Posted On: Monday - May 9th 2022 6:13PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  TV, aka Gov't Media  Websites  Kung Flu Stupidity
None of these is long enough for its own post, so here are 3 items that may be of interest.
Mr. E.H. Hail has a new post on his Hail to You blog. He has reviewed a book on the Kung Flu PanicFest (he dubs it the "Corona-Panic") from a Canadian perspective.* The post is Book review: “Covid-19: The Politics of a Pandemic Moral Panic” (2021): insights into the Corona-Panic in Canada and an intellectual framework for the Panic.
As usual, Mr. Hail is comprehensive with his review, in this case of a short (134 page) anti-Panic book from late 2020 by Canadian authors Barry Cooper and Marco Navarro-Genie. Check it out. Hell, this may not be over yet, so we'd better keep learning about WTH really happened with this.
Next, I did want to issue a follow-up correction (in some sense) of the recent Peak Stupidity post Whole Fools. It's not that the post was factually wrong, as it was just based on an anecdote to begin with, regarding the strange (IMO, of course) behavior of the Millennial generation of many snowflakes.
I had to go back to Whole Foods' amazon returns area**. By mistake, we had returned only one part of the order. Luckily, I still had my big 2D barcode print out, so I brought that and the item to the counter late, 1/2 hour from closing time. Nobody was right there. "Hey, do you know who's running this deal?", I asked the cute girl at the nearest check-out counter, where she was cleaning up. She came over, as she was multitasking, obviously.
What a breath of fresh air, compared to a few days back! This early 20 y/o white girl had a beautiful smile, no face mask (or how would I know?), and a great attitude. She was fine with speculating with me how amazon would handle first the partial return and then the rest of it. So, Whole Foods is not wholly (wo)manned by fools. We'll be back! (Well, we're likely to get more Cheap China-made Crap that has to go back to the amazon motherland.)
Lastly, we may as well keep our readers up with the 47 year-old Rockford Files. In the particular episode from Season 2 that I just watched, The No-Cut Contract, the message on the answering machine before the theme song was all in Spanish. It was starting even in 1975! Next, I am not positive, but I think this episode is the first one in which Jim Rockford made his patented J-turns. You put the Firebird in reverse and then back up in a 180 degree turn, ready to peel out in the other direction.
Oh, the episode had Rob Reiner as a guest star, a guy whom I detested as the lefty Meathead and detested even more as the lefty/woke real guy. Well, he played a detestable guy in this show too. The scene with him as a minor league football quarterback and Jim's lawyer Beth Davenport (Gretchen Corbett) was pretty good - she was almost too detesting(?) of him for words. Angel (Stuart Margolan) played a bigger part in this one, but Rocky (Jim's Dad) wasn't in it at all.
Just wondering: I know that things this was a much more trusting country a half century ago. You didn't continually lock things up. Still, wouldn't you quit opening your trailer door for anyone and everyone who knocked, sight unseen, after being punched out, kidnapped, or having the place ransacked on a near-weekly basis? I would, but that's just me.
That there's a Day in the Life of a Peak Stupidity blogger - reading anti-Kung Flu Panic blogs, returning China-made goods, and watching The Rockford Files. Whaddya' want, Breaking Cat News?
* They did, after all, have the last piece of real action, but this book was finished long before the trucker rally.
** It's just the customer service counter, though I guess it has more going on to handle the amazon stuff.