I tried to get a “Wednesday Motivational” out of TWBS through a séance with my santero neighbors. Turns out the oracle (turtle) only knew Spanish. And, I was too high to translate. Sorry, I’m an atheist; had to take the edge off my snark to make it out alive.
Still, it’s Wednesday,
The banner is NOT a selfie—oh, hi! I'm Don McClure. You might remember me from group posts such as "It's Called 'Fútbol', You Bastards" and "Don't Say 'N*gg*r', Cr*ck*r!”. Today all I’m doing is the intro and random pics, because Dunstan, Col. Duke LaCrosse, and LemonJello bring you this dispatch
HOST: Welcome everyone, to an other edition of "Quarantining Today." I'm your host, [name redacted], and we're checking in with some of our favorite DFO contributors to see how they're coping with the societal changes that the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought into their lives. With me today are Senor
It's becoming more and more difficult. Medically speaking, this virus isn't the worst thing to ever affect the planet. Or the human race for that matter. Granted, it's been mismanaged from the top down. Which made it worse than it had to be. And to cover their asses, the top
Author's Note: The following is partially based upon an email my elderly mother received from one of her elderly friends. I have altered the language in places to make it more relatable, or at least try, to our little group of DFO idiots. I have also added some of my
Someone close to me died recently. Sadly, it was his choice. And as best I can tell he made that choice because he didn't like himself. Or thought other people didn't like him. Either way, that sucks.
He couldn't help it. Intellectually I understand that. Emotionally, I'm still pretty broken up.
We're living in odd times right now. This virus isn't going to be the end of mankind. I promise. But it has changed just about everyone's way of life. At least for the time being.
Restrictions on social interactions. Restrictions on travel. Nearly every sporting event cancelled or postponed.
And school closings.
I read a very good book yesterday. Advanced copy. I love knowing people who can steal things for me.
I'm only just joking about the stealing. She works in the publishing industry, it was legal.
But the book has only just been released.
Its author is Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt.
Yes, her father is Arnold.
There's a reason why we went backwards chronologically.
At the end of this one, hopefully you'll understand.
This story is a bit convoluted in several ways. And it might have been the biggest mistake of my life. I'm going to try to tell it accurately, but it's been a while. Please bear
Hola. I dunno if you’re been keeping up with how we Puerto Ricans took to the streets, massively and with purpose, to force the resignation of our fucking thief and coward of a governor. Lemme just add right now that, uf… It’s been an eventful offseason—WHICH IS OVER!1!1
The Hall of
All of us have differences of opinions at times. We get into arguments with one another. We get angry. We say things sometimes that later we wish we hadn't said. Or maybe things that actually needed to be said but weren't well-received and we've upset someone else.
That's just how life
I started this story last week. And I tried to be very careful in what I said and how I said it. I will admit that in the moment, nearly three years ago, I did not handle it particularly well.
In fact, I handled it very not well. Being betrayed will do