Baron Creek

Fascinating Friday.

  
By:  Baron Creek  •  Nonsense and Ramblings  •  one month ago  •  5 comments

Fascinating Friday.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. H. L. Mencken

I’ve made no secret about my improved vision and have been reading anything and everything of late. The migration from specs to no specs, requires tilting the head differently, positioning the material differently, looking straight at something, etc. Basically, I am retraining myself. 

Recently, as I was reading some material, I came across lines I could not decipher despite all the above. Apparently, high-priced lenses do not improve foreign language skills. Darn!! Admitting that is bad enough, so I won’t tell you how many ways I shifted the material before realizing what I was trying to do.

BUT, much of what I do read in English, is becoming more and more difficult to understand. I am not referring to chips/fries; chips/crisps; labor/labour, etc.

I’ve read where a certain vodka maker has warned about using its products to make homemade sanitizers, due to shortage of the manufactured variety. Apparently 40% alcohol is deemed insufficient, when 60% is required. Frankly, I would think proper application of vodka in moderate amounts would alleviate some of the dangerous side effects of Covid-19, which is rampant fear. BTW, Bacardi 151 takes care of both uses. Yes, I did waste time surfing the net for that result.

Also, I read that bottled water shortages are cropping up. I had no idea our nation’s tap water was more dangerous than Covid-19. It is apparently so dangerous we can no longer touch it... judging by the afore-mentioned sanitizer shortage. I realize this will show my age, but back in the “day”, we used bars of soap and tap water to wash ourselves. How barbaric!! OK Boomer!

I am starting to read about “liquidity” concerns, of which I have previously hinted my concern. There are many zombie companies facing a potential credit crunch. Although I have mentioned this previously and wondered aloud the impact... to read of the potential is disconcerting. That no one knows is what is scaring this market, imo. And yes, I have read “no one knows”.

Read where some colleges are foregoing attendance at upcoming tournaments. March Madness is reaching new heights. Don’t worry, it shouldn’t impact those all so important pools. 

Finally... Baseball season is just around the corner. Not sure how attendance would be impacted but judging from the past few seasons... self-isolating at the park has become standard.

Speaking of self-isolating... guess what next Friday is.

Was Mencken right?

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Baron Creek
1  author  Baron Creek    one month ago

As of right now, I am thinking Mencken was right.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Baron Creek @1    one month ago

never heard of him.

liked a few of his quotes though

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Baron Creek @1    one month ago

You go back to when tap water was okay to drink - I go back to when drinking out of a garden hose was okay.

As you said - coming soon to a neighbourhood near you - Friday the 13th, and Beware the Ides of March.

 
 
 
Freefaller
2  Freefaller    one month ago
Not sure how attendance would be impacted but judging from the past few seasons... self-isolating at the park has become standard.

I have read the Italians have banned the publics attendance at soccer matches due to COVID-19, wow.  Can't see that happening in the US though what with the whole liberty, freedom, blah, blah things.

Congrats on the improved vision, different surgery but my Lasik brought me from 20/400 vision to 20/20 and was the best money I've ever spent.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3  igknorantzrulz    one month ago

i don't like to see alcohol abuse likethis though