Plague Diary, Days 22 – 24

During my daily excursions I’ve noticed certain archetypes of people who are as bad at social distancing as I am at daily blog updates. I’ve started stepping off the sidewalk to create the space I know they won’t. Here’s my list so you can do the same: People on their phones. Nerds who obviously haven’tContinue reading “Plague Diary, Days 22 – 24”

Plague Diary, Days 20 and 21

The first night of Wrestlemania has to be considered a huge success. WWE put on an entertaining show in what amounts to a gymnasium while the nation’s faced with a pandemic. Great work by all involved. The easy highlight of the night was the Boneyard Match. Watching the Undertaker duke it out with A.J. StylesContinue reading “Plague Diary, Days 20 and 21”

Plague Diary, Day 19

Wrestlemania weekend’s finally here! Wooo! WWE’s pending Showcase of the Immortals will be a two-night, ten-hour pretaped show hosted by Rob Gronkowski featuring crowdless matches in their Florida training facility and cinematic gimmick matches recorded in other, stranger settings. John Cena, for instance, will face the Fiend in the Firefly Funhouse while AJ Styles andContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 19”

Plague Diary, Day 18

Despite warnings from nearly every smarty pants, meme celebrity, and decent politician in the land, there are still those out there who insist on gathering in large groups. Policing these dumbasses means expending resources that could be better used elsewhere. As one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time, I have a solution: let’sContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 18”

Plague Diary, Day 17

A legit brouhaha broke out across the internet recently when the Internet Archive announced it was making access to 1.4 million ebooks for free. These are digitized works donated to the nonprofit by libraries and digital institutions. This resource will be available until June 30 or the end of current situation, whichever comes last. SoundsContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 17”

Plague Diary, Day 16

The local sports talk radio guys were talking about potential plans to reopen the major professional sports leagues in neutral site locations where the players are essentially quarantined from the rest of the world. This made me think two things: Wrestling is already doing this. Wrestling has proven it’s hard to do this without beingContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 16”

Plague Diary, Day 15 (For real this time, turns out I can’t count)

In this time of crisis, is it better to support a wide variety of restaurants or consolidate your business with a select few? Normally I’m the guy who wants to go everywhere and eat and drink everything. I’ve got my favorites like anyone else, but if someone opens up an Asian fusion restaurant in anContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 15 (For real this time, turns out I can’t count)”

Plague Diary, Day 15

Even without access to my beloved gym, I’ve lost five pounds since the start of March. Maybe it’s all the reasonably healthy home cooked meals. Maybe Tom Brady really was onto something with his resistance band workouts. Likely it’s the long daily walks and the serious booze reduction. I’ve been content with just a singleContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 15”

Plague Diary, Day 13

Of course the guy holding up the stimulus bill was a Republican from Kentucky. Of fucking course it was. I am so tired of all the people on TV and the internet saying we need to put aside our differences and come together in the face of this crisis. One side has consistently made thatContinue reading “Plague Diary, Day 13”