Posted On: Thursday - December 10th 2020 8:23PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Humor  Kung Flu Stupidity
I've related plenty of my own anecdotes regarding the stupidity of the PanicFest that this country has been undergoing for 9 months running. I welcome all other anecdotes from the Peak Stupidity reader/commenters. I came upon a good post by the very reasonable blogger Audacious Epigone. This is one of his financial posts, which are only occasionally posted, but are ones I usually agree with him completely on.
The Audacious Epigone post in question is Cashless isn't King (Yet). This one is right up in Peak Stupidity's wheelhouse. As we have noted before (see ) forcing people to go cashless is another way for the Globalists/Commies and what-have-you to clamp down hard on freedom. Mr. Epigone (not his real name, I don't think) ended his post with a reference to the PanicFest being used as an excuse for a clampdown on cash:
Early in the coronavirus catastrophe, the idea of extracting cash from the system was floated–it’s a disease vector, the dirtiest thing in society, you know!–and there were severe coin shortages all over the country, but the powers that be didn’t go through with it. Not yet, anyway. They’ll try again.I'd strongly agree were this part of any decent Gallup Poll.
Commenter Cloudbuster had a quick anecdote along these lines in this comment on the thread:
I have heard of businesses that refuse to accept cash because if coronadoom, but I have only encountered one so far — the landfill nearest me. I had to take a load there earlier this week and it was card only. Ironically, as one might expect, the landfill is the filthiest place imaginable right at the dump face. All kinds of trash is there, of course, any amount of it possibly contaminated with coronadoom!Peak Stupidity, am I right?
Usually they have large dumpsters lower down for people like me with just pickup loads, but Tuesday they didn’t. Don’t know if that’s coronadoom-related.
I hate having to drive all the way up to the public dump face because of the stink and because of the danger that I’ll drive over something that will puncture a tire.
I have run into a few restaurants this Kung Flu season, especially in airport terminals, that told me they wouldn't take cash, based on it being this dirty breeding ground for germs. That really only worked as an excuse to push for cashless payments when people believed the nonsense about "it stays on doorknobs for 8 weeks!" That's so May 2020, as Peak Stupidity related in Hand wringing and hand waving over hand washing.
Those were restaurants though, you know, with everyone and everything in there being clean as a Chinese chip fab operation. (Well, maybe.) Cloudbuster's anecdote is just hilarious because we are talking about a trash dump! I mean, it takes a lot of damn gall to tell your customers that they can't go near your trash dump full of all kinds of mean and nasty germs and stuff and dump their nasty trash full of all kinds of mean and nasty germs and stuff in there, if they try to pay with slightly-soiled paper money and coins. Do I sound like Arlo Guthrie singing about the Alice's Restaurant Masacree?
Well you can argue at the dump all you want, Cloudbuster, but here's all they'll have to say:
We really need more Steve Miller up here on Peak Stupidity. This one is not his own, but a song by rhythm & blues band The Clovers from 1954. It was later played by another famous San Francisco bay band (in addition to the Steve Miller band), Huey Lewis and the News. The Steve Miller band did play a few blues songs, such as Mercury Blues*, but I don't think Steve Miller's voice was right for the blues. The band had a completely different sound with their synthesizer instrumentals and such, as on Fly Like and Eagle and Book of Dreams.
* That was the one I was trying to find a certain obscure rockabilly version of, for this post.