Last time you mailed a letter?
Capital vs. lower-case?
Memorable red-letter day?
Ever send or receive a Dear John letter?
Where's Waldo: Social Distancing version
@adambedders: Our 5 year old seems to have deemed himself the local virus warden.
Over the fence to our neighbour:
‘JEAN YOU NEED TO GO INSIDE’
‘Okay I will in a minute’
‘YOU’RE OLD AND THERE’S A VIRUS’
‘I’m not that old thank you’
‘HOW OLD ARE YOU JEAN?’
‘THAT IS NEARLY 70 JEAN.’
Check out this device that UofA's Bryce Dixon is using to return basketballs. Have I been living under a rock? This is awesome. If I had one of these growing up, I could have been much more efficient in throwing up bricks in my backyard.
DBD Zoom call tonight at 8:05pm Pacific. Let me know if you don't have the link yet.
REMINDER: DBD Zoom tonight in about 2.5 hours (8:05pm Pacific)
Cugel, you can call in on your phone if you don't want the video on.
Slims is closing https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/slims-to-close-after-more-than-three-decades-at-heart-of-sfs-music-scene
While nightclubs throughout the Bay Area are looking forward to the day they can reopen to raucous crowds, San Francisco’s reigning star said the city’s longest-running rock club will remain shuttered.
“Slim’s had its day,” said owner Boz Scaggs. “Maybe we could have changed things and kept it going, but that’s not our business and never has been. Slim’s did what it was here to do.”
Slim’s staff was informed on Wednesday, March 18, that the 11th Street nightclub will close permanently after more than 30 years. The decision had been made late last year, long before the coronavirus pandemic forced its immediate shutdown, Scaggs told The Chronicle in an exclusive interview.
Scaggs and his partners in Big Billy Inc. will continue to operate the Tenderloin jewel box, Great American Music Hall, where Slim’s staff will move once the city- and statewide shelter-in-place orders are lifted. But Slim’s is done.
“It was a long-term decision based on things that had nothing to do with the current situation,” he said.
For an entire generation, the 600-person-capacity Slim’s played a crucial role in San Francisco nightlife. It was the home base for many Bay Area bands and the first stop in town for touring acts on their way up. Among the acts who made their debuts at the club are superstars Sheryl Crow, Beck, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars and No Doubt (as openers for Berkeley’s own Dance Hall Crashers). Slim’s has also hosted big-name acts like Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie and the Foo Fighters playing for intimate audiences.
“There is not another Slim’s in the U.S.,” Scaggs said. “Not New York, not Los Angeles, not Chicago.”
in the midst of a WebEx faculty meeting with around 80 participants. It is a SHITSHOW. A few folks don't have their mics muted and the echo is unbearable.
Check is in the mail...
update from Bangkok - all gyms are closed along with bars and other entertainment venues. no orders to shelter in place or social distance, but everyone is still heavy with masks. I stayed in for most of yesterday and today - only going out to eat dinner yesterday - no one in the restaurant except one other couple seated quite far.
Corona Virus Update
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