protests is yet to be seen, though.

So I think it's best for Canada to close the border for the meantime.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 06/14/20 at 1:55 pm


I agree. 21 states are already experiencing a rise in hospitalizations as a result of the Memorial Day incubations. The incubation from the protests is yet to be seen, though.

So I think it's best for Canada to close the border for the meantime.


Hopefully there won't be another round of lockdowns. That will ruin my summer plans, and it will cripple the economy. Honestly at this point we might be better off trying to build immunity to it. Best practice is to stay home as much as possible but get out every now and then, and wear a mask when you do and avoid large crowds. The Memorial Day weekend crowds at the beach and then the protests is what's hurting us. Also, seeing the spikes in the summer in hot climates like Florida, Texas, and Arizona is evidence that hot weather does not slow down the virus.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 06/14/20 at 2:03 pm


Hopefully there won't be another round of lockdowns. That will ruin my summer plans, and it will cripple the economy. Honestly at this point we might be better off trying to build immunity to it. Best practice is to stay home as much as possible but get out every now and then, and wear a mask when you do and avoid large crowds. The Memorial Day weekend crowds at the beach and then the protests is what's hurting us. Also, seeing the spikes in the summer in hot climates like Florida, Texas, and Arizona is evidence that hot weather does not slow down the virus.


But the problem is people don't want to stay at home, people want to go out and enjoy life.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 06/14/20 at 2:23 pm


But the problem is people don't want to stay at home, people want to go out and enjoy life.


That's what I meant in the second part of my statement. Enjoy life but with caution by wearing masks and avoiding big crowds. Now for some they might not be able to enjoy life unless they are in a big crowd like at the beach, a party, festival, concert, etc. but I've never really been the social/large crowd type. My idea enjoying life especially this year is being in the outdoors. My plans for later this summer include the Colorado Rockies and the Grand Canyon, so hopefully I'll still get to go.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/14/20 at 3:39 pm

It's actually better to stay outdoors than it is to stay indoors in order to protect against the virus. Viruses spread the most inside. The more people go outside and not stay at home in the summer time the less the virus will spread.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Sman12 on 06/14/20 at 7:57 pm


It's actually better to stay outdoors than it is to stay indoors in order to protect against the virus. Viruses spread the most inside. The more people go outside and not stay at home in the summer time the less the virus will spread.


Well, for exercise while keeping your distance from strangers, sure.

But where is the source of your claim
that "viruses spread the most inside" ? ???

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: 2001 on 06/14/20 at 8:19 pm


They should keep the border closed until the states deal with their pandemic situation.


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I feel bad that they got snitched on ;D


Although their licence plate would have given it away anyway. :P

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Written By: Howard on 06/15/20 at 7:26 am


That's what I meant in the second part of my statement. Enjoy life but with caution by wearing masks and avoiding big crowds. Now for some they might not be able to enjoy life unless they are in a big crowd like at the beach, a party, festival, concert, etc. but I've never really been the social/large crowd type. My idea enjoying life especially this year is being in the outdoors. My plans for later this summer include the Colorado Rockies and the Grand Canyon, so hopefully I'll still get to go.


How long would we have to wear masks, when the pandemic is over or will this be for permanent?  ???

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 06/15/20 at 7:29 am


It's actually better to stay outdoors than it is to stay indoors in order to protect against the virus. Viruses spread the most inside. The more people go outside and not stay at home in the summer time the less the virus will spread.


I agree with this, germs and bacteria linger inside the home.

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Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/15/20 at 9:18 pm


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I feel bad that they got snitched on ;D


Although their licence plate would have given it away anyway. :P


Yeah, but they knew it was dangerous to enter our country knowing that there's a pandemic going on?.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: exodus08 on 06/15/20 at 9:58 pm


Yeah, but they knew it was dangerous to enter our country knowing that there's a pandemic going on?.

As an American I apologize. You can lock them up or throw them on a island.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/16/20 at 5:23 am


I want to see the border re-open too, but considering the COVID-19 situation down there (+25,000 new cases today, compared to 400 here) I don't think that would be prudent at this time.  :-X

I have heard rumours about people being able to enter the US if they do it by plane instead of by car. Probably something worth looking into  :-X


I didn't mean right this minute. But you would think that Service Canada would be considered to be an essential service because they deal with unemployment?

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/16/20 at 8:18 am


I didn't mean right this minute. But you would think that Service Canada would be considered to be an essential service because they deal with unemployment?

Service Canada should be up and running.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 8:01 am


I agree with this, germs and bacteria linger inside the home.
Also, germs and bacteria linger around outdoors too.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 06/22/20 at 10:11 am

I came across this on YT. It's a collaboration of various commercials related to the Coronavirus and how they look the same, with the somber piano music and words like "during these uncertain times" and "we'll get through this together".

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Here's one that I've been seeing lately, which has a more positive and uplifting vibe, and very catchy/good cover of a Beatles song by Lizzo.

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Written By: Sman12 on 06/22/20 at 11:08 am


I came across this on YT. It's a collaboration of various commercials related to the Coronavirus and how they look the same, with the somber piano music and words like "during these uncertain times" and "we'll get through this together".

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I saw that video and it was great. The fact that most of these commercials have those lines just show their corporate blandness.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 06/22/20 at 11:44 am


I came across this on YT. It's a collaboration of various commercials related to the Coronavirus and how they look the same, with the somber piano music and words like "during these uncertain times" and "we'll get through this together".


I've been complaining about those somber piano music commercials on this site since the pandemic began in earnest. It's the corporate world's way of "telegraphing" to us that they've got the message and are concerned. So stupid and so phony. At least they didn't drag out some bastardized version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" like they did after 9/11 and various and sundry other tragedies. A song that has NOTHING to do with 9/11, and NOTHING to do with tragedy, and NOTHING to do with anybody dying, and not a whole hell of a lot to do with organized religion either. One of the world's most misunderstood songs, unfortunately.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: karen on 06/22/20 at 12:28 pm


At least they didn't drag out some bastardized version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" like they did after 9/11 and various and sundry other tragedies. A song that has NOTHING to do with 9/11, and NOTHING to do with tragedy, and NOTHING to do with anybody dying, and not a whole hell of a lot to do with organized religion either. One of the world's most misunderstood songs, unfortunately.


I had never really listened to the lyrics to this song until I was at the funeral of my mother in law’s partner. His great granddaughter sang it during the service. My husband and I were exchanging startled glances as she was singing. It was like no one paid attention to the appropriateness of a teenager singing this.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 06/22/20 at 7:56 pm


I had never really listened to the lyrics to this song until I was at the funeral of my mother in law’s partner. His great granddaughter sang it during the service. My husband and I were exchanging startled glances as she was singing. It was like no one paid attention to the appropriateness of a teenager singing this.


I highly recommend a book called "The Holy or The Broken:Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah'" by Alan Light. It explains the long, convoluted road this song took from being an obscure album track on a lesser known Leonard Cohen album to the standard it is today, and the many, many ways it is misused and misunderstood. Essential reading!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/20 at 11:49 am


I highly recommend a book called "The Holy or The Broken:Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of 'Hallelujah'" by Alan Light. It explains the long, convoluted road this song took from being an obscure album track on a lesser known Leonard Cohen album to the standard it is today, and the many, many ways it is misused and misunderstood. Essential reading!
I learned of this song (properly) when it was covered on "The X Factor", this book sounds like a must read.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/20 at 6:04 am


What about hair salons in New York City?  ???
Tomorrow in the UK the barber shops reopen.

Yippie!!!!!!

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Written By: Howard on 07/03/20 at 7:46 am


Tomorrow in the UK the barber shops reopen.

Yippie!!!!!!


Now you can finally get a haircut, how do you feel?  :)

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/20 at 7:48 am


Now you can finally get a haircut, how do you feel?  :)
Happy, but I will give a few weeks before going, being safe about it.

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Written By: wagonman76 on 07/03/20 at 12:58 pm


Happy, but I will give a few weeks before going, being safe about it.


It was a struggle to get in before the pandemic. I’ll keep using my flowbee for now.

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Written By: Howard on 07/03/20 at 1:30 pm


Happy, but I will give a few weeks before going, being safe about it.


I felt happy after 3 months getting a haircut.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/03/20 at 5:00 pm

I do think there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus at some point. I feel like the reason there isn't one for SARS is because it wasn't as serious as the coronavirus. I think they're working much much harder this time because it's a lot more contagious.

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Written By: Howard on 07/04/20 at 2:21 pm


I do think there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus at some point. I feel like the reason there isn't one for SARS is because it wasn't as serious as the coronavirus. I think they're working much much harder this time because it's a lot more contagious.


Wasn't there a medication for COVID-19?

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Written By: Slim95 on 07/04/20 at 2:48 pm


Wasn't there a medication for COVID-19?

I think I heard something about that too. Something that treats maleria.

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Written By: Sman12 on 07/04/20 at 6:45 pm


I think I heard something about that too. Something that treats maleria.


It's hydroxychloroquine. It helps treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis for patients with those ailments. There are multiple medical studies showing that they cause more harm than good, though.

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Written By: karen on 07/05/20 at 12:31 am


Wasn't there a medication for COVID-19?



It's hydroxychloroquine. It helps treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis for patients with those ailments. There are multiple medical studies showing that they cause more harm than good, though.


Or perhaps he means Remdesivir? The US have bought up most of the world’s supply of it, so someone there obviously thinks it worth having.

While not a cure, it has been shown to aid recovery from Covid-19

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 12:24 pm


I felt happy after 3 months getting a haircut.
I walked past by my usual barbers on Saturday, and there were 19 people in the queue, and it has been decided that our family has come to other measures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 12:35 pm


Wasn't there a medication for COVID-19?
I keep hearing reports that Vitamin D helps the immune system.

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Written By: Howard on 07/06/20 at 2:30 pm


I walked past by my usual barbers on Saturday, and there were 19 people in the queue, and it has been decided that our family has come to other measures.


So that means you decided to wait to get the haircut?  ???

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Written By: Howard on 07/06/20 at 2:31 pm


I keep hearing reports that Vitamin C helps the immune system.


Like orange juice?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 2:38 pm


Like orange juice?
Apologies please, I was typing quickly back then, I meant to type Vitamin D.

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Written By: wagonman76 on 07/06/20 at 3:49 pm


Apologies please, I was typing quickly back then, I meant to type Vitamin D.


Either way there are lots of things that support the immune system in general.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 12:51 pm


I felt happy after 3 months getting a haircut.
Like this?

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2020/7/7/b7177b1a-2408-436d-a6ab-1755e8713b54.jpg

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Written By: Howard on 07/07/20 at 1:19 pm


Like this?

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2020/7/7/b7177b1a-2408-436d-a6ab-1755e8713b54.jpg


All that hair got really annoying and I was so happy to finally have gotten it cut, the barber was happy to see me after 3 months and I felt the same for him too. 😀

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/20 at 4:47 am


How long would we have to wear masks, when the pandemic is over or will this be for permanent?  ???
'Common Sense' is the phrase being used over here now.

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Written By: Howard on 07/13/20 at 2:44 pm


'Common Sense' is the phrase being used over here now.


Be smart and be safe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 11:55 am

Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub, and scrub and rub,
Germs go down the drain.

Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub, and scrub and rub,
Dirt goes down the drain.

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Written By: Howard on 07/17/20 at 1:56 pm


Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub, and scrub and rub,
Germs go down the drain.

Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub, and scrub and rub,
Dirt goes down the drain.



At least 20 seconds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/20 at 1:10 pm

Today in London the Natural History Museum reopened, my main thought is are the dinosaurs wearing masks too?

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Written By: Howard on 08/05/20 at 2:40 pm


Today in London the Natural History Museum reopened, my main thought is are the dinosaurs wearing masks too?


I think they should.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 11:00 am


I think they should.
Other museums and galleries are open now, and patrons cannot just turn up, pre-booking has to be done first before arrive.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/20 at 2:21 pm


Other museums and galleries are open now, and patrons cannot just turn up, pre-booking has to be done first before arrive.


Just like other places, you need to make an appointment.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Slim95 on 08/21/20 at 2:24 pm

Not only Covid but other things too. The civil unrest and distrust towards the government will be a major theme of the 2020s. And this year isn't over yet so who knows what other crazy things will happen that will further explain the 2020s narrative. WW3? Another attack? An asteroid hitting the earth? A second wave more deadly than the first? More natural disasters? So many things can come into play, they are unfortunately negative but that is the direction it is going. The pandemic is only the start, but already a major event of this decade. And the crazy thing is we're only one year in and already getting a taste of what this decade is bringing us. And we're not even finished 2020 yet! The decade started right on time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/20 at 8:40 am


Be smart and be safe.
Chin Hammocks are all wrong!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Rainbowz on 08/31/20 at 10:54 am

The true 2020’s IMO will be post-pandemic. If I had to make my best guess, I’d say right now is around 30% 2020’s culture. So we’re definitely experiencing a cultural transition with masks, a pandemic, virtual learning, etc, but the true / core cultural 2020’s haven’t arrived yet. I definitely think people will look back on 2020 as a big transitional year into 2020’s culture. I predict 2022 will be the first full 2020’s cultural year.

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Written By: Slim95 on 08/31/20 at 11:53 am


The true 2020’s IMO will be post-pandemic. If I had to make my best guess, I’d say right now is around 30% 2020’s culture. So we’re definitely experiencing a cultural transition with masks, a pandemic, virtual learning, etc, but the true / core cultural 2020’s haven’t arrived yet. I definitely think people will look back on 2020 as a big transitional year into 2020’s culture. I predict 2022 will be the first full 2020’s cultural year.

The effects of the pandemic will last decades.... Post-pandemic includes the 2030s. It will take generations to pay off the debt. An economy doesn't just magically turn back on once a vaccine gets made.

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Written By: Howard on 08/31/20 at 2:10 pm


The effects of the pandemic will last decades.... Post-pandemic includes the 2030s. It will take generations to pay off the debt. An economy doesn't just magically turn back on once a vaccine gets made.


This pandemic really screwed the world up.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/20 at 9:17 am


This pandemic really screwed the world up.
Yes it has shifted everything!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 09/07/20 at 8:29 pm

It interrupted order in the universe. Before the pandemic, every year was perfectly aligned with the year that was 16 years before it. Now 2020 turned out to be nothing like 2004, except for probably the incumbent Republican president will be reelected. Even the Olympics were cancelled/postponed. Robert Pattison has been tested positive for COVID, so The Batman may not be released in 2021 which will ruin the parallel with 2005.

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Written By: LyricBoy on 09/07/20 at 10:35 pm


Now 2020 turned out to be nothing like 2004, except for probably the incumbent Republican president will be reelected.


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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 2:35 am

Now shifting into a second lockdown!

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: batfan2005 on 11/05/20 at 5:41 am


It interrupted order in the universe. Before the pandemic, every year was perfectly aligned with the year that was 16 years before it. Now 2020 turned out to be nothing like 2004, except for probably the incumbent Republican president will be reelected. Even the Olympics were cancelled/postponed. Robert Pattison has been tested positive for COVID, so The Batman may not be released in 2021 which will ruin the parallel with 2005.


Well now its looking like Trump might not get elected. At least that's one advantage of 2020 not being a feel good year like 2004 was, the exact opposite. But we'll see. Meanwhile the Batman officially has been delayed to 2022, and with the virus showing no signs of going away anytime soon, movies will be heavily impacted in our pop culture, at least with theatrical releases. That said, I don't see 2021 being much different as it's less than 2 months away.

Subject: Re: Is COVID-19 the narrative that shifts us into the 2020’s state of mind?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/20 at 1:55 am

Can too much shifting cause a depression?

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