COVID testing and free chicken

Posted On: Thursday - May 7th 2020 7:12PM MST
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Peak Stupidity mentioned in Government School Welfare Still Operating that whether learning/indoctrination goes on or not, the free school meals don't end. As I drove by a high school in a bad side of town*, the other day, closed along with the rest of them, I saw about 8 cop cars and lines of other cars up toward the front.

Can that be all for the picking up of a week's worth of school meals? I wondered this, but it was a Wednesday or Thursday, not the start of the week. Later that day, I learned that this line was for COVID-19 quick-testing. Interesting.

Why the big lines and the cop cars, though? Oh, yeah, cop cars were there because whatever the hell is going on, this is the bad side of town, after all. The line was due to the fact that these COVID-one-niner test-takers would be supplied a free meal for their effort in showing up. I expect fried chicken was involved, but Peak Stupidity has not yet confirmed that with our sources. As a friend noted, just in general, most parents will not attend public school events unless some kind of free food is involved.

This Chicken for COVID deal was not just for parents. The idea was to get a large sample of residents of the county. Is is a random sample? I'm no statistician, but I'd say it could be a random sample of fried-chicken lovers. Perhaps, blood cholesterol data should be obtained at the same time, as I'm guessing that the Kung Flu will not end up being as big a cause of the death of these people as clogged arteries.

Clogged arteries don't bleed though, and remember, "if it bleeds, it leads".

Well, that was my quick anecdote that I'd forgot at the time of yesterday's post. Hopefully tomorrow Peak Stupidity can get back to it's more active routine, including our Morning Constitutional.

* Maybe not the baddest, but that's arguable ... usually by dudes with custom Continentals, El Dorados too, and razors in their shoes.

Saturday - May 9th 2020 8:02AM MST
PS: Robert, wiki says Jim Croce wrote it. (or is that a joke that I didn't get - quite likely!) Yeah, I kind of like that buy-American era. Leroy Brown's custom Continental was probably stolen, explaining everything .... haha.

Into the 1980's any Mexicans in America (not so many outside southern Cal and the SW) seemed to drive old model American cars. After Americans had gone to Toyota pick-ups and that, these guys were still driving old Malibus and Mustang II's (boredom-ZERO). It may have kept up the used-car market.

That does sound like some good food, horse-meat notwithstanding. Thanks for the comment, Robert.
Friday - May 8th 2020 7:52PM MST
PS: I always that that was a Sinatra song, and that Croce did the cover version. Both versions were quite popular on the South Side of Chicago.

But Blacks drove Cadillacs and Whites drove Lincolns. I think this was universal there, but that was a long time ago.

P.S. A short distance from where I grew up, there was an intersection with:
a fried chicken stand (white half or dark?)
a BBQ place (Hickory-smoked Pork Ribs)
a cheap burger joint (reputed to use horse meat)
That corner smelled wonderful on a summer night.
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